Birthdays: Zebulon Pike, Stephen Decatur, Alven Ailey, James Stuart Blackton (the first American animator, born in Lincolnshire, England ), W.D. Snodgrass, Jack Norworth -composer of " Take Me out to the Ballgame' , Konrad Adenauer, Astrologist Jean Dixon, Umberto Ecco, Yves Tanguy, Walter Mondale, George Reeves, Roger Spottiswoode, Hiyao Miyazaki is 73, Robert Duval is 84, Dianne Keaton is 68, Spanish King Juan Carlos, Marilyn Manson is 45, January Jones is 33
1896- Josef Pulitzers’ New York World began printing the Sunday Yellow Kid comic strip with a yellow color on his shirt. The strip gave the name to the sensationalist tabloid press 'Yellow Journalism".
1953- Samuel Beckett¹s play Waiting for Godot ( En attendant Godot ) first premiered in Paris.
1959- Buddy Holly released his last single, It Doesn¹t Matter Anymore.
1959- The first Bozo the Clown TV show premiered on TV. Larry Harmon played the famous children’s clown.
1961- “Hello Wilbur” Mr Ed the Talking Horse appeared on TV for the first time.
Veteran Western actor Chill Wills provided the voice.
1970- Soap opera “All My Children” premiered.
1979- EMI Records ended their contracts with the punk band the Sex Pistols. They felt their outrageous behavior had gone just too far.
1980- The first Hewlett Packard Personal Computer or PC goes on the market.