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- 684 – Battle of Marj Rahit: Umayyad partisans defeat the supporters of Ibn al-Zubayr and cement Umayyad control of Syria.
- 1304 – The Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle is fought to a draw between the French army and the Flemish militias.
- 1487 – The Siege of Málaga ends with the taking of the city by Castilian and Aragonese forces.
- 1572 – Marriage in Paris, France, of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre to Margaret of Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.
- 1587 – Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
- 1590 – John White, the governor of the Roanoke Colony, returns from a supply trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
- 1612 – The trial of the Pendle witches, one of England's most famous witch trials, begins at Lancaster Assizes.
- 1634 – Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
- 1783 – A huge fireball meteor is seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast.
- 1838 – The Wilkes Expedition, which would explore the Puget Sound and Antarctica, weighs anchor at Hampton Roads.
- 1848 – Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez are executed on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
- 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern: Union forces try to cut a vital Confederate supply-line into Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
- 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium.
- 1870 – Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Gravelotte is fought.
- 1891 – Major hurricane strikes Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
- 1903 – German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers.
- 1917 – A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
- 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage.
- 1923 – First British Track & Field championships for women, London
- 1938 – The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York, United States with Ontario, Canada over the Saint Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1940 – World War II: The Hardest Day air battle, part of the Battle of Britain. At that point, the largest aerial engagement in history with heavy losses sustained on both sides.
- 1945 – Sukarno takes office as the first president of Indonesia, following the country's declaration of independence the previous day.
- 1950 – Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements.
- 1958 – Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
- 1958 – Brojen Das from Bangladesh swims across the English Channel in a competition, as the first Bengali and the first Asian to do so. He came first among 39 competitors.
- 1963 – Civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
- 1965 – Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins: United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.
- 1966 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Tan ensues after a patrol from the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment clashes with a Viet Cong force in Phước Tuy Province.
- 1971 – Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
- 1976 – In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.
- 1977 – Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No. 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He later dies from injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies.
- 1983 – Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 21 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
- 1989 – Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
- 2003 – One year old Zachary Turner is murdered in Newfoundland by his mother who was awarded custody despite facing trial for the murder of Zachary's father. The case led to reform of Canada's bail laws.
- 2005 – A massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
- 2008 – President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf resigns under threat of impeachment.
- 2008 – War of Afghanistan: Uzbin Valley ambush occurs.
- 2017 – The first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland kills two and injures eight.
- 1305 – Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese Shogun (d. 1358)
- 1450 – Marko Marulić, Croatian poet and author (d. 1524)
- 1458 – Lorenzo Pucci, Catholic cardinal (d. 1531)
- 1497 – Francesco Canova da Milano, Italian composer (d. 1543)
- 1542 – Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland (d. 1601)
- 1579 – Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau (d. 1640)
- 1587 – Virginia Dare, Virginia colony settler
- 1596 – Jean Bolland, Flemish priest and hagiographer (d. 1665)
- 1605 – Henry Hammond, English churchman and theologian (d. 1660)
- 1606 – Maria Anna of Spain (d. 1646)
- 1629 – Agneta Horn, Swedish writer (d. 1672)
- 1657 – Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and painter (d. 1743)
- 1685 – Brook Taylor, English mathematician and theorist (d. 1731)
- 1692 – Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (d. 1740)
- 1700 – Baji Rao I, Indian emperor (d. 1740)
- 1720 – Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English politician (d. 1760)
- 1750 – Antonio Salieri, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1825)
- 1754 – François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (d. 1833)
- 1774 – Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician (d. 1809)
- 1792 – John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1878)
- 1803 – Nathan Clifford, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 19th United States Attorney General (d. 1881)
- 1807 – B. T. Finniss, Australian politician, 1st Premier of South Australia (d. 1893)
- 1819 – Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1876)
- 1822 – Isaac P. Rodman, American general and politician (d. 1862)
- 1830 – Franz Joseph I of Austria (d. 1916)
- 1831 – Ernest Noel, Scottish businessman and politician (d. 1931)
- 1834 – Marshall Field, American businessman, founded Marshall Field's (d. 1906)
- 1841 – William Halford, English-American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1919)
- 1855 – Alfred Wallis, English painter and illustrator (d. 1942)
- 1857 – Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian-American bishop and missionary (d. 1926)
- 1863 – Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, American painter (d. 1930)
- 1869 – Carl Rungius, German-American painter and educator (d. 1959)
- 1870 – Lavr Kornilov, Russian general and explorer (d. 1918)
- 1879 – Alexander Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)
- 1883 – Sidney Hatch, American runner and soldier (d. 1966)
- 1885 – Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and critic (d. 1964)
- 1887 – John Anthony Sydney Ritson, English rugby player, mines inspector, engineer and professor of mining (d. 1957)
- 1890 – Walther Funk, German economist and politician, Reich Minister of Economics (d. 1960)
- 1893 – Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1985)
- 1893 – Ernest MacMillan, Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1973)
- 1896 – Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1933)
- 1898 – Clemente Biondetti, Italian race car driver (d. 1955)
- 1900 – Ruth Bonner, Soviet Communist activist, sentenced to a labor camp during Joseph Stalin's Great Purge (d. 1987)
- 1900 – Ruth Norman, American religious leader (d. 1993)
- 1902 – Adamson-Eric, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
- 1902 – Margaret Murie, American environmentalist and author (d. 2003)
- 1903 – Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983)
- 1904 – Max Factor, Jr., American businessman (d. 1996)
- 1905 – Enoch Light, American bandleader, violinist, and recording engineer (d. 1978)
- 1906 – Marcel Carné, French director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- 1906 – Curtis Jones, American blues pianist and singer (d. 1971)
- 1908 – Edgar Faure, French historian and politician, 139th Prime Minister of France (d. 1988)
- 1908 – Olav H. Hauge, Norwegian poet and gardener (d. 1994)
- 1908 – Bill Merritt, New Zealand cricketer and sportscaster (d. 1977)
- 1909 – Gérard Filion, Canadian businessman and journalist (d. 2005)
- 1910 – Herman Berlinski, Polish-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2001)
- 1910 – Robert Winters, Canadian colonel, engineer, and politician, 26th Canadian Minister of Public Works (d. 1969)
- 1911 – Amelia Boynton Robinson, American activist (d. 2015)
- 1911 – Klara Dan von Neumann, Hungarian computer scientist and programmer (d. 1963)
- 1912 – Otto Ernst Remer, German general (d. 1997)
- 1913 – Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (d. 1983)
- 1914 – Lucy Ozarin, United States Navy lieutenant commander and psychiatrist (d. 2017)
- 1915 – Max Lanier, American baseball player and manager (d. 2007)
- 1916 – Neagu Djuvara, Romanian historian, journalist, and diplomat (d. 2018)
- 1916 – Moura Lympany, English pianist (d. 2005)
- 1917 – Caspar Weinberger, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2006)
- 1918 – Cisco Houston, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1961)
- 1919 – Wally Hickel, American businessman and politician, 2nd Governor of Alaska (d. 2010)
- 1920 – Godfrey Evans, English cricketer (d. 1999)
- 1920 – Bob Kennedy, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
- 1920 – Shelley Winters, American actress (d. 2006)
- 1921 – Lydia Litvyak, Russian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1943)
- 1921 – Zdzisław Żygulski, Polish historian and academic (d. 2015)
- 1922 – Alain Robbe-Grillet, French director, screenwriter, and novelist (d. 2008)
- 1925 – Brian Aldiss, English author and critic (d. 2017)
- 1925 – Pierre Grondin, Canadian surgeon and academic (d. 2006)
- 1925 – Anis Mansour, Egyptian journalist and author (d. 2011)
- 1928 – Marge Schott, American businesswoman (d. 2004)
- 1928 – Sonny Til, American R&B singer (The Orioles) (d. 1981)
- 1929 – Hugues Aufray, French singer-songwriter
- 1930 – Liviu Librescu, Romanian-American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
- 1930 – Rafael Pineda Ponce, Honduran academic and politician (d. 2014)
- 1931 – Bramwell Tillsley, Canadian 14th General of The Salvation Army
- 1931 – Hans van Mierlo, Dutch journalist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 2010)
- 1932 – Luc Montagnier, French virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1933 – Just Fontaine, Moroccan-French footballer and manager
- 1933 – Roman Polanski, French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
- 1934 – Vincent Bugliosi, American lawyer and author (d. 2015)
- 1934 – Roberto Clemente, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and soldier (d. 1972)
- 1934 – Gulzar, Indian poet, lyricist and film director
- 1934 – Michael May, German-Swiss race car driver and engineer
- 1935 – Gail Fisher, American actress (d. 2000)
- 1935 – Hifikepunye Pohamba, Namibian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Namibia
- 1936 – Robert Redford, American actor, director, and producer
- 1937 – Sheila Cassidy, English physician and author
- 1939 – Maxine Brown, American soul/R&B singer-songwriter
- 1939 – Robert Horton, English businessman (d. 2011)
- 1939 – Johnny Preston, American pop singer (d. 2011)
- 1940 – Adam Makowicz, Polish-Canadian pianist and composer
- 1940 – Gil Whitney, American journalist (d. 1982)
- 1943 – Martin Mull, American actor and comedian
- 1943 – Gianni Rivera, Italian footballer and politician
- 1943 – Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (d. 2004)
- 1944 – Paula Danziger, American author (d. 2004)
- 1944 – Robert Hitchcock, Australian sculptor and illustrator
- 1945 – Sarah Dash, American singer-songwriter and actress
- 1945 – Värner Lootsmann, Estonian lawyer and politician
- 1945 – Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr., American soldier, lawyer, and author (d. 1994)
- 1948 – James Jones, English bishop
- 1948 – John Scarlett, English intelligence officer
- 1949 – Nigel Griggs, English bass player, songwriter, and producer
- 1950 – Dennis Elliott, English drummer and sculptor
- 1952 – Elayne Boosler, American actress, director, and screenwriter
- 1952 – Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (d. 2009)
- 1952 – Ricardo Villa, Argentinian footballer and coach
- 1953 – Louie Gohmert, American captain, lawyer, and politician
- 1953 – Marvin Isley, American R&B bass player and songwriter (d. 2010)
- 1954 – Umberto Guidoni, Italian astrophysicist, astronaut, and politician
- 1955 – Bruce Benedict, American baseball player and coach
- 1955 – Taher Elgamal, Egyptian-American cryptographer
- 1955 – Tan Dun, Chinese composer
- 1956 – John Debney, American composer and conductor
- 1956 – Sandeep Patil, Indian cricketer and coach
- 1956 – Jon Schwartz, American drummer and producer
- 1956 – Kelly Willard, American singer-songwriter
- 1956 – Rainer Woelki, German cardinal
- 1957 – Denis Leary, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
- 1957 – Ron Strykert, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1958 – Didier Auriol, French race car driver
- 1958 – Madeleine Stowe, American actress
- 1959 – Tom Prichard, American wrestler and trainer
- 1960 – Mike LaValliere, American baseball player
- 1960 – Fat Lever, American basketball player and sportscaster
- 1961 – Huw Edwards, Welsh-English journalist and author
- 1961 – Timothy Geithner, American banker and politician, 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury
- 1961 – Bob Woodruff, American journalist and author
- 1962 – Felipe Calderón, Mexican lawyer and politician, 56th President of Mexico
- 1962 – Geoff Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- 1964 – Andi Deris, German singer and songwriter
- 1964 – Mark Sargent, Australian rugby league player
- 1964 – Kenny Walker, American basketball player and sportscaster
- 1965 – Ikue Ōtani, Japanese voice actress
- 1966 – Gustavo Charif, Argentinian director and producer
- 1967 – Daler Mehndi, Indian Punjabi Singer, Songwriter, Record producer.
