Death of Andy Kaufman, American actor and entertainer. (Played Latka Gravas in Taxi and appeared in numerous US comedy shows)
Death of Irwin Shaw, award-winning American writer
Dam Buster' raids on Ruhr dams by RAF
The first Academy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
US Congress passed the Sedition Act, which restricted freedom of speech – especially criticism of the government – during wartime.
The first branch of the Women's Institute (WI) to hold a meeting in Britain was in Llanfair PG (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch).
Battle of Stratton where Hopton for the Royalist defeated the Parliamentarians under the Earl of Stamford.