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Notable Birthdays for October 7

Those born on this date include:

- British writer John Marston in 1576
- Signer of the Declaration of Independence Caesar Rodney in 1728
- Poet James Whitcomb Riley in 1849
- Grand Ole Opry star Uncle Dave Macon in 1870
- Labor activist Joe Hill in 1879
- Danish atomic physicist Niels Bohr in 1885
- Actor Andy Devine in 1905
- Singer/bandleader Vaughn Monroe in 1911
- Actor June Allyson in 1917
- Actor/singer Al Martino in 1927
- South African archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu in 1931 (age 81)
- Television personality Joy Behar in 1942 (age 70)
- Oliver North, the former White House aide who became the center of the Iran-Contra controversy, in 1943 (age 69)
- Rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp in 1951 (age 61)
- Russian President Vladimir Putin in 1952 (age 60)
- Classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1955 (age 57)
- Recording executive and television personality Simon Cowell in 1959 (age 53)
- And singer Toni Braxton in 1968 (age 44).

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