French poet Arthur Rimbaud born in Charleville, France.
Composer Charles Ives born in Danbury, Connecticutt.
Movie actor Bela Lugosi (Dracula), born in Lugos, Hungary.
Pianist, composer, and bandleader Jelly Roll Morton born in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Poet Philip Whalen born in Portland, Oregon.
Baseball great Mickey Mantle born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma.
Poet Michael McClure born in Marysville, Kansas.
Photographer Iain Macmillan (Abbey Road cover) born in Dundee, Scotland.
Poet Robert Pinsky born in Long Branch, New Jersey.
Singer Tom Petty born in Gainesville, Florida.
Bigfoot gets 53 seconds of fame when a film known as the Patterson-Gimlin film is shot near the Klamath River outside of Orleans, California.
Members of Lynyrd Skynyrd including vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, are killed when their plane crashed in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
Rebel forces capture and kill ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown of Sirte.
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French Republican Calendar
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