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Those born on this day include:

- French architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant, designer of the District of Columbia, in 1754
- philanthropist Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton in 1757
- author P.L. Travers in 1899
- American Indian engineer Mary G. Ross in 1908
- English actor/playwright Robert Shaw in 1927
- basketball Hall of Fame member Bob Cousy in 1928 (age 92)
- Australian tennis star Rod Laver in 1938 (age 82)
- comedian David Steinberg in 1942 (age 78)
- heavyweight boxer Ken Norton in 1943
- actor Sam Elliott in 1944 (age 76)
- actor Melanie Griffith in 1957 (age 63)
- actor Amanda Bearse in 1958 (age 62)
- fashion designer Michael Kors in 1959 (age 61)
- pop singer Whitney Houston in 1963
- hockey Hall of Fame member Brett Hull in 1964 (age 56)
- TV host Hoda Kotb in 1964 (age 56)
- football Hall of Fame member Deion Sanders in 1967 (age 53)
- actor Gillian Anderson in 1968 (age 52)
- actor Eric Bana in 1968 (age 52)
- musician Juanes, born Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, in 1972 (age 48)
- actor Kevin McKidd in 1973 (age 47)
- actor Jessica Capshaw in 1976 (age 44)
- actor Audrey Tautou in 1976 (age 44)
- actor Ashley Johnson in 1983 (age 37)
- actor Anna Kendrick in 1985 (age 35)
- actor Adelaide Kane in 1990 (age 30)
- actor Bill Skarsgard in 1990 (age 30)
- actor Justice Smith in 1995 (age 25).

 

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