English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh born in Devonshire, England.
English philosopher, lawyer, linguist, composer, mathematician, poet, painter Francis Bacon born in London, England.
English poet John Donne (Holy Sonnets) born in London, England.
Poet George Gordon, Lord Byron born in London, England.
Swedish author, poet, and playwright August Strindberg born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Film director D.W. Griffith (Birth of a Nation) born in La Grange, Kentucky.
Actor, director, and producer Conrad Veidt (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) born in Berlin, Germany.
Blues and gospel musician Blind Willie Johnson born in Brenham, Texas.
Director and screenwriter Sergei Eisenstein (Battleship Potemkin) born in Riga, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire.
Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, dies.
Her son Edward is crowned Edward VII.
So begins the Edwardian Era.
Choreographer and director George Balanchine born in St Petersburg, Russia.
Pulp fiction author and poet Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian) born in Peaster, Texas.
Actress Ann Sothern born Valley City, North Dakota.
Poet, critic and poetry editor for The New Yorker, Howard Moss born in New York City.
Singer Sam Cooke born in Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Photographer, diarist and writer Peter Beard born in New York.
English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer Malcolm McLaren born in London, England.
He was best known as the manager and promoter of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols.
Film director and screenwriter Jim Jarmusch (Mystery Train) born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Super Bowl XVIII - Oakland Raiders beat the Washington Redskins 38-9 in Tampa Bay.
The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial.
Super Bowl XXIII - San Francisco 49er's beat the Cinncinati Bengals 20-16 in Miami.
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