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- 1789 – As per the U.S. Constitution, the bicameral U.S. Congressofficially replaced the unicameral Congress of the Confederationas the legislative body of the federal government.
- 1899 – Cyclone Mahina struck Bathurst Bay, Queensland, killing over 400 people, the deadliest natural disaster in Australian history.
- 1933 – Frances Perkins (pictured) was appointed United States Secretary of Labor, making her the first female member of the Cabinet.
- 1980 – Robert Mugabe of the Zimbabwe African National Union was elected to head the first government in Zimbabwe.
- 2007 – Fourteen-year-old English schoolgirl Charlotte Shaw drowned on Dartmoor, becoming the first person to die in connection with the annual Ten Tors challenge.
- 51 – Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth).
- 306 – Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
- 852 – Croatian Duke Trpimir I issues a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
- 932 – Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
- 1152 – Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans.
- 1238 – The Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.
- 1351 – Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam.
- 1386 – Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila) is crowned King of Poland.
- 1461 – Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his House of York cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV.
- 1493 – Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal, aboard his ship Niña from his voyage to what is now The Bahamas and other islands in theCaribbean.
- 1519 – Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.
- 1628 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony is granted a Royal charter.
- 1665 – English King Charles II declares war on the Netherlands marking the start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
- 1675 – John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.
- 1681 – Charles II grants a land charter to William Penn for the area that will later become Pennsylvania.
- 1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights with cannon, leading the British troops to abandon the Siege of Boston.
- 1789 – In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect.
- 1790 – France is divided into 83 départements, cutting across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on ownership of land by the nobility.
- 1791 – A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).
- 1791 – Vermont is admitted to the U.S. as the fourteenth state.
- 1794 – The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is passed by the U.S. Congress.
- 1804 – Castle Hill Rebellion: Irish convicts rebel against British colonial authority in the Colony of New South Wales.
- 1814 – Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London, Ontario and Thamesville, near present-day Wardsville, Ontario.
- 1837 – The city of Chicago is incorporated.
- 1848 – Carlo Alberto di Savoia signs the Statuto Albertino that will later represent the first constitution of the Regno d'Italia
- 1861 – The first national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Stars and Bars") is adopted.
- 1865 – The third and final national flag of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress.
- 1882 – Britain's first electric trams run in east London.
- 1890 – The longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Rail Bridge in Scotland, measuring 1,710 feet (520 m) long, is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later becomes King Edward VII.
- 1899 – Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 metres (39 ft) wave that reaches up to 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) inland, killing over 300.
- 1908 – The Collinwood School Fire, Collinwood near Cleveland, Ohio, kills 174 people.
- 1909 – U.S. President William Taft used what became known as a Saxbe fix, a mechanism to avoid the restriction of the U.S. Constitution's Ineligibility Clause, to appoint Philander C. Knox asU.S. Secretary of State
- 1913 – First Balkan War: The Greek army engages the Turks at Bizani, resulting in victory two days later.
- 1917 – Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.
- 1918 – The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
- 1918 – The USS Cyclops (AC-4) departs from Barbados and is never seen again, presumably lost with all hands in the Bermuda Triangle.
- 1933 – Frances Perkins becomes United States Secretary of Labor, the first female member of the United States Cabinet.
- 1933 – The Parliament of Austria is suspended because of a quibble over procedure – Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss initiates an authoritarian rule by decree.
- 1941 – World War II: The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands.
- 1943 – World War II: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea in the South West Pacific comes to an end.
- 1944 – World War II: After the success of Big Week, the USAAF begins a daylight bombing campaign of Berlin.
- 1945 – Lapland War: Finland declares war on Nazi Germany.
- 1957 – The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
- 1960 – The French freighter La Coubre explodes in Havana, Cuba killing 100.
- 1962 – A Caledonian Airways Douglas DC-7 crashes shortly after takeoff from Cameroon, killing 111 - the worst crash of a DC-7.
- 1966 – A Canadian Pacific Air Lines DC-8-43 explodes on landing at Tokyo International Airport, killing 64 people.
- 1970 – French submarine Eurydice explodes underwater, resulting in the loss of the entire 57-man crew.
- 1974 – People magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly.
- 1976 – The Northern Ireland Constitutional Convention is formally dissolved in Northern Ireland resulting in direct rule of Northern Ireland from London by the British parliament.
- 1977 – The 1977 Vrancea Earthquake in southern and eastern Europe kills more than 1,500, mostly in the seriously damaged Bucharest in Romania.
- 1980 – Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister.
- 1983 – Bertha Wilson is appointed the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of Canada.
- 1985 – The Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States.
- 1986 – The Soviet Vega 1 begins returning images of Halley's Comet and the first images of its nucleus.
- 1991 – Sheikh Saad Al-Abdallah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, returns to his country for the first time since Iraq's invasion.
- 1996 – A derailed train in Weyauwega, Wisconsin, US, causes the emergency evacuation of 2,300 people for 16 days.
- 1998 – Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
- 2001 – 4 March 2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 1 person. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
- 2001 – Hintze Ribeiro disaster: A bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
- 2002 – Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
- 2007 – Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.
- 2009 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.
- 1188 – Blanche of Castile, wife of Louis VIII of France (d. 1252)
- 1394 – Henry the Navigator, Portuguese sponsor of exploration (d. 1460)
- 1484 – George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, follower of Martin Luther (d. 1543)
- 1492 – Francesco de Layolle, Italian composer (d. c. 1540)
- 1602 – Kanō Tan'yū, Japanese painter (d. 1674)
- 1610 – William Dobson, English portraitist and painter (d. 1646)
- 1651 – John Somers, 1st Baron Somers (d. 1716)
- 1655 – Frá Galgario, Italian painter (d. 1743)
- 1665 – Philip Christoph von Königsmarck, Swedish soldier (d. 1694)
- 1678 – Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (d. 1741)
- 1702 – Jack Sheppard, English burglar and escapee (d. 1724)
- 1706 – Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759)
- 1715 – James Waldegrave, 2nd Earl Waldegrave, British statesman (d. 1763)
- 1719 – George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras (d. 1777)
- 1729 – Anne d'Arpajon, comtesse de Noailles, French noblewoman (d. 1794)
- 1745 – Charles Dibdin, English composer (d. 1814)
- 1745 – Kazimierz Pułaski, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1779)
- 1756 – Sir Henry Raeburn, Scottish painter (d. 1823)
- 1770 – Joseph Jacotot, French teacher and educational philosopher (d. 1840)
- 1781 – Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)
- 1782 – Johann Rudolf Wyss, Swiss folklorist (d. 1830)
- 1790 – David "Robber" Lewis, American criminal. (d. 1820)
- 1792 – Samuel Slocum, American inventor (d. 1861)
- 1793 – Karl Lachmann, German philologist (d. 1851)
- 1815 – Myrtilla Miner, American educator and abolitionist (d. 1864)
- 1817 – Edwards Pierrepont, 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)
- 1820 – Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (d. 1856)
- 1822 – Jules Antoine Lissajous, French mathematician (d. 1880)
- 1823 – George Caron, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1902)
- 1826 – August Johann Gottfried Bielenstein, Baltic German linguist, folklorist, ethnographer, and theologian (d. 1907)
- 1826 – John Buford, American Civil War Union cavalry officer (d. 1863)
- 1826 – Elme Marie Caro, French philosopher (d. 1887)
- 1826 – Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863)
- 1828 – Owen Wynne Jones (Glasynys), Welsh clergyman and author (d. 1870)
- 1838 – Paul Lacome, French composer (d. 1920)
- 1847 – Carl Josef Bayer, Austrian chemist (d. 1904)
- 1851 – Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
- 1854 – Sir Napier Shaw, British meteorologist (d. 1945)
- 1856 – Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
- 1856 – Alfred William Rich, English painter (d. 1921)
- 1861 – Arthur Cushman McGiffert, American theologian (d. 1933)
- 1862 – Jacob Robert Emden, Swiss astrophysicist and meteorologist (d. 1940)
- 1863 – Reginald Innes Pocock, British zoologist (d. 1947)
- 1863 – John Henry Wigmore, American jurist (d. 1943)
- 1864 – David W. Taylor, U.S. Navy architect (d. 1940)
- 1866 – Eugène Cosserat, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1931)
