1967 – Vladimir Komarov dies in Soyuz 1 becoming the first human to die during a space mission.
1990 – STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery.
1899 – Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician
1947 – Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist
1656 – Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist
1960 – Max von Laue, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1964 – Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined)