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Events

  • 2006 – Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.
  • 2002 – Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • 1992 – Space Shuttle program: Dr. Roberta Bondar becomes the first Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space.
  • 1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during a Super Bowl XVIII television commercial.
  • 1973 – The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
  • 1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
  • 1947 – KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood.
  • 1927 – Teddy Wakelam gives the first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
  • 1924 – Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 1917 – World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe.
  • 1890 – The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 1506 – The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.

Births

  • 1991 – Marcus Canty, American singer and dancer
  • 1990 – Logic, American rapper
  • 1988 – Asher Allen, American football player
  • 1988 – Greg Oden, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Ray Rice, American football player
  • 1984 – Leon Powe, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Shaun Cody, American football player
  • 1981 – Ben Moody, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1981 – Willa Ford, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1980 – Jake Grove, American football player
  • 1978 – Chone Figgins, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Ben Taylor, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
  • 1976 – James Dearth, American football player
  • 1976 – Jimmy Anderson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1969 – Keith Gordon, American baseball player and coach
  • 1969 – Olivia d'Abo, English-American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1968 – Guy Fieri, American chef, author, and television host
  • 1965 – Diane Lane, American actress
  • 1965 – Steven Adler, American rock drummer
  • 1962 – Jimmy Herring, American guitarist
  • 1961 – Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (d. 2010)
  • 1959 – Linda Blair, American actress
  • 1957 – Brian Dayett, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 – Steve Riley, American drummer
  • 1955 – Thomas David Jones, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1955 – Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
  • 1953 – Jim Jarmusch, American director and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Ramón Avilés, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1951 – Leon Roberts, American baseball player and manager
  • 1949 – J.P. Pennington, American country-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Mike Caldwell, American baseball player and coach
  • 1949 – Steve Perry, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1948 – Gilbert Levine, American conductor and academic
  • 1945 – Jophery Brown, American baseball player, actor, and stuntman (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – George Seifert, American football player and coach
  • 1938 – Joe Esposito, American author (d. 2016)
  • 1937 – Joseph Wambaugh, American police officer and author
  • 1936 – Alan J. Heeger, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1934 – Bill Bixby, American actor and director (d. 1993)
  • 1932 – Piper Laurie, American actress
  • 1931 – Sam Cooke, American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1927 – Joe Perry, American footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1927 – Lou Creekmur, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2009)
  • 1925 – Bobby Young, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • 1925 – Johnny Bucha, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1924 – Charles Lisanby, American production designer and art director (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – J. J. Johnson, American trombonist and composer (d. 2001)
  • 1923 – Diana Douglas, British-American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – Howard Moss, American poet, playwright and critic (d. 1987)
  • 1920 – Irving Kristol, American journalist, author, and academic, founded The National Interest (d. 2009)
  • 1913 – Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
  • 1909 – Ann Sothern, American actress and singer (d. 2001)
  • 1908 – Prince Oana, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1907 – Douglas Corrigan, American pilot and engineer (d. 1995)
  • 1906 – Robert E. Howard, American author and poet (d. 1936)
  • 1904 – George Balanchine, Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the New York City Ballet (d. 1983)
  • 1902 – Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler, coach, and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1898 – Ross Barnett, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • 1897 – Rosa Ponselle, American operatic soprano (d. 1981)
  • 1893 – Conrad Veidt, German-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1943)
  • 1892 – Marcel Dassault, French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (d. 1986)
  • 1890 – Fred M. Vinson, American judge and politician, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)
  • 1889 – Amos Strunk, American baseball player and manager (d. 1979)
  • 1887 – Helen Hoyt, American poet and author (d. 1972)
  • 1886 – John J. Becker, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1961)
  • 1881 – Ira Thomas, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958)
  • 1880 – Bill O'Neill, Canadian-American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1877 – Tom Jones, American baseball player and manager (d. 1923)
  • 1875 – D. W. Griffith, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1948)
  • 1874 – Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)
  • 1874 – Jay Hughes, American baseball player and coach (d. 1924)
  • 1865 – Wilbur Scoville, American chemist and pharmacist (d. 1942)
  • 1802 – Richard Upjohn, English-American architect (d. 1878)
  • 1740 – Noah Phelps, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1809)
  • 1570 – Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English historian and politician, founded the Cotton library (d. 1631)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Fabrizio de Miranda, Italian engineer and academic, co-designed the Rande Bridge (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Wendell H. Ford, American lieutenant and politician, 53rd Governor of Kentucky (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Hinton Mitchem, American businessman and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2012 – Dick Tufeld, American actor, announcer, narrator and voice actor (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Joe Paterno, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Jean Simmons, English-American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2010 – Louis R. Harlan, American historian and author (b. 1922)
  • 2009 – Billy Werber, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 2007 – Liz Renay, American actress, author and performer (b. 1926)
  • 2004 – Ann Miller, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Billy May, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2003 – Bill Mauldin, American soldier and cartoonist (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – Stanley Marcus, American businessman and author (b. 1905)
  • 2001 – Roy Brown, American clown and puppeteer (b. 1932)
  • 2001 – Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2000 – Craig Claiborne, American journalist, author, and critic (b. 1920)
  • 1994 – Rhett Forrester, American singer-songwriter (b. 1956)
  • 1994 – Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1987 – R. Budd Dwyer, American educator and politician, 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania (b. 1939)
  • 1975 – Andrew George Burry, Swiss-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1873)
  • 1973 – Lyndon B. Johnson, American lieutenant and politician, 36th President of the United States (b. 1908)
  • 1971 – Harry Frank Guggenheim, American businessman and publisher, co-founded Newsday (b. 1890)
  • 1968 – Duke Kahanamoku, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1890)
  • 1964 – Marc Blitzstein American pianist and composer (b. 1905)
  • 1957 – Ralph Barton Perry, American philosopher and academic (b. 1876)
  • 1951 – Lawson Robertson, Scottish-American sprinter and high jumper (b. 1883)
  • 1950 – Alan Hale, Sr., American actor and director (b. 1892)
  • 1949 – William Thomas Walsh, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1891)
  • 1930 – Stephen Mather, American businessman and conservationist, co-founded the Thorkildsen-Mather Borax Company (b. 1867)
  • 1927 – James Ford Rhodes, American historian and author (b. 1848)
  • 1925 – Fanny Bullock Workman, American geographer and mountain climber (b. 1859)
  • 1921 – George Streeter, American captain and businessman (b. 1837)
  • 1900 – David Edward Hughes, Welsh-American physicist, co-invented the microphone (b. 1831)
  • 1892 – Joseph P. Bradley, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1813)
  • 1798 – Lewis Morris, American judge and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1779 – Claudius Smith, American guerrilla leader (b. 1736)
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