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.
1942: Actor and writer Richard O'Brien, best known for writing the cult musical "The Rocky Horror Show," is born Richard Timothy Smith in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. O'Brien not only wrote the stage musical, but also co-wrote the screenplay of the 1975 film adaptation of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and appeared in the film himself as the character Riff Raff. He has also appeared in other movies such as "Flash Gordon," "Dark City," "Ever After" and "Dungeons & Dragons."
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