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Events

  • 2005 – The first ever YouTube video, titled "Me at the zoo", was published by user "jawed".
  • 1951 – American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1920 – The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara. The assembly denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces the preparation of a temporary constitution.
  • 1914 – First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, in Chicago.
  • 1635 – The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston.

Births

  • 1995 – Gigi Hadid, American fashion model and television personality
  • 1991 – Caleb Johnson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Emily Fox, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Alysia Montaño, American runner
  • 1983 – Carl Higbie, American Navy SEAL, author, and political commentator
  • 1982 – Tony Sunshine, American singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Jaime King, American actress and model
  • 1979 – Joanna Krupa, Polish-American model and television personality
  • 1977 – John Cena, American wrestler
  • 1977 – Kal Penn, Indian-American actor
  • 1976 – Aaron Dessner, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1975 – Bobby Shaw, American football player
  • 1974 – Carlos Dengler, American bass player
  • 1971 – Uli Herzner, German-American fashion designer
  • 1970 – Dennis Culp, American singer-songwriter and trombonist
  • 1969 – Martín López-Zubero, American-Spanish swimmer and coach
  • 1968 – Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, Oklahoma City bombing co-perpetrator (d. 2001)
  • 1967 – Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
  • 1963 – Robby Naish, American windsurfer
  • 1961 – George Lopez, American comedian, actor, and talk show host
  • 1960 – Valerie Bertinelli, American actress
  • 1957 – Jan Hooks, American actress and comedian (d. 2014)
  • 1954 – Michael Moore, American director, producer, and activist
  • 1953 – James Russo, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Narada Michael Walden, African-American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
  • 1951 – Martin Bayerle, American treasure hunter
  • 1950 – Barbara McIlvaine Smith, Sac and Fox Nation Native American politician
  • 1946 – Blair Brown, American actress
  • 1946 – Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (d. 2014)
  • 1943 – Gail Goodrich, American basketball player and coach
  • 1943 – Tony Esposito, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager
  • 1942 – Sandra Dee, American model and actress (d. 2005)
  • 1941 – Michael Lynne, American film producer, co-founded New Line Cinema
  • 1941 – Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer and engineer (d. 2016)
  • 1940 – Dale Houston, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Michael Copps, American academic and politician
  • 1939 – Lee Majors, American actor
  • 1939 – Ray Peterson, American pop singer (d. 2005)
  • 1936 – Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
  • 1933 – Annie Easley, African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 2011)
  • 1932 – Halston, American fashion designer (d. 1990)
  • 1932 – Jim Fixx, American runner and author (d. 1984)
  • 1929 – George Steiner, French-American philosopher, author, and critic
  • 1928 – Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer, and diplomat (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – J.P. Donleavy, American-Irish novelist and playwright
  • 1924 – Bobby Rosengarden, American drummer and bandleader (d. 2007)
  • 1924 – Chuck Harmon, American baseball player and scout
  • 1923 – Avram Davidson, American soldier and author (d. 1993)
  • 1923 – Dolph Briscoe, American lieutenant and politician, 41st Governor of Texas (d. 2010)
  • 1921 – Janet Blair, American actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Warren Spahn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Dorian Leigh, American model (d. 2008)
  • 1917 – Tony Lupien, American baseball player and coach (d. 2004)
  • 1916 – Sinah Estelle Kelley, African-American chemist (d. 1982)
  • 1913 – Diosa Costello, Puerto Rican-American entertainer, producer and club owner (d. 2013)
  • 1911 – Ronald Neame, English-American director, cinematographer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1908 – Myron Waldman, American animator and director (d. 2006)
  • 1907 – Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor, designed the Wotruba Church (d. 1975)
  • 1907 – Lee Miller, American model and photographer (d. 1977)
  • 1904 – Duncan Renaldo, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1900 – Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1959)
  • 1900 – Joseph Green, Polish-American actor and director (d. 1996)
  • 1899 – Minoru Shirota, Japanese physician and microbiologist, invented Yakult (d. 1982)
  • 1898 – Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978)
  • 1893 – Frank Borzage, American actor and director (d. 1952)
  • 1861 – John Peltz, American baseball player and manager (d. 1906)
  • 1856 – Granville Woods, American inventor and engineer (d. 1910)
  • 1853 – Winthrop M. Crane, American businessman and politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920)
  • 1813 – Stephen A. Douglas, American educator and politician, 7th Illinois Secretary of State (d. 1861)
  • 1791 – James Buchanan, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Francis Tsai, American author and illustrator (b. 1967)
  • 2015 – Jim Steffen, American football player (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Richard Corliss, American journalist and critic (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – F. Michael Rogers, American general (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Bob Brozman, American guitarist (b. 1954)
  • 2013 – Frank W. J. Olver, English-American mathematician and academic (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Kathryn Wasserman Davis, American philanthropist and scholar (b. 1907)
  • 2013 – Robert W. Edgar, American educator and politician (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Chris Ethridge, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2012 – LeRoy T. Walker, American football player and coach (b. 1918)
  • 2011 – Tom King, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2007 – David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)
  • 2007 – Paul Erdman, Canadian-American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • 2006 – Phil Walden, American record producer and manager, co-founder of Capricorn Records (b. 1940)
  • 2005 – Earl Wilson, American baseball player, coach and educator (b. 1934)
  • 2003 – Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer (b. 1910)
  • 1998 – James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1928)
  • 1995 – Howard Cosell, American lawyer and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 1995 – John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (b. 1904)
  • 1993 – Cesar Chavez, American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers (b. 1927)
  • 1991 – Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
  • 1990 – Paulette Goddard, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1986 – Harold Arlen, American composer (b. 1905)
  • 1986 – Otto Preminger, Ukrainian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1906)
  • 1985 – Sam Ervin, American lawyer and politician (b. 1896)
  • 1984 – Red Garland, American pianist (b. 1923)
  • 1983 – Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (b. 1908)
  • 1965 – George Adamski, Polish-American ufologist and author (b. 1891)
  • 1951 – Charles G. Dawes, American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • 1907 – Alferd Packer, American prospector (b. 1842)
  • 1702 – Margaret Fell, English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1614)
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