- Boston Braves slugger Sid Gordon ties MLB season grand slam record (4) with a bases loaded hit vs Phillies
- Harry Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)
- The first broadcast by Radio Free Europe.
- David Jensen, Canadian-British radio DJ, born in Victoria, British Columbia
- William C. Fownes Jr, American golfer and administrator (US Amateur C'ship 1910; President US Golf Ass'n 1926-27), dies at 72