1683 - Jean Philippe Rameau, Composer and Organist
1906 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Composer and Pianist
1929 - Ronnie Barker, Comedian and Actor
1931 - Barbara Walters, Journalist
1944 - Michael Douglas, Actor
1951 - Mark Hamill, Actor
1952 - Christopher Reeve, Actor
1961 - Heather Locklear, Actress
1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Actress
Actor Mark Hamill
1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge in York marks the end of the Viking era when the Saxons, fighting under English King Harold, win a decisive victory over the invading Norwegians, under King Harald Hardraka of Norway.
1857 - The relief of the first Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny by Sir Henry Havelock takes place. Havelock and his men also relieved the more famous siege of Cawnpore. His statue stands at the southeast corner of Trafalgar Square, London, one of the surrounding Nelson's Column.