Pompey the Great is assassinated in Egypt after landing.
William the Conqueror of Normandy lands on British soil at Pevensey, Sussex.
He will go on to defeat the British at the Battle of Hastings and later be crowned King of England.
Television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and longtime syndicated columnist Ed Sullivan (The Ed Sullivan Show) born in New York City.
Cartoonist Al Capp (Lil Abner) born in New Haven, Conn.
Comic actor Arnold Stang, the voice of Top Cat in the cartoon series of the same name, born in New York.
Singer, poet, and author Tuli Kupferberg (The Fugs) born in New York City.
Actor Marcello Mastroianni (La Dolce Vita) born in Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy.
Computer scientist and founder of the CRAY Computer Company, Seymour Cray born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Cray enjoyed digging tunnels under his Chippewa Falls home.
He attributed the secret of his success to "visits by elves" while he worked in the tunnel:
"While I'm digging in the tunnel, the elves will often come to me with solutions to my problem."
French star Brigitte Bardot born in Paris.
Roy Lichtenstein's painting Whaam! debuts at the Leo Castelli Gallery.
American burlesque artist Dita Von Teese born in Rochester, Michigan.
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