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Events

  • 2006 – The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat-1 is launched.
  • 1983 – Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
  • 1982 – Italian banker Roberto Calvi's body is discovered hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London, England.
  • 1981 – The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft initially designed around stealth technology, makes its first flight.
  • 1979 – SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
  • 1953 – A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tachikawa, Japan, killing 129.
  • 1928 – Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
  • 1923 – Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
  • 1859 – First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
  • 1812 – The United States declaration of war upon the United Kingdom is signed by President James Madison.
  • 1778 – American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia.
  • 1264 – The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

Births

  • 1994 – Takeoff, American rapper
  • 1990 – Christian Taylor, American triple jumper
  • 1990 – Derek Stepan, American ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Chris Harris Jr., American football player
  • 1989 – Renee Olstead, American actress and singer
  • 1988 - Josh Dun, American musician
  • 1985 – Alex Hirsch, American animator and television producer
  • 1985 – Chris Coghlan, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Clint Newton, American-Australian rugby league player
  • 1980 – Antonio Gates, American football player
  • 1980 – Tara Platt, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Ray LaMontagne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, American author and music critic
  • 1971 – Kerry Butler, American actress and singer
  • 1971 – Nathan Morris, American soul singer
  • 1970 – Greg Yaitanes, American director and producer
  • 1969 – Christopher Largen, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1964 – Patti Webster, American publicist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1963 – Bruce Smith, American football player
  • 1963 – Dizzy Reed, American keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1962 – Lisa Randall, American physicist and academic
  • 1961 – Andrés Galarraga, Venezuelan-American baseball player
  • 1961 – Angela Johnson, American novelist and poet
  • 1961 – Oz Fox, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1960 – Barbara Broccoli, American director and producer
  • 1959 – Joe Ansolabehere, American animation screenwriter and producer
  • 1957 – Richard Powers, American novelist
  • 1956 – Brian Benben, American actor and producer
  • 1952 – Carol Kane, American actress
  • 1952 – Lee Soo-man, South Korean singer and businessman, founded S.M. Entertainment
  • 1951 – Miriam Flynn, American actress and comedian
  • 1950 – Mike Johanns, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • 1949 – Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • 1948 – Sherry Turkle, American academic, psychologist, and sociologist
  • 1947 – Ivonne Coll, Puerto Rican-American model and actress, Miss Puerto Rico 1967
  • 1946 – Bruiser Brody, American wrestler (d. 1988)
  • 1944 – Bruce DuMont, American broadcaster and political analyst
  • 1944 – Sandy Posey, American pop/country singer
  • 1942 – Carl Radle, American bass player and producer (d. 1980)
  • 1942 – Richard Perry, American record producer
  • 1942 – Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1939 – Brooks Firestone, American businessman and politician
  • 1939 – Lou Brock, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1937 – Del Harris, American basketball player and coach
  • 1937 – Jay Rockefeller, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of West Virginia
  • 1933 – Tommy Hunt, American singer
  • 1932 – Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1929 – Tibor Rubin, Hungarian-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2015)
  • 1928 – David T. Lykken, American geneticist and academic (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Allan Sandage, American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Philip B. Crosby, American businessman and author (d. 2001)
  • 1926 – Tom Wicker, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Robert Beadell, American composer and educator (d. 1994)
  • 1924 – George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (d. 2005)
  • 1918 – Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – Jerome Karle, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – Richard Boone, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1981)
  • 1915 – Alice T. Schafer, American mathematician (d. 2009)
  • 1915 – Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
  • 1915 – Robert Kanigher, American author (d. 2002)
  • 1914 – E. G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Robert Mondavi, American winemaker and philanthropist (d. 2008)
  • 1913 – Sammy Cahn, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Sylvia Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)
  • 1912 – Glenn Morris, American decathlete (d. 1974)
  • 1910 – Avon Long, American actor and singer (d. 1984)
  • 1910 – Dick Foran, American actor and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1910 – Ray McKinley, American singer, drummer, and bandleader (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – Bud Collyer, American actor and game show host (d. 1969)
  • 1908 – Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1908 – Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian academic and politician (d. 1997)
  • 1907 – Frithjof Schuon, Swiss-American metaphysicist, philosopher, and author (d. 1998)
  • 1904 – Keye Luke, Chinese-American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1903 – Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (d. 1965)
  • 1902 – Louis Alter, American musician (d. 1980)
  • 1896 – Blanche Sweet, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1886 – Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and paleontologist (d. 1978)
  • 1877 – James Montgomery Flagg, American painter and illustrator (d. 1960)
  • 1857 – Henry Clay Folger, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Folger Shakespeare Library (d. 1930)
  • 1854 – E. W. Scripps, American publisher, founded the E. W. Scripps Company (d. 1926)
  • 1839 – William H. Seward Jr., American general and banker (d. 1920)
  • 1511 – Bartolomeo Ammannati, Italian architect and sculptor, designed the Ponte Santa Trinita (d. 1592)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Allen Weinstein, American historian and academic (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Danny Villanueva, American football player and broadcaster, co-founded Univision (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Phil Austin, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Ralph J. Roberts, American businessman, co-founded Comcast (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Horace Silver, American pianist and composer (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Johnny Mann, American singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist and engineer (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Brent F. Anderson, American engineer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Michael Hastings, American journalist and author (b. 1980)
  • 2012 – William Van Regenmorter, American businessman and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • 2010 – Trent Acid, American wrestler (b. 1980)
  • 2008 – Tasha Tudor, American author and illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Hank Medress, American singer and producer (b. 1938)
  • 2006 – Vincent Sherman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1906)
  • 2003 – Larry Doby, American baseball player and manager (b. 1923)
  • 2000 – Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 1998 – Felix Knight, American actor and tenor (b. 1908)
  • 1993 – Craig Rodwell, American activist, founded the Oscar Wilde Bookshop (b. 1940)
  • 1989 – I. F. Stone, American journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • 1986 – Frances Scott Fitzgerald, American journalist (b. 1921)
  • 1984 – Alan Berg, American lawyer and radio host (b. 1934)
  • 1982 – Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (b. 1892)
  • 1982 – John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1912)
  • 1978 – Walter C. Alvarez, American physician and author (b. 1884)
  • 1971 – Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1963 – Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican-American actor (b. 1912)
  • 1959 – Ethel Barrymore, American actress (b. 1879)
  • 1945 – Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., American general (b. 1886)
  • 1942 – Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, bandleader, and politician (b. 1870)
  • 1833 – Robert Hett Chapman, American minister, missionary, and academic (b. 1771)
  • 1673 – Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (b. 1606)
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