Birthdays: Fae Wray, Ian Fleming, Raymond Scott (composer of songs Carl Stalling loved to score into Bugs Bunny cartoons) , Margaret Trudeau, Amy Irving, Arnold Palmer, Charles Kuralt, Jose Feliciano, Karl Lagerfield, Chris Columbus, Charles Simonyi- who designed Microsoft Word, Colin Firth is 54
1608- Captain John Smith elected leader of the Jamestown Colony. This advances the common adventurer over the heads of several gentlemen like Captain Wingfield and Captain’s Martin and Newport. But since they first landed in April the rigors of the Virginia wilderness proved that John Smith knew best how to run the colony.
1953 - Swanson Foods sells it's first "TV dinner"
1955- the TV series 'Gunsmoke' premiered.
1966- H& B's Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossible's debut.
1968- Hanna Barbera's Space Ghost and Dino Boy' debut.
1972- Premiere of the TV special Liza with a Z. Bob Fosse directed and choreographed the one woman show of the spangled 23 year old.
1981- Picasso's painting Guernica is at last returned to Spain.