Richard I "the Lionheart" comes to the English throne.
Sir Thomas More was beheaded for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as the supreme authority of the Church.
Surrealist artist Frida Kahlo born in Coyoacán, Mexico.
Rocker Bill Haley (Bill Haley and the Comets) born in Highland Park, Michigan.
Janet Leigh (Psycho) born in Merced, California.
The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park.
Dalai Lama the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso born in Taktser, Tibet.
Burlesque star, Candy Barr born in Edna Texas.
A fire claims 167 lives when the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus catches fire in Hartford, Connecticut.
Artist Jamie Wyeth born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
Forty-third President of the US, George W. Bush born in New Haven, Connecticut.
Singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith born in Seguin, Texas.
John Lennon meets Paul McCartney when Lennon's band, The Quarrymen, perform at a church fete.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Messidor 18 Gesse