In 2017 the discovery of the smallest star able to sustain fusion, EBLM J0555-57Ab, is announced; its diameter is just slightly larger than Saturn. Also research published in Royal Society Open Science reveals that six of the world's large carnivores – the African wild dog, cheetah, Ethiopian wolf, lion, red wolf and tiger – have lost over 90% of their historic range.
1973 – A fire destroys the entire sixth floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
1971 – The Australian Aboriginal Flag is flown for the first time.
1963 – Pauline Reade (16 years old) disappears in Gorton, England, the first victim in the Moors murders.
1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first concert, at London's Marquee Club.
1960 – Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
1862 – The Medal of Honor is authorized by the United States Congress.
1812 – The American Army of the Northwest briefly occupies the Upper Canadian settlement at what is now at Windsor, Ontario.
1804 – Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies a day after being shot in a duel.
1996 – Jordan Romero, American mountaineer
1995 – Jordyn Wieber, American gymnast
1990 – Chasen Shreve, American baseball player
1989 – Nick Palmieri, American ice hockey player
1988 – LeSean McCoy, American football player
1984 – Jonathan Lewis, American football player
1984 – Natalie Martinez, American actress
1980 – Kristen Connolly, American actress
1978 – Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
1978 – Topher Grace, American actor
1977 – Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1977 – Steve Howey, American actor
1976 – Tracie Spencer, American singer-songwriter and actress
1974 – Gregory Shane Helms, American professional wrestler
1972 – Travis Best, American basketball player
1971 – Kristi Yamaguchi, American figure skater
1971 – Loni Love, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
1969 – Jesse Pintado, Mexican-American guitarist (d. 2006)
1969 – Lisa Nicole Carson, American actress
1967 – John Petrucci, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1967 – Mac McCaughan, American singer and guitarist
1966 – Jeff Bucknum, American race car driver
1965 – Robin Wilson, American singer and guitarist