Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx is voted Most Valuable Player of the American League for the third time
- Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
- Patrick Buchanan, American conservative political commentator and politician, born in Washington, D.C.
- Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark in Athens, Greece
- Ria Beckers, Dutch politician and leader of the progressive Christian party PPR, born in Driebergen, Netherlands (d. 2006)