FND Awareness Day in Canada (Functional Neurological Disorder [FND]/Conversion Disorder [CD])
Jefferson's Birthday (United States)
Katyn Memorial Day in Poland
1976 – The United States Treasury Department reintroduces the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.
1974 – Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States' first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
1964 – At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
1960 – The United States launches Transit 1-B, the world's first satellite navigation system.
1943 – World War II: The discovery of mass graves of Polish prisoners of war killed by Soviet forces in the Katyń Forest Massacre is announced, causing a diplomatic rift between the Polish government-in-exile in London from the Soviet Union, which denies responsibility.
1902 – James C. Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming.
1873 – The Colfax massacre, in which more than 60 African Americans are murdered, takes place.
1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded.
1865 – American Civil War: Raleigh, North Carolina is occupied by Union Forces.
1861 – American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
1777 – American Revolutionary War: American forces are ambushed and defeated in the Battle of Bound Brook, New Jersey.
1613 – Samuel Argall captures Native American princess Pocahontas in Passapatanzy, Virginia to ransom her for some English prisoners held by her father; she is brought to Henricus as hostage.
1993 – Tony Wroten, American basketball player
1991 – Josh Gordon, American football player
1989 – Ryan Bailey, American sprinter
1988 – Allison Williams, American actress and singer
1987 – Allison Weiss, American singer-songwriter
1987 – Brandon Hardesty, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1986 – Lorenzo Cain, American baseball player
1986 – Michael Bingham, American-English sprinter
1983 – Hunter Pence, American baseball player
1982 – Nellie McKay, British-American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress
1981 – Nat Borchers, American soccer player
1980 – Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1980 – Quentin Richardson, American basketball player
1979 – Baron Davis, American basketball player
1979 – Meghann Shaughnessy, American tennis player
1978 – Keydrick Vincent, American football player
1976 – Glenn Howerton, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1976 – Jonathan Brandis, American actor (d. 2003)
1976 – Patrik Eliáš, Czech-American ice hockey player
1972 – Aaron Lewis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1971 – Bo Outlaw, American basketball player
1970 – Monty Brown, American football player and wrestler
1970 – Ricardo Rincón, Mexican-American baseball player
1970 – Ricky Schroder, American actor
1968 – Ted Washington, American football player
1967 – Dana Barros, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
1967 – Michael Eisen, American biologist and academic
1967 – Olga Tañón, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
1966 – Marc Ford, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1964 – Davis Love III, American golfer and sportscaster
1964 – John Swinney, Scottish businessman and politician, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
1962 – Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist (d. 1988)
1961 – Hiro Yamamoto, American bass player and songwriter
1960 – Bob Casey, Jr., American lawyer and politician, senior senator of Pennsylvania
1957 – Amy Goodman, American journalist and author
1957 – Saundra Santiago, American actress
1956 – Edward Forbes Smiley III, American art thief and map dealer
1955 – Louis Johnson, American bass player and producer (d. 2015)
1955 – Steve Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 – Jimmy Destri, American keyboard player and songwriter
1952 – Sam Bush, American mandolin player
1951 – Max Weinberg, American drummer
1951 – Peabo Bryson, American singer-songwriter and producer
1950 – Ron Perlman, American actor
1949 – Christopher Hitchens, English-American essayist, literary critic, and journalist (d. 2011)
1947 – Rae Armantrout, American poet and academic
1946 – Al Green, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor
1945 – Bob Kalsu, American football player and lieutenant (d. 1970)
1945 – Ed Caruthers, American high jumper
1945 – Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1979)
1945 – Tony Dow, American actor
1944 – Charles Burnett, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1944 – Jack Casady, American bass guitarist (Jefferson Airplane)
1944 – Susan Davis, Russian-American social worker and politician
1943 – Billy Kidd, American skier
1942 – Bill Conti, American composer and conductor
1941 – Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1940 – Lester Chambers, American singer and musician (The Chambers Brothers)
1940 – Max Mosley, English race car driver and engineer, co-founded March Engineering, former president of the FIA