The first “official” comic book convention was known as this.
- Academy-Con I
- Detroit Triple Fan Fair
- Golden State Comic-Con
- New York Comicon
Today in History: Born on August 5
Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and author of "The Necklace."
Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Ami Foster, television actress (Punky Brewster); nominated eight times for Young Actress Award.