- Burial of Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII on the 41st anniversary of the "Miracle of the Sun".
- Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
- Joseph Richard Sylvers, American R&B musician (The Sylvers)
- Maria Cantwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)