Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1947 – The “Hollywood Ten” are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios (More info)

1952 – Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery play ‘The Mousetrap’ opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, eventually becoming the longest continuously-running play in history (More info)

1963 – President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (More info)

1984 – Thirty-six top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia (More info)

1986 – US Attorney General Edwin Meese announces that profits from covert weapons sales to Iran were illegally diverted to the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua (More info)