ten most wanted terrorists named
terror raids in Melbourne by federal and Victorian police not related to last week's stabbing
Aliens have been swimming in our water?
NRL officials deny their organisation is run by women. When asked who was the best and fairest player over the entire season, they said they couldn't decide.
Did a switch in temperature gauge result in heat reading upgrade?
Margo Kingston being awarded a Doctorate in Creative Practice is a better deal than Roberta Flack being given a Doctorate in Musicology. Roberta has real talent. Margo is confused by facts and angry at myths.
Gosford Anglican's chief minister/priest/acolyte of Gaia has denounced the Abbott administration as fascist because they don't drown visitors or subject them to piracy.
Buddhists from Myanmar command respect against terrorists
Hong Kong's umbrella raised for freedom
Media Watch miss dangerous issue of ABC siding with terrorists
Ministers are using the budget blow out to address debt emergency.
Maritime Union has used stand over tactics to steal three million dollars? What else?
Newman's government is on track to be re-elected
Whitlam government history written by losers. The sad truth is an inept but corrupt administration cost Australia significantly and still does so.
Julie Bishop stymies a super ministry for Scott Morrison. There is no pressing need for one. But ALP spouters are keen to claim division in government ranks.
It is hard for some people to know what is right. Very bad for an elected leader to not know. Mr Abbott shows good judgement with a firm grasp of conservative values, but the ALP seem bereft of talent when comparing Shorten and Albanese. It has taken time, but finally a point of difference is emerging between the two ALP wannabees. Shorten had a thought bubble about quotas, expanding the female quota and creating a quota for gay and lesbian politicians, race, capacity. Albanese doesn't feel quotas should be expanded beyond the one applied to females in seats of office. There are many outstanding people available to the ALP, but it is doubtful they will be promoted by quota. But equity in office doesn't seem to be a high priority to focus reform right now. People drown off the Indonesian coast line and Abbott is castigated .. he has only turned around two boats since coming to office.
Media Watch have finally found bad science. Not AGW alarmism, Media Watch is fine with the hysteria. Media Watch disparages the scientist who claims that he has found alien life forms in the atmosphere of Earth. Chief indicator to Media Watch that that science is bad was that it was reported in News.com papers. In fact, the science was flawed, but falsifiable, like science should be .. unlike AGW which is more faith driven.
But the quandary of the moment good people are wrestling with is Islamo Fascism. In Kenya, Islamic leaders have denounced the murderous cross dressing terrorists. In Pakistan, they appear to have senior government roles. Over 80 people who sat down for lunch in Pakistan were murdered by bombs designed to maim. They are Christians who were having lunch after a worship service. They aren't wealthy, but they support an orphanage, give aid to the poor and elderly and do what people in communities do .. like eat lunch. But in the aftermath of the explosions they are denied healthcare. Islamo Fascism has spread since Nazis modernised the Egyptian armed services following WW2. The UN has entrenched terrorism against Israel. Israel is the only safe place for Islamic peoples. Meanwhile the UN endorses the lynching of Jewish peoples everywhere in the world. In such times, what is a leader to do?
This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
For twenty two years I have been responsibly addressing an issue, and I cannot carry on. I am petitioning the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to remedy my distress. I leave it up to him if he chooses to address the issue. Regardless of your opinion of conservative government, the issue is pressing. Please sign my petition at https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/tony-abbott-remedy-the-persecution-of-dd-ball
Or the US President at
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/change-injustice-faced-david-daniel-ball-after-he-reported-bungled-pedophile-investigation-and/b8mxPWtJ or http://wh.gov/ilXYR
Mr Ball, I will not sign your petition as it will do no good, but I will share your message and ask as many of friends who read it, to share it also. Let us see if we cannot use the power of the internet to spread the word of these infamous killings. As a father and a former soldier, I cannot, could not, justify ignoring this appalling action by the perpetrators, whoever they may; I thank you Douglas. You are wrong about the petition. Signing it is as worthless and meaningless an act as voting. A stand up guy would know that. - ed
Lorraine Allen Hider I signed the petition ages ago David, with pleasure, nobody knows what it's like until they've been there. Keep heart David take care.
1207 – Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
1800 – Decimus Burton, English architect, designed the Pharos Lighthouse (d. 1881)
1832 – Ann Jarvis, American activist, co-founded Mother's Day (d. 1905)
1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded Wrigley Company (d. 1932)
1882 – Hans Geiger, German physicist (d. 1945)
1921 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (d. 2007)
1924 – Truman Capote, American author (d. 1984)
1928 – Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American author and Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize laureate
1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress
1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer-songwriter and actor
1939 – Len Cariou, Canadian actor
1957 – Fran Drescher, American actress
1980 – Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player
1994 – Aliya Mustafina, Russian gymnast
- 737 – Muslim conquest of Transoxiana: Turgesh tribes attacked the exposed Umayyad baggage train, which had been sent ahead of the main force, and captured it.
- 1882 – The Vulcan Street Plant, the first hydroelectric central station to serve a system of private and commercial customers in North America, went on line in Appleton, Wisconsin, US.
- 1939 – World War II: General Władysław Sikorski(pictured) became Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile.
- 1979 – Construction of the Kwun Tong Line, the first line of Hong Kong's MTR rapid transit system, was completed.
- 2004 – Japanese researchers took the first photographs of a live giant squid in its natural habitat.
- 489 – Battle of Verona: The Ostrogoths under king Theoderic the Great defeat the forces of Odoacerfor the second time at Verona (Northern Italy).
- 737 – Battle of the Baggage: Turgesh drive back an Umayyad invasion of Khuttal, follow them south of the Oxus and capture their baggage train.
- 1399 – Henry IV is proclaimed King of England.
- 1541 – Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his forces enter Tula territory in present-day western Arkansas, encountering fierce resistance.
- 1744 – France and Spain defeat the Kingdom of Sardinia at the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.
- 1791 – The first performance of The Magic Flute, the last opera by Mozart to make its debut, took place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria.
- 1791 – The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierreand Jérôme Pétion as "incorruptible patriots".
- 1813 – Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla.
- 1860 – Britain's first tram service begins in Birkenhead, Merseyside.
- 1882 – Thomas Edison's first commercial hydroelectric power plant (later known as Appleton Edison Light Company) begins operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States.
- 1888 – Jack the Ripper kills his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes.
- 1895 – Madagascar becomes a French protectorate.
- 1903 – The new Gresham's School is officially opened by Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood.
- 1906 – The Royal Galician Academy, Galician language's biggest linguistic authority, starts working in Havana.
- 1907 – McKinley National Memorial, the final resting place of assassinated U.S. President William McKinley and his family, is dedicated in Canton, Ohio.
- 1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.
- 1931 – Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
- 1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.
- 1938 – At 2:00 am, Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign the Munich Agreement, allowing Germany to occupy the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia.
- 1938 – The League of Nations unanimously outlaws "intentional bombings of civilian populations".
- 1939 – General Władysław Sikorski becomes commander-in-chief of the Polish Government in exile.
- 1939 – NBC broadcasts the first televised American football game between the Waynesburg Yellow Jackets and the Fordham Rams. Fordham won the game 34-7.
- 1941 – World War II: Holocaust in Kiev, Ukraine: German Einsatzgruppe C complete Babi Yar massacre.
- 1945 – The Bourne End rail crash, in Hertfordshire, England, kills 43
- 1947 – The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations.
- 1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, is televised for the first time.
- 1949 – The Berlin Airlift ends.
- 1954 – The U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus is commissioned as the world's first nuclear reactor powered vessel.
- 1955 – Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.
- 1962 – Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later becomes United Farm Workers.
- 1962 – James Meredith enters the University of Mississippi, defying segregation.
- 1965 – The Lockheed L-100, the civilian version of the C-130 Hercules, is introduced.
- 1965 – The 30 September Movement attempts a coup against the Indonesian government, which is crushed by the military under Suharto and leads to a mass anti-communist purge, with over 500,000 people killed.
- 1966 – The British protectorate of Bechuanaland declares its independence, and becomes the Republic of Botswana. Seretse Khamatakes office as the first President.
