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Holidays and observances

  • National Guacamole Day (United States)

Events

  • 1992 – The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega ends in the United States with a 40-year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.
  • 1975 – The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.
  • 1961 – The United States National Hurricane Research Project drops eight cylinders of silver iodide into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther. Wind speed reduces by 10%, giving rise to Project Stormfury.
  • 1959 – The first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.
  • 1956 – TCN-9 Sydney is the first Australian television station to commence regular broadcasts.
  • 1955 – A Soviet Navy Zulu-class submarine becomes the first to launch a ballistic missile.
  • 1908 – The General Motors Corporation is founded.
  • 1880 – The Cornell Daily Sun prints its first issue in Ithaca, New York. The Sun is the nation's oldest, continuously-independent college daily.
  • 1863 – Robert College, in Istanbul, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.
  • 1779 – American Revolutionary War: The Franco-American Siege of Savannah begins.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights is fought.

Births

  • 1992 – Nick Jonas, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1989 – Lancelot Bravado, American wrestler
  • 1988 – Teddy Geiger, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1987 – Travis Wall, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1986 – Gordon Beckham, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Kyla Pratt, American actress and singer
  • 1984 – Sabrina Bryan, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1983 – Brandon Moss, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Legedu Naanee, American football player
  • 1981 – Alexis Bledel, American actress
  • 1979 – Bobby Korecky, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Brian Sims, American lawyer, politician, and LGBT activist
  • 1978 – Dan Dickau, American basketball player and coach
  • 1977 – Gregory Ball, American captain and politician
  • 1977 – Musiq Soulchild, American singer-songwriter
  • 1976 – Greg Buckner, American basketball player and coach
  • 1975 – Jason Leffler, American race car driver (d. 2013)
  • 1974 – Joaquín Castro, American lawyer and politician
  • 1974 – Julian Castro, American lawyer and politician, 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • 1973 – Justin Haythe, American author and screenwriter
  • 1972 – Mark Bruener, American football player
  • 1972 – Mike Doyle, American actor and producer
  • 1971 – Amy Poehler, American actress, comedian, and producer
  • 1971 – Joel Heyman, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – Richard Slinger, American wrestler
  • 1970 – Mark Schultz, American singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Marc Anthony, American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer
  • 1968 – Walt Becker, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – John Bel Edwards, American attorney and politician
  • 1966 – Kevin Young, American hurdler
  • 1966 – Scott Workman, American stuntman and actor (d. 2013)
  • 1966 – Wil McCarthy, American author and playwright
  • 1965 – Katy Kurtzman, American actress and producer
  • 1964 – Dave Sabo, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1964 – Molly Shannon, American actress, comedian and producer
  • 1963 – Richard Marx, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1960 – Graham Haynes, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1960 – Mike Mignola, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Tim Raines, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1959 – Victory Tischler-Blue, American bass player, director, and producer
  • 1958 – Jennifer Tilly, American actress and poker player
  • 1958 – Orel Hershiser, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1957 – DC Drake, American wrestler
  • 1956 – Dave Schulthise, American bass player (d. 2004)
  • 1956 – David Copperfield, American magician and actor
  • 1956 – Ross Greenberg, American journalist and antivirus pioneer (d. 2017)
  • 1955 – Robin Yount, American baseball player and coach
  • 1955 – Ron Brewer, American basketball player
  • 1954 – Earl Klugh, American guitarist and composer
  • 1954 – Frank Reed, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1954 – William McKeen, American author and academic
  • 1953 – Jerry Pate, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Kurt Fuller, American character actor
  • 1953 – Nancy Huston, Canadian-American author and translator
  • 1952 – Mickey Rourke, American boxer and actor
  • 1951 – Vince Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – David Bellamy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – Henry Louis Gates Jr., American historian, scholar, and journalist
  • 1950 – Loyd Grossman, American-English singer, guitarist, and television host
  • 1949 – Ed Begley Jr., American actor and environmental activist
  • 1948 – Ron Blair, American bass player
  • 1948 – Rosemary Casals, American tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Susan Ruttan, American actress
  • 1946 – Sonny LeMaire, American country music singer-songwriter and bass player (Exile)
  • 1944 – Betty Kelly, American soul/R&B singer (Martha and the Vandellas)
  • 1944 – Linda Kaye Henning, American actress
  • 1943 – James Alan McPherson, American short story writer and essayist (d. 2016)
  • 1942 – Susan L. Graham, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1941 – Joe Butler, American singer, autoharp player, and drummer
  • 1941 – Richard Perle, American political scientist and politician
