Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Woodrow Wilson campaigns on the slogan "he kept out of the war"
- Representatives of eight Allied nations hold an economic conference in Paris at which they discuss ways to cripple their enemies economic power during and after the war
- Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska
- Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
- Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
- João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)