American western writer Zane Grey (Riders of the Purple Sage) born in Zanesville, Ohio.
Actress Tallulah Bankhead born in Huntsville, Alabama.
Writer John O'Hara (BUtterfield 8) born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
Blues pianist Roosevelt Sykes born in Elmar, Arkansas.
Author and Trappist monk, Thomas Merton (The Seven Storey Mountain) born in Pyrenees-Orientales, France.
American field collector of folk music of the 20th century, Alan Lomax born in Austin, Texas.
First black player to play in major league baseball, Jackie Robinson born in Cairo, Georgia.
Novelist Norman Mailer (The Naked & the Dead) born in Long Branch, New Jersey.
Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks born in Dallas, Texas.
Actress Suzanne Pleshette (The Bob Newhart Show) born New York.
American composer Philip Glass born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite born in Kosciusko, Mississippi.
US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
Major League Baseball Pitching great Nolan Ryan born in Refugio, Texas.
J. D. Salinger's short story "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in The New Yorker. The story deals with the final day in the life of Seymour Glass.
Singer-songwriter John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) born in London, England.
The Musée National d'Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou opens in the 4th arrondissement in Paris.
Super Bowl XXII - Redskins beat the Broncos 42-10 in San Diego.
Super Bowl XXVII - Cowboys beat the Bills 52-17 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Super Bowl XXXIII - Broncos beat the Falcons 20-17 in Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Pluviôse 12 Brocoli