  • 1940 – Butch Buchholz, American tennis player
  • 1940 – Hamiet Bluiett, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1939 – Bill McGill, American basketball player (d. 2014)
  • 1937 – Vince Naimoli, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1935 – Billy Boy Arnold, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1935 – Bob Kiley, American-English businessman (d. 2016)
  • 1935 – Carl Andre, American sculptor
  • 1935 – Jules Bass, American director, producer, composer, and author
  • 1934 – Elgin Baylor, American basketball player and coach
  • 1934 – George Chakiris, American actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1933 – Steve Shirley, German-English businesswoman and philanthropist, founded Xansa
  • 1931 – Little Willie Littlefield, American-Dutch singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Anne Francis, American actress (d. 2011)
  • 1929 – Stan Stephens, American politician, 20th Governor of Montana
  • 1928 – Rex Trailer, American television host, actor, and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Jack Kelly, American actor and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1927 – Peter Falk, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1926 – John Knowles, American novelist (d. 2001)
  • 1926 – Robert H. Schuller, American pastor and author (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Rogers McKee, American baseball player (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – B.B. King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Charlie Byrd, American singer and guitarist (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – Lauren Bacall, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Janis Paige, American actress and singer
  • 1921 – Jon Hendricks, American singer-songwriter
  • 1921 – Korla Pandit, American pianist and composer (d. 1998)
  • 1920 – Art Sansom, American cartoonist (d. 1991)
  • 1920 – Staryl C. Austin, American air force general (d. 2015)
  • 1919 – Andy Russell, American singer and actor (d. 1992)
  • 1919 – Bill Daley, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1919 – Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-American hierarchiologist and educator (d. 1990)
  • 1915 – Cy Walter, American pianist (d. 1968)
  • 1914 – Allen Funt, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1911 – Paul Henning, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1898 – H. A. Rey, American author and illustrator, co-created Curious George (d. 1977)
  • 1897 – Milt Franklyn, American composer (d. 1962)
  • 1893 – Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1888 – W. O. Bentley, English race car driver and engineer, founded Bentley Motors Limited (d. 1971)
  • 1877 – Jacob Schick, American-Canadian inventor and businessman, founded Schick Razors (d. 1937)
  • 1876 – Marvin Hart, American boxer (d. 1931)
  • 1875 – James Cash Penney, American businessman and philanthropist, founded J. C. Penney (d. 1971)
  • 1861 – Miriam Benjamin, African-American educator and inventor (d. 1947)
  • 1838 – James J. Hill, Canadian-American railroad executive (d. 1916)
  • 1823 – Francis Parkman, American historian and author (d. 1893)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Edward Albee, American director and playwright (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, French-born American businessman (b. 1932)
  • 2016 – W. P. Kinsella, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Julio Brady, Virgin Islander lawyer, judge, and politician, 5th Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – H. M. Fowler American sergeant and politician (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Patsy Swayze, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Scott Adams, American football player (b. 1966)
  • 2012 – Julien J. LeBourgeois, American admiral (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Roman Kroitor, Canadian director and producer, co-founded IMAX (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer-songwriter, harmonica player, and drummer (b. 1936)
  • 2010 – George N. Parks, American educator and bandleader (b. 1953)
  • 2009 – Mary Travers, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2009 – Myles Brand, American philosopher and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2008 – Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
  • 2007 – Robert Jordan, American engineer and author (b. 1948)
  • 2005 – Gordon Gould, American physicist and academic, invented the laser (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Michael Donaghy, American-English poet and author (b. 1954)
  • 2003 – Sheb Wooley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 2001 – Samuel Z. Arkoff, American producer (b. 1918)
  • 1996 – Gene Nelson, American actor, dancer, and director (b. 1920)
  • 1996 – McGeorge Bundy, American intelligence officer and diplomat, 6th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1919)
  • 1992 – Millicent Fenwick, American journalist and politician (b. 1910)
  • 1991 – Olga Spessivtseva, Russian-American ballerina (b. 1895)
  • 1984 – Richard Brautigan, American novelist, poet, and short story writer (b. 1935)
  • 1965 – Fred Quimby, American animator and producer (b. 1886)
  • 1950 – Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (b. 1881)
  • 1933 – George Gore, American baseball player and manager (b. 1857)
  • 1914 – C. X. Larrabee, American businessman (b. 1843)
  • 1819 – John Jeffries, American physician and surgeon (b. 1744)
  • 1736 – Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Polish-Dutch physicist and engineer, invented the thermometer (b. 1686)
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