James Cook is the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he calls the Sandwich Islands after the 4th Earl of Sandwich.
Lexicographer Peter Mark Roget (Roget's Thesaurus) born in London, England.
The First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from Great Britain arrives in Australia at Botany Bay.
Author A. A. Milne born (Winnie the Pooh) born in St. John's Wood, London.
English ice hockey player, ballonist, motorcyclist, sailor, and aviator Thomas Sopwith born in Kennsington, England.
Mr. Sopwith was one of the founders of a company that produced the Sopwith Camel fighter during World War I.
Film comedian Oliver Hardy born Harlem, Georgia.
Actor Cary Grant (The Philadelphia Story) born in Bristol, England.
Actor, singer, dancer, and comedian Danny Kaye (White Christmas) born in Brooklyn, New York.
Author Robert Anton Wilson (Cosmic Trigger) born in Brooklyn, New York.
Super Bowl X - Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-7 in the Miami Orange Bowl.