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  • 2016 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series to earn their first title in 108 years; ending the then longest title drought in US sports history.
  • 1997 – The United States of America imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to its human rights abuses of its own citizens and its material and political assistance to Islamic extremist groups across the Middle East and Eastern Africa.
  • 1986 – Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling weapons to Iran in order to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
  • 1986 – The Federated States of Micronesia gain independence from the United States of America.
  • 1979 – Greensboro massacre: Five members of the Communist Workers Party are shot dead and seven are wounded by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during a "Death to the Klan" rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.
  • 1973 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 10 toward Mercury. On March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet.
  • 1964 – Lyndon B. Johnson is elected to a full term, winning 61% of the vote and 44 states, while Washington D.C. residents are able to vote in a presidential election for the first time, casting their votes for Lyndon Johnson.
  • 1957 – Sputnik program: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2. On board is the first animal to enter orbit, a dog named Laika.
  • 1936 – Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected President of the United States.
  • 1908 – William Howard Taft is elected the 27th President of the United States.
  • 1903 – With the encouragement of the United States, Panama separates from Colombia.
  • 1883 – American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves a clue that eventually leads to his capture.
  • 1868 – John Willis Menard was the first African American elected to the United States Congress. Because of an electoral challenge, he was never seated.
  • 1838 – The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.
  • 1789 – The first District Court established by the Constitution opens in New York City.
  • 1783 – The American Continental Army is disbanded.
  • 1592 – The city of San Luis Potosí is founded.
  • 1534 – English Parliament passes the first Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Anglican Church, supplanting the pope and the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.


  • 1995 – Kendall Jenner, American television personality and model. She is best known for her role in the reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
  • 1989 – Paula DeAnda, American singer-songwriter and actress. She then got the opportunity to audition for Clive Davis, who signed her to Arista Records on the spot.
  • 1987 – Colin Kaepernick, American football player. He is also a political activist, best known for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.
  • 1987 – Kyle Seager, American baseball player. Kyle Duerr Seager (born November 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball third baseman with the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1987 – Ty Lawson, American basketball player. Tywon Ronell Lawson (born November 3, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
  • 1985 – Tyler Hansbrough, American basketball player. Andrew Tyler Hansbrough (born November 3, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).
  • 1984 – LaMarr Woodley, American football player. He later beat the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII as a member of the Steelers.
  • 1978 – Tim McIlrath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath (born November 3, 1978) is an American rock musician.
  • 1977 – Greg Plitt, American model and actor (d. 2015), was an American fitness model, actor, and former Army Ranger. He starred in the Bravo television series Work Out.
  • 1976 – Jake Shimabukuro, American ukulele player and composer. Shimabukuro has written numerous original compositions, including the entire soundtracks to two Japanese films, Hula Girls (2007) and the Japanese remake of Sideways (2009).
  • 1975 – Darren Sharper, American football player and sportscaster. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft, and later played for the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints.
  • 1973 – Christian Picciolini, American businessman and manager. Christian Marco Picciolini (born November 3, 1973) is an American author, public speaker, former neo-Nazi punk rock musician, and founder of the Free Radicals Project, a global network of people who are working to prevent extremism and helping people disengage from hate movements and other violent ideologies.
  • 1973 – Mick Thomson, American guitarist. Thomson originally met founding Slipknot members Anders Colsefni, Donnie Steele and Paul Gray through their mutual involvement in death metal band Body Pit, and later joined in early 1996.
  • 1971 – Sticky Fingaz, American rapper, producer, and actor. Kirk Jones (born November 3, 1973), better known by his stage name Sticky Fingaz, is an American hardcore rapper, record producer, actor, film director, film editor and writer, best known as a member of multi-platinum hardcore rap group Onyx.
  • 1970 – Jeanette J. Epps, American aerospace engineer and astronaut. Jeanette Jo Epps (born November 3, 1970) is an American aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut.
  • 1965 – Mike Springer, American golfer. Michael Paul Springer (born November 3, 1965) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.
  • 1963 – Davis Guggenheim, American director, producer, and screenwriter. Since 2006, Guggenheim is the only filmmaker to release three different documentaries that were ranked within the top 100 highest-grossing documentaries of all time (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud, and Waiting for "Superman").
  • 1962 – David J. Schiappa, American lawyer and politician. Schiappa (born November 3, 1962) was a Republican staff member of the United States Senate from 1984 to 2013, most recently as Secretary for the Minority.
  • 1962 – Gabe Newell, American businessman, co-founded the Valve Corporation. Gabe Logan Newell (born (1962-11-03)November 3, 1962), commonly known by his nickname Gaben (/ˈɡeɪbˈɛn/), is an American computer programmer and businessman best known as the co-founder of the video game development and digital distribution company Valve.
  • 1961 – Dave Hahn, Japanese-American mountaineer and journalist. Among Hahn’s other notable accomplishments are his 35 summits of Vinson Massif, Antarctica’s highest mountain.
  • 1960 – Karch Kiraly, American volleyball player, coach, and sportscaster. He went on to win the gold medal again at the 1996 Olympic Games, the first Olympic competition to feature beach volleyball.
  • 1959 – Hal Hartley, American director, producer, and screenwriter. Hal Hartley (born November 3, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and composer who became a key figure in the American independent film movement of the 1980s and '90s.
  • 1958 – Brady Hoke, American football coach. Brady Patrick Hoke (born November 3, 1958) is an American football coach who is in his second stint as the head coach at San Diego State University.
  • 1956 – Gary Ross, American director, producer, and screenwriter. He also wrote the screenplay for the fantasy comedy film Big (1988) and the political comedy film Dave (1993).
  • 1955 – Phil Simms, American football player and sportscaster. Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1954) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire 15-year professional career playing for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).
  • 1954 – Kathy Kinney, American actress and comedian. She had been involved in television, feature film, and stage work for years.
  • 1953 – Dennis Miller, American comedian, producer, and talk show host. Dennis Michael Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, and comedian.
  • 1953 – Helios Creed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Helios Creed (born November 3, 1953 in Long Beach, California, United States) is an American guitarist, singer and bandleader.
  • 1953 – Kate Capshaw, American actress and producer. Kathleen Capshaw Spielberg (née Nail) (born November 3, 1953) is an American retired actress, best known for her portrayal of Willie Scott, an American nightclub singer and performer in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), directed by eventual husband Steven Spielberg.
  • 1953 – Larry Herndon, American baseball player and coach. Larry Darnell Herndon (born November 3, 1953) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder for the St.
  • 1952 – David Ho, Taiwanese-American scientist, was born in Taiwan and has made many innovative state of the art scientific contributions to the understanding and technological treatment of HIV infection. He is the scientific director and chief executive officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Irene Diamond Professor at Rockefeller University in New York City.
  • 1952 – Roseanne Barr, American comedian, actress, and producer. She won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show.
  • 1951 – Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist. He attended Manhattan's School of Visual Arts and was employed by the Daily News from 1968-2015.
  • 1949 – Anna Wintour, English-American journalist. Dame Anna Wintour DBE (/ˈwɪntər/; born 3 November 1949) is a British-American journalist and editor who has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher, since 2013.
  • 1949 – Larry Holmes, American boxer and talk show host. Larry Holmes (born November 3, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1973 to 2002.
  • 1948 – Rick Kreuger, American baseball player and coach. Richard Allen Kreuger (born November 3, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1975 through 1978 for the Boston Red Sox (1975–77) and Cleveland Indians (1978).
  • 1947 – Mazie Hirono, Japanese-American lawyer and politician, 9th Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii. Mazie Keiko Hirono (/ˈmeɪzi hiˈroʊnoʊ/; Japanese name: 広野 慶子, Hirono Keiko; born November 3, 1947) is a Japanese-born American politician serving since 2013 as the junior United States Senator from Hawaii.
  • 1945 – Ken Holtzman, American baseball player and manager. A two-time All-Star, Holtzman was a 20-game-winner for the Athletics in 1973.
  • 1942 – Martin Cruz Smith, American author and screenwriter. He is best known for his eight-novel series on Russian investigator Arkady Renko, who was first introduced in 1981 with Gorky Park.
  • 1940 – Sonny Rhodes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Clarence Smith (born Clarence Edward Mauldin, November 3, 1940), known as Sonny Rhodes, is an American blues singer and lap steel guitar player.
  • 1936 – Roy Emerson, Australian-American tennis player and coach. Roy Stanley Emerson AC (born 3 November 1936) is an Australian former World Number One tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
  • 1935 – Ingrid Rüütel, Estonian philologist and academic, 3rd First Lady of Estonia, was the First Lady of Estonia, married to President Arnold Rüütel.
  • 1933 – Aneta Corsaut, American actress (d. 1995), was an American actress and writer. She is best known for playing Helen Crump on The Andy Griffith Show (1963–1968).
  • 1933 – Ken Berry, American actor, singer, and dancer, was an American actor, dancer and singer. Berry starred on the television series F Troop, The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama's Family.
  • 1933 – Michael Dukakis, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 65th Governor of Massachusetts. He was nominated by the Democratic Party for president in the 1988 election, losing to the Republican candidate, Vice President George H.
  • 1930 – D. James Kennedy, American pastor and author (d. 2007), was an American pastor, evangelist, Christian broadcaster, and author. He served as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from 1960 until his death in 2007.
  • 1930 – Lois Smith, American actress. Lois Arlene Smith (née Humbert; born November 3, 1930) is an American character actress, whose career spans seven decades.
  • 1930 – Phil Crane, American academic and politician (d. 2014), was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 2005, representing the 8th District of Illinois in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago.
  • 1930 – William H. Dana, American engineer, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014), was an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force pilot, NASA test pilot, and astronaut.
  • 1927 – Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman, co-founded McCain Foods (d. 2004), was a Canadian businessman, co-founder, along with his three brothers of international frozen foods giant McCain Foods Limited.
  • 1927 – Peggy McCay, American actress, was an American actress whose career began in 1949, and includes theatre, television, soap operas, and feature films. McCay may be best known for originating the roles of Vanessa Dale on the CBS soap opera Love of Life (a role she played from 1951–55), and Caroline Brady, which she played from 1983 to 2016 on NBC's Days of Our Lives.
  • 1926 – Robert W. Wilson, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013). Robert Woodrow Wilson (born January 10, 1936) is an American astronomer who, along with Arno Allan Penzias, discovered cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) in 1964.
  • 1924 – Marc Breaux, American actor, director, and choreographer (d. 2013), was an American choreographer and occasional film director best known for his work on musical films of the 1960s and 1970s. Most of his well-known work was in collaboration with Dee Dee Wood to whom he was married for many years.
  • 1921 – Charles Bronson, American soldier and actor (d. 2003), was an American actor. He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines, had long-term collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J.
  • 1918 – Bob Feller, American sailor, baseball player, and sportscaster (d. 2010), was an American baseball pitcher who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians. Feller pitched from 1936 to 1941 and from 1945 to 1956, interrupted by a four-year engagement in the United States Navy.
  • 1918 – Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American general (d. 2007), was a United States Army officer who was one of the first two women to attain the rank of brigadier general.
  • 1918 – Russell B. Long, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (d. 2003), was an American Democratic politician and United States Senator from Louisiana from 1948 until 1987, and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee for fifteen years from 1966 to 1981. The son of Louisiana governor and U.S. senator Huey Long, Russell Long served during the administrations of eight U.S. presidents from Truman to Reagan.
  • 1915 – Hal Jackson, American journalist and radio host (d. 2012), was an American disc jockey and radio personality who broke a number of color barriers in American radio broadcasting.
  • 1909 – James Reston, Scottish-American journalist and author (d. 1995), was an American journalist whose career spanned the mid-1930s to the early 1990s. He was associated for many years with The New York Times.
  • 1908 – Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American football player, wrestler, and coach (d. 1990), was a Canadian-born American football player in the National Football League (NFL), renowned for his strength and size. Nagurski was also a successful professional wrestler, recognized as a multiple-time World Heavyweight Champion.
  • 1905 – Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (d. 1998), was an influential artist and teacher during her seven-decade career. Jones was one of the most notable figures to attain notoriety for her art while living as a black expatriate in Paris during the 1930s and 1940s.
