L. Ron Hubbard, science-fiction author and founder of Scientology, is born. Among the stories L. Ron Hubbard will write for Scientology is that we are immortal beings who have forgotten our true selves due, in part, to trauma caused by an alien tyrant named Xenu. Billions of beings were brought to earth by Xenu around 75 million years ago in spacecraft the looks a lot like Douglas DC-8 airplanes, dropped into volcanoes, then killed with hydrogen bombs.
Those of us with physical bodies are afflicted with the clingy souls of those killed, called Thetans, and the goal of Scientology is to help a person become "Clear" of the clingy Thetans. In exchange for lots and lots of money.