|Include Events in History|
2014 Event - Multiple U.S. food chains in China drop meat supplier Shanghai Husi after reports that the company used expired meat and unsanitary processing conditions; companies include McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King and Starbucks
2014 Event - The U.S. may cooperate with Iran in identifying options to address the violence in Iraq, though such options would not include military aid; President Barack Obama has sent 257 troops to Baghdad to provide additional security for the U.S. embassy
2014 Event - AT&T adds an unnamed automaker to its list of car manufacturers using the company's wireless service for mobile connectivity on the road; current customers include Volvo, Tesla and General Motors
2014 Event - New Baseball Hall of Fame inductees determined by Baseball Writers' Association of America voters include: Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox
2013 Event - A meeting between Pope Francis and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, is held at the Vatican; discussions include Iran's nuclear program among other global affairs
2013 Event - A private collection of 1,500 works of art plundered by the Nazi's and discovered in a Munich apartment in 2012, has an estimated worth of $1 billion; lost works include paintings by Matisse, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall and Picasso
2013 Event - An $800 million lawsuit is filed by Fannie Mae against nine banks for manipulating the Libor benchmark interest rate; the banks involved include Bank of America and Citigroup
2013 Event - Winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics include theoretical physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain
2013 Event - Winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine include German scientist Thomas C. Sudhof and American scientists Randy Schekman and James Rothman
2013 Event - The Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles hosts the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards; award-winning television shows include 'Breaking Bad' and 'Modern Family'
2013 Event - The U.S. Army robot, BigDog from Boston Dynamics, is upgraded to include arm that can manipulate nearby objects with great force; it is able to hurl a cinderblock 15 feet
2013 Event - At the Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, winners include Fun for the song 'We Are Young', Gotye featuring Kimbra for the record for 'Somebody That I Used To Know", and Mumford & Sons for the album 'Babel'
2012 Event - Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, announces he will not contest the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charges of doping, a result of which will include being stripped of all of his tour de France victories
2011 Event - Columbian voters participate in local gubernatorial and mayoral elections which include Medellin, Cali and Bogota
2011 Event - According to the WHO, leading causes of death in the world include chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes
2008 Death - George Tibbits, composer, architect, works include, Otway Ranges Symphony, Battue, dies
2005 Death - Wolfgang Bauer, writer, playwright, works translated into 24 languages, include, 'Magic Afternoon', 'Change', dies of heart failure in Graz, Styria
2002 Death - Lisa Lopes, singer, songwriter, known as 'Left Eye', member of group, TLC, famous songs include, 'Waterfalls', 'Girl Talk', dies in La Ceiba, Honduras, at age 30, in a car accident
1998 Death - Johann Hoelzel Falco, musician, singer, songwriter, hip pop, new wave, electro pop genres, hits include 'Der Kommissar', 'Rock Me Amadeus', dies at age 40 in Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic, from injuries received in a collision with a bus
1996 Death - Tristan Keuris, composer, taught composition in Utrecht, Amsterdam, works include 'Saxophone Quartet Concerto', dies in Amsterdam, Holland
1996 Death - Rodney Rash, born in Frederick, Maryland, Rodney R. Rash, horse trainer, trained Thoroughbred horses, clients include Berry Gordy, Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky, Gary A. Tanaka, won Santa Anita Handicap with Urgent Request, 1995, dies of rare blood disorder at age 36
1995 Death - Simon Bailey, Reverend Simon Bailey, priest, Anglican, Labor Party member, socialist historian associates include Dorothy Thompson, J.B. Priestly, E.P Thompson, died while distributing leaflets for the Labor Party
1993 Death - Barbara Buczek, composer, works include, Study Nr. 1 for flute solo, 1990, Blaeserquintett, 1969, dies
