King George I of Great Britain born in Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg, Holy Roman Empire.
English dandy and inventor of the necktie George Bryan Beau Brummel born in London.
French painter Paul Gauguin born in Paris.
In New Orleans, William Bruce Mumford is hanged for tearing down the hoisted Union flag over a governmental building.
Mexico City is captured by French troops.
Poet Gwendolyn Brooks born in Topeka, Kansas.
Singer/actor, Dean Martin born in Steubenville, Ohio.
Mountaineer George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775 feet from Mount Everest's summit.
Gallant Fox wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the second horse to win the Triple Crown.
Novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist Harry Crews (A Feast of Snakes) born in Alma, Georgia.
The streamliner, City of Denver, arrives in Chicago with a dead trout inside its shattered headlight.
Multi-media artist Red Grooms born in Nashville, Tennessee.
Pop singer Tom Jones (Tom Woodward) born in Pontypridd, Wales.
Whirlaway wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the fifth horse to win the Triple Crown.
Poet Nikki Giovanni born in Knoxville, Tennesse.
One of the founders of modern computing, Alan Turing commits suicide by consuming an apple laced with cyanide.
He was a member of the team that cracked Germany's Enigma code in World War II.
Singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, Prince (Purple Rain) born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.