French vaudeville star, Le Pétomane The Fartist(Joseph Pujol), born.
His hugely popular act consisted mainly of playing music and doing sound effects using flatulence.
He was a huge hit at the Moulin Rouge.
Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du mal is published.
English Poet Laureate, John Masefield born at Ledbury, England.
Actor, Frank Morgan (The Wizard in the Wizard of OZ) born in New York.
Baseball great Lou Gehrig plays the first of 2,130 consecutive baseball games.
Actress Marilyn Monroe (Norma Gene Baker) born in Los Angeles.
Actor Andy Griffith (The Andy Griffith Show) born in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Illustrator and cartoonist, Gerald Scarfe born in London.
Superman appears in the first issue of Action Comics.
Assault wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the seventh horse to win the Triple Crown.
The Beatles release Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Prairial 13 Pois