- Frederick Astons "Cinderella" premieres in London
- Pope Pius XII encyclical Orientals omnes, about Rutheense church
- Donald A. Ritchie, American Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, born in NYC, New York
- Georges Aperghis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
- Richard Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in St. Charles, Illinois
- Ronald Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly), born in Washington, D.C.
- Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39