Queen Juliana of The Netherlands turned 40. She stayed home in Soestdyk Palace with husband Bernhard and their four daughters, while military parades and civil celebrations were staged in every town, and church bells set up a clamor all across her little country.
William Randolph Hearst turned 86. He stayed quietly in his home in Beverly Hills, while all five of his sons gathered round for the occasion.
King George and Queen Elizabeth, on the evening of their 26th wedding anniversary, dined quietly and alone in the Chinese Room of Buckingham Palace....