Birthdays: John Calvin, Marcel Proust, James McNeill Whistler, Nicholas Tesla, Carl Orff, Camille Pissarro, Adolphus Busch the founder of Budweiser, George DiChirico, Jacky "Legs" Diamond, Arlo Guthrie, Jake LaMotta, Joe Shuster- one of the creators of Superman, Fred Gywnne, David Brinkley, Arthur Ashe, Camilla Parker Bowles, Jessica Simpson is 38, Sofia Vegara is 46.
1873 - French poet Paul Verlaine wounded Arthur Rimbaud in a pistol duel.
1950 - "Your Hit Parade" premieres on NBC (later CBS) TV.
1976- the last wooden slide rule produced. The K&E company gave it to the Smithsonian.
1985 - Coca-Cola Co admits New Coke was a big mistake and announced it would resume selling old formula Coke.
1987- The Brave Little Toaster premiered in theatres.
1979 - Chuck Berry sentenced to 4 months for $200,000 in tax evasion. The old rocker said:” It never fails, every ten years I wind up in jail for something.”
1985- “ We Don’t Need Another Evil. “ Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome opened in theaters.