The Scottsboro Boys are arrested, John and Yoko take to bed, a New York City nightclub fire kills 87, and mad cow disease halts British beef exports, all on this day.
1988: Dancer and choreographer Robert Joffrey, the co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet known for his highly imaginative modern ballets, dies of AIDS at the age of 57 in New York City. He's seen here in a still from the 2012 documentary "Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance."
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