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Holidays and observances

  • Blasphemy Day (United States, Canada, other countries)

Events

  • 1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight. Eight years later, the first production model rolled out of the assembly line.
  • 1968 – The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
  • 1967 – BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service are replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1 is also launched with Tony Blackburn presenting its first show.
  • 1966 – The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khama takes office as the first President.
  • 1962 – Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later becomes United Farm Workers.
  • 1954 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel.
  • 1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
  • 1943 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, New York was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1939 – NBC broadcasts the first televised American football game between the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets and the Fordham Rams. Fordham won the game 34–7.
  • 1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
  • 1915 – Radoje Ljutovac becomes the first soldier in history to shoot down an enemy aircraft with ground-to-air fire.
  • 1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
  • 1860 – Britain's first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
  • 1791 – The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.

Births

  • 2002 – Maddie Ziegler, American dancer and actress
  • 1985 – Téa Obreht, Serbian-American author
  • 1985 – T-Pain, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1982 – Lacey Chabert, American actress
  • 1981 – Dominique Moceanu, American gymnast
  • 1977 – Nick Curran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1975 – Jay Asher, American author
  • 1975 – Marion Cotillard, French-American actress and singer
  • 1974 – Daniel Wu, American–born Hong Kong actor, director, and producer
  • 1974 – Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Jamal Anderson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – John Campbell, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1972 – José Lima, Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1971 – Jenna Elfman, American actress and producer
  • 1970 – Tony Hale, American actor and producer
  • 1969 – Chris von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1991)
  • 1964 – Trey Anastasio, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and composer
  • 1963 – David Barbe, American bass player and producer
  • 1961 – Eric Stoltz, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1960 – Blanche Lincoln, American politician
  • 1960 – Miki Howard, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1960 – Nicola Griffith, English-American author
  • 1958 – Marty Stuart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957 – Fran Drescher, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1955 – Andy Bechtolsheim, German engineer, co-founded Sun Microsystems
  • 1954 – Patrice Rushen, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1954 – Scott Fields, American guitarist and composer
  • 1953 – Deborah Allen, American country music singer-songwriter, author, and actress
  • 1953 – Matt Abts, American drummer
  • 1952 – John Lombardo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Craig Kusick, American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)
  • 1946 – Claude Vorilhon, French journalist, founded Raëlism
  • 1946 – Fran Brill, American actress, singer, and puppeteer
  • 1946 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
  • 1944 – Red Robbins, American basketball player (d. 2009)
  • 1943 – Ian Ogilvy, English-American actor, playwright, and author
  • 1943 – Johann Deisenhofer, German-American biochemist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1943 – Marilyn McCoo, American singer
  • 1942 – Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1941 – Samuel F. Pickering, Jr., American author and educator
  • 1940 – Claudia Card, American philosopher and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1940 – Dewey Martin, Canadian-American drummer (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – Jim Sasser, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to China
  • 1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer and actor
  • 1934 – Anna Kashfi, Indian-American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1933 – Cissy Houston, American singer
  • 1932 – Johnny Podres, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress
  • 1929 – Carol Fenner, American author and illustrator (d. 2002)
  • 1928 – Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American author, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1928 – Ray Willsey, Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – W. S. Merwin, American poet and translator
  • 1926 – Robin Roberts, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1924 – Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1922 – Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1921 – Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American cellist and educator
  • 1919 – Patricia Neway, American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1919 – William L. Guy, American lieutenant and politician, 26th Governor of North Dakota (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – Buddy Rich, American drummer, bandleader, and actor (d. 1987)
  • 1915 – Lester Maddox, American businessman and politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (d. 2003)
  • 1913 – Bill Walsh, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1975)
  • 1912 – Kenny Baker, American singer and actor (d. 1985)
  • 1911 – Gustave Gilbert, American psychologist (d. 1977)
  • 1901 – Thelma Terry, American bassist and bandleader (d. 1966)
  • 1898 – Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, German-American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
  • 1898 – Renée Adorée, French-American actress (d. 1933)
  • 1895 – Lewis Milestone, Moldovan-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1893 – Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 1964)
  • 1883 – Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, American civil engineer, architect, and suffragist (d. 1971)
  • 1870 – Jean Baptiste Perrin, French-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1870 – Thomas W. Lamont, American banker and philanthropist (d. 1948)
  • 1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded Wrigley Company (d. 1932)
  • 1832 – Ann Jarvis, American activist, co-founded Mother's Day (d. 1905)
  • 1827 – Ellis H. Roberts, American journalist and politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (d. 1918)
  • 1800 – Decimus Burton, English architect, designed the Pharos Lighthouse (d. 1881)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Monty Hall, American game show host (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian-American figure skater (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Barry Commoner, American biologist, academic, and politician (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Bobby Jaggers, American wrestler and engineer (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Clara Stanton Jones, American librarian (b. 1913)
  • 2011 – Anwar al-Awlaki, American-Yemeni terrorist (b. 1971)
  • 2011 – Ralph M. Steinman, Canadian-American immunologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • 2010 – Stephen J. Cannell, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1941)
  • 2004 – Jacques Levy, American director and songwriter (b. 1935)
  • 2003 – Robert Kardashian, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1944)
  • 2003 – Ronnie Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2003 – Yusuf Bey, American activist, founded Your Black Muslim Bakery (b. 1935)
  • 1998 – Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player and poet (b. 1953)
  • 1998 – Robert Lewis Taylor, American soldier and author (b. 1912)
  • 1990 – Rob Moroso, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • 1989 – Virgil Thomson, American composer and critic (b. 1896)
  • 1988 – Al Holbert, American race car driver (b. 1946)
  • 1987 – Alfred Bester, American author and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1985 – Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (b. 1900)
  • 1978 – Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)
  • 1977 – Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)
  • 1955 – James Dean, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 1943 – Franz Oppenheimer, German-American sociologist and economist (b. 1864)
  • 1770 – George Whitefield, English-American priest and theologian (b. 1714)
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