1956 John Wayne in the Worst Film of the 50s The Conqueror, starring John Wayne as Genghis Khan premiers in the U.S. It has been called the worst film of the 50's. Also starring Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and Pedro Armendáriz. Shot downwind of an above-ground nuclear test site, it has been blamed for the cancer deaths of its stars and many of the rest of the cast and crew.
1928 Ku Klux Klan announces they are shedding their masks and changing their name to Knights of the Green Forest.
1932 Ted Kennedy d. 2009 (Edward Moore Kennedy), American politician, U.S. Senator (D. Massachusetts 1962-2009). He was a proponent of modern American liberalism. In 1969, he drove his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, resulting in the death of passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.
1894 Enid Markey d. 1981 American actress. Film: Tarzan of the Apes (1918, making her the first Jane of Tarzan films).
1732 George Washington d. 1799 first U.S. President (1789-97). "Father of the Country."
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