Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich) born in Kislovodsk in Caucasus Mountains.
Author and poet Grace Paley born in The Bronx, New York.
Blues singer Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton born in Montgomery, Alabama.
Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink.
Author Jim Harrison born in Grayling, Michigan.
Author Tom McGuane born in Wyandotte, Michigan.
Singer Brenda Lee (Rockin Around the Christmas Tree) born in Atlanta, Georgia.
Actress Teri Garr born in Lakewood, Ohio.
Singer Sam Cooke was shot and killed under rather unseemly circumstances by the manager of the Hacienda motel in Los Angeles, California.
The Rolling Stones film a concert event called The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus in a Wembley studio.
The film was not released until 28 years later in 1996.
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