1 On this day in 1924, the first newsreel featuring U.S. presidential candidates was filmed. The footage showed images of Calvin Coolidge, John W. Davis, and Robert La Follette during their campaigns, according to Britannica.
2 This day marks the historic track-and-field win of four gold medals by Carl Lewis at the 1984 summer Olympics. After his win, Lewis became only the third track-and-field athlete to achieve this feat, according to Britannica.
3 The top five fiction bestsellers on the New York Times Best Seller List on this day in 1985 were: 1. “Skeleton Crew” by Stephen King, 2. “The Fourth Deadly Sin” by Lawrence Sanders, 3. “The Hunt for Red October” by Tom Clancy, 4. “The Cider House Rules” by John Irving, and 5. “Jubal Sackett” by Louis L’Amour, according to the New York Times.