Birthdays: Fae Wray, Ian Fleming, Raymond Scott (composer of songs Carl Stalling loved to score into Bugs Bunny cartoons), Margaret Trudeau, Amy Irving, Arnold Palmer, Charles Kuralt, Jose Feliciano, Karl Lagerfield, Chris Columbus, Charles Simonyi- who designed Microsoft Word, Colin Firth is 58
1608- Captain John Smith elected leader of the Jamestown Colony. This advances the low-born adventurer over the heads of several gentlemen like Captain Wingfield and Captain’s Martin and Newport. But since they first landed in April, the rigors of the Virginia wilderness proved that John Smith knew best how to run the colony.
1926- The body of screen idol Rudolph Valentino arrived in Hollywood after a mammoth funeral in New York where he had died two weeks before. Hollywood, knowing a publicity coup when it saw one, immediately staged a second spectacular funeral.
1953 - Swanson Foods sells it's first "TV dinner"
1955- the TV series 'Gunsmoke'premiered.
1963- The First New York Film Festival opened with Luis Bunuel’s The Exterminating Angel.
1966- H&B's Frankenstein Jr.and The Impossiblesdebut.
1968- Hanna Barbera's Space Ghost and Dino Boy' debut.
1972- Premiere of the TV special Liza with a Z. Bob Fosse directed and choreographed the one woman show of the spangled 23 year old.
1977- The last execution in France by guillotine. Hamidas Djandoubi was a Tunisian immigrant and convicted murderer.
1977- H&B’s “Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels’show.
1981- Picasso's painting Guernicawas at last returned to Spain.