Satirist, physician and polymath, John Arbuthnot born in Kincardineshire, Scotland>
Bandleader Duke Ellington born in Washington, D.C.
Japanese emperor for much of the 20th century, Hirohito born in Tokyo.
Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson (Stardust) born in Abbott, Texas.
German dictator Adolf Hitler marries his girlfriend Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker.
Religious leader Father Divine, aka God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
Musician Tommy James (Hanky Panky) born in Dayton, Ohio.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld) born in Brooklyn, New York.
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) born in London.
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer (Batman Returns) born in Santa Ana, California.
The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
Actress Uma Thurman born in Boston.
The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in advance of the North Vietnamese takeover.
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