- 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, nearing end of illustrious career, signs a 1-year contract worth $35,000; represents a pay cut of $17,000 for "The Babe"
- While robbing the First National Bank in East Chicago, Indianapolis, Dillinger is shot several times by officer William O'Malley, but survives because he is wearing a bullet proof vest.
- Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
- Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger