Author Izaak Walton born in Stafford, England.
He was the author of The Compleat Angler: Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, a guide to the joys of fishing.
Poet John Dryden (Annus Mirabilis) born in Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, England.
Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden.
Author P. L. Travers (Mary Poppins) born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia.
Poet Philip Larkin (An Arundel Tomb) born in Coventry, England.
Betty Boop makes her first appearance in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes.
US drops 2nd atomic bomb on Japan destroying part of Nagasaki.
Playwright Joe Orton is killed by Kenneth Halliwell.
Actress Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) born in Chicago, Illinois.
The Charles Manson cult kills five in Los Angeles.
Three men & two women, including Sharon Tate & Abigail Folger, found gruesomely murdered.