Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (10:57am)
The twitter feed.
The place the videos appear. (UPDATE: LINK FIXED.)
THE BOLT REPORT
19 MAY 2013
INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY ALBANESE.
ANDREW BOLT, PRESENTER: This show started more than two years ago. We’ve asked the Prime Minister, and her other Ministers, to come on hundreds of times. Come on, show me where I’m wrong. Reach out to people who might not be natural Labor voters. Only one Labor Minister has ever agreed. Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese, thank you for coming on. Why-
ANTHONY ALBANESE: Good to be here.
ANDREW BOLT: Why don’t more Labor Ministers do what you do and reach out to people who might not be natural Labor voters?
ANTHONY ALBANESE: Oh, look, that’s a decision for them. I take a view that even though you and I would disagree pretty fundamentally on a range of issues, you’re someone who puts your name to things, you argue your case. And I am prepared to argue the case with you. And this is my, I think, third appearance on this show.
ANDREW BOLT: Yeah, but no other Labor Minister does it. And I’m just wondering, is this symptomatic of one of the problems I have seen in Labor, that there’s this division, you know, playing off people against each other, and I’m the enemy, so don’t come on?
ANTHONY ALBANESE: Look, I don’t think so. I think it’s probably just a matter of there’s a range of demands on people’s time.
ANDREW BOLT: Yeah, but you know, Anthony, they don’t reach out like you do. And I think this is part of Labor’s wider problem. You’ve got to reach out more, don’t you?
ANTHONY ALBANESE: Well, I certainly think that we’ve got to argue our case in every forum possible. That’s the approach that I have taken. There’s a perception of where you are politically, I guess, and that might repel perhaps some people from engaging in the debate. Look, that’s a decision for them. But there’s certainly no edict or anything. I make my own decisions and I’m happy to be here.
ANDREW BOLT: Well, and I’m happy you are. The Budget - just one month ago, the Prime Minister said the Government’s revenue was down $12 billion, right? On what you would expect when she lasted promised a surplus six months ago. But then she gave us a deficit of not $12 billion but $19 billion. So in just one month, some $7 billion went walkies. What happened?
ANTHONY ALBANESE: No. It’s a difference between the time frames. So it’s the difference between from MYEFO, and the difference from the last Budget.
ANDREW BOLT: No, that’s - MYEFO. After MYEFO she said she was going to deliver a surplus. So it’s from that time. Six months ago. Where did the $7 billion go?
ANTHONY ALBANESE: But it’s a time frame of where she’s picking. There’s a reduction in the anticipated revenue from MYEFO to the Budget, but obviously there was a greater reduction in revenue from last year’s Budget to this year’s Budget. I think that’s the difference between the things.
ANDREW BOLT: I’m just saying, $12 billion gone in a month. She said - she’s $12 billion down a month ago. But you have delivered a sur- a deficit of $19 billion. That’s $7 billion more. You were going to always deliver a deficit, regardless of the reduction in revenue, on what you expected. That’s true, isn’t it?
ANTHONY ALBANESE: No. That’s not right, Andrew. We were determined to deliver a surplus. What occurred was that there was an impact on Government revenue. A massive write-down, as a result of - as a result of essentially the high Australian dollar.
ANDREW BOLT: It wasn’t. No, the revenue-
ANTHONY ALBANESE: The high Australian dollar.
ANDREW BOLT: The revenue went up.
Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (6:50am)
Readere Peter wonders if Insiders has gone on a war footing:
Remember, Insiders is one of the very few shows which ABC managing director Mark Scott cites as evidence of “balance” within the overwhelmingly Leftist ABC:
AB, worrying signs at Insiders that the established three-versus-one format (Barrie + two leftists versus a conservative) might be going by the wayside.I agree with Peter than Maley can be neutral and fair. I think she’s good. But where’s the balance over all?
This morning’s show will feature Tingle, Farr and Atkins. Last week it was Toohey, Megalogenis and Taylor. The week before that, it was Kelly, Maley and Farr.
You need to go back to 28 April to find a conservative, when Hendo appeared.Anne Summers’ tweet didn’t send the frighteners through them, did it?
