Author and illustrator H. A. Rey (Curious George) born in Hamburg, Germany.
Blues great B.B. King born in Indianola, Mississippi.
Writer John Knowles (A Separate Peace) born in Fairmont, West Virginia.
Cartoonist Seth ( pen name of Gregory Gallant) born in Clinton, Ontario, Canada.
Outer Limits premiers on ABC TV.
Richard Nixon appears on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in to say "Sock it to me!"
Actress, comedian & writer, Amy Poehler born in Newton, Massachusetts.
Marc Bolan of T. Rex dies in a car crash near London.
Eight people use a hand made hot air ballon to escape from East Germany to the west.
Poet and short story writer Richard Brautigan commits suicide at age 49 in Bolinas, California.
He died of a self-inflicted .44 Magnum gunshot wound to the head.
An apocryphal story states that a suicide note was found that read: "Messy, isn't it?".
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
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