- Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, NZ v England at Christchurch
US President Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have "complete and unswerving loyalty to the United States"
- Franco Mussida, Italian progressive rock musician (Premiata Forneria Marconi), born in Milan, Italy
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 11 days
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