- Allen Appel, American novelist, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Barry John, Welsh rugby player, born in Cefneithin, United Kingdom
- Barry Lopez, American author (Of Wolves & Men), born in Port Chester, New York
- Pepé Le Pew, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Odor-able Kitty"
Future 41st US President George H. W. Bush (20) weds Barbara Pierce (19) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York
- Future US President George H. W. Bush marries Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye NY
- Edith Frank, mother of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, dies from starvation at the age of 44
- Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (b. 1863)