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Events

  • 2001 – Israeli tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi becomes the first Israeli minister to be assassinated in a terrorist attack.
  • 1980 – As part of the Holy See–United Kingdom relations a British monarch makes the first state visit to the Vatican
  • 1956 – Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer play a famous chess game called The Game of the Century. Fischer beat Byrne and wins a Brilliancy prize.
  • 1956 – The first commercial nuclear power station is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in Sellafield, in Cumbria, England.
  • 1941 – World War II: a German submarine attacks an American ship for the first time in the war.
  • 1933 – Albert Einstein flees Nazi Germany and moves to the United States.
  • 1912 – Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia declare war on the Ottoman Empire, joining Montenegro in the First Balkan War.
  • 1907 – Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.
  • 1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).
  • 1860 – First The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open).
  • 1781 – American Revolutionary War: British General Charles, Earl Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army at Saratoga, New York.
  • 1558 – Poczta Polska, the Polish postal service, is founded.

Births

  • 1984 – Luke Rockhold, American mixed martial artist
  • 1984 – Randall Munroe, American author and illustrator
  • 1983 – Mitch Talbot, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Alimi Ballard, American actor and producer
  • 1977 – Bryan Bertino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1977 – Ryan McGinley, American photographer
  • 1975 – Francis Bouillon, American-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974 – Ariel Levy, American journalist and author
  • 1974 – John Rocker, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Eminem, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1972 – Joe McEwing, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1971 – Chris Kirkpatrick, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1970 – Blues Saraceno, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1970 – John Mabry, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1966 – Danny Ferry, American basketball player and manager
  • 1966 – Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1962 – Glenn Braggs, American baseball player
  • 1962 – Mike Judge, American animator, director, screenwriter, producer and actor
  • 1961 – David Means, American short story writer
  • 1960 – Philippe Sands, American lawyer and academic
  • 1960 – Rob Marshall, American director, producer, and choreographer
  • 1959 – Richard Roeper, American journalist and critic
  • 1959 – Ron Drummond, American author and scholar
  • 1958 – Alan Jackson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1958 – Howard Alden, American guitarist
  • 1957 – Lawrence Bender, American actor and producer
  • 1957 – Steve McMichael, American football player, wrestler, and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Vincent Van Patten, American tennis player and actor
  • 1956 – Fran Cosmo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1956 – Mae Jemison, American physician, academic, and astronaut
  • 1956 – Pat McCrory, American businessman and politician, 74th Governor of North Carolina
  • 1956 – Stephen Palumbi, American academic and author
  • 1954 – Carlos Buhler, American mountaineer
  • 1953 – Joseph Bowie, American trombonist and bandleader
  • 1951 – Shari Ulrich, American-Canadian singer-songwriter and violinist
  • 1950 – Howard Rollins, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1949 – Bill Hudson, American musician and actor
  • 1948 – George Wendt, American actor and comedian
  • 1948 – Margot Kidder, Canadian-American actress
  • 1948 – Robert Jordan, American soldier and author (d. 2007)
  • 1947 – Gene Green, American lawyer and politician
  • 1947 – Michael McKean, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director
  • 1947 – Robert Post, American educator and academic
  • 1946 – Bob Seagren, American pole vaulter
  • 1946 – Michael Hossack, American drummer (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – Ronni Chasen, American publicist (d. 2010)
  • 1942 – Gary Puckett, American pop singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1942 – Steve Jones, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1941 – Earl Thomas Conley, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – Jim Seals, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and violinist
  • 1940 – Stephen Kovacevich, American pianist and conductor
  • 1938 – Evel Knievel, American motorcycle rider and stuntman (d. 2007)
  • 1936 – Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese-American seismologist and academic
  • 1935 – Michael Eavis, English farmer, founded the Glastonbury Festival
  • 1934 – Rico Rodriguez, American trombonist (d. 2015)
  • 1933 – William Anders, Hong Kong-American general and astronaut
  • 1930 – Jimmy Breslin, American journalist and author
  • 1930 – Robert Atkins, American physician and cardiologist, created the Atkins diet (d. 2003)
