1926 - John Logie Baird demonstrates the first television broadcast.
1945 - World War II: The Red Army arrives at Auschwitz and Birkenau in Poland and find the Nazi concentration camp where 1.1-1.5 million people had been murdered.
1983 - World's longest subaqueous tunnel (53.90 km) opens in Japan connecting the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido.
1756 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
1954 - Peter Laird co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1967 - Crew of Apollo 1:
Roger Chaffee (b. 1935)
Virgil "Gus" Grissom (b. 1926)
Edward White (b. 1930)