Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
1971: Actor and stunt performer Johnny Knoxville, best known as a co-creator and cast member of the TV and film series "Jackass," is born Philip John Clapp in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville has also appeared in movies such as "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Men in Black II," "Walking Tall," "The Ringer," "The Last Stand" and "Bad Grandpa."
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