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Holidays and observances

  • Eid il-Burbara in Israel (a holiday similar to Halloween in honor of Saint Barbara. It is also celebtated in Russia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey)
  • National Cookie Day (United States)
  • Navy Day in India

Events

  • 1991 – Pan American World Airways ceases its operations after 64 years.
  • 1991 – Terry A. Anderson is released after seven years in captivity as a hostage in Beirut; he is the last and longest-held American hostage in Lebanon.
  • 1978 – Following the murder of Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco's first female mayor.
  • 1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name.
  • 1956 – The Million Dollar Quartet (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash) get together at Sun Studio for the first and last time.
  • 1954 – The first Burger King is opened in Miami.
  • 1945 – By a vote of 65–7, the United States Senate approves United States participation in the United Nations. (The UN had been established on October 24, 1945.)
  • 1943 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt closes down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States.
  • 1918 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office.
  • 1909 – In Canadian football, the First Grey Cup game is played. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club, 26–6.
  • 1909 – The Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club, the oldest surviving professional hockey franchise in the world, is founded as a charter member of the National Hockey Association.
  • 1906 – Alpha Phi Alpha the first black intercollegiate Greek lettered fraternity was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
  • 1893 – First Matabele War: A patrol of 34 British South Africa Company soldiers is ambushed and annihilated by more than 3,000 Matabele warriors on the Shangani River in Matabeleland.
  • 1881 – The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
  • 1872 – The crewless American ship Mary Celeste is found by the Canadian brig Dei Gratia. The ship had been abandoned for nine days but was only slightly damaged.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: At Waynesboro, Georgia, forces under Union General Judson Kilpatrick prevent troops led by Confederate General Joseph Wheeler from interfering with Union General William T. Sherman's campaign destroying a wide swath of the South on his march to the Atlantic Ocean from Atlanta.
  • 1791 – The first edition of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is published.

Births

  • 1987 – Orlando Brown, American actor and rapper
  • 1986 – Martell Webster, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Andrew Brackman, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Joe Thomas, American football player
  • 1979 – Jay DeMerit, American soccer player
  • 1979 – Ysabella Brave, American singer-songwriter
  • 1977 – Darvis Patton, American sprinter
  • 1973 – Racci Shay, American drummer
  • 1973 – Tyra Banks, American model, actress, and producer
  • 1971 – Shannon Briggs, American boxer and actor
  • 1969 – Jay Z, American rapper, producer, and actor, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records
  • 1968 – Dionne Farris, American singer-songwriter, producer and actress
  • 1966 – Andy Hess, American bass player
  • 1966 – Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
  • 1966 – Suzanne Malveaux, American journalist
  • 1966 – Suzette M. Malveaux, American lawyer and academic
  • 1964 – Marisa Tomei, American actress
  • 1961 – Frank Reich, American football player and coach
  • 1960 – David Green, Nicaraguan-American baseball player
  • 1957 – Eric S. Raymond, American computer programmer and author
  • 1956 – Bernard King, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1955 – Cassandra Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1955 – Dave Taylor, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1951 – Gary Rossington, American guitarist
  • 1951 – Patricia Wettig, American actress and playwright
  • 1949 – Jeff Bridges, American actor
  • 1948 – Southside Johnny, American singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Jane Lubchenco, American ecologist, academic, and diplomat
  • 1944 – Chris Hillman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – Dennis Wilson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer (d. 1983)
  • 1942 – Bob Mosley, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1941 – Marty Riessen, American tennis player and coach
  • 1940 – Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
  • 1939 – Freddy Cannon, American singer and guitarist
  • 1939 – Joan Brady, American-British author
  • 1939 – Stephen W. Bosworth, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to South Korea (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – Andre Marrou, American lawyer and politician
  • 1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor, director, and producer
  • 1936 – John Giorno, American poet and performance artist
  • 1935 – Paul O'Neill, American businessman and politician, 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1934 – Victor French, American actor and director (d. 1989)
  • 1933 – Wink Martindale, American game show host and producer
  • 1931 – Wally George, American radio and television host (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – Jim Hall, American guitarist and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Monty M. Wyche, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Albert Bandura, Canadian-American psychologist and academic
  • 1924 – John C. Portman, Jr., American architect, designed the Renaissance Center and Tomorrow Square
  • 1923 – Charles Keating, American lawyer and financier (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Eagle Keys, American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Jeanne Manford, American educator and activist, co-founded PFLAG (d. 2013)
  • 1916 – Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1915 – Eddie Heywood, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
  • 1913 – Mark Robson, Canadian-American director and producer (d. 1978)
  • 1912 – Pappy Boyington, American colonel and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1988)
  • 1910 – Alex North, American composer and conductor (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1903 – Cornell Woolrich, American author (d. 1968)
  • 1897 – Robert Redfield, American anthropologist of Mexico (d. 1958)
  • 1875 – Joe Corbett, American baseball player and coach (d. 1945)
  • 1868 – Jesse Burkett, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1953)
  • 1585 – John Cotton, English-American minister and theologian (d. 1652)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Robert Loggia, American actor and director (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Claudia Emerson, American poet and academic (b. 1957)
  • 2014 – Vincent L. McKusick, American lawyer and judge (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Carroll E. Lanier, American sailor and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Jack Brooks, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Hubert Sumlin, American singer and guitarist (b. 1931)
  • 2010 – King Curtis Iaukea, American wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2006 – Ross A. McGinnis, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1987)
  • 2005 – Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b. 1963)
  • 2003 – Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)
  • 1999 – Rose Bird, American academic and judge, 25th Chief Justice of California (b. 1936)
  • 1993 – Frank Zappa, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1940)
  • 1993 – Margaret Landon, American missionary and author (b. 1903)
  • 1992 – Henry Clausen, American lawyer and author (b. 1905)
  • 1987 – Arnold Lobel, American author and illustrator (b. 1933)
  • 1987 – Rouben Mamoulian, Georgian-American director and screenwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1984 – Jack Mercer, American animator, screenwriter, voice actor, and singer (b. 1910)
  • 1981 – Jeanne Block, American psychologist (b. 1923)
  • 1980 – Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish-American runner (b. 1911)
  • 1976 – Tommy Bolin, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 1975 – Hannah Arendt, German-American historian, theorist, and academic (b. 1906)
  • 1971 – Shunryū Suzuki, Japanese-American monk and educator, founded the San Francisco Zen Center (b. 1904)
  • 1967 – Bert Lahr, American actor (b. 1895)
  • 1955 – József Galamb, Hungarian-American engineer (b. 1881)
  • 1948 – Frank Benford, American physicist and engineer (b. 1883)
  • 1945 – Thomas Hunt Morgan, American geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1866)
  • 1944 – Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player and manager (b. 1879)
  • 1902 – Charles Dow, American journalist and publisher, co-founded the Dow Jones & Company (b. 1851)
  • 1850 – William Sturgeon, English physicist, invented the electric motor (b. 1783)
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