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.
1944: Actress Stockard Channing, best known for playing Betty Rizzo in the movie musical "Grease" and her portrayal of first lady Abbey Bartlet in the TV political drama "The West Wing," is born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard in New York City. Channing also starred in the movie "Six Degrees of Separation," in a role she originated on the stage, earning Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her performance.
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