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Events

  • 1980 – Michael Myers becomes the first member of either chamber of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War.
  • 1967 – Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published.
  • 1928 – The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Josemaría Escrivá.
  • 1925 – John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Saltville: Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
  • 1789 – George Washington sends proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
  • 1780 – John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • 1535 – Jacques Cartier discovers the area where Montreal is now located.
  • 1528 – William Tyndale, the renowned English Reformer and Bible translator published his famous work The Obedience of a Christian Man.

Births

  • 2002 – Jacob Sartorius, American singer
  • 1989 – Aaron Hicks, American baseball player
  • 1988 – Brittany Howard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Joel Reinders, American football player
  • 1987 – Phil Kessel, American ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr., American race car driver
  • 1986 – Camilla Belle, American actress
  • 1985 – Brandon Jackson, American football player
  • 1985 – Buster Davis, American football player
  • 1982 – Gary Wilkinson, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Tyson Chandler, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Shane Andrus, American football player
  • 1976 – John Thornton, American football player
  • 1974 – Brian Knight, American baseball player and umpire
  • 1974 – Kevin Van De Wege, American firefighter and politician
  • 1974 – Michelle Krusiec, Taiwanese-American actress and producer
  • 1974 – Paul Teutul Jr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers
  • 1973 – Melissa Harris-Perry, American journalist, author, and educator
  • 1973 – Proof, American rapper and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1973 – Scott Schoeneweis, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Aaron McKie, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Jim Root, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1971 – Tiffany Darwish, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1970 – Eddie Guardado, American baseball player and coach
  • 1970 – Kelly Ripa, American actress, producer, and talk show host
  • 1969 – Mitch English, American talk show host, comedian, weatherman
  • 1968 – Glen Wesley, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1968 – Kelly Willis, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1967 – Gary L. Gregg, American political scientist, author, and academic
  • 1967 – Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962 – Mark Rypien, Canadian-American football player
  • 1960 – Dereck Whittenburg, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960 – Joe Sacco, American journalist and cartoonist
  • 1960 – Tom Schweich, American lawyer and politician, 36th State Auditor of Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1958 – Robbie Nevil, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1957 – John Cook, American golfer
  • 1956 – Freddie Jackson, American soul singer
  • 1954 – Lorraine Bracco, American actress and producer
  • 1953 – Vanessa Bell Armstrong, American singer
  • 1952 – Jan Švejnar, Czech-American economist and politician
  • 1949 – Annie Leibovitz, American photographer
  • 1949 – Richard Hell, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1948 – Avery Brooks, American actor and singer
  • 1948 – Chris LeDoux, American singer-songwriter and sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1948 – Donna Karan, American fashion designer, founded DKNY
  • 1947 – Ward Churchill, American author and activist
  • 1945 – Don McLean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945 – Martin Hellman, American cryptographer and academic
  • 1944 – Vernor Vinge, American computer scientist and author
  • 1943 – Franklin Rosemont, American poet, painter, and historian (d. 2009)
  • 1942 – Steve Sabol, American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2012)
  • 1941 – Ron Meagher, American rock bass player (The Beau Brummels)
  • 1938 – Nick Gravenites, American singer–songwriter and guitarist
  • 1938 – Rex Reed, American film critic
  • 1937 – Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (d. 2005)
  • 1936 – Connie Dierking, American basketball player (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Dick Barnett, American basketball player and educator
  • 1934 – Earl Wilson, American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)
  • 1933 – Phill Niblock, American composer and director
  • 1932 – Maury Wills, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1929 – Moses Gunn, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1928 – George McFarland, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1921 – Albert Scott Crossfield, American pilot and engineer (d. 2006)
  • 1917 – Charles Drake, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1915 – Chuck Williams, American author and businessman, founded Williams-Sonoma (d. 2015)
  • 1914 – Jack Parsons, American chemist, occultist, and engineer (d. 1952)
  • 1912 – Frank Malina, American engineer and painter (d. 1981)
  • 1911 – Jack Finney, American author and playwright (d. 1995)
  • 1909 – Alex Raymond, American cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon (d. 1956)
  • 1906 – August Komendant, Estonian-American engineer and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1902 – John G. Crommelin, American admiral and politician (d. 1996)
  • 1897 – Bud Abbott, American comedian (d. 1974)
  • 1895 – Ruth Cheney Streeter, American colonel (d. 1990)
  • 1893 – Leroy Shield, American composer and conductor (d. 1962)
  • 1890 – Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
  • 1883 – Karl von Terzaghi, Czech-American geologist and engineer (d. 1963)
  • 1883 – Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (d. 1950)
  • 1879 – Wallace Stevens, American poet and educator (d. 1955)
  • 1873 – Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American lawyer and politician (d. 1924)
  • 1871 – Cordell Hull, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1871 – Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscaper and author (d. 1959)
  • 1824 – Henry C. Lord, American businessman (d. 1884)
  • 1821 – Alexander P. Stewart, American general (d. 1908)
  • 1800 – Nat Turner, American slave and uprising leader (d. 1831)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Tom Petty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1950)
  • 2016 – Gary Reed, American comic book writer (b. 1956)
  • 2014 – Frederic Tamler Sommers, American philosopher and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Vaughn O. Lang, American general (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Abraham Nemeth, American mathematician and academic (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Herman Hugg, American painter and sculptor (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Jonathan Kaufer, American director and screenwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2012 – Nguyễn Chí Thiện, Vietnamese-American poet and activist (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Peter L. Benson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1946)
  • 2007 – George Grizzard, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2007 – Tawn Mastrey, American radio host and producer (b. 1954)
  • 2007 – Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • 2006 – Paul Halmos, Hungarian-American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 2005 – August Wilson, American author and playwright (b. 1945)
  • 2005 – Nipsey Russell, American comedian and actor (b. 1918)
  • 2003 – John Thomas Dunlop, American scholar and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)
  • 2002 – Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-American physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 1998 – Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and guitarist (b. 1907)
  • 1994 – Harriet Nelson, American actress and singer (b. 1909)
  • 1988 – Alec Issigonis, Greek-English car designer, designed the Mini (b. 1906)
  • 1985 – Rock Hudson, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1981 – Harry Golden, American journalist and author (b. 1902)
  • 1981 – Hazel Scott, Trinidadian-American activist, actress, and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1973 – Paul Hartman, American actor and dancer (b. 1904)
  • 1971 – Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (b. 1883)
  • 1955 – William Orthwein, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1881)
  • 1953 – John Marin, American painter (b. 1870)
  • 1803 – Samuel Adams, American philosopher and politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1722)
  • 1782 – Charles Lee, English-born American general (b. 1732)
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