1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
1965 – David Miller was the first person to burn his draft card.
1954 – Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Myrtle Beach SC and ran up the coast to Ontario, Canada. Effects of the storm were felt as far inland as Raleigh with recorded winds of over 100mph. Over $1billion in damage was recorded and more than 400 people were killed.
1951 – Premiere of “I Love Lucy”. It ran for 6 season and a total of 181 episodes.
1948 – For the murder of his wife 2-1/2 years earlier, Arthur Eggers was executed in the San Quentin gas chamber.
1917 – Mata Hari was executed by firing squad for her spying activities.
1863 – CSS Hunley sank to its death during a (second) trial run. The first test resulted in the death of 6 of its 8 crew. The second test was successful in that it planted an explosive devise on the hull of a Yankee ship, but sank on its return to Charleston killing all 8 of its crew, including the inventor.
1969 – Actress, Vanessa Marcil, I met her on General Hospital but she was cute in the Sean Connery/Nicholas Cage flick, “The Rock”.
1959 – Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. She is a descendant of King Charles II, albeit an one from a broken one, shall we say. Sometimes, that’s all there is.
1959 – Chef Emeril Lagasse. He was born in Fall River, Mass. Not that I am saying I wouldn’t eat his food, but he was born in the same town as Lizzie Borden!
1946 – Richard Carpenter, singer/piano player and sister of Karen Carpenter. The duo made up the group, The Carpenters.
1943 – Actress/director Penny Marshall. Some of my favorite directed movies are A League of Their Own, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Big, Awakenings, and Riding in Cars with Boys.
1924 – Lee Iacocca, savior of Chrysler Motor Company in the 1980’s.
1920 – Novelist of such stories as The Godfather, Mario Puzo.
1917 – Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, a historian in America and was known as the court historian to President Kennedy.
1908 – John Kenneth Galbraith, economist. I could list a few books he wrote, but I’m afraid that you might fall asleep and not finish reading, maybe drop the computer off your lap.
1881 – Novelist, PG Wodehouse was born. She created the infamously known butler, Jeeves.