- Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151 people
- Cecil Turtle, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Tortoise Beats Hare"
- Dick Top, Dutch actor and director (Witch of Haarlem)
- Mike Love, American vocalist (Beach Boys - "Fun, Fun, Fun"), born in Los Angeles, California
- Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter, dies at 77