On This Day
1908 Jack Johnson beats Canadian Tommy Burns and become the first Black boxing Heavyweight Champion
1919 Boston Red sox sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees
1951 The African Queen premers Director by John Huston starring Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn.
1963 Beatlemania begins in north america with the release of the songs I Want to Hold Your Hand & I Saw Her Standing There
1982 The Personal Computer is Time Magazines person of the Year
1983 The Iron Sheik has Bob Backland in grips of the Cobra Clutch Arnold Skaaland manger of Bob Backland thorws in the towel , crowning the Sheik as new WWF Champion.
1893 Mao Zedong Chairman of the Communist Party of China
1921 Steve Allen Actor, Singer
1940 Phil Spector Music Producer
1954 Ozzie Smith Baseball hall of famer 1 x World Series Championship
1971 Jered Leto musician in the band 30 Seconds to Mars, actor Suicide Squad, Panic Room, & My So Called Life
1986 Selen Soyder model actress
1991 Eden Sher Actress weeds