Novelist Anatole France born in Paris.
Aviator Wilbur Wright born in Millville, Indiana.
Irish author, poet, and playwright, John Millington Synge (Playboy of the Western World) born in Dublin, Ireland.
Feast day of St Bernadette of Lourdes
French shepherdess and visionary Marie-Bernard Soubirous who claimed to have experienced some of the most famous apparitions in Christian history, is honoured on the day of her death from asthma, aged 35.
It is believed by many in the Roman Catholic Church that her body, which is still on view, has not decomposed.
Silent film comic Charlie Chaplin born in London.
Actress Fifi D'Orsay born in Montreal, Canada.
Children's book illustrator Garth Williams born in New York City.
English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, Peter Ustinov born in london, England.
Writer Kingsley Amis (Lucky Jim) born in London.
Composer, conductor and arranger, Henry Mancini (The Pink Panther Theme) born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Actress and chanteuse, Edie Adams born in Kingston, Pennsylvania.
Singer Dusty Springfield born in London.
Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" is released.
The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Germinal 27 Anémone