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Those born on this date include:

- Former British Prime Minister Robert Peel, founder of the London Police Force, in 1788
- Scotsman John Dunlop, inventor of the pneumatic tire, in 1840
- French automotive pioneer Andre Citroen in 1878
- U.S. statesman Adlai E. Stevenson in 1900
- actor John Carradine in 1906
- novelist William Burroughs in 1914
- comedian/actor Red Buttons in 1919
- baseball Hall of Fame member Henry Hank Aaron in 1934 (age 84)
- hockey commentator Don Cherry in 1934 (age 84)
- financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn in 1939 (age 79)
- television writer and producer Stephen J. Cannell in 1941
- Heisman Trophy winner and football Hall of Fame member Roger Staubach in 1942 (age 76)
- film director Michael Mann in 1943 (age 75)
- musician Al Kooper in 1944 (age 74)
- race car driver Darrell Waltrip in 1947 (age 71)
- writer/comedian Christopher Guest in 1948 (age 70)
- actor Barbara Hershey in 1948 (age 70)
- actor Tom Wilkinson in 1948 (age 70)
- actor Tim Meadows in 1961 (age 57)
- actor Jennifer Jason Leigh in 1962 (age 56)
- actor Laura Linney in 1964 (age 54)
- golf Hall of Fame member Jose Maria Olazabal in 1966 (age 52)
- singer Bobby Brown in 1969 (age 49)
- actor Michael Sheen in 1969 (age 49)
- country music singer Sara Evans in 1971 (age 47)
- Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in 1985 (age 33)
- actor Darren Criss in 1987 (age 31)
- Brazilian soccer star Neymar in 1992 (age 26)
- Trayvon Martin, unarmed teen fatally shot by a neighbor who was acquitted after claiming self defense, in 1995.

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