evil wiki meme
Spotted this going around so thought I'd drop my thoughts in:
1937 - Wallace H. Carothers receives a patent for nylon.
1959 - Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba after President Fulgencio Batista was overthrown on January 1.
1978 - The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois). Long live cix.
1950 - Peter Hain, British politician (shudder)
1954 - Iain Banks, Scottish author (coincidentally picked up my copy of Consider Phelbas yesterday to re-read)
1980 - Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895) (I didn't use his methods in my PhD - his work is with molecular orbitals, rather than molecular dynamics)