1486 Andrea del Sarto, artist
1872 Roald Amundsen, explorer (discovered South Pole)
1907 Orville Redenbacher, popcorn gourmet
1907 Barbara Stanwyck, actress (Stella Dallas, Ball of Fire)
1911 Ginger Rogers, dancer/actress (Kitty Foyle)
1915 Barnard Hughes, actor (Lou Grant)
1948 Ruben Blades, singer
1953 Mickey Rourke, actor (9 1/2 Weeks, Year of the Dragon, Diner, Body Heat)
1958 Michael Flatley, dancer (Lord of the Dance)
1963 Phoebe Cates, actress (Gremlins, Drop Dead Fred, Princess Caraboo)
1968 Will Ferrell, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Austin Powers)
1971 Corey Feldman, actor (Gremlins, Voice of Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
1981 Harry Chapin, singer/ songwriter (Cat's in the Cradle)
1790 Washington, D.C. was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government.
1912 The airplane torpedo received a patent
1935 The first automatic parking meter was installed. Boooo Hissss!!
1945 "Fat Boy", the first U.S. test of an atomic bomb, was exploded in New Mexico. All life within a one-mile radius ceased to exist. Sigh..
Fresh Spinach Day, Orville Redenbacher's Birthday (Yay!! Popcorn!!)