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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
- movie pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1864
- restaurant entrepreneur Ray Kroc (McDonald's) in 1902
- comic Larry Fine of The Three Stooges in 1902
- Family Circus cartoonist Bil Keane in 1922
- actor Glynis Johns in 1923 (age 94)
- actor/comedian Bill Dana in 1924
- Vaclav Havel, first president of the Czech Republic, in 1936
- football Hall of Fame member Barry Switzer in 1937 (age 80)
- rock singer/songwriter Steve Miller in 1943 (age 74)
- baseball writer and theorist Bill James in 1949 (age 68)
- actor Karen Allen in 1951 (age 66)
- Irish rock musician-political activist Bob Geldof in 1951 (age 66)
- author/director Clive Barker in 1952 (age 65)
- comedian Bernie Mac in 1957
- astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson in 1958 (age 59)
- architect Maya Lin in 1959 (age 58)
- race car driver Michael Andretti in 1962 (age 55)
- World Golf Hall of Fame member Laura Davies in 1963 (age 54)
- hockey Hall of Fame member Mario Lemieux in 1965 (age 52)
- hockey Hall of Fame member Patrick Roy in 1965 (age 52)
- actor Guy Pearce in 1967 (age 50)
- actor Kate Winslet in 1975 (age 42)
- actor Jesse Eisenberg in 1983 (age 34)
- heiress Nicky Hilton in 1983 (age 34)
- singer Betty Who, born Jessica Anne Newham, in 1991 (age 26)
- actor Jacob Tremblay in 2006 (age 11).

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