- 1967 – BBC Light Programme, Third Programme and Home Service are replaced with BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4 Respectively, BBC Radio 1is also launched with Tony Blackburn presenting its first show.
- 1968 – The Boeing 747 is rolled out and shown to the public for the first time at the Boeing Everett Factory.
- 1970 – Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings.
- 1972 – Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.
- 1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell Douglas, now Boeing) AH-64 Apache makes its first flight.
- 1977 – Because of US budget cuts and dwindling power reserves, the Apollo program's ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moonare shut down.
- 1979 – The Hong Kong MTR commences service with the opening of its Modified Initial System (aka. Kwun Tong Line).
- 1980 – Ethernet specifications are published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
- 1982 – Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.
- 1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel's covert nuclear program to British media, is kidnapped in Rome, Italy by the Israeli Mossad.
- 1988 – Al Holbert was fatally injured when his privately owned propeller driven Piper PA-60 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff near Columbus, Ohio when a clamshell door was not closed.
- 1990 – The Dalai Lama unveils the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights in Canada's capital city of Ottawa.
- 1993 – An earthquake hits India's Latur and Osmanabad district of Marathwada (Aurangabad division) in Maharashtra state leaving tens of thousands of people dead and many more homeless.
- 1994 – Aldwych tube station (originally Strand Station) of the London Underground closes after eighty-eight years in service.
- 1994 – Ongar railway station, the furthest London Underground from Central London, closes.
- 1996 – The United States Congress passes an Amendment that bars the possession of firearms for people who were convicted of domestic violence, even misdemeanor level.
- 1999 – Japan's second-worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.
- 2004 – The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.
- 2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, is retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat is retired.
- 2005 – The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
- 2009 – The 2009 Sumatra earthquakes occur, killing over 1,115 people.
- 1207 – Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)
- 1227 – Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)
- 1530 – Girolamo Mercuriale, Italian philologist and physician (d. 1606)
- 1550 – Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1631)
- 1689 – Jacques Aubert, French violinist and composer (d. 1753)
- 1700 – Stanisław Konarski, Polish monk, poet, and playwright (d. 1773)
- 1710 – John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, English politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 1771)
- 1715 – Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, French epistemologist and philosopher (d. 1780)
- 1732 – Jacques Necker, Swiss-French politician, Prime Minister of France (d. 1804)
- 1743 – Christian Ehregott Weinlig, German cantor and composer (d. 1813)
- 1765 – José María Morelos, Mexican general (d. 1815)
- 1800 – Decimus Burton, English architect, designed the Pharos Lighthouse (d. 1881)
- 1801 – Jerónimo Espejo, Argentinian general (d. 1889)
- 1811 – Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (d. 1890)
- 1813 – John Rae, Scottish physician and explorer (d. 1893)
- 1827 – Ellis H. Roberts, American politician, 20th Treasurer of the United States (d. 1918)
- 1832 – Ann Jarvis, American activist, co-founded Mother's Day (d. 1905)
- 1852 – Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1924)
- 1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded Wrigley Company (d. 1932)
- 1870 – Thomas W. Lamont, American banker (d. 1948)
- 1870 – Jean Baptiste Perrin, French-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)
- 1882 – Hans Geiger, German physicist (d. 1945)
- 1883 – Bernhard Rust, German politician (d. 1945)
- 1887 – Lil Dagover, Indonesian-German actress (d. 1980)
- 1893 – Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
- 1895 – Lewis Milestone, Moldovan-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)
- 1897 – Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer (d. 1966)
- 1897 – Alfred Wintle, Russian-English military officer and politician (d. 1966)
- 1898 – Renée Adorée, French-American actress (d. 1933)
- 1898 – Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois (d. 1977)
- 1898 – Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, German-American author (d. 1986)
- 1898 – Orestis Makris, Greek actor and tenor (d. 1975)
- 1901 – Thelma Terry, American bassist and bandleader (d. 1966)
- 1904 – Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (d. 1971)
- 1905 – Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
- 1905 – Michael Powell, English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1990)
- 1906 – Mireille Hartuch, French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)
- 1908 – David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (d. 1974)
- 1910 – Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish soldier (d. 1962)
- 1912 – Kenny Baker, American singer and actor (d. 1985)
- 1913 – Bill Walsh, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1975)
- 1915 – Lester Maddox, American politician, 75th Governor of Georgia (d. 2003)
- 1917 – Buddy Rich, American drummer, bandleader, and actor (d. 1987)
- 1918 – Lewis Nixon, American captain (d. 1995)
- 1918 – René Rémond, French historian and economist (d. 2007)
- 1919 – Roberto Bonomi, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1992)
- 1919 – William L. Guy, American politician, 26th Governor of North Dakota (d. 2013)
- 1919 – Patricia Neway, American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
- 1920 – Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American cellist and educator
- 1920 – Willem G. van Maanen, Dutch journalist (d. 2012)
- 1921 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish-English actress and singer (d. 2007)
- 1922 – Lamont Johnson, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
- 1922 – Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
- 1922 – Alan Stretton, Australian general (d. 2012)
- 1923 – Donald Swann, English pianist and composer (Flanders and Swann) (d. 1994)
- 1924 – Truman Capote, American author (d. 1984)
- 1924 – Nikos Rizos, Greek actor (d. 1999)
- 1925 – Arkady Ostashev, Russian engineer (d. 1998)
- 1926 – Heino Kruus, Estonian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
- 1926 – Robin Roberts, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 2010)
- 1927 – W. S. Merwin, American poet
- 1928 – Elie Wiesel, Romanian-American holocaust survivor and author, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1928 – Ray Willsey, Canadian-American football player and coach (d. 2013)
- 1929 – Carol Fenner, American author (d. 2002)
- 1929 – Vassilis Papazachos, Greek seismologist
- 1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress
- 1932 – Anthony Hawkins, Australian actor (d. 2013)
- 1932 – Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese politician, Governor of Tokyo
- 1932 – Johnny Podres, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
- 1933 – Michel Aoun, Lebanese general and politician, President of Lebanon
- 1933 – Ben Cooper, American actor
- 1933 – Cissy Houston, American singer (Sweet Inspirations and The Drinkard Singers)
- 1933 – Barbara Knox, English actress
- 1934 – Alan A'Court, English footballer and manager (d. 2009)
- 1934 – Udo Jürgens, Austrian singer-songwriter and pianist
- 1934 – Anna Kashfi, Indian-Welsh actress
- 1935 – Z. Z. Hill, American singer (d. 1984)
- 1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer-songwriter and actor
- 1936 – Jim Sasser, American lawyer and politician, 6th United States Ambassador to China
- 1937 – Jurek Becker, Polish-German author (d. 1997)
- 1937 – Valentyn Sylvestrov, Ukrainian pianist and composer
- 1937 – Gary Hocking, Rhodesian motorcycle racer (d. 1962)
- 1938 – Alan Hacker, English clarinet player (d. 2012)
- 1939 – Len Cariou, Canadian actor
- 1939 – Jean-Marie Lehn, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1940 – Harry Jerome, Canadian sprinter (d. 1982)
- 1940 – Dewey Martin, Canadian-American drummer (Buffalo Springfield and The Standells) (d. 2009)
- 1941 – Samuel F. Pickering, Jr., American author and educator
- 1941 – Reine Wisell, Swedish race car driver
- 1942 – Gus Dudgeon, English record producer (d. 2002)
- 1942 – Frankie Lymon, American singer-songwriter (The Teenagers) (d. 1968)
