The Mississippi River is rocked by earthquakes, Baltimore burns, Chaplin debuts "The Tramp," The Beatles arrive in America, and space shuttle astronauts make the first untethered spacewalk, all on this day.
1962: Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard, who has appeared in movies such as "Ocean's Twelve," "Mystery Men," "Shadow of the Vampire," "The Cat's Meow," "Across the Universe" and "Valkyrie," is born in Aden, Yemen, then known as the Colony of Aden in the Aden Protectorate. Izzard, who is also known for his cross-dressing, won an Emmy for his 1998 comedy special "Dress to Kill" and also starred in the short-lived cable TV drama "The Riches."
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