Coca-Cola is brewed for the first time, Elvis Presley begins boot camp, the last U.S. soldiers leave Vietnam, Henry Fonda wins his first and only Oscar, and the Tennessee Lady Vols complete an unbeaten season, all on this day.
1943: Actor, writer and composer Eric Idle, best known as a member of the Monty Python comedy team (seen here third from right), is born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. Idle is also known as a member of the Beatles parody band The Rutles and as the author of the Broadway musical "Spamalot."
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