Remember, Insiders is one of the very few shows which ABC managing director Mark Scott cites as evidence of “balance” within the overwhelmingly Leftist ABC:
Mr Scott acknowledged that “there is now the expectation...that there is demonstrated plurality of opinion and perspective” within the ABC. Mark Scott praised the Insiders and Lateline programs for ”ensuring a range of political perspectives on the issue of the day” (Insiders)...Can he still say even that?
Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (6:30am)
Good news for Labor. A Budget that should have utterly destroyed its credibility actually leaves it no worse off:
WAYNE Swan’s decision to axe the baby bonus has won voters’ approval but nearly half of all voters believe the Budget has left them worse off…That said, this was a small poll (1006 sample), with a larger margin of error, and was done before Tony Abbott Budget reply.
Support for Labor, on a two-party preferred basis, is unchanged at 46 per cent while the Coalition has 54 per cent.
Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (6:03am)
What is it with Labor MPs with union backgrounds that makes builders eager to donate to slush funds?
Victorian Labor has failed to account for a secretive slush fund that has generated half a million dollars and is controlled exclusively by the party’s newest MP, former Australian Workers Union Victorian secretary Cesar Melhem.The Sunday Age does acknowledge:
Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has refused to comment on the status of the controversial Industry 2020, which has been bankrolled by major companies including builder John Holland and recycling giant Visy through union-organised events since 2008.
As sole director of the fund, Mr Melhem’s move into Parliament raises questions about potential conflicts of interest but also about the fate of money donated if he dissolves the fund and removes himself from it.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been embroiled in a continuing controversy over her legal work relating to a different AWU-linked slush fund in the mid-1990s.
Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (5:55am)
Ian Kiernan, former chairman of Clean Up Australia Day, seriously thinks Australian are “confused”? He’s seriously upset? He seriously expects Alan Jones - and thousands of others - to stop with the joke?
Not so sure about that anymore.
‘’AlanI don’t trust anyone who doesn’t get satire. Indeed, I once found myself in the dock complaining I didn’t know there was a law against satire.
I have had numerous complaints that you are describing election day the 14th September 2013 as Clean Up Australia Day.
Clean Up Australia and Clean Up Australia Day are both registered trademarks of this organisation.
By falsely claiming that 14th September is Clean Up Australia Day, you are causing confusion to those who genuinely support our event. Further it is causing damage to our organisation and brand through political affiliation that does not exist.
CUA is not government funded, a choice we have made to protect our independence. As well we are a not for profit organisation and are essentially owned by those who support it …
As a first step I am asking that you cease your reference to our day and brand for the benefit of your campaign.
Not so sure about that anymore.
Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (5:45am)
I did wonder last month about Queensland police’s concern for occupational health and safety when refusing to chase escaped prisoners into a swamp for fear of water and maybe crocodiles.
WHEN police scaled back their search for toddler Tyler Kennedy at nightfall on Friday, nearby residents refused to give up, turning out in droves to scour the thick bushland where he had disappeared.
With temperatures plunging to 6C, the community of Johns River, on the mid-north coast, feared two-year-old Tyler could die of exposure.
Last night police admitted: “In hindsight, an official search could have continued into the night,” and Police Minister Mike Gallacher is demanding a police report explaining the decision to scale down the search.
Soon after the official search was scaled down at 5.30pm, more than 100 volunteers joined the only remaining police officer on the scene and the search was back on.
By 1.15am, a group of volunteers found Tyler in thick scrub just 150m from Wharf Rd…
Tyler, covered in scratches and bitterly cold, was reunited with his distraught mother Amanda Kennedy. “I was speechless when they said they had to call it off,” Ms Kennedy, 21, said. “My heart stopped…
“We thought, ‘OK, we’ll call in our own search party and get everyone out there to find him’."…
Mr Henson said the volunteers, mobilised by phone, social media and word of mouth, arrived at the property from Port Macquarie, Kempsey and even Wollongong.
“The street was full of cars,” he said. “People just kept turning up wanting to help.”
Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (5:29am)
Greens leader Christine Milne in February:
If you are being bullied there are people out there who will help you. You are loved. You are a good person and what’s more it can happen to anyone… Make sure you don’t suffer as a result of their inadequacies.The Greens today:
Greens leader Christine Milne is being accused of running a dysfunctional office and allowing a culture of intimidation after the sudden resignation of a highly regarded senior employee.
Alexandra Lamb, a media adviser to Senator Milne, quit her job last Sunday after professional clashes with the party’s new communications director, Georgie Klug.
Ms Lamb was given half an hour to leave her Parliament House office after her resignation…
Sources say a ‘’bitter, petty and nasty’’ process was put in train to force Ms Lamb’s resignation and was indicative of measures used against other staff…
Another source said ‘’tensions have skyrocketed’’ inside the party and ‘’there is an air of chaos and panic as the election gets closer’’.
Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (5:18am)
Judith Sloan is amazed by all this talk of waiting to hear the “real” stake of the books when Treasury releases the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook in August. Just check the 2010 PEFO released prior to the August election.
The Treasury decided to revise down the expected budget deficit for 2011-12 from over $20 billion to $10.4 billion. Actual outcome: $43.4 billion…Judge not by promises or forecasts. Judge by performance.
And according to the 2010 PEFO, the budget surplus would be $3.5 billion in 2012-13 – again a figure that suited the government. Actual result: close to $20 billion in deficit.
Andrew Bolt May 19 2013 (5:09am)
Never too broke for bribes:
The Gillard government has stashed away a ‘’war chest’’ of nearly half a billion dollars in secret projects to be announced before the election.Try to get a straight answer from Swan:
In Tuesday’s budget, Treasurer Wayne Swan listed a line item of $463.9 million as “decisions taken but not yet announced”.
Deloitte Access Economics director Chris Richardson said Australians should expect to see the money spent on a range of pork barrelling campaign announcements…
“Yes, it is a war chest and they’re holding back a bit of money here that will be announced before the election,’’ he said.
In last year’s budget papers, the same line item amounted to $119.4million.
“Some of them can be commercial matters in confidence,” he said…
Mr Swan’s office subsequently suggested the measure could include defence contracts and other matters under negotiation.
Fame is often due to chance. Effectiveness is due to choices.
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. —Psalm 29:11
Earlier in the month, Shadow Education Minister Christopher Pyne and I visited Narwee Public School. It was a good afternoon with lots of interesting discussions with staff. Here's an article from the Canterbury - Bankstown Express about the visit.
The Vikings were a seafaring people from the late eighth to early 11th century who established a name for themselves as traders, explorers and warriors. Many modern perceptions of Vikings found their origins through Catholic propaganda. Here are some of the more popular Viking myths proven to be clearly false according to historical record: http://bit.ly/12h4QrT
'Calling of Vikings,' by Viktor Vasnetsov, early 1900s.
Born in Hawaii, Zoe is the only known captive golden zebra in existence.
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The Doctor has a secret he will take to his grave. And it is discovered…
It's Doctor Who day! Fans in Australia, join us for the exciting series finale tonight at 7.30pm onABC TV.
Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches and oceanic surrounding, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike.
May 19: Pentecost (Western Christianity, 2013); Greek Genocide Remembrance Day in Greece; Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey; Ho Chi Minh's birthday in Vietnam
- 1542 – The Prome Kingdom, in present-day central Burma, was conquered by the Taungoo Dynasty.
- 1743 – French physicist Jean-Pierre Christin published the design of a mercury thermometer with the centigrade scale where zero represents the freezing point of water and 100 its boiling point.
- 1776 – American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison west ofMontreal surrendered to British troops in the Battle of The Cedars.
- 1911 – Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, was established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
- 1997 – The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, which encompasses the mostecologically diverse region in Mexico, was established as a result ofgrassroots efforts.
- 2010 – In Bangkok, the Thai military (pictured) concluded a week-long crackdown on widespread protests by forcing the surrender of oppositionleaders.
- 1445 – John II of Castile defeats the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo.
- 1499 – Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.
- 1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona's two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage).
- 1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
- 1542 – The Prome Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in present-day Burma.
- 1568 – Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
- 1643 – Thirty Years' War: French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spainas a dominant land power.
