- Dreyfuss family, owners of Pittsburgh Pirates since 1900, sells club to Frank McKinney & John Galbreath for $25 million
- First flight of the Convair B-36.
- India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
- James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist
- Robin Tallon, American politician (Rep-D-SC, 1983-93), born in Hemingway, South Carolina
Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No