Kentucky became the 15th state in the United States.
Tennessee became the 16th state in the United States.
The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was published.
General Charles De Gaulle became the premier of France.
Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, died.
Cable News Network (CNN) debuted.
Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra went on a shooting spree, killing his father, mother, sister, brother, and other members of the royal family before shooting himself.