- A plane crash in the Diablo mountains kills 28 bracero farm workers being sent back to Mexico, inspiring Woodie Guthrie's song "Deportee"
David Diamond's 4th Symphony, dedicated to Natalie Koussevitzky, premieres with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein
- Bennie Thompson, American politician (Rep (D) Mississippi 1993-, Chair Jan 6 Committee), born in Bolton, Mississippi
Born in 1948
- Mamoru Mohri, Japanese scientist and astronaut (STS 47, born in Yoichi-machi Hokkaido
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes