- 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
- Australia beat South Africa in cricket by an innings in 5 hrs 53 min playing time
- George Burns & Gracie Allen debut as regulars on the "Guy Lombardo Show"
- John Van Druten's "There's Always Juliet" premieres in NYC
US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
- Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
- Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), dies at 66