(1903) – The Wizard of Oz premiered on Broadway in New York City. The show ran for 293 performances and was made into the Metro Goldwyn Mayer film starring Judy Garland in 1939.
(1927) – Faust becomes the first national opera broadcast from a US opera house in Chicago.
(1940) – Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus was born. Nicklaus won 73 PGA Championships during his career, the third most of all time. He retired in 2005.
(1985) – North Carolina and South Carolina set state records for low temperatures. Caesar’s Head, SC hits -19°F and Mt. Mitchell, NC hits -34°F.
(2003) – The US Census Bureau announced that its most recent census revealed the Hispanic population outnumbered the Black population for the first time in the country’s history.