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Events

  • 1987 – The United States Navy conducts Operation Nimble Archer, an attack on two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.
  • 1960 – Cold War: The United States government imposes a near-total trade embargo against Cuba.
  • 1950 – Iran becomes the first country to accept technical assistance from the United States under the Point Four Program.
  • 1944 – United States forces land in the Philippines.
  • 1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.
  • 1914 – The First Battle of Ypres begins.
  • 1904 – Polytechnic University of the Philippines is founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.
  • 1900 – Max Planck discovers the law of black-body radiation (Planck's law).
  • 1789 – John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1386 – The Universität Heidelberg holds its first lecture, making it the oldest German university.

Births

  • 1993 – Abby Sunderland, American sailor
  • 1991 – Colton Dixon, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1983 – Cara Santa Maria, American neuroscientist and blogger
  • 1982 – Gillian Jacobs, American actress and director
  • 1980 – Rajai Davis, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Brian Robertson, American trombonist
  • 1977 – Jason Reitman, Canadian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Desmond Harrington, American actor
  • 1976 – Michael Young, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Omar Gooding, American actor and producer
  • 1972 – Keith Foulke, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Chris Kattan, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1969 – John Edward, American psychic and author
  • 1969 – Trey Parker, American actor, animator, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Rodney Carrington, American comedian, actor, and singer
  • 1967 – Amy Carter, American illustrator and activist
  • 1966 – David Vann (writer), American novelist and short story writer
  • 1966 – Jon Favreau, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Brad Daugherty, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Ty Pennington, American model, carpenter and television host
  • 1962 – Brian Henninger, American golfer
  • 1962 – Evander Holyfield, American boxer and actor
  • 1962 – Tracy Chevalier, American-English author
  • 1960 – Ayuo Takahashi, Japanese-American singer-songwriter
  • 1960 – Jennifer Holliday, American actress and singer
  • 1960 – Susan Straight, American author and academic
  • 1958 – Michael Steele, American journalist and politician, 7th Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
  • 1957 – Dorinda Clark-Cole, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1957 – Ray Richmond, American journalist and critic
  • 1956 – Bruce Weber, American basketball player and coach
  • 1956 – Grover Norquist, American activist, founded Americans for Tax Reform
  • 1956 – Steve Doocy, American journalist and author
  • 1955 – Dan Gutman, American author
  • 1954 – Deborah Blum, American journalist and author
  • 1954 – Joe Bryant, American basketball player and coach
  • 1953 – Lionel Hollins, American basketball player and coach
  • 1951 – Kurt Schrader, American veterinarian and politician
  • 1949 – Lynn Dickey, American football player and radio host
  • 1948 – Dave Mallow, American voice actor and screenwriter
  • 1948 – James Howard Kunstler, American author and critic
  • 1948 – Patrick Simmons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945 – Angus Deaton, Scottish-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1945 – Divine, American drag queen performer, and actor (d. 1988)
  • 1945 – Gloria Jones, American singer-songwriter
  • 1945 – Jeannie C. Riley, American singer
  • 1945 – John Lithgow, American actor
  • 1945 – Patricia Ireland, American lawyer and activist
  • 1944 – George McCrae, American singer
  • 1943 – L. E. Modesitt, Jr., American author and poet
  • 1942 – Andrew Vachss, American lawyer and author
  • 1940 – Larry Chance, American singer-songwriter
  • 1937 – Peter Max, German-American illustrator
  • 1936 – James Bevel, American civil rights activist and minister (d. 2008)
  • 1935 – Don Ward, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2014)
  • 1934 – Dave Guard, American folk music singer-songwriter, arranger, and musician (d. 1991)
  • 1932 – Robert Reed, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1931 – Ed Emberley, American author and illustrator
  • 1928 – Lou Scheimer, American animator, producer, and voice actor, co-founded the Filmation Company (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Joel Feinberg, American philosopher and academic (d. 2004)
  • 1926 – Marjorie Tallchief, American ballerina
  • 1926 – Vladimir Shlapentokh, Ukrainian-American sociologist, historian, political scientist, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Ruth Carter Stevenson, American art collector, founded the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Jack Anderson, American journalist and author (d. 2005)
