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Events

  • 2014 – Sweden is the first European Union member state to officially recognize the State of Palestine.
  • 1987 – In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit (fourth generation) video game console, the PC Engine, which is later sold in other markets under the name TurboGrafx-16.
  • 1983 – The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.
  • 1974 – The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire. Ali wins by KO in the eighth round, regaining the title of World Heavyweight Champion and causing Foreman´s first professional defeat.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: United States Marines repel an intense attack by Viet Cong forces and killing 56 guerrillas near Da Nang.
  • 1960 – Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • 1953 – Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally approves the top secret document National Security Council Paper No. 162/2, which states that the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the communist threat.
  • 1947 – The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.
  • 1938 – Orson Welles broadcasts his radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, causing anxiety in some of the audience in the United States.
  • 1925 – John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
  • 1920 – The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
  • 1918 – The Ottoman Empire signs an armistice with the Allies, ending the First World War in the Middle East.
  • 1894 – Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in producing pandoro industrially.
  • 1864 – Helena, Montana is founded after four prospectors discover gold at "Last Chance Gulch".
  • 1831 – In Southampton County, Virginia, escaped slave Nat Turner is captured and arrested for leading the bloodiest slave rebellion in United States history.

Births

  • 1996 – Devin Booker, American basketball player
  • 1993 – Marcus Mariota, American football player
  • 1989 – Nastia Liukin, Russian-American gymnast and actress
  • 1988 – Janel Parrish, American actress and singer
  • 1984 – Eva Marcille, American model and actress
  • 1983 – Trent Edwards, American football player
  • 1982 – Andy Greene, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Manny Parra, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Stalley, American rapper
  • 1981 – Ian Snell, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Ivanka Trump, American model and businesswoman
  • 1981 – Joshua Jay, American magician and author
  • 1980 – Kareem Rush, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Jason Bartlett, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Amanda Swafford, American model
  • 1978 – Martin Dossett, American football player
  • 1978 – Matthew Morrison, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1978 – Stephanie Izard, American chef
  • 1976 – Maurice Taylor, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Ben Bailey, American comedian and game show host
  • 1970 – Nia Long, American actress
  • 1970 – Tory Belleci, American visual effects designer and television host
  • 1968 – Jack Plotnick, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1968 – Ken Stringfellow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Howard Lederer, American poker player
  • 1963 – Andrew Solomon, American-English journalist and author
  • 1963 – Kristina Wagner, American actress
  • 1963 – Michael Beach, American actor and producer
  • 1963 – Rebecca Heineman, American video game designer and programmer
  • 1961 – Larry Wilmore, American comedian and television host
  • 1961 – Scott Garrelts, American baseball player
  • 1960 – Charnele Brown, American actress and singer
  • 1958 – Joe Delaney, American football player (d. 1983)
  • 1958 – Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist and photographer
  • 1957 – Kevin Pollak, American actor, game show host, and producer
  • 1955 – Heidi Heitkamp, American lawyer and politician, 28th Attorney General of North Dakota
  • 1954 – T. Graham Brown, American country singer-songwriter
  • 1953 – Charles Martin Smith, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1953 – Pete Hoekstra, Dutch-American lawyer and politician
  • 1951 – Harry Hamlin, American actor
  • 1951 – Poncho Sanchez, American singer and conga player
  • 1951 – Tony Bettenhausen, Jr., American race car driver and businessman (d. 2000)
  • 1949 – Larry Gene Bell, American murderer (d. 1996)
  • 1947 – Glenn Andreotta, American soldier (d. 1968)
  • 1947 – Herschel Weingrod, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1947 – Timothy B. Schmit, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1946 – Andrea Mitchell, American journalist
  • 1946 – Robert L. Gibson, American captain, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1945 – Henry Winkler, American actor, comedian, director, and producer
  • 1941 – Otis Williams, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Temptations)
  • 1939 – Eddie Holland, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1939 – Grace Slick, American singer-songwriter and model
  • 1939 – Leland H. Hartwell, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1936 – Dick Vermeil, American football player and coach
  • 1935 – Jim Perry, American baseball player
  • 1935 – Robert Caro, American journalist and author
