- Jury selection takes place in US John T. Scopes evolution trial
- Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
- USSR's official news agency TASS forms
- Dorothea Hochleitner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 2012)
Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003 and 2018-), born in Alor Setar, Malaysia