Booth Tarkington 1869
- 1914 - The first transcontinental telephone service was inaugurated when two people held a conversation between New York, NY and San Francisco, CA.
- 1957 - Jack Paar began hosting the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV.
- 1958 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress.
- 1968 - Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church's stance against artificial methods of birth control.
- 1981 - England's Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married.
- 1985 - General Motors announced that Spring Hill, TN, would be the home of the Saturn automobile assembly plant.