If nothing matters ..Students of University of North Carolina complain about a course where nobody fails, no test is set and no time given to lectures or tutorials for 3100 students over 18 years. Students describe the issue as an "“American” system of white supremacist, heteropatriarchal capitalism and brings our understanding of what it means to be a Tar Heel into question." A tar heel is a proud name for North Carolina peoples. The shameful thing is that for 18 years there was no oversight of an academic campus of an Ivy League styled campus. Let the Democrats put that in their mascot ass.
ALP have failed in opposition to direct action on the environment. The environmental policy of the Liberal Party has been taken to two elections and has a mandate, but the ALP don't recognise it. It is hard to know what the ALP are dong in their opposition to good policy. The Greens already do that and better. The ALP are shedding left wing support to the Greens and repudiating their supporters of the centre left. If the ALP reformed and dumped their union affiliates, and ran as a party with policies they might make a difference. At the moment, they make a bad legislative block.
The Age was wrong to claim Howard had rebuked Abbott over the policy of turning back boats. It is a good policy which has saved lives, and lead to fairer outcomes for refugees. What Mr Howard had said was that it was a better policy to do that than to attempt to get prior permission, as the ALP demand. Because a nationalist would be duty bound to say 'no' prior, whereas are pragmatic to say 'yes' after.
ALP Glenn Serle rebukes ALP Melissa Parke over anti semitic attack. Melissa was ignorant to state her opposition to ALP policy in support of terrorists who use BDS to hurt Israel. Recently, BDS have had a success with Soda Stream and hundreds of so called Palestinians are unemployed as a result.
Clive Palmer admits back dating instrument that he wanted to employ to withdraw $12 million to bank roll his federal campaign. It is apparent Palmer had no right or authority to spend the money he used.
Gillard declared 'questionable' .. possibly corrupt? Gillard set up the instruments her boyfriend used to extort millions of dollars from companies for personal use. She was also his lawyer.
ABC fields Dr Karl who lies effortlessly. He was quoted as misquoting a a British Met Office statement and given an opportunity to correct it. He failed, repeatedly.
Did Nova Perris mislead parliament? She claimed she was the victim of extortion, but the evidence she refers to does not suggest that. If nothing matters ..
Tony Abbott is taking the necessary steps to heal Australia after six abysmal years of ALP government. But more has to be done. Boats are being stopped, with a drop from 3000 illegal arrivals, by boat a month, to 300 last month. Still, a substantial number of very dangerous type of illegal arrival has introduced islamo fascist behaviour. NSW ALP have appointed as a dispute resolution person the husband of a liar. The ABC would complain if a conservative did it. Fracking is safe but socialists and reactionaries don't want it. If you ask why, they mumble things about Monsanto, water tables, bees, GM crops, and agenda 21. They seem to forget Catch 22. I welcome disagreement based on fact. ABC have just worked out Bolt is effective. Why is record cold in Victoria not trumpeted as loudly as warm weather in NSW? Maybe one has to slay the AGW Demon to find out? Shorten volunteers to commit electoral suicide, fighting for a tax in opposition, rather than trying to become an effective government in future.
I would like to take this time to thank my supporters and friends who have stood by me in these tough times. I am in a concrete shell thanks to a raw sewage blockage a month ago. I am insured, but sadly, insured with GIO, who have done nothing to decontaminate the kitchen and bathroom area the insurance I have with them covers. Luckily, my home contents is with Allianz and they were here in the first few hours with specialist cleaners and removal experts. I have lost everything I once owned, including irreplaceable keepsakes of a lifetime, but important things will be replaced. For unrelated reasons, I am in danger of losing my unit, but this may be a blessing, improving any sale value and possibly delaying it.
