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Frontiersman David Crockett born near the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee.
Actor Monty Woolley (The Man who Came to Dinner) born in Manhattan.
Actress Mae West born in Brooklyn, New York.
Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris, France.
Actress Maureen O'Hara (The Quiet Man)born in Dublin, Ireland.
Artist, musician, & filmmaker, Larry Rivers born in the Bronx, New York.
Poet Ted Hughes born in Mytholmroyd, England.
Writer V. S. Naipaul born in Trinidad.
Poet Ed Sanders born in Kansas City, Missouri.
Sanders was a founding member to the avant garde musical group The Fugs.
The novella Animal Farm by George Orwell is published.
Kind of Blue by Miles Davis is released.
Writer Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections) born in Western Springs, Illinois.
East German border guards shoot & kill 18 year old Peter Fechter attempting to cross the Berlin Wall into the western sector.
Double Eagle II became the first hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean, landing in Miserey near Paris six days after leaving Presque Isle, Maine.