- 1943 – Johann Deisenhofer, German biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1943 – Marilyn McCoo, American singer and actress (The 5th Dimension)
- 1943 – Ian Ogilvy, English actor, playwright, and author
- 1944 – Diane Dufresne, Canadian singer
- 1944 – Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
- 1944 – Red Robbins, American basketball player (d. 2009)
- 1945 – Bob Lassiter, American radio host (d. 2006)
- 1945 – Ehud Olmert, Israeli politician, 12th Prime Minister of Israel
- 1946 – Fran Brill, American actress, singer, and puppeteer
- 1946 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (d. 1993)
- 1946 – Jochen Mass, German race car driver
- 1946 – Paul Sheahan, Australian cricketer
- 1946 – Claude Vorilhon, French journalism, founded Raëlism
- 1947 – Marc Bolan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (T. Rex and John's Children) (d. 1977)
- 1947 – Rula Lenska, English actress
- 1948 – Craig Kusick, American baseball player (d. 2006)
- 1950 – Laura Esquivel, Mexican author and screenwriter
- 1950 – Renato Zero, Italian singer-songwriter
- 1951 – John Lloyd, English screenwriter and producer
- 1951 – Barry Marshall, Australian physician, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1952 – John Lombardo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (10,000 Maniacs and John & Mary)
- 1952 – Jack Wild, English actor and singer (d. 2006)
- 1952 – Al Leong, American stuntman and actor
- 1953 – Matt Abts, American drummer (Gov't Mule)
- 1953 – Deborah Allen, American singer-songwriter and producer
- 1953 – S. M. Stirling, French-American author
- 1954 – Basia, Polish singer-songwriter and producer (Perfect)
- 1954 – Scott Fields, American guitarist and composer
- 1954 – Patrice Rushen, American singer-songwriter and producer (CAB)
- 1954 – Barry Williams, American actor and singer
- 1955 – Andy Bechtolsheim, German engineer, co-founded Sun Microsystems
- 1955 – Frankie Kennedy, Irish flute player (Altan) (d. 1994)
- 1956 – Trevor Morgan, English footballer and manager
- 1957 – Fran Drescher, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
- 1958 – Marty Stuart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1959 – Debrah Farentino, American actress
- 1959 – Ettore Messina, Italian basketball player and coach
- 1960 – Julia Adamson, Canadian-English keyboard player, composer, and producer (The Fall)
- 1960 – Nicola Griffith, English author
- 1960 – Miki Howard, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (Side Effect)
- 1960 – Blanche Lincoln, American politician
- 1961 – Crystal Bernard, American singer-songwriter and actress
- 1961 – Eric Stoltz, American actor, director, and producer
- 1961 – Eric van de Poele, Belgian race car driver
- 1961 – Sally Yeh, Chinese singer and actress
- 1962 – Prosenjit Chatterjee, Indian actor, director, and producer
- 1962 – Marley Marl, American rapper and producer (Juice Crew)
- 1962 – Frank Rijkaard, Dutch footballer and manager
- 1963 – David Barbe, American bass player and producer (Sugar)
- 1964 – Trey Anastasio, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Phish, Oysterhead, Dave Matthews & Friends, Phil Lesh and Friends, Surrender to the Air, and SerialPod)
- 1964 – Monica Bellucci, Italian model and actress
- 1964 – Robby Takac, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Goo Goo Dolls and Amungus)
- 1965 – Omid Djalili, English comedian and actor
- 1965 – Matt Fallon, American singer-songwriter (Skid Row and Anthrax)
- 1965 – Kathleen Madigan, American comedian and actress
- 1966 – Gary Armstrong, Scottish rugby player
- 1966 – Markus Burger, German pianist, composer, and educator
- 1966 – Kerry G. Johnson, American graphic designer and illustrator
- 1967 – Andrea Roth, Canadian actress
- 1969 – Gintaras Einikis, Lithuanian basketball player
- 1969 – Mark Smith, English body builder and actor
- 1969 – Chris Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1991)
- 1970 – Tony Hale, American actor and producer
- 1970 – Eric Piatkowski, American basketball player
- 1971 – Jenna Elfman, American actress and producer
- 1972 – Shaan, Indian singer and actor
- 1972 – Jamal Anderson, American football player and sportscaster
- 1972 – Ari Behn, Norwegian author
- 1972 – John Campbell, American bass player and songwriter (Lamb of God)
- 1972 – José Lima, Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1974 – Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player
- 1974 – Daniel Wu, American–Hong Kong actor, director, and producer
- 1975 – Jay Asher, American author
- 1975 – Marion Cotillard, French-American actress and singer
- 1975 – Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1975 – Sammy Igoe, English footballer
- 1975 – Georges-Alain Jones, French singer and actor
- 1977 – Maia Brewton, American actress
- 1977 – Roy Carroll, Irish footballer
- 1977 – Nick Curran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) (d. 2012)
- 1977 – Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
- 1978 – Candice Michelle, American wrestler and actress
- 1978 – Stark Sands, American actor and singer
- 1978 – Róbinson Zapata, Colombian footballer
- 1979 – Cameron Bruce, Australian footballer and coach
- 1979 – Vince Chong, Malaysian singer-songwriter
- 1979 – Andy van der Meyde, Dutch footballer
- 1979 – Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, singer, and pianist
- 1980 – Camilla d'Errico, Canadian illustrator and painter
- 1980 – Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player
- 1980 – Simon Little, English bass player (The Divine Comedy)
- 1980 – Milagros Sequera, Venezuelan tennis player
- 1981 – Cecelia Ahern, Irish author
- 1981 – Kristina Barrois, German tennis player
- 1981 – Dmytro Boyko, Ukrainian footballer
- 1981 – Dominique Moceanu, American gymnast
- 1981 – Brandon Watson, American baseball player
- 1982 – Lacey Chabert, American actress and singer
- 1982 – Ryane Clowe, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982 – Kieran Culkin, American actor
- 1982 – Ola Jordan, Polish dancer
- 1982 – Tory Lane, American porn actress and model
- 1982 – Michelle Marsh, English model and singer
- 1982 – Teal Redmann, American actress
- 1982 – Seth Smith, American baseball player
- 1982 – Yan Stastny, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1982 – Ryan Stout, American comedian and television host
- 1982 – Li Xiaolu, Chinese actress
- 1983 – Adam Jones, American football player
- 1983 – Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast
- 1984 – Keisha Buchanan, English singer-songwriter (Sugababes and Mutya Keisha Siobhan)
- 1984 – Georgios Eleftheriou, Greek footballer
- 1984 – Renee Richards, English porn actress
- 1985 – T-Pain, American rapper, producer, and actor
- 1985 – Adam Cooney, Australian footballer
- 1985 – Téa Obreht, Serbian-American author
- 1985 – Cristian Rodríguez, Uruguayan footballer
- 1986 – Olivier Giroud, French footballer
- 1986 – Martin Guptill, New Zealand cricketer
- 1986 – Quinn Johnson, American football player
- 1986 – Cemil Mengi, Turkish footballer
- 1986 – Rene Ranger, New Zealand rugby player
- 1986 – Cristián Zapata, Colombian footballer
- 1987 – Lauren Holiday, American footballer
- 1987 – Elanne Kong, Hong Kong actress and singer
- 1987 – Denise Laurel, Filipino actress and singer
- 1988 – Eglė Staišiūnaitė, Lithuanian hurdler
- 1989 – André Weis, German footballer
- 1992 – Bria Hartley, American basketball player
- 1992 – Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul, Thai actress
- 1993 – Jovana Jakšić, Serbian tennis player
- 1994 – Aliya Mustafina, Russian gymnast
- 2002 – Maddie Ziegler, American dancer and actress
- 420 – Jerome, Roman priest, theologian and saint (b. 347)
- 653 – Honorius of Canterbury, Italian archbishop
- 954 – Louis IV of France (b. 920)
- 1101 – Anselm IV, Italian archbishop
- 1246 – Yaroslav II of Vladimir (b. 1191)
- 1440 – Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, Welsh soldier and politician (b. 1362)
- 1487 – John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
- 1551 – Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyo (b. 1507)
- 1560 – Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
- 1572 – Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Spanish priest and saint, 3rd Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1510)
- 1581 – Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (b. 1518)
- 1626 – Nurhaci, Chinese emperor (b. 1559)
- 1628 – Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1554)
- 1770 – Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1695)
- 1770 – George Whitefield, English-American priest (b. 1714)
- 1865 – Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian poet and scholar (b. 1800)
- 1888 – Catherine Eddowes, English victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1842)
- 1888 – Elizabeth Stride, Swedish victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1843)
