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Births

* 1972 Joe Calzaghe Also known as "The Pride of Wales", is a Welsh boxer of Italian and Welsh descent, currently living in Cwmbran, Wales, and is one of the pound for pound top 10 boxers in the world according to the Ring Magazine.
* 1963 Peter Schiff American businessman, financial commentator and author noted for his predictions of the housing market crash in 2005, support for unregulated markets and reduction of the powers of federal government.
* 1958 Eldon Hoke American musician.
* 1958 Pekka Haavisto Finnish politician representing the Green League.
* 1955 B. W. Powe Canadian writer poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher.
* 1954 Viktor Yushchenko President of Ukraine since 2004.
* 1952 Kim Stanley Robinson Science fiction novelist.
* 1937 Robert Gallo U S biomedical researcher.
* 1936 Jannis Kounellis Greek artist.
* 1929 Roger Bannister English athlete best known as the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes.
* 1915 Vasily Zaytsev Soviet sniper during World War II, notable particularly for his activities between November 10 and December 17, 1942 during the Battle of Stalingrad.
* 1912 Wernher von Braun German rocket scientist and astronautics engineer who was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States.
* 1910 Akira Kurosawa Japanese film director, producer, and screenwriter.
* 1904 H. Beam Piper American science fiction author of future history and alternate history stories.
* 1900 Erich Fromm German-American psychologist and humanistic philosopher.
* 1887 Juan Gris Better known as Juan Gris, was a Spanish painter who lived and worked in France almost all of his life.
* 1865 Madison Cawein Poet from Louisville, Kentucky, whose poem "Waste Land" has been linked with T S Eliot's later The Waste Land.
* 1860 Horatio Bottomley English journalist, newspaper proprietor, financier, Member of Parliament, and fraudster.
* 1837 Richard Anthony Proctor English astronomer.

Deaths

 2013 Boris Berezovsky Russian-born billionaire.
 2011 Elizabeth Taylor English-born Academy Award winning actress.
 1992 Friedrich Hayek Nobel laureate in economics, social scientist and political theorist.
 1960 Franklin Pierce Adams American columnist, well known by his initials F P A, and wit, best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please.
 1946 Arthur Ponsonby British politician, writer, and social activist; 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede.
 1945 Tadamichi Kuribayashi Lieutenant General in the Imperial Japanese Navy and the commander of Japanese defense of Iwo Jima during Battle of Iwo Jima.
 1939 Richard Halliburton American author.
 1931 Bhagat Singh Indian freedom fighter, considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement.
 1909 John Davidson Scottish journalist, playwright, fiction-writer and translator, but is best remembered as a poet.
 1842 Stendhal More widely known as Stendhal, the most famous of his many pen-names, was a 19th century French writer.
 1819 August von Kotzebue German dramatist.
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