- 1870 – Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
- 1871 – Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)
- 1873 – Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)
- 1873 – John H. Trumbull, 70th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1961)
- 1875 – Mihály Károlyi, Prime Minister and President of Hungary (d. 1955)
- 1875 – Enrique Larreta, Argentine writer, academic, diplomat and art collector (d. 1961)
- 1876 – Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (d. 1947)
- 1876 – Theodore Hardeen, Founder of the Magician's Guild (d. 1945)
- 1877 – Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, Russian composer (d. 1957)
- 1877 – Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
- 1877 – Garrett Morgan, American inventor (d. 1963)
- 1878 – Egbert van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
- 1878 – Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian philosopher (d. 1947)
- 1878 – Arishima Takeo, Japanese writer (d. 1923)
- 1879 – Josip Murn Aleksandrov, Slovenian poet (d. 1901)
- 1879 – Bernhard Kellermann, German author and poet (d. 1951)
- 1880 – Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
- 1881 – Todor Aleksandrov, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1924)
- 1881 – Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)
- 1881 – Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)
- 1882 – Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat (d. 1941)
- 1883 – Maude Fealy, American actress (d. 1971)
- 1883 – Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (d. 1956)
- 1884 – Red Murray, American baseball player (d. 1958)
- 1886 – Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
- 1887 – John Alexander Buchanan, Canadian politician and civil engineer (d. 1976)
- 1887 – Violet MacMillan, American actress (d. 1953)
- 1888 – Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (d. 1942)
- 1888 – Jeff Pfeffer, American baseball player (d. 1972)
- 1888 – Knute Rockne, American football player and coach (d. 1931)
- 1889 – Oscar Chisini, Italian mathematician (d. 1967)
- 1889 – Jean-Gabriel Domergue, French painter (d. 1962)
- 1889 – Oren E. Long, American politician (d. 1965)
- 1889 – Pearl White, American actress (d. 1938)
- 1889 – Robert William Wood, American landscape artist (d. 1979)
- 1891 – Charles Arthur "Dazzy" Vance, American baseball player (d. 1961)
- 1891 – Lois Wilson, founder of Al-Anon (d. 1988)
- 1893 – Charles Herbert Colvin, American aeronautical engineer (d. 1985)
- 1893 – Adolph Lowe, German sociologist and economist (d. 1995)
- 1895 – Jesse Baker, American baseball player (d. 1976)
- 1895 – Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)
- 1896 – Kai Holm, Danish actor (d. 1985)
- 1897 – Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (d. 1969)
- 1898 – Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1986)
- 1898 – Hans Krebs, German Army General (d. 1945)
- 1899 – Liana Del Balzo, Italian actress (d. 1982)
- 1899 – Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
- 1900 – Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
- 1901 – Wilbur R. Franks, Canadian scientist (d. 1986)
- 1901 – Charles Goren, American bridge player and writer (d. 1991)
- 1901 – Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
- 1902 – Fred Mallin, English boxer (d. 1987)
- 1902 – Rachel Messerer, Russian silent film and theatre actress (d. 1993)
- 1902 – Russell Reeder, American Army officer and author (d. 1998)
- 1903 – Carrie Best, Canadian journalist (d. 2001)
- 1903 – William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
- 1903 – Malcolm Dole, American chemist (d. 1990)
- 1903 – Merwin Graham, American Olympic track and field athlete (d. 1989)
- 1903 – Dorothy Mackaill, English-born American actress (d. 1990)
- 1903 – John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
- 1904 – Luis Carrero Blanco, 1st Duke of Carrero Blanco, Spanish admiral (d. 1973)
- 1904 – George Gamow, Ukrainian-born physicist (d. 1968)
- 1904 – Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
- 1904 – Chief Tahachee (Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert), American actor (d. 1978)
- 1906 – Buck Canel, Argentine American sportscaster (d. 1980)
- 1906 – Meindert DeJong, American author (d. 1991)
- 1906 – Avery Fisher, American audio specialist (d. 1994)
- 1906 – Fionn MacColla, Scottish novelist (d. 1975)
- 1906 – Georges Ronsse, Belgian bicycle racer (d. 1969)
- 1906 – Horace Roye, English photographer (d. 2002)
- 1906 – Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
- 1907 – Edgar Barrier, American actor (d. 1964)
- 1907 – Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Richard J. Daley (d. 2003)
- 1908 – T.R.M. Howard, American civil rights leader (d. 1976)
- 1908 – Thomas Shaw, American blues musician (d. 1977)
- 1909 – Harry Helmsley, American real estate entrepreneur (d. 1997)
- 1909 – George Edward Holbrook, American chemical engineer (d. 1987)
- 1910 – Miriam Kressyn, Polish-born actor (d. 1996)
- 1910 – Tancredo Neves, Brazilian politician (d. 1985)
- 1911 – Christer Boucht, Finnish-Swedish lawyer, adventure traveler and writer (d. 2009)
- 1911 – Charles Greville, 7th Earl of Warwick, British peer and actor (d. 1984)
- 1912 – Afro Basaldella, Italian painter (d. 1976)
- 1912 – Judith Furse, British character actress (d. 1974)
- 1912 – Ferdinand Leitner, German conductor (d. 1996)
- 1912 – Carl Marzani, American documentarian (d. 1994)
- 1912 – Rodolfo Galeotti Torres, Guatemalan sculptor (d. 1988)
- 1913 – Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)
- 1913 – John H. Fremlin, English nuclear physicist (d. 1995)
- 1913 – John Garfield, American actor (d. 1952)
- 1914 – Gino Colaussi, Italian footballer (d. 1991)
- 1914 – Barbara Newhall Follett, American child prodigy novelist (disappeared 1939)
- 1914 – Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
- 1914 – Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)
- 1915 – László Csizsik-Csatáry, Hungarian nazi criminal
- 1915 – Charles Johnston, Baron Johnston of Rockport, English politician and businessman (d. 2002)
- 1915 – Frank Sleeman, Australian administrator and politician (d. 2000)
- 1915 – Carlos Surinach, Spanish composer (d. 1997)
- 1915 – Robert Thom, American painter and historian (d. 1979)
- 1916 – William Alland, American actor, producer, writer and director (d. 1997)
- 1916 – Maurice Argent, American actor (d. 1981)
- 1916 – Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (d. 2000)
- 1916 – Hans Eysenck, German-born psychologist (d. 1997)
- 1916 – Michael Howard, English actor and comedian (d. 1988)
- 1917 – Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
- 1918 – Kurt Dahlmann, retired German pilot, attorney, journalist, newspaper editor and political activist
- 1918 – Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (d. 2012)
- 1919 – Buck Baker, American race car driver (d. 2002)
- 1919 – Tan Chee Khoon, Malaysian politician (d. 1996)
- 1920 – Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)
- 1920 – Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (d. 2002)
- 1921 – Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-born composer
- 1921 – Joan Greenwood, English actress (d. 1987)
- 1921 – Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (d. 1986)
- 1922 – Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)
- 1922 – Martha O'Driscoll, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1922 – Dina Pathak, Gujarati actress (d. 2002)
- 1923 – Ameli, Duchess of Oldenburg
- 1923 – Piero D'Inzeo, Italian Olympic show jumping rider
- 1923 – Russell Freeburg, American newspaper editor and author
- 1923 – Willie Johnson, American guitarist (d. 1995)
- 1923 – Francis King, English novelist, poet and short story writer (d. 2011)
- 1923 – Patrick Moore, English astronomer and television presenter (d. 2012)
- 1924 – Kenneth O'Donnell, American politician (d. 1977)
- 1925 – Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)
- 1926 – Henri de Contenson, French archaeologist and researcher
- 1926 – Richard DeVos, American businessman
- 1926 – James J. Eagan, American politician (d. 2000)
- 1926 – Pascual Pérez, Argentine boxer (d. 1977)
- 1926 – Samuel Poyntz, Irish clergyman and author
- 1926 – Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger (Oscar Rabin Band)
- 1926 – Prince Dimitri Romanov, Russian prince, philanthropist and author
- 1926 – Fran Warren (Frances Wolfe), American singer
- 1927 – Philip Batt, American politician
- 1927 – Thayer David, American actor (d. 1978)
- 1927 – Jacques Dupin, French poet
- 1927 – Robert Orben, American magician
- 1927 – Dick Savitt, American tennis player
- 1927 – Cy Touff, American jazz musician (d. 2003)
- 1928 – Samuel Adler, American composer
- 1928 – Alan Sillitoe, English writer (d. 2010)
- 1929 – Bernard Haitink, Dutch conductor
- 1929 – Harold Hassall, former English professional footballer
- 1929 – Wolfgang Hollegha, Austrian painter
- 1929 – Josep Mestres Quadreny, Catalan composer
- 1929 – Darrett B. Rutman, American historian (d. 1997)
- 1929 – Elaine Shore, American actress (d. 2007)
- 1929 – Peter Swerling, American theoretician (d. 2000)
- 1931 – Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
- 1931 – Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
- 1931 – William Henry Keeler, American Archbishop
- 1931 – Larry Keith, American actor (d. 2010)
- 1931 – Alice Rivlin, American economist
- 1932 – Sigurd Jansen, Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor
- 1932 – Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist (d. 2007)
- 1932 – Miriam Makeba, South African singer (d. 2008)
- 1932 – Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American car designer (d. 2001)
- 1932 – Frank Wells, American businessman (d. 1994)
- 1933 – Ann Burton, Dutch jazz singer (d. 1989)
- 1933 – John W. Mills, English sculptor
- 1933 – Nino Vaccarella, Italian racing driver
- 1934 – Mario Davidovsky, Argentinian composer
- 1934 – John Duffey, American musician (The Country Gentlemen and The Seldom Scene) (d. 1996)
- 1934 – Anne Haney, American actress (d. 2001)
- 1934 – Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (d. 2007)
- 1934 – Sandra Reynolds, South African tennis player