- 1967 – Brian Michael Bendis, American author and illustrator
- 1969 – Everlast, American rapper, singer-songwriter, and guitarist
- 1969 – Mark Kuhlmann, German rugby player and coach
- 1969 – Edward Norton, American actor
- 1969 – Christian Slater, American actor and producer
- 1970 – Jason Furman, American economist and politician
- 1970 – Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor and producer
- 1971 – Patrik Andersson, Swedish footballer
- 1971 – Tom Middleton, English DJ and producer
- 1972 – Victoria Coren Mitchell, English journalist and poker player
- 1974 – Nicole Krauss, American novelist and critic
- 1977 – Paraskevas Antzas, Greek footballer
- 1977 – Even Kruse Skatrud, Norwegian trombonist, composer, and educator
- 1978 – Andy Samberg, American actor and comedian
- 1979 – Stuart Dew, Australian footballer
- 1980 – Esteban Cambiasso, Argentinian footballer
- 1980 – Rob Nguyen, Australian race car driver
- 1980 – Ryan O'Hara, Australian rugby league player
- 1980 – Bart Scott, American football player
- 1980 – Jeremy Shockey, American football player
- 1981 – César Delgado, Argentinian footballer
- 1981 – Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer
- 1983 – Mika, Lebanese-born English recording artist and singer-songwriter 
- 1983 – Cameron White, Australian cricketer
- 1984 – Sigourney Bandjar, Dutch footballer
- 1984 – Robert Huth, German footballer
- 1985 – Inge Dekker, Dutch swimmer
- 1985 – Bryan Ruiz, Costa Rican footballer
- 1986 – Evan Gattis, American baseball player
- 1986 – Ross McCormack, Scottish footballer
- 1986 – Andreas Weise, Swedish singer-songwriter
- 1987 – Joanna Jędrzejczyk, Polish mixed martial artist
- 1988 – Jack Hobbs, English footballer
- 1988 – Eggert Jónsson, Icelandic footballer
- 1988 – G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer
- 1990 – Elliot Justham, English footballer
- 1992 – Elizabeth Beisel, American swimmer
- 1992 – Bogdan Bogdanović, Serbian basketball player
- 1993 – Jung Eun-ji, South Korean singer-songwriter
- 1993 – Maia Mitchell, Australian actress and singer
- 1994 – Morgan Sanson, French footballer
- 1995 – Alīna Fjodorova, Latvian figure skater
- 1997 – Renato Sanches, Portuguese footballer
- 353 – Decentius, Roman usurper
- 440 – Pope Sixtus III
- 472 – Ricimer, Roman general and politician (b. 405)
- 670 – Fiacre, Irish hermit
- 673 – Kim Yu-shin, general of Silla (b. 595)
- 849 – Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian (b. 808)
- 1095 – King Olaf I of Denmark
- 1211 – Narapatisithu, king of Burma (b. 1150)
- 1227 – Genghis Khan, Mongolian emperor (b. 1162)
- 1258 – Theodore II Laskaris, emperor of Nicea (Byzantine emperor in exile)
- 1276 – Pope Adrian V (b. 1220)
- 1318 – Clare of Montefalco, Italian nun and saint (b. 1268)
- 1430 – Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (b. 1406)
- 1500 – Alfonso of Aragon, Spanish prince (b. 1481)
- 1502 – Knut Alvsson, Norwegian nobleman and politician (b. 1455)
- 1503 – Pope Alexander VI (b. 1431)
- 1550 – Antonio Ferramolino, Italian architect and military engineer
- 1559 – Pope Paul IV (b. 1476)
- 1563 – Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and philosopher (b. 1530)
- 1600 – Sebastiano Montelupi, Italian businessman (b. 1516)
- 1613 – Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1540)
- 1620 – Wanli Emperor of China (b. 1563)
- 1625 – Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche, English diplomat (b. 1556)
- 1634 – Urbain Grandier, French priest (b. 1590)
- 1642 – Guido Reni, Italian painter and educator (b. 1575)
- 1648 – Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1615)
- 1683 – Charles Hart, English actor (b. 1625)
- 1707 – William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire (b. 1640)
- 1712 – Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Essex (b. 1660)
- 1765 – Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1708)
- 1815 – Chauncey Goodrich, American lawyer and politician, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (b. 1759)
- 1823 – André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute (b. 1769)
- 1842 – Louis de Freycinet, French explorer and navigator (b. 1779)
- 1850 – Honoré de Balzac, French novelist and playwright (b. 1799)
- 1886 – Eli Whitney Blake, American inventor, invented the Mortise lock (b. 1795)
- 1919 – Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian businessman and politician, founded the Seagram Company (b. 1841)
- 1940 – Walter Chrysler, American businessman, founded Chrysler (b. 1875)
- 1943 – Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)
- 1944 – Ernst Thälmann, German soldier and politician (b. 1886)
- 1945 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (b. 1897)
- 1949 – Paul Mares, American trumpet player and bandleader (New Orleans Rhythm Kings) (b. 1900)
- 1950 – Julien Lahaut, Belgian soldier and politician (b. 1884)
- 1952 – Alberto Hurtado, Chilean priest, lawyer, and saint (b. 1901)
- 1964 – Hildegard Trabant, Berlin Wall victim (b. 1927)
- 1968 – Arthur Marshall, American pianist and composer (b. 1881)
- 1979 – Vasantrao Naik, Indian politician (b. 1913)
- 1981 – Anita Loos, American author and screenwriter (b. 1889)
- 1983 – Nikolaus Pevsner, German-English historian and scholar (b. 1902)
- 1990 – B. F. Skinner, American psychologist and philosopher, invented the Skinner box (b. 1904)
- 1994 – Francis Raymond Shea, American bishop (b. 1913)
- 1998 – Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (b. 1948)
- 2001 – David Peakall, English chemist and toxicologist (b. 1931)
- 2002 – Dean Riesner, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1918)
- 2003 – Tony Jackson, English singer and bass player (b. 1938)
- 2004 – Elmer Bernstein, American composer and conductor (b. 1922)
- 2004 – Hiram Fong, American soldier and politician (b. 1906)
- 2005 – Chri$ Ca$h, American wrestler (b. 1982)
- 2006 – Ken Kearney, Australian rugby player (b. 1924)
- 2007 – Michael Deaver, American soldier and politician, White House Deputy Chief of Staff (b. 1938)
- 2007 – Magdalen Nabb, English author (b. 1947)
- 2009 – Kim Dae-jung, South Korean lieutenant and politician, 15th President of South Korea, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
- 2009 – Rose Friedman, Ukrainian-American economist and author (b. 1910)
- 2009 – Robert Novak, American journalist and author (b. 1931)
- 2010 – Hal Connolly, American hammer thrower and coach (b. 1931)
- 2010 – Benjamin Kaplan, American scholar and jurist (b. 1911)
- 2012 – Harrison Begay, American painter (b. 1917)
- 2012 – John Kovatch, American football player (b. 1920)
- 2012 – Scott McKenzie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
- 2012 – Ra. Ki. Rangarajan, Indian journalist and author (b. 1927)
- 2012 – Jesse Robredo, Filipino public servant and politician, 23rd Filipino Secretary of the Interior and Local Government (b. 1958)
- 2013 – Josephine D'Angelo, American baseball player (b. 1924)
- 2013 – Jean Kahn, French lawyer and activist (b. 1929)
- 2013 – Albert Murray, American author and critic (b. 1916)
- 2014 – Gordon Faber, American soldier and politician, 39th Mayor of Hillsboro, Oregon (b. 1930)
- 2014 – Jim Jeffords, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1934)
- 2014 – Levente Lengyel, Hungarian chess player (b. 1933)
- 2014 – Don Pardo, American radio and television announcer (b. 1918)
- 2015 – Khaled al-Asaad, Syrian archaeologist and author (b. 1932)
- 2015 – Roger Smalley, English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1943)
- 2015 – Suvra Mukherjee, Wife of former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee. (b. 1940)
- 2015 – Louis Stokes, American lawyer and politician (b. 1925)
- 2015 – Bud Yorkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- 2016 – Ernst Nolte, German historian (b. 1923)
- 2017 – Bruce Forsyth, English television presenter and entertainer (b. 1928)
- 2017 – Zoe Laskari, Greek actress and beauty pageant winner (b. 1944)
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- 08/19/18--00:20: EVENTS OF THIS DAY IN THE PAST. 19/8
- 295 BC – The first temple to Venus, the Roman goddess of love, beauty and fertility, is dedicated by Quintus Fabius Maximus Gurges during the Third Samnite War.
