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1501 - Yi Hwang, Confucian scholar (d. 1570)

1562 - Félix Lope de Vega, Spanish playwright (d. 1635)

1577 - Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)

1609 - Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I of England (d. 1669)

1638 - Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II of England (d. 1705)

1703 - Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)

1712 - Charles-Michel de l'ÿpée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)

1714 - Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)

1778 - Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856)

1814 - Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

1817 - John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)

1835 - Andrew Carnegie, British-born industrialist and philanthropist (d. 1919)

1843 - Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philantropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)

 
 

1844 - Karl Benz, German engineer (d. 1929)

1845 - José Maria Eça de Queiróz, Portuguese novelist (d. 1900)

1846 - Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)

1858 - Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)

1862 - Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer (d. 1901)

1869 - Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer (d. 1934)

1870 - Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)

1874 - Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)

1881 - Pope John XXIII (d. 1963)

1883 - Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic (d. 1939)

1883 - Merrill C. Meigs, American newspaper publisher and aviation promoter (d. 1968)

1887 - Nikolai Vavilov, Russian physicist (d. 1943)

1895 - Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist (d. 1991)

 
 

1895 - Ludvík Svoboda, President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1979)

1896 - Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (d. 1989)

1900 - Rudolf Hoess, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1947)

1904 - Lillian Copeland, American athlete (d. 1964)

1904 - Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)

1904 - Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (d. 2000)

1913 - Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)

1914 - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 1999)

1915 - Augusto Pinochet, Chilean politician

1920 - Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, King of Malaysia (d. 2000)

1920 - Ricardo Montalban, Mexican actor

1920 - Noel Neill, American actress

1924 - Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.

1925 - Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (d. 1969)

1926 - Poul Anderson, American writer (d. 2001)

1933 - Kathryn Grant, American actress

1940 - Reinhard Furrer, American physicist and astronaut (d. 1995)

1940 - Joe Gibbs, American football coach

1944 - Ben Stein, American actor, game show host, and political consultant

1945 - Percy Sledge, American musician

1947 - John Larroquette, American actor

1951 - Bucky Dent, American baseball player

1951 - Bill Morrissey, American musician

1952 - Imran Khan, Pakistani test cricketer

1953 - Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO of Enron

1953 - Graham Eadie, Australian rugby league player

1959 - Charles Kennedy, British politician

1959 - Steve Rothery, British guitarist (Marillion)

1960 - Amy Grant, American singer

1960 - John F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher (d. 1999)

1965 - Cris Carter, American football player

1965 - Bernie Kosar, American football player

1966 - Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)

1968 - Jill Hennessy, Canadian actress

1968 - Erick Sermon, American rap music artist

1971 - Christina Applegate, American actress

1971 - Magnus Arvedson, Swedish hockey player

1976 - Donovan McNabb, American football player

1978 - Shina Ringo, Japanese musician, singer, and songwriter

1979 - Thea Gilmore, British singer and songwriter

1981 - Xabi Alonso, Spanish international footballer

1981 - Barbara and Jenna Bush, daughters of U.S. President George W. Bush

 

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