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Those born on this date include:

- German composer Richard Wagner in 1813
- artist Mary Cassatt in 1844
- Scottish writer Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in 1859
- baseball Hall of Fame member Al Simmons in 1902
- actor Laurence Olivier in 1907
- pioneering jazz musician Sun Ra, born Herman Blount, in 1914
- critic Judith Crist in 1922
- French singer Charles Aznavour in 1924
- entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens Jr. in 1928
- activist/San Francisco politician Harvey Milk in 1930
- pianist/composer Peter Nero in 1934 (age 86)
- actor Richard Benjamin in 1938 (age 82)
- actor Paul Winfield in 1939
- journalist Bernard Shaw in 1940 (age 80)
- Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, in 1942 (age 78)
- Northern Irish political activist/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Betty Williams in 1943
- British songwriter Bernie Taupin in 1950 (age 70)
- singer Morrissey, born Steven Patrick Morrissey, in 1959 (age 61)
- singer Johnny Gill in 1966 (age 54)
- model/actor Naomi Campbell in 1970 (age 50)
- actor Ginnifer Goodwin in 1978 (age 42)
- actor Maggie Q, born Margaret Denise Quigley, in 1979 (age 41)
- Olympic champion speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno in 1982 (age 38)
- Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz in 1984 (age 36)
- tennis player Novak Djokovic in 1987 (age 33)
- actor Peyton Elizabeth Lee in 2004 (age 16).

 

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