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521 - Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597)

1545 - Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary I of Scotland (d. 1567)

1561 - Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (d. 1625)

1598 - Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian artist (d. 1680)

1637 - Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer (d. 1710)

1670 - John Aislabie, English director of the South Sea Company (d. 1742)

1761 - Marie Tussaud, French-born museum proprietress and waxwork modeller (d. 1850)

1764 - Claude Victor-Perrin, duc de Belluno, French marshal (d. 1841)

1784 - Allan Cunningham, British poet (d. 1842)

1801 - Johann Nestroy, Austrian dramatist and actor (d. 1862)

1810 - Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (d. 1882)

1810 - Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist (d. 1894)

1823 - Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (d. 1891)

 
 

1847 - George Grossmith, British actor and writer (d. 1912)

1860 - Sir Joseph Cook, sixth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)

1863 - Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (d. 1945)

1863 - Richard Sears, American department store founder (d. 1914)

1873 - Willa Cather, American novelist (d. 1947)

1879 - Rudolf Friml, American composer (d. 1972)

1887 - Ernst Toch, Austrian composer (d. 1964)

1888 - Joyce Cary, Irish author (d. 1957)

1888 - Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1991)

1903 - Danilo Blanu?a, Croatian mathematician (d. 1987)

1904 - Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer

1905 - Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-born American astronomer (d. 1973)

1910 - Louis Prima, American musician (d. 1978)

 
 

1912 - Daniel Jones, British composer (d. 1993)

1915 - Eli Wallach, American actor

1921 - Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Spiritual Leader

1922 - Howard Zinn, American historian and activist

1924 - Mário Soares, President of Portugal

1927 - Helen Watts, British contralto

1928 - Noam Chomsky, American linguist and political writer

1932 - Ellen Burstyn, American actress

1942 - Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (d. 1981)

1942 - Peter Tomarken, American game show host (d. 2006)

1943 - Bernard C. Parks, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department

1944 - Daniel Chorzempa, American organist

1944 - Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker

1945 - Marion Rung, Finnish singer

1947 - Johnny Bench, American baseball player

1947 - Garry Unger, Canadian ice hockey players

1948 - Gary Morris, American singer and actor

1948 - Mads Vinding, Danish bassist

1949 - Tom Waits, American singer, composer, and actor

1954 - Mark Hofmann, American forger and bomber

1954 - Mike Nolan, British singer (Bucks Fizz)

1956 - Larry Bird, American basketball player

1966 - C. Thomas Howell, American actor

1967 - Tino Martinez, American baseball player

1968 - Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league player

1970 - Carmen Campuzano, Mexican actress and fashion model

1971 - Vladimir Akopian, Armenian chess player

1971 - Chasey Lain, American pornographic actress

1972 - Hermann Maier, Austrian skier

1972 - Tammy Lynn Sytch, American professional wrestler

1973 - Terrell Owens, American football player

1974 - Nicole Appleton, Canadian-born singer

1975 - Jamie Clapham, British footballer

1977 - Dominic Howard, British drummer (Muse)

1979 - Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress

1980 - John Terry, English footballer

1987 - Aaron Carter, American singer

1988 - Emily Browning, Australian actress

2003 - Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria, Princess of the Netherlands

 

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