- Britain reports development of the world's first nuclear-powered heating system
- Butch Davis, American football coach
- Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Santa Monica, California
- Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
- Nasty Canasta, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Drip-Along Daffy"
- Stephen Root, American actor