Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.
Ernest Shackleford reaches South Pole.
Hitler moves to Berlin bunker.
Soyuz conducts first ever docking oof manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
Col. Muammar Gaddafi takes direct control of Libya four months after a bloodless coup that brought an end to the monarchy under King Idris.
Shah of Iran flees Iran.
Beginning of first Gulf War.
El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City, Mexico ending the 12-yearSalvadoran Civil War that claimed at least 75,000.
The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
Romanian university lecturer and novelist Adriana Iliescu gives birth at 66 to her daughter Eliza, breaking the record for the oldest birth mother in the world.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia’s new president. She becomes Africa’s first female elected head of state
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Ethel Merman – Singer
AJ Foyt – 4 Time Indy 500 Winner
John Carpenter – Director
Debbie Allen – Dancer, Actress
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Roy Jones, Jr. – Boxer
Kate Moss – Supermodel
Albert Puljos – Angels Slugger
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