1987 Birthday - Hilary Duff, born in Houston, Texas, actress, appeared in 'A Cinderella Story', singer, sold over 13 million albums, which include, 'Metamorphosis', 'Hilary Duff', 'Dignity'
1986 Death - Corita Kent, artist, educator, mediums include silkscreen, serigraphy, producing fine art with messages of love and peace, famous work includes the 1985 Love Samp and Rainbow Swash, dies of cancer
1986 Birthday - Amanda Bynes, born in Thousand Oaks, California, singer, actor, former cast member on Nickelodeon's 'Figure It Out' and 'All That', films include, 'Big Fat Liar', 'Hairspray'
1985 Event - Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez and Cesar Cedeno
1985 Birthday - Keira Knightley, born in Teddington, England, actress, films include, 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Atonement', Pirates of the Caribbean' triology, made $32 million in 2007
1984 Birthday - Avril Lavigne, born in Belleville, Canada, singer, songwriter, albums have sold over 16 million copies, albums include, 'Let Go', 'Under My Skin', 'The Best Damn Thing'
1984 Birthday - Mandy Moore, born in Orlando, Florida, singer, songwriter, actress, films include 'A Walk to Remember', teen pop albums include 'So Real, I Wanna Be with You'
1982 Birthday - Ryan Cabrera, born in Dallas, Texas, musician, pop rock, hit singles include, 'On the Way Down', '40 Kinds of Sadness', 'True', albums include, 'You Stand Watching'
1982 Birthday - Leelee Sobieski, born in New York City, New York, actress, films include, 'Deep Impact', Emmy-Award nominee for television movie, 'Joan of Arc'
1982 Birthday - Kelly Clarkson, born in Fort Worth, Texas, singer, songwriter, winner of first season of 'American Idol' television series, hits include, 'Thankful', 'Because of You'
1982 Birthday - Jessica Biel, born in Ely, Minnesota, actress, appeared in television series, '7th Heaven', films include, 'The Illusionist', 'Valentine's Day', 'Summer Catch'
1981 Birthday - Alexis Bledel, born in Houston, Texas, actress, fashion model, appeared on television show, 'Gilmore Girls', films include, 'The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants'
1981 Birthday - Jessica Alba, born in Pomona, California, actress, appeared in television series, 'Dark Angel', films include, 'Sin City', 'Into the Blue', 'Good Luck Chuck'
1981 Birthday - Julia Stiles, born in New York City, New York, actress, films include, '10 Things I Hate About You', 'Mona Lisa Smile', 'The Bourne Supremacy', 'The Bourne Ultimatum'
1980 Event - US's copyright law amended to include computer programs
1980 Event - Federal court voids Selective Service Act as it doesn't include women
1979 Birthday - Adam Brody, born in San Diego, California, actor, musician, appeared on television shows, 'The O.C.', 'Gilmore Girls', films include, 'Cop Out', 'Thank You for Smoking'
1979 Birthday - Kate Hudson, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Academy-Award nominee for movie, 'Almost Famous', other films include 'Raising Helen', 'Nine'
1979 Birthday - Mena Suvari, born in Newport, Rhode Island, actress, fashion designer, movies include: 'American Beauty', 'American Pie', 'Day of the Dead'
1978 Birthday - Gael Garcia Bernal, born in Guadalajara, Mexico, actor, director, former model, films include, 'The Motorcycle Diaries', 'Babel'
1978 Birthday - Katherine Heigl, actress, born in Washington, D.C., actress, breakthrough role as Dr. Isobel Stevens on television show, 'Grey's Anatomy', movie's include, 'Knocked Up'
1978 Birthday - Usher Raymond, born in Dallas, Texas, stage name, 'Usher', recording artist, actor, sold over 40 million albums worldwide, won five Grammy Awards, films include, 'In the Mix'
1978 Birthday - Wes Bentley, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, actor, films include 'Beloved', 'American Beauty', 'The Last Word'
1978 Birthday - Audrey Tautou, born in Beaumont, France, actress, films include, 'Amelie', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Coco Before Chanel', 'Priceless'
1978 Birthday - Josh Hartnett, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, film producer, actor, movies include 'Black Hawk Down', 'Pearl Harbor', People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People 2002
1978 Birthday - Laetitia Casta, born in Pont-Audemer, France, model, actress, appeared in L'Oreal, Dior, Chanel campaigns, featured on 100 magazine covers, films include, 'Visage'
1976 Birthday - Piper Perabo, born in Dallas, Texas, actress, films include, 'George and the Dragon', 'The Cave', 'The Prestige'
1976 Birthday - Colin Farrell, born in Castleknock, Ireland, actor, films include, 'Minority Report', 'Alexander', 'In Bruges', listed as 'People' magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, 2003
