Birthdays: The last monarch of Hawaii Queen Lydia Liliuokalani, Yang Tsu Ching leader of the Taiping Rebellion, Cleveland Amory, Alfred Spaulding 1850, founder of Spaulding sports equipment, Martha Mitchell, Mark Harmon is 65, Marge Champion is 97, Terry Bradshaw, Chrysta McAuliffe, Jimmy Connors, Norm Ferguson, Selma Hayek is 49, Keanu Reeves is 52
1924- Harold Lloyd’s comedy short "Why Worry?" released.
1931-Young new singer Bing Crosby sang for the first time on CBS radio.
1946- "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O’Neill premiered at the Martin Beck Theater on Broadway.
1963 - CBS & NBC expand network news from 15 to 30 minutes. CBS names a new reporter to star in their broadcast with the title "news anchor"- Walter Cronkite.
1973- J.R.R. Tolkein died at age 81. He once said of his trilogy The Lord of the Rings- I should have written more.