Man walks on the moon!! Affirming the late President Kennedy’s promise, Neil Armstrong is the first person to ever step onto the lunar surface exclaiming “That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind”
Yasser Arafat is elected Palestine Liberation Organization leader a post he will hold until his death in 2004
Golda Meir becomes the first female prime minister of Israel
An explosion and oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, spills 100 – 300,000 barrels of oil
An American teenager known as Robert R. becomes patient #1 in the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic
John Lennon records “Give Peace a Chance” for his bed-in for peace demonstration
Edward M. Kennedy drives off a bridge on his way home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island killing his companion Mary Jo Kopechne
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