- Bertha Wilson is appointed as first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada
- Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
- Frances Perkins becomes Secretary of Labor, 1st female member of the US Cabinet
Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
- Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
- John W Mills, British sculptor