American talk show The Jenny Jones Show was ordered to pay $25 million to the family of a man shot to death after revealing a crush on a male guest
In a referendum, the people of London voted to elect their own mayor for the first time.
Death of Eddie Rabbitt, American musician .
Mannie Shinwell, veteran politician, dies aged 101
US Vietnam veterans who had become ill after being exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange were awarded a $180 million settlement
The Council of Europe was founded during the Hague Congress .
Nazi Germany surrenders - VE Day
Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister
RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off coast of Ireland – 1,198 died
Birth of Edwin Land, American inventor of the Polaroid camera
Birth Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture and other much loved classics.
Birth of Johannes Brahms, German composer .