- 1230 - Ottokar I king of Bohemia, died.
1890 - Sioux Indian chief Sitting Bull was killed by Native American police.
1939 - The movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.
1944 - Band leader Glenn Miller disappeared in a plane crash over the English Channel.
1961 - Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court for organizing the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.
1964 - Canada adopted its national flag, a red maple leaf on a white background.
1966 - Walt Disney died in Los Angeles.
1997 - Lillian Disney widow of Walt Disney, died.