1818 - Emily Brontë, Writer
1855 - Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, Industrialist
1863 - Henry Ford, Industrialist and Car Manufacturer
1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, Director
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bodybuilder, Actor, and Politician
1958 - Kate Bush, Singer and songwriter
1961 - Laurence Fishburne, Actor
1963 - Lisa Kudrow, Actress
1974 - Hilary Swank, Actress
1898 - William Kellogg invents corn flakes. With his brother Dr. John Kellogg, he had been experimenting on grain-based health foods to offer patients at their sanitarium. He William Kellogg founded the Battle Creek Toaster Corn Flake Company in 1906 to sell his healthy cereals.
1945 - The U.S.S. Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine after delivering the components of the bomb to be dropped on Hiroshima. The survivors are spotted by chance four days later. Only about 316 men were saved from the shark-infested waters.