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Events

  • 2016 – Barack Obama is the first president of United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.
  • 1996 – First Chechen War: the Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiates a cease-fire.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: American warships begin the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
  • 1935 – New Deal: The Supreme Court of the United States declares the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, (295 U.S. 495).
  • 1919 – The NC-4 aircraft arrives in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
  • 1917 – Pope Benedict XV promulgates the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive codification of Catholic canon law in the legal history of the Catholic Church.
  • 1874 – The first group of Dorsland trekkers under the leadership of Gert Alberts leaves Pretoria.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson.
  • 1813 – War of 1812: In Canada, American forces capture Fort George.
  • 927 – Death of Simeon I the Great, the first Bulgarian to be recognized as Emperor.

Births

  • 1990 – Chris Colfer, American actor and singer
  • 1988 – Garrett Richards, American baseball pitcher
  • 1988 – Tyler Sash, American football player (d. 2015)
  • 1988 – Vontae Davis, American football player
  • 1984 – Blake Ahearn, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Michael Buonauro, American author and illustrator (d. 2004)
  • 1978 – Adin Brown, American soccer player
  • 1975 – André 3000, American rapper
  • 1974 – Danny Wuerffel, American football player
  • 1974 – Derek Webb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
  • 1972 – Antonio Freeman, American football player
  • 1972 – Todd Demsey, American golfer
  • 1971 – Lisa Lopes, American rapper and dancer (d. 2002)
  • 1969 – Craig Federighi, American computer scientist and engineer
  • 1969 – Jeremy Mayfield, American race car driver
  • 1969 – Todd Hundley, American baseball player
  • 1968 – Frank Thomas, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Eddie McClintock, American actor
  • 1964 – Adam Carolla, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Steven Brill, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Peri Gilpin, American actress
  • 1957 – Eddie Harsch, Canadian-American keyboard player and bass player (d. 2016)
  • 1956 – Cynthia McFadden, American journalist
  • 1956 – Rosemary Squire, English producer and manager, co-founded Ambassador Theatre Group
  • 1955 – Eric Bischoff, American wrestler, manager, and producer
  • 1955 – Richard Schiff, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1954 – Jackie Slater, American football player and coach
  • 1950 – Dee Dee Bridgewater, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1948 – Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, American occultist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1947 – Peter DeFazio, American politician
  • 1944 – Chris Dodd, American lawyer and politician
  • 1943 – Bruce Weitz, American actor
  • 1942 – Lee Baca, American police officer
  • 1939 – Don Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1937 – Allan Carr, American playwright and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1936 – Louis Gossett, Jr., American actor and producer
  • 1935 – Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Lee Meriwether, American model and actress, Miss America 1955
  • 1935 – Ramsey Lewis, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1934 – Harlan Ellison, American author and screenwriter
  • 1934 – Ray Daviault, Canadian-American baseball player
  • 1931 – Philip Kotler, American author and professor
  • 1930 – John Barth, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1930 – William S. Sessions, American civil servant and judge, 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1928 – Thea Musgrave, Scottish-American composer and educator
  • 1925 – Tony Hillerman, American journalist and author (d. 2008)
  • 1924 – John Sumner, English-Australian director, founded the Melbourne Theatre Company (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Henry Kissinger, German-American political scientist and politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1923 – Sumner Redstone, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1922 – John D. Vanderhoof, American banker and politician, 37th Governor of Colorado (d. 2013)
  • 1915 – Herman Wouk, American novelist
  • 1912 – John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Sam Snead, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 2002)
  • 1912 – Terry Moore, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1995)
  • 1911 – Hubert Humphrey, American journalist and politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)
  • 1911 – Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1909 – Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)
  • 1907 – Nicolas Calas, Swiss-American poet and critic (d. 1988)
  • 1907 – Rachel Carson, American biologist, environmentalist, and author (d. 1964)
  • 1898 – David Crosthwait, African-American engineer, inventor and writer (d. 1976)
  • 1897 – Dink Templeton, American rugby player and coach (d. 1962)
  • 1894 – Dashiell Hammett, American detective novelist and screenwriter (d. 1961)
  • 1883 – Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (d. 1971)
  • 1879 – Karl Bühler, German-American linguist and psychologist (d. 1963)
  • 1837 – Wild Bill Hickok, American police officer (d. 1876)
  • 1836 – Jay Gould, American businessman and financier (d. 1892)
  • 1832 – Zenas Ferry Moody, American surveyor and politician, 7th Governor of Oregon (d. 1917)
  • 1827 – Samuel F. Miller, American lawyer and politician (d. 1892)
  • 1819 – Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (d. 1910)
  • 1818 – Amelia Bloomer, American journalist and activist (d. 1894)
  • 1814 – John Rudolph Niernsee, Viennese-born American architect (d.1885)
  • 1794 – Cornelius Vanderbilt, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1877)
  • 1738 – Nathaniel Gorham, American merchant and politician, 14th President of the Continental Congress (d. 1796)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Gregg Allman, American musician, singer and songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2015 – Michael Martin, American philosopher and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Massimo Vignelli, Italian-American graphic designer (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – David Rimoin, Canadian-American geneticist and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2011 – Gil Scott-Heron, American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1949)
  • 2011 – Jeff Conaway, American actor and singer (b. 1950)
  • 2011 – Margo Dydek, Polish-American basketball player (b. 1974)
  • 2009 – Carol Anne O'Marie, American nun and author (b. 1933)
  • 2009 – Clive Granger, Welsh-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1934)
  • 2009 – Gérard Jean-Juste, Haitian-American priest and theologian (b. 1946)
  • 2009 – Mona Grey, British nursing administrator; Northern Ireland's first Chief Nursing Officer
  • 2009 – Paul Sharratt, English-American television host (b. 1933)
  • 2009 – Thomas M. Franck, American lawyer and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2007 – Ed Yost, American inventor, created the hot air balloon (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Gretchen Wyler, American actress and dancer (b. 1932)
  • 2006 – Craig Heyward, American football player (b. 1966)
  • 2006 – Paul Gleason, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2006 – Rob Borsellino, American journalist (b. 1949)
  • 1992 – Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • 1990 – Robert B. Meyner, American lawyer and politician, 44th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1908)
  • 1987 – John Howard Northrop, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
  • 1986 – Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (b. 1921)
  • 1969 – Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (b. 1926)
  • 1967 – W. Otto Miessner, American composer and educator (b. 1880)
  • 1960 – James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1877)
  • 1953 – Jesse Burkett, American baseball player and manager (b. 1868)
  • 1949 – Robert Ripley, American cartoonist, publisher, and businessman, founded Ripley's Believe It or Not! (b. 1890)
  • 1947 – Ed Konetchy, American baseball player and manager (b. 1885)
  • 1867 – Thomas Bulfinch American mythologist (b. 1796)
  • 1831 – Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (b. 1799)
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