In 1792, the French National Convention voted to abolish the monarchy. In 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was first published. In 1938, the Great New England Hurricane, also known as the Long Island Express, made landfall with little advance notice on Long Island, New York.
H.G. Wells (1866-1946), historian/novelist; Chuck Jones (1912-2002), animator; Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) singer/songwriter; Henry Gibson (1935-2009), comedian/actor; Stephen King (1947- ), writer; Bill Murray (1950- ), actor; Ethan Coen (1957- ), filmmaker; Cheryl Hines (1965- ), actress; Faith Hill (1967- ), singer; Anne Burrell (1969- ), chef/TV personality; Samantha Power (1970- ), diplomat; Luke Wilson (1971- ), actor; Maggie Grace (1983- ), actress; Jason Derulo (1989- ), singer
In 1970, Monday Night Football was broadcast on ABC for the first time.
In his early career, best-selling author Stephen King published books under both his own name and a pen name (Richard Bachman), because publishers told him audiences wouldn't buy more than one book per year from the same writer.
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race." – H.G. Wells