Birthdays: James Madison, Conrad Nagel, Dr. Josef Mengele the Angel of Death, Teresa Berganza, Christa Ludwig, Pat Nixon, Alice Bonheur, Harper Goff, Gore Verbinsky, Jerry Lewis is 90, Bernardo Bertolucci is 76, Eric Estrada, Kate Nelligan, Isabelle Huppert is 63, Lauren Graham is 49
1850- Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter published.
1913- Artist Aubrey Beardsley died of tuberculosis at 25. Having a religious conversion at the end of his life, but still the stickler for detail, his last words were :" Destroy all my erotic drawings...all the bad ones too...." Happily his friends did neither.
1934- Disney’s short The Three Little Pigs won an Oscar for best animated short.
1961- Walt Disney comedy The Absent Minded Professor with Fred MacMurray premiered.
2005- Old actor Robert Blake was acquitted of the murder of his wife Bonnie Lee Blakeley. She was shot in the head while in their car after having dinner together. Blake claimed he had returned to the restaurant to retrieve his gun. (?)
Another suspect has never been found.