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Events

  • 2007 – Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
  • 1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
  • 1957 – The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • 1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
  • 1947 – Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • 1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Japanese battleship Musashi are sunk by American aircraft in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1930 – A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas is then installed as "provisional president".
  • 1917 – Bolshevik Red Guards began takeover of buildings in Russia, among the first events associated with the October Revolution.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kirk Kilisse concludes with the Bulgarian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in t a barrel.
  • 1861 – The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed.
  • 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in Sheffield, England.
  • 1851 – William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel, and Ariel, orbiting Uranus.
  • 1360 – The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War.

Births

  • 1998 – Daya, American singer
  • 1996 – Kyla Ross, American gymnast
  • 1994 – Krystal, American-South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (f(x) and SM the Ballad)
  • 1990 – Elijah Greer, American male middle-distance runner
  • 1990 – Jake Knott, American football linebacker
  • 1990 – Peyton Siva, American expatriate basketball player in Germany
  • 1989 – Eric Hosmer, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Charlie White, American figure skater
  • 1983 – Adrienne Bailon, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1983 – Brian Vickers, American race car driver
  • 1983 – Chris Colabello, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Macay McBride, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Tila Tequila, Singaporean-American model, actress, and singer
  • 1980 – Casey Wilson, American actress and screenwriter
  • 1980 – Monica, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1980 – Zac Posen, American fashion designer
  • 1974 – Corey Dillon, American football player
  • 1973 – Laura Veirs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1973 – Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
  • 1972 – Pat Williams, American football player and coach
  • 1971 – Aaron Bailey, American football wide receiver
  • 1971 – Caprice Bourret, American model and actress
  • 1971 – Diane Guthrie-Gresham, Athlete (track and field) at the 1991 Pan American Games
  • 1971 – Zephyr Teachout, American woman academic
  • 1970 – Jeff Mangum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Mark Walton, American voice actor and illustrator
  • 1968 – Robert Wilonsky, American journalist and critic
  • 1964 – Doug Lee, American basketball player
  • 1964 – Janele Hyer-Spencer, American lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – Ray LeBlanc, American ice hockey player
  • 1963 – Arvind Raghunathan, Indian-American businessman
  • 1963 – Mark Grant, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1962 – Dave Blaney, American race car driver
  • 1962 – Jay Novacek, American football player and coach
  • 1962 – Mark Miller, American motorcycle racer
  • 1961 – Bruce Castor, American lawyer and politician
  • 1961 – Mary Bono, American gymnast and politician
  • 1960 – B. D. Wong, American actor
  • 1960 – Dennis Anderson, American monster truck driver
  • 1959 – Dave Meltzer, American journalist and historian
  • 1959 – Michelle Lujan Grisham, American lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Mike Brewer, American baseball player
  • 1959 – Shawn Moody, American businessman and politician
  • 1958 – Chip Hooper, American tennis player and coach
  • 1958 – Vincent K. Brooks, American general
  • 1957 – Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 – Dale Maharidge, American journalist and author
  • 1956 – David Stergakos, American-Greek basketball player
  • 1956 – Jeff Merkley, American businessman and politician
  • 1955 – Cheryl Studer, American soprano and actress
  • 1954 – Brad Sherman, American accountant, lawyer, and politician
  • 1954 – Doug Davidson, American actor
  • 1954 – Mike Rounds, American businessman and politician, junior senator from South Dakota
  • 1953 – Steven Hatfill, American physician and virologist
  • 1952 – David Weber, American author
  • 1952 – Jane Fancher, American author and illustrator
  • 1952 – Peter Smagorinsky, American theorist and educator
  • 1952 – Reggie Walton, American baseball player
  • 1951 – George Tsontakis, American composer and conductor
  • 1950 – Karen Austin, American actress
  • 1950 – Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • 1950 – Steven Greenberg, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1950 – Tom Myers, American football player
  • 1949 – Chester Marcol, American football player
  • 1949 – John Markoff, American journalist and author
  • 1949 – Stan White, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Kweisi Mfume, American lawyer and politician
  • 1947 – Kevin Kline, American actor and singer
  • 1944 – Bettye Swann, American singer-songwriter
  • 1944 – Ted Templeman, American singer, guitarist, and producer
  • 1943 – Bill Dundee, Scottish-American wrestler and manager
  • 1942 – Don Francis, American epidemiologist and virologist
  • 1942 – Don Gant, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1987)
  • 1942 – Maggie Blye, American actress (d. 2016)
  • 1942 – Ruthann Aron, American politician
  • 1941 – William H. Dobelle, American medical researcher (d. 2004)
  • 1939 – F. Murray Abraham, American actor
  • 1938 – Odean Pope, American saxophonist (Catalyst)
  • 1938 – Stephen Resnick, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1937 – John Goetz, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  • 1937 – M. Rosaria Piomelli, Italian-American architect and academic
  • 1937 – Santo Farina, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1936 – David Nelson, American actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1936 – Jimmy Dawkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Malcolm Bilson, American pianist, musicologist, and educator
  • 1934 – Glen Glenn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1934 – John G. Cramer, American physicist and author
