Chief Minister to King Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell is beheaded on charges of treason.
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies from complications after eye surgery.
French Reign of Terror architect Robespierre goes to the guillotine himself along with the so called Angel of Death - Louis Antoine de Saint-Just.
Poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (The Wreck of the Deutchland) born in Stratford, Essex, England
Author and illustrator Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit) born in London.
Artist Marcel Duchamp (Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2) born Blaineville-Crevon, France.
Silent screen star and screenwriter The Three Musketeers) born in Yakima, Washington.
Novelist & poet Malcolm Lowry (Under the Volcano) born in Wallasey, England.
American poet John Ashbery born in Rochester, New York.
First Lady of the United States Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis born in Southampton, New York.
Blues muscian https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Kimbrough>Junior Kimbrough born in Hudsonville, Mississippi.
The Sutton Hoo helmet is discovered in a ship burial site in Suffolk, England.
An Army twin-engined B-25 Mitchell light bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, setting it afire, killing 13, & injuring 26.
Led Zeppelin Shark episode takes place at the Edgewater Inn in Seattle, WA
XXIII Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles.
The remains of a prehistoric man, known as the Kennewick Man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.