President of the Second Republic and Emperor of France, Napoleon III, born in Paris.
French painter and illustrator Odilon Redon born in Bordeaux, France
The world's first detective story, The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, was published in America.
German dictator Adolph Hitler born in Braunau am Inn, Austria.
Spanish painter Joan Miró born in Barcelona, Spain.
Silent film comedian Harold Lloyd born in Burchard, Nebraska.
The Chicago Cubs play their first game at what will become Wrigley Field defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.
Jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, and bandleader Lionel Hampton born in Louisville, Kentucky.
VII Summer Olympics open in Antwerp, Belgium.
Model and actress Edie Sedgwick (Warhol Superstar) born in Santa Barbara, California.