Born this day
Hans Mondt (1941 - 1995) Dutch
Sir Nigel Hawthorne (1929 - 2001 ) UK
Actor, perhaps best remembered for his role as Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Permanent Secretary in the 1980s sitcom Yes Minister and the Cabinet Secretary in its sequel, Yes, Prime Minister.
Joe Meek (1929 - 1967) UK
Composer / Record Producer / Lyricist
Kim Ji-hoo (1985 – 2008) South Korean
Actor / Model
Died this dayAllen Ginsberg (1926 - 1997) US
Marlon Riggs (1957 - 1994) US
Director / Poet / Activist
Sodomy in history,
1923 — Delaware prohibits probation for sodomy.
1939 — Massachusetts requires notice to police whenever someone convicted of sodomy is released from prison.
1961 — The Ohio Supreme Court upholds the sodomy conviction of a man based entirely on "unusual circumstances" occurring near his home and "strange conduct" of the defendant. The dissenters say that they "do not recall reviewing a record more replete with prejudicial error" and that they "cannot find any evidence of acts even related to the charge in the indictment."
1995 — Arizona Governor Fife Symington vetoes a bill to exempt misdemeanant sex offenders (such as those convicted of consensual sodomy) from DNA testing.