Feast day for the Venerable Bede
Unitarian preacher turned writer and public speaker Ralph Waldo Emerson born in Boston.
Tap dancer Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson born in New York.
Publisher Bennett Cerf born New York.
Poet Theodore Roethke born in Saginaw, Michigan.
Baseball legend Babe Ruth, of the Boston Braves, hits homers 713 & 714.
These would be the last of his career.
Writer W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe) born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Short story writer Raymond Carver (What We Talk About When We Talk About Love) born in Clatskanie, Oregon.
Puppeteer and film director Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors) born in Hereford, England.
Writer Jamaica Kincaid born in St. John's, Antigua.
The goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth before the decade is out is announced by President John F. Kennedy.
In St Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Arch is dedicated.
The motion picture Star Wars is released.
The motion picture Alien is released.