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Notable Birthdays for October 5

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Those born on this date include:

- French philosopher Denis Diderot in 1713
- Chester A. Arthur, 21st president of the United States, in 1829
- Rocket pioneer Robert Goddard in 1882
- Restaurant entrepreneur Ray Kroc (McDonald's) and comic Larry Fine of The Three Stooges (the one with the wild wavy hair) in 1902
- British actor Donald Pleasence in 1919
- Political activist and defrocked priest Philip Berrigan in 1923
- Family Circus cartoonist Bil Keane in 1922 (age 90)
- Actor Glynis Johns in 1923 (age 89)
- Actor/comedian Bill Dana in 1924 (age 88)
- Vaclav Havel, president of the Czech Republic, in 1936 (age 76)
- Football Hall of Fame member Barry Switzer in 1937 (age 75)
- Rock singer/songwriter Steve Miller in 1943 (age 69)
- Baseball writer and theorist Bill James in 1949 (age 63)
- Actor Karen Allen and Irish rock musician Bob Geldof, organizer of the 1985 Live Aid famine relief concert, both in 1951 (age 61)
- Comedian Bernie Mac in 1957
- Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson in 1958 (age 54)
- Architect Maya Lin in 1959 (age 53)
- Race car driver Michael Andretti in 1962 (age 50)
- Hockey Hall of Fame members Mario Lemieux and Patrick Roy, both in 1965 (age 47)
- And actor Kate Winslet in 1975 (age 37).

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