Civil engineer Gustave Eiffel born in Dijon, France.
American Indian leader Sitting Bull killed at Grand River, South Dakota, while in an Army jail. The soldiers maintained he was trying to escape.
Record producer John Hammond born in New York City.
Hammond was instrumental in starting the careers of such artists as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Big Joe Turner, Pete Seeger, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Leonard Cohen and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Jazz pianist Stan Kenton born in Wichita, Kansas.
American poet Muriel Rukeyser born in New York City.
Gone with the Wind premieres at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
En route to Paris, band leader Glenn Miller vanishes over the English Channel.