Birthdays: The Duke of Marlborough, Pope Clement VII the Medici Fox-1478, Mary Wollenstonecraft Godwin 1759- early feminist writer and mother of Mary Shelley, Alexander Pushkin, Isadora Duncan, Norma Talmadge, Paul Lukas, John Wesley Hardin the shootist, John Wayne, Al Jolson, Jay Silverheels (Tonto), Peter Cushing, Robert Morley, Peggy Lee, Sally Ride, Pam Grier is 70, Helen Bonham Carter is 53, Bobcat Golthwaite is 59, Matt Stone the co-creator of South Park
1897- A novel by a London theatre manager named Abraham “Bram” Stoker appeared in bookstores. It was titled Dracula.
1913- Actors Equity formed.
1933- Jimmy Rogers "the Singing Brakeman", considered the father of modern country music, died of tuberculosis at age 31. Shortly before his death he recorded a song called "TB Blues".
1960- THE MOULIN ROUGE AGREEMENT- Las Vegas gambling casinos finally integrate. Frank Sinatra played a big part in lobbying the Vegas Mob guys to change with the times. The Moulin Rouge was the first completely integrated casino.
1962- The Isley Brothers single “Twist & Shout” released.
1969- John Lennon and Yoko Ono have their "Bed-In for Peace" news conference in New York. One of the more acerbic exchanges was one Lennon had with Lil' Abner cartoonist and curmudgeon Al Capp.