The massacre at the Aztec festival of Tóxcatl takes place during the Fall of Tenochtitlan.
Shakespeare's sonnets are first published in London.
French novelist Honoré de Balzac (La Comédie Humaine) born in Tours, France.
Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis received a US patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
Actor James Stewart (The Philadelphia Story) born in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
The Saturday Evening Post publishes its first cover with a Norman Rockwell painting (Boy with Baby Carriage).
Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York for his flight across the Atlantic.
Singer Joe Cocker born in Sheffield, England.
Cher born in El Centro, California.
Bill Haley and the Comets release 'Rock Around the Clock'.
The United States dropped hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean in Operation Redwing.