1882: Edward Hopper, the American realist painter and printmaker best known for his works "Automat," "Chop Suey" and "Nighthawks," is born in Nyack, N.Y. He's seen here in his 1906 self-portrait.
1898: Alexander Calder, the American sculptor and painter best known as the originator of the mobile as an art form, is born in Lawnton, Pa. Calder, who began making mobiles while living abroad in Paris in the early 1930s, died at age 78 on Nov. 11, 1976.
1923: Attorney and politician Bob Dole, who unsuccessfully ran for president as the Republican Party candidate in 1996, is born in Russell, Kan. Dole, who represented Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969 and in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996, also was President Gerald Ford's running mate in the 1976 presidential election.
1923: Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators becomes the first major-league pitcher to record 3,000 career strikeouts (en route to a total of 3,508 in his career). Johnson would be the only player in the 3,000 strikeout club for more than 50 years until Bob Gibson recorded his 3,000th strikeout in 1974.
1932: Actor and producer Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famous for his series of theatrical revues, the Ziegfeld Follies, dies of pleurisy at age 65 in Hollywood, Calif.
1932: Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, particularly known for his red carpet gowns and evening wear, is born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1933: Wiley Post lands at Floyd Bennett Field in New York City to become the first person to fly solo around the world, traveling 15,596 miles in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1934: Bank robber and "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is shot and killed by FBI agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.
1934: Actress Louise Fletcher, who won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for her role as Nurse Ratched in 1975's "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest," is born in Birmingham, Ala.
1939: Actor Terence Stamp, best known for movies such as "Billy Budd," "Superman II," "The Limey" and "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," is born in London, England.
1940: Alex Trebek, best known as the host of the game show "Jeopardy!," is born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
1941: Singer-songwriter and producer George Clinton, best known as the bandleader and mastermind for the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, is born Kannapolis, N.C. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and the principal architect of the P-Funk style of music, he is often cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music.
1942: The systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka extermination camp begins. By Sept. 21, more than 254,000 Ghetto residents will have been sent to Treblinka and murdered there.
1943: Singer-songwriter and actor Bobby Sherman, who became a popular teen idol in the late 1960s and early 1970s, is born in Santa Monica, Calif. Some of Sherman's hit songs included "Little Woman," "Julie (Do Ya Love Me)," "Easy Come, Easy Go" and "La, La, La." Sherman also starred in the 1968-70 TV show "Here Comes the Brides" and has guest starred on shows such as "The Monkees," "The Mod Squad," "Ellery Queen," "Murder She Wrote" and "Frasier."
1946: Actor Danny Glover, best known for playing Sgt. Roger Murtaugh in the "Lethal Weapon" film franchise, is born in San Francisco, Calif. Glover is also known for his roles in movies such as "The Color Purple," "Predator 2," "Witness," "Saw" and "Angels in the Outfield."
1947: Comedian, actor and director Albert Brooks, best known for roles in movies such as "Broadcast News," "Lost in America," "Out of Sight," "Finding Nemo" and "Drive," is born Albert Lawrence Einstein in Beverly Hills, Calif.
1947: Singer-songwriter and drummer Don Henley, best known as a founding member of the band the Eagles and for his solo work, is born in Linden, Texas.
1949: Pianist and composer Alan Menken, best known for his Oscar-winning scores and songs for Walt Disney films, is born in New Rochelle, N.Y. Menken won two Academy Awards each for the movies "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and "Pocahontas," making him the second most prolific Oscar winner in a music category. He also composed the scores for "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Hercules," "Home on the Range," "The Shaggy Dog," "Enchanted" and "Tangled."
1951: Dezik and Tsygan become the first dogs to make a sub-orbital flight, riding a R-1 rocket on a mission by the Soviet Union. Both dogs were recovered unharmed after travelling to a maximum altitude of nearly 70 miles.
