1904 - George Bernard Shaw's "Candida," premieres in London. 1904 - Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis. 1912 - Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11. 1912 - Tiger Stadium in Detroit opens, Tigers beat Cleve Indians 6-5.
1912 - Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64.
1916 - Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cin Reds 7-6. 1918 - The Red Baron shoots down his 80th victim. He dies the following day. 1920 - 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium. 1926 - 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic. 1935 - "You're Hit Parade" begins broadcasting (becomes #1 quickly). 1939 - New York World's Fair opens.
1939 - Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double. 1940 - 1st electron microscope demonstrated (RCA), Philadelphia, Pa. 1941 - 100 German bombers attack Athens.
1941 – Ryan O’Neal, actor (Love Story) is born.
1942 - German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach. 1944 - NFL legalizes coaching from bench. 1945 - US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg. 1945 - US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa. 1946 - First televised Cub's game is broadcast on WBKB-TV with Whispering Joe Wilson behind the microphone. 1949 - Jessica Lange, Cloquet Minnesota, actress (King Kong, Tootsie) is born.
1951 - Luther Vandross, NYC, rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), (d. 2005) is born.
1959 - Clint Howard, Burbank California, actor (Gentle Ben) is born.
1959 - Dolly Parton's first single, "Puppy Love," is released. 1959 - "Desilu Playhouse," on CBS-TV, presents a two-part show titled "The
Untouchables." 1960 - Elvis Presley's returned to Hollywood to film "G.I. Blues." 1961 - American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight. 1962 - NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m. 1962 - Ketty Lester performs "Love Letters" on "American Bandstand." 1963 - Rick Nelson and Kris Harmon were married. 1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Viva Las Vegas" premiers.
1965 - People's Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid. 1967 - US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon. 1967 - US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War. 1969 - 23rd Tony Awards: Great White Hope & 1776 win. 1971 - Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun." 1971 - US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation. 1972 - Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2. 1973 - Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82. 1974 - Agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67.
1974 - Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run." 1976 - George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python. 1977 - Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres. 1981 - Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs. 1981 - Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession.
1981 - The final episode of "Soap" airs on ABC.
1985 - Sheena Easton performs "Swear" on "American Bandstand."
1986 - Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game. 1989 - Scientist announce the successful testing of high-definition TV. 1990 - Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income. 1992 - 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs.
1992 - All star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium. 1992 - Joan Lunden, breaks her left shoulder after being thrown from a horse. 1992 - Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner.
1992 - Benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67.
1993 - Uranus passes Neptune (once every 171 years). 1999 - Columbine High School massacre, Jefferson County, Colorado.