1926: Leslie Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. After a long and varied acting career that included films such as Forbidden Planet (1956) and Airplane! (1980), Nielson appeared as the wealthy, nearsighted Quincy Magoo in Mr. Magoo (1997).
1985: Henry Hathaway, director of Prince Valiant (1954), died.
2000: Filmmaker Roger Vadim died. In 1968, he directed his then-wife Jane Fonda in Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy, based on the eponymous comic book by Jean-Claude Forrest.