1944 – On this day in 1944, 800 Gypsy children, including more than a hundred boys between 9 and 14 years old are systematically murdered. Auschwitz was really a group of camps, designated I, II, and III.
1956 – “Giant”, directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean in his last role, premieres in NYC.
1966 The Beach Boys release their influential single “Good Vibrations”.
1985 – American motion-picture actor, director, producer, and writer Orson Welles died.
2014 – Malala Yousafzai & Kailash Satyarthi win the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
Via Britannica / On This Day