- 43 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul.
- 14 AD – After ruling for 44 years, the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, Augustus, dies. His stepson Tiberius is his successor.
- 947 – Abu Yazid, a Kharijite rebel leader, is defeated and killed in the Hodna Mountains in modern-day Algeria by Fatimid forces.
- 1153 – Baldwin III of Jerusalem takes control of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from his mother Melisende, and also captures Ascalon.
- 1459 – Pope Pius II becomes the 211th Pope.
- 1504 – In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe.
- 1561 – Mary, Queen of Scots, who was 18 years old, returns to Scotland after spending 13 years in France.
- 1612 – The "Samlesbury witches", three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, England, are put on trial, accused of practicing witchcraft, one of the most famous witch trials in British history.
- 1666 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire".
- 1692 – Salem witch trials: In Salem, Province of Massachusetts Bay, five people, one woman and four men, including a clergyman, are executed after being convicted of witchcraft.
- 1745 – Prince Charles Edward Stuart raises his standard in Glenfinnan: The start of the Second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".
- 1745 – Ottoman–Persian War: In the Battle of Kars, the Ottoman army is routed by Persian forces led by Nader Shah.
- 1759 – Battle of Lagos Naval battle during the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.
- 1772 – Gustav III of Sweden stages a coup d'état, in which he assumes power and enacts a new constitution that divides power between the Riksdag and the King.
- 1782 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks: The last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Charles Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown.
- 1812 – War of 1812: American frigate USS Constitution defeats the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada earning the nickname "Old Ironsides".
- 1813 – Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's Second Triumvirate.
- 1839 – The French government announces that Louis Daguerre's photographic process is a gift "free to the world".
- 1848 – California Gold Rush: The New York Herald breaks the news to the East Coast of the United States of the gold rush in California (although the rush started in January).
- 1854 – The First Sioux War begins when United States Army soldiers kill Lakota chief Conquering Bear and in return are massacred.
- 1861 – First ascent of Weisshorn, fifth highest summit in the Alps.
- 1862 – American Indian Wars: During an uprising in Minnesota, Lakota warriors decide not to attack heavily defended Fort Ridgely and instead turn to the settlement of New Ulm, killing white settlers along the way.
- 1909 – The first automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
- 1919 – Afghanistan gains full independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1927 – Patriarch Sergius of Moscow proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet Union.
- 1934 – The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
- 1934 – The German referendum of 1934 approves Hitler's appointment as head of state with the title of Führer.
- 1936 – The Great Purge of the Soviet Union begins when the first of the Moscow Trials is convened.
- 1940 – First flight of the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
- 1942 – World War II: Operation Jubilee: The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an amphibious assault by allied forces on Dieppe, France and fails, many Canadians are killed or captured. The operation was intended to develop and try new amphibious landing tactics for the coming full invasion in Normandy.
- 1944 – World War II: Liberation of Paris: Paris, France rises against German occupation with the help of Allied troops.
- 1945 – August Revolution: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam.
- 1953 – Cold War: The CIA and MI6 help to overthrow the government of Mohammad Mosaddegh in Iran and reinstate the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
- 1955 – In the Northeast United States, severe flooding caused by Hurricane Diane, claims 200 lives.
- 1960 – Cold War: In Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union, downed American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is sentenced to ten years imprisonment by the Soviet Union for espionage.
- 1960 – Sputnik program: Korabl-Sputnik 2: The Soviet Union launches the satellite with the dogs Belka and Strelka, 40 mice, two rats and a variety of plants.
- 1964 – Syncom 3, the first geostationary communication satellite, was launched.
- 1965 – Japanese prime minister Eisaku Satō becomes the first post-World War II sitting prime minister to visit Okinawa Prefecture.
- 1978 – In Iran, Cinema Rex fire caused more than 400 deaths.
- 1980 – Saudia Flight 163, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar burns after making an emergency landing at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, killing 301 people.
- 1981 – Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra.
- 1987 – Hungerford massacre: In the United Kingdom, Michael Ryan kills sixteen people with a semi-automatic rifle and then commits suicide.
- 1989 – Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be the first non-communist prime minister in 42 years.
- 1989 – Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events that began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
- 1991 – Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest while on holiday in the town of Foros, Ukraine.
- 1999 – In Belgrade, Yugoslavia, tens of thousands of Serbians rally to demand the resignation of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milošević.
- 2002 – Khankala Mi-26 crash: A Russian Mil Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
- 2003 – A car-bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Iraq kills the agency's top envoy Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 other employees.
- 2003 – A suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem, Israel, planned by Hamas, kills 23 Israelis, seven of them children, in the Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing.
- 2005 – The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins.
- 2009 – A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
- 2010 – Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
- 2013 – The Dhamara Ghat train accident kills at least 37 people in the Indian state of Bihar.
- 2017 – Tens of thousands of farmed non-native Atlantic salmon are accidentally released into the wild in Washington waters in the 2017 Cypress Island Atlantic salmon pen break.
