||Nationals Park plays host to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Captials of the NHL. The Blackhawks win 3-2 in front of a crowd of 42,832
||Fenway Park hosts its first NHL game as the Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime.
||Wrigley Field hosts the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings in front of 40,818 fans. The Red Wings prevail 6-4.
||Lee MacPhail becomes president of the American League succeeding the retiring Joe Cronin. MacPhail will hold this office until 1984.
||Chub Feeney takes over for Warren Giles as president of the National League. Feeney will reign over the National League for 16 years.
||The home of the Detroit Tigers is officially renamed Tiger Stadium replacing Briggs Stadium.
||Babe Ruth purchases the maximum amount of defense bonds allowed by for an individual, $50,000, in an effort to support U.S. mobilization efforts.