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.
Poet George Gordon, Lord Byron born in London, England.
Swedish author, poet, and playwright August Strindberg born in Stockholm, Sweden.
Russian mystic to the Tsars Grigori Rasputin born in Pokrovskoye, Siberia.
Film director D.W. Griffith (Birth of a Nation) born in La Grange, Kentucky.
Blues and gospel musician Blind Willie Johnson born in Brenham, Texas.
Following the death of Queen Victoria, her son Edward is crowned Edward VII of the United Kingdom.
So begins the Edwardian Era.
Choreographer and director George Balanchine born in St Petersburg, Russia.
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.
1946 – Malcolm McLaren, English singer-songwriter and manager (d. 2010)
Actress Linda Blair (The Exorcist) born in St Louis, Missouri.
Super Bowl XVIII - Raiders beat the Redskins 38-9 in Tampa.
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 - 49er's beat the Bengals 20-16 in Miami.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Pluviôse 3 Fragon