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Events

  • 1998 – The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.
  • 1993 – Savings and loan crisis: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • 1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
  • 1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
  • 1974 – The United States Department of Justice files its final anti-trust suit against AT&T Corporation. This suit later leads to the breakup of AT&T and its Bell System.
  • 1969 – Occupation of Alcatraz: Native American activists seize control of Alcatraz Island until being ousted by the U.S. Government on June 11, 1971.
  • 1943 – World War II: Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic) begins: United States Marines land on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy fire from Japanese shore guns and machine guns.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: A secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government.
  • 1789 – New Jersey becomes the first U.S. state to ratify the Bill of Rights.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: British forces land at the Palisades and then attack Fort Lee. The Continental Army starts to retreat across New Jersey.

Births

  • 1988 – Max Pacioretty, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Ashley Fink, American actress and singer
  • 1984 – Jeremy Jordan, American actor
  • 1984 – Tashard Choice, American football player
  • 1983 – Future, American rapper
  • 1981 – Carlos Boozer, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Sam Fuld, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Jacob Pitts, American actor
  • 1979 – Joseph Hallman, American composer and academic
  • 1978 – Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model
  • 1977 – Josh Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1977 – Rudy Charles, American wrestling referee
  • 1975 – Davey Havok, American singer-songwriter
  • 1975 – Dierks Bentley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – J. D. Drew, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Ryan Bowen, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Angelica Bridges, American actress and singer
  • 1971 – Joel McHale, American comedian, actor, and producer
  • 1971 – Joey Galloway, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Marco Oppedisano, American guitarist and composer
  • 1970 – Delia Gonzalez, American boxer
  • 1970 – Geoffrey Keezer, American pianist and educator
  • 1970 – Matt Blunt, American lieutenant and politician, 54th Governor of Missouri
  • 1970 – Sabrina Lloyd, American actress
  • 1969 – Callie Thorne, American actress and producer
  • 1969 – Dabo Swinney, American football player and coach
  • 1969 – Meredith Whitney, American financial anaylst
  • 1968 – Jeff Tarango, American tennis player
  • 1968 – Robin Canup, American astrophysicist and astronomer
  • 1967 – Chris Childs, American basketball player
  • 1966 – Jill Thompson, American author and illustrator
  • 1966 – Kevin Gilbert, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1996)
  • 1965 – Jimmy Vasser, American race car driver
  • 1963 – Ming-Na Wen, Macanese-American actress
  • 1961 – Jim Brickman, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1961 – Larry Karaszewski, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – James McGovern, American lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Sean Young, American actress and dancer
  • 1956 – Bo Derek, American actress and producer
  • 1956 – Mark Gastineau, American football player and boxer
  • 1951 – David Walters, American businessman and politician, 24th Governor of Oklahoma
  • 1951 – Rodger Bumpass, American actor and singer
  • 1949 – Jeff Dowd, American film producer and activist
  • 1949 – Thelma Drake, American politician
  • 1948 – Barbara Hendricks, American-Swedish soprano and actress
  • 1948 – John R. Bolton, American lawyer and diplomat, 25th United States Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1948 – Richard Masur, American actor and director
  • 1947 – Joe Walsh, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
  • 1946 – Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1971)
  • 1946 – Greg Cook, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – Judy Woodruff, American journalist and educator
  • 1946 – Samuel E. Wright, American actor, voice actor and singer
  • 1945 – Rick Monday, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1944 – Donald DiFrancesco, American lawyer and politician, 51st Governor of New Jersey
  • 1944 – Louie Dampier, American basketball player and coach
  • 1944 – Mike Vernon, English record producer, founded Blue Horizon
  • 1942 – Bob Einstein, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1942 – Joe Biden, American lawyer and politician, 47th Vice President of the United States
  • 1942 – Meredith Monk, American composer and choreographer
  • 1942 – Norman Greenbaum, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1939 – Dick Smothers, American actor and comedian
  • 1937 – Ruth Laredo, American pianist and educator (d. 2005)
