"Anastasia" comeback film for Ingrid Bergman is released in the US, role wins Bergman Academy Award for Best Actress.
Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.
- Dale Berra, American baseball infeilder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
- Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer, born in Kfarshima, Lebanon
- Phil Hubbard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio