"The Hobbit" is published for the first time, Jimmy Hendrix becomes Jimi, Sandra Day O'Connor is confirmed as the first female Supreme Court justice, and a track superstar dies, all on this day.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience releases a cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower." The single reached No. 5 on the British charts and No. 20 on the U.S. Billboard chart, Hendrix's only top 20 entry there.