- 1891 – Georges Ernest Boulanger, French general and politician (b. 1837)
- 1897 – Thérèse of Lisieux, French nun and saint (b. 1873)
- 1910 – Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
- 1937 – Anthony Sweijs, Dutch target shooter (b. 1852)
- 1941 – Alice de Janzé, American-Kenyan heiress (b. 1899)
- 1942 – Hans-Joachim Marseille, German captain and pilot (b. 1919)
- 1943 – Franz Oppenheimer, German-American sociologist and economist(b. 1864)
- 1955 – James Dean, American actor (b. 1931)
- 1961 – Onésime Gagnon, Canadian politician, 20th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1888)
- 1973 – Peter Pitseolak, Canadian photographer and author (b. 1902)
- 1974 – Carlos Prats, Chilean general and politician, Minister of Defense for Chile (b. 1915)
- 1977 – Mary Ford, American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)
- 1978 – Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)
- 1985 – Charles Francis Richter, American seismologist and physicist (b. 1900)
- 1985 – Simone Signoret, German-French actress (b. 1921)
- 1987 – Alfred Bester, American author and screenwriter (b. 1913)
- 1988 – Al Holbert, American race car driver (b. 1946)
- 1989 – Virgil Thomson, American composer and critic (b. 1896)
- 1990 – Rob Moroso, American race car driver (b. 1968)
- 1990 – Alice Parizeau, Polish-Canadian journalist (b. 1930)
- 1990 – Patrick White, English-Australian author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
- 1991 – Toma Zdravković, Serbian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
- 1994 – André Michel Lwoff, French microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
- 1998 – Marius Goring, English actor and producer (b. 1912)
- 1998 – Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player and poet (b. 1953)
- 1998 – Robert Lewis Taylor, American author (b. 1912)
- 2002 – Göran Kropp, Swedish mountaineer (b. 1966)
- 2002 – Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1913)
- 2003 – Yusuf Bey, American activist, founded Your Black Muslim Bakery (b. 1935)
- 2003 – Ronnie Dawson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
- 2003 – Robert Kardashian, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1944)
- 2004 – Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor, director, and politician (b. 1936)
- 2004 – Jacques Levy, American director and songwriter (b. 1935)
- 2004 – Michael Relph, English director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1915)
- 2008 – J. B. Jeyaretnam, Singaporean politician (b. 1926)
- 2010 – Stephen J. Cannell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1941)
- 2010 – Aaron-Carl Ragland, American DJ and producer (b. 1973)
- 2011 – Anwar al-Awlaki, American-Yemeni terrorist (b. 1971)
- 2011 – Ralph M. Steinman, Canadian-American immunologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
- 2012 – Turhan Bey, Austrian-American actor (b. 1922)
- 2012 – Barry Commoner, American biologist and politician (b. 1917)
- 2012 – Autran Dourado, Brazilian author (b. 1926)
- 2012 – Bobby Jaggers, American wrestler (b. 1948)
- 2012 – Clara Stanton Jones, American librarian (b. 1913)
- 2012 – P. J. Morley, Irish politician (b. 1931)
- 2012 – Barbara Ann Scott, Canadian-American figure skater (b. 1928)
- 2012 – Boris Šprem, Croatian lawyer and politician, 8th Speaker of the Croatian Parliament (b. 1956)
- 2012 – Jonathan Wentz, American horse rider (b. 1990)
- 2013 – Zulema, American singer-songwriter (Faith Hope and Charity) (b. 1947)
- 2013 – Kazys Bobelis, Lithuanian surgeon and politician (b. 1923)
- 2013 – David Gitari, Kenyan archbishop (b. 1937)
- 2013 – Anthony Hinds, English screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)
- 2013 – John Hopkins, English-Australian conductor (b. 1927)
- 2013 – Ruth Maleczech, American actress (b. 1939)
- 2013 – Janet Powell, Australian educator and politician (b. 1942)
- 2013 – Ramblin' Tommy Scott, American singer and guitarist (b. 1917)
- 2013 – Rangel Valchanov, Bulgarian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Agricultural Reform (Nationalization) Day (São Tomé and Príncipe)
- Birth of Morelos (Mexico)
- Blasphemy Day (United States, Canada, other countries)
- Christian Feast Day:
- Independence Day or Botswana Day, celebrate the independence of Botswana from United Kingdom in 1966.
- International Translation Day (International Federation of Translators)