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.
1996: Actor Martin Balsam, known for his Oscar-winning role as Arnold Burns in "A Thousand Clowns" and his role as private investigator Milton Arbogast in "Psycho," dies of a sudden stroke at age 76 in Rome, Italy. Balsam also won a Tony Award for his appearance in the 1967 Broadway production of "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running" and appeared in movies such as "On the Waterfront," "12 Angry Men," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Carpetbaggers," "Cape Fear," "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" and "All the President's Men."
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