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Events

  • 1996 – IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.
  • 1989 – Ron Brown is elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee becoming the first African American to lead a major American political party.
  • 1967 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified.
  • 1962 – Captured American U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.
  • 1962 – Roy Lichtenstein's first solo exhibition opened, and it included Look Mickey, which featured his first employment of Ben-Day dots, speech balloons and comic imagery sourcing, all of which he is now known for.
  • 1954 – United States President Dwight Eisenhower warns against United States intervention in Vietnam.
  • 1923 – Texas Tech University is founded as Texas Technological College in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1906 – HMS Dreadnought, the first of a revolutionary new breed of battleships is christened and launched by King Edward VII.
  • 1870 – The YWCA is founded in New York City.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: A Union naval flotilla destroys the bulk of the Confederate Mosquito Fleet in the Battle of Elizabeth City on the Pasquotank River in North Carolina.
  • 1846 – First Anglo-Sikh War: Battle of Sobraon: British defeat Sikhs in final battle of the war

Births

  • 1997 – Chloë Grace Moretz, American actress
  • 1997 – Lilly King, American swimmer
  • 1991 – Emma Roberts, American actress
  • 1986 – Jeff Adrien, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Josh Akognon, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Alex Gordon, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Vic Fuentes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1982 – Justin Gatlin, American sprinter
  • 1981 – Uzo Aduba, American actress
  • 1979 – Joey Hand, American race car driver
  • 1976 – Lance Berkman, American baseball player and coach
  • 1974 – Elizabeth Banks, American actress
  • 1974 – Ty Law, American football player
  • 1969 – Joe Mangrum, American painter and sculptor
  • 1968 – Garrett Reisman, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1967 – Laura Dern, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1967 – Vince Gilligan, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Daryl Johnston, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Glenn Beck, American journalist, producer, and author
  • 1963 – Lenny Dykstra, American baseball player
  • 1961 – Alexander Payne, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – George Stephanopoulos, American television journalist
  • 1960 – Jim Kent, American biologist, computer programmer, academic
  • 1959 – John Calipari, American basketball player and coach
  • 1957 – Katherine Freese, American astrophysicist and academic
  • 1955 – Jim Cramer, American television personality, pundit, and author
  • 1951 – Bob Iger, American media executive
  • 1950 – Mark Spitz, American swimmer
  • 1947 – Butch Morris, American cornet player, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)
  • 1944 – Frances Moore Lappé, American author and activist
  • 1944 – Frank Keating, American lawyer and politician, 25th Governor of Oklahoma
  • 1944 – Rufus Reid, American bassist and composer
  • 1940 – Kenny Rankin, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1939 – Roberta Flack, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1933 – Richard Schickel, American journalist, author, and critic
  • 1932 – Barrie Ingham, English-American actor (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – James Edward Maceo West, American inventor and acoustician
  • 1930 – E. L. Konigsburg, American author and illustrator (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Robert Wagner, American actor and producer
  • 1929 – Jerry Goldsmith, American composer and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1929 – Jim Whittaker, American mountaineer
  • 1929 – Lou Whittaker, American mountaineer
  • 1927 – Leontyne Price, American operatic soprano
  • 1926 – Sidney Bryan Berry, American general (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Allie Sherman, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1920 – Neva Patterson, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1914 – Larry Adler, American harmonica player, composer, and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1906 – Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1905 – Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1939)
  • 1905 – Walter A. Brown, American businessman, founded the Boston Celtics (d. 1964)
  • 1904 – John Farrow, Australian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1963)
  • 1902 – Walter Houser Brattain, Chinese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1901 – Stella Adler, American actress and educator (d. 1992)
  • 1897 – John Franklin Enders, American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1893 – Bill Tilden, American tennis player and coach (d. 1953)
  • 1893 – Jimmy Durante, American actor, singer, and pianist (d. 1980)
  • 1892 – Alan Hale Sr., American actor and director (d. 1950)
  • 1883 – Edith Clarke, American electrical engineer (d. 1959)
  • 1869 – Royal Cortissoz, American art critic (d. 1948)
  • 1868 – William Allen White, American journalist and author (d. 1944)
  • 1846 – Ira Remsen, American chemist and academic (d. 1927)
  • 1766 – Benjamin Smith Barton, American botanist and physician (d. 1815)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Mike Ilitch, American businessman (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – David Hartman, American-Israeli rabbi and philosopher, founded the Shalom Hartman Institute (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Jeffrey Zaslow, American journalist and author (b. 1958)
  • 2012 – Lloyd Morrison, New Zealand banker and businessman, founded H. R. L. Morrison & Co (b. 1957)
  • 2010 – Charles Wilson, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2010 – Fred Schaus, American basketball player and coach (b. 1925)
  • 2008 – Roy Scheider, American actor and boxer (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – Arthur Miller, American actor, playwright, and author (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Albert J. Ruffo, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of San Jose (b. 1908)
  • 2003 – Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer (b. 1910)
  • 2003 – Ron Ziegler, American politician, 14th White House Press Secretary (b. 1939)
  • 2002 – Dave Van Ronk, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 2001 – Abraham Beame, American academic and politician, 104th Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
  • 2001 – Buddy Tate, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1913)
  • 2000 – Jim Varney, American actor, comedian and writer (b. 1949)
  • 1995 – Paul Monette, American author, poet, and activist (b. 1945)
  • 1992 – Alex Haley, American soldier, journalist, and author (b. 1921)
  • 1966 – Billy Rose, American composer and songwriter (b. 1899)
  • 1957 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (b. 1867)
  • 1956 – Leonora Speyer, American poet and violinist (b. 1872)
  • 1906 – Ezra Butler Eddy, American-Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1827)
  • 1904 – John A. Roche, American lawyer and politician, 30th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
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