James Boswell first met Dr Samuel Johnson whose famous biography, Life of Dr Johnson, he later wrote and published on this day in 1791.
French King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette marry. The future French queen was only 14.
Edgar Allan Poe marries his 13-year-old cousin, the tubercular Virginia Clemm.
Buffalo Bill Cody's 1st Wild West show premieres in Omaha, Nebraska
Actor Henry Fonda (Mister Roberts) born in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Author and historian Studs Terkel (The Good War) born in New York City.
Pianist Liberace born in West Allis, Wisconsin.
The first Academy Awards were presented in Hollywood.
Wings was Best Picture.
Emil Jannings Best Actor.
Janet Gaynor Best Actress.
Poet Adrienne Rich born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Actress Yvonne Craig (Batgirl)born in Taylorville, Illinois.
Guitarist Robert Fripp (King Crimson) born in Wimborne Minster, England.
Actress Debra Winger born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Two of the best rock albums were released on this day - Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.
Comedian Andy Kaufman dies at 35 of cancer.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Floréal 27 Civette