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Those born on this date include:

- William Thornton, architect of the Capitol in Washington, in 1759
- Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth U.S. president, James Madison, in 1768
- French novelist Honore de Balzac in 1799
- English philosopher/economist John Stuart Mill in 1806
- German Emile Berliner, inventor of the flat phonograph record, in 1851
- actor James Stewart in 1908
- Israeli leader Moshe Dayan in 1915
- comedian George Gobel in 1919
- actor Anthony Zerbe in 1936 (age 84)
- hockey Hall of Fame member Stan Mikita in 1940
- Japanese baseball home run king Sadaharu Oh in 1940 (age 80)
- singer/songwriter Joe Cocker in 1944
- singer/actor Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian, in 1946 (age 74)
- Ronald Prescott Reagan, son of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, in 1958 (age 62)
- actor Bronson Pinchot in 1959 (age 61)
- actor Tony Goldwyn in 1960 (age 60)
- TV personality Ted Allen in 1965 (age 55)
- actor Timothy Olyphant in 1968 (age 52)
- race car driver Tony Stewart in 1971 (age 49)
- rapper Busta Rhymes, born Trevor George Smith Jr., in 1972 (age 48)
- actor Matt Czuchry in 1977 (age 43)
- singer Rachel Platten in 1981 (age 39)
- actor Jack Gleeson in 1992 (age 28).

 

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