- 1834 -- James Whistler (painter: Whistler's Mother)
- 1871 -- Marcel Proust (author: Remembrance of Things Past)
- 1915 -- Saul Bellow (author: Seize the Day, Humboldt's Gift, Herzog)
- 1947 -- Arlo Guthrie (folk singer)
- 1890 -- Wyoming becomes the 44th state in the United States of America
- 1943 -- Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily, begins
- 1962 -- Telstar, the world's first communications satellite is launched into orbit.