- 1934 – Janez Strnad, Slovenian physicist
- 1934 – Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident
- 1935 – Edward Dębicki, Polish Romani poet, musician and composer (Terno)
- 1935 – Bent Larsen, Danish chess player (d. 2010)
- 1935 – Nancy Whiskey (Anne Alexandra Young Wilson), Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
- 1936 – Eric Allendale, West Indian trombonist and songwriter (The Foundations) (d. 2001)
- 1936 – John Burland, English Engineering professor
- 1936 – Jim Clark, OBE, Scottish racing driver (d. 1968)
- 1936 – Robert Garrow, American serial killer (d. 1978)
- 1936 – Aribert Reimann, German composer
- 1937 – José Araquistáin, former Spanish football goalkeeper
- 1937 – William Deverell, Canadian novelist, activist, and criminal lawyer
- 1937 – Graham Dowling, New Zealand cricketer
- 1937 – Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
- 1937 – Yuri Senkevich, Russian medical doctor, explorer and TV anchorman. (d. 2003)
- 1937 – Barney Wilen, French jazz saxophonist (d. 1996)
- 1937 – Richard B. Wright, Canadian novelist
- 1938 – Anton Stanislaus Balasingham, Political strategist and negotiator (d. 2006)
- 1938 – Alpha Condé, Guinean politician
- 1938 – Marshall Cooke, Australian barrister
- 1938 – Allan Kornblum, American federal judge (d. 2010)
- 1938 – Roy Hazelwood, former FBI profiler of sex crimes
- 1938 – Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
- 1938 – Don Perkins, American football player
- 1938 – Paula Prentiss, American actress
- 1938 – Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Polish diplomat and researcher
- 1939 – Jack Fisher, American baseball player
- 1939 – Zvi Mazel, Israeli diplomat
- 1939 – Keith Skues, English radio personality
- 1939 – Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor
- 1940 – Edward Burke, American Olympic athlete
- 1940 – Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem, German Federal Constitutional Court judge
- 1940 – Arild Lund, Norwegian politician
- 1940 – Vladimir Ivanovich Morozov, Ukrainian flatwater canoer
- 1940 – Tom Pedigo, American set decorator (d. 2000)
- 1940 – David Plante, American novelist
- 1940 – Tamara Wilcox, American actress (d. 1998)
- 1941 – John Aprea, American actor
- 1941 – Adrian Lyne, English film director
- 1941 – Linda Obermoeller, American painter (d. 1990)
- 1941 – Bobby Shew, American jazz musician
- 1941 – James Zagel, American judge and novelist
- 1942 – Ji-Tu Cumbuka, American stage and screen actor
- 1942 – Gloria Gaither, American gospel singer songwriter
- 1942 – Charles C. Krulak, American general and the 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
- 1942 – David Matthews, American keyboardist (Manhattan Jazz Quintet)
- 1942 – Christopher Shackle, English Modern Languages professor
- 1942 – Lynn Sherr, American journalist and author
- 1942 – James Gustave Speth, American lawyer and advocate
- 1942 – Zorán Sztevanovity, Serbian-born Hungarian musician, singer and composer (Metro)
- 1942 – Henk van der Kroon, Dutch politician
- 1943 – Malcolm Barber, English scholar of medieval history
- 1943 – Lucio Dalla, Italian singer and songwriter (d. 2012)
- 1943 – Zoltan Jeney, Hungarian composer
- 1943 – Ron O'Quinn, American radio disc jockey
- 1943 – Aldo Rico, Argentine politician
- 1944 – Glen Baxter, English cartoonist
- 1944 – Harvey Postlethwaite, English automotive engineer (d. 1999)
- 1944 – Ulrich Roski, German singer-songwriter (d. 2003)
- 1944 – Anthony Ichiro Sanda, Japanese-born American physicist
- 1944 – Len Walker, English footballer and manager
- 1944 – Greg Weld, American race car driver (d. 2008)
- 1944 – Bobby Womack, American singer (The Valentinos)
- 1945 – Tony Allen, English comedian and writer
- 1945 – Femi Benussi, Italian film actress
- 1945 – Tara Browne, British socialite (d. 1966)
- 1945 – Greg Craig, Washington-based lawyer and current White House Counsel to President Barack Obama
- 1945 – Dieter Meier, Swiss singer (Yello)
- 1945 – Frank Novak, American actor
- 1945 – Tommy Svensson, Swedish football manager
- 1945 – Tim Weigel, American broadcaster (d. 2001)
- 1945 – Gary Williams, American basketball coach
- 1946 – Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur
- 1946 – Daniel Frisella, American baseball player (d. 1977)
- 1946 – Haile Gerima, Ethiopian filmmaker
- 1946 – Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, American author
- 1946 – Nora Radcliffe, Scottish politician
- 1946 – Jean-Claude Schmitt, prominent French medievalist
- 1947 – David Franzoni, American screenwriter
- 1947 – Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
- 1947 – Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic actor
- 1947 – John Hinch, English Professor of fluid dynamics, Cambridge University
- 1947 – Aura Lewis, South African singer
- 1947 – Bob Lewis, American musician (Devo)
- 1947 – Pēteris Plakidis, Latvian composer and pianist
- 1948 – Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
- 1948 – Brian Cummings, American voice actor
- 1948 – Veljko Despot, Croatian music journalist and record business entrepreneur
- 1948 – James Ellroy, American writer
- 1948 – Tom Grieve, American baseball player
- 1948 – Leron Lee, American baseball player
- 1948 – Jean O'Leary, American activist and politician (d. 2005)
- 1948 – Chris Squire, English bassist (The Syn, Yes, XYZ, Conspiracy)
- 1948 – Shakin' Stevens (Michael Barratt), Welsh singer (Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets)
- 1949 – Carroll Baker, Canadian singer-songwriter
- 1949 – Sergei Bagapsh, former President of the partially recognized de facto independent Republic of Abkhazia (d. 2011)
- 1949 – Cookie Mueller, American actress and writer (d. 1989)
- 1949 – Tomislav Trifić, Serbian graphic artist
- 1950 – Francis Affleck, Canadian race car driver (d. 1985)
- 1950 – Barrie Cassidy, Australian journalist
- 1950 – Ron Climie, American ice hockey player
- 1950 – Ofelia Medina, Mexican actress and screenwriter
- 1950 – Rick Perry, American politician
- 1950 – Safet Plakalo, Bosnian playwright
- 1951 – Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
- 1951 – Kenny Dalglish, Scottish footballer and manager
- 1951 – Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American author (d. 1982)
- 1951 – Pete Haycock, English guitarist and composer (Climax Blues Band and Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
- 1951 – Sam Perlozzo, American baseball manager
- 1951 – Mike Quarry, American boxer (d. 2006)
- 1951 – Chris Rea, English singer
- 1951 – Cecilia Todd, Venezuelan singer
- 1951 – Gwen Welles, American actress (d. 1993)
- 1951 – Glenis Willmott, British politician
- 1951 – Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
- 1951 – Zoran Žižić, Montenegrin politician, 4th Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (d. 2013)
- 1952 – Serge Fiori, Canadian singer-songwriter (Harmonium)
- 1952 – Peter Kuhfeld, English painter
- 1952 – Ronn Moss, American actor
- 1952 – Svend Robinson, Canadian politician
- 1952 – Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
- 1953 – Nicholas Campion, English historian
- 1953 – John Edwards, Australian television producer
- 1953 – Emilio Estefan, Cuban percussionist
- 1953 – Scott Hicks, Australian film director
- 1953 – Paweł Janas, Polish football manager
- 1953 – Rose Laurens, French singer-songwriter
- 1953 – Kay Lenz, American actress
- 1953 – Geoff Nicholson, English novelist
- 1953 – Peggy Rathmann, American author and illustrator
- 1953 – Reinhold Roth, German motorcycle road racer
- 1953 – KRK Ryden (Keith Ryden), American visual artist
- 1953 – Chris Smith, American politician
- 1953 – Daniel Woodrell, American crime fiction writer
- 1954 – Timur Apakidze, Russian Hero of the Russian Federation (d. 2001)
- 1954 – Mark Chorvinsky, American author and editor (d. 2005)
- 1954 – François Fillon, French politician, Prime Minister of France
- 1954 – Ricky Ford, American saxophonist
- 1954 – Peter Jacobsen, American professional golfer
- 1954 – Yvan Lachaud, French politician
- 1954 – Boris Moiseev, Russian singer, choreographer, dancer, writer and actor
- 1954 – Catherine O'Hara, Canadian actress
- 1954 – Irina Ratushinskaya, Russian writer and dissident
- 1954 – Willie Thorne, English snooker player
- 1954 – Adrian Zmed, American actor
- 1955 – Tim Costello, Australian minister and CEO
- 1955 – Farhad Daneshjoo, Iranian academic and the current president of Azad University
- 1955 – Boon Gould (Rowland Charles Gould), English musician (Level 42)
- 1955 – Joey Jones, Welsh professional footballer
- 1955 – Dominique Pinon, French actor
- 1955 – James Weaver, English race car driver
- 1956 – Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist
- 1957 – Nicholas Coleridge, English entrepreneur
- 1957 – Jim Dwyer, American journalist
- 1957 – Ron Fassler, American actor
- 1957 – Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
- 1957 – Pius Njawé, Cameroonian journalist (d. 2010)
- 1957 – Edouard Vermeulen, Belgian fashion designer
- 1958 – Patricia Heaton, American actress
- 1958 – Lennie Lee, British artist
- 1958 – Massimo Mascioletti, Italian rugby player and coach
- 1959 – Rick Ardon, Australian news presenter
- 1959 – Plamen Getov, Bulgarian footballer
- 1960 – Iain Hesford, Zambian born English footballer
- 1960 – Mikko Kuustonen, Finnish singer and songwriter
- 1960 – Kazimierz Matuszny, Polish politician
- 1960 – John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
- 1960 – Thierry Pastor, French singer
- 1960 – Christina Sussiek, German athlete
- 1960 – Mykelti Williamson, American actor
- 1961 – Alain Coumont, Belgian chef and restaurateur
- 1961 – Sabine Everts, German track athlete
- 1961 – Tinker Juarez, bike racer
- 1961 – Ray Mancini, American boxer
- 1961 – Mahito Ōba, Japanese voice actor and narrator
- 1961 – Theodosii Spassov, Bulgarian jazz musician
- 1961 – Steven Weber, American actor
- 1961 – Roger Wessels, South African golfer
- 1962 – Simon Bisley, British comic artist
- 1962 – Paul Canoville, English footballer
- 1962 – Jon Durno, bassist (Roman Holliday)
- 1962 – Greg Kragen, American footballer
- 1962 – Stephan Reimertz, German art historian and novelist
- 1962 – Mikko Nissinen, Finnish ballet dancer
- 1962 – David Sparrow, English actor
- 1962 – Claire Voisin, French professor of mathematics at the University of Paris VI: Pierre et Marie Curie
- 1963 – Barbara Bubula, Polish politician
- 1963 – Janey Lee Grace, English singer and disc jockey
- 1963 – Jason Newsted, American bassist (Metallica, Voivod)
- 1963 – Daniel Roebuck, American actor
- 1964 – Scott Baker, American journalist
- 1964 – David Colclough, Welsh professional poker player
- 1964 – Brian Crowley, Irish politician
- 1964 – Cheryl Fergison, English actress
- 1964 – Karen Knowles, Australian singer and entertainer (The Seekers)
- 1964 – Tom Lampkin, American baseball player
- 1964 – Paolo Virzì, Italian screenwriter and director
- 1965 – Paul W. S. Anderson, English filmmaker
- 1965 – Andrew Collins, English journalist
- 1965 – Stacy Edwards, American actress
- 1965 – Khaled Hosseini, Afghan author and physician
- 1965 – Maximillian Lenz (WestBam), German rave techno DJ
- 1965 – Yuri Lonchakov, Russian cosmonaut
- 1965 – Viktor Shapovalov, Russian auto racing driver
- 1965 – Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
- 1966 – Daniela Amavia, American actress and model
- 1966 – Steve Bastoni, Italian Australian actor
- 1966 – Patrick Hannan, drummer (The Sundays)
- 1966 – Emese Hunyady, Hungarian speed skater
- 1966 – Kevin Johnson, American basketball player and Mayor of Sacramento, California
- 1966 – Fiona Ma, American politician
- 1966 – Dav Pilkey, American author
- 1966 – Grand Puba (Maxwell Dixon), American rapper (Brand Nubian)
- 1966 – Nick Scandone, American paralympian yachtsman (d. 2009)
- 1966 – Mike Small, American professional golfer
- 1966 – Wash West (Wash Westmoreland), English film director
- 1967 – Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer
- 1967 – Evan Dando, American musician (The Lemonheads)
- 1967 – Ivan Lewis, English politician
- 1967 – Terry Matterson, Australian rugby league football coach
- 1967 – Derek Mooney, Irish radio and television personality and radio producer
- 1967 – Andrew Osmond, English writer
- 1967 – Dave Rayner, English racing cyclist (d. 1994)
- 1967 – Tim Vine, English actor and comedian
- 1967 – Sam Taylor-Wood, English conceptual artist
- 1967 – Kubilay Türkyılmaz, Turkish-Swiss footballer
- 1967 – Andreas Wistuba, German taxonomist and botanist
- 1968 – Shafiek Abrahams, South African cricket player
- 1968 – Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1968 – Jorge Celedón, Colombian musician and singer
- 1968 – Cathryn Fitzpatrick, Australian cricketer
- 1968 – Dionna Harris, American softball player and Olympic champion
- 1968 – Patsy Kensit, English actress
- 1968 – Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek politician
- 1968 – Graham Westley, English football manager
- 1969 – Chaz Bono, American actor and activist
- 1969 – Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian football manager
- 1969 – Frank Nicotero, American comedian
- 1969 – Stina Nordenstam, Swedish pop singer and musician
- 1969 – Patrick Roach, Canadian actor
- 1969 – Lacy Rose, American pornographic actress
- 1969 – Matt Tilley, Australian radio personality and comedian
- 1969 – Annie Yi (Annie Shizuka Inoh), Chinese singer, writer and actress
- 1970 – Andrea Bendewald, American actress
- 1970 – Àlex Crivillé, Spanish motorcycle road racer
- 1970 – Edward Gal, Dutch dressage rider
- 1970 – Caroline Vis, Dutch professional tennis player
- 1971 – Iain Baird, Canadian soccer player
- 1971 – Claire Baker, Scottish politician
- 1971 – Anders Kjølholm, Danish bass player (Volbeat)
- 1971 – Fergal Lawler, Irish drummer (The Cranberries)
- 1971 – Satoshi Motoyama, Japanese racing driver
- 1971 – Shavar Ross, American filmmaker
- 1971 – Jason Sellers, American country musician
- 1971 – Nick Stabile, American actor
- 1971 – Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
- 1972 – Buck 65 (Richard Terfry), Canadian hip hop artist and radio host
- 1972 – Katherine Center, contemporary American fiction author
- 1972 – Nocturno Culto, Norwegian musician (Darkthrone)
- 1972 – Ian Garbutt, English professional golfer
- 1972 – Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
- 1972 – Giorgos Mazonakis, Greek pop singer
- 1972 – Brittney Powell, German-American actress
- 1972 – Ivy Queen (Martha Ivelisse Pesante), American composer and singer
- 1972 – Robert Smith, American footballer
- 1972 – Jos Verstappen, Dutch racing driver
- 1972 – Alison Wheeler, British singer (The Beautiful South)
- 1973 – Massimo Brambilla, Italian football player
- 1973 – Jennifer Cole, American model, actress and game show/talk show host
- 1973 – Phillip Daniels, American footballer
- 1973 – Sadik Harchaoui, Moroccan-Dutch legal academic
- 1973 – Valery Kobelev, Russian ski jumper
- 1973 – Mark Lavine, West Indian cricketer (d. 2001)
- 1973 – Linus of Hollywood (Kevin Dotson), American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer (Size 14 and Nerf Herder)
- 1973 – Len Wiseman, American director
- 1973 – Chandra Sekhar Yeleti, Tollywood film director
- 1974 – Peggy Clydesdale, American artist and painter
- 1974 – Crowbar (Christopher Ford), American professional wrestler
- 1974 – ICS Vortex (Simen Hestnæs), Norwegian vocalist (Arcturus and Borknagar)
- 1974 – Mladen Krstajić, Serbian footballer
- 1974 – Karol Kučera, Slovak tennis player
- 1974 – Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer
- 1974 – Gabriel o Pensador, Brazilian hip hop rapper
- 1974 – Tommy Phelps, American baseball player
- 1974 – David Wagner, American wheelchair tennis player
- 1974 – Bill Young, Australian rugby union footballer
- 1975 – Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
- 1975 – Jacqueline Anderson, American actress and entrepreneur
- 1975 – Kirsten Bolm, German hurdler
- 1975 – Julie Dibens, British triathlete
- 1975 – Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player
- 1975 – Kristi Harrower, Australian professional basketball player
- 1975 – Kim Jung-eun, South Korean actress
- 1975 – Eva Martincová, Czech tennis player
- 1975 – Jerod Turner, American professional golfer
- 1975 – Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
- 1975 – Hawksley Workman (Ryan Corrigan), Canadian rock singer-songwriter
- 1976 – Robbie Blake, English footballer
- 1976 – Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican baseball player
- 1976 – Sean Covel, American film producer
- 1976 – Hayley Evetts, English singer, TV presenter and stage actor
- 1976 – Brian Diego Fuentes, Argentine footballer
- 1976 – Alireza Heidari, Iranian Olympic wrestler
- 1976 – Cho In-Chul, South Korean judoka champion
- 1976 – Tommy Jönsson, Swedish football player
- 1976 – Sam Mraovich, American screenwriter and film director
- 1976 – Christian Nicolay, German javelin thrower
- 1976 – Regi Penxten, Belgian DJ and record producer (Milk Inc. and Sylver)
- 1976 – Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey player
- 1976 – Sabrina Sabrok, Argentine television host, singer, and producer
- 1976 – Gary Shortland, English figure skater
- 1976 – Scott Sturgeon, American musician (Choking Victim and Leftöver Crack)
- 1976 – Jasin Thomason, American guitarist (The Ataris)
- 1976 – Vic Wunderle, American archer
- 1977 – Nacho Figueras, Argentine polo player
- 1977 – Ana Gabriela Guevara, Mexican athlete
- 1977 – Jeremiah Green, American drummer (Modest Mouse)
- 1977 – Juha Helppi, Finnish professional poker player
- 1977 – Ron Horsley, American author and artist
- 1977 – Laura Jansen, Dutch singer-songwriter
- 1977 – Christian Jessen, English doctor and television presenter
- 1977 – Mike Kinsella, American musician (Joan of Arc, Cap'n Jazz and American Football)
- 1977 – Daniel Klewer, German footballer
- 1977 – Grégory Le Corvec, French rugby union footballer
- 1977 – Tonga Lea'aetoa, New Zealand-Tongan rugby union player
- 1977 – Jason Marsalis, American jazz musician
- 1977 – Traver Rains, American designer
- 1977 – Rockell (Rachel Alexandra Mercaldo), American singer-songwriter
- 1977 – Dan Wells, American horror fiction author
- 1977 – Gareth Wyatt, Welsh rugby union player
- 1978 – Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1978 – Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer
- 1978 – César Morales, Mexican bantamweight boxer
- 1978 – Jean-Marc Pelletier, American ice hockey player
- 1979 – Neil Best, Irish rugby union footballer
- 1979 – Ariel Carreño, Argentine footballer
- 1979 – Karima Delli, French politician
- 1979 – Ben Fouhy, New Zealand flatwater canoeist
- 1979 – Jon Fratelli, Scottish singer (The Fratellis and Codeine Velvet Club)
- 1979 – Günter Friesenbichler, Austrian footballer
- 1979 – Trenton Hassell, American basketball player
- 1979 – Geoff Huegill, Australian swimmer
- 1979 – Vyacheslav Malafeev, Russian footballer
- 1979 – Mark Anthony Parrish, American actor, producer and activist
- 1979 – Sarah Stock, Canadian wrestler
- 1979 – Paul Terry, English footballer
- 1980 – Rohan Bopanna, Indian tennis player
- 1980 – Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
- 1980 – Ben Briand, Australian film director
- 1980 – Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (d. 2007)
- 1980 – Alex Ribeiro Garcia, Brazilian professional basketball player
- 1980 – Giedrius Gustas, Lithuanian professional basketball player
- 1980 – Scott Hamilton, New Zealand rugby player
- 1980 – Jack Hannahan, American baseball player
- 1980 – Michael Henrich, American-born ice hockey player
- 1980 – Arash Markazi, American sportswriter
- 1980 – Phil McGuire, Scottish football player
- 1980 – Kamalinee Mukherjee, Indian film actress
- 1981 – Carol Banawa, Filipino singer
- 1981 – Marie Delattre, French sprint canoer
- 1981 – Laura Michelle Kelly, English actress and singer
- 1981 – Gareth Knapman, English theatre actor and director
- 1981 – Greg Lamb, Zimbabwean cricketer
- 1981 – Ariza Makukula, Portuguese footballer
- 1981 – Aketza Peña, Spanish road bicycle racer
- 1981 – Alastair Ross, Northern Ireland Unionist politician
- 1981 – Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
- 1981 – Helen Wyman, British cyclist
- 1982 – Uma Blasini, Puerto Rican beauty queen
- 1982 – Landon Donovan, American soccer player
