Cæsar Augustus born in Rome.
NY Giant Fred Merkle fails to touch 2nd, causes 3rd out in 9th inning & disallows winning run (the baseball game ends tied; the Cubs win the replay & the pennant).
Now called Merkle's Boner.
The Phantom of the Opera by French writer Gaston Leroux, is first published as a serial in Le Gaulois.
Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane born in Hamlet, North Carolina.
Musician and entertainer Ray Charles born in Albany, Georgia.
Musician Bruce Springsteen born in Freehold, New Jersey.
Dick Nixon makes his Checker's speech.
Rocky Marciano becomes world heavyweight boxing champ.
He will go on to be undefeated, with a pro record of 49 - 0, including 43 by knockout.
The Jetsons premiered on ABC-TV
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Vendémiaire 2 Safran