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 (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2001)
- Karl-Rudi Griesbach, German composer, born in Breckerfeld, Germany (d. 2000)
- João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)