I note Tripodi faces ICAC today, and that brings my heart joy as corruption involving him is why I've been unemployed since '07. People who don't know me may not understand why my issue is so challenging. Partly Tripodi and stable mates have made it that way. I recently thought I had cleared my matters with the tax office. It turns out I hadn't. But this new issue may be a blessing too. ATO want to know why I accessed my superannuation early. They seem to feel I may have lived large on it. It is true I have visited Max Brenners more than is good for me. But that has nothing to do with it. What had happened was I had been granted early access through hardship to it, and my bank had signed off on the deal. But my bank reneged, and suggested a path I took which I don't advise anyone else do. I turned $220k into $99k and put it in my mortgage. It is still there. But I have been denied work in my trade (math teacher) for over six years. Soon, my bank will force me to sell my unit. And now ATO have decided to claim I was paid income of $153k (note that figure, super bodies already have $67k from my early access) a quarter went to mafia types who organised it. The blessing is the ATO might call in a federal investigation into the issue which should blow Tripodi and others sky high. The danger is the ATO might try to limit the issue to me and fine me and slap me with secrecy deals to protect the ALP. The ATO is a cat's paw .. do they like being a cat's paw? All I can do is to man up and take what is dished out. Accessing super early is wrong. No one can help me until I know the scope of what the ATO plan.
This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
For twenty two years I have been responsibly addressing an issue, and I cannot carry on. I am petitioning the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to remedy my distress. I leave it up to him if he chooses to address the issue. Regardless of your opinion of conservative government, the issue is pressing. Please sign my petition at https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/tony-abbott-remedy-the-persecution-of-dd-ball
Or the US President at
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/change-injustice-faced-david-daniel-ball-after-he-reported-bungled-pedophile-investigation-and/b8mxPWtJ or http://wh.gov/ilXYR
Mr Ball, I will not sign your petition as it will do no good, but I will share your message and ask as many of friends who read it, to share it also. Let us see if we cannot use the power of the internet to spread the word of these infamous killings. As a father and a former soldier, I cannot, could not, justify ignoring this appalling action by the perpetrators, whoever they may; I thank you Douglas. You are wrong about the petition. Signing it is as worthless and meaningless an act as voting. A stand up guy would know that. - ed
Lorraine Allen Hider I signed the petition ages ago David, with pleasure, nobody knows what it's like until they've been there. Keep heart David take care.
- 846 – Louis the Stammerer, French king (d. 879)
- 1871 – Stephen Crane, American journalist, author, and poet (d. 1900)
- 1887 – L. S. Lowry, English painter (d. 1976)
- 1923 – Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian author (d. 2001)
- 1939 – Barbara Bosson, American actress
- 1957 – Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
- 1967 – Tina Arena, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- 1997 – Alex Wolff, American actor and singer (Nat & Alex Wolff)
- 365 – The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.
- 996 – Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).
- 1141 – Empress Matilda's reign as 'Lady of the English' ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of King of England.
- 1179 – Philip II is crowned King of France.
- 1214 – The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.
- 1348 – The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfsof the King of Valencia and thus "royalists".
- 1503 – Pope Julius II is elected.
- 1512 – The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.
- 1520 – The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
- 1555 – French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- 1570 – The All Saints' Flood devastates the Dutch coast.
- 1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
- 1611 – William Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
- 1612 – (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitay-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
- 1683 – The British Crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
- 1688 – William III of Orange sets out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to seize the crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.
- 1755 – In Portugal, Lisbon is totally devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.
- 1765 – The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the Thirteen Colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.
- 1790 – Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.
- 1800 – John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
- 1805 – Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.
- 1814 – Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars.
- 1848 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, The Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
- 1859 – The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse is lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (31 km) in good conditions.
- 1861 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
- 1870 – In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorologicalforecast.
- 1876 – New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.
- 1884 – The Gaelic Athletic Association is set up in Hayes's Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary.
- 1886 – Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka is established with 37 students.
- 1894 – Nicholas II becomes the new (and last) Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
- 1894 – Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.
- 1896 – A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
- 1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
- 1901 – Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity, is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, Virginia.
- 1911 – The first dropping of a bomb from an aircraft in combat, during the Italo-Turkish War.
- 1914 – World War I: The first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.
