Author Charles Nordhoff (Mutiny on the Bounty) born in London, England.
American football player, physician, and politician, Bradbury Robinson born in Bellevue, Ohio.
While a member of the Saint Louis University football team, he threw the first legal forward pass in football history on September 5, 1906, in a game at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The first motion picture studio called the Black Maria is constructed by Thomas A. Edison in West Orange, New Jersey.
Film director John Ford (Stagecoach) born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Actor Clark Gable (Gone With the Wind) born in Cadiz, Ohio.
Poet Langston Hughes (Let America be America Again) born in Joplin, Missouri.
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
~ Langston Hughes
New Yorker humorist and raconteur S. J. Perelman born in Brooklyn, New York.
Film director William Desmond Taylor found murdered in his bungalow at the Alvarado Court Apartments in Los Angeles.
The case was never solved. A fanzine called Taylorology is centered on the murder.
Author and surgeon Richard Hooker (MASH) born in Trenton, New Jersey.
Poet Galway Kinnell born in Providence, Rhode Island.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Don Everly born in Bowie, Kentucky.
Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Ken Kesey's novel, One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, is published.
The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" reaches #1 and stays there for seven weeks.
Actress Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) born in Detroit, Michigan.
Famous photo of Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head.
The Space Shuttle Columbia blows up on re-entry, with its debris hitting homes and businesses in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Super Bowl XXXVIII - Patriots beat the Panthers 32-29 in Houston. During the halftime show Justin Timberlake exposes Janet Jackson's right breast. Oh my!!!
Super Bowl XLIII - The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Tampa Bay.
Super Bowl XLIX - The New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
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French Republican Calendar
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