Nine regicides who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England are hanged, drawn and quartered.
Eight people lose their lives in what the coroner described as "casually, accidentally and by misfortune" when flood of beer occurs at the Horseshoe Brewery in London when a vat of porter burst.
Actress Jean Arthur (You Can't Take It With You) born in Plattsburgh, New York.
Poet and literary critc Yvor Winters born in Chicago, Illinois.
He is the 1961 winner of the Bollingen Prize for Poetry.
Author Nathaniel West (Day of the Locust) born in New York.
Playwright Arthur Miller (The Crucible) born in New York.
Movie star Rita Hayworth, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_from_Shanghai >The Lady from Shanghai) born in Brooklyn, New York.
Film star Montgomery Clift (Red River born in Omaha, Nebraska.
Journalist and author Jimmy Breslin (The Gang that Couldn't Shoot Straight) born in New York City.
Daredevil Evel Knievel born in Butte, Montana.
Comedian Norm Macdonald born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
San Francisco Bay area was hit by a severe earthquake during a World Series Game between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants.