- 1968 – Apollo 7 landed safely home in the North Atlantic Ocean. The crew of 3 returned after nearly 11 days in which they completed 163 orbits of Earth. It was the first manned mission of the Apollo space programme.
- 1987 – Russian poet and essayist Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
- 2008 – The Indian Space Research Organisation launched Chandrayaan-1 from Sriharikota. It was Indias first unmanned space mission and it managed to complete 3400 lunar orbits.
- 1938 – Christopher Lloyd born in Stamford, Connecticut is an American actor who has starred in films such as the Back To The Future trilogy and The Addams Family
- 1952 – Jeff Goldblum born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania is an American actor who has starred in films such as The Fly and Jurassic Park.
- 1968 – Shaggy born Orville Richard Burrell in Kingston, Jamaica is an award winning singer and rapper.