Battle of Jutland: British battle cruiser HMS Invincible explodes, only 6 crew members survive
- Battle of Jutland: Largest naval battle of World War I between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet which killed 8,645 in an inconclusive battle but strategic British victory. German fleet never puts to sea again in WWI.
- Bert Haanstra, Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
- John Vivyan, actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life)
- Judy Campbell [Judith Mary Gamble], British actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie), born in Grantham, England (d. 2004)
- Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland