Babe Ruth plays his last major league appearance and hits his last 3 home run in Pittsburgh, Boston Braves vs Pirates
Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Remembered as "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport".
- Cookie Gilchrist, American football player, born in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
- Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
- Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer, dies at 71