A tsunami destroys the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.
The Buddha has sat in the open air ever since.
Writer Upton Sinclair (The Jungle) born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jazz great Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton born in New Orleans.
Animator, producer, and screenwriter Jay Ward (Rocky & Bullwinkle) born in San Francisco.
Poet Donald Hall born in Hamden, Connecticut.
Actress, Sophia Loren, born in Rome, Italy.
The Cannes Film Festival makes its debut.
First FORTRAN computer program run.
Might look something like this:
Singer/songwriter Jim Croce is killed when the Beechcraft D-18 charter plane he is riding in crashes into a tree near Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Bruce Springsteen releases "Born to Run".
We arrive in Paris for the first time, having taken a sleeper train from Munich the night before.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Sansculottides 4 La Fête de l'Opinion