- 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
Bretton Woods Conference starts, dominated by Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes and leads to establishment of the IMF and the World Bank
- Graf (Count) Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to colonel
- US headquarter moves to Colombières Normandy
- Von Rundstedt against Keitel: "Sign peace, idiots!"
- Diron Talbot, American NFL defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1974, Washington Redskins), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
- Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), dies of cancer at 49