The deadliest earthquake in recorded history hits China, Duke Ellington plays Carnegie Hall, North Korea captures a U.S. Navy ship, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class, all on this day.
1969: Hockey Hall of Fame left winger Brendan Shanahan is born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Shanahan played with the St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils during a 21-year career, but is best known for his years with Detroit, helping the Red Wings to Stanley Cup championships in 1997, 1998 and 2002. He scored 656 goals in his NHL career, making him, at the time of his 2009 retirement, the leader among active NHL players for goals scored. He also won a gold medal as part of Team Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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