Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 46 years, 5 months and 12 days
David Bowie releases his breakthrough album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"
- Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie, Rhodesia)
- Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London
- US bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed