Death of Falco, Austrian rock singer .
Death of Carl Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys)
Washington National Airport was renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport
Death of Chris Gueffroy, the last person to be killed while trying to escape over the Berlin Wall
American electrical engineer Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first ever patent for an integrated circuit
Seven members of Manchester United Football Club were killed in a plane crash in Munich.
George VI dies; Elizabeth II queen, returns from Kenya
Birth of Leslie Crowther, British comedian and quiz show host .
Women over 30 gained the right to vote in Britain .
Treaty of Waitangi signed – Maori chiefs in New Zealand recognise British sovereignty in return for tribes being guaranteed possession of their lands
Death of Richard Lemon Lander, British explorer of West Africa
Death of Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist .
Birth of James Ewell Brown (‘Jeb’) Stuart, American Confederate general .
Death of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, English landscape gardener .
Birth of Antonio Vieira, Portuguese writer .
Maximilian I assumed the title of Holy Roman Emperor .