Italian statesman, diplomat, and author of “The Prince,” Niccolo Machiavelli died.
Three civil rights workers—James E. Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 21; and Michael Schwerner, 24—disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss. In 2005, 41 years after the disappearance, Edgar Killen was convicted of their murders.
John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted murder of President Ronald Reagan.
The WNBA made its debut.
Michael Melvill pilots the first privately-developed spacecraft,SpaceShipOne, into space.