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Events

  • 2017 – O.J. Simpson is granted parole to be released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas.
  • 2015 – The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades.
  • 1997 – The fully restored USS Constitution (a.k.a. Old Ironsides) celebrates its 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
  • 1976 – The American Viking 1 lander successfully lands on Mars.
  • 1973 Bruce Lee, the famous Chinese actor and martial-arts expert, dies in Los Angeles at age 32 from a brain edema possibly caused by a reaction to a prescription painkiller.
  • 1969 – Apollo program: Apollo 11's crew successfully makes the first manned landing on the Moon in the Sea of Tranquility. Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon (July 21 UTC).
  • 1968 – The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.
  • 1960 – Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) elects Sirimavo Bandaranaike Prime Minister, the world's first elected female head of government.
  • 1960 – The Polaris missile is successfully launched from a submarine, the USS George Washington, for the first time.
  • 1940 – California opens its first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
  • 1938 – The United States Department of Justice files suit in New York City against the motion picture industry charging violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act in regards to the studio system. The case would eventually result in a break-up of the industry in 1948.
  • 1903 – The Ford Motor Company ships its first automobile.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Peachtree Creek: Near Atlanta, Georgia, Confederate forces led by General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attack Union troops under General William T. Sherman.
  • 1848 – The first Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, a two-day event, concludes.
  • 1807 – Nicéphore Niépce is awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyréolophore, the world's first internal combustion engine, after it successfully powered a boat upstream on the river Saône in France.
  • 1799 – Tekle Giyorgis I begins his first of six reigns as Emperor of Ethiopia.
  • 1592 – During the first Japanese invasion of Korea, Japanese forces led by Toyotomi Hideyoshi captured Pyongyang, although they were ultimately unable to hold it.

Births

  • 1988 – Julianne Hough, American singer-songwriter, actress, and dancer
  • 1988 – Stephen Strasburg, American baseball player
  • 1985 – John Francis Daley, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1984 – Matt Gilroy, American ice hockey player
  • 1978 – Elliott Yamin, American singer-songwriter
  • 1978 – Will Solomon, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Erica Hill, American journalist
  • 1975 – Jason Raize, American singer and actor
  • 1975 – Judy Greer, American actress and producer
  • 1975 – Ray Allen, American basketball player and actor
  • 1973 – Claudio Reyna, American soccer player
  • 1973 – Omar Epps, American actor
  • 1973 – Roberto Orci, Mexican-American screenwriter and producer
  • 1972 – Vitamin C, American singer-songwriter
  • 1971 – Charles Johnson, American baseball player
  • 1969 – Josh Holloway, American actor
  • 1969 – Tobi Vail, American singer and guitarist
  • 1968 – Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian-American director, screenwriter, and voice actor
  • 1968 – Jimmy Carson, American ice hockey player
  • 1968 – Kool G Rap, American hip-hop artist
  • 1967 – Courtney Taylor-Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Stone Gossard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1965 – Jess Walter, American journalist and author
  • 1964 – Chris Cornell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
  • 1964 – Terri Irwin, American-Australian zoologist and author
  • 1963 – Frank Whaley, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Carlos Alazraqui, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Óscar Elías Biscet, Cuban physician and activist, founded the Lawton Foundation
  • 1959 – Radney Foster, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1954 – Jay Jay French, American guitarist and producer
  • 1954 – Moira Harris, American actress
  • 1953 – Marcia Hines, American-Australian singer and actress
  • 1953 – Thomas Friedman, American journalist and author
  • 1948 – Muse Watson, American actor and producer
  • 1947 – Carlos Santana, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Randal Kleiser, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1945 – Bo Rein, American football player and coach (d. 1980)
  • 1945 – Kim Carnes, American singer-songwriter
  • 1945 – Larry Craig, American soldier and politician
  • 1944 – Mel Daniels, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1944 – T. G. Sheppard, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1942 – Pete Hamilton, American race car driver
  • 1941 – Don Chuy, American football player (d. 2014)
  • 1939 – Judy Chicago, American painter and sculptor
  • 1938 – Natalie Wood, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1938 – Tony Oliva, Cuban-American baseball player and coach
  • 1936 – Barbara Mikulski, American social worker and politician
  • 1933 – Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1933 – Cormac McCarthy, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter
  • 1932 – Nam June Paik, American artist (d. 2006)
  • 1930 – Chuck Daly, American basketball player and coach (d. 2009)
  • 1930 – Sally Ann Howes, English-American singer and actress
  • 1930 – William H. Goetzmann, American historian and author (d. 2010)
  • 1929 – Mike Ilitch, American businessman, co-founded Little Caesars (d. 2017)
  • 1927 – Barbara Bergmann, American economist and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Lola Albright, American actress and singer (d. 2017)
  • 1924 – Mort Garson, Canadian-American songwriter and composer (d. 2008)
  • 1924 – Thomas Berger, American author and playwright (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Alan Stephenson Boyd, American lawyer and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Transportation
  • 1920 – Elliot Richardson, American lieutenant and politician, 11th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1999)
  • 1918 – Cindy Walker, American singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 2006)
  • 1905 – Joseph Levis, American foil fencer (d. 2005)
  • 1902 – Leonidas Berry, American gastroenterologist (d. 1995)
  • 1901 – Heinie Manush, American baseball player and manager (d. 1971)
  • 1901 – Vehbi Koç, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, founded Koç Holding (d. 1996)
  • 1890 – Verna Felton, American actress (d. 1966)
  • 1889 – John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (d. 1971)
  • 1849 – Robert Anderson Van Wyck, American lawyer and politician, 91st Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
  • 1838 – Augustin Daly, American playwright and manager (d. 1899)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Chester Bennington, American singer (b. 1976)
  • 2015 – Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American actor and musician (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Wayne Carson, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Bob McNamara, American football player (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Victor G. Atiyeh, American businessman and politician, 32nd Governor of Oregon (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Helen Thomas, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Pierre Fabre, French pharmacist and businessman, founded Laboratoires Pierre Fabre (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Jack Davis, American hurdler (b. 1930)
  • 2009 – Mark Rosenzweig, American psychologist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Artie Traum, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (b. 1943)
  • 2007 – Tammy Faye Messner, American Christian evangelist and talk show host (b. 1942)
  • 2005 – James Doohan, Canadian-American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2005 – Kayo Hatta, American director and cinematographer (b. 1958)
  • 1999 – Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1998 – June Byers, American wrestler (b. 1922)
  • 1993 – Vince Foster, American lawyer and political figure (b. 1945)
  • 1990 – Herbert Turner Jenkins, American police officer (b. 1907)
  • 1989 – Forrest H. Anderson, American judge and politician, 17th Governor of Montana (b. 1913)
  • 1987 – Richard Egan, American soldier and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1983 – Frank Reynolds, American soldier and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 1980 – Maria Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo (Native American) potter (b. 1887)
  • 1977 – Gary Kellgren, American record producer, co-founded Record Plant (b. 1939)
  • 1976 – Joseph Rochefort, American captain and cryptanalyst (b. 1900)
  • 1974 – Allen Jenkins, American actor and singer (b. 1900)
  • 1973 – Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (b. 1940)
  • 1973 – Robert Smithson, American photographer and sculptor (b. 1938)
  • 1968 – Bray Hammond, American historian and author (b. 1886)
  • 1959 – William D. Leahy, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (b. 1875)
  • 1941 – Lew Fields, American actor and producer (b. 1867)
  • 1704 – Peregrine White, English-American farmer and soldier (b. 1620)
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