On this Date
Baseball Hall of Famer Whitey Herzog is 87. Actor Charlie Robinson is 73. Actor Lou Ferrigno is 67. Gospel singer Donnie McClurkin is 59. Rapper Pepa (Salt-N-Pepa) is 49. Rapper Country singer Corey Smith is 39.
TODAY IN HISTORY
In 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom or deliberate persecution that became known as “Kristallnacht.”
In 1967, a Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy on a successful test flight.