- 1805 – During the Napoleonic Wars the Battle of Schöngrabern took place in Austria. The Russians won a trategic victory over the French whilst the French boasted a tactical victory.
- 1907 – Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state into the US Union.
- 2000 – In an historic move, Bill Clinton became the first serving President of the United States to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
- 1907 – Burgess Meredith born in Cleveland Ohio was an American actor of stage and screen. He famously played the role of Mickey Goldmill, Rocky’s trainer in the first 3 Rocky films.
- 1953 – Griff Rhys Jones born in Cardiff, Wales is a British comedian, actor and writer.
- 1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal born in New York is an American actress. She has starred in “Secretary”, “Donnie Darko” and “The Dark Knight”.