- Alexandra Palace burnt down for a second time.
- Willie Jones hospitalized for heat stroke with record 46.5°C temp
- Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
- Alejandro Millán, Mexican singer and songwriter
Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas
- Thomas Ian Nicholas, actor (Radio Flyer, Rookie of the Year)