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Holidays and observances

  • National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (United States)

Events

  • 2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
  • 1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates US$1 billion to the United Nations.
  • 1984 – Joe Kittinger completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic.
  • 1977 – Voyager I takes first photograph of the Earth and the Moon together.
  • 1948 – Margaret Chase Smith of Maine becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate without completing another senator's term, when she defeats Democratic opponent Adrian Scolten.
  • 1947 – The National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency are established in the United States under the National Security Act.
  • 1947 – The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  • 1928 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro crossing of the English Channel.
  • 1919 – Fritz Pollard becomes the first African American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros.
  • 1851 – First publication of The New-York Daily Times, which later becomes The New York Times.
  • 1837 – Tiffany and Co. (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".
  • 1810 – First Government Junta in Chile. Though supposed to rule only in the absence of the king, it is in fact the first step towards independence from Spain, and is commemorated as such.
  • 1793 – The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
  • 1714 – George I, the first Hanoverian king, arrives in Great Britain after becoming king on August 1st.
  • 1618 – The twelfth Baktun in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar begins.

Births

  • 1998 – Christian Pulisic, American soccer player
  • 1985 – Tarah Gieger, Puerto Rican-American motocross racer
  • 1984 – Anthony Gonzalez, American football player
  • 1984 – Dashon Goldson, American football player
  • 1981 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and singer
  • 1980 – Jonathan Biss, American pianist and educator
  • 1979 – Robert Pruett, American criminal
  • 1975 – Jason Sudeikis, American actor and comedian
  • 1974 – Damon Jones, American football player and coach
  • 1974 – Xzibit, American rapper, actor, and television host
  • 1973 – James Marsden, American actor
  • 1973 – Mark Shuttleworth, South African-English businessman, founded Canonical Ltd.
  • 1971 – Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress
  • 1971 – Lance Armstrong, American cyclist and activist, founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation
  • 1970 – Aisha Tyler, American actress, television host, and author
  • 1970 – Mike Compton, American football player and coach
  • 1969 – Cappadonna, American rapper
  • 1967 – Ricky Bell, American singer
  • 1966 – Tom Chorske, American ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Holly Robinson Peete, American actress and singer
  • 1963 – Dan Povenmire, American animator
  • 1962 – Boris Said, American race car driver
  • 1961 – James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1961 – Konstantin Kakanias, Greek-American painter and illustrator
  • 1961 – Mark Olson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960 – Stephen Flaherty, American composer
  • 1959 – Mark Romanek, American director and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Ryne Sandberg, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1956 – Chris Hedges, American journalist and author
  • 1955 – Keith Morris, American singer-songwriter
  • 1954 – Dennis Johnson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1954 – Steven Pinker, Canadian-American psychologist, linguist, and author
  • 1954 – Tommy Tuberville, American football player and coach
  • 1953 – Carl Jackson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1953 – John McGlinn, American conductor and historian (d. 2009)
  • 1952 – Rick Pitino, American basketball player and coach
  • 1951 – Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon and author
  • 1951 – Darryl Stingley, American football player and scout (d. 2007)
  • 1951 – Dee Dee Ramone, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2002)
  • 1951 – Tony Scott, American baseball player and coach
  • 1950 – Anna Deavere Smith, American actress and playwright
  • 1949 – Jim McCrery, American lawyer and politician
  • 1949 – Kerry Livgren, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1948 – Ken Brett, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2003)
  • 1948 – Lynn Abbey, American computer programmer and author
  • 1947 – Drew Gilpin Faust, American historian and academic
  • 1947 – Giancarlo Minardi, Italian businessman, founded the Minardi Racing Team
  • 1946 – Otis Sistrunk, American football player and wrestler
  • 1945 – John McAfee, Scottish-American computer programmer, founded McAfee
  • 1945 – P. F. Sloan, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1944 – Charles L. Veach, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1995)
  • 1944 – Michael Franks, American singer-songwriter
  • 1940 – Frankie Avalon, American singer and actor
  • 1939 – Fred Willard, American actor and comedian
  • 1939 – Gerry Harvey, Australian businessman, co-founded Harvey Norman
  • 1938 – Billy Robinson, English-American wrestler and trainer (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Bob Bennett, American soldier and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1933 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1933 – Mark di Suvero, Italian-American sculptor
  • 1933 – Robert Blake, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1929 – Nancy Littlefield, American director and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – Teddi King, American singer (d. 1977)
  • 1927 – Phyllis Kirk, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Bob Toski, American golfer and coach
  • 1926 – Bud Greenspan, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Joe Kubert, American author and illustrator, founded The Kubert School (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Harvey Haddix, American baseball player and coach (d. 1994)
  • 1924 – J. D. Tippit, American police officer (d. 1963)
  • 1923 – Peter Smithson, English architect, co-designed Robin Hood Gardens (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1920 – Jack Warden, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1919 – Tommy Hunter, American fiddler (d. 1993)
  • 1918 – Johnny Mantz, American racing driver (d. 1972)
  • 1917 – Francis Parker Yockey, American lawyer and philosopher (d. 1960)
  • 1917 – June Foray, American actress and voice artist (d. 2017)
  • 1916 – John Jacob Rhodes, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1910 – Joseph F. Enright, American captain (d. 2000)
  • 1907 – Edwin McMillan, American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • 1905 – Agnes de Mille, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)
  • 1905 – Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish-American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1904 – Jose de Rivera, American soldier and sculptor (d. 1985)
  • 1901 – Harold Clurman, American director and producer (d. 1980)
  • 1900 – Willis Laurence James, American violinist and educator (d. 1966)
  • 1893 – William March, American soldier and author (d. 1954)
  • 1878 – James O. Richardson, American admiral (d. 1974)
  • 1870 – Clark Wissler, American anthropologist, author, and educator (d. 1947)
  • 1860 – Alberto Franchetti, Italian-American composer and educator (d. 1942)
  • 1859 – John L. Bates, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • 1859 – Lincoln Loy McCandless, American businessman and politician (d. 1940)
  • 1857 – John Hessin Clarke, American lawyer and judge (d. 1945)
  • 1848 – Francis Grierson, English-American pianist and composer (d. 1927)
  • 1846 – Richard With, Norwegian captain, businessman, and politician, founded Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab (d. 1930)
  • 1812 – Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Georgia (d. 1880)
  • 1779 – Joseph Story, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (d. 1845)
  • 1733 – George Read, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Delaware (d. 1798)

