On This Day
International Literacy Day
1504 David a statue by Michelangelo is unveiled at the Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
1565 The Ottoman siege of Malta is won by The Knights of Malta
1921 Margaret Gorman is the first Miss America crowned
1926 Germany joins the League Of Nations
1930 Blondie the comic strip is first published
1930 Scotch Tape is invented by Richard Drew
1952 The Old Man & The Sea a novel by Ernest Hemingway is published
1966 On NBC TV Star Trek premieres
1973 Star Trek the Animated Series premiers
1973 Hank Aaron hits his 709 home run setting a new record
1974 President Gerald Ford pardons the crimes of Richard Nixon
1986 The first national broadcast of The Oprah Winfrey Show
1991 Macedonia votes in favour of separating from Yugoslavia
1993 The film True Romance premiere in LA directed by Tony Scott written by Quentin Tarantino Starring Michael Rapaport, Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson , Patricia Arquette & Christian Slater.
1994 MTV music awards are held Cryin By Aerosmith wins video of the year Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley kiss on stage
1996 At the 48th Emmy Awards Friends wins Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series
1999 The film American Beauty premieres starring Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Annette Bening
1915 Frank Candy actor
1925 Peter Sellers actor
1932 Patsy Cline musician
1941 Bernie Sanders politician
1945 Ron Mackernan aka Pigen of the band Grateful Dead
1945 Rogie Vachon former NHL goaltender
1954 Mark Lindsay Chapman actor in Max Headroom
1964 Raven Pro Wrestler Podcaster 1 x WCW United States Heavyweight Championship.
1971 Martin Freeman actor starred in Ali G Indahouse, Shaun of the Dead, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz, The Hobbit fim series , Captain America: Civil War, Sherlock , Fargo & Black Panther.
1971 Davis Arquette former WCW Heavyweight Champion. Actor who starred in Scream, & Ready to Rumble
1975 Larenz Tate actor Rescue Me, Menace II Society, The Wonder Years
1979 Pink singer actress
1985 Yendi Phillips model
1987 Wiz Khalifa rapper