  • 1903 – Walker Evans, American photographer and journalist (d. 1975), was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8×10-inch (200×250 mm) view camera.
  • 1900 – Adolf Dassler, German businessman, founded Adidas (d. 1978), was a German cobbler, inventor and entrepreneur who founded the German sportswear company Adidas. He was also the younger brother of Rudolf Dassler, founder of Puma.
  • 1899 – Ralph Greenleaf, American billiards player (d. 1950), was an American professional pool and carom billiards player, a twenty-time World Pocket Billiards Champion, whose ability and charisma dominated the sport during his heyday.
  • 1896 – Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish-American illustrator and animator (d. 1970). He is known for his Arthur Rackham-influenced fairy-tale style and use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces.
  • 1890 – Harry Stephen Keeler, American author (d. 1967), was a prolific but little-known American author of mysteries and science fiction.
  • 1884 – Joseph William Martin, Jr., American publisher and politician, 49th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1968), was an American politician who served as the 44th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1947 to 1949 and 1953 to 1955; he represented the district covering North Attleborough, Massachusetts. He was the only Republican to serve as Speaker in a sixty-four year period from 1931 to 1995.
  • 1876 – Stephen Alencastre, American bishop and missionary (d. 1940), was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the fifth and last Vicar Apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands (now the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu). He was also an apparent titular bishop of Arabissus.
  • 1845 – Edward Douglass White, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921), was an American politician and jurist from Louisiana. He was a United States Senator and the ninth Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1816 – Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (d. 1898), was an American abolitionist and Methodist minister from New York state who was twice convicted in Kentucky of aiding the escape of slaves, and served a total of 19 years in prison. Fairbank is believed to have aided the escape of 47 slaves.
  • 1816 – Jubal Early, American general and lawyer (d. 1894), was a Virginia lawyer and politician who became a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Trained at the United States Military Academy, Early resigned his U.S.
  • 1801 – Karl Baedeker, German author and publisher, founded the Baedeker Publishing Company (d. 1859), was a German publisher whose company, Baedeker, set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists.
  • 1799 – William Sprague III, American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1856), was a politician and industrialist from the U.S. state of Rhode Island, serving as the 14th Governor, a U.S. Representative and a U.S.
  • 1794 – William Cullen Bryant, American poet and journalist (d. 1878), was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
  • 1793 – Stephen F. Austin, American businessman and politician (d. 1836), was an American empresario. Known as the "Father of Texas", and the founder of Texas, he led the second, and ultimately, the successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States to the region in 1825.


  • 2015 – Howard Coble, American captain, lawyer, and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Gordon Tullock, American economist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Nick Cardy, American soldier and illustrator (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – William J. Coyne, American lawyer and politician (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Thomas K. McCraw, American historian and academic (b. 1940)
  • 2010 – Jerry Bock, American composer (b. 1928)
  • 2009 – Carl Ballantine, American magician and actor (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Ryan Shay, American runner (b. 1979)
  • 2006 – Marie Rudisill, American author (b. 1911)
  • 2002 – Jonathan Harris, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1998 – Bob Kane, American author and illustrator, co-created Batman (b. 1915)
  • 1994 – Valter Palm, Estonian-American boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Léon Theremin, Russian physicist and engineer, invented the Theremin (b. 1895)
  • 1991 – Chris Bender American singer (b. 1972)
  • 1990 – Mary Martin, American actress and singer (b. 1913)
  • 1989 – Dorothy Fuldheim, American journalist (b. 1893)
  • 1987 – Mary Shane, American sportscaster and educator (b. 1945)
  • 1983 – Alfredo Antonini, Italian-American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
  • 1980 – Caroline Mytinger, American painter and author (b. 1897)
  • 1968 – Vern Stephens, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 1960 – Paul Willis, American actor and director (b. 1901)
  • 1949 – Solomon R. Guggenheim, American art collector and philanthropist, founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (b. 1861)
  • 1926 – Annie Oakley, American entertainer and target shooter (b. 1860)
  • 1850 – William E. Shannon, Irish-born American politician (b. 1821/1822)
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