9 C.E. - Vespasian, Roman Emperor
1906 - Soichiro Honda, Car Manufacturer
1925 - Rock Hudson, Actor
1925 - Charles Mackerras, Conductor and Musical Director
1942 - Martin Scorsese, American-Italian Filmmaker
1944 - Danny DeVito, Actor and Director
Actor Rock Hudson
1558 - Queen Mary I, known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants, dies of influenza at the age of 42 and Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England.
1604 - Sir Walter Raleigh, one of Queen Elizabeth I's favourites, is tried for treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London.