The UK hit a milestone after giving 10 million people a COVID-19 vaccination.
5 Seconds of Summer member Luke Hemmings posted his first YouTube video.
The video was a cover of Mike Posner’s song, “Please Don’t Go.”
A Russian cosmonaut flew aboard a NASA Space Shuttle for the first time.
Sergei K. Krikalev made history when he flew aboard NASA’s Discovery Space Shuttle for the first mission of the joint Shuttle-Mir Program, STS-60. While later Shuttle-Mir missions did go to the Mir space station, this mission performed several experiments. A major highlight was a live audio and video hookup between the shuttle and Mir. Good Morning America televised the event, in which astronauts from the shuttle and the station communicated with each other.
Mother Teresa and The Pope met in Calcutta, where they both fed the sick.
A week-long blizzard struck Iran and killed 4,000 people, making it the deadliest in history.
The first weather satellite (ESSA-1) was launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Rock and roll musician Buddy Holly died during a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
Musicians Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” J. P. Richardson were also onboard and lost their lives. As a result, this day became known as “The Day the Music Died.”
The temperature plunged to -81.4°F in Snag, Yukon, Canada, making it the coldest recorded temperature in North America.
Walt Disney released “3 Caballeros” in the United States.
New Zealand suffered its most fatal natural disaster in history during the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 256 people and injured thousands more.
P.T. Barnum purchased the world-famous circus elephant Jumbo.
Switzerland opened the world’s first commercial cheese factory.
The first paper money was issued in America in the Colony of Massachusetts.
The trend quickly caught on, and eventually, other colonies issued paper money as well.