1975 Birthday - Asia Argento, born in Rome, Italy, actress, director, films include, 'La Chiesa', 'Trauma', 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Scarlet Diva', 'Red Siren'
1975 Birthday - Jamie Oliver, born in Clavering, England, known as 'The Naked Chef', check, media personality, television series include, 'Jamie's Ministry of Food'
1974 Birthday - Nicole Appleton, born in Hamilton, Ontario, singer, 'All Saints' band, albums include, 'Everything's Eventual', 'Studio 1'
1974 Birthday - Ryan Phillippe, born in New Castle, Delaware, actor, appeared in 'One Life to Live' soap opera, films include, 'Cruel Intentions', 'Crash'
1974 Birthday - Franka Potente, born in Munster, Germany, actress, films include, 'The Bourne Identity', 'All I Want', 'The Bourne Supremacy'
1974 Birthday - Penelope Cruz, born in Alcobendas, Spain, actress, films include, 'Vanilla Sky', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'Sahara', 'Volver', 'Sex and the City 2'
1973 Birthday - Kate Beckinsale, born in London, England, actress, films include, 'Pearl Harbor', 'Nothing But the Truth', 'Underworld', 'Serendipity'
1973 Birthday - Adrien Brody, born in Woodhaven, New York, actor, Academy-Award winning film, 'The Pianist', other films include 'The Thin Red Line', 'Splice', 'Predators'
1972 Birthday - Amanda Marshall, born in Toronto, Canada, singer, multi-platinum album, 'Tuesday's Child', others include, 'Everybody's Got a Story'
1972 Birthday - Busta Rhymes, born in Brooklyn, New York, born Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., rapper, songwriter, actor, albums include, 'The Coming', 'When Disaster Strikes'
1971 Birthday - Ricky Martin, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, singer, famous member of Menudo, Latin boy band, albums include 'Sound Loaded', 'Life'
1971 Birthday - Luke Wilson, born in Dallas, Texas, actor, films include, 'Blades of Glory', 'You Kill Me', 'Blonde Ambition', 'Henry Poole is Here', 'Death at a Funeral'
1971 Birthday - Lisa Lopes, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, singer, songwriter, known as 'Left Eye', member of group, TLC, famous songs include, 'Waterfalls', 'Girl Talk'
1971 Birthday - Paul Bettany, born in Shepherd's Bush, England, actor, films include, 'A Beautiful Mind', 'The Heart of Me'
1971 Birthday - Krista Allen, born in Ventura, California, known for playing Billie Reed on 'Days of Our Lives' and Jenna Avid on 'Baywatch Hawaii', films include, 'Liar Liar'
1971 Birthday - Kid Rock, born in Romeo, Michigan, singer, songwriter, Grammy-Award winner, hits include, 'All Summer Long', 'American Bad Ass', sold over 22 million albums
1970 Birthday - Oded Fehr, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, actor, television, appeared in NBC series, UC: Undercover, films include, 'The Mummy', 'The Mummy Returns'
1970 Birthday - Beck, born in Los Angeles, California, born Bek David Campbell, guitarist, singer, multi-instrumentalist, popular recordings include 'Odelay', 'Sea Change'
1970 Death - Nelly Sachs, born in Schoenberg, Berlin, writer, poet, dramatist, Jewish, works include, 'Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels', dies at 78
1970 Birthday - Vince Vaughn, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, actor, films include, 'Swingers', 'The Lost world: Jurassic Park', 'Couples Retreat', 'The Break-Up'
1970 Birthday - Matthew Lillard, born in Lansing, Michigan, actor, film roles include Shaggy Rogers in the Scooby-Doo film series, Stu Macher in Scream
1969 Birthday - Bryant H. McGill, born in Mobile, Alabama, editor, author, celebrity publicist, creator, celebrity verification group, books include the 'McGill English Dictionary of Rhyme'
1969 Birthday - Cate Blanchett, born in Ivanhoe, Australia, actress, Academy-Award winning performance in 'The Aviator', other films include, 'Elizabeth', 'The Lord of the Rings'
1969 Birthday - Renee Zellweger, born in Katy, Texas, actress, producer, Academy-Award winning film, 'Cold Mountain, other films include 'Jerry Maguire', 'Bridget Jones' Diary'
1969 Birthday - Christian Slater, born in New York City, New York, actor, films include 'Broken Arrow', 'Heathers', 'Robin Hood'
1968 Birthday - Hugh Jackman, born in Sydney, Australia, actor, producer, movies include 'Kate & Leopold', 'The Prestige', 'X-Men', named 'Sexiest Man Alive' by People magazine
1968 Birthday - Naomi Watts, born in Shoreham, England, British-Australian actress, films include 'Mulholland Drive', 'King Kong'
1968 Birthday - Rhys Ifans, born in Haverfordwest, Wales, actor, singer, movie roles include 'Spike', 'Notting Hill', 'Vladis Grutas', 'Hannibal Rising'
1968 Birthday - Ashley Judd, born in Granada Hills, California, actress, films include, 'Kiss the Girls', 'High Crimes', 'Double Jeopardy'
1968 Birthday - Kenny Chesney, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, country music artist, over 30 hits, 13 albums certified gold or higher by RIAA, albums include, 'When the Sun Goes Down'
1967 Birthday - John Romero, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, game designer, programmer, co-founder of id Software, games include 'Dangerous Dave', 'Quake', Wolfenstein 3D'
1967 Birthday - Faith Hill, born in Ridgeland, Mississippi, singer, country music, sold 40 million records, hits include, 'This Kiss', appeared in 'The Stepford Wives', married to Tim McGraw
1967 Birthday - Tim McGraw, born in Delhi, Louisiana, singer, actor, sold over 40 million albums and singles, famous songs include, 'I Like It, I Love It', married to singer, Faith Hill
1967 Birthday - Dar Williams, born in Mount Kisco, New York, singer, songwriter, guitarist, pop folk genre, albums include, 'The Honesty Room', 'End of The Summer'
1967 Birthday - Lauren Graham, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, actress, producer, appeared on 'Gilmore Girls' television series, films include, 'Bad Santa', 'Evan Almighty'
1967 Birthday - Shuler Hensley, born in Atlanta, Georgia, singer, actor, films include, 'The Legend of Zorro', 'Van Helsing', 'Ed'
1967 Birthday - Tim Vine, born in London, Enlgand, actor, comedian, performs stand up comedy, television, appears at festivals, tours through the United Kingdom include 'Current Puns' and 'Punslinger', achieved Guinness World Record for most jokes told in an hour
1966 Birthday - Martina McBride, born in Sharon, Kansas, singer, country music genre, songwriter, successful songs include, 'Happy Girl', 'A Broken Wing', 'Wrong Again', dubbed the, 'Celine Dion of Country Music'
1966 Death - Bobby Fuller, rocker, singer, guitarist, most famous single titled, I Fought the Law, written by Sonny Curtis, first top 40 hit, Let Her Dance, influences include The Beatles, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, found dead at 22
1966 Death - Jean Arp, artist, sculptor, painter, poet, mediums include torn, pasted paper, founder, Dada movement in Zurich, dies in Basel, Switzerland at age 79
1966 Birthday - Deana Carter, born in Nashville, Texas, Deana Kay Carter, country singer, famous for multi-platinum debut album 'Did I Shave My Legs for This?', albums include fourteen singles, three reached number one on the Billboard country charts, including 'Strawberry Wine'
1965 Birthday - Kevin James, born in Stony Brook, New York, actor, comedian, appeared on ''The Late Show with David Letterman', films include, 'Hitch', 'Grown Ups', '50 First Dates'
1965 Birthday - Frank Black, born in Boston, Massachusetts, guitarist, singer, songwriter, albums include, 'Bossanova', 'Trompe le Monde', released two albums with band, Pixies
1965 Death - Hans Marchwitza, writer, poet, proletarian, communist, works include 'In Amerika', 'Gedichte', dies
1964 Birthday - Ned Vaughn, born in Huntsville, Alabama, actor, television and films include 'Apollo 13', 'Frost Nixon', '24' and 'Criminal Minds'
1964 Birthday - Ian Hart, born in Liverpool, England, actor, theater, television, film roles include, 'Michael Collins', 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'
1964 Death - Mary Howe, composer, pianist, studied with Nadia Boulanger, famous works include 'Chain Gang Song', 'Sand, Stars, Rock', dies at 82
1964 Birthday - Courteney Cox, born in Birmingham, Alabama, actress, known for playing Monica on 'Friends' television sitcom, appeared in 'Cougar Town' television series, films include 'Scream'
1964 Event - Giants sweep Mets 5-3 and 8-6 in 23 inn, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game and New York's 22 K's in 2nd games
1964 Birthday - Russell Crowe, born in Wellington, New Zealand, actor, musician, Academy-Award winning film, 'Gladiator', films include, 'L.A. Confidential', 'A Beautiful Mind'
1963 Birthday - Steve Carell, born in Concord, Massachusetts, actor, comedian, producer, known as Michael Scott on 'The Office' television show, films include, 'Evan Almighty'
1963 Birthday - Mike Myers, born in Scarborough, Canada, comedian, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer, movies include 'Wayne's World', 'Austin Powers', 'Shrek'
1963 Birthday - Bruce Schneier, born in America, computer security specialist, cryptographer, writer, founder, BT Counterpane, books include, 'Practical Cryptography', 'Schneier on Security'