- 1915 – Parris Island is officially designated a United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
- 1916 – Pavel Milyukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmergovernment.
- 1918 – Malbone Street Wreck: The worst rapid transit accident in US history occurs under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York City, with at least 102 deaths.
- 1918 – Western Ukraine gains its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
- 1918 – The short-lived Banat Republic is founded.
- 1920 – American fishing schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian fishing schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- 1922 – Abolition of the Ottoman Sultanate: The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, abdicates.
- 1928 – The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replacing the version of the Arabic alphabet previously used with the Latin alphabet, comes into force in Turkey.
- 1937 – Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community.
- 1938 – Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.
- 1939 – The first rabbit born after artificial insemination is exhibited to the world.
- 1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
- 1942 – World War II: Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends three days later with an American victory.
- 1943 – World War II: In the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
- 1943 – World War II: In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.
- 1944 – World War II: Units of the British Army land at Walcheren in the Netherlands.
- 1945 – The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
- 1945 – Australia joins the United Nations.
- 1946 – Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, is ordained to the priesthood by Kraków's archbishop, Adam Sapieha.
- 1948 – Off southern Manchuria, 6,000 people die as a Chinese merchant ship explodes and sinks.
- 1948 – Athenagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is enthroned.
- 1950 – Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate US President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.
- 1950 – Pope Pius XII claims papal infallibility when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.
- 1951 – Operation Buster–Jangle: Six thousand five hundred American soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.
- 1952 – Operation Ivy: The United States successfully detonates the first large hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike" ["M" for megaton], in the Eniwetok atoll, located in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons.
- 1953 – Andhra Pradesh attains statehood, with Kurnool as its capital.
- 1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.
- 1955 – The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.
- 1956 – The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore State are formally created under the States Reorganisation Act.
- 1956 – In India, Kanyakumari district is joined to Tamil Nadu state from Kerala.
- 1956 – The Springhill mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia kills 39 miners; 88 are rescued.
- 1957 – The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge between anchorages at the time, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.
- 1959 – Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante wears a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game.
- 1959 – In Rwanda, Hutu politician Dominique Mbonyumutwa is beaten up by Tutsi forces, leading to a period of violence known as the wind of destruction.
- 1960 – While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
- 1961 – Fifty thousand women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.
- 1963 – The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, with the largest radio telescope ever constructed, officially opens.
- 1963 – The 1963 South Vietnamese coup begins
- 1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America's film rating system is officially introduced, originating with the ratings G, M, R, and X.
- 1970 – Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.
- 1973 – Watergate scandal: Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
- 1973 – The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.
- 1979 – In Bolivia, Colonel Alberto Natusch executes a bloody coup d'état against the constitutional government of Dr. Wálter Guevara.
- 1981 – Antigua and Barbuda gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
- 1993 – The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.
- 2000 – Serbia and Montenegro joins the United Nations.
- 2012 – A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh killing 26 people and injuring 135.
- 846 – Louis the Stammerer, French king (d. 879)
- 1339 – Rudolf IV, Duke of Austria (d. 1365)
- 1351 – Leopold III, Duke of Austria (d. 1386)
- 1526 – Catherine Jagiellon, Polish-Swedish wife of John III of Sweden (d. 1583)
- 1530 – Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and philosopher (d. 1563)
- 1539 – Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
- 1549 – Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain (d. 1580)
- 1567 – Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish academic and diplomat (d. 1626)
- 1585 – Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (d. 1652)
- 1607 – Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (d. 1658)
- 1611 – François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-French commander (d. 1656)
- 1623 – Zhu Youlang, Prince of Gui, the Yongli Emperor, the 4th and last emperor of the Southern Ming dynasty of China (d. 1662)
- 1625 – Oliver Plunkett, Irish archbishop and saint (d. 1681)
- 1636 – Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, French poet and critic (d. 1711)
- 1643 – John Strype, English historian and author (d. 1737)
- 1661 – Florent Carton Dancourt, French actor and playwright (d. 1725)
- 1666 – James Sherard, English botanist (d. 1738)
- 1704 – Paul Daniel Longolius, German editor (d. 1779)
- 1720 – Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
- 1727 – Ivan Shuvalov, Russian academic (d. 1797)
- 1757 – Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor (d. 1822)
- 1762 – Spencer Perceval, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1812)
- 1769 – Garlieb Merkel, German author and activist (d. 1850)
- 1778 – Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
- 1782 – F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1859)
- 1808 – John Taylor, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1887)
- 1831 – Harry Atkinson, English-New Zealand politician, 13th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1892)
- 1838 – 11th Dalai Lama (d. 1856)
- 1839 – Pál Luthár Slovene-Hungarian organist, educator, and author (d. 1919)
- 1847 – Emma Albani, Canadian-English soprano (d. 1930)
- 1847 – Hiệp Hòa, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1883)
- 1852 – Honinbo Shuei, Japanese Go player (d. 1907)
- 1859 – Charles Brantley Aycock, American educator, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1912)
- 1860 – Boies Penrose, American lawyer and politician (d. 1921)
- 1862 – Johan Wagenaar, Dutch organist and composer (d. 1941)
- 1864 – Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1918)
- 1871 – Stephen Crane, American journalist, author, and poet (d. 1900)
- 1872 – Louis Dewis, Belgian-French painter (d. 1946)
- 1877 – Roger Quilter, English composer (d. 1953)
- 1878 – Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter (d. 1925)
- 1878 – Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentinian academic and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
- 1880 – Sholem Asch, Polish-American author and playwright (d. 1957)
- 1880 – Grantland Rice, American journalist (d. 1954)
- 1880 – Alfred Wegener, German meteorologist and geophysicist (d. 1930)
- 1881 – Perikles Ioannidis, Greek admiral (d. 1965)
- 1881 – Edward Van Sloan, American actor (d. 1964)
- 1886 – Hermann Broch, Austrian-American author (d. 1951)
- 1886 – Sakutarō Hagiwara, Japanese poet and critic (d. 1942)
- 1887 – L. S. Lowry, English painter (d. 1976)
- 1888 – George Kenner, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1971)
- 1889 – Hannah Höch, German painter and photographer (d. 1978)
- 1889 – Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, English academic and politician, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1982)
- 1896 – Edmund Blunden, English author, poet, and critic (d. 1974)
- 1898 – Arthur Legat, Belgian race car driver (d. 1960)
- 1898 – Sippie Wallace, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1986)
- 1902 – Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian journalist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 1943)
- 1902 – Eugen Jochum, German conductor (d. 1987)
- 1903 – Max Adrian, Irish-English actor and singer (d. 1973)
- 1903 – Edward Greeves, Jr., Australian footballer (d. 1963)
- 1905 – Paul-Émile Borduas, Canadian-French painter (d. 1960)
- 1906 – Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968)
- 1907 – Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer and actor (d. 1976)
- 1911 – Henri Troyat, French historian and author (d. 2007)
- 1912 – Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi and author (d. 2012)
- 1914 – Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi (d. 2006)
- 1915 – Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American painter, co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History (d. 2010)
- 1917 – Siegfried Jamrowski, Russian-German soldier and pilot (d. 2012)
- 1917 – R. W. B. Lewis, American scholar and critic (d. 2002)
- 1917 – Clarence E. Miller, American politician (d. 2011)
- 1918 – Hermann Braun, American-German actor (d. 1945)
- 1918 – Ken Miles, English racing driver (d. 1966)
- 1919 – Hermann Bondi, English-Austrian mathematician and cosmologist (d. 2005)
- 1920 – James J. Kilpatrick, American journalist (d. 2010)
- 1920 – Ted Lowe, English sportscaster (d. 2011)
- 1921 – Wadih El Safi, Lebanese singer-songwriter, oud player, and actor (d. 2013)
- 1921 – John W. Peterson, American pilot and songwriter (d. 2006)
- 1921 – Harald Quandt, German businessman (d. 1967)
- 1922 – George S. Irving, American actor and singer
- 1923 – Victoria de los Ángeles, Spanish soprano (d. 2005)
- 1923 – Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (d. 2001)
- 1923 – Menachem Elon, German-Israeli academic and jurist (d. 2013)
- 1923 – Carlos Páez Vilaró, Uruguayan painter and sculptor (d. 2014)
- 1924 – Süleyman Demirel, Turkish engineer and politician, 9th President of Turkey
- 1924 – Jean-Luc Pépin, Canadian academic and politician, 19th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1995)
- 1924 – Colette Renard, French actress and singer (d. 2010)
- 1926 – Lou Donaldson, American saxophonist and composer
- 1926 – Olaf Kopvillem, Estonian-Canadian singer-songwriter and conductor (d. 1997)
- 1926 – Betsy Palmer, American actress
- 1927 – Vic Power, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2005)
- 1928 – James Bradford, American weightlifter (d. 2013)
- 1928 – Emmaline Henry, American actress (d. 1979)
- 1929 – Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (d. 2003)
- 1930 – A. R. Gurney, American playwright and author
- 1931 – Yossef Gutfreund, Israeli wrestling judge (d. 1972)
- 1931 – Chosuke Ikariya, Japanese bass player and actor (The Drifters) (d. 2004)
- 1931 – Shunsuke Kikuchi, Japanese composer
- 1931 – Arne Pedersen, Norwegian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
- 1932 – Al Arbour, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- 1932 – Francis Arinze, Nigerian cardinal
- 1932 – John Clark, English actor, director, and producer
- 1933 – Antoine Kohn, Luxembourgian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- 1934 – Umberto Agnelli, Swiss-Italian businessman and politician (d. 2004)
- 1934 – Gillian Knight, English soprano and actress
- 1934 – William Mathias, Welsh pianist and composer (d. 1992)
- 1935 – Gary Player, South African golfer
- 1935 – Edward Said, Palestinian-American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2003)
- 1936 – Eddie Colman, English footballer (d. 1958)
- 1936 – Katsuhisa Hattori, Japanese composer and conductor
- 1936 – Shizuka Kamei, Japanese politician
- 1937 – Bill Anderson, American singer-songwriter and actor
- 1939 – Barbara Bosson, American actress
- 1940 – Roger Kellaway, American pianist and composer
- 1940 – Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Indian jurist, 35th Chief Justice of India
- 1940 – Bruce Grocott, Baron Grocott, English academic and politician
- 1940 – Barry Sadler, American sergeant, singer-songwriter, and actor (d. 1989)
- 1941 – Alfio Basile, Argentinian footballer and manager
- 1941 – Robert Foxworth, American actor and director
- 1942 – Larry Flynt, American publisher, founded Larry Flynt Publications
- 1942 – Ralph Klein, Canadian journalist and politician, 12th Premier of Alberta (d. 2013)
- 1942 – Marcia Wallace, American actress (d. 2013)
- 1943 – Salvatore Adamo, Italian-Belgian singer-songwriter
- 1943 – Jacques Attali, French economist and civil servant
- 1943 – John McEnery, English actor
- 1944 – Kinky Friedman, American singer-songwriter and author
- 1944 – Bobby Heenan, American wrestling manager and sportscaster
- 1944 – Oscar Temaru, French-Polynesian politician, President of French Polynesia
- 1945 – Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist, founded Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (d. 2013)
- 1946 – Ric Grech, French-English bass player (Family, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Blind Faith, and Traffic) (d. 1990)
- 1946 – Dennis Muren, American special effects artist
- 1946 – Lynne Russell, American journalist and author
- 1947 – Nick Owen, English journalist
- 1947 – Jim Steinman, American songwriter and producer
- 1948 – Phil Myre, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
- 1948 – Amani Abeid Karume, Zanzibar accountant and politician, 6th President of Zanzibar
- 1948 – Bill Woodrow, English sculptor
- 1949 – David Foster, Canadian singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Skylark, Attitudes, and Airplay)
- 1949 – Michael D. Griffin, American physicist and engineer
- 1950 – Mitch Kapor, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation
- 1950 – Robert B. Laughlin, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1950 – Dan Peek, American guitarist (America) (d. 2011)
- 1951 – Ronald Bell, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (Kool & the Gang)
- 1951 – Fabrice Luchini, French actor
- 1951 – Belita Moreno, American actress
- 1953 – Jan Davis, American engineer and astronaut
- 1953 – Paul Wellings, English ecologist and academic
- 1955 – Beth Leavel, American actress and singer
- 1955 – Mike Mendoza, English radio host and politician
- 1957 – Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
- 1957 – Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer-songwriter (d. 1988)
- 1957 – Peter Ostrum, American large animal veterinarian and child actor
- 1958 – Mark Austin, English journalist
- 1958 – Joe DeRenzo, American drummer, composer, and producer
- 1958 – Robert Hart, English singer-songwriter (Bad Company, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, The Company of Snakes, Distance, and The Jones Gang)
- 1958 – Jim Steinmeyer, American magician and author
- 1958 – Rachel Ticotin, American actress
- 1959 – Susanna Clarke, English author
- 1959 – Eriko Hara, Japanese voice actress
- 1960 – Tim Cook, American businessman
- 1960 – Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
- 1961 – Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish author and screenwriter
- 1961 – Nicky Grist, Welsh race car driver
- 1961 – Calvin Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System, The Microphones, Cool Rays, and The Go Team)
- 1961 – Kim Krizan, American actress and screenwriter
- 1962 – Sharron Davies, English swimmer
- 1962 – Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (A-ha and Apparatjik)
- 1962 – Anthony Kiedis, American singer-songwriter and actor (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- 1963 – Rick Allen, English drummer (Def Leppard)
- 1963 – Mark Hughes, Welsh footballer and manager
- 1963 – Big Kenny, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Big & Rich)
- 1963 – Katja Riemann, German actress and singer
- 1964 – Karen Marie Moning, American author
- 1964 – Daran Norris, American voice actor
- 1965 – Inka Friedrich, German actress
- 1965 – Patrik Ringborg, Swedish conductor
- 1966 – Barbara Becker, German actress and model
- 1966 – Willie D, American rapper and producer (Geto Boys)
- 1966 – Mary Hansen, Australian singer and guitarist (Stereolab) (d. 2002)
- 1966 – Gary Howell, American businessman and politician
- 1966 – Jeremy Hunt, English businessman and politician, Secretary of State for Health
- 1967 – Tina Arena, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- 1967 – Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1967 – Carla van de Puttelaar, Dutch photographer
- 1968 – Park Shin-yang, South Korean actor
- 1969 – Tie Domi, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- 1971 – Vikram Chatwal, Ethiopian-American businessman
- 1972 – Toni Collette, Australian actress, singer, and producer
- 1972 – Hello Kitty, Japanese Kitty-Cat
- 1972 – Paul Dickov, Scottish footballer and manager
- 1972 – Jenny McCarthy, American model, actress, and author
- 1972 – Sean Roberge, Canadian actor (d. 1996)
- 1973 – Assia, Algerian-French singer-songwriter
- 1973 – Geoff Horsfield, English footballer and manager
- 1973 – Aishwarya Rai, Indian model and actress, Miss World 1994
- 1974 – V. V. S. Laxman, Indian cricketer
- 1975 – Bo Bice, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1975 – Manuel Ferrara, French pornographic actor and director
- 1975 – Keryn Jordan, South African footballer (d. 2013)
