Birthdays: John Calvin, Marcel Proust, James McNeill Whistler, Nicholas Tesla, Carl Orff, Camille Pissarro, Adolphus Busch the founder of Budweiser, George DiChirico, Jacky "Legs" Diamond, Arlo Guthrie, Jake LaMotta, Joe Shuster- one of the creators of Superman would have been 100, Fred Gywnne, David Brinkley, Arthur Ashe, Camilla Parker Bowles, Jessica Simpson is 34, Sofia Vegara is 42.
1976- the last wooden slide rule produced. The K&E company gave it to the Smithsonian.
1985 - Coca-Cola Co admits New Coke was a big mistake and announces it will resume selling old formula Coke.
1987- The Brave Little Toaster premiered in theatres.
1979 - Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion. The old rocker said:” It never fails, every ten years I wind up in jail for something.”