- 1982 – Cate Edwards, American attorney and author
- 1982 – Ludmila Ezhova, Russian Olympic gymnast
- 1982 – Yasemin Mori, Turkish alternative rock singer
- 1982 – Elia Rigotto, Italian road bicycle racer
- 1983 – Samuel Contesti, French-Italian figure skater
- 1983 – Adam Deacon, English actor
- 1983 – Jaque Fourie, South African rugby union footballer
- 1983 – Jessica Heap, American actress
- 1983 – Ryan Lonie, Australian rules footballer
- 1983 – Akeem Omolade, Nigerian footballer
- 1983 – Dante Senger, Argentine footballer
- 1984 – Tamir Cohen, Israeli footballer
- 1984 – Marin Čolak, Croatian auto racing driver
- 1984 – Anders Grøndal, Norwegian rally and hill climb driver
- 1984 – Norbert Hosnyánszky, Hungarian water polo player
- 1984 – Phillip Inzerillo, American musician (Suburban Legends)
- 1984 – Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress
- 1984 – Spencer Larsen, American football player
- 1984 – Raven Quinn, American musician, singer and songwriter
- 1984 – Artyom Rebrov, Russian professional footballer
- 1984 – Zak Whitbread, American soccer player
- 1985 – Jake Buxton, English professional footballer
- 1985 – Hrvoje Čale, Croatian footballer
- 1985 – Guillermo Diaz Puerto Rican professional basketball player
- 1985 – Scott Michael Foster, American actor
- 1985 – Mathieu Montcourt, Professional French tennis player (d. 2009)
- 1985 – Davey Morgan, American illustrator and photographer
- 1985 – Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
- 1985 – Whitney Port, American reality television personality
- 1985 – Jonas Troest, Danish professional football player
- 1986 – Shraddha Das, Indian actress
- 1986 – Margo Harshman, American actress
- 1986 – K.Michelle (Kimberly Michelle Pate), American singer and songwriter
- 1986 – Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
- 1986 – Erin O'Kelley, American beauty queen
- 1986 – José Antonio Olvera, Mexican footballer
- 1986 – Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer
- 1986 – Dominic Telo, South African cricketer
- 1986 – Manu Vatuvei, New Zealand rugby league player
- 1986 – Park Min Young, South Korean model and actress
- 1987 – Ben McKinley, Australian rules footballer
- 1987 – Tamzin Merchant, British actor and poetess
- 1987 – William Njovu, Zambian footballer
- 1987 – Cameron Wood, Australian rules footballer
- 1988 – Josh Bowman, English actor
- 1988 – Cody Longo, American film actor
- 1988 – Laura Siegemund, German tennis player
- 1988 – Mikuru Uchino, Japanese gravure idol
- 1988 – Adam Watts, English footballer
- 1989 – Erin Heatherton, American fashion model
- 1989 – Bradley Middleton, English footballer
- 1990 – Andrea Bowen, American actress
- 1990 – Paddy Madden, Irish footballer
- 1990 – Marco Martina Rini, Italian footballer
- 1990 – Fran Mérida, Spanish footballer
- 1990 – Maximiliano Oliva, Argentine footballer
- 1991 – Viktor Lundberg, Swedish footballer
- 1991 – Diandra Newlin, American actress and fashion model
- 1991 – Stuart O'Keefe, English footballer
- 1992 – Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
- 1992 – Bernd Leno, German footballer
- 1992 – Daniel Lloyd, British racing car driver
- 1993 – Jenna Boyd, American actress
- 1993 – Abigail Mavity, American actress
- 1993 – Yves Michel-Beneche, American actor
- 1993 – Richard Peniket, English professional footballer
- 1994 – Callum Harriott, English professional footballer
- 1995 – Bill Milner, English actor
- 251 – Pope Lucius I
- 480 – Saint Landry, bishop of Sées
- 561 – Pope Pelagius I
- 1172 – Stephen III of Hungary (b. 1147)
- 1193 – Saladin, Kurdish sultan (b. 1137)
- 1238 – Joan of England, Queen Consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II (b. 1210)
- 1238 – Yuri II, Grand Prince of Vladimir (b. 1189)
- 1303 – Daniel of Moscow, Russian Saint, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1261)
- 1484 – Saint Casimir, Prince of Poland (b. 1458)
- 1496 – Sigismund of Austria (b. 1427)
- 1583 – Bernard Gilpin, English clergyman, "Apostle of the North" (b. 1517)
- 1604 – Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (b. 1539)
- 1615 – Hans von Aachen, German painter (b. 1552)
- 1619 – Anne of Denmark, wife of James I (b. 1574)
- 1710 – Louis III, Prince of Condé (b. 1668)
- 1733 – Claude de Forbin, French naval commander (b. 1656)
- 1744 – John Anstis, Garter King of Arms (b. 1669)
- 1762 – Johannes Zick, German fresco painter (b. 1702)
- 1793 – Louis de Bourbon, French admiral (b. 1725)
- 1795 – John Collins, American politician (b. 1717)
- 1805 – Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter (b. 1725)
- 1807 – Abraham Baldwin, American politician (b. 1754)
- 1811 – Mariano Moreno, secretary of war of the Primera Junta (b. 1778)
- 1821 – Princess Elizabeth of Clarence, daughter of King William IV, granddaughter of King George III (b. 1820)
- 1832 – Jean-François Champollion, French scholar (b. 1790)
- 1851 – James Richardson, British explorer (b. 1809)
- 1852 – Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, Russian writer (b. 1809)
- 1853 – Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist (b. 1774)
- 1853 – Thomas Bladen Capel Royal Navy admiral (b. 1776)
- 1858 – Matthew C. Perry, U.S. naval officer (b. 1794)
- 1864 – Thomas Starr King, influential Californian Unitarian minister during the American Civil War (b. 1824)
- 1866 – Alexander Campbell, Irish founder of the Disciples of Christ (b. 1788)
- 1868 – Jesse Chisholm, American pioneer of the Chisholm Trail (b. 1805)
- 1872 – Johannes Carsten Hauch, Danish poet (b. 1790)
- 1883 – Alexander Hamilton Stephens, former Vice President of the Confederate States of America (b. 1812)
- 1888 – Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher (b. 1799)
- 1903 – Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English novelist (b. 1834)
- 1906 – John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)
- 1910 – Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
- 1915 – William Willett, English campaigner for daylight saving time (b. 1856)
- 1916 – Franz Marc, German artist (b. 1880)
- 1922 – Bert Williams, American entertainer (b. 1874)
- 1925 – Roger de Barbarin, French trap shooter (b. 1860)
- 1925 – Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer (b. 1854)
- 1925 – James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
- 1925 – John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (b. 1860)
- 1927 – Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
- 1938 – George Foster Peabody, American politician (b. 1852)
- 1938 – Jack Taylor, American baseball player (b. 1874)
- 1940 – Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
- 1941 – Ludwig Quidde, German pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1858)
- 1944 – Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (b. 1897) (executed)
- 1944 – Louis Capone, New York organized crime figure (b. 1896) (executed)
- 1944 – René Lefebvre, martyr of the French Resistance (b. 1879)
- 1944 – Emanuel Weiss, American hitman (b. 1906) (executed)
- 1944 – Fannie Barrier Williams, American educator and political activist (b. 1855)
- 1945 – Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)
- 1945 – Mark Sandrich, American film director, writer and producer (b. 1900)
- 1946 – Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Danish big-game hunter (b. 1886)
- 1948 – Antonin Artaud, French actor/director (b. 1896)
- 1949 – Clarence Kingsbury British track cyclist (b. 1882)
- 1950 – Adam Rainer, the only man in recorded human history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant (b. 1899)
- 1952 – Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
- 1954 – Noel Gay, English composer, (b. 1898)
- 1959 – Maxie Long, American athlete (b. 1878)
- 1960 – Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)
- 1960 – Leonard Warren, American baritone (b. 1911)
- 1962 – George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
- 1963 – William Carlos Williams, American poet (b. 1883)
- 1967 – Vladan Desnica, Croatian and Serbian writer (b. 1905)
- 1967 – Michel Plancherel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1885)
- 1969 – Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
- 1972 – Charles Biro, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
- 1973 – Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907)
- 1974 – Adolph Gottlieb, American painter (b. 1903)
- 1975 – Renée Björling, Swedish actress (b. 1898)
- 1976 – John Marvin Jones, Texan member of the United States House of Representatives and Chief Judge of the US federal Court of Claims (b. 1882)
- 1976 – Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (b. 1886)
- 1976 – Nikolai Semashko, Soviet sports administrator (b. 1907)
- 1976 – Jim Walsh, American basketball player (b. 1930)
- 1977 – Miles C. Allgood, U.S. Representative from Alabama (b. 1878)
- 1977 – Anatol E. Baconsky, Romanian poet, novelist and literary art critic (b. 1925)
- 1977 – Nancy Tyson Burbidge, Australian systemic botanist, conservationist and herbarium curator (b. 1912)
- 1977 – Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951)
- 1977 – Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)
- 1977 – Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German politician (b. 1887)
- 1977 – William Paul, American attorney, legislator, and political activist (b. 1885)
- 1978 – Wesley Bolin, former Governor of the U.S. State of Arizona (b. 1909)
- 1978 – Joe Marsala, American jazz clarinetist and songwriter (b. 1907)
- 1978 – John Meighan, Irish Clann na Talmhan politician (b. 1891)
- 1979 – Harry Hopkinson, British yodeler (b. 1902)
- 1979 – Gladys McConnell, American movie actress and aviatrix (b. 1905)
- 1979 – Mike Patto, (Michael Thomas McCarthy), English vocalist and front man for The Bow Street Runners (b. 1942)
- 1979 – Robert John Sinclair, 1st Baron Sinclair of Cleeve, British businessman and public servant (b. 1893)
- 1979 – Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer (b. 1926)
- 1980 – Johannes Martin Bijvoet, Dutch chemist and crystallographer (b. 1892)
- 1980 – Alan Hardaker, English football administrator (b. 1912)
- 1980 – Eric Kerfoot, English footballer (b. 1924)
- 1980 – J. F. A. McManus, Canadian pathologist (b. 1911)
