- 1941 - Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd US President) issues Executive Order forbidding discrimination.
- 1941 - Finland declares war on Soviet Union.
- 1947 - 1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands.
- 1982 - Greece: Head-shaving of recruits in the military abolished.
- 1983 - India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup.
- 2009 - Michael Jackson dies of cardiac arrest (born August 29, 1958, age 50).
- 2014 - The US Supreme Court rules that without a court order, police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone.
- 2017 - Pakistan: A Lorry carrying fuel bursts into flames near Ahmedpur, killing 150 people.