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Holidays and observances

  • Carnaval of Sant Julià de Lòira in Andorra

Events

  • 1996 – Copernicium is first discovered.
  • 1978 – The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1965 – The United States Marine Corps sends a MIM-23 Hawk missile battalion to South Vietnam, the first American troops in-country without an official advisory or training mission.
  • 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA.
  • 1959 – The R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile, becomes operational at Plesetsk, USSR.
  • 1950 – Second Red Scare: US Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with Communists.
  • 1942 – World War II: Top United States military leaders hold their first formal meeting to discuss American military strategy in the war.
  • 1942 – Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources.
  • 1889 – US president Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America by the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 1825 – After no candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the US presidential election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams as President of the United States.
  • 1775 – American Revolutionary War: The British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 951 – The Northern Han Kingdom is founded by Liu Chong in modern-day Shanxi.

Births

  • 1991 – Logan Ryan, American football player
  • 1987 – Michael B. Jordan, American actor
  • 1985 – David Gallagher, American actor
  • 1984 – Maurice Ager, American basketball player, singer, and producer
  • 1982 – Jameer Nelson, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Manu Raju, American journalist
  • 1980 – Margarita Levieva, Russian-American actress
  • 1976 – Charlie Day, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Vladimir Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1974 – Amber Valletta, American model
  • 1974 – Brad Maynard, American football player
  • 1974 – John Wallace, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Colin Egglesfield, American actor
  • 1971 – Matt Gogel, American golfer
  • 1969 – Jimmy Smith, American football player
  • 1968 – Derek Strong, American basketball player and race car driver
  • 1967 – Todd Pratt, American baseball player and coach
  • 1964 – Debrah Miceli, Italian-American wrestler and manager
  • 1963 – Brian Greene, American physicist
  • 1963 – Travis Tritt, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1961 – John Kruk, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Peggy Whitson, American biochemist and astronaut
  • 1958 – Chris Nilan, American ice hockey player, coach, and radio host
  • 1957 – Terry McAuliffe, American businessman and politician, 72nd Governor of Virginia
  • 1956 – Mookie Wilson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1955 – Jerry Beck, American historian and author
  • 1954 – Chris Gardner, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1954 – Jo Duffy, American author
  • 1953 – Gabriel Rotello, American journalist and author, founded OutWeek
  • 1952 – Danny White, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1951 – David Pomeranz, American singer, musician, and composer
  • 1950 – Richard F. Colburn, American sergeant and politician
  • 1949 – Judith Light, American actress
  • 1947 – Alexis Smirnoff, Canadian-American wrestler and actor
  • 1947 – Joe Ely, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Major Harris, American R&B singer (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – Bob Eastwood, American golfer
  • 1946 – Jim Webb, American captain and politician, 18th United States Secretary of the Navy
  • 1946 – Vince Papale, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Carol Wood, American mathematician and academic
  • 1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress, activist, and former fashion model
  • 1944 – Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, and poet
  • 1943 – Barbara Lewis, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor
  • 1943 – Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 – Carole King, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1941 – Sheila Kuehl, American actress, lawyer, gay rights activist, and politician
  • 1939 – Barry Mann, American pianist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1937 – Clete Boyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1931 – Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter
  • 1930 – Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1929 – Clement Meadmore, Australian-American sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Frank Frazetta, American painter and illustrator (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Roger Mudd, American journalist
  • 1927 – Richard A. Long, American historian and author (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – John B. Cobb, American philosopher and theologian
  • 1923 – Tonie Nathan, American radio host, producer, and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – C. P. Krishnan Nair, Indian businessman, founded The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Kathryn Grayson, American actress and soprano (d. 2010)
  • 1922 – Robert E. Ogren, American zoologist (d. 2005)
  • 1918 – Lloyd Noel Ferguson, African American chemist (d. 2011)
  • 1916 – Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1914 – Ernest Tubb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1984)
  • 1911 – William Orlando Darby, American general (d. 1945)
  • 1909 – Dean Rusk, American colonel and politician, 54th United States Secretary of State (d. 1994)
  • 1909 – Heather Angel, English-American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1901 – Brian Donlevy, American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1901 – James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • 1896 – Alberto Vargas, Peruvian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1982)
  • 1892 – Peggy Wood, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1891 – Ronald Colman, English-American actor (d. 1958)
  • 1889 – Larry Semon, American actor, producer, director and screenwriter (d. 1928)
  • 1885 – Clarence H. Haring, American historian and author (d. 1960)
  • 1874 – Amy Lowell, American poet, critic, and educator (d. 1925)
  • 1871 – Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist and physician (d. 1910)
  • 1846 – Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (d. 1929)
  • 1839 – Silas Adams, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1814 – Samuel J. Tilden, American lawyer and politician, 28th Governor of New York (d. 1886)
  • 1800 – Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (d. 1844)
  • 1789 – Franz Xaver Gabelsberger, German engineer, invented Gabelsberger shorthand (d. 1849)
  • 1773 – William Henry Harrison, American general and politician, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
  • 1769 – George W. Campbell, Scottish-American lawyer and politician, 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1848)
  • 1737 – Thomas Paine, English-American philosopher, author, and activist (d. 1809)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Ed Sabol, American film producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1916)
  • 2014 – Hal Herring, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-American martial artist and trainer (b. 1913)
  • 2013 – Richard Artschwager, American painter, illustrator, and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2010 – Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman, invented the Frisbee (b. 1920)
  • 2008 – Christopher Hyatt American occultist and author (b. 1943)
  • 2007 – Hank Bauer, American baseball player and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2006 – Freddie Laker, English pilot and businessman, founded Laker Airways (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Robert Kearns, American engineer, invented the windscreen wiper (b. 1927)
  • 2002 – Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (b. 1920)
  • 2001 – Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist, economist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
  • 1995 – David Wayne, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1995 – J. William Fulbright, American lawyer and politician (b. 1905)
  • 1994 – Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
  • 1981 – Bill Haley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 1979 – Allen Tate, American poet and academic (b. 1899)
  • 1977 – Sergey Ilyushin, Russian engineer and businessman, founded the Ilyushin Design Company (b. 1894)
  • 1969 – George "Gabby" Hayes, American actor and singer (b. 1885)
  • 1966 – Sophie Tucker, Russian-born American singer (b. 1884)
  • 1951 – Eddy Duchin, American pianist, bandleader, and actor (b. 1910)
  • 1945 – Ella D. Barrier, American educator (b. 1852)
  • 1930 – Richard With, Norwegian captain and businessman, founded Hurtigruten (b. 1846)
  • 1906 – Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1872)
  • 1777 – Seth Pomeroy, American general and gunsmith (b. 1706)
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