- LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Helen Hicks wins by 1 stroke ahead of Helen Dettweiler
The Three Stooges film "You Nazty Spy!" about the Nazis released with the disclaimer "Any resemblance between the characters in this picture and any persons, living or dead, is a miracle."
- Barend J du Plessis, South African minister of Finance (1984- )
- Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
- Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
- William E. Borah, American lawyer and politician (Republican U.S. Senator from Idaho), dies at 74