- 1649 – An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
- 1655 – The Invasion of Jamaica begins during the Anglo-Spanish War.
- 1743 – Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale.
- 1749 – King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
- 1776 – American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
- 1780 – New England's Dark Day: A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M.
- 1802 – Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
- 1828 – U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
- 1845 – Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
- 1848 – Mexican-American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. statesto the United States for US$15 million.
- 1864 – American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends.
- 1897 – Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol Prison.
- 1911 – Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
- 1919 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
- 1921 – The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
- 1922 – The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
- 1934 – Zveno and the Bulgarian Army engineer a coup d'état and install Kimon Georgiev as the new Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
- 1942 – World War II: In the aftermath of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Task Force 16 heads to Pearl Harbor.
- 1943 – World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings ("D-Day"). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather.
- 1950 – A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
- 1959 – The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail.
- 1961 – Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).
- 1961 – At Silchar Railway Station, Assam, 11 Bengalis die when police open fire on protesters demanding state recognition of Bengali language in the Bengali Language Movement.
- 1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".
- 1971 – Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
- 1986 – The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
- 1991 – Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
- 1997 – The Sierra Gorda Biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.
- 2007 – President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.
- 2010 – The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.
- 1593 – Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter (d. 1678)
- 1700 – José de Escandón, Spanish governor (d. 1770)
- 1724 – Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, English admiral and politician (d. 1779)
- 1744 – Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, German wife of King George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1818)
- 1762 – Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1814)
- 1773 – Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist (d. 1854)
- 1795 – Johns Hopkins, American philanthropist (d. 1873)
- 1797 – Maria Isabel of Portugal (d. 1818)
- 1827 – Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896)
- 1861 – Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (d. 1931)
- 1870 – Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
- 1871 – Walter Russell, American artist (d. 1963)
- 1874 – Gilbert Laird Jessop, English cricketer (d. 1955)
- 1878 – Alfred Laliberté, French Canadian sculptor and painter (d. 1953)
- 1879 – Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-English politician (d. 1964)
- 1880 – Albert Richardson, English architect, writer, and educator (d. 1964)
- 1884 – David Munson, American athlete (d. 1953)
- 1887 – Ion Jalea, Romanian sculptor (d. 1983)
- 1889 – Henry B. Richardson, American archer (d. 1963)
- 1889 – Tan Da, Vietnamese poet (d. 1939)
- 1890 – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese leader (d. 1969)
- 1891 – Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (d. 1916)
- 1893 – Horia Bonciu, Romanian novelist, poet, journalist and translator (d. 1950)
- 1894 – Nicolae Secară, Bessarabian politician (d. 1942)
- 1897 – Frank Luke, American pilot (d. 1918)
- 1898 – Julius Evola, Italian philosopher and esotericist (d. 1974)
- 1899 – Lothar Rădăceanu, Romanian journalist, linguist and politician (d. 1955)
- 1906 – Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (d. 2007)
- 1908 – Manik Bandopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist (d. 1956)
- 1908 – Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982)
- 1908 – Merriam Modell, American author (d. 1994)
- 1909 – Nicholas Winton, English humanitarian
- 1910 – Alan Melville, South African cricketer (d. 1983)
- 1910 – Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (d. 1949)
- 1913 – Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, 6th President of India (d.1996)
