After an all-night movie and dinner session with his top advisers, Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.
American golfer Babe Zaharias wins a controversial Sarasota Women's Open by 7 strokes as playing partner Louise Suggs refuses to sign the scorecard after Zaharias given a beneficial ruling
- KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
- KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
- WFBG TV (later WTAJ) channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
- WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
- Bandula Warnapura, cricketer (1st Sri Lanka Test captain)