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Events

  • 1995 – Space exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.
  • 1994 – Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • 1980 – In Poland, LOT Flight 7 crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
  • 1945 – World War II: The R.A.F.'s first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • 1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
  • 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1931 – Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released.
  • 1903 – The Hay–Herrán Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.
  • 1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
  • 1885 – The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.
  • 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
  • 1780 – American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.

Births

  • 1997 – Simone Biles, American gymnast
  • 1994 – Ansel Elgort, American actor and DJ
  • 1989 – Colby O'Donis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1988 – Stephen Curry, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Robert Clark, American actor
  • 1984 – Aric Almirola, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Liesel Pritzker Simmons, American actress and philanthropist
  • 1983 – Taylor Hanson, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1981 – Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
  • 1981 – George Wilson, American football player
  • 1979 – Chris Klein, American actor
  • 1974 – Santino Marella, Canadian-American wrestler and actor
  • 1970 – Kristian Bush, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Larry Johnson, American basketball player and actor
  • 1969 – Michael Bland, American drummer and producer
  • 1968 – Megan Follows, Canadian-American actress
  • 1968 – Serena Rees, English businesswoman, co-founded Agent Provocateur
  • 1966 – Elise Neal, American actress and producer
  • 1966 – Gary Anthony Williams, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Billy Sherwood, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1965 – Kevin Brown, American baseball player and coach
  • 1965 – Kevin Williamson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Andrew Fleming, American director and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Mike Lazaridis, Turkish–Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded BlackBerry Limited
  • 1961 – Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • 1960 – Heidi Hammel, American astronomer and academic
  • 1959 – Laila Robins, American actress
  • 1959 – Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1959 – Tamara Tunie, American actress
  • 1957 – Tad Williams, American author
  • 1956 – Butch Wynegar, American baseball player and coach
  • 1955 – Jonathan Kaufer, American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1951 – Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben & Jerry's
  • 1950 – Rick Dees, American actor and radio host
  • 1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1948 – Tom Coburn, American physician and politician
  • 1947 – William J. Jefferson, American lawyer and politician
  • 1946 – Wes Unseld, American basketball player, coach, and manager
  • 1946 – William Lerach, American securities, class action attorney
  • 1945 – Michael Martin Murphey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945 – Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist
  • 1943 – Anita Morris, American actress and singer (d. 1994)
  • 1941 – Wolfgang Petersen, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • 1938 – Jan Crouch, American televangelist, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2016)
  • 1934 – Eugene Cernan, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
  • 1934 – Paul Rader, American 15th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1933 – Quincy Jones, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer
  • 1932 – Mark Murphy, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1932 – Naina Yeltsina, Russian wife of Boris Yeltsin, First Lady of Russia
  • 1929 – Bob Goalby, American golfer
  • 1928 – Frank Borman, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1925 – Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)
  • 1922 – Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1921 – Ada Louise Huxtable, American author and critic (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (d. 2014)
  • 1920 – Hank Ketcham, American author and cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (d. 2001)
  • 1919 – Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (d. 1988)
  • 1918 – Dennis Patrick, American actor and director (d. 2002)
  • 1916 – Horton Foote, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1914 – Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver and businessman, founded Petty Enterprises (d. 2000)
  • 1912 – Les Brown, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)
  • 1912 – W. Graham Claytor, Jr. American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1994)
  • 1912 – W. Willard Wirtz, American lawyer and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 2010)
  • 1908 – Ed Heinemann, American engineer (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Philip Conrad Vincent, English engineer and businessman, founded Vincent Motorcycles (d. 1979)
  • 1904 – Doris Eaton Travis, American actress and dancer (d. 2010)
  • 1903 – Adolph Gottlieb, American painter and sculptor (d. 1974)
  • 1899 – K. C. Irving, Canadian businessman, founded Irving Oil (d. 1992)
  • 1898 – Reginald Marsh, French-American painter and illustrator (d. 1954)
  • 1894 – Osa Johnson, American director and explorer (d. 1953)
  • 1887 – Sylvia Beach, American-French publisher, founded Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)
  • 1885 – Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American soldier and pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1879 – Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1874 – Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips Electronics (d. 1951)
  • 1863 – Casey Jones, American engineer (d. 1900)
  • 1854 – John Lane, English publisher, co-founded The Bodley Head (d. 1925)
  • 1854 – Thomas R. Marshall, American lawyer and politician, 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)
  • 1837 – Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (d. 1903)
  • 1833 – Lucy Hobbs Taylor, American dentist and educator (d. 1910)
  • 1813 – Joseph P. Bradley, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1892)
  • 1800 – James Bogardus, American inventor and architect (d. 1874)

Deaths

  • 2016 – John W. Cahn, German-American metallurgist and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Gary Burger, American singer and guitarist (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Sam Lacey, American basketball player (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Jack Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Peter Graves, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2008 – Chiara Lubich, Italian activist, co-founded the Focolare Movement (b. 1920)
  • 2003 – Jack Goldstein, Canadian-American painter (b. 1945)
  • 1999 – John Broome, American author (b. 1913)
  • 1999 – Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1997 – Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1995 – William Alfred Fowler, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1991 – Howard Ashman, American playwright and composer (b. 1950)
  • 1977 – Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (b. 1917)
  • 1976 – Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (b. 1895)
  • 1975 – Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 1973 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
  • 1973 – Howard H. Aiken, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1900)
  • 1969 – Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter, illustrator, and educator (b. 1898)
  • 1965 – Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player (b. 1879)
  • 1949 – John Callan O'Laughlin, American journalist and politician, 17th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1873)
  • 1932 – George Eastman, American inventor and businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (b. 1854)
  • 1921 – Larry McLean, Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1881)
  • 1860 – Carl Ritter von Ghega, Italian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (b. 1802)
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