Died 2009: Soupy Sales (American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado)
Died 2003: Fred Berry (actor)
1910: The first cork-centered baseball, invented by Benjamin Shibe, was used in the World Series in Chicago
Died 1916: Leo Clarke (Victoria Cross recipient)
Died 1973: Walt Kelly (cartoonist)
1829: Sam Patch, the Yankee Leaper, jumped 120 feet from a platform atop Niagara Falls into the river below. He survived.
Born 1815: Francis Lubbock (Texas governor)
Born 1881: P. G. Wodehouse (author, humorist)