The first English child born in Canada was born in Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland, in 1613. A fire at a barn dance in Okoritofulpos, Hungary, killed 312 people in 1910. A 9.2 earthquake in Alaska killed 125 people and cause significant damage to the city of Anchorage in 1964. The worst airline disaster in history took place in Tenerife in 1977, when two Boeing 747s collided on a foggy runway, killing 583 people.
Born today: Baron Haussmann (1809-1891), William Röntgen (1845-1923), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), Gloria Swanson (1899-1983), Sarah Vaughn (1924-1990), Mstislav Rostropovich (1927-2007), Julian Glover (1935), Michael York (1942) and Tony Banks (1950).