Bruno Hauptmann is convicted in the Lindbergh baby case, France tests a nuclear weapon, and the last "Peanuts" comic strip runs, all on this day.
2002: Country singer-songwriter Waylon Jennings, best known for songs such as "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line," "Good Hearted Woman," "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)," "I've Always Been Crazy" and "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys," dies in his sleep of diabetic complications at the age of 64 in Chandler, Ariz. In 1976 he released the album "Wanted! The Outlaws" with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter, which went on to become the first platinum-selling country music album. Jennings was also the narrator for the TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard," which he also composed and sang the theme song for.
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