- 1914 – Max Perutz, Austrian-English biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
- 1914 – Go Seigen, Japanese Go player
- 1914 – Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
- 1918 – Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist (d. 2000)
- 1919 – Mitja Ribičič, Slovenian politician, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia
- 1919 – Georgie Auld, Canadian-American musician and bandleader (d. 1990)
- 1921 – Leslie Broderick, English lieutenant (d. 2013)
- 1921 – Harry W. Brown, American pilot (d. 1991)
- 1921 – Daniel Gélin, French actor (d. 2002)
- 1921 – Yuri Kochiyama, American activist
- 1921 – Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (d. 1999)
- 1922 – Joe Gilmore, Irish bartender, Head Barman at The Savoy Hotel's American Bar in London from 1955 to 1976
- 1924 – Sandy Wilson, English composer
- 1925 – Malcolm X, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
- 1925 – Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (d. 1998)
- 1925 – Guy Provost, Canadian actor (d. 2004)
- 1926 – Kriyananda, Romanian-American spiritual leader (d. 2013)
- 1926 – Fernand Raynaud, French comedian and actor (d. 1973)
- 1926 – Peter Zadek, German director (d. 2009)
- 1928 – Colin Chapman, English car designer, founder of Lotus Cars (d. 1982)
- 1928 – Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach
- 1928 – Gil McDougald, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1929 – John Stroger, American politician (d. 2008)
- 1930 – Eugene D. Genovese, American historian and author (d. 2012)
- 1930 – Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (d. 1965)
- 1931 – Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor
- 1931 – Bob Anderson, English race car driver (d. 1967)
- 1932 – Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian comedian and actor (d. 2006)
- 1932 – Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
- 1932 – Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
- 1934 – Ruskin Bond, Indian author
- 1934 – Bill Fitch, American basketball coach
- 1934 – Jim Lehrer, American journalist
- 1935 – David Hartman, American actor and journalist
- 1937 – Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004)
- 1938 – Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese politician (d. 1989)
- 1938 – Madge Hindle, English actress
- 1938 – Girish Karnad, Indian writer, playwright, screenwriter, actor and movie director
- 1939 – Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
- 1939 – James Fox, English actor
- 1939 – Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong actress
- 1939 – Dick Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986)
- 1940 – Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
- 1940 – Mickey Newbury, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
- 1941 – Bobby Burgess, American dancer and singer
- 1941 – Nora Ephron, American screenwriter (d. 2012)
- 1941 – Tania Mallet, English model and actress
- 1942 – Gary Kildall, American computer scientist, founded Digital Research, Inc. (d. 1994)
- 1942 – Robert Kilroy-Silk, English politician and television presenter
- 1943 – Eddie May, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)
- 1943 – Shirrel Rhoades, American writer
- 1944 – Peter Mayhew, English-American actor
- 1944 – Petre Popeangă, Romanian politician
- 1945 – Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter, musician, and author (The Who, Deep End, and Thunderclap Newman)
- 1946 – André the Giant, French wrestler and actor (d. 1993)
- 1946 – Claude Lelièvre, Belgian activist
- 1946 – Michele Placido, Italian actor and director
- 1947 – Paul Brady, Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Planxty)
- 1947 – Steve Currie, English bassist (T. Rex) (d. 1981)
- 1947 – David Helfgott, Australian pianist
- 1947 – Gijs IJlander, Dutch writer
- 1948 – Grace Jones, Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress
- 1949 – Dusty Hill, American singer-songwriter and musician (ZZ Top and American Blues)
- 1949 – Archie Manning, American football player
- 1951 – Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Ramones and Sniper) (d. 2001)
- 1951 – Dick Slater, American wrestler
- 1952 – Bert van Marwijk, Dutch footballer and manager
- 1953 – Shavarsh Karapetyan, Armenian swimmer
- 1953 – Florin Marin, Romanian footballer
- 1953 – Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997)
- 1953 – Victoria Wood, English comedian and actress
- 1953 – Jimmy Thackery, American singer and guitarist (The Nighthawks)
- 1954 – Rick Cerone, American baseball player
- 1954 – Phil Rudd, Australian drummer (AC/DC and Buster Brown)
- 1955 – James Gosling, Canadian computer scientist, created Java
- 1956 – Steven Ford, American actor
- 1956 – Martyn Ware, English musician and producer (The Human League, Heaven 17, and B.E.F.)
