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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day: - Stephen (Discovery of the relic)

Events

  • 1977 – Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.
  • 1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 1958 – US Nuclear submarine, Nautiluss, the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole.
  • 1946 – Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
  • 1900 – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded.
  • 1859 – The American Dental Association is founded in Niagara Falls, New York.
  • 1852 – Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event
  • 1811 – First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps by brothers Johann Rudolf and Hieronymus Meyer.
  • 1678 – Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes.
  • 1527 – The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.
  • 1057 – Frederik van Lotharingen elected as first Belgian Pope Stephen IX.

Births

  • 1994 – Todd Gurley, American football player
  • 1989 – Tyrod Taylor, American football player
  • 1988 – Leigh Tiffin, American football player
  • 1986 – Charlotte Casiraghi, Monégasque journalist, co-founded Ever Manifesto
  • 1985 – Brent Kutzle, American bass player and producer
  • 1984 – Chris Maurer, American singer and bass player
  • 1984 – Matt Joyce, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Ryan Lochte, American swimmer
  • 1983 – Mark Reynolds, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Ryan Carter, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Damien Sandow, American wrestler
  • 1981 – Travis Bowyer, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Brandan Schieppati, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Nadia Ali, Libyan-American singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Tony Pashos, American football player
  • 1977 – Justin Lehr, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Tom Brady, American football player
  • 1976 – Troy Glaus, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Chris Murphy, American politician, junior senator of Connecticut
  • 1973 – Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
  • 1971 – DJ Spinderella, American DJ, rapper, producer, and actress
  • 1970 – Stephen Carpenter, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1969 – Doug Overton, American basketball player and coach
  • 1968 – Rod Beck, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1967 – Mathieu Kassovitz, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, founded MNP Entreprise
  • 1966 – Eric Esch, American wrestler, boxer, and mixed martial artist
  • 1964 – Kevin Sumlin, American football player and coach
  • 1964 – Nate McMillan, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963 – Ed Roland, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1963 – Isaiah Washington, American actor and producer
  • 1963 – James Hetfield, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963 – Lisa Ann Walter, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1961 – Lee Rocker, American bassist
  • 1961 – Molly Hagan, American actress
  • 1960 – Tim Mayotte, American tennis player and coach
  • 1959 – John C. McGinley, American actor and producer
  • 1959 – Mike Gminski, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Dave Cloud, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1956 – Todd Christensen, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2013)
  • 1951 – Jay North, American actor
  • 1950 – Jo Marie Payton, American actress and singer
  • 1950 – John Landis, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1950 – Linda Howard, American author
  • 1949 – B. B. Dickerson, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1949 – Philip Casnoff, American actor and director
  • 1946 – John York, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1946 – Syreeta Wright, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1943 – Steven Millhauser, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1941 – Beverly Lee, American singer
  • 1941 – Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
  • 1940 – James Tyler, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1940 – Lance Alworth, American football player
  • 1940 – Martin Sheen, American actor and producer
  • 1937 – Roland Burris, American lawyer and politician, 39th Illinois Attorney General
  • 1936 – Jerry G. Bishop, American radio and television host (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – John Erman, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1934 – Haystacks Calhoun, American wrestler and actor (d. 1989)
  • 1934 – Jonas Savimbi, Angolan general, founded UNITA (d. 2002)
  • 1930 – James Komack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1926 – Gordon Scott, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Tony Bennett, American singer and actor
  • 1925 – Marv Levy, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager
  • 1924 – Leon Uris, American soldier and author (d. 2003)
  • 1923 – Jean Hagen, American actress (d. 1977)
  • 1922 – John Eisenhower, American historian, general, and diplomat, 45th United States Ambassador to Belgium (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Marilyn Maxwell, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1921 – Richard Adler, American composer and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1918 – Eddie Jefferson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1979)
  • 1918 – James MacGregor Burns, American historian, political scientist, and author (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Sidney Gottlieb, American chemist and theorist (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Les Elgart, American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1995)
  • 1913 – Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1909 – Walter Van Tilburg Clark, American author and educator (d. 1971)
  • 1907 – Lawrence Brown, American trombonist and composer (d. 1988)
  • 1904 – Clifford D. Simak, American journalist and author (d. 1988)
  • 1902 – David Buttolph, American film composer (d. 1983)
  • 1901 – John C. Stennis, American lawyer and politician (d. 1995)
  • 1900 – Ernie Pyle, American soldier and journalist (d. 1945)
  • 1900 – John T. Scopes, American educator (d. 1970)
  • 1896 – Ralph Horween, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
  • 1894 – Harry Heilmann, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1951)
  • 1890 – Konstantin Melnikov, Russian architect, designed the Rusakov Workers' Club (d. 1974)
  • 1871 – Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (d. 1929)
  • 1823 – Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish-American revolutionary and military leader, territorial governor of Montana (d. 1867)
  • 1811 – Elisha Otis, American businessman, founded the Otis Elevator Company (d. 1861)
  • 1808 – Hamilton Fish, American lawyer and politician, 26th United States Secretary of State (d. 1893)
  • 1803 – Joseph Paxton, English gardener and architect, designed The Crystal Palace (d. 1865)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Coleen Gray, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Mel Farr, American football player and businessman (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Robert Conquest, English-American historian, poet, and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2014 – Dorothy Salisbury Davis, American author (b. 1916)
  • 2014 – Kenny Drew, Jr., American pianist and composer (b. 1958)
  • 2013 – Jack English Hightower, American lawyer and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Jack Hynes, Scottish-American soccer player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Frank Evans, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – John Pritchard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Paul McCracken, American economist and academic (b. 1915)
  • 2011 – Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)
  • 2011 – William Sleator, American author (b. 1945)
  • 2010 – Bobby Hebb, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2008 – Erik Darling, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2008 – Skip Caray, American sportscaster (b. 1939)
  • 2006 – Arthur Lee, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1945)
  • 2003 – Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1954)
  • 1999 – Byron Farwell, American historian and author (b. 1921)
  • 1995 – Edward Whittemore, American soldier and author (b. 1933)
  • 1995 – Ida Lupino, English-American actress and director (b. 1918)
  • 1983 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)
  • 1977 – Alfred Lunt, American actor and director (b. 1892)
  • 1973 – Richard Marshall, American general (b. 1895)
  • 1966 – Lenny Bruce, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
  • 1964 – Flannery O'Connor, American short story writer and novelist (b. 1925)
  • 1929 – Emile Berliner, German-American inventor and businessman, invented the phonograph (b. 1851)
  • 1929 – Thorstein Veblen, American economist and sociologist (b. 1857)
  • 1894 – George Inness, American painter (b. 1825)
  • 1877 – William B. Ogden, American businessman and politician, 1st Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • 1546 – Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect, designed the Apostolic Palace (b. 1484)
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