Ninth President of the US, William Henry Harrison born in Charles City County Virginia.
Poet Amy Lowell (sister of astronomer Percival Lowell) born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Pin-up artist Alberto Vargas born Arequipa, Peru.
Character actor Brian Donlevy (Beau Geste) born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Film comedian Carmen Miranda born in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal.
Irish rebel, poet, and playwright Brendan Behan born in Dublin Ireland.
Illustrator Frank Frazetta born in Brooklyn, New York.
German artist Gerhard Richter born in Dresden, Germany.
Singer, composer Carole King born in Brooklyn, NY.
Poet and author Alice Walker (The Color Purple) born in Eatonton, Georgia.
Singer-songwriter Joe Ely born in Amarillo, Texas.
Actor Robert Mitchum is jailed for two months for smoking marijuana.
Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin in a speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, accuses State Department employees of Communist Party affiliation.
"I have here in my hand," he states, "the names of 205 men that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist party & who nevertheless are still working & shaping the policy of the state department."
The list was actually an old laundry list.
The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
An audience of 73 million Americans watched.
XXIII Winter Olympics opens in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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French Republican Calendar
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