- 1980 – Luis Piazzini, Argentine chess master (b. 1905)
- 1980 – Alfred Plé, French Olympic rower (b. 1888)
- 1980 – Alex Vetchinsky, British film designer (b. 1904)
- 1981 – Odette Barencey, French film actress (b. 1893)
- 1981 – Franz Kapus, Swiss Olympic bobsledder (b. 1909)
- 1981 – John Knight, Australian politician (b. 1943)
- 1981 – Karl-Jesco von Puttkamer, German World War II naval adjutant to Adolf Hitler (b. 1900)
- 1981 – Torin Thatcher, Indian actor (b. 1905)
- 1982 – Dorothy Eden, New Zealand-born English novelist (b. 1912)
- 1984 – Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)
- 1984 – Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
- 1984 – Martin Hürlimann, Swiss photographer (b. 1897)
- 1984 – Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
- 1986 – Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936)
- 1986 – Albert L. Lehninger, American biochemist (b. 1917)
- 1986 – Edward MacLysaght, Irish genealogist (b. 1887)
- 1986 – Richard Manuel, Canadian musician (The Band) (b. 1943)
- 1986 – Elizabeth Smart, Canadian poet and novelist (b. 1913)
- 1986 – John Spence, British Conservative Party politician (b. 1920)
- 1988 – Beatriz Guido, Argentine novelist and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- 1989 – Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)
- 1990 – Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
- 1990 – Harry Worthington, American track and field athlete (b. 1891)
- 1991 – Godfrey Bryan, English cricketer (b. 1902)
- 1991 – Kenneth Lindsay, British Labour Party politician (b. 1897)
- 1992 – Néstor Almendros, Spanish cinematographer (b. 1930)
- 1992 – Art Babbitt, American animator (b. 1907)
- 1992 – Peter Judge, English cricketer (b. 1916)
- 1992 – Pare Lorentz, American filmmaker (b. 1905)
- 1992 – Mary Osborne, American jazz electric guitarist (b. 1921)
- 1992 – Larry Rosenthal, American professional baseball outfielder (b. 1910)
- 1993 – Michael Beecher, Australian-based model and actor (b. 1939)
- 1993 – Art Hodes, American jazz pianist (b. 1904)
- 1993 – Tomislav Ivčić, Croatian singer, songwriter and politician (b. 1953)
- 1993 – Izaak Kolthoff, Dutch chemist (b. 1894)
- 1993 – Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale, British politician and government minister (b. 1929)
- 1993 – Richard Sale, American screenwriter and film director (b. 1911)
- 1994 – John Candy, Canadian comedian (b. 1950)
- 1994 – George Edward Hughes, Irish-born philosopher and logician(b. 1918)
- 1994 – Chris Seydou, Malian fashion designer (b. 1949)
- 1994 – Paul Solomon, American psychic (b. 1939)
- 1995 – Eden Ahbez, American composer (b. 1908)
- 1995 – Iftekhar, Indian actor (b. 1922)
- 1995 – Matt Urban, Lieutenant Colonel United States Army (b. 1919)
- 1996 – Minnie Pearl, American comedian (b. 1912)
- 1996 – Johnny Sauer, American football player, coach, and broadcaster (b. 1925)
- 1997 – Joe Baker-Cresswell, English Royal Navy officer (b. 1901)
- 1997 – Robert H. Dicke, American physicist (b. 1916)
- 1997 – Edouard Klabinski, Polish professional racing cyclist (b. 1920)
- 1997 – Carey Loftin, American actor/stuntman (b. 1914)
- 1998 – Ivan Dougherty, Australian World War II Army Major General (b. 1907)
- 1998 – Donald Rodney, British artist (b. 1961)
- 1998 – Jules Fontaine Sambwa, Zairean political officeholder and economist (b. 1940)
- 1999 – Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)
- 1999 – Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
- 1999 – Eddie Dean, American western singer and actor (b. 1907)
- 1999 – Fritz Honegger, Swiss politician (b. 1917)
- 1999 – Milosz Magin, Polish composer and pianist (b. 1929)
- 1999 – Teddy McRae, American jazz tenor saxophonist and arranger (b. 1908)
- 1999 – Joseph Regenstein Jr., American business leader and philanthropist (b. 1923)
- 1999 – Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer, translator and literary historian (b. 1921)
- 2000 – Hermann Brück, German-born UK astronomer (b. 1905)
- 2000 – Kyi Kyi Htay, actress, singer, opera performer and dancer (b. 1924)
- 2000 – Michael Noonan, Australian-born New Zealander novelist and radio script writer (b. 1921)
- 2000 – Alphons Silbermann, German Jewish sociologist, musicologist, entrepreneur and publicist (b. 1909)
- 2000 – Ta-You Wu, Chinese-born atomic and nuclear theoretical physicist (b. 1907)
- 2001 – Gerardo Barbero, Argentine chess grandmaster (b. 1961)
- 2001 – Jean René Bazaine, French painter, designer of stained glass windows, and writer (b. 1904)
- 2001 – Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
- 2001 – Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
- 2001 – Jim Rhodes, American politician (b. 1909)
- 2001 – Harold Stassen, American politician (b. 1907)
- 2001 – Martin Wright, British bioengineer (b. 1912)
- 2002 – Claire Davenport, English actress (b. 1933)
- 2002 – Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
- 2002 – Ugnė Karvelis, Lithuanian writer and translator (b. 1935)
- 2002 – Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (b. 1913)
- 2002 – Margarete Neumann, German writer and lyrical poet (b. 1917)
- 2002 – Shirley Ann Russell, award-winning British costume designer (b. 1935)
- 2002 – Velibor Vasović, Yugoslavian footballer (b. 1939)
- 2003 – Jaba Ioseliani, Georgian bank robber (b. 1926)
- 2003 – Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
- 2004 – Fernando Lázaro Carreter, Spanish linguist and journalist. (b. 1923)
- 2004 – John McGeoch, Scottish musician (Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Public Image Ltd.) (b. 1955)
- 2004 – Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
- 2004 – George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
- 2004 – Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer (b. 1953)
- 2005 – Nicola Calipari, Italian secret service agent (b. 1953)
- 2005 – Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
- 2005 – Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
- 2005 – Yuriy Kravchenko, Ukrainian statesman (b. 1951)
- 2005 – Carlos Sherman, Uruguayan-born writer (b. 1934)
- 2006 – August Bischof, last living Austrian World War I veteran (b. 1900)
- 2006 – John Reynolds Gardiner, American engineer (b. 1944)
- 2006 – Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)
- 2006 – Dave Rose, American artist (b. 1910)
- 2006 – Edgar Valter, Estonian illustrator/cartoonist (b. 1929)
- 2007 – Natalie Bodanya, American soprano (b. 1908)
- 2007 – Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
- 2007 – Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
- 2007 – Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
- 2007 – Richard Joseph, British games soundtrack composer (b. 1954)
- 2007 – Sunil Kumar Mahato, Indian parliamentarian (b. 1966)
- 2007 – Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (Breakout) (b. 1934)
- 2007 – Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
- 2008 – Tina Lagostena Bassi, Italian lawyer, Italian deputy for Forza Italia party, showoman and writer (b. 1926)
- 2008 – Robert Bruning, Australian actor and producer (b. 1928)
- 2008 – Gary Gygax, Fantasy author and role-playing games creator. (b. 1938)
- 2008 – Elena Nathanael, Greek film actress (b. 1941)
- 2008 – Leonard Rosenman, American film composer (b. 1924)
- 2008 – Semka Sokolovic-Bertok, Yugoslavian-born Croatian actress (b. 1935)
- 2008 – George Walter, former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda (b. 1928)
- 2009 – Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist (b. 1917)
- 2009 – John Cephas, American Piedmont blues guitarist (Cephas & Wiggins) (b. 1930)
- 2009 – Yvon Cormier, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1938)
- 2009 – Patricia De Martelaere, Flemish writer (b. 1957)
- 2009 – Horton Foote, American playwright (b. 1916)
- 2009 – George McAfee, American football player (b. 1918)
- 2009 – Harry Parkes, English footballer (b. 1920)
- 2009 – Salvatore Samperi, Italian film director (b 1944)
- 2009 – Triztán Vindtorn, Norwegian poet and performance artist (b. 1942)
- 2010 – Raimund Abraham, Austrian architect (b. 1933)
- 2010 – Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
- 2010 – Vladislav Ardzinba, Abkhazian politician (b. 1945)
- 2010 – Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
- 2010 – Samuel J. Eldersveld, U.S. academic, political scientist, and Democratic politician (b. 1917)
- 2010 – Joaquim Fiúza, Portuguese sailor (b. 1908)
- 2010 – Tetsuo Kondo, Japanese politician (b. 1929)
- 2010 – Hilario Chávez Joya, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1928)
- 2010 – Nan Martin, American actress (b. 1927)
- 2010 – Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
- 2010 – Angelo Poffo, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
- 2010 – Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
- 2010 – Joanne Simpson, American meteorologist (b. 1923)
- 2010 – Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
- 2011 – Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
- 2011 – Frank Chirkinian, American producer (b. 1926)
- 2011 – Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b. 1921)
- 2011 – Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
- 2011 – Ed Manning, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)
- 2011 – Johnny Preston, American pop singer (b. 1939)
- 2011 – Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
- 2011 – Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
- 2011 – Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
- 2011 – Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate (b. 1925)
- 2012 – Paul McBride, British lawyer (b. c. 1965)
- 2012 – Don Mincher, American baseball player (b. 1938)
- 2012 – Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer (b. 1978)
- 2012 – John C. Reiss, American Roman Catholic prelate, former Bishop of Trenton (b. 1922)
- 2012 – Shmuel Tankus, Israeli naval officer, fifth commander of the Israeli Navy (b. 1914)
- 2012 – Joan Taylor, American actress and writer (b. 1929)
Holidays and observances
- Christian Feast Day:
- Saint Casimir's Day (Poland and Lithuania)
Chris Berg of the IPA on his new paper: how governments pay pet lobby groups to lobby it on what it wants.
