The Pied Piper of Hamelin leads 130 German children astray.
Writer Pearl S. Buck (The Good Earth) born in Hillsboro, West Virginia.
Blues man Big Bill Broonzy born in Lake Dick, Arkansas.
Actor, Peter Lorre born in Rózsahegy, Hungary.
During the Hayes Commission days of searching for 'reds' in Hollywood, Lorre was questioned by investigators.
They asked him to name anyone suspicious he had met since coming to the United States.
Lorre listed everyone he knew.
In Le Mans, France,French Grand Prix holds its first motor racing event.
Colonel Tom Parker, manager of Elvis Presley, born in Breda, Netherlands.
Charlie Chaplin's comedy The Gold Rush premiers.
French secret agent during WWII, Violette Szabo born in Paris.
Graphic designer, Milton Glaser born in New York.
The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.
Shirley Jackson's short story The Lottery is published in The New Yorker magazine.
Singer Chris Isaak born in Stockton, California.
English poet and author Malcolm Lowry (Under the Volcano) dies by misadventure" in Ripe, England.
Cyclist Greg LeMond born in Lakewood, California.
He became the first non-European win the Tour de France, and he remains the only winner from the United States.
John F. Kennedy makes his 'Ich bin ein Berliner' speech to one and a quarter million Germans at the Brandenburg Gate.
The Beatles album A Hard Day's Night released.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Messidor 8 Échalote