1564 * William Shakespeare, English playwright, poet and actor, born
1661 Charles II was crowned King of England.
1928 * Shirley Temple Black, US child star who later became US
Ambassador to Ghana.
1936 * Roy Orbison, US singer and songwriter who sung the hit song
1942 * Lee Majors, US actor, best known for the TV series The Six
Million Dollar Man.
1968 The first decimal coins appeared throughout Britain in
preparation for replacing the outdated system of pounds, shillings
and pence by 1971.
1969 In the US, Sirhan Sirhan was found guilty of the assassination
of Robert Kennedy.
1979 A 33-year-old teacher died from head injuries after a bloody
battle breaks out between police and demonstrators in Southall.
1984 The discovery of a virus which may cause Aids, the fatal
disease sweeping through America, was hailed as a "monumental
breakthrough" in medical research.
1998 James Earl Ray, the convicted killer of black American civil
rights leader Martin Luther King died in prison.
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