- 1957 – Bill Laimbeer, American basketball player and coach
- 1959 – Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim, wife of O. J. Simpson (d. 1994)
- 1960 – Yazz, English singer and model
- 1961 – Wayne Van Dorp, Dutch-Canadian ice hockey player
- 1961 – Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
- 1963 – Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
- 1964 – Miloslav Mečíř, Slovakian tennis player
- 1964 – Lawrence Ng, Hong Kong actor
- 1964 – Sean Whalen, American actor
- 1964 – Murali, Indian (Tamil) film actor (d. 2010)
- 1965 – Cecilia Bolocco, Chilean model and television host, Miss Universe 1987
- 1965 – Boris, French singer-songwriter and composer
- 1965 – Maile Flanagan, American actress
- 1966 – Marc Bureau, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1966 – Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist
- 1966 – Jodi Picoult, American writer
- 1966 – Polly Walker, English actress
- 1967 – Massimo Taccon, Italian artist
- 1968 – Kyle Eastwood, American singer and musician
- 1970 – Choi Kyung-Ju, South Korean golfer
- 1970 – Mario Dumont, Canadian politician
- 1970 – Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor
- 1971 – Ross Katz, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1971 – Psicosis, Mexican wrestler
- 1972 – Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer-songwriter (Ace of Base)
- 1972 – Claudia Karvan, Australian actress
- 1973 – Dario Franchitti, Scottish race car driver
- 1974 – Andrew Johns, Australian rugby player
- 1975 – Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor
- 1975 – Jonas Renkse, Swedish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Katatonia, Bloodbath, and October Tide)
- 1975 – London Fletcher, American football player
- 1975 – Delma Gonçalves, Brazilian footballer
- 1975 – Josh Paul, American baseball player
- 1976 – Ed Cota, American basketball player
- 1976 – Kevin Garnett, American basketball player
- 1977 – Manuel Almunia, Spanish footballer
- 1977 – Wouter Hamel, Dutch singer and guitarist
- 1977 – Brandon Inge, American baseball player
- 1977 – Natalia Oreiro, Uruguayan singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and actress
- 1977 – Kelly Sheridan, Canadian voice actress
- 1978 – Marcus Bent, English footballer
- 1978 – Dave Bus, Dutch footballer
- 1978 – Kim Zolciak, American television personality
- 1979 – Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer
- 1979 – Barbara Nedeljáková, Slovak actress
- 1979 – Bérénice Marlohe, French actress
- 1979 – Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer
- 1980 – Drew Fuller, American actor and model
- 1980 – Tony Hackworth, English footballer
- 1981 – Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer
- 1981 – Yo Gotti, American rapper
- 1981 – Michael Leighton, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1981 – Sina Schielke, German sprinter
- 1981 – Georges St. Pierre, Canadian mixed martial artist
- 1981 – Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
- 1981 – Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
- 1982 – Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
- 1982 – Pål Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer
- 1982 – Alexandru Găvan, Romanian mountain climber
- 1982 – Klaas Vantornout, Belgian cyclist
- 1983 – Eve Angel, Hungarian porn actress
- 1983 – Jessica Fox, English actress
- 1984 – Marcedes Lewis, American football player
- 1984 – Carla Lynch, English cactress and model
- 1984 – Inna Modja, Malian-French singer and model
- 1985 – Chris Loudon, Scottish darts player
- 1986 – Mario Chalmers, American basketball player
- 1986 – Eric Lloyd, American actor
- 1987 – David Edgar, Canadian footballer
- 1987 – Mariano Torres, Argentine footballer
- 1988 – Lily Cole, English model and actress
- 1989 – Jasmine, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
- 1991 – Jordan Pruitt, American singer-songwriter
- 1992 – Michele Camporese, Italian footballer
- 1992 – Ola John, Dutch footballer
- 804 – Alcuin, English monk and scholar (b. c.735)
- 988 – Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 909)
- 1102 – Stephen II, Count of Blois (b. c.1045)
- 1125 – Vladimir II Monomakh, Russian prince (b. 1053)
- 1296 – Pope Celestine V (b. 1215)
- 1319 – Louis, Count of Évreux, son of Philip III of France (b. 1276)
- 1389 – Dmitry Donskoy, Russian prince (b. 1350)
- 1526 – Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (b. 1464)
- 1531 – Jan Łaski, Polish statesman and diplomat (b. 1456)
- 1536 – Anne Boleyn, English second wife of Henry VIII of England (b. 1501 or 1507)
- 1601 – Costanzo Porta, Italian composer (b. 1528 or 1529)
- 1610 – Thomas Sanchez, Spanish theologian (b. 1550)
