In 2001, former Beatles guitarist, singer and songwriter George Harrison died in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer; he was 58.
1832: Louisa May Alcott, author of “Little Women,” was born in Germantown, Pa.
1890: At West Point, N.Y., the first Army-Navy football game was played.
1924: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels, Belgium, before he could complete his final opera, “Turandot.”
1961: A chimpanzee named Enos was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited the Earth twice before returning.
1981: Actress Natalie Wood drowned off California's Santa Catalina Island in what was described as a boating accident; she was 42.