  • 1936 – Charles R. Larson, American admiral (d. 2014)
  • 1936 – Don DeLillo, American novelist, essayist, and playwright
  • 1932 – Richard Dawson, English-American actor and game show host (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Curly Putman, American country music songwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1929 – Don January, American golfer and architect
  • 1928 – Franklin Cover, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1927 – Ed Freeman, American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2008)
  • 1927 – Estelle Parsons, American actress and director
  • 1925 – George Barris, American engineer and car designer (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – June Christy, American singer (d. 1990)
  • 1925 – Kaye Ballard, American actress and singer
  • 1925 – Robert F. Kennedy, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 64th United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
  • 1924 – Benoit Mandelbrot, Polish-American mathematician and economist (d. 2010)
  • 1923 – Danny Dayton, American actor and director (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Jim Garrison, American lawyer and judge (d. 1992)
  • 1919 – Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Corita Kent, American nun, illustrator, and educator (d. 1986)
  • 1917 – Robert Byrd, American lawyer and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1916 – Evelyn Keyes, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1916 – Michael J. Ingelido, American general (d. 2015)
  • 1913 – Judy Canova, American actress and comedian (d. 1983)
  • 1908 – Alistair Cooke, British-born American journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1907 – Fran Allison, American entertainer (d. 1989)
  • 1903 – Alexandra Danilova, Russian-American ballerina and choreographer (d. 1997)
  • 1900 – Chester Gould, American cartoonist and author, created Dick Tracy (d. 1985)
  • 1900 – Florieda Batson, American hurdler, captain of the United States team at the 1922 Women's Olympics (d. 1996)
  • 1892 – James Collip, Canadian biochemist and academic, co-discovered insulin (d. 1965)
  • 1889 – Edwin Hubble, American astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1953)
  • 1886 – Bray Hammond, American historian and author (d. 1968)
  • 1886 – Robert Hunter, American golfer (d. 1971)
  • 1885 – Olive Dennis, American engineer (d. 1957)
  • 1884 – Norman Thomas, American minister and politician (d. 1968)
  • 1882 – Andy Coakley, American baseball player and coach (d. 1963)
  • 1881 – Arthur Marshall, American pianist and composer (d. 1968)
  • 1880 – George McBride, American baseball player and manager (d. 1973)
  • 1874 – James Michael Curley, American lawyer, politician, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts, and criminal (d. 1958)
  • 1869 – Clark Griffith, American baseball player and manager (d. 1955)
  • 1866 – Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American lawyer and judge (d. 1944)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Jim Perry, American-Canadian singer and game show host (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Ray Farabee, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Samuel Klein, Polish-Brazilian businessman and philanthropist, founded Casas Bahia (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Frank Lauterbur, American football player and coach (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – David C. Copley, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1952)
  • 2012 – David O'Brien Martin, American soldier and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2010 – Chalmers Johnson, American author and scholar (b. 1931)
  • 2010 – Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (b. 1932)
  • 2010 – Rob Lytle, American football player (b. 1954)
  • 2008 – Bennie Gonzales, American architect, designed the Heard Museum (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Andre Waters, American football player and coach (b. 1962)
  • 2006 – Donald Hamilton, American author (b. 1916)
  • 2006 – Robert Altman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2005 – Chris Whitley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1960)
  • 2003 – Eugene Kleiner, American businessman, co-founded Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (b. 1923)
  • 2000 – Mike Muuss, American computer programmer, created Ping (b. 1958)
  • 1997 – Dick Littlefield, American baseball player (b. 1926)
  • 1997 – Robert Palmer, American saxophonist, producer, and author (b. 1945)
  • 1995 – Robie Macauley, American editor, novelist and critic (b. 1919)
  • 1973 – Allan Sherman, American actor, comedian, and producer (b. 1924)
  • 1957 – Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-American painter and illustrator (b. 1875)
  • 1954 – Clyde Vernon Cessna, American pilot and engineer, founded the Cessna Aircraft Corporation (b. 1879)
  • 1886 – William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • 1864 – Albert Newsam, American painter and illustrator (b. 1809)
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