Composer, pianist and organist Felix Mendelssohn born in the independent city-state of Hamburg, in present day Germany.
Writer Gertrude Stein is born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
Gangster Pretty Boy Floyd is born in Adairsville, Georgia.
The legislature of the State of Arkansas passed a resolution asking people to pray for H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore columnist who had singled out the state as the center of cultural moronia.
Character actor Victor Buono (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?) born in San Diego, California.
Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, & Richie Valens are killed in plane crash near Mason City, Iowa.
According to Don McLean this was the day the music died in the song American Pie.
Bob Dylan made his first recording, taping San Francisco Bay Blues in New York.
Jimi Hendrix records Purple Haze.
Super Bowl XXXVI - The New England Patriots beat the St Louis Rams 20 to 17 in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La.
Super Bowl XLVII - The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49er's 34 to 31 in at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La.
Super Bowl LIII - The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13 to 3 in yhe Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia