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  • In 2017 researchers at Brown University report the transmission of data through a terahertz multiplexer at 50 gigabits per second, which could lead to a new generation of ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • 2003 – The highest temperature ever recorded in the United Kingdom, 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) in Kent, England. It is the first time the United Kingdom has recorded a temperature over 100 °F (38 °C).
  • 1988 – Japanese American internment: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese Americans who were either interned in or relocated by the United States during World War II.
  • 1971 – The Society for American Baseball Research is founded in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1961 – First use in Vietnam War of the Agent Orange by the U.S. Army.
  • 1953 – First Indochina War: The French Union withdraws its forces from Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central Vietnam.
  • 1949 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act Amendment, streamlining the defense agencies of the United States government, and replacing the Department of War with the United States Department of Defense.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Wilson's Creek: A mixed force of Confederate, Missouri State Guard, and Arkansas State troops defeat outnumbered attacking Union forces in the southwestern part of the state.
  • 1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is chartered by the United States Congress after James Smithson donates $500,000.
  • 1813 – Instituto Nacional, is founded by the Chilean patriot José Miguel Carrera. It is Chile's oldest and most prestigious school. Its motto is Labor Omnia Vincit, which means "Work conquers all things".
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.


  • 1997 – Kylie Jenner, American television personality and model. She has starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians since 2007 and is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics.
  • 1993 – Andre Drummond, American basketball player. Andre Jamal Drummond (born August 10, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • 1991 – Marcus Foligno, American-Canadian ice hockey player. He was selected 104th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
  • 1985 – Melissa Barrera, American television host. She is best known for her work as host on mun2's Daily Shift, The mun2 Shift: Late Night and reality television show The Chicas Project.
  • 1984 – Ryan Eggold, American actor and composer. Currently Ryan appears as hospital director Dr.
  • 1983 – C. B. Dollaway, American mixed martial artist. B." Dollaway (born August 10, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Light Heavyweight division of Rizin Fighting Federation.
  • 1979 – Brandon Lyon, American baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and New York Mets.
  • 1979 – Ted Geoghegan, American author, screenwriter, and producer. Filmmaker and publicist Ted Geoghegan (born August 10, 1979 in Beaverton, Oregon, United States) grew up in Great Falls, Montana, attending private and public schools and studying film extensively.
  • 1978 – Marcus Fizer, American basketball player. Darnell Marcus Lamar Fizer (born August 10, 1978) is an American former professional basketball player.
  • 1974 – Rachel Simmons, American scholar and author. Rachel Simmons is an American author of the book Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls published in 2002. (.mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"""""""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 0156027348)
  • 1973 – Lisa Raymond, American tennis player. Lisa Raymond (born August 10, 1973) is an American retired professional tennis player who has achieved notable success in doubles tennis.
  • 1972 – Angie Harmon, American model and actress. Abbie Carmichael on Law & Order.
  • 1972 – Dilana, South African-American singer-songwriter and actress. She was the lead singer for Tracii Guns' version of L.A.
  • 1971 – Justin Theroux, American actor. Justin Paul Theroux (/θəˈroʊ/; born August 10, 1971) is an American actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter.
  • 1971 – Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2016), was an American mixed martial arts fighter and a former UFC Heavyweight Champion. Randleman's background was in collegiate wrestling, and he competed in the heavyweight and light heavyweight classes.
  • 1971 – Sal Fasano, American baseball player and coach. Salvatore Frank Fasano (/fəˈsɑːnoʊ/; born August 10, 1971) is an American former professional baseball catcher.
  • 1970 – Bret Hedican, American ice hockey player and sportscaster. Bret Michael Hedican (born August 10, 1970) is an American former professional ice hockey player, a Stanley Cup champion, and a two-time US Olympian.
  • 1970 – Doug Flach, American tennis player. Doug Flach (born August 10, 1970 in St.
  • 1968 – Michael Bivins, American singer and producer. Michael Lamont Bivins (born August 10, 1968) is an American singer, rapper, manager and producer, and a founding member of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.
  • 1967 – Riddick Bowe, American boxer. Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a retired American professional boxer who competed between 1989 and 2008.
  • 1967 – Todd Nichols, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Toad the Wet Sprocket is an American alternative rock band formed in 1986.
  • 1965 – Claudia Christian, American actress, singer, writer, and director. Claudia Ann Christian (born Claudia Ann Coghlan; August 10, 1965) is an American actress and singer, known for her role as Commander Susan Ivanova on the science fiction television series Babylon 5.
  • 1965 – Mike E. Smith, American jockey and sportscaster. United States Triple Crown (2018) Kentucky Derby (2005, 2018) Preakness Stakes (1993, 2018) Belmont Stakes (2010, 2013, 2018) Kentucky Oaks (2013, 2017)
  • 1963 – Andrew Sullivan, English-American journalist and author. He started a political blog in 2000, and eventually moved his blog to various publishing platforms, including Time, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and finally an independent subscription-based format.
  • 1962 – Suzanne Collins, American author and screenwriter. She is known as the author of The New York Times best-selling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy.
  • 1960 – Kenny Perry, American golfer. James Kenneth Perry (born August 10, 1960) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour Champions.
  • 1959 – Rosanna Arquette, American actress, director, and producer. Her other film roles include After Hours (1985), The Big Blue (1988), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Crash (1996). She also directed the 2002 documentary Searching for Debra Winger, and starred from 2006 to 2007 in the ABC sitcom What About Brian?
  • 1958 – Michael Dokes, American boxer (d. 2012), was an American professional boxer who competed from 1976 to 1997, and held the WBA heavyweight title from 1982 to 1983. As an amateur he won a silver medal in the heavyweight division at the 1975 Pan American Games.
  • 1957 – Fred Ho, American saxophonist, composer, and playwright (d. 2014), was an American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, bandleader, playwright, writer and Marxist social activist. In 1988, he changed his surname to "Ho".
  • 1956 – Charlie Peacock, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer. His albums include Love Press Ex-Curio, Arc of the Circle and No Man's Land (2012).
  • 1956 – Fred Ottman, American wrestler. As the former, he played a key babyface ally of Hulk Hogan.
  • 1955 – Jim Mees, American set designer (d. 2013), was an American set designer who worked on a variety of television series as well as music tours and films. He was awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Series in 1990 for his work on the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Sins of the Father", and was nominated on four other occasions.
  • 1954 – Rick Overton, American screenwriter, actor and comedian. His writing credits include Dennis Miller Live, and his acting credits include Willow and The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne.
  • 1952 – Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor. He is best known for his role on the 1980s ABC TV series Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–86) as ex-con Mark "Skid" McCormick, co-starring with Brian Keith.
  • 1952 – Diane Venora, American actress. Diane Venora (born August 10, 1952) is an American stage, television and film actress.
  • 1950 – Patti Austin, American singer-songwriter. Patti Austin (born August 10, 1950) is an American R&B, pop, and jazz singer.
  • 1943 – Jimmy Griffin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2005), was an American singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with the 1970s soft rock band Bread. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1970 as co-writer of "For All We Know".
  • 1943 – Michael Mantler, American trumpet player and composer. Michael Mantler (born August 10, 1943) is an Austrian avant-garde jazz trumpeter and composer of contemporary music.
  • 1943 – Ronnie Spector, American singer-songwriter. Subsequently, Spector launched her solo career and has since released five studio albums (Siren in 1980, Unfinished Business in 1987, Something's Gonna Happen in 2003, Last of the Rock Stars in 2006, and English Heart in 2016) and one extended play (She Talks to Rainbows in 1999).
  • 1942 – Betsey Johnson, American fashion designer. She also is known for doing a cartwheel ending in a split at the end of her fashion shows.
  • 1940 – Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003), was an American singer, best known as one half of the Righteous Brothers. He sang the tenor part for the duo, but his most recognizable work is his 1965 recording of "Unchained Melody" which he performed as a solo.
  • 1933 – Keith Duckworth, English engineer, founded Cosworth (d. 2005), was an English mechanical engineer. He is most famous for designing the Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) engine, an engine that revolutionised the sport of Formula One.
  • 1933 – Rocky Colavito, American baseball player and sportscaster. Rocco Domenico "Rocky" Colavito Jr. (born August 10, 1933) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder, who is best known playing for the Cleveland Indians in right field.
  • 1931 – Dolores Alexander, American journalist and activist (d. 2008), was a lesbian feminist, writer, and reporter. Alexander was the only Executive Director of the National Organization for Women (NOW) to have resigned because of the homophobic beliefs in the early inception of NOW.
  • 1931 – Tom Laughlin, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013), was an American actor, director, screenwriter, author, educator, and activist.
  • 1928 – Gus Mercurio, American-Australian actor (d. 2010), was an American-born Australian character actor who appeared in radio, television and film.
  • 1928 – Jimmy Dean, American singer, actor, and businessman, founded the Jimmy Dean Food Company (d. 2010), was an American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman. He was the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand as well as the spokesman for its TV commercials.
  • 1927 – Jimmy Martin, American singer and guitarist (d. 2005), was an American bluegrass musician, known as the "King of Bluegrass".
  • 1927 – Vernon Washington, American actor (d. 1988), was an American character actor who starred in film and television.
  • 1924 – Martha Hyer, American actress (d. 2014). She is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running (1958), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1923 – Bill Doolittle, American football player and coach (d. 2014). Doolittle attended high school in Mansfield, Ohio, where he was selected as an all-state quarterback in his senior year.
  • 1923 – Rhonda Fleming, American actress. Rhonda Fleming (born Marilyn Louis; August 10, 1923) is a retired American film/television actress and singer.
  • 1922 – Al Alberts, American pop singer (The Four Aces) and composer (d. 2009), was an American popular singer and composer.
  • 1920 – Red Holzman, American basketball player and coach (d. 1998). Holzman helped lead the Knicks to two NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1986.
  • 1918 – Eugene P. Wilkinson, American admiral (d. 2013), was a United States Navy officer. He was selected for three historic command assignments.
  • 1914 – Jeff Corey, American actor and director (d. 2002), was an American stage and screen actor and director who became a well-respected acting teacher after being blacklisted in the 1950s.
  • 1914 – Margaret Morgan Lawrence, American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, was an American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, gaining those qualifications in 1948. Her work included clinical care, teaching, and research, particularly into the presence and development of ego strength in inner-city families.
  • 1913 – Noah Beery Jr., American actor (d. 1994), was an American actor specializing in warm, friendly character roles similar to the ones played by his paternal uncle, Wallace Beery, although Noah Beery Jr., unlike his more famous uncle, seldom broke away from playing supporting roles. His father, Noah Nicholas Beery (known professionally as Noah Beery or Noah Beery Sr.), enjoyed a similarly lengthy film career as a major supporting actor.
  • 1909 – Leo Fender, American businessman, founded Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (d. 1991), was an American inventor, who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, or "Fender" for short. In January 1965, he sold the company to CBS and later founded two other musical instrument companies, Music Man and G&L Musical Instruments.
  • 1909 – Richard J. Hughes, American politician, 45th Governor of New Jersey, and Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court (d. 1992), was an American lawyer, politician, and judge. A Democrat, he served as the 45th Governor of New Jersey from 1962 to 1970, and as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1973 to 1979.
  • 1908 – Billy Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977), was an American soccer player, sometimes described as the "Babe Ruth of American Soccer". He spent over 25 years playing in various American professional leagues and was a member of the U.S. squad at the FIFA World Cup in 1930 and 1934.
  • 1905 – Era Bell Thompson, American journalist and author (d. 1986), was a graduate of the University of North Dakota (UND) and an editor of Ebony magazine. She was also a recipient of the governor of North Dakota's Roughrider Award.
  • 1903 – Ward Moore, American author (d. 1978), was an American science fiction writer. According to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, "he contributed only infrequently to the field, each of his books became something of a classic."
  • 1902 – Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (d. 1983), was a Canadian American actress and Hollywood star from 1925 through 1942. Shearer often played spunky, sexually liberated ingenues.
  • 1897 – Jack Haley, American actor and singer (d. 1979), was an American vaudevillian, actor, comedian, radio host, singer and dancer, best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man and his farmhand counterpart "Hickory" in the classic 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz.
  • 1897 – John W. Galbreath, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Darby Dan Farm (d. 1988), was an American building contractor, sportsman and philanthropist.
  • 1889 – Charles Darrow, American game designer, created Monopoly (d. 1967), was an American best known as the reputed inventor of the Monopoly board game, which was based on Elizabeth Magie's original design of The Landlord's Game. He became the first millionaire game designer in history.
  • 1880 – Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1964). Robert Lee Thornton, Sr. (often just R.
  • 1874 – Herbert Hoover, American engineer and politician, 31st President of the United States (d. 1964), was an American engineer, businessman, and politician who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. A member of the Republican Party, he held office during the onset of the Great Depression.
  • 1872 – William Manuel Johnson, American bassist (d. 1972), was an American jazz musician, considered the father of the "slap" style of double bass playing.
  • 1856 – William Willett, English inventor, founded British Summer Time (d. 1915), was a British builder and a tireless promoter of British Summer Time.
  • 1848 – William Harnett, Irish-American painter and educator (d. 1892), was an Irish-American painter known for his trompe-l'œil still lifes of ordinary objects.
  • 1825 – István Türr, Hungarian soldier, architect, and engineer, co-designed the Corinth Canal (d. 1908). Hungarian Revolutionary Army 1849 Hungarian Legion (Kingdom of Piedmont) 1849 Baden Revolutionary Army British Army (Crimean War) Expedition of the Thousand (Garibaldi)
  • 1821 – Jay Cooke, American financier, founded Jay Cooke & Company (d. 1905), was an American financier who helped finance the Union war effort during the American Civil War and the postwar development of railroads in the northwestern United States. He is generally acknowledged as the first major investment banker in the United States and creator of the first wire house firm.
  • 1814 – Henri Nestlé, German businessman, founded Nestlé (d. 1890), was a German-Swiss confectioner and the founder of Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company.
  • 1814 – John C. Pemberton, United States soldier and Confederate general (d. 1881), was a career United States Army officer who fought in the Seminole Wars and with distinction during the Mexican–American War. He also served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, noted for his defeat and surrender in the critical Siege of Vicksburg in the summer of 1863.
  • 1809 – John Kirk Townsend, American ornithologist and explorer (d. 1851), was an American naturalist, ornithologist and collector.


  • 2015 – Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Bob Wiesler, American baseball player (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Dotty Lynch, American journalist and academic (b. 1945)
  • 2014 – Jim Command, American baseball player and scout (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Amy Wallace, American author (b. 1955)
  • 2013 – David C. Jones, American general (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Eydie Gormé, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Jody Payne, American singer and guitarist (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – William P. Clark Jr., American judge and politician, 12th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Irving Fein, American producer and manager (b. 1911)
  • 2012 – William W. Momyer, American general and pilot (b. 1916)
  • 2011 – Billy Grammer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2010 – David L. Wolper, American director and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2008 – Isaac Hayes, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2007 – Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – James E. Faust, American lawyer and religious leader (b. 1920)
  • 2007 – Jean Rédélé, French race car driver and pilot, founded Alpine (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Tony Wilson, English journalist, producer, and manager, co-founded Factory Records (b. 1950)
  • 2002 – Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1962)
  • 2001 – Lou Boudreau, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • 1997 – Conlon Nancarrow, American-Mexican pianist and composer (b. 1912)
  • 1985 – Nate Barragar, American football player and sergeant (b. 1906)
  • 1979 – Dick Foran, American actor and singer (b. 1910)
  • 1963 – Estes Kefauver, American lawyer and politician (b. 1903)
  • 1961 – Julia Peterkin, American author (b. 1880)
  • 1958 – Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (b. 1910)
  • 1954 – Robert Adair, American-born British actor (b. 1900)
  • 1949 – Homer Burton Adkins, American chemist (b. 1892)
  • 1948 – Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese-American historian, author, and academic (b. 1873)
  • 1945 – Robert H. Goddard, American physicist and engineer (b. 1882)
  • 1932 – Rin Tin Tin, American acting dog (b. 1918)
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