Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system
Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (10 July 1943 – 6 February 1993) was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player.
He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States.
Ashe was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, or the Australian Open.
- 1980 Born : Jessica Simpson, American singer, songwriter, actress, reality television personality, businesswoman and fashion designer.
- 1978 President of Mauritania Moktar Ould Daddah was deposed in a military coup d‘etat. Mustafa Ould Salek established a military junta.