- 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill wins aboard 25/1 shot Master Robert; last GN from a general riding start, now-familiar 'tape' introduced the following year.
- WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
- Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1962)
- Frederick "Freddie" Bartholomew, British child actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous), born in London, England (d. 1992)
- Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
- Peter Baer, German-British artist and printmaker, born in Berlin (d. 1996)