- Baseball player representatives Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire labor leader John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiations with team owners
- Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
- Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
- Ivan Stang, American writer and filmmaker (Church of the SubGenius), born in Washington, D.C.
Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No
- #1 Song: I Believe - Frankie Laine