Birthdays: Bishop Theitmar of Merseberg- 975AD, Arthur Balfour, Thomas Eakins, Maxfield Parrish, Stuart K. Hine 1899 missionary who wrote the hymn "How Great Thou Art", Walter Payton, Walter Brennan, David Belasco, Adnan Khashoggi, Imam, Jack Gilford, Illeana Douglas, Estelle Getty, Matt LeBlanc, Louise Brown the first "test-tube" baby-conceived by invetrofertilization-1978
1897- Young writer Jack London went to the Klondike to look for gold. He didn’t find much gold, but did get material for a lot of good stories.
1943- The Birth of L.A. Smog! A newspaper headline from this date mentions a 'gas-attack' of exhaust and haze that reduced visibility to three short blocks.
1951- CBS conducts the first broadcast of color television. NBC made color TV popular in the mid 1960's.
1953-Chuck Jone's "Duck Dodgers in the 24 and 1/2 Century".
1965 – Folk Music star Bob Dylan was booed off stage at the Newport Folk Festival for using an electric guitar. Alan Lomax, the great Smithsonian Folk Music historian got into a fistfight over it, and Pete Seeger threatened to pull the electric plugs.
1969 - 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at the Fillmore East in NYC.
1975 - "A Chorus Line," longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premiered.
1985- Movie star Rock Hudson publicly acknowledged that he had AIDS. The first major celebrity to do so.