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Notable Birthdays for October 7

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Those born on this date include:

- Signer of the Declaration of Independence Caesar Rodney in 1728
- Danish atomic physicist Niels Bohr in 1885
- Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in 1897
- actor June Allyson in 1917
- South African archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu in 1931 (age 86)
- television personality Joy Behar in 1942 (age 75)
- Oliver North, the former White House aide who became the center of the Iran-Contra controversy, in 1943 (age 74)
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp in 1951 (age 66)
- Russian President Vladimir Putin in 1952 (age 65)
- classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1955 (age 62)
- recording executive and television personality Simon Cowell in 1959 (age 58)
- Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez in 1961 (age 56)
- singer Toni Braxton in 1967 (age 50)
- singer Thom Yorke in 1968 (age 49)
- singer Taylor Hicks in 1976 (age 41)
- actor Holland Roden in 1986 (age 31)
- actor Kira Kosarin in 1997 (age 20).

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