George Washington is unanimously elected the first President of the United States by the Electoral College.
San Francisco eccentric Joshua Abraham Norton born in London.
After moving to San Francisco, he proclaimed himself 'Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico'.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh - the first person to fly the Atlantic- born in Detroit, Michigan.
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is born in Tuskegee, Alabama.
Actress and film director Ida Lupino (The_Hitch-Hiker) born in London, England.
The first talking movie released The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson.
Author Robert Coover (The Public Burning) born in Charles City, Iowa.
III Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.
Film director George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) born in New York City.
Insipiration for the Beat writers, Neal Cassady, collapses & dies along the railroad tracks in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.
19-year-old heiress to publisher William Randolph Hearst, Patty Hearst is kidnapped in Berkeley, California by the Symbionese Liberation Army.
XII Winter Olympics open in Innsbruck, Austria.
Singer/drummer Karen Carpenter dies of heart failure brought on by anorexia nervosa.
Super Bowl XLI - Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Miami.
Super Bowl LII - Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41 to 33 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.