1284 – Alledgedly the day in which 130 children were led out of the town of Hamelin by the Pied Piper.
1901 – Birth of Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer/songwriter. His birth year may also have been 1893 or 1898, and I’ve also seen 1903 given ! 1901 generally seems to be the most likely.
1904 – Birth of Peter Lorre, Hungarian actor.
1909 – Birth of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s manager
1963 – John F. Kennedy, on a visit to West Berlin, made his famous “I am a doughnut” speech.