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Events

  • 2008 – Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
  • 1999 – Kosovo war: NATO began attacks on Yugoslavia without United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approval, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 1998 – First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany
  • 1993 – Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
  • 1973 – Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles.
  • 1934 – United States Congress passes the Tydings–McDuffie Act, allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
  • 1921 – The 1921 Women's Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo, first international women's sports event
  • 1907 – The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 1896 – A. S. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history.
  • 1882 – Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.

Births

  • 1990 – Starlin Castro, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Josh Zeid, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Lana, American-born professional wrestler/manager
  • 1984 – Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Mike Adams, American football player
  • 1981 – Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Lake Bell, Jewish-American actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1979 – Norris Hopper, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Jessica Chastain, American actress
  • 1976 – Aaron Brooks, American football player
  • 1976 – Peyton Manning, American football player and entrepreneur
  • 1974 – Alyson Hannigan, American actress
  • 1973 – Jim Parsons, American actor
  • 1972 – Steve Karsay, American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Tig Notaro, American comedian and actor
  • 1970 – Erica Kennedy, African-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1970 – Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
  • 1970 – Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian-American football player
  • 1967 – Diann Roffe, American skier
  • 1966 – Floyd Heard, American sprinter and coach
  • 1965 – The Undertaker, American wrestler and actor
  • 1962 – Star Jones, African-American lawyer, journalist, and talk show host
  • 1960 – Annabella Sciorra, American actress
  • 1960 – Barry Horowitz, American wrestler
  • 1960 – Kelly Le Brock, English-American actress and model
  • 1960 – Scott Pruett, American race car driver
  • 1959 – Emmit King, American sprinter
  • 1959 – Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler and football player
  • 1958 – Mike Woodson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1956 – Bill Wray, American cartoonist and painter
  • 1956 – Steve Ballmer, American businessman
  • 1953 – Anita L. Allen, African-American lawyer, philosopher, and academic
  • 1953 – Louie Anderson, American actor and comedian
  • 1952 – Greg McCrary, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1951 – Pat Bradley, American golfer
  • 1951 – Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation
  • 1950 – Gary Wichard, American football player and agent (d. 2011)
  • 1949 – Tabitha King, American author and poet
  • 1947 – Christine Gregoire, American lawyer and politician, 22nd Governor of Washington
  • 1947 – Dennis Erickson, American football player and coach
  • 1946 – Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman
  • 1945 – Curtis Hanson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1945 – Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist and academic
  • 1944 – R. Lee Ermey, American sergeant and actor
  • 1941 – Michael Masser, American songwriter, composer and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1940 – Bob Mackie, American fashion designer
  • 1938 – Don Covay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1937 – Billy Stewart, American singer and pianist (d. 1970)
  • 1936 – Alex Olmedo, Peruvian-American tennis player
  • 1933 – Stephen De Staebler, American sculptor and educator (d. 2011)
  • 1930 – Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)
  • 1929 – Pat Renella, Italian-American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1928 – Byron Janis, American pianist and composer
  • 1927 – John Woodland Hastings, American biochemist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – William Porter, American hurdler (d. 2000)
  • 1924 – Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1923 – Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1920 – Gene Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1920 – Mary Stolz, American author (d. 2006)
  • 1919 – Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet and publisher, co-founded City Lights Bookstore
  • 1919 – Robert Heilbroner, American economist and historian (d. 2005)
  • 1916 – Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American soldier and author (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – Dorothy Height, African-American educator and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1911 – Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2006)
  • 1910 – Richard Conte, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1975)
  • 1909 – Clyde Barrow, American criminal (d. 1934)
  • 1902 – Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (d. 1971)
  • 1901 – Ub Iwerks, American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse (d. 1971)
  • 1897 – Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-American psychotherapist and academic (d. 1957)
  • 1893 – George Sisler, American baseball player and scout (d. 1973)
  • 1892 – Marston Morse, American mathematician and academic (d. 1977)
  • 1887 – Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1933)
  • 1886 – Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • 1885 – Charles Daniels, American swimmer (d. 1973)
  • 1884 – Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1883 – Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1945)
  • 1874 – Harry Houdini, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor (d. 1926)
  • 1862 – Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (d. 1951)
  • 1855 – Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, financier, and diplomat, 49th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)
  • 1834 – John Wesley Powell, American soldier, geologist, and explorer (d. 1902)
  • 1829 – George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1828 – Horace Gray, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1902)
  • 1826 – Matilda Joslyn Gage, American activist and author (d. 1898)
  • 1820 – Fanny Crosby, American poet and composer (d. 1915)
  • 1755 – Rufus King, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
  • 1725 – Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • 1725 – Thomas Cushing, American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • 1693 – John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer (d. 1776)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1949)
  • 2014 – David A. Trampier, American illustrator (b. 1954)
  • 2013 – Deke Richards, American songwriter and producer (b. 1944)
  • 2012 – Nick Noble, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • 2010 – Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2009 – George Kell, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Chalmers Alford, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • 2008 – Hal Riney, American businessman, founded Publicis & Hal Riney (b. 1932)
  • 2008 – Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2002 – Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsledder (b. 1932)
  • 1999 – Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 1993 – John Hersey, American journalist and author (b. 1914)
  • 1990 – Ray Goulding, American comedian and radio host (b. 1922)
  • 1984 – Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
  • 1971 – Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Aarhus City Hall (b. 1902)
  • 1962 – Jean Goldkette, French-American pianist and bandleader (b. 1899)
  • 1950 – James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1865)
  • 1882 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (b. 1807)
  • 1776 – John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer (b. 1693)
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