The first Social Security check is issued, America launches its first satellite into orbit, McDonald's comes to Moscow, and "Avatar" hits the $2 billion mark, all on this day.
1987: Singer and musician Marcus Mumford, best known as the lead singer of Mumford & Sons, is born in Yorba Linda, California, to British parents. His family moved back to their native England when Mumford was 6 months old and he grew up in London.
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