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- Enzo Ferrari retires from active racing and later goes on to form the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team and the Ferrari car manufacterer.
- Tim Wakefield made his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He got the win in a complete game effort against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing only 2 unearned runs on 6 hits and 5 walks, while striking out 10.
- Evonne Goolagong, Australian tennis player.
- Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson after a long battle with cancer.