- 1st US commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit begins daily broadcasting
- Allen Woodring wins Oympic 200 m dash wearing borrowed shoes
- American Professional Football Association forms, which would later become the National Football League (NFL)
- Israel publishes its first medical journal "Ha-Refuah"
Preliminary meeting is conducted in Akron, Ohio to form American Professional Football Association and elect officers, installing Jim Thorpe as president
- Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland