In 2016 the second largest meteorite ever found is exhumed near Gancedo, Argentina. It weighs 30 tonnes and fell to Earth around 2000 BC.
1960 – At the Summer Olympics in Rome, Abebe Bikila becomes the first sub-Saharan African to win a gold medal, winning the marathon in bare feet.
1939 – World War II: The submarine HMS Oxley is mistakenly sunk by the submarine HMS Triton near Norway and becomes the Royal Navy's first loss of a submarine in the war.
1936 – First World Individual Motorcycle Speedway Championship, Held at London's (England) Wembley Stadium
1897 – Lattimer massacre: A sheriff's posse kills 19 unarmed striking immigrant miners in Lattimer, Pennsylvania, United States.
1858 – George Mary Searle discovers the asteroid 55 Pandora.
1846 – Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.
1813 – The United States defeats the British Fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
1776 – American Revolutionary War: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.
1992 – Ricky Ledo, American basketball player. Ricardo Julio Ledo (born September 10, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League.
1987 – Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player. Paul Edward Goldschmidt (born September 10, 1987), nicknamed "Goldy", is an American professional baseball first baseman for the St.
1986 – Ashley Monroe, American singer-songwriter. Ashley Lauren Monroe (born September 10, 1986) is an American country music singer-songwriter.
1985 – Neil Walker, American baseball player. Neil Martin Andrew Walker (born September 10, 1985) is an American professional baseball second baseman who is a free agent.
1984 – Drake Younger, American wrestler. Drake Wuertz (born September 10, 1984) is an American professional wrestling referee and retired professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, on their developmental territory NXT, where he referees under his real name.
1982 – Misty Copeland, American ballerina and author. Misty Danielle Copeland (born September 10, 1982) is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States.
1981 – Bonnie Maxon, American wrestler. Bonnie Maxon (born September 10, 1981) is an American professional wrestler, best known by the ring name Rain.
1980 – Mikey Way, American bass player and songwriter. Michael James Way (born September 10, 1980) is an American musician and actor.
1980 – Trevor Murdoch, American wrestler. William Theodore Mueller (born September 10, 1980) is an American professional wrestler best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Trevor Murdoch.
1976 – Matt Morgan, American wrestler. Matthew Thomas Morgan (born September 10, 1976) is an American actor, politician, former basketball player and retired professional wrestler.
1975 – Melanie Pullen, American photographer. Melanie Pullen (born September 10, 1975) is an American photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
1974 – Ben Wallace, American basketball player. In his NBA career, Wallace played with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers.
1974 – Ryan Phillippe, American actor and producer. In the 2000s, he appeared in several films, including Gosford Park (2001), Crash (2004), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Breach (2007), Stop-Loss (2008), MacGruber (2010), and The Lincoln Lawyer (2011).
1972 – James Duval, American actor and producer. James Edward Duval (born September 10, 1972) is an American actor, who is known for his roles in the Gregg Araki trilogy—Totally Fucked Up, The Doom Generation, and Nowhere—in addition to Frank in Donnie Darko, Blank in May, Miguel in Independence Day and Singh in Go.
1970 – Neera Tanden, American lawyer and policy analyst. Neera Tanden (born September 10, 1970) is the President of the Center for American Progress, a public policy research and advocacy organization in Washington, DC.
1970 – Paula Kelley, American singer-songwriter. She worked with several other bands before finally going solo with her first album, Nothing/Everything, which was released in 2001 on Stop, Pop, and Roll Records in the US and then later on Caraway in Japan.
1969 – Johnathon Schaech, American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Johnathon Schaech (/ʃɛk/ SHEK; born September 10, 1969) is an American actor, writer and producer.
1968 – Big Daddy Kane, American rapper, producer, and actor. Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
1964 – John E. Sununu, American engineer and politician. John Edward Sununu (born September 10, 1964) is a former Republican United States Senator from New Hampshire.
1963 – Randy Johnson, American baseball player and actor. Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed "The Big Unit", is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1988 to 2009, for six teams.
1961 – Trace Gallagher, American journalist. Tracy G. "Trace" Gallagher (born September 10, 1961) is an American journalist and television news anchor for Fox News Channel.
1960 – Alison Bechdel, American author and illustrator. In 2012, she released her second graphic memoir Are You My Mother? She's a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award.
1959 – Michael Earl, American actor, singer, and puppeteer (d. 2015). Michael Earl is the name of:
1958 – Chris Columbus, American director, producer, and screenwriter, was an explorer born in Genoa, Italy.
1955 – Pat Mastelotto, American rock drummer. Patrick Lee Mastelotto (born September 10, 1955) is an American rock drummer and record producer who has worked most notably with Mr.
1953 – Amy Irving, American actress. Her accolades include an Obie Award, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and one Academy Award nomination.
1952 – Medea Benjamin, American activist, founder of Code Pink. Medea Benjamin (born Susan Benjamin; September 10, 1952) is an American political activist, best known for co-founding Code Pink and, along with activist and author Kevin Danaher, the fair trade advocacy group Global Exchange.
1951 – Steve Keirn, American wrestler. He is best known for his appearances in multiple National Wrestling Alliance territories as one-half of the tag team The Fabulous Ones, as well as his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Skinner.
1950 – Rosie Flores, American singer and guitarist. Rosie Flores (born September 10, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American rockabilly and country music artist.
1949 – Don Muraco, American wrestler. Muraco was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2004 and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2014.
1948 – Charlie Waters, American football player, coach, and radio host. Charlie Tutan Waters (born September 10, 1948) is a former American football player, a safety in the National Football League for twelve seasons, all with the Dallas Cowboys.
1947 – Larry Nelson, American golfer. Larry Gene Nelson (born September 10, 1947) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level.
1946 – Jim Hines, American sprinter and football player. James Ray Hines (born September 10, 1946) is a retired American track and field athlete, who held the 100 m world record for 15 years.
1945 – Mike Mullane, American colonel and astronaut. Richard Michael "Mike" Mullane (born September 10, 1945; Col, USAF, Ret.) is an engineer and aircraft pilot, a retired USAF officer. and a former NASA astronaut.
1942 – Danny Hutton, Irish-American singer. Daniel Anthony Hutton (born September 10, 1942) is an Irish-American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night.
1941 – Christopher Hogwood, English harpsichord player and conductor, founded the Academy of Ancient Music (d. 2014), was an English conductor, harpsichordist, writer, and musicologist. Founder of the early music ensemble the Academy of Ancient Music, he was an authority on historically informed performance and a leading figure in the early music revival of the late 20th century.
1941 – Gunpei Yokoi, Japanese video game designer, invented Game Boy (d. 1997). He was a long-time Nintendo employee, best known as creator of the Game & Watch handheld system, inventor of the "cross" shaped Control Pad, the original designer of the Game Boy, and producer of a few long-running and critically acclaimed video game franchises, such as Metroid and Kid Icarus.
1941 – Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist, biologist, and author (d. 2002), was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read authors of popular science of his generation.
1940 – Bob Chance, American baseball player (d. 2013), was a first baseman and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and California Angels in part of six seasons spanning 1963–1969. Listed at 6' 2", 215 lb., Chance batted left handed and threw right handed.
1940 – Buck Buchanan, American football player (d. 1992), was a professional American football defensive tackle with the Kansas City Chiefs in the American Football League (AFL) and in the National Football League (NFL). Buchanan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
1940 – Roy Ayers, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, vibraphonist, and producer. He is a key figure in the acid jazz movement, and has been dubbed "The Godfather of Neo Soul".
1937 – Jared Diamond, American biologist, geographer, and author. Jared Mason Diamond (born September 10, 1937) is an American geographer, historian, anthropologist, and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005), The World Until Yesterday (2012), and Upheaval (2019).
1937 – Tommy Overstreet, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015), was an American country singer. Often known simply as "T.O." by fans and radio disc jockeys, Overstreet had five top five hit singles in the Billboard country charts and 11 top 10 singles.
1935 – Mary Oliver, American poet, was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007 The New York Times described her as "far and away, this country's best-selling poet."
1934 – Charles Kuralt, American journalist (d. 1997). He is most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his "On the Road" segments on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and later as the first anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning, a position he held for fifteen years.
1934 – Jim Oberstar, American educator and politician (d. 2014), was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 2011. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he represented northeastern Minnesota's 8th congressional district, which included the cities of Duluth, Brainerd, Grand Rapids, International Falls, and Hibbing.
1934 – Mr. Wrestling II, American wrestler. John Francis Walker (born September 10, 1934) is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Mr.
1934 – Roger Maris, American baseball player and coach (d. 1985), was an American professional baseball right fielder. He is best known for setting a new major league baseball single-season home run record with 61 home runs in 1961; the record remained unbroken until 1998.
1932 – Bo Goldman, American playwright, screenwriter, and producer. Robert Goldman (born September 10, 1932) professionally known as Bo Goldman, is an American writer, Broadway playwright and screenwriter.
1931 – Philip Baker Hall, American actor. Bookman in the Seinfeld episode The Library.
1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer and businessman (d. 2016), was an American professional golfer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the sport's history. Dating back to 1955, he won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and the circuit now known as PGA Tour Champions.
1928 – Jean Vanier, Canadian philosopher and humanitarian, founded L'Arche, was a Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. In 1964, he founded L'Arche, an international federation of communities spread over 37 countries, for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them.
1928 – Walter Ralston Martin, American minister and author, founded the Christian Research Institute (d. 1989), was an American Baptist Christian minister and author who founded the Christian Research Institute in 1960 as a para-church ministry specializing as a clearing-house of information in both general Christian apologetics and in countercult apologetics. As the author of the influential The Kingdom of the Cults (1965), he has been dubbed the "godfather of the anti-cult movement".
1924 – Boyd K. Packer, American educator and religious leader, 26th President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (d. 2015), was an American religious leader and former educator, who served as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2008 until his death. He also served as the quorum's acting president from 1994 to 2008, and was an apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve from 1970 until his death.
1924 – Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player and coach (d. 1988). He spent most of his 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing for the Cincinnati Reds as a first baseman.
1923 – Glen P. Robinson, American businessman, founded Scientific Atlanta (d. 2013), was an American businessman and founder of Scientific Atlanta, now a subsidiary of Cisco Systems. Robinson was the first employee of Scientific Atlanta, where he remained CEO then Chairman of the company until he retired.
1921 – John W. Morris, American general (d. 2013). Morris (September 10, 1921 – August 20, 2013) was an American Lieutenant General who became Chief of Engineers.
1915 – Edmond O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985), was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing character parts. He received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the corresponding Golden Globe for his supporting role in The Barefoot Contessa (1954), as well as a second Golden Globe and another Academy Award nomination for Seven Days in May (1964).
1914 – Robert Wise, American director and producer (d. 2005), was an American film director, producer, and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965).
1913 – Lincoln Gordon, American academic and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Brazil (d. 2009), was the 9th President of the Johns Hopkins University (1967–71) and a United States Ambassador to Brazil (1961–66). Gordon had a career both in government and in academia, becoming a Professor of International Economic Relations at Harvard University in the 1950s, before turning his attention to foreign affairs.
1908 – Raymond Scott, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1994), was an American composer, band leader, pianist, record producer, and inventor of electronic instruments.
1908 – Waldo Rudolph Wedel, American archaeologist and author (d. 1996), was an American archaeologist and a central figure in the study of the prehistory of the Great Plains. He was born in Newton, Kansas to a family of Mennonites.
1907 – Alva R. Fitch, American general (d. 1989), was a lieutenant general in the United States Army and was deputy director of Defense Intelligence Agency from 1964 to 1966. He commanded an artillery battalion during the Battle of Bataan and was a prisoner of war from 1942 to 1945.
1904 – Honey Craven, American horse rider and manager (d. 2003), was an American equestrian, ringmaster and manager of the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, the Devon Horse Show in Pennsylvania, and ringmaster at nearly every prominent horse show in the United States. He also managed the Eastern States Show, the Children's Services Show and the North Shore Horse Show.
1904 – Max Shachtman, American theorist and politician (d. 1972). Anti-war and civil rights movements
1898 – Bessie Love, American actress (d. 1986), was an American motion picture actress who achieved prominence playing innocent young girls and wholesome leading ladies in silent films and early talkies. Her acting career spanned eight decades—from silent film to sound film, including theater, radio, and television—and her performance in The Broadway Melody (1929) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
1898 – Waldo Semon, American chemist and engineer (d. 1999), was an American inventor born in Demopolis, Alabama. He is credited with inventing methods for making polyvinyl chloride useful.
1896 – Adele Astaire, American actress and dancer (d. 1981), was an American dancer, stage actress, and singer. After beginning work as a dancer and vaudeville performer at the age of nine, Astaire built a successful performance career with her younger brother, Fred Astaire.
1892 – Arthur Compton, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962), was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his 1923 discovery of the Compton effect, which demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic radiation. It was a sensational discovery at the time: the wave nature of light had been well-demonstrated, but the idea that light had both wave and particle properties was not easily accepted.
1888 – Israel Abramofsky, Russian-American painter (d. 1976), was a Russian-born artist, who trained in Paris and settled in the United States, known for his landscape works and works depicting Jewish life in Eastern Europe.
1886 – H.D., American poet, novelist, and memoirist (d. 1961), was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist, associated with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets, including Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington. She published under the pen name H.D.
1885 – Carl Clinton Van Doren, American critic and biographer (d. 1950). He was the brother of critic and teacher Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren.
1880 – Georgia Douglas Johnson, American poet and playwright (d. 1966), was an African-American poet, one of the earliest African-American female playwrights, and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
1875 – George Hewitt Myers, American forester and philanthropist (d. 1957). He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Yale College in 1898 and was the heir to the Bristol-Myers pharmaceutical fortune.
1852 – Alice Brown Davis, American tribal chief (d. 1935), was the first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, and served from 1922–1935, appointed by President Warren G. Harding.
1852 – Hans Niels Andersen, Danish businessman, founded the East Asiatic Company (d. 1937), was a Danish shipping magnate, businessman and founder of the East Asiatic Company.
1839 – Charles Sanders Peirce, American mathematician, statistician, and philosopher (d. 1914). CDPT: Commens Dictionary of Peirce's Terms CP x.y: Collected Papers, volume x, paragraph y EP x:y: The Essential Peirce, volume x, page y
1839 – Isaac K. Funk, American minister and publisher, co-founded Funk & Wagnalls (d. 1912), was an American Lutheran minister, editor, lexicographer, publisher, and spelling reformer. He was the co-founder of Funk & Wagnalls Company, the father of author Wilfred J.
1836 – Joseph Wheeler, American general and politician (d. 1906). Joseph "Fighting Joe" Wheeler (September 10, 1836 – January 25, 1906) was an American military commander and politician.
1801 – Marie Laveau, American voodoo practitioner (d. 1881), was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo, herbalist and midwife, who was renowned in New Orleans. Her daughter, Marie Laveau II, (1827–c. 1862) also practiced rootwork, conjure, Native American and African spiritualism as well as Louisiana Voodoo.
1758 – Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840), was an American novelist.
1753 – John Soane, English architect and academic, designed the Royal Academy and Freemasons' Hall (d. 1837), was an English architect who specialised in the Neo-Classical style. The son of a bricklayer, he rose to the top of his profession, becoming professor of architecture at the Royal Academy and an official architect to the Office of Works.
2015 – Norman Farberow, American psychologist and academic (b. 1918)
2014 – Edward Nelson, American mathematician and academic (b. 1932)
2014 – George Spencer, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2014 – Paul K. Sybrowsky, American religious leader and academic (b. 1944)
2014 – Richard Kiel, American actor (b. 1939)
2013 – E. Clay Shaw, Jr., American accountant and politician (b. 1939)
2013 – John Hambrick, American journalist and actor (b. 1940)
2012 – Lance LeGault, American actor and stuntman (b. 1935)
2012 – Robert Gammage, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1938)
2011 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (b. 1923)
2007 – Anita Roddick, English businesswoman, founded The Body Shop (b. 1942)
2007 – Jane Wyman, American actress (b. 1917)
2007 – Ted Stepien, American businessman (b. 1925)
2006 – Patty Berg, American golfer (b. 1918)
2005 – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American singer and guitarist (b. 1924)
2004 – Brock Adams, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1927)
1996 – Hans List, Austrian scientist and inventor (b. 1896)
1996 – Joanne Dru, American actress (b. 1922)
1988 – Virginia Satir, American psychotherapist and author (b. 1916)
1983 – Felix Bloch, Swiss-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1983 – Jon Brower Minnoch, American heaviest man (b. 1941)
1976 – Dalton Trumbo, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1905)
1973 – Cornelia Meigs, American author and playwright (b. 1884)
1971 – Pier Angeli, Italian-American actress and singer (b. 1932)
1965 – Father Divine, American spiritual leader (b. 1880)
1961 – Leo Carrillo, American actor and singer (b. 1880)
1952 – Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese engineer and architect, designed the Beirut City Hall (b. 1866)
1935 – Huey Long, American lawyer and politician, 40th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1893)