The latest Essential Research poll offers not a skerrick of comfort for Labor:
Bouncing back fast from my long Christmas break, and with only 28 days in the month the figures are already strong. Which means your support is keeping this thing humming, for which I thank you:
AUSTRALIA faces structural budget deficits “as far as the eye can see”, according to new economic modelling that will reinforce calls for a systemic review of government spending.As Wayne Swan seeks savings to pay for big-ticket promises such as the national disability insurance scheme and the Gonski education reforms, modelling for the Minerals Council of Australia suggests that when the impacts of higher commodity prices and changes in the economic cycle are removed from the budget figures, the nation faces structural budget deficits until 2025 in the absence of policy changes.
Ex-Treasurers Peter Costello and Michael Costa on Wayne Swan:
My Herald Sun column here:
WANT a lesson on the Left’s politics of seeming? Look at how Scott Morrison and Eric Abetz were lynched last week.
The fuller version than the one published follows below this transcript of the Coalition’s immigration spokesman, Scott Morrison, effortlessly swatting away gotcha questions onInsiders based on the presumption he’d said what he hadn’t:
BARRIE CASSIDY: How will you do it? How will you notify that asylum seekers move into the neighbourhood? Is it a letter box drop, how do you do it?SCOTT MORRISON: As I said, the accommodation people are going into is arranged by the service providers. Now, those service providers have the opportunity to say in Macquarie University’s case have a requirement that people living in that facility are notified at the time. It’s not a very difficult exercise, Barrie.My question is why wouldn’t they have a right to be notified if they’re living in that same facility. I mean that’s not an uncommon thing for people to expect if the Government has lost control of the detention centres and they’ve taken the decision to put people into the community and actually take out the lease, if you like, on that accommodation. So referring to here is the accommodation the Government is directly involved in purchasing and putting people into.BARRIE CASSIDY: That works in terms of institution but if somebody moves into number five or number three or something in your street how will you notify them? Is that when the letter box drop comes in?SCOTT MORRISON: Again Barrie, I’m referring to the arranged accommodation by the service providers. That’s what I’m referring to, that’s what my press release referred to. This is where the Government themselves through their service providers are taking out the lease. Where the Government, through their service providers, are entering into an arrangement with say Macquarie University or the University of Western Sydney or any number of these places.I’ve also said this week that the police should be notified where people are being put into the community as well. Now that’s as much for these people’s own protection as anything else so the police are just aware of people in the community and why you wouldn’t consult the police or advise the police to again to me is a mystery and I think shows an absence of the Government thinking these things through which they never do.They just make decisions on the run.BARRIE CASSIDY: Why do residents then need to know? Why do they need to know? What sets asylum seekers apart? Why do they need to know they’re living next door to a asylum seeker?SCOTT MORRISON: Well Barrie, why shouldn’t they know is my point. If I was the parent of a person living at Macquarie University then I don’t think it’s unreasonable that if Macquarie University has entered into an arrangement with the Government to house a reasonable number of people, that they should be advised of that.BARRIE CASSIDY: Why?SCOTT MORRISON: I mean that doesn’t seem to be an unreasonable thing for people to expect because people would otherwise be in detention, Barrie, and these people are the responsibility of the Minister for Immigration. They are in a special class because they would otherwise be in detention and the Minister for Immigration is responsible for them.BARRIE CASSIDY: But they’re not in detentionSCOTT MORRISON: I don’t think it’s unreasonable for the Government to be forth right with people. The Government shouldn’t hide this information.BARRIE CASSIDY: They’re not in detention because they’re criminals.SCOTT MORRISON: They’re in detention, Barrie, because at that stage of the process we don’t know whether they’ve been found to be refugees or not, the refugee convention allows people to be detained while they’re determining their refugee status as a course. Secondly, their identity hasn’t been fully tested nor has the ASIO done full security checks on anyone who has been released.There is a light touch based on who people say they are but as we know with more than 90 per cent of people turning up without documentation then I think these are reasonable, common sense safeguards, Barrie, and I think the community has a reasonable expectation the Government would have some sort of protocols or guidelines in place…
BARRIE CASSIDY: When you blocked families going to the funerals of those killed on Christmas Island.SCOTT MORRISON: I did not do that, Barrie, as you know. What I suggested was those funerals could have taken place on Christmas Island and when I discovered that wasn’t possible those arrangements went forward. It was never my intention to separate those families from the funerals at any time. Another beat up which I think was very appallingly handled by the reporting.
My full column on the stitch-up and the shame of the Greens and Labor:
A VERBAL trick is being played by activists and journalists trying to fool Australians into backing same-sex marriage.
See if you can pick the word game that’s blinding people to what’s really at stake.
Here is Finance Minister Penny Wong: “It is an undeniably ugly vein that runs deep in some of the arguments against marriage equality.’’
Spotted the trick yet? The one that’s just been called out by a surprisingly unimpressed Federal Court judge?
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LIBERAL senator Cory Bernardi says he decided to resign as Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s parliamentary secretary for the good of the Coalition…Speaking on a gay marriage Bill in Federal Parliament last night, Mr Bernardi said: “Time and time again the same characters seek to tear down our institutions that have been built and have sustained our civilisation for thousands of years. The time has come to ask: when will it end?“What is the next step?“The next step, quite frankly, is having three people or four people that love each other being able to enter into a permanent union endorsed by society or any other type of relationship.”Senator Bernardi went on to say accepting gay marriage could lead to accepting bestiality.“There are even some creepy people out there and I say ‘creepy’ deliberately who are unfortunately afforded a great deal more respect than I believe they deserve,” he said.
Linking same-sex marriage to bestiality was offensive and a political howler. But in the Senate last week Bernardi gave fresh evidence suggesting his warning was well-founded when it came to polygamy:
Three weeks ago Sydney’s City Hub reported on the establishment of the Polyamory Action Lobby, or PAL… And sure enough, PAL recently started a petition which reads:The House of Representatives For too long has Australia denied people the right to marry the ones they care about. We find this abhorrent. We believe that everyone should be allowed to marry their partners, and that the law should never be a barrier to love. And that’s why we demand nothing less than the full recognition of polyamorous families.So here we have it: a polyamorist lobby group petitioning parliament to allow polygamous marriage. To some, five months ago this was inconceivable....But who is behind the Polyamory Action Lobby? PAL’s president is Brigitte Garozzo. PAL’s spokesman is Timothy Scriven. And Kieran Adair is also one of PAL’s founders. And what do these militant polyamorists have in common? I will tell you. They are all associated with the Greens. Brigitte Garozzo, also known as Brigitte McFadden is listed as the contact officer for the New South Wales Young Greens at the University of Sydney. Timothy Scriven describes his political views as ‘anarchism and revolutionary libertarian socialism’, though the University of Sydney Greens Facebook page last year said:Timothy Scriven is an active member of the Greens on Campus and on our executive…Kieran Adair’s Twitter profile promotes the 2011 Greens New South Wales election campaign. Further, a ‘Kieran Adair’ said, on the New Matilda website when commenting on the 2011 annual Marxist conference, ‘I don’t identify as a socialist; I’m a Green.’…Polyamorous marriage is on the agenda. Greens activists are now pushing publicly for it while other polyamorists are lying low, waiting to be the next cab off the rank—no doubt, I suspect, having been given a nod and a wink by other Greens, who are still advocating marriage for all.
Tony Abbott wants all Australians to be taught about Christianity, to be made to read the Bible.
BIBLE classes should be compulsory so children have a fundamental understanding of Christianity on leaving school, Tony Abbott says.“I think everyone should have some familiarity with the great texts that are at the core of our civilisation,” said the Federal Opposition leader.
Malcolm Fraser deplores what he himself does:
...both Liberal and Labor, have sought to demonise...
John Howard would make a superb governer-general, but I suspect six years out of political office may be considered not quite enough:
SUPPORT is growing among senior Liberals for former prime minister John Howard to become Australia’s next governor-general in the likely event that the Coalition wins this year’s federal election.“He would make an excellent governor-general. It’s his if he wants it,” one Liberal powerbroker told The Australian yesterday. “But the big question is: does he want it?”
The last time Julia Gillard went to Rooty Hill campaigning - before the 2010 election - she made a raft of promises she didn’t keep. Eighteen of them, say the Liberals.
Yesterday I singled out four:
Ms Gillard’s 2013 version, delivered in western Sydney on Sunday, began with what she would not promise. ‘’We won’t promise the sun, the moon and the stars - we won’t fill every pothole or catch every crook,’’ she told an auditorium of the hopeful. ‘’But I am determined to deliver five things to make your life easier and improve your future.‘’We will support your job and put Aussie workers first.’’
But then she couldn’t help herself - not in an election year.
The woman who last time promised a railway link she never delivered, this time hinted she’d promise a new road among five big goodies she had in mind:
In a speech last night at the University of Western Sydney, the Prime Minister ...said the government would deliver high-speed broadband to the region, provide its children with a “world-leading education”, insure against disability and “help you manage the pressures of modern family life and modern society”.“The grind of long daily commutes, on infrastructure that’s barely coping, on roads that need co-operation between governments . . . we’ll have more to say about that in coming days,” Ms Gillard said.The Australian understands the government plans to make a major contribution to the road project known as WestConnex, which has already drawn the support of Tony Abbott. WestConnex includes a 33km link between Sydney’s west and the airport and Port Botany an extension of the M4 east. The Daily Telegraph newspaper reports today that Ms Gillard’s pledge of $1 billion-plus toward the state government project was based on strict conditions...
Last night, the Seven Network reported on a ReachTel poll suggesting that 43.5 per cent of voters were less likely to vote Labor as a result of Ms Gillard’s blitz. It found 14.4 per cent were more likely to vote Labor and 42.1 per cent were unchanged.
As for this promise:
Labor would also launch the national disability insurance scheme in 17 weeks.
