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Calendars: Bolivia, Ghana

Holidays and observances

  • Founder's Day and National Volunteer Day in Ghana
  • German-American Steuben Parade (United States, especially New York City; celebrated on the third Saturday in September)
  • Student's Day in Bolivia

Events

  • In 2016 scientists report that, based on human DNA genetic studies, all non-African humans in the world today can be traced to a single population that exited Africa between 50,000 and 80,000 years ago.
  • 1996 – The Defense of Marriage Act passes the United States Congress (a vote of 342-67 in the House of Representatives and a vote of 85-14 in the Senate). The law prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriage, while allowing states to adopt any marital definition of their choosing.
  • 1981 – Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female Supreme Court justice.
  • 1964 – The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, makes its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.
  • 1933 – Salvador Lutteroth ran the first ever EMLL (now CMLL) show in Mexico, marking the birth of Lucha libre.
  • 1780 – American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.

Births

  • 1990 – Al-Farouq Aminu, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Ivan Dorschner, American-Filipino model and actor
  • 1989 – Jason Derulo, American singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Doug Baldwin, American football player
  • 1987 – Ashley Paris, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Courtney Paris, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Jimmy Clausen, American football player
  • 1986 – Lindsey Stirling, American violinist and composer
  • 1985 – Justin Durant, American football player
  • 1984 – Ben Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
  • 1983 – Greg Jennings, American football player
  • 1983 – Joseph Mazzello, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Maggie Grace, American actress
  • 1981 – Nicole Richie, American actress, fashion designer, and author
  • 1980 – Autumn Reeser, American actress
  • 1977 – Brian Tallet, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Doug Davis, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Bryce Drew, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist and author
  • 1972 – Jon Kitna, American football player and coach
  • 1971 – Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor and golf player
  • 1971 – Luke Wilson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Melissa Ferrick, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Samantha Power, Irish-American journalist, academic, and diplomat, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1969 – Anne Burrell, American chef and television host
  • 1969 – Jason Christiansen, American baseball player
  • 1968 – David Jude Jolicoeur, American rapper, songwriter, and producer (De La Soul)
  • 1968 – Ricki Lake, American actress, producer, and talk show host
  • 1967 – Faith Hill, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1965 – Cheryl Hines, American actress
  • 1963 – Cecil Fielder, American baseball player and manager
  • 1962 – Rob Morrow, American actor
  • 1961 – Billy Collins, Jr., American boxer (d. 1984)
  • 1961 – Dan Borislow, American businessman, invented the magicJack (d. 2014)
  • 1961 – Nancy Travis, American actress and producer
  • 1960 – David James Elliott, Canadian-American actor and director
  • 1960 – Kelley Eskridge, American author and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iranian journalist, politician and scientist, first woman Vice President of Iran
  • 1959 – Danny Cox, English-American baseball player and coach
  • 1959 – Dave Coulier, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Rick Mahorn, American basketball player and coach
  • 1957 – Ethan Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Mark Levin, American lawyer, radio host, and author
  • 1957 – Sidney Moncrief, American basketball player and coach
  • 1956 – Jack Givens, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Marta Kauffman, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1956 – Ricky Morton, American wrestler
  • 1955 – Richard Hieb, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1954 – Thomas S. Ray, American ecologist and academic
  • 1951 – Bruce Arena, American soccer player and manager
  • 1950 – Bill Murray, American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Artis Gilmore, American basketball player and radio host
  • 1949 – Henry Butler, American pianist and photographer
  • 1947 – Don Felder, American musician and songwriter (Eagles)
  • 1947 – Marsha Norman, American playwright and author
  • 1947 – Stephen King, American author and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Kay Ryan, American poet and educator
  • 1945 – Richard Childress, American race car driver and businessman
  • 1944 – Fannie Flagg, American actress, comedian, and author
  • 1944 – Hamilton Jordan, American politician, 8th White House Chief of Staff (d. 2008)
  • 1944 – Steve Beshear, American lawyer and politician, 61st Governor of Kentucky
  • 1943 – David Hood, American session bassist and trombone player (Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section)
  • 1943 – Jerry Bruckheimer, American film and television producer
  • 1942 – Sam McDowell, American baseball player
  • 1941 – Jack Brisco, American wrestler and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1941 – R. James Woolsey, Jr., American scholar and diplomat, 16th Director of Central Intelligence
  • 1940 – Bill Kurtis, American journalist and producer
  • 1938 – Doug Moe, American basketball player and coach
  • 1936 – Diane Rehm, American journalist and radio host
  • 1936 – Dickey Lee, American pop-country singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1935 – Henry Gibson, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1933 – Dick Simon, American race car driver
  • 1932 – Don Preston, American keyboard player and composer
  • 1931 – Larry Hagman, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Donald A. Glaser, American physicist and neurobiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – John McHale, American baseball player and manager (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Herman Fowlkes, Jr., American trumpet player and educator (d. 1993)
  • 1918 – John Gofman, American physicist, chemist, and biologist (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Karl Slover, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1912 – Chuck Jones, American animator, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1906 – Henry Beachell, American biologist and botanist (d. 2006)
  • 1903 – Preston Tucker, American engineer and businessman, designed the Tucker Sedan (d. 1956)
  • 1902 – Allen Lane, English publisher, founded Penguin Books (d. 1970)
  • 1873 – Papa Jack Laine, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1966)
  • 1867 – Henry L. Stimson, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 46th United States Secretary of State (d. 1950)
  • 1863 – John Bunny, American actor (d. 1915)
  • 1862 – James E. Talmage, English-American religious leader and author (d. 1933)
  • 1849 – Maurice Barrymore, American actor (d. 1905)
  • 1758 – Christopher Gore, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 8th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1827)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Richard Williamson, American footballer and coach (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Caldwell Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1950)
  • 2014 – Sheldon Patinkin, American director and playwright (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Harl H. Haas, Jr., American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – José Curbelo, Cuban-American pianist and manager (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Tom Umphlett, American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)
  • 2011 – Pamela Ann Rymer, American lawyer and judge (b. 1941)
  • 2009 – Robert Ginty, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2007 – Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – Rex Humbard, American evangelist and television host (b. 1919)
  • 2002 – Robert L. Forward, American physicist and engineer (b. 1932)
  • 1998 – Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (b. 1959)
  • 1995 – Rudy Perpich, American dentist and politician, 34th Governor of Minnesota (b. 1928)
  • 1992 – Tarachand Barjatya, Indian film producer, founded Rajshri Productions (b. 1914)
  • 1988 – Glenn Robert Davis, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1914)
  • 1987 – Jaco Pastorius, American bass player, composer, and producer (b. 1951)
  • 1974 – Jacqueline Susann, American author and actress (b. 1918)
  • 1974 – Walter Brennan, American actor (b. 1894)
  • 1962 – Bo Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1892)
  • 1961 – Ed Oliver, American golfer (b. 1915)
  • 1947 – Harry Carey, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1878)
  • 1906 – Samuel Arnold, American conspirator (b. 1838)
  • 1905 – Nikolay Benardos, Ukrainian inventor (b. 1842)
  • 1904 – Chief Joseph, American tribal leader (b. 1840)
  • 1798 – George Read, American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Delaware (b. 1733)
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