- 1975 – Megan Wing, Canadian figure skater
- 1976 – Sergei Artyukhin, Russian-Belarusian wrestler (d. 2012)
- 1976 – Logan Marshall-Green, American actor
- 1978 – Tyler Reks, American wrestler
- 1978 – Mary Kate Schellhardt, American actress
- 1978 – Jessica Valenti, American blogger, founded Feministing
- 1978 – Manju Warrier, Indian actress
- 1979 – Coco Crisp, American baseball player
- 1979 – Luís Manuel Ferreira Delgado, Angolan footballer
- 1979 – Milan Dudić, Serbian footballer
- 1981 – LaTavia Roberson, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress (Destiny's Child)
- 1981 – Matt L. Jones, American actor
- 1982 – Bradley Orr, English footballer
- 1982 – Warren Spragg, English-Italian rugby player
- 1982 – Tanel Toom, Estonian director and screenwriter
- 1983 – Matt Moulson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983 – Yuko Ogura, Japanese model and singer
- 1983 – Josh Wicks, American soccer player
- 1983 – Jon Wilkin, English rugby player
- 1984 – Miloš Krasić, Serbian footballer
- 1984 – Natalia Tena, English actress and singer
- 1986 – Penn Badgley, American actor
- 1986 – Ksenija Balta, Estonian high jumper, sprinter, and heptathlete
- 1987 – Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress
- 1988 – Aditya Dev, Indian bodybuilder (d. 2012)
- 1988 – Ai Fukuhara, Japanese table tennis player
- 1988 – Masahiro Tanaka, Japanese baseball player
- 1991 – Eyþór Arnarson, Icelandic skier
- 1991 – Reece Brown, English footballer
- 1991 – Jiang Yuyuan, Chinese gymnast
- 1997 – Alex Wolff, American actor and singer (Nat & Alex Wolff)
- 955 – Henry I, Duke of Bavaria (b. 919)
- 1296 – Guillaume Durand, French bishop (b. 1230)
- 1391 – Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy (b. 1360)
- 1399 – John V, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)
- 1461 – David of Trebizond, Emperor of Trebizond
- 1546 – Giulio Romano, Italian painter and architect (b. 1499)
- 1588 – Jean Daurat, French poet and scholar (b. 1508)
- 1596 – Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)
- 1642 – Jean Nicolet, French-Canadian explorer (b. 1598)
- 1676 – Gisbertus Voetius, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1589)
- 1678 – William Coddington, American judge and politician, 1st Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
- 1700 – Charles II of Spain (b. 1661)
- 1814 – Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and politician, Russian Minister of Justice (b. 1744)
- 1888 – Nikolay Przhevalsky, Russian geographer and explorer (b. 1838)
- 1894 – Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845)
- 1903 – Theodor Mommsen, German archaeologist, journalist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1817)
- 1907 – Alfred Jarry, French author and playwright (b. 1873)
- 1924 – Bill Tilghman, American police officer (b. 1854)
- 1938 – Charles Weeghman, American businessman (b. 1874)
- 1942 – Hugo Distler, German organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
- 1947 – Man o' War, American race horse (b. 1917)
- 1952 – Dixie Lee. American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1911)
- 1955 – Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (b. 1888)
- 1962 – Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (b. 1942)
- 1968 – Georgios Papandreou, Greek economist and politician, 134th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1888)
- 1970 – Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (b. 1892)
- 1971 – Jadwiga Smosarska, Polish actress (b. 1898)
- 1972 – Robert MacArthur, Canadian-American ecologist and academic (b. 1930)
- 1972 – Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (b. 1885)
- 1979 – Mamie Eisenhower, American wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 41st First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)
- 1982 – James Broderick, American actor and director (b. 1927)
- 1982 – King Vidor, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
- 1983 – Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch-Swiss musicologist (b. 1887)
- 1983 – Maurice Woods, American actor (b. 1938)
- 1984 – Norman Krasna, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
- 1985 – Arnold Pihlak, Estonian-English footballer (b. 1902)
- 1985 – Phil Silvers, American actor and singer (b. 1911)
- 1986 – Serge Garant, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1929)
- 1987 – René Lévesque, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)
