- "Monty" appointed commander of British 8th Army at Alamein
- 6 convicted Nazi saboteurs who landed in US executed in Washington, D.C.
- British Flower class corvette HMS Dianthus sinks U-379
- Soviet anti-offensive of Voronezh under Marshal Timosjenko
- Henery Hawk [misspelled as Henry], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "The Squawkin' Hawk"
- Jay David, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)