Historian and writer Henry Adams (The Education of Henry Adams) born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Phototographer and ethnologist and film maker Edward Sheriff Curtis (In the Land of the Head Hunters) born in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Much of Curtis' work focused on the American West and on Native American peoples.
English illustrator Pamela Colman Smith born in London.
Created the illustrations for the Waite-Smith Tarot cards.
Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (dummy Charlie McCarthy) born in Decatur, Michigan.
British archaeologist Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
Film director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy) born in London, England.
Repeal of the 18th amendment, ending American prohibition.
Writer Richard Ford (The Sportswriter) born in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Beatles begin to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, at Rishikesh on the Ganges.