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Holidays and observances

  • General Pulaski Memorial Day (United States)

Events

  • 2000 – NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 1987 – First public display of AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
  • 1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
  • 1972 – A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker.
  • 1968 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 1962 – Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
  • 1954 – First Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.
  • 1950 – Television: CBS's mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
  • 1942 – World War II: Battle of Cape Esperance: On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Greek Army liberates the city of Kozani.
  • 1910 – Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert–St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1906 – San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
  • 1899 – The Western League is renamed the American League.
  • 1890 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
  • 1811 – Inventor John Stevens' boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Valcour Island: On Lake Champlain a fleet of American boats is defeated by the Royal Navy, but delays the British advance until 1777.

Births

  • 1994 – T.J. Watt, American football player
  • 1991 – Patrick Leyland, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Michelle Wie, American golfer
  • 1988 – Omar Gonzalez, American soccer player
  • 1988 – Ricochet, American Professional Wrestler
  • 1987 – Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player
  • 1987 – Tony Beltran, American soccer player
  • 1985 – Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress
  • 1984 – Martha MacIsaac, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1982 – Jeff Larish, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Terrell Suggs, American football player
  • 1979 – Andy Douglas, American wrestler
  • 1979 – Jamar Beasley, American football player
  • 1978 – Carl Bussey, American soccer player
  • 1977 – Desmond Mason, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Matt Bomer, American actor and producer
  • 1977 – Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Emily Deschanel, American actress and producer
  • 1974 – Rachel Barton Pine, American violinist and educator
  • 1973 – Brendan B. Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Wheatus)
  • 1973 – Dmitri Young, American baseball player and radio host
  • 1971 – Petra Haden, American violinist and singer
  • 1970 – Chidi Ahanotu, American football player
  • 1970 – MC Lyte, American rapper, DJ, and actress
  • 1970 – Vanessa Harding, American wrestler
  • 1968 – Brett Salisbury, American football player and author
  • 1968 – Jane Krakowski, American actress and singer
  • 1967 – Artie Lange, American actor and comedian
  • 1967 – David Starr, American race car driver
  • 1967 – Jay Grdina, American businessman and pornographic actor
  • 1966 – Luke Perry, American actor and producer
  • 1966 – Todd Snider, American singer-songwriter
  • 1965 – Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor and producer
  • 1964 – Michael J. Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Joan Cusack, American actress
  • 1961 – Steve Young, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Curt Ford, American baseball player and manager
  • 1960 – Randy Breuer, American basketball player
  • 1955 – Norm Nixon, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1954 – David Michaels, American epidemiologist and politician
  • 1953 – David Morse, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Paulette Carlson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Bruce Bartlett, American economist, historian, and author
  • 1951 – Charles Shyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1950 – Patty Murray, American educator and politician
  • 1950 – William R. Forstchen, American historian and author
  • 1947 – Thomas Boswell, American journalist and author
  • 1946 – Daryl Hall, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1945 – Dusty Rhodes, American professional wrestler (d. 2015)
  • 1943 – Gene Watson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1941 – Lester Bowie, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)
  • 1940 – Lucy Morgan, American newspaper reporter
  • 1937 – R. H. W. Dillard, American poet, author, and critic
  • 1937 – Ron Leibman, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1936 – Billy Higgins, American drummer and educator (d. 2001)
  • 1936 – C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – James M. McPherson, American historian and author
  • 1935 – Dan Evins, American businessman, founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – Daniel Quinn, American author and environmentalist
  • 1932 – Dottie West, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1991)
  • 1930 – LaVell Edwards, American football player and coach
  • 1930 – Sam Johnson, American colonel and politician
  • 1929 – Curtis Amy, American saxophonist and clarinetist player (d. 2002)
  • 1928 – Roscoe Robinson, Jr., American general (d. 1993)
  • 1926 – Earle Hyman, American actor
  • 1925 – Elmore Leonard, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – André Emmerich, German-American art dealer (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – G. C. Edmondson, American soldier and author (d. 1995)
  • 1919 – Art Blakey, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1990)
  • 1919 – Douglas Albert Munro, United States Coast Guard signalman, posthumously awarded Medal of Honor (d. 1942)
  • 1918 – Jerome Robbins, American director, producer, and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Dorothy Woolfolk, American author (d. 2000)
  • 1913 – Joe Simon, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1905 – Fred Trump, American real estate entrepreneur (d. 1999)
  • 1899 – Eddie Dyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
  • 1897 – Nathan Farragut Twining, American general (d. 1982)
  • 1896 – Roman Jakobson, Russian–American linguist and theorist (d. 1982)
  • 1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)
  • 1884 – Sig Ruman, German-American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1881 – Hans Kelsen, Czech-American jurist and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1872 – Harlan F. Stone, American lawyer and jurist, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1946)
  • 1871 – Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian evangelist, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (d. 1943)
  • 1844 – Henry J. Heinz, American businessman, founded the H. J. Heinz Company (d. 1916)
  • 1835 – Theodore Thomas, American conductor, founded the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (d. 1905)
  • 1821 – George Williams, English philanthropist, founded the YMCA (d. 1905)
  • 1814 – Jean-Baptiste Lamy, French-American archbishop (d. 1888)
  • 1786 – Stevenson Archer, American judge and politician (d. 1848)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Dean Chance, American baseball player and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Jack Drake, American lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Johnny Kovatch, American football player and coach (b. 1912)
  • 2013 – William H. Sullivan, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Champ Summers, American baseball player and coach (b. 1946)
  • 2009 – Angelo DiGeorge, American physician and endocrinologist (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Neal Hefti, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – David Lee "Tex" Hill, South Korean-American general and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Werner von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Cory Lidle, American baseball player (b. 1972)
  • 2000 – Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)
  • 1999 – Leo Lionni, Dutch-American author and illustrator (b. 1910)
  • 1998 – Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1996 – Eleanor Cameron, Canadian-American author and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1991 – Redd Foxx, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
  • 1989 – M. King Hubbert, American geologist and academic (b. 1904)
  • 1988 – Bonita Granville, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1986 – Norm Cash, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • 1977 – MacKinlay Kantor, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
  • 1971 – Chesty Puller, American general (b. 1898)
  • 1965 – Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (b. 1895)
  • 1961 – Chico Marx, American comedian (b. 1887)
  • 1932 – William Alden Smith, American lawyer and politician (b. 1859)
  • 1904 – Mary Tenney Gray, American editorial writer, club-woman, philanthropist, and suffragette (b. 1833)
  • 1821 – John Ross Key, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1754)
  • 1809 – Meriwether Lewis, American captain, explorer, and politician, 2nd Governor of Louisiana Territory (b. 1774)
  • 1779 – Casimir Pulaski, Polish-American general (b. 1745)
  • 1725 – Hans Herr, Swiss-American bishop (b. 1639)
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