Theodore Kaczynski pleaded guilty to being the ‘Unabomber’, in Sacramento, California.
Death of Mike Hawthorn, British world champion racing driver, crashed while driving on the Guildford bypass
First football broadcast by BBC
First Labour government in Britain, headed by Ramsay MacDonald
Birth of U. Thant, Burmese diplomat, 3rd Secretary General of the UN
Birth of Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist and Nobel Prize winner.
(William) Dixie Dean born 1907 (died 1980). Footballer. In the 1927–8 season, in 42 matches, he scored 60 of Everton's 102 goals.
Queen Victoria dies
Boer War: Battle of Rorkes Drift