- Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
- Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes
- Philadelphia "Phillies" change nickname (temporarily) to "Phils"
- Carole King, American singer-songwriter (Tapestry), born in Brooklyn, New York
- Charlie Morrow, composer
- Milos Stedron, composer
- Peder Lunde Jr, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1960), born in Oslo, Norway
- Lauri Kristian Relander, 2nd President of Finland (1925-31), dies at 58