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

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They include:

-- Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the United States, in 1822

-- Frederic Remington, painter of the American West, in 1861

-- Pioneer movie comedian Buster Keaton in 1895

-- Actor Charlton Heston in 1923

-- Football Hall of Fame member Sam Huff in 1934 (age 83)

-- Author Jackie Collins in 1937

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-- Author Anne Rice in 1941 (age 76)

-- Author author Roy Blount Jr., both in 1941 (age 76)

-- Civil rights activist H. Rap Brown in 1943 (age 74)

-- Former baseball Manager Tony La Russa in 1944 (age 73)

-- Actor Clifton Davis in 1945 (age 72)

-- Actor Susan Sarandon in 1946 (age 71)

-- Actor Armand Assante in 1949 (age 68)

-- Actor Christoph Waltz in 1956 (age 61)

-- Recording executive and businessman Russell Simmons in 1957 (age 60)

-- Singer Jon Secada in 1961 (age 56)

-- Actor Liev Schreiber in 1967 (age 50)

-- Actor Alicia Silverstone in 1976 (age 41)

-- Actor Rachael Leigh Cook in 1979 (age 38)

-- Actor Caitriona Balfe in 1979 (age 38)

-- Melissa Benoist in 1988 (age 29)

-- Actor Dakota Johnson in 1989 (age 28)


On this date in history:

In 1927, artist Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mount Rushmore. It would take 14 years to complete, with work on the monument finishing in 1941. Despite the difficult nature of the project, there were no worker fatalities.

In 1965, Pope Paul VI arrived at Kennedy International Airport in New York on the first visit by a pope to the United States.

In 1976, Earl Butz resigned as U.S. agriculture secretary, with an apology for what he called the "gross indiscretion" of uttering a racist remark.

In 1989, Art Shell was hired by the Oakland Raiders as the first black head coach in the modern National Football League.

In 1993, U.S. President Bill Clinton ordered several hundred more U.S. troops to Somalia one day after the deaths of three U.S. Marines in Mogadishu.

In 2006, WikiLeaks.org was created by Julian Assange as a depository for leaked documents and other classified materials.