Five of Swords
Feast of Catherine of Siena and the foreskin of Christ
Satirist, physician and polymath, John Arbuthnot born in Kincardineshire, Scotland.
Bandleader Duke Ellington born in Washington, D.C.
Illustrator and cartoonist Mary Petty born in Hampton New Jersey.
She did a series of covers for The New Yorker that featured the Victorian era Peabody family.
Japanese emperor for much of the 20th century, Hirohito born in Tokyo.
Film director Fred Zinnemann (High Noon) born in Rzeszow, Austria-Hungary.
Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson (Stardust) born in Abbott, Texas.
Blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Otis Rush born in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
German artist and bass player Klaus Voormann born in Berlin, Germany.
He designed the cover of the Beatles Revolver album.
German dictator Adolf Hitler marries his girlfriend Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker.
Religious leader Father Divine, aka God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
The musical Hair opens on Broadway.
The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in advance of the North Vietnamese takeover.