1988 - Near Maui, Hawaii, a flight attendant is sucked out of Aloha Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when an upper part of the plane's cabin area rips off in mid-flight. Metal fatigue is later found to be the cause of the failure.
1990 - After 6,237 performances, the Broadway musical A Chorus Line closes.
2003 - Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store launches, selling 1 million songs in its first week.
1981 - Jessica Alba, American actress
1937 - Saddam Hussein, former leader of Iraq
1926 - Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer (b. 1857)