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Holidays and observances

  • Indiana Day (United States)
  • National Tango Day (Argentina)
  • Pampanga Day (Pampanga province, Philippines)
  • Republic Day, the day when Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community in 1958. (Burkina Faso)

Events

  • 2006 – Felipe Calderón, the President of Mexico, launches a military-led offensive to put down the drug cartel violence in the state of Michoacán. This effort is often regarded as the first event in the Mexican Drug War.
  • 2006 – The International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust is opened in Tehran, Iran, by then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; nations such as Israel and the United States express concern.
  • 1994 – First Chechen War: Russian President Boris Yeltsin orders Russian troops into Chechnya.
  • 1978 – The Lufthansa heist is committed by a group led by Lucchese family associate Jimmy Burke. It was the largest cash robbery ever committed on American soil, at that time.
  • 1948 – Arab–Israeli War: The United Nations passes General Assembly Resolution 194, creating a Conciliation Commission to mediate the conflict.
  • 1946 – The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established.
  • 1941 – World War II: Germany and Italy declare war on the United States, following the Americans' declaration of war on the Empire of Japan in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The United States, in turn, declares war on them.
  • 1941 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy suffers its first loss of surface vessels during the Battle of Wake Island.
  • 1816 – Indiana becomes the 19th U.S. state.
  • 1815 – The U.S. Senate creates a select committee on finance and a uniform national currency, predecessor of the United States Senate Committee on Finance.

Births

  • 1996 – Hailee Steinfeld, American actress
  • 1992 – Tiffany Alvord, American singer-songwriter
  • 1990 – Derrick Nix, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Clifton Geathers, American football player
  • 1986 – Roy Hibbert, American basketball player
  • 1984 – James Ellsworth, American professional wrestler
  • 1981 – Jason Kennedy, American journalist
  • 1981 – Jeff McComsey, American author and illustrator
  • 1979 – Rider Strong, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host
  • 1977 – Brandon Rogers, American singer and actor
  • 1976 – Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player, coach, and manager
  • 1974 – Rey Mysterio, American wrestler
  • 1973 – Mos Def, American rapper
  • 1971 – Willie McGinest, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Victoria Fuller, American model and actress
  • 1969 – Max Martini, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Mo'Nique, American comedian, actress, and producer
  • 1966 – Gary Dourdan, American actor
  • 1965 – Jay Bell, American baseball player and coach
  • 1964 – Dave Schools, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1961 – Dave King, Irish-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1958 – Nikki Sixx, American bass player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1958 – Tom Shadyac, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Peter Bagge, American author and illustrator
  • 1956 – Lani Brockman, American actress and director, founded Studio East
  • 1955 – Gene Grossman, American economist and academic
  • 1955 – Stu Jackson, American basketball player, coach, and manager
  • 1954 – Brad Bryant, American golfer
  • 1954 – Jermaine Jackson, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1953 – Bess Armstrong, American actress
  • 1949 – Christina Onassis, American-born Greek/Argentine businesswoman, socialite, and heiress (d. 1988)
  • 1947 – Teri Garr, American actress and dancer
  • 1946 – Diana Palmer, American journalist and author
  • 1944 – Brenda Lee, American singer-songwriter
  • 1944 – Jon Garrison, American tenor and educator
  • 1944 – Lynda Day George, American actress
  • 1943 – John Kerry, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 68th United States Secretary of State
  • 1941 – J. Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1941 – Max Baucus, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 11th United States Ambassador to China
  • 1940 – David Gates, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1940 – Donna Mills, American actress and producer
  • 1939 – Thomas McGuane, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Tom Hayden, American activist and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – McCoy Tyner, American jazz musician
  • 1937 – Jim Harrison, American novelist, essayist, and poet
  • 1932 – Keith Waldrop, American author and poet
  • 1931 – Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1931 – Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – John Buscema, American illustrator (d. 2002)
  • 1926 – Big Mama Thornton, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1925 – Aaron Feuerstein, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1925 – James Sullivan, American politician (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1924 – Doc Blanchard, American football player and colonel (d. 2009)
  • 1923 – Betsy Blair, American actress and dancer (d. 2009)
  • 1923 – Lillian Cahn, Hungarian-born American businesswoman, co-founded Coach, Inc. (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Marie Windsor, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1918 – Clinton Adams, American painter and historian (d. 2002)
  • 1911 – Val Guest, English-American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer (d. 2006)
  • 1908 – Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1905 – Gilbert Roland, Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)
  • 1904 – Marge, American cartoonist (d. 1993)
  • 1890 – Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)
  • 1889 – Walter Knott, American farmer and businessman, founded Knott's Berry Farm (d. 1981)
  • 1882 – Fiorello H. La Guardia, American lawyer and politician, 99th Mayor of New York City (d. 1947)
  • 1882 – Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1863 – Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1725 – George Mason, American lawyer and politician (d. 1792)

Deaths

  • 2015 – John "Hot Rod" Williams, American basketball player (b. 1962)
  • 2013 – Barbara Branden, Canadian-American author and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2011 – John Patrick Foley, American cardinal (b. 1935)
  • 2010 – Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Bettie Page, American model (b. 1923)
  • 2000 – David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 1998 – Lynn Strait, American singer-songwriter (b. 1968)
  • 1996 – Willie Rushton, English cartoonist, author, and publisher, co-founded Private Eye (b. 1937)
  • 1995 – Greg Bahnsen, American minister and philosopher (b. 1948)
  • 1994 – Philip Phillips, American archaeologist and scholar (b. 1900)
  • 1991 – Robert Q. Lewis, American actor, comedian, game show host/panelist, and television personality (b. 1921)
  • 1989 – Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • 1984 – George Waggner, American director, producer and actor (b. 1894)
  • 1984 – Oskar Seidlin, German-American author, poet, and scholar (b. 1911)
  • 1979 – James J. Gibson, American psychologist and author (b. 1904)
  • 1978 – Paul O'Dea, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 1978 – Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1975 – Lee Wiley, American singer (b. 1908)
  • 1971 – Maurice McDonald, American businessman, co-founded McDonald's (b. 1902)
  • 1968 – Arthur Hays Sulzberger, American publisher (b. 1891)
  • 1966 – Augusta Fox Bronner, American psychologist, specialist in juvenile psychology (b. 1881)
  • 1964 – Percy Kilbride, American actor (b. 1888)
  • 1964 – Sam Cooke, American singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 1959 – Jim Bottomley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1900)
  • 1941 – John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American pilot and poet (b. 1922)
  • 1936 – Myron Grimshaw, American baseball player (b. 1875)
  • 1909 – Ludwig Mond, German-born chemist and British industrialist who discovered the metal carbonyls (b. 1839)
  • 1906 – Charles Townsend, American fencer, engineer, and academic (b. 1872)
  • 1880 – Oliver Winchester, American businessman, founded the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (b. 1810)
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