1946- Alex Raymond's comic strip 'Rip Kirby" premiered.
1994- 375 pound comedian John Candy died of heart failure in his sleep. He was 43.
2000- The Japanese launch of Sony Playstation 2. The most anticipated videogame launch in history. 600,000 units were sold. One store in Tokyo’s Ginza had 4,000 people lined up at their door.