Roman emperor Caligula born in Antium.
Jack the Rippers first victim, Mary Ann Nicols, was found mutilated in London.
New Yorker Editor William Shawn born in Chicago, Illinois.
Writer William Saroyan (The Human Comedy) born in Fresno, California.
Actor James Coburn (Our Man Flint) born in Laurel, Nebraska.
Irish singer Van Morrison born in Belfast, Ireland.
Actor Robert Mitchum is busted for marijuana in Hollywood.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car wreck in a Paris tunnel.
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