1954: The movie musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" premieres in theaters. The movie would go on to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
1955: Actor Willem Dafoe, known for roles in movies like "Platoon," "To Live and Die in L.A.," "The English Patient," "The Last Temptation of Christ," "Mississippi Burning," "Shadow of the Vampire" and "Spider-Man," is born William J. Dafoe in Appleton, Wis. Dafoe has earned Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for both "Platoon" and "Shadow of the Vampire."
1961: Singer-songwriter and music producer Keith Sweat, known as one of the innovators of the New Jack Swing sound, is born in New York City. His best known solo hits include "I Want Her," "Make It Last Forever," "Make You Sweat," "I'll Give All My Love to You," "Keep It Comin'," "Twisted" and "Nobody."
1962: The Mariner 1 spacecraft flies erratically several minutes after launch and has to be destroyed. The probe's mission, a flyby of the planet Venus, would later be completed by Mariner 2.
1963: The Beach Boys release the single "Surfer Girl." The song, the very first written by Brian Wilson, was backed with "Little Deuce Coupe" and would eventually peak at No. 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1964: Actor John Leguizamo, best known for roles the movies "Carlito's Way," "Romeo + Juliet," "Spawn" and "Moulin Rouge!," is born in Bogotá, Colombia.
1964: Actor and comedian David Spade, who first rose to fame as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live," is born in Birmingham, Mich. Spade has appeared on the sitcoms "Just Shoot Me!," "8 Simple Rules" and "Rules of Engagement" and has starred in movie such as "Tommy Boy," "Black Sheep," "Joe Dirt" and "Grown Ups."
1966: Football wide receiver Tim Brown, a College Football Hall of Fame inductee and Heisman Trophy winner at Notre Dame who also played 16 seasons for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, is born in Dallas, Texas. Brown, who also played one year in 2004 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, established himself as one of the most prolific NFL receivers, compiling 14,934 receiving yards and 105 touchdowns.
1967: American writer Carl Sandburg, the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner best known for his poetry, dies at age 89 in Flat Rock, N.C. Sandburg was especially known for his poem "Chicago," his biography of President Abraham Lincoln, and his children's books "Rootabaga Stories" and "Rootabaga Pigeons."
1977: Elvis Costello's debut album, "My Aim Is True," is released in the United Kingdom. It would be released in the U.S. in March 1978.
1991: Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee, Wis., after police discover human remains in his apartment. He was eventually convicted on 15 murder charges and sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms in 1992, but was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate in November 1994.
1991: Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is arrested on charges of raping 18-year-old Desiree Washington, Miss Black Rhode Island, in an Indianapolis hotel room three days earlier. He would be found guilty in March 1992 and sentenced to six years in prison, but was released after serving three years of his sentence.
1992: Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States. Escobar would eventually die in a gun battle with the Colombian National Police on Dec. 2, 1993.
1992: Actress and singer Selena Gomez, who rose to fame on the Disney Channel show "Wizards of Waverly Place," is born in Grand Prairie, Texas. She has since released the hit songs "Love You Like a Love Song" and "Come & Get It" and appeared in movies such as "Ramona and Beezus," "Monte Carlo" and "Spring Breakers."
1995: Susan Smith is found guilty of drowning her two children near Union, S.C., on Oct. 24, 1994, and sentenced to life in prison. Smith had originally told police that a black carjacker had driven off with her two sons, but eventually confessed to letting her 1990 Mazda Protegé roll into a lake, drowning her children inside.
2003: Members of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne and a Special Operations task force attack a compound in Mosul, Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
2008: Actress Estelle Getty, best known for playing Sophia Petrillo on the sitcom "The Golden Girls," dies of natural causes at age 84 in Los Angeles, Calif.
2011: After setting off a series of bombs in downtown Oslo, killing eight people, Norwegian extremist Anders Behring Breivik carries out a mass shooting at a summer youth camp on Utoya Island, killing another 69 people, mostly teenagers. In August 2012, Breivik was convicted of mass murder, causing a fatal explosion, and terrorism. He received the maximum penalty in Norway, being sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention with a minimum of 10 years and the possibility of extension for as long as he is deemed a danger to society, meaning he will likely remain in prison for life.