Labour Party under Clement Attlee wins British parliamentary elections (results not declared until 26 July)
- World War II: Liberation of the Philippines declared.
- Dick Scoppettone, rocker
- Humberto Benítez Treviño, Mexican Politician and Attorney General of México.
- Jeffrey Kramer, American actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), born in NYC, New York
- John Curtin, Victoria, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1941-45), dies of heart disease at 60