  • 1921 – George Nader, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1920 – LaWanda Page, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1918 – Robert Schwarz Strauss, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Russell Kirk, American theorist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1917 – Walter Munk, Austrian-American oceanographer, author, and academic
  • 1917 – William Joel Blass, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1916 – Minoru Yasui, American soldier, lawyer, and activist (d. 1986)
  • 1914 – Juanita Moore, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1910 – Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astrophysicist, astronomer, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1907 – Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader and composer (d. 1962)
  • 1901 – Arleigh Burke, American admiral (d. 1996)
  • 1896 – Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player and manager (d. 1988)
  • 1895 – Frank Durbin, American soldier (d. 1999)
  • 1895 – Lewis Mumford, American historian, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1990)
  • 1885 – Charles E. Merrill, American banker and philanthropist, co-founded Merrill Lynch Wealth Management (d. 1956)
  • 1879 – Emma Bell Miles, American writer, poet, and artist (d. 1919)
  • 1876 – Mordecai Brown, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1945)
  • 1873 – Bart King, American cricketer (d. 1965)
  • 1868 – Bertha Knight Landes, American academic and politician, Mayor of Seattle (d. 1943)
  • 1850 – Annie Smith Peck, American mountaineer and academic (d. 1935)
  • 1810 – Cassius Marcellus Clay, American journalist, lawyer, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1903)
  • 1720 – John Woolman, American-English preacher, journalist, and activist (d. 1772)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Phil Chess, Czech-American record producer, co-founded Chess Records (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Bill Daley, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • 2015 – Leon Bramlett, American football player and politician (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Serena Shim, Lebanese-American journalist (b. 1984)
  • 2014 – Stephen Paulus, American composer (b. 1949)
  • 2013 – John Bergamo, American drummer and composer (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Mahmoud Zoufonoun, Iranian-American violinist and composer (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Ronald Shannon Jackson, American drummer and composer (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Mike Graham, American wrestler (b. 1951)
  • 2010 – Tom Bosley, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2009 – Howard Unruh, American murderer (b. 1921)
  • 2009 – Joseph Wiseman, Canadian-American actor (b. 1918)
  • 2008 – Richard Blackwell, American actor, fashion designer, and critic (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Randall Forsberg, American activist and author (b. 1943)
  • 2007 – Winifred Asprey, American mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1917)
  • 2006 – James Glennon, American cinematographer (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Phyllis Kirk, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2005 – Ryan Dallas Cook, American trombonist (b. 1982)
  • 2003 – Margaret Murie, American environmentalist and author (b. 1902)
  • 2003 – Road Warrior Hawk, American wrestler (b. 1960)
  • 1999 – James C. Murray, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (b. 1917)
  • 1997 – Glen Buxton, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 1995 – Don Cherry, American trumpet player (b. 1936)
  • 1994 – Martha Raye, American actress and comedian (b. 1916)
  • 1988 – Son House, American singer and guitarist (b. 1902)
  • 1986 – Dele Giwa, Nigerian journalist, co-founded Newswatch Magazine (b. 1947)
  • 1978 – Gig Young, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1969 – Lacey Hearn, American sprinter (b. 1881)
  • 1965 – Edward Willis Redfield, American painter and educator (b. 1869)
  • 1956 – Isham Jones, American saxophonist, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1894)
  • 1952 – Edward S. Curtis, American ethnologist and photographer (b. 1868)
  • 1950 – Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet and playwright (b. 1892)
  • 1945 – N. C. Wyeth, American painter and illustrator (b. 1882)
  • 1918 – Harold Lockwood, American actor (b. 1887)
  • 1901 – Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish businessman and philanthropist, founded GN Store Nord (b. 1829)
  • 1897 – George Pullman, American engineer and businessman, founded the Pullman Company (b. 1831)
  • 1893 – Lucy Stone, American activist (b. 1818)
  • 1856 – William Sprague III, American businessman and politician, 14th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1799)
  • 1790 – Lyman Hall, American physician and politician, 16th Governor of Georgia (b. 1724)
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