The Council of Konstanz convened in 1414. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring was publicly performed for the first time in 1913 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. I think we all know what those wacky French people did. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953. The Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985 killed 39 spectators.
Born today: Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909), G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), Bob Hope (1903-2003), Danny Elfman (1953), Rupert Everett (1959), Melissa Ethridge (1961), Noel Gallagher (1967), Mel B (1975) and Andrei Arshavin (1981).