- 1938 -- Natalie Wood (actress: From Here to Eternity, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story)
- 1947 -- Carlos Santana (guitarist, singer)
- 1871 - British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
- 1969 - The first lunar landing, by Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin on Apollo 11: Sea of Tranquillity, Luna, 4:18pm EDT. At 10:56pm EDT, Neil Armstrong is the first person to walk on the surface of the Moon.
- 1976 - Viking 1 lander touches down on Mars.