Famous meeting between Danish physicist Niels Bohr and German head of nuclear energy project Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear weapons (date approximate)
- The New Zealand Labour Party abolishes the death penalty (It is reintroduced by the National government in 1950 before being finally removed from the statute book in 1961)
- World War II: A decree issued by the Soviet State Committee of Defense, restoring Vsevobuch "Universal compulsory military training of the citizens of the USSR" in the face of the "Great Patriotic War"
- Bob Matsui, American politician (Rep-D-California, 1979-2005), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2005)
- William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)