Death of Martin Rodbell, American biochemist who discovered Gproteins which allow cells to send signals, Nobel Prize winner.
The Spitak earthquake in Armenia killed 50,000 people and destroyed the entire city.
The Japanese attacked the US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, bringing the USA into World War II
Lloyd-George becomes British Prime Minister of the coalition
James Madison was elected 4th President of the United States .
William Pitt becomes youngest PM
Covent Garden Opera House opens