- 1637 – Isaac Beeckman, Dutch scientist and philosopher (b. 1588)
- 1715 – Charles Montagu, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1661)
- 1786 – John Stanley, English composer (b. 1712)
- 1795 – Josiah Bartlett, American physician and statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1729)
- 1795 – James Boswell, Scottish biographer (b. 1740)
- 1798 – William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English nobleman and duelist (b. 1722)
- 1821 – Camille Jordan, French politician (b. 1771)
- 1825 – Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, French philosopher (b. 1760)
- 1831 – Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Baltic German biologist (b. 1793)
- 1864 – Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (b. 1804)
- 1865 – Sengge Rinchen, Mongol nobleman and general (b. 1811)
- 1876 – Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, Dutch politician (b. 1801)
- 1885 – Peter W. Barlow, English engineer (b. 1809)
- 1895 – José Martí, Cuban independence leader (b. 1853)
- 1898 – William Ewart Gladstone, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)
- 1901 – Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, South African politician, 1st President of the South African Republic (b. 1819)
- 1903 – Arthur Shrewsbury, English cricketer (b. 1856)
- 1904 – Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
- 1904 – Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (b. 1839)
- 1907 – Benjamin Baker, English engineer (b. 1840)
- 1912 – Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (b. 1847)
- 1915 – John Simpson Kirkpatrick, Australian soldier (b. 1892)
- 1918 – Raoul Lufbery, French-American pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
- 1935 – T. E. Lawrence, English soldier (b. 1888)
- 1940 – Diego Mazquiarán, Spanish matador (b. 1895)
- 1943 – Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (b. 1865)
- 1945 – Philipp Bouhler, German Nazi leader (b. 1889)
- 1946 – Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
- 1950 – Daniel Ciugureanu, Moldovan politician and prime minister (b. 1884)
- 1954 – Charles Ives, American composer (b. 1874)
- 1958 – Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
- 1958 – Ronald Colman, English actor (b. 1891)
- 1963 – Walter Russell, American artist (b. 1871)
- 1965 – Tu'i Malila, Malagasy turtle, the world's oldest tortoise (b. 1777)
- 1969 – Coleman Hawkins, American saxophonist (b. 1901)
- 1971 – Ogden Nash, American poet (b. 1902)
- 1975 – Li Tobler, Swiss actress (b. 1948)
- 1980 – Joseph Schull, Canadian playwright and historian (b. 1906)
- 1983 – Jean Rey, Belgian lawyer and politician 2nd President of the European Commission (b. 1902)
- 1984 – John Betjeman, English poet (b. 1906)
- 1986 – Jimmy Lyons, American saxophone player (b. 1931)
- 1987 – James Tiptree, Jr, American author (b. 1915)
- 1989 – C. L. R. James, Indian writer and journalist (b. 1901)
- 1994 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American editor and First Lady of the United States, wife of John F. Kennedy (b. 1929)
- 1994 – Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (b. 1945)
- 1998 – Sōsuke Uno, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1922)
- 1999 – James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
- 1999 – Candy Candido, American actor (b. 1913)
- 2000 – Yevgeny Khrunov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1933)
- 2001 – Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
- 2002 – John Gorton, Australian politician, 19th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1911)
- 2002 – Walter Lord, American writer (b. 1917)
- 2003 – Camoflauge, American rapper (b. 1981)
- 2004 – Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (b. 1907)
- 2005 – Henry Corden, American actor (b. 1921)
- 2006 – Freddie Garrity, English singer and actor (Freddie and the Dreamers) (b. 1940)
- 2007 – Dean Eyre, New Zealand politician (b. 1914)
- 2008 – Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright (b. 1928)
- 2009 – Robert F. Furchgott, American chemist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1916)
- 2009 – Nicholas Maw, English composer (b. 1935)
- 2009 – Clint Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1913)
- 2009 – Herbert York, American physicist (b. 1921)
- 2009 – Velupillai Prabhakaran, Tamil Fighter (b.1954)
- 2011 – Garret FitzGerald, Irish politician (b. 1926)
- 2012 – Bob Boozer, American basketball player (b. 1937)
- 2012 – Phil Lamason, New Zealand pilot (b. 1918)
Holidays and observances 
- Christian Feast Day:
- Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)
- Greek Genocide Remembrance Day (Greece)
- Hồ Chí Minh's Birthday (Vietnam)
- Malcolm X Day (United States of America)