- Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon
- Claude Larose, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1965, 66, 68, 71, 73; Montreal Canadiens), born in Hearst, Ontario
- John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
- Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
- Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
- Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
- Charlie Christian, American jazz and swing guitarist (Benny Goodman Sextet), dies of tuberculosis at 25