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Events

  • 1983 – Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d'état.
  • 1944 – The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship's own malfunctioning torpedo.
  • 1944 – World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets. Afterward is the first Kamikaze attack of the war.
  • 1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
  • 1822 – Greek War of Independence: The First Siege of Missolonghi begins.
  • 1812 – War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian.

Births

  • 1995 – Patrick McCaw, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Austin Peralta, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)
  • 1988 – Chandler Parsons, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Bill Amis, American basketball player
  • 1986 – DJ Webstar, American DJ and producer
  • 1986 – Eddie Gaven, American soccer player
  • 1985 – Ciara, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1985 – Kara Lynn Joyce, American swimmer
  • 1984 – Katy Perry, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1983 – Tim McGarigle, American football player
  • 1982 – Jerome Carter, American football player
  • 1981 – Austin Winkler, American singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Jon Wood, American race car driver
  • 1981 – Josh Henderson, American actor and singer
  • 1981 – Young Rome, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1980 – Mehcad Brooks, American model and actor
  • 1979 – Rosa Mendes, Canadian-American wrestler and model
  • 1979 – Tony Torcato, American baseball player
  • 1977 – The Alchemist, American rapper, DJ, and producer
  • 1975 – Ryan Clement, American football player
  • 1973 – Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (d. 2005)
  • 1971 – Craig Robinson, American actor and singer
  • 1971 – Midori Gotō, Japanese-American violinist and educator
  • 1971 – Neil Fallon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Rosie Ledet, American singer-songwriter and accordion player
  • 1970 – Adam Goldberg, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Adam Pascal, American actor and singer
  • 1970 – Chely Wright, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1970 – J. A. Adande, American journalist and academic
  • 1969 – Alex Webster, American bass player
  • 1969 – Nika Futterman, American voice actress, comedian and singer
  • 1968 – Speech, American rapper
  • 1966 – Perry Saturn, American wrestler
  • 1965 – 2 Cold Scorpio, American wrestler
  • 1964 – Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor and singer
  • 1964 – Michael Boatman, American actor
  • 1963 – Tracy Nelson, American actress
  • 1962 – Darlene Vogel, American actress
  • 1962 – Roy Stuart, American photographer and director
  • 1962 – Steve Gainer, American cinematographer and songwriter
  • 1961 – Chad Smith, American drummer
  • 1961 – Ward Burton, American race car driver
  • 1960 – June Brigman, American illustrator
  • 1958 – Lynn Toler, American lawyer and judge
  • 1958 – Philip A. Beachy, Canadian-American biochemist and academic
  • 1957 – Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress
  • 1955 – Danny Darwin, American baseball player and coach
  • 1955 – Robin Eubanks, American trombonist and educator
  • 1954 – Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1953 – Muffin Spencer-Devlin, American golfer
  • 1951 – Richard Lloyd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Walter Hyatt, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1948 – Dan Gable, American wrestler and coach
  • 1948 – Dan Issel, American basketball player and coach
  • 1948 – Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and author
  • 1948 – Dave Cowens, American basketball player and coach
  • 1947 – Coco Robicheaux, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1945 – Peter Ledger, Australian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1994)
  • 1944 – James Carville, American lawyer and political consultant
  • 1941 – Anne Tyler, American author and critic
  • 1941 – Helen Reddy, Australian-American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1941 – Lynda Benglis, American sculptor and painter
  • 1940 – Bob Knight, American basketball player and coach
  • 1939 – Fred Marcellino, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)
  • 1939 – Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Rusty Schweickart, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1935 – Sam Taylor, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1933 – Eugene Gordon Lee, American actor and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1930 – Harold Brodkey, American author and academic (d. 1996)
  • 1928 – Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Jeanne Cooper, American actress (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Marion Ross, American actress
  • 1927 – Barbara Cook, American singer and actress
  • 1927 – Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and author (d. 1987)
  • 1926 – Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian-American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Jimmy Heath, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1925 – Emmett Chappelle, American scientist and inventor
