Voodoo practitioner, herbalist and midwife Marie Laveau born in New Orleans, Louisiana, New France.
Expressionistic painterMarianne von Werefkin born in Tula, Russian Empire.
Author, poet, and playwright Franz Werfel (The Song of Bernadette) born in Prague, Austria-Hungary.
Film irector Robert Wise (West Side Story) born in Winchester, Indiana.
Golfer Arnold Palmer born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld born in Hamburg, Germany.
Reporter and host of CBS Sunday Morning Charles Kuralt born in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Homerun champion Roger Maris born in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Poet Mary Oliver born in Maple Heights, Ohio.
Paleontologist, biologist, and author, Stephen Jay Gould born in Bayside, New York.
Mickey Mantle hit what is thought to be the longest home run in major league baseball, an estimated 643 feet.
The United States loses for the first time in an international basketball game against the Soviet Union at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.