Louis XIV [Sun King] King of France born.
The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror begins during the French Revolution.
Outlaw Jesse James born in Centerville, Missouri (later renamed Kearney).
Sioux leader Crazy Horse was killed by a soldier in prison while he was supposedly offering resistance.
Journalist and author Arthur Koestler (Darkness at Noon) born in Budapest, Hungary
Modern American composer John Cage born in Los Angeles.
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle attends a party in San Francisco which ends with the death of the young actress Virginia Rappe.
Comedian Bob Newhart (Bob Newhart Show) born Oak Park, Illinois.
Actress Raquel Welch born in Chicago.
Film director Werner Herzog (Fitzcaraldo) born in Munich, Germany.
Singer Al Stewart (The Year of the Cat) born in Glasgow Scotland.
Queen singer Freddie Mercury (Bohemian Rhapsody) born in Zanzibar.
Michael Keaton (Batman Returns) born in Forest Grove, Pennsylvania.
Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" was first published.
Arab guerrillas attacked the Israeli delegation at the Munich Olympic games.
Eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team, five guerrillas, and a police officer were killed in the siege.
Lyentte "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, attempted to kill President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, CA.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Fructidor 19 Tagette