1870: The first women's fraternity, Kappa Alpha Theta, is formed at DePauw University.
1888: The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C..
1951: Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flats.
1967: Apollo 1 - Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of the spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center.
1967: More than sixty nations sign the Outer Space Treaty banning nuclear weapons in space.
1967: The Doors self titled debut album is released.
1973: Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War.
1832: Lewis Carroll, English author.
1850: Edward J. Smith, captain of the Titanic.
1885: Jerome Kern, American composer.
1908: William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate.
1912: Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher and Diana Ross' second husband.
1918: Skitch Henderson, bandleader.
1918: Elmore James, blues musician.
1921: Donna Reed, actress.
1930: Bobby Blue Bland, singer.
1933: Mohamed Al-Fayed, billionaire businessman.
1936: Troy Donahue, actor.
1959: Keith Olbermann, news presenter .
1961: Marciso Rodriguez, fashion designer.
1964: Bridget Fonda, actress.
1965: Alan Cumming, actor.
1980: Marat Safin, tennis player.
1987: Zuleidy, Spanish porn star.
1967: Edward White - Crew of Apollo 1.