It’s that time again. Yay Monday! What’re you up to?
The rest of my week is shaping up to be pretty weird with me having to run on both west coast time and GMT, and I don’t have a lot to do today (as of this moment), so I’m thinking I’m gonna finally go catch A Quiet Place and Avengers: Infinity War today. Going to treat myself to food I can’t eat again for a while since I do need to be serious about losing some weight and being in better shape generally. Probably Chic-Fil-A between movies and something afterwards for dinner. So hopefully my Monday will go okay for the most part.
- 1878 – The last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown, an adherent of Christian Science, accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her through his mental powers.
- 1955 – Cold War: Eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, sign a mutual defense treaty called the Warsaw Pact.
- 1961 – Civil rights movement: The Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and the civil rights protesters are beaten by an angry mob.
- 1988 – Carrollton bus collision: A drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. Twenty-seven die in the crash and ensuing fire.
- 1863 – John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician, founder of the Fields Medal (d. 1932)
- 1944 – George Lucas, American director, producer, and screenwriter, founded Lucasfilm
- 1952 – David Byrne, Scottish singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- 1952 – Robert Zemeckis, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1961 – Tim Roth, English actor and director
- 1962 – Ian Astbury, English-Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1962 – Danny Huston, Italian-American actor and director
- 1966 – Marianne Denicourt, French actress, director, and screenwriter
- 1966 – Mike Inez, American rock bass player and songwriter (Alice In Chains)
- 1966 – Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter, dancer and model (Milli Vanilli)
- 1966 – Raphael Saadiq, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1969 – Cate Blanchett, Australian actress
- 1971 – Sofia Coppola, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1973 – Indira Varma, British actress
- 1976 – Martine McCutcheon, English actress and singer
- 1940 – Emma Goldman, Lithuanian author and activist (b. 1869)
- 1982 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor (b. 1909)
- 1987 – Rita Hayworth, American actress and dancer (b. 1918)
- 1993 – William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American journalist and publisher (b. 1908)
- 1997 – Harry Blackstone Jr., American magician and author (b. 1934)
- 1998 – Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (b. 1915)
- 2003 – Wendy Hiller, English actress (b. 1912)
- 2003 – Robert Stack, American actor and producer (b. 1919)
- 2015 – B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1925)
- 2016 – Darwyn Cooke, American comic book writer and artist (b. 1962)
- 2017 – Powers Boothe, American actor (b. 1948)