- Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
- American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.
- New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn field (Mexico)
- Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League
- Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
- Antonio Inoki, [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
- Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice
- Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)