- 232 – Marcus Aurelius Probus, Roman emperor (d. 282)
- 1012 – Baldwin V, count of Flanders (d. 1067)
- 1342 – Catherine of Bohemia, duchess of Austria (d. 1395)
- 1398 – Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1458)
- 1557 – Frederick I, duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)
- 1570 – Salamone Rossi, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1630)
- 1583 – Daišan, Chinese prince and statesman (d. 1648)
- 1590 – Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire (d. 1649)
- 1596 – Elizabeth Stuart, queen of Bohemia (d. 1662)
- 1621 – Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter, etcher, and poet (d. 1674)
- 1631 – John Dryden, English poet, literary critic and playwright (d. 1700)
- 1646 – John Flamsteed, English astronomer and academic (d. 1719)
- 1686 – Eustace Budgell, English journalist and politician (d. 1737)
- 1689 – Samuel Richardson, English author and publisher (d. 1761)
- 1711 – Edward Boscawen, English admiral and politician (d. 1761)
- 1719 – Charles-François de Broglie, marquis de Ruffec, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1791)
- 1743 – Madame du Barry, French mistress of Louis XV of France (d. 1793)
- 1777 – Francis I, king of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
- 1819 – Julius van Zuylen van Nijevelt, Luxembourger-Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1894)
- 1830 – Julius Lothar Meyer, German chemist (d. 1895)
- 1835 – Tom Wills, Australian cricketer and pioneer of Australian rules football (d. 1880)
- 1843 – C. I. Scofield, American minister and theologian (d. 1921)
- 1846 – Luis Martín, Spanish religious leader, 24th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1906)
- 1848 – Gustave Caillebotte, French painter and engineer (d. 1894)
- 1849 – Joaquim Nabuco, Brazilian politician and diplomat (d. 1910)
- 1853 – Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
- 1870 – Bernard Baruch, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1965)
- 1871 – Orville Wright, American engineer and pilot, co-founded the Wright Company (d. 1948)
- 1872 – Albert C. Campbell, American popular music singer (d. 1947)
- 1873 – Fred Stone, American actor and producer (d. 1959)
- 1878 – Manuel L. Quezon, Filipino soldier, lawyer, and politician, 2nd President of the Philippines (d. 1944)
- 1881 – George Enescu, Romanian violinist, pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1955)
- 1881 – George Shepherd, 1st Baron Shepherd (d. 1954)
- 1883 – Coco Chanel, French fashion designer, founded the Chanel Company (d. 1971)
- 1883 – José Mendes Cabeçadas, Portuguese admiral and politician, 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)
- 1887 – S. Satyamurti, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1943)
- 1895 – C. Suntharalingam, Sri Lankan lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1985)
- 1899 – Colleen Moore, American actress (d. 1988)
- 1900 – Gontran de Poncins, French author and adventurer (d. 1962)
- 1900 – Gilbert Ryle, English philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1976)
- 1900 – Dorothy Burr Thompson, American archaeologist and art historian (d. 2001)
- 1902 – Ogden Nash, American poet (d. 1971)
- 1903 – James Gould Cozzens, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1978)
- 1904 – Maurice Wilks, English engineer and businessman (d. 1963)
- 1906 – Philo Farnsworth, American inventor, invented the Fusor (d. 1971)
- 1907 – Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Indian historian, author, and scholar (d. 1979)
- 1907 – Thruston Ballard Morton, American soldier and politician (d. 1982)
- 1909 – Ronald King, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1988)
- 1910 – Quentin Bell, English historian and author (d. 1996)
- 1911 – Anna Terruwe, Dutch psychiatrist and author (d. 2004)
- 1913 – John Argyris, Greek engineer and academic (d. 2004)
- 1913 – Peter Kemp, Indian-English soldier and author (d. 1993)
- 1913 – Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1914 – Lajos Baróti, Hungarian footballer and manager (d. 2005)
- 1914 – Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese composer (d. 1955)
- 1915 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (d. 2000)
- 1915 – Alfred Rouleau, Canadian businessman (d. 1985)
- 1916 – Dennis Poore, English race car driver and businessman (d. 1987)
- 1918 – Jimmy Rowles, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1996)
- 1919 – Malcolm Forbes, American publisher and politician (d. 1990)
- 1921 – Gene Roddenberry, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1991)
- 1924 – Willard Boyle, Canadian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
- 1925 – Claude Gauvreau, Canadian poet and playwright (d. 1971)
- 1926 – Angus Scrimm, American actor and author (d. 2016)
- 1928 – Bernard Levin, English journalist, author, and broadcaster (d. 2004)
- 1929 – Bill Foster, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
- 1929 – Ion N. Petrovici, Romanian-German neurologist and academic
- 1930 – Frank McCourt, American author and educator (d. 2009)
- 1931 – Bill Shoemaker, American jockey and author (d. 2003)
- 1932 – Thomas P. Salmon, American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of Vermont
- 1932 – Banharn Silpa-archa, Thai politician, Prime Minister (1995–1996) (d. 2016)
- 1933 – Bettina Cirone, American model and photographer
- 1933 – David Hopwood, English microbiologist and geneticist
- 1933 – Debra Paget, American actress
- 1934 – David Durenberger, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
- 1934 – Renée Richards, American tennis player and ophthalmologist
- 1935 – Bobby Richardson, American baseball player and coach
- 1936 – Richard McBrien, American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)
- 1937 – Richard Ingrams, English journalist, founded The Oldie
- 1937 – William Motzing, American composer and conductor (d. 2014)
- 1938 – Diana Muldaur, American actress
- 1938 – Nelly Vuksic, Argentine conductor and musician
- 1939 – Ginger Baker, English drummer and songwriter
- 1940 – Roger Cook, English songwriter, singer, and producer
- 1940 – Johnny Nash, American singer-songwriter
- 1940 – Jill St. John, American model and actress
- 1941 – Mihalis Papagiannakis, Greek educator and politician (d. 2009)
- 1942 – Fred Thompson, American actor, lawyer, and politician (d. 2015)
- 1943 – Don Fardon, English pop singer
- 1943 – Sid Going, New Zealand rugby player
- 1943 – Billy J. Kramer, English pop singer
- 1944 – Jack Canfield, American author
- 1944 – Bodil Malmsten, Swedish author and poet
- 1944 – Eddy Raven, American country music singer-songwriter
- 1944 – Charles Wang, Chinese-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Computer Associates International
- 1945 – Dennis Eichhorn, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
- 1945 – Charles Wellesley, 9th Duke of Wellington, English politician
- 1945 – Ian Gillan, English singer-songwriter (Deep Purple and Black Sabbath)
- 1946 – Charles Bolden, American general and astronaut
- 1946 – Bill Clinton, American lawyer and politician, 42nd President of the United States
- 1946 – Dawn Steel, American film producer (d. 1997)
- 1947 – Dave Dutton, English actor and screenwriter
- 1947 – Terry Hoeppner, American football player and coach (d. 2007)
- 1947 – Gerard Schwarz, American conductor and director
- 1947 – Anuška Ferligoj, Slovenian mathematician
- 1948 – Robert Hughes, Australian actor
- 1948 – Elliot Lurie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1948 – Gerald McRaney, American actor, director, and producer
- 1948 – Christy O'Connor Jnr, Irish golfer and architect (d. 2016)
- 1949 – Michael Nazir-Ali, Pakistani-English bishop
- 1950 – Graeme Beard, Australian cricketer
- 1950 – Jennie Bond, English journalist and author
- 1951 – John Deacon, English bass player and songwriter
- 1951 – Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1952 – Jonathan Frakes, American actor and director
- 1953 – Mary Matalin, American political consultant
- 1954 – Oscar Larrauri, Argentinian race car driver
- 1955 – Mary-Anne Fahey, Australian actress
- 1955 – Peter Gallagher, American actor
- 1955 – Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Dominica-born English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
- 1955 – Ned Yost, American baseball player and manager
- 1956 – Adam Arkin, American actor, director, and producer
- 1956 – José Rubén Zamora, Guatemalan journalist
- 1957 – Paul-Jan Bakker, Dutch cricketer
- 1957 – Gary Chapman, American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1957 – Martin Donovan, American actor and director
- 1957 – Ian Gould, English cricketer and umpire
- 1957 – Cesare Prandelli, Italian footballer and manager
- 1957 – Christine Soetewey, Belgian high jumper
- 1957 – Gerda Verburg, Dutch trade union leader and politician, Dutch Minister of Agriculture
- 1958 – Gary Gaetti, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- 1958 – Anthony Muñoz, American football player and sportscaster
- 1958 – Brendan Nelson, Australian physician and politician, 47th Minister for Defence for Australia
- 1958 – Rick Snyder, American politician and businessman, 48th Governor of Michigan
- 1958 – Darryl Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- 1959 – Ricky Pierce, American basketball player
- 1960 – Morten Andersen, Danish-American football player
- 1960 – Ron Darling, American baseball player and sportscaster
- 1961 – Jonathan Coe, English author and academic
- 1963 – John Stamos, American actor
- 1963 – Joey Tempest, Swedish rock singer-songwriter and musician (Europe)
- 1965 – Hemant Birje, Indian actor
- 1965 – Kevin Dillon, American actor
- 1965 – Kyra Sedgwick, American actress and producer
- 1965 – James Tomkins, Australian rower
- 1966 – Lee Ann Womack, American singer-songwriter
- 1967 – Khandro Rinpoche, Indian spiritual leader
- 1967 – Satya Nadella, Indian American business executive, CEO of Microsoft
- 1969 – Nate Dogg, American rapper (d. 2011)
- 1969 – Matthew Perry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
- 1969 – Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, Japanese baseball player and coach
- 1969 – Clay Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1970 – Jeff Tam, American baseball player
- 1971 – Mary Joe Fernández, Dominican-American tennis player and coach
