History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
1944: Singer-songwriter Robbie Robertson, best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary lyricist within The Band, is born Jaime Robert Klegerman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Robertson is credited for writing such classics as "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Up On Cripple Creek."
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Warner Bros. Records
Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images
Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
David McNew/Getty Images
From Taronga Zoo via CNN
It's easy to upload your photos and/or videos on News8000.com. Once you do, we'll share your upload with the community!
No email address was supplied by
To complete your registration on this site, please supply an address.
Please confirm or modify the email address to which you will have subscription offers sent.
For a more personalized experience, please supply the following optional information.