- Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard "Lulu" Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.
- Gabby Hartnett selected NL MVP
- Chi Chi Rodriguez, Puerto Rican golfer (Senior Tournament Players C'ship 1986, PGA Senior C'ship 1987), born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
- Jimmy Dale, Canadian orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England
- Zbigniew Rudzinski, Polish composer (Mannequins), born in Czechowice, Poland
- Abe Landau, American gangster, murdered
- Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], American gangster, murdered at 33
- Otto "Aba Daba" Berman, American gangster, murdered