- 88th Boston Marathon: Englishman Geoff Smith wins men's event in 2:10:34; Lorraine Moller of New Zealand women's champion in 2:29:28
- Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam
- Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"
- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author, born in Silver Spring, Maryland
- Claire Foy, English Actress (The Crown), born in Stockport, England
- Noah Fleiss, American actor, born in White Plains, New York