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Birthdate of Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek admiral and politician; Mark Knopfler, Scottish-English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer; Lou Martin, Northern Irish pianist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2012); Alex Naumik, Lithuanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013); and Rick Ridgeway, American mountaineer and photographer.
Death of Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (b. 1761).
Birthdate of Ben Sealey, Trinidadian cricketer (d. 1963).
Birthdate of Derek Shackleton, English cricketer, coach, and umpire (d. 2007); and Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, Pakistani general and politician, 6th President of Pakistan (d. 1988).
Death of Sándor Bródy, Hungarian journalist and author (b. 1863).
Birthdate of George Hamilton, American actor; Pam Kilborn, Australian track and field athlete; David King, South African chemist and academic; Sushil Koirala, Nepalese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Nepal (d. 2016); and Roy Romanow, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Premier of Saskatchewan.
Waffen-SS troops massacre 560 people in Sant'Anna di Stazzema..
Nazi German troops end the week-long Wola massacre, during which time at least 40,000 people were killed indiscriminately or in mass executions..
Alençon is liberated by General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, the first city in France to be liberated from the Nazis by French forces..
Death of Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1915).
Birthdate of Dorothy E. Denning, American computer scientist and academic; and Ron Mael, American keyboard player and songwriter.
Birthdate of Terry Nutkins, English television host and author (d. 2012).
Birthdate of Siddaramaiah, Indian lawyer and politician, 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka; and Graham J. Zellick, English academic and jurist.
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