Author Alexis de Tocqueville (Democracy in America) born in Verneuil-sur-Seine, France.
Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
Russian monk Grigori Rasputin born in Siberia.
Actress Maria Ouspenskaya born in Tula, Russia.
She played a gypsy woman who offered this bit of doggerel to Larry Talbot in the movie The Wolfman (1941):
Even a man who is pure in heart
and says his prayers by night
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
and the Autumn moon is bright.
Newspaper columnist Don Marquis born in Walnut, Illinois.
He created Archy, the cockroach, and Mehitabel, the alley cat in books of humorous poetry.
Actress Theda Bara (Cleopatra) born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Writer Booth Tarkington (The Magnificent Ambersons) born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Actor William Powell (The Thin Man) born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Actress Clara Bow (known as the It girl) born in Brooklyn, New York.
Poet Stanley Kunitz born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Stand-up comic "Professor" Irwin Corey born in Brooklyn, New York.
Known as "The World's Foremost Authority", Corey was asked by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon to accept the National Book Award for his novel Gravity's Rainbow, on his behalf.
XIV Summer Olympics opens in London.
Bob Dylan crashes his Triumph motorcycle near Woodstock, New York.
In New York City, the first of a series of attacks by the serial killer known as 'Son of Sam' take place in New York City.
Iran adopts a new flag after the Islamic Revolution.
The wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.
The dwarf planet Eris is diacovered.