The Church of the SubGenius traditional day of the arrival of aliens from planet X.
This was supposed to occur in 1998.
Followers continue to gather on this date just in case.
Circus Promoter Phineas Taylor Barnum born in Bethel, Connecticut
French artist, writer, poet, director, Jean Cocteau (Beauty & the Beast) born in Maisons-Lafitte, near Paris.
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, Robbie Robertson (The Band) born in Toronto, Canada.
The first bikini was modeled in Paris.
Louis Reard parades a model down a runway in a daring two-piece swimsuit.
Uncertain of what to name it, Reard spontaneously dubbed it bikini during a week that nuclear tests are conducted by the U.S. off the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Elvis Presley has his first recording session at Sun Records in Memphis.
He records That's All Right Mama and Blue Moon of Kenturcky
Actress Eva Green (Casino Royale) born in Paris.
TV Show Seinfeld premieres.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Messidor 17 Groseille