In 1945, U.S. troops landed on the Japanese island of Okinawa. In 1960, TIROS-1, the first weather satellite, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed a bill that banned cigarette ads on radio and TV.
Otto von Bismarck (1815-98), German political leader; Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), playwright; Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943), composer; Milan Kundera (1929- ), writer; Debbie Reynolds (1932- ), actress; Ali MacGraw (1939- ), actress; Samuel Alito (1950- ), U.S. Supreme Court justice; Rachel Maddow (1973- ), TV personality; David Oyelowo (1976- ), actor; Randy Orton (1980- ), pro wrestler
In 1973, veteran Boston Celtic John Havlicek scored a career-high 54 points against the Atlanta Hawks, setting a Celtic playoff record.
The United Nations estimated there were 35.0 million people worldwide living with HIV as of 2013.
"Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." – Otto von Bismarck