Death of Christopher Cockerell, British engineer, inventor of the hovercraft
The European Central Bank was founded in Brussels, Belgium .
Following the end of apartheid, South Africa rejoined the Commonwealth
US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty at the Moscow.
Rhodesia ended 90 years of white minority rule, established a black government, and changed its name to Zimbabwe-Rhodesia
Maximum British speed limit introduced 70mph dual roads; 60mph single carriageway roads.
Death of Helen Keller, American author and lecturer who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf for most of her life.
The Beatles release Sgt Peppers
Death of Sax Rohmer, British writer (creator of Fu Manchu)
Iceland extended its fishing limits from 4 miles to 12 miles, initiating the ‘Cod War’ with Britain.
ERNIE (Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment) selected the first Premium Bond winners
The first issue of ‘Action Comics’ was published, featuring ‘Superman’ (Note: this issue actually went on sale in April 1938, the cover date is June).
Protective baseball helmets were worn by batsmen for the first time .
Birth of John Drinkwater, British poet, playwright, and critic
First Tay Bridge completed (Thomas Bouch)
Telegraph link to India first open for business
James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole
Battle of Maidstone
Defeat of Boudicca