- 1953 - USA: Department of Health, Education and Welfare created.
- 1968 - USA: Civil Rights Act passed by President Lyndon Johnson.
- 1971 - Oliver Riedel (Ollie), German musician (Rammstein), born in Schwerin, Germany.
- 1976 - The Apple-i computer was released (Creator: Steve Wozniak).
- 1984 - Chinese troops invade Vietnam.
- 1984 - Birthday: Konstantin Chernenkonamed (General Secretary) President of the Soviet Union.
- 2012 - Billionaire Warren Buffett is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- 2013 - Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos discovered in China.