Playwright William Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon, England.
Hank Aaron hit the first of his 755 home runs.
Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death (later reduced to a life sentence) for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
Coca-Cola announced that it was changing its formula and introduced New Coke.
James Earl Ray, convicted of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died.
The U.S. resumed diplomatic relations with Libya.