1962 Birthday - Cary Elwes, born in Westminster, London, actor, films include, 'The Princess Bride', 'Liar Liar', 'Twister', 'Lady Jane', 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'
1962 Birthday - Michelle Yeoh, born in Ipoh, Malaysia, actress, films include, 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', considered greatest action heroine ever
1962 Birthday - Gina Gershon, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, film roles include, 'Cocktail', 'Bound', 'Showgirls', author of children's book, 'Camp Creepy Time'
1962 Birthday - Eddie Izzard, born in Colony of Aden, Yemen, actor, comedian, standup sets include, 'Stripped', 'Dress to Kill', 'Glorious', appeared in films, 'Ocean's Twelve', 'Mystery Men'
1962 Birthday - Richard Roxburgh, born in Albury, Australia, actor, films include, 'Van Helsing', 'Like Minds', 'Hawke', 'Sanctum'
1961 Birthday - James Gandolfini, born in Westwood, New Jersey, actor, famous role of Tony Soprano in HBO series, 'The Sopranos', movies include, 'The Mexican', 'Get Shorty'
1961 Birthday - Greg Egan, born in Perth, Western Australia, author, science fiction, books include, 'Permutation City', 'Diaspora', 'Incandescence'
1961 Birthday - Toby Keith, born in Clinton, Oklahoma, country singer, hit singles include, 'Should've Been a Cowboy', 'How Do You Like Me Now?', toured with the USO
1961 Birthday - Tim Meadows, born in Highland Park, Michigan, actor, comedian, appeared on 'Saturday Night Live', films include, 'Coneheads', Wayne's World 2', 'Mean Girls'
1960 Birthday - Chuck D, born in Roosevelt, New York, rapper, author, leader, Public Enemy, created politically, socially conscious rap music, focused on hip hop genre, albums include, 'Yo! Bum Rush the Show', 'Fear of a Black Planet'
1960 Birthday - Tony Robbins, born in North Hollywood, California, self-help author, motivational speaker, books include, 'Awaken the Giant Within', founder, 'Anthony Robbins Foundation'
1959 Birthday - Allison Janney, born in Dayton, Ohio, actress, films include, 'American Beauty', 'Nurse Betty', known for television show 'The West Wing'
1959 Birthday - Neal Stephenson, born in Fort Meade, Maryland, author books include, 'The System of the World', ''Anathem', 'Quicksilver', 'The Confusion'
1959 Birthday - Rodney Rash, born in Frederick, Maryland, Rodney R. Rash, horse trainer, trained Thoroughbred horses, clients include Berry Gordy, Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky, Gary A. Tanaka, won Santa Anita Handicap with Urgent Request, 1995
1959 Birthday - Julian Clary, born in Teddington, England, comedian, novelist, employs campy delivery style, emphasizing use of double entendre, innuendo, videos of stage acts include 'My Glittering Passage', 'The Mincing Machine Tour'
1959 Birthday - Sean Bean, born in Handsworth, England, actor, television, appeared in series 'Sharpe', films include 'The Lord of the Rings', 'GoldenEye'
1958 Birthday - Julie Brown, born in Van Nuys, California, singer, comedienne, screenwriter, appeared in 'Earth Girls are Easy', songs include, 'The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun'
1958 Birthday - Tim Burton, born in Burbank, California, film director, films include, 'Edward Scissorhands', 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Batman', 'Batman Returns'
1958 Birthday - Annette Bening, born in Topeka, Kansas, actress, films include, 'American Beauty', 'Bugsy', 'The Grifters', married to actor, Warren Beatty
1958 Birthday - Mitch Albom, born in Passaic, New Jersey, author, screenwriter, sold over 26 million books worldwide, works include, 'Tuesdays with Morrie', 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven'
1957 Birthday - Johann Hoelzel Falco, born in Vienna, Austria, musician, singer, songwriter, hip pop, new wave, electro pop genres, hits include 'Der Kommissar', 'Rock Me Amadeus'
1956 Birthday - Ned Rothenberg, born in Boston, Massachusetts, composer, plays woodwind instruments, extended techniques include playing chords on saxophone
1956 Birthday - Mark Mendoza, born in Long Island, New York, born Mark Glickman, known as Mark 'The Animal' Mendoza, bassist, songwriter, musician, member of band, Twisted Sister, also performed with The Dictators, Blackfoot, genres include hard rock, shank rock
1956 Birthday - Judith Butler, born in Cleveland, Ohio, philosopher, professor, U of C, Berkeley, specialty, post-structuralism, Ph. D. Yale University, areas of study include feminist theory, Jewish philosophy, ethics, sexuality, developed idea of sex and gender as social construction
1956 Death - Charles Dingle, actor, stage, film, played role of senator in 'Call Me Madam', films include 'The Little Foxes', dies
1955 Birthday - Jane Siberry, born in Toronto, Canada, singer, songwriter, also known as 'Issa', hits include, 'I Muse Aloud', 'One More Color', 'Calling All Angels'
1955 Birthday - Simon Bailey, born in Halifax, England, Reverend Simon Bailey, priest, Anglican, Labor Party member, socialist historian associates include Dorothy Thompson, J.B. Priestly, E.P Thompson
1955 Birthday - Paul Rodriguez, born in Culiacan, Mexico, comedian, actor, films include, 'A Cinderella Story', 'Lonely Street', 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua'
1954 Birthday - John Kimmel, born in East Orange, New Jersey, John C. Kimmel, horse trainer, trained at University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, trained famous horses, Better Than Honour, Premium Tap, wins include Florida Derby, 2004, Pennsylvania Derby, 2007, among others
1954 Death - B. C. Forbes, Bertie Charles Forbes, founder Forbes magazine, financial journalist, books include, 'Forbes Epigrams', '101 Unusual Experiences', dies
1953 Birthday - Ruby Wax, born in Evanston, Illinois, born Ruby Wachs, comedian, films include, 'Shock Treatment', 'Omen III: The Final Conflict', host of show, 'Don't Miss Wax'
1953 Birthday - Alexander O'Neal, born in Natchez, Mississippi, singer, rhythm and blues genre, successful songs include 'Saturday Love', Never Knew Love Like This' and 'Fake'
1952 Birthday - Alexei Sayle, born in Anfield, England, actor, comedian, author, films include, 'Gorky Park', 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', wrote, 'Mister Roberts'
1952 Birthday - Gus Van Sant, born in Louisville, Kentucky, film director, musician, author, Academy-Award winning director of film, 'Good Will Hunting', other movies include, 'Milk', 'Elephant'
1952 Birthday - Sam McMurray, born in New York City, New York, actor, television, film, voice actor, appeared on The Tracey Ullman Show, movie roles include Raising Arizona, LA Story
1951 Birthday - Stephen Root, born in Sarasota, Florida, actor, films include, 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?', 'The Ladykillers', television appearances include, '24', True Blood'
1951 Birthday - John Mellencamp, born in Seymour, Indiana, singer, songwriter, sold over 40 million albums worldwide, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, hits include, 'Jack & Diane'
1951 Birthday - Suze Orman, born in Chicago, Illinois, television host, financial advisor, author, host of 'The Suzie Orman Show' on CNBC, books include, 'The Road to Wealth'
1950 Birthday - Wally Lamb, born in America, author, novelist, featured in Oprah's Book Club, books include 'The Hour I First Believed' 'I'll Fly Away: Further Testimonies from the Women of York Prison', 'She's Come Undone', 'I Know This Much is True'
1950 Event - "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen
1949 Birthday - Tony Stevens, born in Willesden, London, bassist, musician, played bass with Foghat, Savoy Brown, releases include 'Looking In'
1949 Birthday - Kate Taylor, born in Boston, Massachusetts, singer, songwriter, musical family members include Alex, Livingston, Hugh and James, albums include Sister Kate, Kate Taylor, famous hit 'It's In His Kiss'
1948 Birthday - Barbara Dickson, born in Dunfermline, Scotland, singer, actress, won two, Olivier Awards, musical hits include song 'I Know Him So Well'
1948 Birthday - Jean Reno, born in Casablanca, Morocco, Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jimenez, actor, films include 'The Pink Panther', 'The DaVinci Code', 'Ronin'
1947 Birthday - Ursula Krechel, born in Trier, Germany, writer, poet, radio dramatist, winner, Joseph-Breitbach-Preis 2009, works include, 'Der Ubergriff'
1947 Birthday - Terje Rypdal, born in Oslo, Norway, composer, guitarist, works include 'Mystery Man', 'Last Nite', featured in the film 'Heat'
1947 Birthday - Dave Barry, born in Armonk, New York, humorist, author, Pulitzer-prize winner for Commentary 1988, wrote columns for the Miami Herald, books include 'Big Trouble', 'Dave Barry Turns 40', Dave Barry's Greatest Hits', 'Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys', style capitalizes on absurdities
1946 Birthday - Tristan Keuris, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands, composer, taught composition in Utrecht, Amsterdam, works include 'Saxophone Quartet Concerto'
1946 Birthday - Silvio Blatter, born in Bremgarten, Switzerland, writer, teacher, works include, 'Das sanfte Gesetz' or 'The soft law'
