- Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats off Slapton Sands, Devon.
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meets Polish-American priest Stanislaus Orlemanski in Moscow to discuss religion and the future of post-war Poland
- Alice Waters, American chef
- Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director (founding member of The Wooster Group), born in New Jersey
- Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
- Frank Knox, U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate (b. 1874)