1910 – Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs.
1919 – Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day and 48-hour week.
1927 – George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin’s musical “Funny Face”, starring Fred Astaire and his sister Adele Astaire, opens at the new Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs 244 performances.
1934 – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show.
1936 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Pinehurst CC: Denny Shute wins first of his consecutive PGA titles, defeating Jimmy Thomson, 3 & 2.
1943 – FDR, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan.
1954 – Humane Society (US) forms in Washington, D.C.
1955 – RCA Records make its best investment paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley’s contract.
1957 – Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry”
1961 – St. Louis Hawk Bob Petit sets NBA record, hitting 19 or 19 free throws.
1963 – US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
1970 – 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins.
1977 – Regular Concorde passenger service between NYC and Europe begins.
1985 – Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens.
1989 – MLB center fielder Kirby Puckett signs record $3,000,000 per year contract with Minnesota Twins.
1996 – O.J. Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is “absolutely not true”
1999 – Fortune Magazine names General Electric CEO Jack Welch ‘Manager of the Century’
2005 – Ted Koppel retires from late night television news program :“Nightline with Ted Koppel”, after 25 years with the show, 41 Emmy Awards, and 42 years with ABC.
2015 – Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
2016 – US President Barack Obama posthumously awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral Grace Hopper.