  • 1931 – Vince Callahan, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Clifford Brown, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1956)
  • 1930 – Don Meineke, American basketball player (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Néstor Almendros, Spanish-American director and cinematographer (d. 1992)
  • 1928 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1927 – Joe Adcock, American baseball player and manager (d. 1999)
  • 1925 – Tommy Ridgley, American singer and bandleader (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – John P. Craven, American soldier and engineer (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Gloria Oden, American poet and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1922 – Jane White, American actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1917 – Bobby Bragan, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1916 – Leon Day, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • 1915 – Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and producer (d. 1998)
  • 1915 – Jane Randolph, American-Swiss actress and singer (d. 2009)
  • 1914 – Richard E. Holz, American minister and composer (d. 1986)
  • 1911 – Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1908 – Patsy Montana, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)
  • 1907 – Sol Tax, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
  • 1906 – Alexander Gode, German-American linguist and translator (d. 1970)
  • 1898 – Bill Terry, American baseball player and manager (d. 1989)
  • 1897 – Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)
  • 1896 – Harry Randall Truman, American soldier (d. 1980)
  • 1896 – Ruth Gordon, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1895 – Dickinson W. Richards, American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1893 – Charles Atlas, Italian-American bodybuilder (d. 1972)
  • 1888 – Louis Menges, American soccer player, soldier, and politician (d. 1969)
  • 1886 – Zoë Akins, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1958)
  • 1885 – Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (d. 1972)
  • 1882 – William Halsey, Jr., American admiral (d. 1959)
  • 1881 – Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)
  • 1871 – Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)
  • 1735 – John Adams, American lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the United States (d. 1826)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Al Molinaro, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2015 – Mel Daniels, American basketball player and coach (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Norm Siebern, American baseball player and scout (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Bob Geigel, American wrestler and promoter (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Thomas Menino, American businessman and politician, 53rd Mayor of Boston (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Bill Currie, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Frank Wess, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Michael Palmer, American physician and author (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Dan Tieman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1940)
  • 2007 – John Woodruff, American runner and colonel (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Linda S. Stein, American businesswoman and manager (b. 1945)
  • 2007 – Robert Goulet, American actor and singer (b. 1933)
  • 2007 – Washoe, American chimpanzee (b. 1965)
  • 2006 – Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – Al López, American baseball player and manager (b. 1908)
  • 2004 – Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (b. 1924)
  • 2004 – Phyllis Frost, Australian philanthropist, founded Keep Australia Beautiful (b. 1917)
  • 2002 – Jam Master Jay, American rapper and producer (b. 1965)
  • 2000 – Steve Allen, American actor, television personality, game show panelist, and talk show host (b. 1921)
  • 1997 – Samuel Fuller, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
  • 1992 – Joan Mitchell, American painter (b. 1925)
  • 1988 – T. Hee, American animator and screenwriter (b. 1911)
  • 1987 – Joseph Campbell, American mythologist, scholar, and author (b. 1904)
  • 1979 – Barnes Wallis, English scientist and engineer, invented the "bouncing bomb" (b. 1887)
  • 1968 – Conrad Richter, American journalist and novelist (b. 1890)
  • 1968 – Ramon Novarro, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (b. 1899)
  • 1968 – Rose Wilder Lane, American journalist and author (b. 1886)
  • 1965 – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Sr., American historian and author (b. 1888)
  • 1957 – Fred Beebe, American baseball player and coach (b. 1880)
  • 1942 – Walter Buckmaster, English polo player and stockbroker, co-founded Buckmaster & Moore (b. 1872)
  • 1919 – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (b. 1850)
  • 1912 – James S. Sherman, American lawyer and politician, 27th Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)
  • 1910 – Henry Dunant, Swiss activist, founded the Red Cross, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1828)
  • 1899 – William H. Webb, American shipbuilder and philanthropist (b. 1816)
  • 1896 – Carol Benesch, Czech architect, designed Peleș Castle (b. 1822)
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