Rome burns, a famous gunslinger kills for the first time, Marilyn Monroe passes a big test, and The King's first single is released, all on this day.
1976: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the TV series "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories, is born in London, England. He is also known for his roles in the movies "Atonement," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "War Horse," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "12 Years a Slave" and "August: Osage County."
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