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Events

  • 2004 – Noël Mamère, Mayor of Bordeaux, celebrates marriage for two men for the first time in France.
  • 1995 – The Bose–Einstein condensate is first created.
  • 1981 – The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five people in Los Angeles, California, have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS.
  • 1976 – The Teton Dam in Idaho, United States, collapses.
  • 1975 – The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
  • 1975 – The United Kingdom holds its first country-wide referendum on remaining in the European Economic Community (EEC).
  • 1959 – The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
  • 1949 – Thailand elects Orapin Chaiyakan, the first female member of Thailand's Parliament.
  • 1947 – Marshall Plan: In a speech at Harvard University, the United States Secretary of State George Marshall calls for economic aid to war-torn Europe.
  • 1942 – World War II: The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania.
  • 1933 – The U.S. Congress abrogates the United States' use of the gold standard by enacting a joint resolution (48 Stat. 112) nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold.
  • 1917 – World War I: Conscription begins in the United States as "Army registration day".
  • 1916 – Louis Brandeis is sworn in as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court; he is the first American Jew to hold such a position.
  • 1883 – The first regularly scheduled Orient Express departs Paris.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.
  • 1817 – The first Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched.

Births

  • 1990 – DJ Mustard, American record producer and songwriter
  • 1989 – Cam Atkinson, American ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Marcus Thornton, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Vernon Gholston, American football player
  • 1985 – Jeremy Abbott, American figure skater
  • 1983 – Marques Colston, American football player
  • 1982 – Ryan Dallas Cook, American trombonist (d. 2005)
  • 1979 – Jason White, American race car driver
  • 1979 – Pete Wentz, American singer-songwriter, bass player, actor, and fashion designer
  • 1977 – Liza Weil, American actress
  • 1976 – Aesop Rock, American rapper and producer
  • 1976 – Torry Holt, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1975 – Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Lithuanian-American basketball player
  • 1974 – Chad Allen, American actor
  • 1974 – Russ Ortiz, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Lamon Brewster, American boxer
  • 1972 – Chuck Klosterman, American journalist and author
  • 1971 – Mark Wahlberg, American model, actor, producer, and rapper
  • 1969 – Brian McKnight, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1967 – Joe DeLoach, American sprinter
  • 1967 – Matt Bullard, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Ray Lankford, American baseball player
  • 1967 – Ron Livingston, American actor
  • 1965 – Alfie Turcotte, American ice hockey player
  • 1965 – Michael E. Brown, American astronomer and author
  • 1964 – Karl Sanders, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Lisa Cholodenko, American director and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Jeff Garlin, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Anthony Burger, American singer and pianist (d. 2006)
  • 1961 – Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • 1957 – Charles Nolan, American fashion designer (d. 2011)
  • 1956 – Kenny G, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1954 – Nancy Stafford, American model and actress
  • 1953 – Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer, co-founded Amblin Entertainment
  • 1952 – Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (d. 2001)
  • 1951 – Suze Orman, American financial adviser, author, and television host
  • 1950 – Ronnie Dyson, American singer and actor (d. 1990)
  • 1947 – Freddie Stone, American singer, guitarist, and pastor
  • 1947 – Laurie Anderson, American singer-songwriter and violinist
  • 1946 – Patrick Head, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Williams F1
  • 1945 – André Lacroix, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1945 – John Carlos, American runner and football player
  • 1944 – Whitfield Diffie, American cryptographer and academic
  • 1941 – Robert Kraft, American businessman, founded The Kraft Group
  • 1941 – Spalding Gray, American writer, actor, and monologist (d. 2004)
  • 1934 – Bill Moyers, American journalist, 13th White House Press Secretary
  • 1932 – Dave Gold, American businessman, founded the 99 Cents Only Stores (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Robert Lansing, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1928 – Tony Richardson, English-American director and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1926 – Paul Soros, Hungarian-American engineer and businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Bill Hayes, American actor and singer
  • 1924 – Art Donovan, American football player and radio host (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Lou Brissie, American baseball player and scout (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Daniel Pinkham, American organist and composer (d. 2006)
  • 1920 – Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American journalist and author (d. 1974)
  • 1920 – Marion Motley, American football player and coach (d. 1999)
  • 1919 – Richard Scarry, American-Swiss author and illustrator (d. 1994)
  • 1916 – Eddie Joost, American baseball player and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1913 – Conrad Marca-Relli, American-Italian painter and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1912 – Dean Amadon, American ornithologist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1905 – Wayne Boring, American illustrator (d. 1987)
  • 1902 – Arthur Powell Davies, American minister, author, and activist (d. 1957)
  • 1899 – Otis Barton, American diver, engineer, and actor, designed the bathysphere (d. 1992)
  • 1898 – Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian shoe designer, founded Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. (d. 1960)
  • 1895 – William Boyd, American actor and producer (d. 1972)
  • 1884 – Frederick Lorz, American runner (d. 1914)
  • 1877 – Willard Miller, Canadian-American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1959)
  • 1850 – Pat Garrett, American sheriff (d. 1908)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Jerome Bruner, American psychologist (b. 1915)
  • 2014 – Don Davis, American songwriter and producer (b. 1938)
  • 2012 – Hal Keller, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Mihai Pătrașcu, Romanian-American computer scientist (b. 1982)
  • 2012 – Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2009 – Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1978)
  • 2006 – Edward L. Moyers, American businessman (b. 1928)
  • 2006 – Frederick Franck, Dutch-American painter, sculptor, and author (b. 1909)
  • 2004 – Ronald Reagan, American actor turned politician, 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 2002 – Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1951)
  • 2000 – Don Liddle, American baseball player (b. 1925)
  • 1999 – Mel Tormé, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)
  • 1998 – Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1998 – Sam Yorty, American soldier and politician, 37th Mayor of Los Angeles (b. 1909)
  • 1997 – J. Anthony Lukas, American journalist and author (b. 1933)
  • 1993 – Conway Twitty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)
  • 1947 – Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish-American actor and director (b. 1884)
  • 1913 – Chris von der Ahe, German-American businessman (b. 1851)
  • 1910 – O. Henry, American short story writer (b. 1862)
  • 1900 – Stephen Crane, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1871)
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