Thomas Blood dresses like a clergyman and tries to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.
American abolitionist John Brown born in Torrington, Connecticut.
Author James M Barrie (Peter Pan) born in Kirriemuir, England.
T.S. Eliot begins his poem The Waste Land.
Poet Charles Simic born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
He said, "Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them."
Alfred Hitchcok's film Vertigo premiers in San Francisco.
FCC Chairman Newton Minow calls TV 'A Vast Wasteland'.