- 1971 – João Vieira Pinto, Portuguese footballer
- 1972 – Roberto Abbondanzieri, Argentinian footballer and manager
- 1972 – Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer-songwriter
- 1973 – Carl Bulfin, New Zealand cricketer
- 1973 – Marco Materazzi, Italian footballer and manager
- 1973 – Tasma Walton, Australian actress
- 1974 – Anja Knippel, German runner
- 1974 – Andy Neate, English race car driver
- 1975 – Chynna Clugston, American illustrator
- 1976 – Régine Chassagne, Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1976 – Stephan Schmidt, German footballer and manager
- 1977 – Iban Mayo, Spanish cyclist
- 1978 – Chris Capuano, American baseball player
- 1978 – Qais Al Khonji, Omani entrepreneur
- 1979 – Dave Douglas, American singer-songwriter and drummer
- 1979 – Oumar Kondé, Swiss footballer
- 1980 – Darius Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
- 1980 – Jun Jin, South Korean singer
- 1980 – Paul Parry, Welsh footballer
- 1980 – Michael Todd, American bass player
- 1981 – Nick Kennedy, English rugby player
- 1981 – Percy Watson, American football player and wrestler
- 1982 – J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
- 1982 – Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
- 1982 – Stipe Miocic, American professional mixed martial artist
- 1983 – Mike Conway, English race car driver
- 1983 – Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter
- 1983 – John McCargo, American football player
- 1984 – Simon Bird, English actor and screenwriter
- 1984 – Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
- 1984 – Ryan Taylor, English footballer
- 1985 – David A. Gregory, American actor
- 1985 – Gavin Cooper, Australian rugby league player
- 1985 – Lindsey Jacobellis, American snowboarder
- 1986 – Sotiris Balafas, Greek footballer
- 1986 – Saori Kimura, Japanese volleyball player
- 1986 – Christina Perri, American singer and songwriter
- 1987 – Nick Driebergen, Dutch swimmer
- 1987 – Nico Hülkenberg, German race car driver
- 1987 – Anaïs Lameche, French-Swedish singer
- 1987 – Richard Stearman, English footballer
- 1988 – Hoodie Allen, American rapper
- 1988 – Kirk Cousins, American football player
- 1988 – Veronica Roth, American author
- 1989 – Romeo Miller, American basketball player, rapper, actor
- 1990 – Danny Galbraith, Scottish footballer
- 1994 – Guadalupe Pérez Rojas, Argentinian tennis player
- 1994 – Nafissatou Thiam, Belgian pentathlete
- 1995 – Dylan Phythian, Australian rugby league player
- 1996 – Hsu Ching-wen, Taiwanese tennis player
- AD 14 – Augustus, Roman emperor (b. 63 BC)
- 780 – Credan, English abbot and saint
- 911 – Al-Hadi ila'l-Haqq Yahya, Arab religious and political leader (b. 859)
- 947 – Abu Yazid, Kharijite rebel leader (b. 873)
- 998 – Fujiwara no Sukemasa, Japanese noble, statesman and calligrapher (b. 944)
- 1072 – Hawise, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1037)
- 1085 – Al-Juwayni , Muslim scholar and imam (b. 1028)
- 1186 – Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158)
- 1245 – Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)
- 1284 – Alphonso, Earl of Chester (b. 1273)
- 1297 – Louis of Toulouse, French bishop and saint (b. 1274)
- 1457 – Andrea del Castagno, Italian painter (b. 1421)
- 1470 – Richard Olivier de Longueil, French cardinal (b. 1406)
- 1493 – Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1415)
- 1506 – King Alexander Jagiellon of Poland (b. 1461)
- 1580 – Andrea Palladio, Italian architect, designed the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore (b. 1508)
- 1646 – Alexander Henderson, Scottish theologian and academic (b. 1583)
- 1654 – Yom-Tov Lipmann Heller, Bohemian rabbi (b. 1579)
- 1662 – Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1623)
- 1680 – Jean Eudes, French priest, founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (b. 1601)
- 1691 – Köprülü Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, Ottoman commander and politician, 117th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1637)
- 1702 – Anthony Grey, 11th Earl of Kent, English politician (b. 1645)
- 1753 – Johann Balthasar Neumann, German engineer and architect, designed Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (b. 1687)
- 1808 – Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, Swedish admiral and shipbuilder (b. 1721)
- 1822 – Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (b. 1749)
- 1883 – Jeremiah S. Black, American lawyer and politician, 24th United States Attorney General (b. 1810)
- 1889 – Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1838)
- 1900 – Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1833)
- 1914 – Franz Xavier Wernz, German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1844)
- 1915 – Tevfik Fikret, Turkish poet and educator (b. 1867)
- 1923 – Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)
- 1928 – Stephanos Skouloudis, Greek banker and diplomat, 97th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1838)
- 1929 – Sergei Diaghilev, Russian critic and producer, founded Ballets Russes (b. 1872)
- 1932 – Louis Anquetin, French painter (b. 1861)
- 1936 – Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, and director (b. 1898)
- 1942 – Harald Kaarmann, Estonian footballer (b. 1901)
- 1945 – Tomás Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b. 1875)
- 1950 – Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and engineer (b. 1871)
- 1954 – Alcide De Gasperi, Italian journalist and politician, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1881)
- 1957 – David Bomberg, English soldier and painter (b. 1890)
- 1967 – Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born American author and publisher (b. 1884)
- 1967 – Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English journalist and historian (b. 1907)
- 1968 – George Gamow, Ukrainian-American physicist and cosmologist (b. 1904)
- 1970 – Paweł Jasienica, Polish soldier and historian (b. 1909)
- 1975 – Mark Donohue, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1937)
- 1976 – Alastair Sim, Scottish-English actor (b. 1900)
- 1976 – Ken Wadsworth, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1946)
- 1977 – Aleksander Kreek, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1914)
- 1977 – Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1890)
- 1980 – Otto Frank, German-Swiss businessman, father of Anne Frank (b. 1889)
- 1981 – Jessie Matthews, English actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1907)
- 1982 – August Neo, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)
- 1986 – Hermione Baddeley, English actress (b. 1906)
- 1993 – Utpal Dutt, Bangladeshi actor, director, and playwright (b. 1929)
- 1994 – Linus Pauling, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
- 1995 – Pierre Schaeffer, French composer and musicologist (b. 1910)
- 2000 – Bineshwar Brahma, Indian poet, author, and educator (b. 1948)
- 2000 – Theodore Trautwein, American lawyer and judge (b. 1920)
- 2001 – Donald Woods, South African journalist and activist (b. 1933)
- 2003 – Carlos Roberto Reina, Honduran lawyer and politician, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
- 2003 – Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (b. 1948)
- 2005 – Mo Mowlam, English academic and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1949)
- 2008 – Levy Mwanawasa, Zambian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Zambia (b. 1948)
- 2009 – Don Hewitt, American television producer, created 60 Minutes (b. 1922)
- 2011 – Raúl Ruiz, Chilean director and producer (b. 1941)
- 2012 – Donal Henahan, American journalist and critic (b. 1921)
- 2012 – Ivar Iversen, Norwegian canoe racer (b. 1914)
- 2012 – Tony Scott, English-American director and producer (b. 1944)
- 2012 – Edmund Skellings, American poet and academic (b. 1932)
- 2013 – Musa'id bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1923)
- 2013 – Russell S. Doughten, American director and producer (b. 1927)
- 2013 – Abdul Rahim Hatif, Afghan politician, 8th President of Afghanistan (b. 1926)
- 2013 – Donna Hightower, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
- 2014 – Samih al-Qasim, Palestinian poet and journalist (b. 1939)
- 2014 – Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist (b. 1927)
- 2014 – James Foley, American photographer and journalist (b. 1973)
- 2014 – Candida Lycett Green, Anglo-Irish journalist and author (b. 1942)
- 2015 – George Houser, American minister and activist (b. 1916)
- 2015 – Sanat Mehta, Indian activist and politician (b. 1935)
- 2016 – Jack Riley, American actor and voice artist (b. 1935)
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1578: η Βιρτζίνια Ντέρ είναι το πρώτο παιδί Βρετανών, που γεννιέται στην Αμερική.
1750: γεννιέται ο Ιταλός μουσικοσυνθέτης, Αντόνιο Σαλιέρι.
1830: γεννιέται ο Φραγκίσκος Ιωσήφ, αυτοκράτορας της Αυστρίας από το 1848 μέχρι το 1916, σύζυγος της αυτοκράτειρας Σίσι.
1850: πεθαίνει ο Γάλλος μυθιστοριογράφος Ονορέ ντε Μπαλζάκ.
1877: ο ’σαπ Χολ ανακαλύπτει το Φόβο, τον μεγαλύτερο δορυφόρο του πλανήτη Δία.
1886: τα αδέρφια Carr Baker Neel και Samuel Neel κατακτούν τον τίτλο στο ανοιχτό διπλό τελικό του αμερικάνικου πρωταθλήματος όταν νικούν τους Robert Wrenn και M.G. Chace σε 5 σετ και γίνονται η πρώτη ομάδα που αποτελείται από αδέρφια που καταφέρνει μια τέτοια διάκριση.
1910: ο Αμερικανός Τζον Μοϊσάν περνά τα Στενά της Μάγχης με αεροπλάνο.
1914: ο Αμερικανός Πρόεδρος Γούντροου Ουίλσον υπογράφει τη Διακήρυξη της Ουδετερότητας, με την οποία σκόπευε να κρατήσει τις ΗΠΑ εκτός του Α΄ Παγκοσμίου Πολέμου.
1920: ψηφίζεται η 19η Τροπολογία του αμερικανικού Συντάγματος, που αναγνωρίζει το δικαίωμα ψήφου στις γυναίκες
1922: γεννιέται η Αμερικανίδα ηθοποιός, Σέλεϊ Γουίντερς
1925: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός συγγραφέας βιβλίων επιστημονικής φαντασίας Μπράϊαν Αλντλίς
1929: μετά την ακύρωση των δημοτικών εκλογών στη Θεσσαλονίκη, προσπάθεια καταβάλλεται για να κερδίσει τις επαναληπτικές εκλογές φιλελεύθερος υποψήφιος.
1932: ο Σκοτσέζος αεροπόρος Τζιμ Μόλισον κάνει την πρώτη υπερατλαντική πτήση από τα ανατολικά προς τα δυτικά, ξεκινώντας από το Πορτμάρνοκ της Ιρλανδίας και καταλήγοντας στο Νιου Μπρούνσγουικ του Καναδά.
1933: 600 νεκροί είναι ο απολογισμός των συγκρούσεων ανάμεσα στο Ιράκ και τη Συρία σε παραμεθόριες περιοχές
1933: γεννιέται ο Πολωνός σκηνοθέτης Ρομάν Πολάνσκι.
1935: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός δεκαθλητής Ράφερ Τζόνσον
1937: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, Ρόμπερτ Ρέντφορντ.
1937: ιδρύεται η ιαπωνική αυτοκινητοβιομηχανία TOYOTA.
1940: "οι Ιταλοί διαψεύδουν τους ισχυρισμούς των ’Αγγλων ότι ιταλικό υποβρύχιο τορπίλισε την ""Έλλη"""
1940: πεθαίνει ο πρωτοπόρος Γουόλτερ Κράισλερ, κατασκευαστής αυτοκινήτων, και ιδρυτής της ομώνυμης εταιρίας, Chrysler Corporation
1941: ο Αδόλφος Χίτλερ ανακαλεί την ευθανασία όσων πάσχουν από πνευματικά νοσήματα και αναπηρίες
1949: οι αρχές της Φινλανδίας κινητοποιούν στρατιωτικά τμήματα για να αντιμετωπίσουν τις απεργίες, όπου πρωτοστατούν κομμουνιστές, ενάντια στη σοσιαλιστική κυβέρνηση της χώρας
1949: πεθαίνει ο Αμερικανός μουσικός της τζαζ Πολ Μάρες
1952: "γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, Πάτρικ Σουέιζι, που έχει πρωταγωνιστήσει στις ταινίες ""Dirty Dancing""και ""Αόρατος Εραστής""."
1957: γεννιέται ο Ιρλανδός κωμικός, συγγραφέας και σκηνοθέτης, Ντένις Λίρι
1957: ο Αργεντινός οδηγός Juan Manuel Fangio κερδίζει την τελευταία του κούρσα και κατακτά τον παγκόσμιο τίτλο της Φόρμουλα 1 για πέμπτη συνεχόμενη χρονιά στο γερμανικό Grand Prix στην Νίρνμπουργκρινγκ σε ηλικία 46 ετών
1958: "εκδίδεται στις ΗΠΑ η αμφιλεγόμενη νουβέλα ""Λολίτα"", του Βλαντιμίρ Ναμπόκοβ."
1960: κυκλοφορεί το πρώτο αντισυλληπτικό χάπι.
1963: ο Τζέιμς Μέρεντιθ, που αργότερα θα πρωταγωνιστήσει στον αγώνα για τα δικαιώματα των αφροαμερικανών, γίνεται ο πρώτος αφροαμερικανός, που αποφοιτά από το πανεπιστήμιο του Μισισιπή
1969: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, Έντουαρντ Νόρτον
1969: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, Κρίστιαν Σλέιτερ
1971: στο πλαίσιο του πολέμου του Βιετνάμ, Αυστραλία και Νέα Ζηλανδία αποσύρουν τα στρατεύματά τους από τη χώρα.
1977: συλλαμβάνεται ο Στίβεν Μπίκο, για τη δραστηριότητά του κατά του Απαρτχάιντ. της Νοτίου Αφρικής.
1977: "το συγκρότημα ""Police"", με επικεφαλής τον Στινγκ, δίνει την πρώτη του συναυλία στο Μπέρμιγχαμ."
1978: η Vilma Bardauskiene από τη Ρωσία σπάει το φράγμα των 7μ στο μήκος με επίδοση 7.07 που κάνει στο Κίσινιεφ της Σ. Ένωσης. Στις 29/9, 11 μέρες μετά, στους Πανευρωπαϊκούς της Πράγας θα το ξανακαταρρίψει με 7.09.
1978: ξεκινά το Παγκόσμιο Πρωτάθλημα Υγρού Στίβου στο Δυτικό Βερολίνο. Επανεμφανίζεται η Ελλάδα στο πόλο μετά από απουσία 5 χρόνων (δεν έλαβε μέρος το 1975 για οικονομικούς λόγους), και κατατάσσεται δωδέκατη. Βασικά στελέχη της Εθνικής, που την εποχή αυτή έχει πολύ καλή ομάδα: ο Σπύρος Καπράλος, ο Αντώνης Αρώνης, ο Μάρκελλος Σιταρένιος και ο Γιάννης Γιαννουρής.
1979: η ΕΣΣΔ πραγματοποιεί πυρηνική δοκιμή στο ανατολικό Καζακστάν.
1982: ο δήμος του Λίβερπουλ δίνει σε τέσσερις δρόμους της πόλης τα ονόματα των μελών των Beatles.
1982: υπάλληλος της Ιονικής Τράπεζας Θεσσαλονίκης εξαφανίζεται με 700 εκατομμύρια δραχμές.
1983: "ο τυφώνας Αλίσια ""χτυπά""το Τέξας, προκαλώντας το θάνατο 22 ανθρώπων και υλικές ζημιές ύψους 1 δισεκατομμυρίου δολαρίων."
1989: τεράστια πυρκαγιά στη Θάσο καταστρέφει 70.000 στρέμματα, ενώ οι φλόγες φτάνουν μέχρι και το λιμάνι.
1990: η Κίνα πραγματοποιεί πυρηνική δοκιμή ισχύος 40-150 κιλοτόνων.
1991: ο γιουγκοσλαβικός στρατός βεβαιώνει ότι αεροπλάνα του χτύπησαν δύο φορές κροατικές θέσεις.
1991: "ο Πρόεδρος της ΕΣΣΔ, Μιχαήλ Γκορμπατσόφ, ""φυλακίζεται""στο σπίτι του από πραξικοπηματίες."
1991: στη νότια Ινδία, 12 άνδρες του κινήματος Ταμίλ της Σρι Λάνκα προτιμούν να αυτοκτονήσουν με κυάνιο, παρά να συλληφθούν από την αστυνομία, στο πλαίσιο επιχείρησης για τον εντοπισμό των δολοφόνων του Ραντζίβ Γκάντι.
1992: η εταιρία πληροφορικής Wang κλείνει λόγω χρεοκοπίας.
1992: ο Larry Bird, ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους παίκτες του ΝΒΑ, ανακοινώνει την αποχώρησή του από την ενεργό δράση λόγω προβλημάτων με τη μέση του μετά από 13 χρόνια στους Boston Celtics. Στην καριέρα του έχει ανακηρυχθεί 3 φορές MVP και έχει οδηγήσει τη Βοστόνη σε 3 πρωταθλήματα ενώ έχει πάρει μέρος σε 12 All Star Games. Υπήρξε μέλος της Dream Team του 1992 που πήρε το χρυσό μετάλλιο στους Ολυμπιακούς Αγώνες στη Βαρκελώνη.
1992: Ρώσος αξιωματούχος αποκαλύπτει ότι περισσότεροι από 2.000 ξένοι φυλακίζονταν σε γκουλάγκ της Σιβηρίας, στη διάρκεια της διακυβέρνησης της ΕΣΣΔ από τον Στάλιν.
1993: η ΕΟΚ αποφασίζει τη χορήγηση επείγουσας οικονομικής βοήθειας προς τα θύματα του μεγάλου σεισμού της Πάτρας και των πυρκαγιών στα δάση της Ελλάδας.
1993: στην Αίγυπτο, εκρηκτικός μηχανισμός που εξερράγη με στόχο τον υπουργό Εσωτερικών, έχει ως αποτέλεσμα να σκοτωθούν τρία άτομα.
1993: φτάνουν στο λιμάνι της Αλεξανδρούπολης οι 1.013 Ελληνοπόντιοι από το Σουχούμι της Αμπχαζίας, ένα χρόνο μετά την έναρξη του πολέμου στην περιοχή.
1994: "σε κατάσταση έκτακτης ανάγκης κηρύσσεται ο νομός Χανίων και εφαρμόζεται το σχέδιο ""Ξενοκράτης"", εξαιτίας της μεγάλης πυρκαγιάς, που προκαλεί βιβλικές καταστροφές στην περιοχή."
1995: στην Ισπανία, το Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο αποφασίζει την εξέταση του φακέλου της υπόθεσης GAL, που αφορά επιθέσεις εναντίον των βάσκων αυτονομιστών και στην οποία φέρεται αναμεμιγμένος ο πρωθυπουργός Φελίπε Γκονζάλες.
1995: στο Μαρόκο, από τις πλημμύρες στο Μαρακές, χάνουν τη ζωή τους 73 άτομα.
1996: στις ΗΠΑ, ο δισεκατομμυριούχος Ρος Περό εκλέγεται υποψήφιος του Μεταρρυθμιστικού Κόμματος για τις προεδρικές εκλογές.
1997: αποζημίωση 30 εκατομμυρίων δρχ. για συκοφαντικό δημοσίευμα της εφημερίδας που εκδίδει, υποχρεώνεται να καταβάλει ο Μάκης Ψωμιάδης στον ΥΠΕΧΩΔΕ Κώστα Λαλιώτη, σύμφωνα με δικαστική απόφαση.
