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Events

  • 1992 – NASA launches the Mars Observer, a $511 million probe to Mars, in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail.
  • 1977 – About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.
  • 1974 – The first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery (Tommy John surgery) performed, on baseball player Tommy John.
  • 1957 – Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
  • 1956 – TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.
  • 1955 – The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
  • 1926 – The international Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is first signed.
  • 1912 – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City.
  • 1906 – Leonardo Torres y Quevedo demonstrates the Telekino, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered to be the first use of a remote control.
  • 1890 – The United States Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.
  • 1789 – The United States Congress passes twelve amendments to the United States Constitution: The Congressional Apportionment Amendment (which was never ratified), the Congressional Compensation Amendment, and the ten that are known as the Bill of Rights.
  • 1775 – American Revolutionary War: Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe. Benedict Arnold and his expeditionary company set off from Fort Western, bound for Quebec City.
  • 1690 – Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time.

Births

  • 1992 – Keauna McLaughlin, American figure skater
  • 1991 – Emmy Clarke, American actress
  • 1989 – Aldon Smith, American football player
  • 1986 – Steve Forrest, American drummer
  • 1983 – Donald Glover, American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1983 – Terrance Pennington, American football player
  • 1981 – Jason Bergmann, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
  • 1980 – T.I., American rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1979 – Kyle Bennett, American BMX rider (d. 2012)
  • 1979 – Rashad Evans, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
  • 1978 – Ryan Leslie, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1977 – Clea DuVall, American actress
  • 1977 – Joel David Moore, American actor
  • 1977 – Mike Krahulik, American illustrator
  • 1977 – Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
  • 1976 – Chauncey Billups, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Eric Roberson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1976 – Santigold, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1975 – Dat Nguyen, American football player and coach
  • 1975 – Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
  • 1974 – Daniel Alexander Kessler, English-American singer and guitarist
  • 1974 – Eric Moss, American football player
  • 1974 – John Granville, American scholar and diplomat (d. 2008)
  • 1971 – John Lynch, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Curtis Buckley, American football player and psychiatrist
  • 1969 – Bill Simmons, American journalist and author
  • 1969 – Tony Womack, American baseball player
  • 1968 – John A. List, American economist and academic
  • 1968 – Will Smith, American actor, producer, and rapper
  • 1966 – Todd Philcox, American football player
  • 1965 – Matt Battaglia, American football player, actor, and producer
  • 1965 – Rob Schmidt, American director and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Scottie Pippen, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Keely Shaye Smith, American journalist and author
  • 1963 – Tate Donovan, American actor
  • 1962 – Aida Turturro, American actress
  • 1961 – Heather Locklear, American actress
  • 1958 – Randy Kerber, American keyboard player, composer, and conductor
  • 1957 – Michael Madsen, American actor and producer
  • 1956 – Jamie Hyneman, American special effects designer and television host, founded M5 Industries
  • 1956 – W. Daniel Hillis, American computer scientist, engineer, and author, founded the Thinking Machines Corporation
  • 1955 – Luanne Rice, American author and activist
  • 1954 – Sylvester Croom, American football player and coach
  • 1953 – Ron Rash, American novelist, short story writer, poet
  • 1952 – Cherríe Moraga, American poet, playwright, and activist
  • 1952 – Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (d. 2004)
  • 1952 – Jimmy Garvin, American wrestler and manager
  • 1952 – Tommy Norden, American actor
  • 1952 – bell hooks, American author and activist
  • 1951 – Bob McAdoo, American basketball player and coach
  • 1951 – Burleigh Drummond, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1951 – Mark Hamill, American actor, singer, and producer
  • 1949 – Jeff Borowiak, American tennis player
  • 1949 – Steve Mackay, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2015)
  • 1948 – Mimi Kennedy, American actress and screenwriter
  • 1947 – Cecil Womack, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1947 – Cheryl Tiegs, American model and actress
  • 1946 – Bryan MacLean, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1998)
  • 1946 – Gil Morgan, American golfer
  • 1946 – Jerry Penrod, American bass player
  • 1945 – Kathleen Brown, American lawyer and politician, 29th California State Treasurer
