In 1953 over 27,000 North Korean POWs refuse repatriation when they're released by South Korea. And in 1959 a federal court rules that Arkansas's law closing public schools is unconstituttional. The school board does not appeal and reopens Little Rock schools in fall.
Born on this date - illustrator James Montgomery Flagg ["I Want You" poster] (1877), actress/singer Jeanette MacDonald (1901), actor Keye Luke (1904), bandleader Kay Kyser (1906), TV host Bud Collyer (1908), drummer/bandleader Ray McKinley (1910), composer/lyricist Sammy Cahn (1913), actor E.G. Marshall (1914) and actor Richard Boone (1917).