Death of Jean-Claude Forest, French comic book writer and illustrator, creator of ‘Barbarella’.
Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologised for the 1970s genocide in .
Dissident playwright Vaclav Havel was elected President of Czechoslovakia
Death of Harold Macmillan, former British prime minister
The first Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule was launched in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Worst night of The Blitz
Death of Wilhelm Maybach, German automotive engineer and industrialist who designed the first Mercedes cars
Death of Rainer Maria Rilke, Austro-German poet
Birth of William Gladstone, serial British Prime Minister.
Birth of Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States .
Birth of Empress Elizabeth of Russia
Murder of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury Cathedral