1999: η Marlene Ottey βρίσκεται ντοπαρισμένη, καθώς στο δείγμα της 5/7/99 από τους αγώνες της Λουκέρνης ανιχνεύεται ναδρολόνη, ένα σκληρό αναβολικό. Η 39χρονη Τζαμαϊκανή δηλώνει αθώα αλλά επιτόπου αποσύρει τη συμμετοχή της από το Παγκόσμιο Πρωτάθλημα Στίβου της Σεβίλλης, που θα αρχίσει σε δυο ημέρες.
|August 18th: On this Day|
|1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.|
|1964, Over 9,000 frenzied fans met The Beatles as they arrived in San Francisco, to begin an American tour. The Beatles were driven into a protective fence enclosure so that photographers could take pictures. As the 9,000 fans pressed against the fencing, it gave way, with The Beatles managing to get out split-seconds before it came crashing down.|
|1966, Paul Jones left Manfred Mann just as ‘Pretty Flamingo’ was climbing the US charts. He was replaced by singer Mike D’Abo, who would take over lead vocals on the bands next hit, ‘The Mighty Quinn,’ a song written by Bob Dylan.|
|1969, Mick Jagger was accidentally shot in the hand during filming of Ned Kelly in Australia. The film was dogged by problems: Jagger's girlfriend of the time, Marianne Faithfull, had gone to Australia to play the lead female role (Ned's sister, Maggie), but the Jagger-Faithfull relationship was breaking up, and she took an overdose of sleeping tablets soon after arrival in Sydney resulting in being hospitalised in a coma, and pulling out of the film.|
|1973, Diana Ross scored her second US No.1 single with 'Touch Me In The Morning'. The song marked a turning point in her career, coming immediately after her Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in her acting debut, Lady Sings the Blues.|
|1976, 'Variety' reported that Marvin Gaye faced two consecutive five day prison terms in Los Angeles county jail for contempt of court after failing to pay alimony and child support.|
|1977, The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at Rebecca's Birmingham, England. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first New Wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.|
|1977, Two Missouri girls were killed and a third was critically injured when a car being driven by an 18-year-old Memphis teen swerved into a crowd of over 2,000 mourners standing in front of Graceland's music gate at about 4am. The driver was charged with drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of second degree murder.|
|1979, British singer, songwriter, producer Nick Lowe married Johnny Cash'sstepdaughter Carlene Carter in Los Angeles. The couple are now divorced.|
|1979, Chic went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Good Times', the group's second US No.1, a No.5 hit in the UK.|
|1982, The City of Liverpool named four Streets after the fab four: John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.|
|1983, The Police plus Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and R.E.M. (their biggest gig to date) all appeared at Shea Stadium, New York City.|
|1984, George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his first solo single 'Careless Whisper.' It made George the first person to reach No.1 as a solo artist and a member of a band in the same year. It gave Epic records UK their first UK million seller and the song was No.1 in nearly 25 countries, selling over six million copies worldwide.|
|1986, Bon Jovi released their third studio album, Slippery When Wet, which peaked at No.1 on the US charts, going on to sell over 28 million copies worldwide. The set featured two US chart toppers, 'You Give Love A Bad Name' and 'Livin’ On A Prayer'.|
|1991, Rick Griffin, died after being forced off the road by a van he was attempting to pass on his Harley Heritage Softail motorbike. One of his best known album covers was for the Grateful Dead's 'Aoxomoa' LP, and the legendary "Flying Eyeball" poster he designed for a series of concerts in San Francisco featuring the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Albert King and John Mayall.|
|1991, Sweet Jesus appeared at the Boardwalk, Manchester. Support act was The Rain (later to become Oasis) minus Noel Gallagher who had yet to join his brothers band.|
|1992, Kurt Cobain became a father when his wife Courtney Love gave birth to a daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.|
|2003, Tony Jackson bass player with The Searchers died of cirrhosis of the liver. The Searchers had the 1964 UK No.1 & US No.13 single 'Needles And Pins'.|
|2005, Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop community during an MTV interview saying ‘hip-hop was always about speaking your mind and about breaking down barriers, but everyone in hip-hop discriminates against gay people. Not just hip-hop, but America just discriminates, I wanna just, to come on TV and just tell my rappers, just tell my friends, 'Yo, stop it'."|
|2006, Justin Hawkins the lead singer of The Darkness checked himself into the Priory rehabilitation clinic suffering from exhaustion after three years of non-stop work.|
|2006, US film-maker Adam Muskiewicz set up elviswanted.com as part of a documentary exploring the myth that the singer was still alive and offered a $3m (£1.59m) reward for anybody who found Elvis Presley alive. The film was due for release in August 2007, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Presley's death.|
|2006, Babyshambles front man Pete Doherty appeared at Thames Magistrates court in London to face seven charges of drug possession.|
|2008, Soul singer Pervis Jackson died of cancer. Was a member of The Spinners (Also known as The Motown Spinners and The Detroit Spinners). Had the 1980 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'Working My Way Back To You'.|
|2010, French beauty brand Etat Libre D'Orange announced that they have teamed up with the Sex Pistols to bottle the scent of the Punk era by launching the band's first fragrance. Company executives said "to wear this scent, you must resist tradition, fight conformity, and disregard aromatic conventions."|
|2012, American singer and songwrite Scott McKenzie died aged 73. He was best known for his 1967 hit single and generational anthem, 'San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)'. He also joined a new version of The Mamas & the Papas and co-wrote "Kokomo" (1988), a No.1 single for The Beach Boys.|
|2014, Ed Sheeran's album X notched up eight weeks at No.1 on the UK chart, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist. The last man to achieve the feat was James Blunt for his 2005 collection Back to Bedlam.|
|August 18th: Born on this day|
|1930, Born on this day, Johnny Preston, US singer, (1960 US & UK No.1 single 'Running Bear'. Preston died on March 4, 2011.|
|1939, Born on this day, American soul and R&B singer Maxine Brown. She recorded a string of sizable hits for Wand Records in the mid 60s. Among these were the Carole King/Gerry Goffin songs 'Oh No Not My Baby'.|
|1944, Born on this day, Carl Wayne, singer, with British rock band The Move who had the 1969 UK No.1 single 'Blackberry Way' and hits with 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow', 'Flowers in the Rain' and 'Fire Brigade'. Wayne died of cancer on 31st Aug 2004.|
|1945, Born on this day, Sarah Dash, Labelle, (1975 US No.1 & UK No.17, single 'Lady Marmalade').|
|1945, Born on this day, Barbara Harris, singer, The Toys, 1965 US No. 2 & UK No.5 single 'A Lover's Concerto').|
|1949, Born on this day, Nigel Griggs bassist from New Zealand group Split Enz who had the 1980 UK No.12 single 'I Got You'. Split Enz had ten albums (including seven studio albums) reach the top ten of the Official New Zealand Music Chart.|
|1950, Born on this day, Dennis Elliott, drummer with English-American rock band Foreigner, who scored the 1985 UK & US No.1 single 'I Want To Know What Love Is'. They are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records.|
|1951, Born on this day, John Rees, Men At Work, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Down Under').|
|1952, Born on this day, Patrick Swayze, actor, singer, (1988 US No.3 & UK No.17 single with Wendy Fraser, 'She's Like The Wind'). Swayze died from pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009.|
|1953, Born on this day, Marvin Isley from American group The Isley Brothers who first came to prominence in 1959 with their fourth single, 'Shout', and then the 1962 hit 'Twist and Shout. The Isley Brothers also scored the hits 'This Old Heart Of Mine', 'Summer Breeze' and 'Harvest for the World'. Sixteen of their albums charted in the Top 40. Marvin Isley died from complications of diabetes on June 6, 2010.|
|1956, Born on this day Tony Garnier American bassist, best known as an accompanist to Bob Dylan, with whom he has played since 1989. He is Dylan's longest-running sideman and was also a long-time sideman for David Johansen in his Buster Poindexter persona, and was also briefly a member of the Saturday Night Live house band.|
|1957, Born on this day, Ron Strykert, Men At Work, (1983 UK and US No.1 single 'Down Under').|
|1967, Born on this day, Dan Peters, drummer with American alternative rock band Mudhoney. Their early releases on the Sub Pop label were massively influential on the Seattle music scene.|
|1967, Born on this day, Tracy Tracy, The Primitives, (1988 UK No.5 single 'Crash').|
|1969, Born on this day, Erik Schrody, Irish-American rapper and singer-songwriter, House Of Pain, (1993 UK No.3 single 'Jump Around'). Member of Everlast, (1999 UK No. 34 single 'What It's Like').|
|1971, Born on this day, Richard James, Aphex Twin (1993 UK No.32 single 'On').|
|1977, Born on this day, Canadian multi-instrumentalist and singer, Régine Chassagne, founding member of Arcade Fire. (She is married to co-founder Win Butler). Had the 2005 album Funeral, and 2017 US No.1 album Everything Now.|
|1983, Born on this day, Mika, (Mica Penniman), UK singer, (2007 UK No.1 single 'Grace Kelly' and 2007 UK No.1 album 'Life in Cartoon Motion').|
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Οι αρχαιολόγοι κατά τις ανασκαφές εντόπισαν διάφορα αγγεία,
Αρχαιολόγοι και επιστήμονες
Τη δυνατότητα να επισκεφθούν 27 φάρους στην ελληνική επικράτεια θα έχουν οι πολίτες σήμερα, Κυριακή 19 Αυγούστου, με την ευκαιρία του εορτασμού της παγκόσμιας ημέρας φάρων. Παράλληλα θα ενημερωθούν για τη σημασία των φάρων και των υπόλοιπων ναυτιλιακών βοηθημάτων στη ναυσιπλοΐα καθώς και για την προσφορά των φαροφυλάκων.
