1965 United States Bombs North Vietnam
U.S. Secretary of Defense McNamara addressed Vietcong attacks and U.S. retaliation.
1984 First Untethered Walk in Space
Two astronauts from NASA’s Challenger space shuttle float in space untethered, with just jetpacks to guide their movement. Astronaut Bruce McCandless was the first to free fly, followed by Robert Stewart.
1999 Jordan’s King Hussein Dies
The “architect of modern Jordan,” King Hussein died at age 63. His son, Prince Abdullah, was sworn in as his successor.
1812 Charles Dickens
1867 Laura Ingalls Wilder
1885 Sinclair Lewis
1960 James Spader
1962 Garth Brooks
1962 Eddie Izzard
1965 Chris Rock
1972 Robyn Lively
1974 Steve Nash
1978 Ashton Kutcher
1985 Tina Majorino
1985 Deborah Ann Woll
1993 David Dorfman
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