1904 - Surrealist artist Salvador Dali was born in Figueras, Spain.
1933 - Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, was born Louis Eugene Walcott in Roxbury, Mass.
1964 – “My Guy” by Mary Wells hit #1.
1967 – Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce) begins recording “Disraeli Gears” in New York City.
1972 - Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams and cash.
1972 - Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup, beating NY Rangers, 4 games to 2
1981 – Bob Marley dies of cancer in a Miami hospital at the age of 36.
1985 - 55 people died when a flash fire swept a packed soccer stadium in Bradford, England.
1985 – “Crazy for You” by Madonna topped the charts and remained there for one week.
1990 - NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
1994 - Arkansas put two convicted murderers to death; it was the first time a state executed two people on the same day since the U.S. Supreme Court allowed states to restore the death penalty in 1976.
2006 - Former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson died in New Paltz, N.Y.; he was 71.