193 - Roman Emperor Marcus Didius is assassinated in his palace.
1813 - The United States Navy gains its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the frigate USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, cries out, "Don't give up the ship!"
2001 - Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal slaughters his family during a royal dinner. Diprenda was also shot, and was proclaimed king in his hospital bed, dying three days later.
1937 - Morgan Freeman, American actor
1973 - Heidi Klum, German model
1968 - Helen Keller, American humanitarian