Birthdaze: King Louis XI of France "the Spider King"1423, Franz Kafka, Mr. Preserved Fish -New York Congressman 1819, Dave Barry, Leos Janacek, John Singleton Copley, Ken Russell, Tom Stoppard, George Sanders, Peter Fountain, Tom Cruise is 55, Kevin Hart is 38
1931- The Cab Calloway Orchestra recorded 'The St. James Infirmary Blues."
1937- In California the Del Mar Racetrack opened. Owner Bing Crosby personally welcomed the first customers to his track.
1971- In Sweden, the First laser eye surgery performed.
1985- Robert Zemeckis’ hit film Back to the Future opened.