1945 Birthday - Sam Abell, born in Toledo, Ohio, photographer, published in National Geographic, artistic photographic style, noted for transcendent qualities, graduate, University of Kentucky, photographic books include 'The Photographic Life', 'The Life of a Photograph'
1944 Death - Max Halbe, born in Guttland, now Kozliny, Germany, writer, dramatist, Naturalist movement literary style, works include 'Jugend', dies in Neuotting, Bavaria, at age 79
1944 Birthday - Peter Eotvos, born in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Hungary, now Romania, composer, conductor, works include 'Love and Other Demons'
1943 Birthday - Neale Donald Walsch, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, author, wrote series of books titled, 'Conversations With God', which include, 'What God Wants', 'Happier than God', 'Friendship with God', ' Communion with God'
1942 Birthday - Bobby Fuller, born in Baytown, Texas, rocker, singer, guitarist, most famous single titled, I Fought the Law, written by Sonny Curtis, first top 40 hit, Let Her Dance, influences include The Beatles, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran
1942 Birthday - Peter Eyre, born in New York City, New York, actor, films include 'Hedda', 'Dragonslayer', 'The Affair of the Necklace'
1941 Birthday - Wolfgang Bauer, born in Graz, Styria, writer, playwright, works translated into 24 languages, include, 'Magic Afternoon', 'Change'
1940 Birthday - Dary John Mizelle, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma, composer, co-founder SOURCE magazine, works include, SPANDA Symphonies of Sound, 2006
1940 Birthday - Barbara Buczek, born in Krakow, Poland, composer, works include, Study Nr. 1 for flute solo, 1990, Blaeserquintett, 1969
1939 Event - Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra and Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1938 Birthday - Douglas Leedy, born in Portland, Oregon, pseudonym, Bhishma Xenotechnites, composer, music scholar, performer, works include 'Trio'
1937 Birthday - Robert Moran, born in Denver, Colorado, composer, operas include 'The Juniper Tree' co-composed with Philip Glass 'Night Passage'
1936 Birthday - Richard Bach, born in Oak Park, Illinois, writer, author, best-sellers include, 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull', 'Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah', genres include aviation, fantasy, philosophy
1936 Birthday - John White, born in Berlin, Germany, composer, musician, tuba player, invented Systems music, a British form of minimalism, influences include Howard Skempton, Cornelius Cardew
1935 Birthday - Bruno Canino, born in Naples, Italy, composer, pianist, chamber musician, accompanist, studied with Vincenzo Vitale, and in Milan with Bruno Bettinelli, music director of Biennale di Venezia, recordings include Bach Goldberg Variations
1935 Birthday - Folke Rabe, born in Stockholm, Sweden, composer, electronic drone pieces, works include 'What??'
1935 Death - Alan Gray, composer, organist, known for descants, hymn tunes, works include, 'Common Praise', dies at 79
1935 Birthday - Loren Rush, born in America, composer, works include, the drone piece 'Hard Music'
1935 Birthday - Christoph Meckel, born in Berlin, Germany, graphic artist, writer, author, works include 'Georg Heym: Gedichte'
1933 Birthday - George Tibbits, born in Boulder, Australia, composer, architect, works include, Otway Ranges Symphony, Battue
1933 Death - Karl Friedrich Paul Ernst, writer, journalist, dramatist, critic, works include 'Die Hochzeit', 'Canossa', dies at 67 in Sankt Georgen, Austria
1933 Birthday - Richard Schickel, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, documentary filmmaker, film critic, author, journalist, historian, received Guggenheim Fellowship, published in Time, and Life, magazines, books include, 'Woody Allen: A Life in Film', 'Elia Kazan: A Biography'
1932 Birthday - Hugh Wood, born in Parbold, England, composer, studied with William Lloyd Webber, Anthony Milner, Iain Hamilton, works include Symphony and Violin Concerto
1932 Birthday - Graham Arnold, born in England, artist, founder of Brotherhood of Ruralists, other members include Jann Haworth, Sir Peter Blake, worked with oil and mixed media, realistic and surrealistic elements
1930 Birthday - Luis de Pablo, born in Bilbao, Spain, founder, Alea, Nueva Musica, teacher, composer, chamber music works include 'Ex voto for Violin and Viola' 1995
1929 Birthday - Gerd Zacher, born in Meppen, Germany, composer, organist, writer, contemporary compositions, written in graphic or verbal scores, include extended techniques, known as interpreter of works by Johann Sebastian Bach
