John Efrati was born.
1957 - The Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into orbit around the Earth, ushering in the Space Age and Space Race.
1970 - Rock singer Janis Joplin was found dead of a drug overdose at age 27.
Blake Bakal was born.
1962 - The Beatles released their first hit, "Love Me Do," in Britain.
2001 - Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire's record of 71 home runs in one season when he hit his 71st and 72nd homers.
Tommy Nestor was born.
1927 - "The Jazz Singer," the first full-length talking picture, starring Al Jolson, debuted.
1973 - The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.
Kaitlin McVeigh was born.
Leo Fahey was born.
1849 - Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.
2003 - California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place.
John McCann was born.
John McFadden was born.
Kenny Pena was born.
1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only perfect game in a World Series.
2004 - Martha Stewart began her prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp.
1888 - For the first time, the public was admitted to the Washington Monument.
1930 - Aviator Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States.
Linda Peavey was born.
Lauren O’Connor was born.
1886 - The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.
1973 - Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with tax evasion.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS