- 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
- Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian politician, President of Austria (2017-), born in Vienna
- Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
- Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
- Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
- Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)