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Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley is born

Cynthia Rowley is an American fashion designer based in the West Village of New York City. Rowley was given the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Legend of Fashion award, alongside her husband Bill Powers. In 2015, Rowley won the Designer of the Year award at the 37th Annual American Apparel and Footwear Association American Image Awards.

The first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy is published

The Fellowship of the Ring is the first of three volumes of the epic novel The Lord of the Rings by the English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It is followed by The Two Towers and The Return of the King. It takes place in the fictional universe of Middle-earth.

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris inaugurates

The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle. Inspired by the Arch of Titus in Rome, Italy, the Arc de Triomphe has an overall height of 50 meters, a width of 45 m, and depth of 22 m.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1970

Jonah Falcon

died 1974

Cass Elliot

born 1974

Josh Radnor