RENEE RICHARDS, American physician, professional tennis player and MTF transwoman was born; In 1975, she underwent sex reassignment surgery.

She is most known for initially being denied entry into the 1976 U.S. Open by the United States Tennis Association, citing an unprecedented women-born-women policy. She disputed the ban, and the New York State Supreme Court ruled in her favor in 1977. This was a landmark decision in favor of transexual rights.