Novelist Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers) born in Villers-Cotterêts, France.
Author Robert Graves (I, Claudius) born in London.
Writer Zelda Fitzgerald , born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama.
Short story writer O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
Author John D. MacDonald (Travis McGee mystery series) born Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Cartoonist Pat Oliphant born in Adelaide, Australia.
German V2 became the first rocket to be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman, born in Phoenix, Arizona.
At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a "Kitchen Debate" over the merits of each sides economic systms.
Bob Dylan releases "Like a Rolling Stone".
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