Benjamin Darvill - 46 (Crash Test Dummies!!!
Deana Carter, Country singer, turns 48
Dot Jones, Actress ("Glee"), turns 50 Coach Shannon Beiste
Michael Stipe (musician) is 53
- Singer for R.E.M
Patty Loveless (country singer) is 57
Released the album Dreamin’ My Dreams
Dyan Cannon (actress) is 77
“Jennifer ‘Whipper’ Cone” on Ally McBeal
Floyd Patterson - (1935 - 2006) (Heavyweight boxing champ who won the title in 1956 after Rocky Marciano retired. He kept it for three years. He retired after Muhammad Ali beat him for the second time in 1972.)
1950 - RCA Victor announced that it would manufacture long-playing (LP) records.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.
1981 - The Broadway show "Frankenstein" lost an estimated $2 million, when it opened and closed on the same night.
1982 - Bryant Gumbel moved from NBC Sports to the anchor desk where he joined Jane Pauley as co-host of the "Today" show on NBC.
1990 - Deposed Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was arraigned in U.S. federal district court in Miami on drug-trafficking charges.
1999 - Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota's 37th governor.
2001 - FBI agents in the Dallas area charged the "Texas 7" of unlawful flight to avoid federal prosecution for capital murder, broadening the manhunt nationwide.
2005 - ASHLEY SIMPSON was booed offstage as she performed her song, "La La", at the ORANGE BOWL.
2006 - Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. She was the first woman to hold the position.