1990 - Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.
2001 - In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
1606 - Jeanne Mance, Langres, French Canadian settler (founded first hospital in North America)
1815 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Johnstown NY, women's rights activist
1840 - Auguste Rodin, Meudon, France, sculptor (Kiss, Thinker), (d. 1917)
1841 - John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Malden Essex, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), (d. 1919)
1922 - Kim Hunter, [Janet Cole], Det MI, actress (Planet of the Apes, Lilith)
1929 - Grace Kelly, Philadelphia Pa, actress (Rear Window)/Princess (Monaco), (d. 1982)
1934 - Charles Manson, Cincinnati Ohio, American criminal (Tate-Labianco)
1944 - Al Michaels, Brooklyn New York, American sportscaster (Miracle on Ice, American Football)
1945 - Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)
1945 - Neil Young, Toronto Ontario, Canadian singer/songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
1968 - Sammy Sosa, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)