1912: Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York.
1918: 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8.
1929: 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
1931: "M" Fritz Lang's first sound film starring Peter Lorre premieres in Berlin.
1956: Pinky Lee Show last airs on NBC-TV.
1968: Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park" album.
1969: British comedy troupe Monty Python forms, made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin debuts in London.
2001: Actress Suzanne Pleshette (64) weds actor Tom Poston (79) at Manhattan's City Hall.