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.
1928: Astronaut Jim Lovell, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control, is born in Cleveland, Ohio. Lovell was also the command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit, and received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Darren McCollester/Getty Images
National Archives and Records Administration
CNN, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Pictures
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
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.