"Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.
1873: French novelist and performer Colette, best known for her novel "Gigi," which Lerner and Loewe would use as the basis the stage and film musical comedies of the same title, is born Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in Yonne, France.
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