Death of Kenneth Connor, British comedy actor (‘Carry On’ films) .
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, and his wife Hannah, were made honorary citizens of the United States, over 250 years after their deaths
The Mount Erebus disaster: an Air New Zealand plane crashed into Mount Erebus during a sightseeing trip, killing all 257 people on board
Death of Enid Blyton, British children’s writer .
Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon became autonomous republics within the French Community.
Death of James Corbitt, executed for the murder of his girlfriend by public executioner Albert Pierrepoint, the man who he sang Danny Boy with in a duet on the night of the murder.
Birth of Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist .
Birth of Alberto Moravia, Italian writer (A major figure in 20th-century Italian literature)
Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin
Death of Washington Irving, American writer of the first American short stories (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, and others)
William Blake born 1757 (died 1827). Poet and engraver.
Royal Society Founded