Lou Gehrig sets a MLB record playing his 2,130th consecutive and final game for the New York Yankees.
- New York World's Fair opens
- Tropicana ballet of Havana, Cuba, forms
- Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, American composer (1st woman composer to win Pulitzer Prize - 1982), born in Miami, Florida
- Pieter van Vollenhoven, husband of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, born in Schiedam, Netherlands