Author Louisa May Alcott (Little Women) born in Germantown, Pennsylvania.
Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
Film choreographer Busby Berkeley born in Los Angeles.
Irish scholar and author C. S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia) born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Civil Rights leader Adam Clayton Powell Jr. born in New Haven, Connecticutt.
The Voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers - Vin Scully born in the Bronx< New York.
Blues singer John Mayall born near Manchester, England.
Artist James Rosenquist born in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Comedian, actor and writer Peter Bergman (Firesign Theater) born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Film maker Joel Coen (The Big Lebowski) born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
One week after the assassination of President Kennedy, new President Lyndon B Johnson establishes the Warren Commission, headed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, to investigate the assassination.
Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
Actress Natalie Wood (West Side Story) drowns while on a weekend boating trip off of Catalina Island.
Former Beatle George Harrison dies of cancer.