- Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings for "The Yearling"
- Frank Beard, American golfer (11 PGA Tour titles; US Open 1965, 75 3rd), born in Dallas, Texas
- Judy Collins, American Grammy Award-winning eclectic singer (Send in the Clowns; Both Sides Now), writer, and activist, born in Seattle, Washington
Born in 1939
- Ray Aranha, American actor (Nick-Married People), born in Miami, Florida
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No