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Herman Talmadge was re-elected governor of Georgia.
In the case of South v. Peters, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a complaint concerning Georgia's county unit system of deciding elections. The system would be challenged again the following decade.
The construction of Buford Dam, which would help create Lake Lanier, began.
Lawrenceville, Georgia born Ezzard Charles won the world heavyweight boxing championship, then defended the title later in the year.
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