- An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
Lewis "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam winner)), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1994)
- Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)
- Rita Rossi Colwell, oceanographer
- Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)
- E. A. Wallis Budge, English orientalist and museum curator (British Museum), dies at 77
- Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)