- Receives an honorary degree at Occidental College in LA.
- US premiere of the First Piano Concerto, with pianist Ellen Ballon and the Dallas Symphony under Antal Dorati.
- Canadian premiere of the First Piano Concerto, with Ellen Ballon and the CSM (Société des concerts symphoniques de Montréal, the precursor of the Montreal SO) under Désiré Defauw.
- Concertizing in Europe: Paris in July, Rome and Lisbon and back to Paris in August. See this post at Tumbling Villa-Lobos.
- December 26: U.S. premiere of Madona, with the Boston Symphony under Eleazar de Carvalho.
- Death of composer Leevi Madetoja
- Birth of conductor John Neschling
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