What happened today in history?
- 1791 – The Observer is published for the first time. It is the first newspaper to be published on a Sunday.
- 1872 – The Mary Celeste ship is discovered crewless and hardly damaged.
- 1937 – The Dandy comic is published for the first time.
- 1954 – The first Burger King restaurant opens in Miami, Florida.
Who was born today?
- 1930 – Ronnie Corbett – British actor and comedian (one of the Two Ronnies)
- 1949 – Jeff Bridges – American actor (The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, Tron and Iron Man)
Who died today?
- 1993 – Frank Zappa – American singer-songwriter.
- 2011 – Socrates – Bazilian footballer.