- Real World: May 15. Israel comes under attack by Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
- Real World: June 24. The Berlin Blockade begins as the Soviets attempt to cut off Allied supplies to West Berlin.
- Real World: July 26. Executive Order 9981, which ends segregation in the U.S. armed forces, is signed by Harry Truman.
- Real World: November 12. War crimes tribunals in Tokyo sentence seven Japanese officials to death for their part in World War II.
- Real World: December 10. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is adopted by the United Nations.
- Real World: December 28. Prime Minister Mahmud Fahmi Nokrashi of Egypt is assassinated by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
- Real World: Miranda, the innermost moon of Uranus, is discovered.
New Fictional Works
Llana of Gathol by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Black Arrow, The Creeper, The Feathered Serpent, Hamlet, Jungle Jim, Macbeth, Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid, Superman (serial), The Three Musketeers, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
Notable Comic Books
Two-Gun Kid #1.
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