Missy Elliott is inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first female rapper to receive this honor.
Josephine Baker French Dancer is born.
Sonia Maria Sotomayor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is born.
Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass was selected to become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force becoming the first woman in history to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned member of a U.S. military service.
Huda Sha’arawi Egyptian Feminist Leader is born.
Sandra Oh Canadian actress is born.
Solange Knowles American singer-songwriter is born,
Octavia E. Butler American Science Fiction Writer is born.
Nicole Kidman Australian Actress and Producer is born.
Ann Wilson American musician is born.