  • 1924 – Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Beate Sirota Gordon, Austrian-American director and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Rico Alaniz, Mexican-born American film and television actor (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Chubby Jackson, American bassist and bandleader (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • 1917 – Lee MacPhail, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1914 – John Berryman, American poet and scholar (d. 1972)
  • 1912 – Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1997)
  • 1912 – Minnie Pearl, American entertainer and philanthropist (d. 1996)
  • 1910 – William Higinbotham, American physicist and video game designer (d. 1994)
  • 1904 – Denny Shute, American golfer (d. 1974)
  • 1903 – Harry Shoulberg, American painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
  • 1903 – Katharine Byron, American lawyer and politician (d. 1976)
  • 1902 – Henry Steele Commager, American historian and author (d. 1998)
  • 1892 – Margaret Ingels, American mechanical engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1892 – Nell Shipman, Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1970)
  • 1891 – Charles Coughlin, Canadian-American priest and radio host (d. 1979)
  • 1889 – Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player and coach (d. 1985)
  • 1888 – Nils Dardel, Swedish-American painter (d. 1943)
  • 1888 – Richard E. Byrd, American admiral and pilot (d. 1957)
  • 1886 – Leo G. Carroll, English-American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1882 – John T. Flynn, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
  • 1882 – Tony Jackson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1921)
  • 1875 – Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, American author and educator (d. 1961)
  • 1868 – Dan Burke, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1866 – Thomas Armat, American mechanic and inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1864 – Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1956)
  • 1864 – John Francis Dodge, American businessman, co-founded the Dodge Company (d. 1920)
  • 1840 – Helen Blanchard, American inventor (d. 1922)
  • 1782 – Levi Lincoln, Jr., American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1868)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)
  • 2013 – Arthur Danto, American philosopher and critic (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Hal Needham, American actor, stuntman, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Paul Reichmann, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Olympia and York (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Emanuel Steward, American boxer, trainer, and sportscaster (b. 1944)
  • 2012 – Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (b. 1907)
  • 2012 – Les Mueller, American baseball player (b. 1919)
  • 2010 – Lisa Blount, American actress (b. 1957)
  • 2005 – Wellington Mara, American commander and businessman (b. 1916)
  • 2003 – Behram Kurşunoğlu, Turkish-American physicist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2003 – Robert Strassburg, American conductor and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2002 – Paul Wellstone, American academic and politician (b. 1944)
  • 1999 – Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957)
  • 1998 – Warren Wiebe, American singer and bass player (b. 1953)
  • 1995 – Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 1994 – Kara Hultgreen, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1965)
  • 1994 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Vincent Price, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1992 – Richard Pousette-Dart, American painter and educator (b. 1916)
  • 1992 – Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1936)
  • 1991 – Bill Graham, German-American concert promoter (b. 1931)
  • 1989 – Mary McCarthy, American novelist and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1986 – Forrest Tucker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1980 – Virgil Fox, American organist and educator (b. 1912)
  • 1973 – Cleo Moore, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 1972 – Johnny Mantz, American racing driver (b. 1918)
  • 1967 – Margaret Ayer Barnes, American author and playwright (b. 1886)
  • 1960 – Harry Ferguson, Irish-English engineer, founded the Ferguson Company (b. 1884)
  • 1957 – Albert Anastasia, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1902)
  • 1921 – Bat Masterson, American lawman, buffalo hunter, and sport writer (b. 1853)
  • 1916 – William Merritt Chase, American painter and educator (b. 1849)
  • 1910 – Willie Anderson, Scottish-American golfer (b. 1878)
  • 1902 – Frank Norris, American journalist and novelist (b. 1870)
  • 1852 – John C. Clark, American lawyer and politician (b. 1793)
  • 1806 – Henry Knox, American general and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of War (b. 1750)
  • 1514 – William Elphinstone, Scottish bishop and academic, founded University of Aberdeen (b. 1431)
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