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Events

  • 1987 – For the first time in military history, a civilian population is targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.
  • 1978 – The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
  • 1973 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
  • 1964 – Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
  • 1956 – in Poznań, workers from HCP factory go to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.
  • 1948 – Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.
  • 1895 – The United States Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis' claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."
  • 1859 – The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
  • 1855 – Sigma Chi fraternity is founded in North America.
  • 1846 – Adolphe Sax patents the saxophone.
  • 1778 – The American Continentals engage the British in the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse resulting in standstill and British withdrawal under cover of darkness.
  • 1776 – The Battle of Sullivan's Island ends with the American victory in the American Revolutionary War leading to the commemoration of Carolina Day.
  • 1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.

Births

  • 1993 – Bradley Beal, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Terrence Williams, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Kellie Pickler, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Colt Hynes, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Brandon Phillips, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Randy McMichael, American football player
  • 1977 – Chris Spurling, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Mark Stoermer, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (The Killers)
  • 1972 – Alessandro Nivola, American actor
  • 1971 – Bobby Hurley, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Elon Musk, South African-born American businessman
  • 1971 – Ron Mahay, American baseball player and scout
  • 1970 – Mike White, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Tom Merritt, American journalist
  • 1969 – Tichina Arnold, American actress and singer
  • 1968 – Chayanne, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1966 – Bobby Bare Jr., American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – John Cusack, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
  • 1965 – Jessica Hecht, American actress
  • 1964 – Mark Grace, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Charlie Clouser, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1961 – Jeff Malone, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960 – John Elway, American football player and manager
  • 1958 – Donna Edwards, American lawyer and politician
  • 1957 – Jim Spanarkel, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Mike Skinner, American race car driver
  • 1950 – Chris Speier, American baseball player and coach
  • 1949 – Don Baylor, American baseball player and coach
  • 1948 – Daniel Wegner, Canadian-American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress
  • 1948 – Sergei Bodrov, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1947 – Laura Tyson, American economist and academic
  • 1947 – Mark Helprin, American novelist and journalist
  • 1946 – Bruce Davison, American actor and director
  • 1946 – Gilda Radner, American actress and comedian (d. 1989)
  • 1946 – Robert Asprin, American soldier and author (d. 2008)
  • 1946 – Robert Xavier Rodríguez, American classical composer
  • 1943 – Donald Johanson, American paleontologist and academic
  • 1941 – Al Downing, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1941 – Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist and academic, developed the OBJ language (d. 2006)
  • 1938 – John Byner, American actor and comedian
  • 1938 – Leon Panetta, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of Defense
  • 1937 – Ron Luciano, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1936 – Chuck Howley, American football player
  • 1934 – Bette Greene, American journalist and author
  • 1934 – Carl Levin, American lawyer and politician
  • 1932 – Pat Morita, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1931 – Junior Johnson, American race car driver
  • 1930 – William C. Campbell, Irish-American biologist and parasitologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1928 – Harold Evans, English-American historian and journalist
  • 1927 – Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – George Booth, American cartoonist
  • 1926 – Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1926 – Robert Ledley, American academic and inventor (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Pete Candoli, American trumpet player (d. 2008)
  • 1920 – A. E. Hotchner, American author and playwright
  • 1919 – Joseph P. Lordi, American government official (d. 1983)
  • 1907 – Jimmy Mundy, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1906 – Maria Goeppert-Mayer, Polish-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1906 – Mazie Ford, American supercentenarian
  • 1902 – Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1894 – Francis Hunter, American tennis player (d. 1981)
  • 1891 – Carl Andrew Spaatz, American general (d. 1974)
  • 1891 – Esther Forbes, American historian and author (d. 1968)
  • 1852 – Charles Cruft, English showman, founded Crufts Dog Show (d. 1938)
  • 1742 – William Hooper, American physician, lawyer, and politician (d. 1790)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Buddy Ryan, American football coach (b. 1931)
  • 2016 – Pat Summitt, American women's college basketball head coach (b. 1952)
  • 2015 – Jack Carter, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Jim Brosnan, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Seymour Barab, American cellist and composer (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – David Rubitsky, American sergeant (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – F. D. Reeve, American author and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Ted Hood, American sailor and architect (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Doris Sams, American baseball player (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Leontine T. Kelly, American bishop (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Richard Isay, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1934)
  • 2010 – Robert Byrd, American lawyer and politician (b. 1917)
  • 2009 – Billy Mays American TV Personality (b. 1958)
  • 2007 – Eugene B. Fluckey, American admiral, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Jim Baen, American publisher, founded Baen Books (b. 1943)
  • 2005 – Brenda Howard, American activist (b. 1946)
  • 2005 – Michael P. Murphy, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1976)
  • 2003 – Joan Lowery Nixon, American journalist and author (b. 1927)
  • 2001 – Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher and author (b. 1902)
  • 1985 – Lynd Ward, American author and illustrator (b. 1905)
  • 1975 – Rod Serling, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
  • 1965 – Red Nichols, American cornet player, bandleader, and composer (b. 1905)
  • 1962 – Cy Morgan, American baseball player (b. 1878)
  • 1962 – Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player and manager (b. 1903)
  • 1960 – Jake Swirbul, American businessman, co-founded the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation (b. 1898)
  • 1936 – Alexander Berkman, American author and activist (d. 1870)
  • 1889 – Maria Mitchell, American astronomer and academic (b. 1818)
  • 1880 – Texas Jack Omohundro, American soldier and hunter (b. 1846)
  • 1836 – James Madison, American academic and politician, 4th President of the United States (b. 1751)
  • 1834 – Joseph Bové, Russian architect, designed the Triumphal Arch of Moscow (b. 1784)
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