French writer of fairy tales Charles Perrault (Cinderella) born in Paris.
Artist John Singer Sargant born in Florence, Italy.
Author Jack London (Call of the Wild) born in San Francisco.
Blues singer and songwriter Mississippi Fred McDowell born in Rossville, Tennessee
Actress Shirley Eaton born in London England.
Best known for her role as the Bond golden girl in the 1964 movie Goldfinger.
British blues pioneer Long John Baldry born in London.
Writer Haruki Murakami (The Wind-up Bird Chronicles) born in Kyoto, Japan.
Radio personality Rush Limbaugh born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Premiere on television of "Batman" on ABC.
Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future reanimation.
British rock band Led Zeppelin released their first record album, Led Zeppelin.
Super Bowl III - Jets beat the Colts 16-7 in the Orange Bowl in Miami.
Television comedy All in the Family premieres on CBS.
Super Bowl IX - Steelers beat the Vikings 16-6 in Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
Über computer HAL 9000 becomes operational (2001: A Space Odyssey).
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