In 1971, the UN General Assembly voted to admit the People's Republic of China as the country's official representative government, expelling Taiwan. In 1983, U.S. Marines and Army Rangers invaded Grenada to overthrow a Marxist regime. In 2002, Senator Paul Wellstone (D, MN) and seven others were killed in a plane crash in northern Minnesota.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), artist; Charles Coughlin (1891-1979), inflammatory radio host/priest; Minnie Pearl (1912-96), comedienne; Bobby Thomson (1923-2010), baseball player; Marion Ross (1928- ), actress; Helen Reddy (1941- ), singer/songwriter; Anne Tyler (1941- ), novelist; Midori Goto (1971- ), violinist; Pedro Martinez (1971- ), baseball player; Katy Perry (1984- ), singer; Ciara (1985- ), singer
In 1986, the New York Mets came back in the 10th inning to beat the Boston Red Sox to win Game 6 of the World Series.
Picasso's final words reportedly were "Drink to me."
"Show business is made up of disappointments, and it's through life's disappointments that you grow." – Minnie Pearl