Mahatma Gandhi (advocate of non-violent resistance to fight tyranny) born in Porbandar, Gujarat, India.
On this day, Phineas Fogg wagers twenty thousand pounds he can "tour of the world in eighty days".
Thus setting the parameter of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days.
American poet Wallace Stevens born in Reading, Pennsylvania.
He said, "A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman."
Groucho Marx born New York City.
Novelist Graham Greene born in Hertfordshire, England.
Rocket engineer chemist, inventor, businessman, writer, socialite, and Thelemite occultist John Whiteside Parsons born in Los Angeles.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz born in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Peanuts cartoon strip appeared for the first time.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents premeres on CBS TV.
The Twilight Zone debuted on CBS TV.
Each episode began with this very familiar introduction:
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.
It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.
It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition,
and it lies between the pit of man's fear and the summit of his knowledge.
This is the dimension of imagination.
It is an area which we call the twilight zone.
Country singer Gillian Welch born in New York City.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days