The first edition Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, Spain.
Poet Robert W. Service (The Cremation of Sam Magee) born in Preston, England.
Silent western film star Harry Carey (The Outcasts of Poker Flats) born in the Bronx, New York.
Queen Lilluokalani's Hawaiian regime is overthrown by pineapple tycoon Sanford Dole.
Actress and singer Ethel Merman (There's No Business Like Show Business) born in New York City.
Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Dizzy Dean (St. Louis Cardinals) born in Lucas, Arkansas.
18th Amendment - Prohibition, goes into effect.
Novelist William Kennedy (Ironweed) born in Albany, New York.
Author Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp) born in New York.
Crime matriarch Ma Barker meets her maker in a shoot-out with police in Ocklawaha, Florida.
Actress Carole Lombard dies in a plane crash outside of Las Vegas along with 21 others on board TWA Flight 3.
The Cavern Club, where the Beatles came to fame, opens in Liverpool.
Singer Sade (Helen Folasade Adu) born in Nigeria.
The musical Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway.
Based on Thorton Wilder's play The Matchmaker, it will run for 2,844 performances.