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Notable Birthdays for October 7

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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
- Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in 1897
- 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 83)
- television personality Joy Behar in 1942 (age 72)
- Oliver North, the former White House aide who became the center of the Iran-Contra controversy, in 1943 (age 71)
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp in 1951 (age 63)
- Russian President Vladimir Putin in 1952 (age 62)
- classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1955 (age 59)
- recording executive and television personality Simon Cowell in 1959 (age 55)
- and singers Toni Braxton in 1968 (age 46) and Taylor Hicks in 1976 (age 38).

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