Birthdays: Roman emperor Otho -32ad, English King Edward II-1284, Oliver Cromwell-1599, Guiseppi Marconi, Edward R. Murrow, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Pacino is 75, Jason Lee is 45, Meadowlark Lemon, Talia Shire, Paul Mazursky, Hank Azaria is 51, Rene Zellwellger is 46, Ron Clements is 62
1956- Elvis Presley’s song Heartbreak Hotel goes to #1 in the pop charts.
1972- Witty, urbane actor George Sanders (All About Eve, Samson & Delilah, Sher Khan in Jungle Book) had turned age 65. He complained he had been famous and rich and was not looking forward to old age and having a nurse wipe his bottom. So he committed suicide and left a witty, urbane note. "Dear World: I am leaving because I am bored. Adieu, I leave you with your worries in this sweet cesspool."
1996- "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" opened on Broadway.