- 1993 – Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- 1993 – A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian and scholar (b. 1911)
- 1994 – Noah Beery, Jr., American actor and singer (b. 1913)
- 1996 – J. R. Jayewardene, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Sri Lanka (b. 1906)
- 1999 – Jean Coutu, Canadian actor and director (b. 1925)
- 1999 – Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy (b. 1925)
- 1999 – Walter Payton, American football player (b. 1954)
- 2000 – Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
- 2001 – John S. Romanides, Greek priest, author, and educator (b. 1928)
- 2004 – Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (b. 1970)
- 2004 – Terry Knight, American singer-songwriter and producer (Terry Knight and the Pack) (b. 1943)
- 2005 – Skitch Henderson, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)
- 2005 – Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)
- 2006 – Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1966)
- 2006 – William Styron, American author (b. 1925)
- 2007 – S. Ali Raza, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
- 2007 – Paul Tibbets, American general (b. 1915)
- 2008 – Nathaniel Mayer, American singer (b. 1944)
- 2008 – Jacques Piccard, Swiss oceanographer and engineer (b. 1922)
- 2008 – Shakir Stewart, American record producer (b. 1974)
- 2008 – Yma Sumac, Peruvian soprano (b. 1922)
- 2009 – Esther Hautzig, Lithuanian-American author (b. 1930)
- 2009 – Endel Laas, Estonian scientist and academic (b. 1915)
- 2009 – Robert H. Rines, American violinist and composer (b. 1922)
- 2010 – Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (b. 1932)
- 2010 – Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist, founded Kombatan (b. 1945)
- 2010 – Shannon Tavarez, American actress and singer (b. 1999)
- 2011 – Dorothy Howell Rodham, American mother of Hillary Rodham Clinton (b. 1919)
- 2012 – Brad Armstrong, American wrestler (b. 1961)
- 2012 – Chong Chee Kin, Singaporean journalist (b. 1973)
- 2012 – Agustín García Calvo, Spanish poet, playwright, and philosopher (b. 1926)
- 2012 – Geoffrey Lofthouse, Baron Lofthouse of Pontefract, English politician (b. 1925)
- 2012 – Jan Louwers, Dutch footballer (b. 1930)
- 2012 – Mitch Lucker, American singer-songwriter (Suicide Silence) (b. 1984)
- 2012 – Pascual Pérez, Dominican baseball player (b. 1957)
- 2012 – Omry Ronen, American academic (b. 1937)
- 2012 – Jonathan Street, English author (b. 1943)
- 2012 – Edwin Q. White, American journalist (b. 1922)
- 2012 – Chen Zude, Chinese Go player (b. 1944)
- 2013 – Tato Laviera, Puerto Rician-American poet (b. 1950)
- 2013 – John Y. McCollister, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)
- 2013 – Hakimullah Mehsud, Pakistani Taliban leader (b. 1979)
- 2013 – Paul Dennis Reid, American murderer (b. 1957)
- 2013 – Piet Rietveld, Dutch economist and academic (b. 1952)
- 2013 – Editta Sherman, American photographer (b. 1912)
- All Saints' Day, a holy day of obligation (Roman Catholic Church. A holiday in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Ecuador, Finland, France, parts of Germany, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta (for schools only), Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and parts of Switzerland.)
- Andhra Pradesh Formation Day (Andhra Pradesh)
- Anniversary of the Revolution (Algeria)
- Christian feast day:
- Coronation of the fifth Druk Gyalpo (Bhutan)
- Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. (Mexico, Haiti)
- Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival (Bulgaria)
- Earliest day on which Arbor Day can fall, while 7 November is the latest; celebrated on the first Friday in November. (Samoa)
- Earliest day on which Children's Day can fall, while 7 November is the latest; celebrated on the first Saturday in November. (South Africa)
- Earliest day on which Health Day can fall, while 7 November is the latest; celebrated on the first Saturday in November. (Turkmenistan)
- Haryana Foundation Day (Haryana)
- Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Antigua and Barbuda from the United Kingdom in 1981.
- Karnataka Foundation Day (Karnataka)
- Kerala Foundation Day (Kerala)
- National Bison Day (United States)
- Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, celebrations start at sunset of October 31 (NeopaganWheel of the Year)
- World Vegan Day (International)