1947 - Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane's first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it, never went into production.
1963 - The Beach Boys' "Be True To Your School" was released.
1966 - Mississippi John Hurt died at the age of 73.
Musical birthdays -
- Jay Black (Jay and The Americans) 1938
- Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses) 1960
- k.d. lang 1961