- Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan freedom fighter is executed by the British colonial government.
- Bruce Rauner, American politician, Governor of Illinois (2015-), born in Chicago, Illinois
- Marita Koch, German DR, 400m sprinter (Olympic gold 1980)
- Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
- Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36
- Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), dies at 79
Joseph G. Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49