10th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: American Herman Keiser wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of tour money-leader Ben Hogan; first Masters in 4 years because of World War II
- Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
- Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
- Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2019)
- Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
- Robert Metcalfe, American electrical engineer (invented Ethernet, 3Com), born in Brooklyn, New York