Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi born in Le Roncole, Italy.
Silent movie star Buster Keaton born in Piqua, Kansas.
Jazz pianist Thelonius Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Film director, producer and screenwriter Ed Wood (Plan 9 from Outer Space) born in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Nobel Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter born in Hackney, England.
United Airlines Boeing Flight 247 blows up near Chesterton, Indiana.
This was the first case in the history of commercial aviation of sabotage by bomb.
Singer-songwriter John Prine born in Maywood, Illinois.
Joseph Heller's novel Catch-22 published.
The XVIII Summer Olympics begin in Tokyo, Japan.
Simon and Garfunkel release their album, 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'.
London Bridge opens in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
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