Death of Wassily Leontief, Russian-born American economist and Nobel Prize winner, known as the father of input-output analysis
Death of Sidney Bernstein, British entrepreneur and film producer, founder of Granada Television.
Sky TV was launched in Britain
Comic Relief held the first 'Red Nose Day'
Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was expelled from Bolivia and flew to France to be tried for crimes against humanity
The US Air Force lost a 3500 kg hydrogen bomb – the Tybee Bomb – off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. It has never been recovered.
Bill Haley and his Comets arrive in England, 1957, in the Queen Elizabeth, for rock and roll tour.
Hollywood film studio United Artists was founded by actors Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith
Prince of Wales (future George IV) made Regent after George III deemed insane
Birth of Carl Spitzweg, German artist .