- NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York by General Electric relay antennas.
- Soviet Union begins new offensive against Finland
- Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
- Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74, 76, 78, 81, 89), born in Angers, Quebec (d. 2017)
- Philip Francis Nowlan, American sci-fi writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)