1st flight over the North Pole claimed by Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd Bennett. Later discovery of Byrd's diary suggests they may have turned back 150 miles short of the pole due to an oil leak.
- Francis Kennedy, British diplomat
- Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)
- Robin Cooke, pres (NZ Court of Appeal)
- J. M. Dent, British publisher, dies at 77