Death of Ian Bannen, Scottish stage, film and television actor (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Dr Finlay, Waking Ned)
Death of Bob Kane, American comic book artist and writer, creator of ’Batman’.
Death of Leon Theremin, Russian inventor and electrical engineer .
Dominica became independent from the United Kingdom .
North Sea Oil starts to flow
The UNESCO headquarters officially opened, Place de Fontenoy, Paris .
Death of Emile Roux, French doctor, bacteriologist and immunologist, co-founder of the Pasteur Institute, discovered anti-diphtheria serum.
Birth of Jeremy Brett, British actor (‘Sherlock Holmes’) (Note: Some sources give his year of birth as 1935, but we believe 1933 to be correct).
Turkey adopted the Roman alphabet in place of the traditional Arabic script
Birth of James Reston, Pulitzer Prize-winning Scottish-American journalist
William Howard Taft was elected 27th President of the United States .
The US Supreme Court declared Native American Indians to be ‘dependent aliens’.
Last public execution at Tyburn in London (John Austin, a highwayman)
Charles I forced to recall Parliament (the 'Long Parliament') due to Scottish invasion