1933 - Wiley Post becomes first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1934 - Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
1942 - The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
1936 - Tom Robbins, American author
1939 - Terence Stamp, English actor
1915 - Sir Sandford Fleming, a Canadian engineer and inventor, known for the introduction of Universal Standard Time