The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
The first basketball game, invented at Springfield College in Massachusetts by James E. Naismith, was played.
Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium.
The first crossword puzzle was printed in the New York World.
Disney’s Snow White, the first feature-length color and sound cartoon, premiered.
Elvis Presley met with president Richard Nixon in the White House.
A terrorist bomb exploded aboard a Pan Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.
Eleven of the former Soviet republics form the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Palestinians took over the control of the city of Bethlehem.
1879–1953, Soviet Communist Leader.
Zionist leader (1860)
Dame Rebecca West
novelist and critic (1892)
baseball player (1911)
rock musician , composer, and pianist (1940)
Michael Tilson Thomas
conductor, composer, and pianist (1944)
Samuel L. Jackson
tennis player (1954)
comedian, actor (1957)
basketball player (1978)