Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes.
Igor Stravinsky's opera "The Rake's Progress", with libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, premieres at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy
- Richard D. Gill, British-Dutch mathematician, born in Redhill, Surrey
Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No