Spanish painter Francisco Goya born Fuendetodos, Spain.
French poet Paul Verlaine born in Metz, France.
Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh born Zundert, Netherlands.
Blues harmonica player and singer, Sonny Boy Williamson Iborn in Jackson, Tennessee.
Actor John Astin (Gomez Addams in the TV series The Addams Family) born Baltimore, Maryland.
Detective Comics #27 is released, introducing Batman.
Musician Eric Clapton born Ripley, England.
Jeopardy!, the popular game show created by Merv Griffin, debuts on the NBC television network.
The cover of the Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was photographed.
Musician Norah Jones born in New York City.
John Hinkley attempts to assassinate Ronald Reagan.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Germinal 10 Couvoir