1924 Death - Hans Thoma, painter, style reminiscent of the Pre-Raphaelites, works include 'Eve in Paradise', at the Frankfurt Museum, dies in Karlsruhe, Germany, at the age of 85
1924 Birthday - Sandy Wilson, born in Sale, England, composer, songwriter, musicals include 'The Boy Friend', 'Divorce Me', 'Darling!', 'Aladdin'
1919 Death - Amelia Barr, writer, novelist, wrote for religious periodicals, novels include 'The Lone House', 'Shela Vedder', dies
1918 Birthday - Corita Kent, born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, artist, educator, mediums include silkscreen, serigraphy, producing fine art with messages of love and peace, famous work includes the 1985 Love Samp and Rainbow Swash
1909 Birthday - Alfred Uhl, born in Austria, composer, professor, studied at Vienna Music Academy with Franz Schmidt, vibrant style combined neo-classicism, atonality, serialism, works include concerto for clarinet and orchestra
1898 Death - Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, writer, poet, master of the novella, works include 'Das Amulett' or 'The Amulet', dies at 73 in Kilchberg, Switzerland
1891 Birthday - Nelly Sachs, born in Schoenberg, Berlin, writer, poet, dramatist, Jewish, works include, 'Eli: Ein Mysterienspiel vom Leiden Israels'
1890 Birthday - Hans Marchwitza, born in Szarlej, Poland, writer, poet, proletarian, communist, works include 'In Amerika', 'Gedichte'
1887 Birthday - Charles Dingle, born in Wabash, Indiana, actor, stage, film, played role of senator in 'Call Me Madam', films include 'The Little Foxes'
1886 Birthday - Jean Arp, born in Strasbourg, Germany, artist, sculptor, painter, poet, mediums include torn, pasted paper, founder, Dada movement in Zurich
1882 Birthday - Mary Howe, born in Richmond, Virginia, composer, pianist, studied with Nadia Boulanger, famous works include 'Chain Gang Song', 'Sand, Stars, Rock'
1880 Birthday - B. C. Forbes, born in New Deer, Scotland, Bertie Charles Forbes, founder Forbes magazine, financial journalist, books include, 'Forbes Epigrams', '101 Unusual Experiences'
1876 Birthday - Hans Bethge, born in Dessau, Germany, writer, short stories, essays, plays, poetry on love, nature, works include, 'Agyptische Reise' 'Egyptian Journey'
1866 Birthday - Karl Friedrich Paul Ernst, born in Elbingerode, Germany, writer, journalist, dramatist, critic, works include 'Die Hochzeit', 'Canossa'
1865 Birthday - Max Halbe, born in Guttland, now Kozliny, Germany, writer, dramatist, Naturalist movement literary style, works include 'Jugend'
1855 Birthday - Alan Gray, born in York, England, composer, organist, known for descants, hymn tunes, works include, 'Common Praise'
1839 Birthday - Hans Thoma, born in Bernau, Germany, painter, style reminiscent of the Pre-Raphaelites, works include 'Eve in Paradise', at the Frankfurt Museum
1836 Death - Christian Dietrich Grabbe, writer, dramatist, anti-Semite, idolized by the Nazis, works include, 'Hannibal', 1835, dies at 34
1831 Birthday - Amelia Barr, born in Ulverston, England, writer, novelist, wrote for religious periodicals, novels include 'The Lone House', 'Shela Vedder'
1825 Birthday - Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, born in Zurich, Switzerland, writer, poet, master of the novella, works include 'Das Amulett' or 'The Amulet'
1807 Death - John Opie, born at Trevellas, England, teacher, artist, portraitist, historical works include, the Assassination of James I, Murder of Rizzio, dies at 45 in Berners Street, London
1801 Birthday - Christian Dietrich Grabbe, born in Detmold, Germany, writer, dramatist, anti-Semite, idolized by the Nazis, works include, 'Hannibal', 1835
1761 Birthday - John Opie, born at Trevellas, England, teacher, artist, portraitist, historical works include, the Assassination of James I, Murder of Rizzio
1681 Death - Pedro Calderon de la Barca, writer, dramatist, Spanish Golden Age, works include, 'La vida es sueno', or, 'Life is a Dream', dies at 81
1664 Death - Andreas Gryphius, German writer, poet, dramatist, master of philosophy, works include historical tragedy 'Leo Armenius', dies at age 47
1616 Birthday - Andreas Gryphius, born in Glogow, Silesia, German writer, poet, dramatist, master of philosophy, works include historical tragedy 'Leo Armenius'
1600 Birthday - Pedro Calderon de la Barca, born in Madrid, Spain, writer, dramatist, Spanish Golden Age, works include, 'La vida es sueno', or, 'Life is a Dream'
Add History to your Site or Blog
You can add our Today in History or Today's Birthdays scripts to your site. The script has fresh, new content each day, and requires no work on your part. Get started
BrainyHistory on FaceBook
Get the birthdays of the day from BrainyHistory on FaceBook and Twitter