- 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
J. B. M. Hertzog resigns as South African Prime Minister after losing a vote in parliament on neutrality in WWII
- New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand'
- Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver, born in Mendrisio, Switzerland (d. 2006)
- George Lazenby, Australian actor (OHMSS-James Bond), born in Goulburn, Australia
- John Stewart, American rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), born in San Diego, California
- Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), dies at 67