- Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines
George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)
- Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"
- David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; World C'ship gold singles 1957-59), born in Akron, Ohio
- Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in Payette, Idaho (d. 2011)
- Kigeli V, last King of Rwanda (1959-61), born in Kamembe, Rwanda (d. 2016)
- Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1976)