Deaths

  • 2015 – James R. Houck, American astrophysicist and academic (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Ken Norton, American boxer (b. 1943)
  • 2013 – Richard C. Sarafian, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Jack Kralick, American baseball player (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Steve Sabol, American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (b. 1942)
  • 2008 – Ron Lancaster, American-Canadian football player and coach (b. 1938)
  • 2006 – Edward J. King, American football player, lawyer, and politician, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1925)
  • 2005 – Clint C. Wilson, Sr., American cartoonist (b. 1914)
  • 2004 – Norman Cantor, Canadian-American historian and educator (b. 1929)
  • 2004 – Russ Meyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2002 – Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (b. 1942)
  • 2001 – Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian television host (b. 1927)
  • 1998 – Charlie Foxx, American singer and guitarist (Inez and Charlie Foxx) (b. 1939)
  • 1998 – Kathleen Collins African-American filmmaker and playwright (b. 1942)
  • 1997 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American singer (b. 1920)
  • 1980 – Katherine Anne Porter, American short story writer, novelist, and essayist (b. 1890)
  • 1975 – Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (b. 1907)
  • 1970 – Jimi Hendrix, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1942)
  • 1968 – Franchot Tone, American actor, singer, and producer (b. 1905)
  • 1951 – Gelett Burgess, American author and poet (b. 1866)
  • 1949 – Frank Morgan, American actor (b. 1890)
  • 1944 – Robert G. Cole, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1915)
  • 1890 – Dion Boucicault, Irish-American actor and playwright (b. 1820)
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