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Those born on this date include:

- Roman Emperor Claudius I, born in 10 B.C.
- explorer William Clark in 1770
- Francis Scott Key, composer of The Star-Spangled Banner, in 1779
- astronomer Maria Mitchell in 1818
- author Herman Melville in 1819
- activist/labor organizer Mary Harris Mother Jones in 1837
- businessman Charles Clinton Spaulding in 1874
- photojournalist Gerda Taro in 1910
- Henrietta Lacks, cancer patients whose cells became the subject of medial research, in 1920
- actor Geoffrey Holder in 1930
- musician Ramblin' Jack Elliott, born Elliot Adnopoz, in 1931 (age 89)
- comic actor Dom DeLuise in 1933
- French fashion designer Yves St. Laurent in 1936
- musician Jerry Garcia in 1942
- basketball Hall of Fame member Roy Williams in 1950 (age 70)
- rapper Chuck D, born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, in 1960 (age 60)
- rapper Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., in 1963 (age 57)
- British film director Sam Mendes in 1965 (age 55)
- actor Tempestt Bledsoe in 1973 (age 47)
- actor Jason Momoa in 1979 (age 41)
- actor Elijah Kelley in 1986 (age 34)
- actor Max Carver in 1988 (age 32)
- actor Jack O'Connell in 1990 (age 30)
- actor Oona Laurence in 2002 (age 18).

 

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