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1940 – Tom Jones, Welsh singer
1952 – Liam Neeson, Northern Irish actor
1975 – Shane Bond, New Zealand cricket player
1921 – Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
1917 – Dean Martin, American actor (d. 1995) American singer, film actor and comedian.and member of The Rat Pack
At the age of 15, he was a boxer who billed himself as "Kid Crochet". His prizefighting years earned him a broken nose (later straightened), a scarred lip, and many sets of broken knuckles (a result of not being able to afford the tape used to wrap boxers' hands).
Of his twelve bouts, he would later say "I won all but eleven." He made 11 movies with Jerry Lewis and also starred as Matt Helm in a series of spy films. He was at ease on stage and was a regular performer with the Rat Pack in Las Vegas.
He became disillusioned with performing and once infuriated Frank Sinatra on stage when he stopped singing and said Frank, "What the heck are we doing here" The story goes that he ate at his favorite local Los Angeles restaurant every night for many years and he kept his private life to himself, emerging briefly for a public celebration of his 77th birthday with friends and family.
1909 – Jessica Tandy, English-born American actress (d. 1994)
1896 – Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
1848 – Paul Gauguin, French painter (d. 1903)
1778 – Beau Brummell, English fashion leader (d. 1840) He established the mode of men wearing understated, but fitted, tailored clothes including dark suits and full-length trousers, adorned with an elaborately-knotted cravat. Perhaps he inspired Matt Preston.
Beau Brummell has been credited with introducing and establishing as fashion the modern man's suit, worn with a tie. He claimed to take five hours to dress, and recommended that boots be polished with champagne.
1654 – Louis XIV is crowned King of France.
1862 – The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
1909 – Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.
1991 – Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 km (4.5 miles) high.
1993 – The Holbeck Hall Hotel in Scarborough, UK, falls into the sea following a landslide.
1982 – Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.