A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.
1890: Charles de Gaulle, a French military commander and politician who would become president of France from 1959 to 1969, is born in Lille, France.
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