- Charley Lupica begins stay on 4 foot square platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, & stays 117 days)
PGA Championship Men's Golf, Hermitage CC: Sam Snead beats fellow American Johnny Palmer, 3 & 2; first time reigning Masters champion wins PGA Championship in the same calendar year.
- Nancy Shade, American soprano
- Steven Kampmann, actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Tom Berenger, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois