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Events

  • 2007 – Erden Eruç begins the first solo human-powered circumnavigation of the world.
  • 1991 – Boris Yeltsin takes office as the first elected President of Russia.
  • 1976 – Four mercenaries (one American and three British) are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • 1962 – Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.
  • 1947 – Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.
  • 1942 – World War II: An American pilot spots a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy uses to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics.
  • 1832 – U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoes a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1821 – The United States takes possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain.
  • 1806 – The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
  • 1778 – American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1499 – The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama.

Births

  • 2001 – Isabela Moner, American actress
  • 1988 – Antonio Brown, American football player
  • 1988 – Heather Hemmens, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1985 – B. J. Crombeen, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Alex Arrowsmith, American guitarist and producer
  • 1982 – Juliya Chernetsky, Ukrainian-American television host
  • 1980 – Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1980 – James Rolfe, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1980 – Jessica Simpson, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
  • 1976 – Adrian Grenier, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Elijah Blue Allman, American singer and guitarist
  • 1975 – Andrew Firestone, American businessman
  • 1975 – Brendan Gaughan, American race car driver
  • 1972 – Sofía Vergara, Colombian-American actress and producer
  • 1970 – Gary LeVox, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Marty Cordova, American baseball player
  • 1967 – John Yoo, South Korean-American lawyer, author, and educator
  • 1967 – Rebekah Del Rio, American singer-songwriter
  • 1966 – Johnny Grunge, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1965 – Ken Mellons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1965 – Scott McCarron, American golfer
  • 1964 – Urban Meyer, American football player and coach
  • 1959 – Ellen Kuras, American director and cinematographer
  • 1959 – Sandy West, American singer-songwriter and drummer (d. 2006)
  • 1958 – Béla Fleck, American banjo player and songwriter
  • 1956 – Tom McClintock, American lawyer and politician
  • 1954 – Andre Dawson, American baseball player
  • 1954 – Tommy Bowden, American football player and coach
  • 1951 – Cheryl Wheeler, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Greg Kihn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – John Whitehead, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2004)
  • 1948 – Ronnie Cutrone, American painter (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Arlo Guthrie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1945 – Hal McRae, American baseball player and manager
  • 1945 – Ron Glass, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1943 – Arthur Ashe, American tennis player and journalist (d. 1993)
  • 1943 – Jerry Miller, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1942 – Ronnie James Dio, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1942 – Sixto Rodriguez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – David G. Hartwell, American anthologist, author, and critic (d. 2016)
  • 1941 – Robert Pine, American actor and director
  • 1940 – Helen Donath, American soprano and actress
  • 1939 – Mavis Staples, American singer
  • 1938 – Lee Morgan, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1972)
  • 1937 – Edwards Barham, American farmer and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Herbert Boyer, American businessman, co-founded Genentech
  • 1935 – Tura Satana, American actress and dancer (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Jumpin' Gene Simmons, American rockabilly singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1931 – Jerry Herman, American composer and songwriter
  • 1931 – Julian May, American author
  • 1931 – Nick Adams, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1929 – George Clayton Johnson, American author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1928 – Alejandro de Tomaso, Argentinian-Italian race car driver and businessman, founded De Tomaso (d. 2003)
  • 1928 – Don Bolles, American investigative reporter (d. 1976)
  • 1928 – Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli rabbi and scholar (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – David Dinkins, American soldier and politician, 106th Mayor of New York City
  • 1926 – Fred Gwynne, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1924 – Bobo Brazil, American wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1924 – Johnny Bach, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – John Bradley, American soldier (d. 1994)
  • 1922 – Jake LaMotta, American boxer and actor (d. 2017)
  • 1922 – Jean Kerr, American author and playwright (d. 2003)
  • 1921 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, American activist, co-founded the Special Olympics (d. 2009)
  • 1921 – Harvey Ball, American illustrator, created the Smiley (d. 2001)
  • 1921 – Jeff Donnell, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1920 – David Brinkley, American journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1920 – Owen Chamberlain, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
  • 1918 – Chuck Stevens, American major baseball
  • 1918 – Fred Wacker, American race driver and engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1917 – Hugh Alexander, American baseball player and scout (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – Joe Shuster, Canadian-American illustrator, co-created Superman (d. 1992)
  • 1911 – Cootie Williams, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
  • 1907 – Blind Boy Fuller, American singer and guitarist (d. 1941)
  • 1905 – Mildred Benson, American journalist and author (d. 2002)
  • 1905 – Thomas Gomez, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1904 – Lili Damita, French-American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1900 – Mitchell Parish, Lithuanian-American songwriter (d. 1993)
  • 1899 – John Gilbert, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1936)
  • 1897 – Legs Diamond, American gangster (d. 1931)
  • 1894 – Jimmy McHugh, American composer (d. 1969)
  • 1891 – Edith Quimby, American medical researcher and physicist (d. 1982)
  • 1882 – Ima Hogg, American society leader, philanthropist, patron and collector of the arts (d. 1975)
  • 1875 – Mary McLeod Bethune, American educator and activist (d. 1955)
  • 1856 – Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist and engineer (d. 1943)
  • 1839 – Adolphus Busch, German brewer, co-founded Anheuser-Busch (d. 1913)
  • 1834 – James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American-English painter and illustrator (d. 1903)
  • 1832 – Alvan Graham Clark, American astronomer (d. 1897)
  • 1804 – Emma Smith, American religious leader (d. 1879)
  • 1802 – Robert Chambers, Scottish geologist and publisher, co-founded Chambers Harrap (d. 1871)
  • 1792 – George M. Dallas, American lawyer and politician, 11th Vice President of the United States (d. 1864)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Roger Rees, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Gloria Schweigerdt, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Juozas Kazickas, Lithuanian-American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Paul G. Risser, American ecologist and academic (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Robert C. Broomfield, American lawyer and judge (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Caroline Duby Glassman, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Philip Caldwell, American businessman (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Peter Kyros, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2008 – Hiroaki Aoki, Japanese-American wrestler and businessman, founded Benihana (b. 1938)
  • 2008 – Mike Souchak, American golfer (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Doug Marlette, American cartoonist and author (b. 1949)
  • 2004 – Pati Behrs, Russian-American ballerina and actress (b. 1922)
  • 2002 – Laurence Janifer, American author (b. 1933)
  • 1993 – Ruth Krauss, American author and poet (b. 1901)
  • 1993 – Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1924)
  • 1989 – Mel Blanc, American voice actor (b. 1908)
  • 1987 – John Hammond, American record producer, critic, and activist (b. 1910)
  • 1980 – Joseph Krumgold, American author and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1979 – Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (b. 1894)
  • 1978 – John D. Rockefeller III, American businessman and philanthropist, founded the Asia Society (b. 1906)
  • 1972 – Lovie Austin, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1887)
  • 1971 – George Kenner, German-American painter and illustrator (b. 1888)
  • 1956 – Joe Giard, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • 1950 – Richard Maury, American-Argentinian engineer (b. 1882)
  • 1941 – Jelly Roll Morton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1890)
  • 1908 – Phoebe Knapp, American organist and composer (b. 1839)
  • 1884 – Paul Morphy, American chess player (b. 1837)
  • 1863 – Clement Clarke Moore, American author and educator (b. 1779)
  • 1851 – Louis Daguerre, French photographer and physicist, invented the daguerreotype (b. 1787)
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