John Merrick, the Elephant Man, dies.
Comic strip artist Dale Messick (Brenda Starr) born in South Bend, Indiana.
Poet Mark Strand born in Summerside, Canada.
Actress Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) born in New York City.
President Harry Truman fires General of the Army Douglas MacArthur from his command in Korea.
The Stone of Scone which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey.
It had been taken in 1950 by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.
Bob Dylan makes his New York City stage debut at Gerde's Folk City, a small Greenwich Village club, opening for bluesman John Lee Hooker.
Apollo 13 mission to the moon is launched.
The Apple I is released.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Germinal 22 Romaine