  • 1926 – Beverly Garland, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1926 – Julie Adams, American actress
  • 1924 – Don Coryell, American football player and coach (d. 2010)
  • 1923 – Barney Kessel, American guitarist and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1923 – Charles McClendon, American football player and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1922 – Pierre Juneau, Canadian broadcaster and politician, co-founded the Montreal World Film Festival (d. 2012)
  • 1921 – Priscilla Buckley, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1921 – Tom Poston, American actor and comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Montgomery Clift, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1918 – Ralph Wilson, American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Rita Hayworth, American actress, singer and dancer (d. 1987)
  • 1917 – Adele Stimmel Chase, American painter and sculptor (d. 2000)
  • 1917 – Marsha Hunt, American actress and singer
  • 1917 – Norman Leyden, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
  • 1917 – Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-American author and playwright (d. 1991)
  • 1915 – Arthur Miller, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Jerry Siegel, American author and illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1912 – Jack Owens, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Theodore Marier, American composer and educator, founded the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (d. 2001)
  • 1910 – Ester Wier, American author (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Cozy Cole, American drummer (d. 1981)
  • 1908 – Red Rolfe, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1969)
  • 1906 – Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1903 – Nathanael West, American author and screenwriter (d. 1940)
  • 1902 – Irene Ryan, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1900 – Jean Arthur, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1886 – Spring Byington, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1865 – James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1950)
  • 1859 – Childe Hassam, American painter and illustrator (d. 1935)
  • 1845 – John J. Gardner, American politician (d. 1921)
  • 1811 – Albertus van Raalte, Dutch-American pastor and educator (d. 1876)
  • 1711 – Jupiter Hammon, American poet (d. 1806)
  • 503 – Lý Nam Đế, first emperor of Vietnam (d. 548)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Tom Smith, American businessman and politician (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Berndt von Staden, German diplomat, German Ambassador to the United States (b. 1919)
  • 2014 – Edwards Barham, American farmer and politician (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Tom Shaw, American bishop (b. 1945)
  • 2013 – Lou Scheimer, American animator, producer, and voice actor, co-founded the Filmation Company (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Mother Antonia, American-Mexican nun and activist (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Rene Simpson, Canadian-American tennis player (b. 1966)
  • 2012 – Henry Friedlander, German-American historian and author (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Stanford R. Ovshinsky, American scientist and businessman, co-founded Energy Conversion Devices (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Carl Lindner, Jr., American businessman (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – Norma Fox Mazer, American author and educator (b. 1931)
  • 2009 – Vic Mizzy, American composer (b. 1916)
  • 2008 – Ben Weider, Canadian businessman, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (b. 1923)
  • 2008 – Levi Stubbs, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2007 – Joey Bishop, American actor and talk show host (b. 1918)
  • 2007 – Suzy Covey, American scholar and academic (b. 1939)
  • 2007 – Teresa Brewer, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 2006 – Christopher Glenn, American journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2001 – Jay Livingston, American singer-songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2000 – Leo Nomellini, Italian-American football player and wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 1999 – Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician and physicist (b. 1915)
  • 1997 – Larry Jennings, American magician and author (b. 1933)
  • 1993 – Criss Oliva, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1963)
  • 1991 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer and actor (b. 1919)
  • 1979 – S. J. Perelman, American humorist and screenwriter (b. 1904)
  • 1978 – George Clark, American racing driver (b. 1890)
  • 1970 – Quincy Wright, American political scientist and academic (b. 1890)
  • 1970 – Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1966 – Sidney Hatch, American runner and soldier (b. 1883)
  • 1965 – Bart King, American cricketer (b. 1873)
  • 1958 – Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)
  • 1948 – Royal Cortissoz, American art critic (b. 1869)
  • 1910 – Julia Ward Howe, American poet and songwriter (b. 1819)
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