The pilot episode of 'Supernatural,' created by Eric Kripke, aired on The WB Television Network.
Elton John released the single 'Candle in the Wind' as a tribute to Princess Diana of Wales.
The legal drama TV series 'Law & Order' aired for the first time on NBC.
'Uncle Sam' became the official nickname of the United States.
Super Mario Bros was released for the Nintendo Family Computer in Japan.
American sitcom 'Soap' became the first show to display the warning 'Viewer discretion advised.'
The animated mystery-comedy 'Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!' first aired on CBS.
The Beatles released their hit single 'Yesterday.'
The Soviet Union’s Luna 2 space probe became the first spacecraft to reach the moon’s surface.
Swiss engineer George de Mestral patented velcro.
Howard Hughes designed and built the world’s fastest plane called the H-1 racer, then, on this day, flew it at a new world speed record at 352 miles per hour in Santa Fe, California.
Henry Bliss became the first person killed in an automobile accident in the United States.
Chemist Michael Faraday discovered the Faraday Effect.
Michelangelo began his three-year project sculpting the Statue of David.