- Babe Ruth plays his last major league appearance and hits his last home run in Pittsburgh
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
- Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
- Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (b. 1868)