"Stormy Weather", directed by Andrew L. Stone, starring Bill Robinson, Lena Horne and Fats Waller singing "Ain't Misbehavin'" premieres in the US
- David Downing, American actor (Backstairs at the White House), born in NYC, New York
- Edward Herrmann, actor (Day of the Dolphin, Reds), born in Washington, D.C.
- Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
- Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)
- Charles William Paddock, 100m runner (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 42