On this day:

1977: The Space Shuttle, Enterprise takes off on its maiden flight mounted on a Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

1930: Pluto is discovered Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered the dwarf planet when sifting through photographs taken a month earlier.

Born on this day:

1974: Yevgeny Kafelnikov: Russian tennis player

1954: John Travolta: American actor, singer, producer

Gone on this day:

1967: J. Robert Oppenheimer: American physicist inventor of the atom bomb.

1564: Michelangelo: Italian painter, sculptor