On this day,
1998- Comedian Phil Hartman is shot to death by his wife Brynn in a murder-suicide
1995- The Russian town of Neftegorsk is nearly flattened when an earthquake registering a seven-point-five on the Richter scale hits the island of Sakhalin.
1987- German teenager Matthias Rust lands a private plane on Red Square in Moscow.
1978- Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams’ duet “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” tops the charts.
1968- Simon & Garfunkel’s classic, “Mrs. Robinson,” is number one.
1961- Amnesty International is founded.
1950- “Zoo Parade” hosted by Marlin Perkins and Jim Hurlbut premieres on N-B-C
1934- The Dionne quintuplets (Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie, and Yvonne) are born in Ontario
1892- The Sierra Club is founded.
1986- Actor Joseph Cross
1977- Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck
1968- Australian actress-singer Kylie Minogue.
1964- Actress Christa Miller
1949- Late punk singer Wendy O. Williams
1945- Singer-songwriter John Fogerty, lead singer Credence-Clearwater Revival.
1944- Singer Gladys Knight.
-Billy Vera (VERR-ah)
1936- Betty Shabazz (wife of Malcolm X)
1934- The Dionne Quintuplets (Marie, Cecile, Annette, Yvonne, Emilie)
1908- Author Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond series.
1888- Famed athlete Jim Thorpe.