Charles II of England born at St James's Palace, London, England.
Charles II is restored as the king of Great Britain.
Rhode Island becomes the 13th state.
Wisconsin becomes the 30th state.
French-imposed Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz.
Writer G. K. Chesterton (Father Brown Stories) born in Kensington, London, England.
Historian Oswald Spengler (The Decline of the West) born in Blankenburg, Germany.
Journalist and pulp fiction author Max Brand (nee Frederick Schiller Faust) born in Seattle, Washington.
Film makerJosef von Sternberg (The Blue Angel) born in Vienna, Austria.
Comedian Bob Hope (My Favorite Brunette), born in London, England.
Author T. H. White (Once and Future King) born Bombay, India.
Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rites of Spring) is performed for the first time in Paris at the Ballet Russe.
The performance causes a riot by disgruntled audience members.
Thirty-fifth President of the US John F. Kennedy born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Visual artist, experimental filmmaker, record collector, bohemian, mystic, and Neo-Gnostic bishop Harry Everett Smith born in Portland, Oregon.
New Zealand beekeeper Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal reach the top of Mount Everest.
This was also Tenzing Norgay's 39th birthday.