Hou Baolin (L) showcases his talent for comedy.
1917: Xiangsheng master Hou Baolin's birthday
1927: Wu Changshuo passed away.
1974: Marshal Peng Dehuai passed away.
1995: TheState Council confirmed the reincarnation of the Grand Living Buddha, Gyantsen Norpo, as the 11th Panchen Lama.
1998: The International University Sports Federation executive committee plenary session, announced Beijing as the host of 2001 World University Games.