King George I of Great Britain born in Hanover, Germany.
Irish poet Thomas Moore born in Dublin, Ireland.
As executor for the literary estate of Lord Byron, More was responsible for the burning of Byron's diaries.
Civil War General P. G. T. Beauregard born in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
Swedish painter and author Carl Larsson (Midvinterblot) born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Athletic great Jim Thorpe born in Prague, Oklahoma.
The Sierra Club organized in San Francisco by John Muir.
Gare d'Orsay railway station is opened in Paris.
Writer Ian Fleming (creator of James Bond) born in London.
Blues singer T-Bone Walker born in Linden, Texas.
Writer Walker Percy (The Moviegoer) born in Birmingham, Alabama.
The world's first recorded quintuplets, the five Dionne sisters, (Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie, Yvonne) born in Callander, Ontario.
Volkswagen auto company was founded.
Musician John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) born in Berkley, California.
Comedian Phil Hartman is shot to death by his wife Brynne.
Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Last Supper is put back on display.