1717 - Horace Walpole, Novelist
1724 - Sir Arthur Guinness, Brewer
1899 - Sir William Dobell, Artist
1914 - Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-English Composer
1949 - Pedro Almodovar, Movie Director
1966 - Michael J. Varhola, Author
1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded in Tokyo, Japan.
1975 - Dougal Haston and Doug Scott climb to the top of Mt. Everest, the first Britons to do so.