- Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri, popularizes the term and draws attention to the division of Europe
- Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
- Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
- Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 2007)
- Rocky Bleier, Wisc, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)