1779 – Poet Thomas Moore (Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, The Last Rose of Summer, Oft in the Stilly Night) was born in Dublin.
1888 – Jim Thorpe, Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon and pentathlon (Stockholm 1912); professional baseball and football player, was born in Prague, OK.
1908 – Author Ian Fleming (James Bond series) was born in London.
1929 – Warner Brothers debuted the first all-color talking picture, On With the Show, at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.
1934 – The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario to Oliva and Elzire Dionne. Marie, Cecile, Yvonne, Emilie and Annette were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
1935 – John Steinbeck published his first successful novel, Tortilla Flat.
1937 – The government of Germany formed the state-owned automobile company, Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH.
1953 – The first 3-D cartoon, Melody, a Walt Disney creation/RKO picture, premiered at the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, CA.