- British 8th Army lands in Southern Italy (Messina)
- General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily
- Dave Eichelberger, American golfer (US Senior Open 1999), born in Waco, Texas
- Michael D. Barnes, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Washington, D.C.
- Mick Farren, English sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
- Valerie Perrine, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), born in Galveston, Texas