The Dog Days (July 3 - August 11) begin.
Pickett's Charge occurs during the final and bloodiest day of fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Actor, singer, dancer, playwright, composer, librettist, director and producer and Yankee Doodle Dandy, George M. Cohan born in Providence, Rhode Island.
Writer Franz Kafka (Amerika) born in Prague.
Blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, Mississippi John Hurt born in Teoc, Mississippi.
Actor George Sanders (Simon Templar) born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Film Director Ken Russell (Altered States) born in Southampton, England.
Playwright Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia.
Founding member of the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones drowns in his swimming pool.
Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, dies in Paris at age 27 of heart failure.
He is buried in Pere LaChaise Cemetery in Paris.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Messidor 15 Chamois