Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 6 months and 19 days
- Gwendolyn Brooks is 1st African American awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry
- Mayor of Brussels reluctantly bans May Day parade
- New marriage laws enforced in People's Republic of China
- Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein for musical "South Pacific"
- WJIM (now WLNS) TV channel 6 in Lansing, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting