Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn.

They include:

-- Former U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., the 1964 Republican nominee for president, in 1909

-- Author Isaac Asimov in 1920

-- Former televangelist Jim Bakker in 1940 (age 79)

-- Zoologist Jack Hanna in 1947 (age 72)

-- Journalist Judith Miller in 1948 (age 71)

-- Filmmaker Todd Haynes in 1961 (age 58)

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-- Actor Tia Carrere in 1967 (age 52)

-- Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. in 1968 (age 51)

-- Actor Taye Diggs in 1971 (age 48)

-- Actor/singer Renee Elise Goldsberry in 1971 (age 48)

-- Actor Dax Shepard in 1975 (age 44)

-- Model Christy Turlington in 1969 (age 50)

-- Actor Kate Bosworth in 1983 (age 36)

-- Actor Shelley Hennig in 1987 (age 32)

Also on this date in history:

In 1788, Georgia ratified the Constitution, the fourth of the original 13 colonies to do so, and was admitted to the Union.

In 1935, Bruno Hauptmann, "The Most Hated Man in the World," went on trial for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., eldest son of famed aviator, Charles Lindbergh.

In 1959, the Soviet Union launched Luna 1, the first unmanned spacecraft to travel to the moon.

In 1967, Ronald Reagan is sworn in as 33rd governor of California.

In 1974, U.S. President Richard Nixon signed a bill requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 mph or lose federal highway funds.

In 1990, Britain's most-wanted terrorism suspect, Patrick Sheehy, was found dead in the Republic of Ireland.

In 2011, Prince Harry, grandson of England's Queen Elizabeth II, was sent home from military service in Afghanistan after a magazine revealed his presence in the war zone. He later returned to continue training as a gunship pilot.

In 2013, a Kremlin statement said President Vladimir Putin raised Russia's retirement age to 70, allowing the country to keep "highly qualified and experienced civil servants as upper level personnel in the federal civil service."

In 2014, fifty-two passengers stranded 10 days on an icebound Russian ship in Antarctica were picked up in small groups by a Chinese helicopter and flown to safety.

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