BORN TODAY: in Hutchinson, Kansas – William Stafford, Oregon’s favorite poet.
~ in England – actor Howard Francis Marion-Crawford, better known as Dr Watson. Committed suicide in 1969, aged 55.
~ In Dusseldorf, Germany – Kurt Franz, one of the commanders of the Treblinka Concentration Camp.
Science, technology and transport: The 13th Annual Motor Show opens in Detroit, Michigan.