  • 1934 – Sammy Petrillo, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Sanger D. Shafer, American singer-songwriter
  • 1933 – Norman Rush, American author and educator
  • 1932 – Stephen Covey, American author and educator (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Jack Angel, American voice actor
  • 1930 – The Big Bopper, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1929 – George Crumb, American composer and educator
  • 1929 – Gustav Ranis, American economist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – George Bullard, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1927 – Barbara Robinson, American author and poet (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Y. A. Tittle, American football player
  • 1925 – Al Feldstein, American author and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician co-founded the Khmer Rouge (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Willie Mabon, American-French singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1985)
  • 1924 – Mary Lee, American actress and singer (d. 1996)
  • 1923 – Denise Levertov, British-born American poet (d. 1997)
  • 1922 – George Miller, American educator and politician, Mayor of Tucson (d. 2014)
  • 1919 – Frank Piasecki, American engineer and pilot (d. 2008)
  • 1917 – Marie Foster, American activist (d. 2003)
  • 1915 – Bob Kane, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
  • 1915 – Roger Milliken, American businessman (d. 2010)
  • 1914 – Charles Craig Cannon, American colonel (d. 1992)
  • 1914 – Claude B. Duval, American lawyer and politician (d. 1986)
  • 1912 – Murray Golden, American television director (d. 1991)
  • 1911 – Sonny Terry, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1986)
  • 1910 – James K. Woolnough, American general (d. 1996)
  • 1910 – Joe L. Evins, American lawyer and politician (d. 1984)
  • 1910 – Stella Brooks, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1909 – Bill Carr, American runner (d. 1966)
  • 1904 – Moss Hart, American director and playwright (d. 1961)
  • 1903 – Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)
  • 1901 – Gilda Gray, Polish-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1959)
  • 1896 – Marjorie Joyner, American make-up artist and businesswoman (d. 1994)
  • 1891 – Brenda Ueland, American journalist, author, and educator (d. 1985)
  • 1879 – B. A. Rolfe, American bandleader and producer (d. 1956)
  • 1857 – Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1855 – James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
  • 1840 – Eliza Pollock, American archer (d. 1919)
  • 1838 – Annie Edson Taylor, American stuntwoman and educator (d. 1921)
  • 1788 – Sarah Josepha Hale, American author and poet (d. 1879)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Bobby Vee, American pop singer (b. 1943)
  • 2015 – Alvin Bronstein, American lawyer and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Maureen O'Hara, Irish-American actress and singer (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Alvin Wiederspahn, American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)
  • 2014 – Marcia Strassman, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Brooke Greenberg, American girl with a rare genetic disorder (b. 1993)
  • 2013 – Frank Perconte American soldier b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Lew Mayne, American football player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Bill Dees, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Jeff Blatnick, American wrestler and sportscaster (b. 1957)
  • 2012 – Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Peggy Ahern, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2011 – John McCarthy, American computer scientist and academic, developed the Lisp programming language (b. 1927)
  • 2010 – Joseph Stein, American author and playwright (b. 1912)
  • 2010 – Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2010 – Mike Esposito, American author and illustrator (b. 1927)
  • 2008 – Moshe Cotel, American pianist and composer (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Enolia McMillan, American educator and activist (b. 1904)
  • 2005 – Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (b. 1932)
  • 2005 – Rosa Parks, American activist (b. 1913)
  • 2004 – James Aloysius Hickey, American cardinal (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Randy Dorton, American engineer (b. 1954)
  • 2004 – Ricky Hendrick, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1980)
  • 2002 – Harry Hay, English-American activist, co-founded the Mattachine Society and Radical Faeries (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – Peggy Moran, American actress and singer (b. 1918)
  • 2002 – Winton M. Blount, American soldier and politician, 59th United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • 2001 – Kathleen Ankers, American actress and set designer (b. 1919)
  • 1997 – Don Messick, American voice actor and singer (b. 1926)
  • 1994 – Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 1992 – Laurie Colwin, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1944)
  • 1991 – Gene Roddenberry, American captain, screenwriter, and producer, created Star Trek (b. 1921)
  • 1985 – Richie Evans, American race car driver (b. 1941)
  • 1979 – Carlo Abarth, Italian automobile designer and founded of Abarth (b. 1908)
  • 1972 – Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1972 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • 1971 – Carl Ruggles, American composer (b. 1876)
  • 1970 – Richard Hofstadter, American historian and author (b. 1916)
  • 1960 – Yevgeny Ostashev, the test pilot of rocket, participant in the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, Lenin prize winner, Candidate of Technical Sciences (b. 1924)
  • 1948 – Frederic L. Paxson, American historian and author (b. 1877)
  • 1944 – Louis Renault, French engineer and businessman, co-founded the Renault Company (b. 1877)
  • 1935 – Dutch Schultz, American mob boss (b. 1902)
  • 1917 – James Carroll Beckwith, American painter and academic (b. 1852)
  • 1852 – Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (b. 1782)
  • 1824 – Israel Bissell, American patriot post rider during American Revolutionary War (b. 1752)
  • 1821 – Elias Boudinot, American lawyer and politician, 10th President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
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