- Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
- World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
- World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
- Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
- Hans-Adam, Prince of Liechtenstein (1989-), born in Zürich, Switzerland
- K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
- Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan soccer goalkeeper (36 caps; Atlético Mineiro), born in Piriápolis, Uruguay (d. 2013)
- Vic Briggs, British guitarist (The Animals, 1966-68), and producer; later known as Antion Vikram Singh, he created Sikhi devotional and Hawaiian music, born in Twickenham, England (d. 2021)
- William Hill Boner, American politician (Rep-D-TN, 1979-88), born in Nashville, Tennessee
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No