- F F Fletcher is first US admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
Henry Ford's peace ship, Oscar II, sails for Europe 'to get the boys out of the trenches by Christmas'
- Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County, Ga
- Panama-Pacific International Exposition closes in San Francisco
- Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
- Fred Freer, cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946)
- Gustav Hollaender, composer, dies at 60