  • 1944 – Doris Matsui, American politician
  • 1944 – Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
  • 1943 – Aram Saroyan, American poet and novelist
  • 1943 – John Locke, American keyboard player (d. 2006)
  • 1943 – Robert Gates, American lieutenant, academic, and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Defense
  • 1943 – Robert Walden, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1942 – Dee Dee Warwick, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1942 – Robert Miano, American actor and producer
  • 1939 – David S. Mann, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Cincinnati
  • 1937 – Mary Allen Wilkes, American computer scientist and lawyer
  • 1936 – Juliet Prowse, South African-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1996)
  • 1936 – Ken Forsse, American toy creator and author, created Teddy Ruxpin (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Hubie Brown, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1930 – Nino Cerruti, Italian fashion designer, founded Cerruti
  • 1930 – Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1929 – Barbara Walters, American journalist, producer, and author
  • 1926 – Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1926 – Jack Hyles, American pastor and author (d. 2001)
  • 1924 – Red Webb, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1923 – Robert Laxalt, American author and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1923 – Sam Rivers, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2011)
  • 1917 – Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)
  • 1910 – Ralph Jordan, American football player and coach (d. 1980)
  • 1903 – Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and educator (d. 1970)
  • 1898 – Robert Brackman, Ukrainian-American painter and educator (d. 1980)
  • 1897 – William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
  • 1866 – Thomas Hunt Morgan, American biologist, geneticist, and embryologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)
  • 1825 – William Pitt Ballinger, American lawyer and politician (d. 1888)
  • 1738 – Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (d. 1789)
  • 1599 – Francesco Borromini, Swiss-Italian architect, designed the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Agnese in Agone (d. 1667)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – José Fernández, Cuban-American baseball player (b. 1992)
  • 2015 – John Galvin, American general (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Tom Kelley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Bennet Wong, Canadian psychiatrist and academic, co-founded Haven Institute (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Billy Mure, American guitarist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2013 – José Montoya, American poet and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Andy Williams, American singer (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Billy Barnes, American composer and songwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – André Emmerich, German-American art dealer (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Jeff Cooper, American target shooter and author (b. 1920)
  • 2006 – John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)
  • 2005 – Don Adams, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
  • 2005 – M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1936)
  • 2005 – Urie Bronfenbrenner, Russian-American psychologist and ecologist (b. 1917)
  • 2003 – Edward Said, Palestinian-American philosopher and critic (b. 1935)
  • 2003 – Franco Modigliani, Italian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2003 – George Plimpton, American writer and literary editor (b. 1927)
  • 2003 – Herb Gardner, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
  • 1999 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American author (b. 1930)
  • 1995 – Annie Elizabeth Delany, American dentist and author (b. 1891)
  • 1988 – Arthur Võõbus, Estonian-American orientalist and scholar (b. 1909)
  • 1988 – Billy Carter, American farmer and businessman (b. 1937)
  • 1987 – Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 1984 – Walter Pidgeon, Canadian-American actor (b. 1897)
  • 1980 – Lewis Milestone, Russian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
  • 1971 – Hugo Black, American captain, jurist, and politician (b. 1886)
  • 1968 – Cornell Woolrich, American author and screenwriter (b. 1903)
  • 1961 – Frank Fay, American actor and singer (b. 1897)
  • 1960 – Emily Post, American author and educator (b. 1873)
  • 1958 – John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1878)
  • 1941 – Foxhall P. Keene, American polo player, golfer, and race car driver (b. 1867)
  • 1933 – Ring Lardner, American journalist and author (b. 1885)
  • 1929 – Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)
  • 1928 – Richard F. Outcault, American cartoonist, created The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown (b. 1863)
  • 1900 – John M. Palmer, American general and politician, 15th Governor of Illinois (b. 1817)
  • 1867 – Oliver Loving, American rancher, co-developed the Goodnight–Loving Trail (b. 1812)
  • 1791 – William Bradford, American soldier and publisher (b. 1719)
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