Οι φάροι που μπορεί να επισκεφθεί το κοινό από τις 10.00 το πρωί έως τις 8.00 το βράδυ είναι οι εξής:
Αγ. Νικόλαος - Κέα
Ακρωτήρι - Θήρα
Αρκίτσα - Φθιώτιδα
Μουδάρι - Κύθηρα
Βρυσάκι - Λαύριο
Γερογόμπος - Κεφαλονιά
Γουρούνι - Σκόπελος
Δρέπανο - Πάτρα
Δρέπανο - Χανιά
Κασσάνδρα - Χαλκιδική
Κατάκολο - Ηλεία
Κερί - Ζάκυνθος
Κρανάη - Γύθειο
Μεγάλο Έμβολο - Θεσσαλονίκη
Μελαγκάβι - Λουτράκι
Πλάκα - Λήμνος
Κόρακας - Πάρος
Κοκκινόπουλο - Ψαρά
Αλεξανδρούπολη - Αλεξανδρούπολη
Ταίναρο - Λακωνία
Κόπραινα - Άρτα
Κακή Κεφαλή - Χαλκίδα
Μονεμβασιά - Λακωνία
Λάκκα - Παξοί
Βασιλήνα - Εύβοια
Πάππας - Ικαρία
Σπαθί - Σέριφος
|August 19th: On this Day|
|1964, The Beatles kicked off a North American tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, to a crowd of 17,130. Playing 12 songs which made up their repertoire for the entire tour: ‘Twist and Shout’, ‘You Can't Do That’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Things We Said Today’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Can't Buy Me Love’, ‘If I Fell’, ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘Boys’, ‘A Hard Day's Night’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’. Supporting acts were The Righteous Brothers, The Bill Black Combo, The Exciters, and Jackie DeShannon.|
|1967, The Beatles scored their 14th US No.1 single with 'All You Need Is Love'. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Graham Nash, Marianne Faithfull and Walker Brother Gary Leeds all sang backing vocals on the track.|
|1968, After 58 episodes, the final Monkees TV show airs on NBC. Since the its initial run, almost every major cable network has aired re-runs of the show, including a popular stint on CBS from 1969-1972.|
|1969, Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Jefferson Airplane all appeared on the ABC TV Dick Cavett Show from Television Center in New York City.|
|1971, Led Zeppelin kicked off a North American tour at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. The band played to a sold out crowd of over 17,000 fans, another 3,000 fans outside the venue who didn't have tickets started a battle with local police.|
|1972, David Bowie played the first of two nights at the Rainbow Theatre in England on his current 182-date Ziggy Stardust world tour.|
|1973, Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson were married in Malibu, California. Kristofferson had just enjoyed a number 1 country hit with 'Why Me', which included Coolidge on backing vocals. The couple divorced near the end of 1979.|
|1974, The Three Degrees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'When Will I See You Again.' The girl group's only UK No.1. They were Prince Charles' favourite group of the 70s.|
|1977, The Sex Pistols started an undercover UK tour as The Spots, (an acronym for Sex Pistols on tour secretly).|
|1978, The Commodores started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Three Times A Lady'. Lionel Richie wrote the song about his love for his wife, mother and grandmother hence 'Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady.'|
|1979, American Rockabilly singer Dorsey Burnette died from a heart attack at his home in Canoga Park, California. He wrote 'It's Late', a hit for Ricky Nelson and Shakin' Stevens. After his death, singer and friend Delaney Bramlett organized a benefit concert for Dorsey’s widow at the Forum in Inglewood, California, in which Kris Kristofferson, Hoyt Axton. Tanya Tucker, Glen Campbell, Duane Eddy, Delaney and Bonnie, Gary Busey and Roger Miller appeared. Dorsey Burnette's pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.|
|1988, 'Crazy' by Patsy Cline and Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog' were announced as the most played jukebox songs of the first hundred years. The jukebox had been around since 1906, but earlier models had been first seen in 1889.|
|1996, James Brown appeared in Montauk, New York, as part of his Back at the Ranch tour. Brown who had a history of beating his wife, offered money that was raised at the event to an anti-violence organization called The Retreat, but was turned down.|
|1999, Lauryn Hill won New Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year at the US 'Source Hip Hop Music Awards' in Los Angeles. R. Kelly won R&B Artist of The Year; DMX won Artist Of The Year and solo and live performer Of The Year.|
|2001, American soul singer Betty Everett died aged 61. She had the 1964 US No.6 single 'The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss'), later covered by Cher.|
|2003, A man from Nottinghamshire who sent threatening emails to S Club singer Tina Barrett was jailed for six months. 41 year-old Steven Hindley, showered the singer with roses, chocolates and teddy-bears. But when the messages were ignored, he began to mention threats to the band, including a potential sniper attack. One email begged Miss Barrett to visit him at his home, claiming he was the victim of an incurable brain-tumour and had just three weeks to live.|
|2005, A life-size bronze statue designed by Paul Daly of Phil Lynott was unveiled on Harry Street in Dublin. The ceremony was attended by his former Thin Lizzy band members Gary Moore, Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham. Lynott who died in 1986 aged 36 had a string of hits including 'Whiskey in the Jar', 'The Boys are Back in Town', 'Jailbreak' and 'Waiting for an Alibi'.|
|2008, Saxophonist LeRoi Moore, a founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died aged 46. Publicist Ambrosia Healy said he died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in June on his Virginia farm.|
|2013, Lady Gaga asked her fans to stop sending online threats to her critics. The singer said she would not condone "hateful or abusive language" directed towards others, adding "this is not a healthy way to handle your emotions". Some of her fans had tweeted death threats to dance producer Deadmau5, who criticised Gaga's video collaboration with artist Marina Abramovic.|
|2014, Kate Bush requested fans did not take any photographs or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming 22-date run of performances in London, England. The 56-year-old star said on her website: "I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras." The musician added it would mean "a great deal to me" but admitted that it was "a lot to ask".|
|2016, American record producer and fraudster Lou Pearlman died aged 62 from cardiac arrest. He was the manager of successful 1990s boy bands such as Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. In 2006, he was accused of running one of the largest and longest-running Ponzi schemes in history, leaving more than $300 million in debts. After being apprehended, he pled guilty to conspiracy, money laundering, and making false statements during a bankruptcy proceeding. In 2008, Pearlman was convicted and sentenced to up to 25 years in prison.|
|August 19th: Born on this day|
|1939, Born on this day, Ginger Baker, drummer with Cream who had the 1966 UK No.11 single 'I Feel Free'. Baker was also a member of the Graham Bond Organisation, Blind Faith, and Ginger Bakers Airforce and is also known for his numerous associations with World music, mainly the use of African influences. He has also had other collaborations such as with Gary Moore, Hawkwind and Public Image Ltd.|
|1940, Born on this day, Johnny Nash, singer, (1972 US No.1 single 'I Can See Clearly Now', 1975 UK No.1 single 'Tears On My Pillow').|
|1940, Born on this day, Roger Cook, songwriter, as a member of Blue Mink, (1970 UK No.3 single 'Melting Pot'). Cook has had more than 80 top 30 hits, including ‘Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart’, ‘Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress’ , ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ and ‘I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing.’|
|1943, Born on this day, Billy J Kramer, singer, (1964 UK No.1 & US No.7 single 'Little Children').|
|1945, Born on this day, English singer and songwriter Ian Gillan from Deep Purple, who had the 1970 UK No.2 single 'Black Night' and the 1973 US No. 4 single 'Smoke On The Water'. Gillan has also been a member of Episode Six, Ian Gillan Band, Gillan, Black Sabbath, Gillan & Glover and WhoCares.|
|1951, Born on this day, John Deacon, bass, Queen. He was the last to join the band and also the youngest, being only 19 years old. Deacon wrote a number of Queen's hit singles, including 'You're My Best Friend', 'Spread Your Wings', 'I Want to Break Free', and the band's biggest selling single in the United States, 'Another One Bites the Dust'.|
|1963, Born on this day, Joey Tempest, Europe, (1986 UK No.1 single 'The Final Countdown').|
|1969, Born on this day, American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor Nate Dogg who began his career as a member of the California rap trio 213, alongside his longtime friend Warren G and his cousin Snoop Dogg. Nate Dogg who is regarded as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop died on 15 March 2011 aged 41.|
|1970, Born on this day, MC Eric, Technotronic, (1989 UK No.2 single 'Pump Up The Jam').|
|1980, Born on this day, Darius, singer, 2001 UK TV's Popstars contestant, who became famous for his rendition of Britney Spears 'Baby One More Time'. (2002 UK No.1 single 'Colourblind').|
|1983, Born on this day, Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter, (2004 Australian No.1 single ‘Scar’, 2007 Australian No.1 single 'Steer').|
|1989, Born on this day, Lil’ Romeo, rapper, actor Lil' (Percy Romeo Miller Jr), appeared in his own Nickelodeon show called Romeo. Son of rapper Master P, (2001 US No.4 single ‘My Baby’).|
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