- American golfer Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins the Peach Blossom LPGA Tournament in Spartanburg, South Carolina, her final victory before her death the following year.
- Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller tosses his record 12th 1-hitter
Showgirl Linda Lawson is crowned "Miss-Cue" in the Atomic Pageant, after the Operation Cue test is repeatedly delayed by high winds
- Julien Wiener, Australian cricket opening batsman (6 Tests 1979-80), born in Melbourne, Australia
- Nick Feldman, English musician