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.
1950: Singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel, who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the rock group Genesis before leaving the band in 1975 for a successful solo career, is born in Chobham, Surrey, England. Some of Gabriel's better known solo hits include "Solsbury Hill," "Shock the Monkey," "Sledgehammer," "Big Time" and "In Your Eyes."
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