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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Election Day can fall, while November 8 is the latest; held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. (United States)
  • Statehood Day (North Dakota and South Dakota, United States)

Events

  • 1988 – The Morris worm, the first Internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.
  • 1984 – Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and "The Wise Men" conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
  • 1966 – The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.
  • 1959 – The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway.
  • 1949 – The Dutch–Indonesian Round Table Conference ends with the Netherlands agreeing to transfer sovereignty of the Dutch East Indies to the United States of Indonesia.
  • 1940 – World War II: First day of Battle of Elaia–Kalamas between the Greeks and the Italians.
  • 1936 – The British Broadcasting Corporation initiates the BBC Television Service, the world's first regular, "high-definition" (then defined as at least 200 lines) service. Renamed BBC1 in 1964, the channel still runs to this day.
  • 1920 – In the United States, KDKA of Pittsburgh starts broadcasting as the first commercial radio station. The first broadcast is the result of the United States presidential election, 1920.
  • 1917 – The Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, in charge of preparation and carrying out the Russian Revolution, holds its first meeting.
  • 1912 – Bulgaria defeats the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Lule Burgas, the bloodiest battle of the First Balkan War, which opens her way to Constantinople.

Births

  • 1989 – Natalie Pluskota, American tennis player
  • 1983 – Darren Young, American wrestler
  • 1982 – Yunel Escobar, Cuban-American baseball player
  • 1981 – Roddy White, American football player
  • 1978 – Carmen Cali, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Rodney Buford, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Chris Walla, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1974 – Nelly, American rapper
  • 1974 – Orlando Cabrera, Colombian-American baseball player
  • 1974 – Prodigy, (Albert Johnson), American rapper (d. 2017)
  • 1973 – Marisol Nichols, American actress
  • 1968 – Neal Casal, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and photographer
  • 1967 – Kurt Elling, American singer-songwriter
  • 1967 – Scott Walker, American politician, 45th Governor of Wisconsin
  • 1966 – David Schwimmer, American actor
  • 1963 – Bobby Dall, American bass player
  • 1963 – Craig Saavedra, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Ron McGovney, American bass player
  • 1962 – David Brock, American journalist and author
  • 1961 – Jeff Tedford, American football player and coach
  • 1958 – Willie McGee, American baseball player and manager
  • 1957 – Carter Beauford, American drummer and composer
  • 1956 – Dale Brown, American author and pilot
  • 1955 – Chris Burnett, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1954 – Pat Croce, American businessman and author
  • 1951 – Thomas Mallon, American novelist, essayist, and critic
  • 1949 – Lois McMaster Bujold, American author
  • 1945 – J. D. Souther, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1945 – Larry Little, American football player
  • 1942 – Stefanie Powers, American actress
  • 1941 – Dave Stockton, American golfer
  • 1940 – Jim Bakken, American football player
  • 1939 – Richard Serra, American sculptor and academic
  • 1938 – David Eden Lane, American white supremacist (d. 2007)
  • 1938 – Jay Black, American singer
  • 1938 – Pat Buchanan, American journalist and politician
  • 1937 – Earl Carroll, American singer (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Jack Starrett, American actor and director (d. 1989)
  • 1936 – Rose Bird, American lawyer and judge, 25th Chief Justice of California (d. 1999)
  • 1932 – Ron Sproat, American screenwriter and playwright (d. 2009)
  • 1931 – Phil Woods, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Amar Bose, American engineer and businessman, founded the Bose Corporation (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Robert Gover, American journalist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Steve Ditko, American author and illustrator
  • 1926 – Myer Skoog, American basketball player
  • 1924 – Rudy Van Gelder, American record producer and engineer (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Shepard Menken, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1920 – Bill Mazer, Ukrainian-American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Warren Stevens, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Alexander Vraciu, American commander and pilot (d. 2015)
  • 1917 – Ann Rutherford, American actress (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – Sidney Luft, American film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Johnny Vander Meer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1997)
  • 1914 – Ray Walston, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1913 – Burt Lancaster, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1911 – Raphael M. Robinson, American mathematician, philosopher, and theorist (d. 1995)
  • 1908 – Bunny Berigan, American trumpet player (d. 1942)
  • 1905 – James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1903 – Travis Jackson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)
  • 1894 – Alexander Lippisch, German-American aerodynamicist and engineer (d. 1976)
  • 1893 – Battista Farina, Italian businessman, founded the Pininfarina Company (d. 1966)
  • 1892 – Alice Brady, American actress (d. 1939)
  • 1891 – David Townsend, American art director and set decorator (d. 1935)
  • 1885 – Harlow Shapley, American astronomer and academic (d. 1972)
  • 1879 – Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player and violinist (d. 1965)
  • 1865 – Warren G. Harding, American journalist and politician, 29th President of the United States (d. 1923)
  • 1799 – John Light Atlee, American physician and surgeon (d. 1885)
  • 1799 – Titian Peale, American entomologist and photographer (d. 1885)
  • 1795 – James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States (d. 1849)
  • 1734 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)
  • 1696 – Conrad Weiser, American soldier, monk, and judge (d. 1760)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Mike Davies, Welsh-American tennis player and businessman (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Tommy Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Herman Sarkowsky, German-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Seattle Seahawks (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Michael Coleman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1956)
  • 2013 – Clifford Nass, American author and academic (b. 1958)
  • 2013 – Kjell Qvale, Norwegian-American businessman (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – Walt Bellamy, American basketball player (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Joe Ginsberg, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Robert Morton Duncan, American soldier and judge (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Shreeram Shankar Abhyankar, Indian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Clyde King, American baseball player and manager (b. 1924)
  • 2009 – Nien Cheng, Chinese-American author (b. 1915)
  • 2008 – Madelyn Dunham, American banker and business executive (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – The Fabulous Moolah, American wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Frank McCloskey, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2002 – Charles Sheffield, American physicist and author (b. 1935)
  • 2000 – Robert Cormier, American journalist and author (b. 1925)
  • 1996 – Eva Cassidy, American singer (b. 1963)
  • 1996 – John G. Crommelin, American admiral and politician (b. 1902)
  • 1994 – Martin Taras, American animator and director (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright (b. 1917)
  • 1992 – Hal Roach, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • 1992 – Robert Arneson, American sculptor and academic (b. 1930)
  • 1991 – Irwin Allen, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 1991 – Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1990 – Eliot Porter, American photographer, chemist, and academic (b. 1901)
  • 1982 – Lester Roloff, American preacher and radio host (b. 1914)
  • 1981 – Wally Wood, American author, illustrator, and publisher (b. 1927)
  • 1970 – Richard Cushing, American cardinal (b. 1895)
  • 1966 – Mississippi John Hurt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1892)
  • 1966 – Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1884)
  • 1961 – James Thurber, American humorist and cartoonist (b. 1894)
  • 1949 – Jerome F. Donovan, American lawyer and politician (b. 1872)
  • 1944 – Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and engineer (b. 1889)
  • 1863 – Theodore Judah, American engineer (b. 1826)
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