But where’s the money for the full $17 billion a year it’s expected to cost?
A key cause:
Baillieu supporters will hope the slight improvement in the primary and two-party-preferred votes will be the beginning of a long-awaited resurgence.With the two-party-preferred gap closing from 10 points to six and gathering evidence of Labor tanking federally, the Baillieu camp believes it has been through the worst of the political turbulence...
True, Baillieu’s strong performance against Julia Gillard on hospital funding made him look good. His old diffidence, taciturnity and inactivity has, at least, meant that when he does go the biff it stands out more. It does signal someone has crossed a line even for Ted. If he could find some energising cause ...
...early evidence is that the government is starting to fight on its traditional strengths of law and order and the economy.It has had a significant win over the Gillard government on health funding…Baillieu has back-ended his good news, which should include a vastly better budget bottom line and some signs of concrete action by way of much needed infrastructure.
Good infrastructure announcements cannot be too long delayed. There comes a time when they sound as just election-time desperation. Promises impress less than cranes in the sky.
SECRET tapes lifting the lid on confidential dealings and payouts behind the police command crisis have rocked the Baillieu Government.More than four hours of digital audio recordings and documents have emerged revealing former adviser Tristan Weston - who quit in the wake of an OPI report into the split between top cops Simon Overland and Sir Ken Jones - was paid $22,500 by the Liberal Party…The tapes also reveal that Mr Weston was repeatedly offered help in finding a new job by the Premier’s most senior adviser, Tony Nutt - actions at odds with Ted Baillieu’s public assurances that his office was not assisting the former adviser....The call to Mr Weston came a day after Mr Weston told Liberal Party state director Damien Mantach he was annoyed at Mr Ryan’s comments about him: “I think, you know, Peter Ryan tends to run off at the mouth, and it would be in his best interests not to, mate.”..Mr Nutt’s offer, and other promises of assistance, were made both before and after October, 2011, when Mr Weston resigned following the OPI’s accusation he had run a campaign against police chief Simon Overland…Last July, broadcaster Neil Mitchell put it to Mr Baillieu that Mr Weston had “taken a fall” and that Deputy Premier Peter Ryan was “up to his neck in it and to help square things off your people are trying to get him a job”.Mr Baillieu replied: “I don’t believe that’s the case”, and “I just don’t think there’s any credibility to that scenario”.
Your reaction? No, don’t just vent, but critique. I’m interested.
My own take?
I haven’t yet seen the Herald, but the Age has done a terrible job for the first edition of its critical relaunch. The front page has a dull picture. There is a dull, generic blurb about a health liftout that is plain wasted space. The two stories featured are not must-read hard-news stories that will sell the paper off the stands: one disputing the causes of the Black Saturday fires and the other about banks allegedly being bastards.
Consider the difference: radio news in Melbourne is running hard on the Herald Sun’s front page about secret tapes catching out the Baillieu Government secretly offering sweeteners to a ministerial adviser it sacked in a scandal.
The Age’s back page, a huge selling point for a tabloid with so little display space for that first impression, has only a full-page ad.
The biggest story in the paper, measured by column inches, is The Age itself, a self-indulgence that makes the relaunch seem not a burst of vitality but an elegy. Page 2 is devoted to blurbs, promos and explanations for the change of format. Pages 20 and 21 are entirely spent on explaining and excusing the change. Pages 28 and 29 are a long essay and photo display of the history of The Age. Half of page 30 is an editorial explaining the changes. That is five and half pages of 72 spent writing about The Age itself.
I suspect day one will have good sales as buyers check out the novelty factor. But this is a poor effort after all the months spent planning. A sharp improvement is necessary to save theThe Age as a printed product. A sense of urgency. A bit more sass. A lot more personality.
"Bernt Enghardts Orkester" Year 1967 - Pre ABBA
The Waldo Grade View. I dedicate this one toChuck Doswell who wasn't all too happy to see the gigantic Sutro tower looming in the background of the earlier pic I posted from this same location. Here it is mostly hiding behind the fog.— at Golden Gate Bridge.
It was a good hike up the steep trail to this spot with Miguel De La Cruz and Michael Gordon. We had a lot of laughs and we think that Michael just might be Paul Porter's long lost twin brother.
I've wanted to get this shot for a very long time. When we decided to leave our homes to meet up, the fog bank that was off shore suddenly came up over the headlands and engulfed the bridge entirely. There was some thought to maybe give up, but Miguel and Michael both thought there might still be a chance. When we arrived we found the fog bank receding. There was a lot of haze in the air, and the images I shot before this one turned out very low contrast.
…in other words, I'll be coming back to do this again.
It was a good hike up the steep trail to this spot with Miguel De La Cruz and Michael Gordon. We had a lot of laughs and we think that Michael just might be Paul Porter's long lost twin brother.
I've wanted to get this shot for a very long time. When we decided to leave our homes to meet up, the fog bank that was off shore suddenly came up over the headlands and engulfed the bridge entirely. There was some thought to maybe give up, but Miguel and Michael both thought there might still be a chance. When we arrived we found the fog bank receding. There was a lot of haze in the air, and the images I shot before this one turned out very low contrast.
…in other words, I'll be coming back to do this again.
faith without action is worthless. Truth became a stumbling block for my dad, who I recently discovered was a strong Christian until he married my atheist mum at age 21 (on his 21st birthday). I can't explain the Flood, or various miracles, but don't feel I have to. It is certainly the case that the concept of forgiveness has transformed cultures in the West, and the East lacked much as a result (cf Elizabeth Kim's 10000 Sorrows). Buddha acknowledged Christ, according to Eastern scripture. But I wouldn't say what the stories were for. I think humanity's relationship with God is what scripture shows. I would be a lesser person without prayer. Many atheists get upset when I say that, but they are the first to say that one should think first and act second. - ed
Here is something that my friend and I were talking about awhile back and he brought it up, but now I notice it a lot.
For whatever reason, whenever I get an angry and irrational woman on my page, I often go to their page to see what the heck made them that way. I often find their page filled with Maya Angelo quotes, half-spiritual sounding quotes about peace and love, sometimes posts about how yoga relaxes them and lots of pictures of beautiful scenery with these low brow quotes about how we should all sing about peace and hope while holding hands.
I just have to laugh. Their page is full of preachy, feel good, emotional quotes, but their posts on my page and full of hate, anger and vulgarity.
Oh well, it is just an odd observation that I have made. I just have to laugh. I bet they have a "Coexist" bumper sticker on their car too.
~And yes, I am sure there are men that fit this description, but I notice mainly women.
"A touching love story that might make you cry"
10th Grade :
As I sat there in English class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called 'best friend'. I stared at her long, silky hair,and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it.
After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before.
I handed them to her. She said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
11th grade :
The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broke her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, So I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After 2 hours, one Drew Barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go home.
She looked at me, said 'thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek..
I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends,I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
Senior year :
One fine day she walked to my locker.
"My date is sick" she said, "he's not gonna go" well, I didn't have adate, and in 7th grade, we made apromise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together just as 'best friends'. So we did. That night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her as She smiled at me and stared at me with her crystal eyes. Then she said- "I had the best time,thanks!"
and gave me a kiss on the cheek. Iwant to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it wasgraduation day.
I watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on stage to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine-but
she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as I hugged her. Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said- 'you're my best friend, thanks' and gave me a kiss on the cheek. Iwant to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
Now I sit in the pews of the church.That girl is getting marriednow. and drive off to her new life,married to another man. I wantedher to be mine, but she didn't see me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said 'you came!'.
She said 'thanks' and kissed me on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends,I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to bemy 'best friend'.
At the service, they read a diary entry
she had wrote in her high school years.
This is what it read:
'I stare at him wishing he was mine, but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that Idon't want to be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
I wish he would tell me he loved me !.
........'I wish I did too'........
I thought to my self, and I cried
In Sarasota, Florida one day before the presidential election on November 5th, 2012.
Best passport stamping ever...
"... proved oil reserves—vastly undercounts how much oil the U.S. actually contains. In fact, far from being oil-poor, the country is awash in vast quantities—enough to meet all the country’s oil needs for hundreds of years."
GILLARD’S "PLAN" FOR WESTERN SYDNEY ROADS – what a joke.
PM Gillard’s “plan” for Western Sydney roads is just another example of how completely out of touch that Labor are – a complete an utter joke - just another meaningless promise.
Gillard has “promised” to provide $1 billion funding for the Sydney's West Connex motorway – but has tied the promise of funding to a series of “conditions”.
Firstly, those “conditions” add an extra $5 billion to $8 billion in additional costs to the project. This will just delay the project.
Secondly, Sydneysiders well remember a similar stunt in 2011 when Gillard promised $2.1 billion to finance the Parramatta to Epping rail link. We are still waiting, and not a cent has been delivered.
Thirdly, the NSW Premier (whom will need to build this) only heard about Gillard’s "plan” when he opened up today’s newspaper.
Gillard must think everyone in Western Sydney is stupid if she expects anyone to believe that her announcement today is anything but a charade, a media stunt - just another meaningless promise.
No wonder no one believes a word that Labor says.
Echium at the Golden Gate — with Mike Oria atWaldo Grade Tunnel.
…when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”… And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling…Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.—Mk 4:35, 37, 39
Before Jesus and His disciples set out to cross the Sea of Galilee in their little boat, He had already told them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”
That was why even amid a great storm in the middle of the sea, Jesus could still sleep peacefully. Our Lord had a plan, and nothing could disrupt it!
Though tired from a long day of teaching and ministering, Jesus’ love for His terrified disciples caused Him to arise and calm the storm. “Peace, be still!” He said, and immediately, the turbulent waters became as smooth as glass, and everyone made it safely to land.
Beloved, if you’re grappling with a challenging situation right now, take heart. The Prince of Peace resides in you, and has a plan of peace and hope for you (Jer 29:11). No matter how bad the storm is, you are not going under, but going over safely to the other side!