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

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They include:

-- Inventor and manufacturer George Westinghouse in 1846

-- Swiss architect Le Corbusier in 1887

-- French aviator Roland Garros in 1888

-- Tennis champion Helen Wills Moody in 1905

-- Actor Carole Lombard in 1908

-- Former 60 Minutes journalist Shana Alexander in 1925

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-- Former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 1930

-- Actor Britt Ekland in 1942 (age 75)

-- Northern Ireland politician Gerry Adams in 1948 (age 69)

-- Television executive Leslie Moonves in 1949 (age 68)

-- Football coach Tony Dungy in 1955 (age 62)

-- Writer David Brin in 1950 (age 67)

-- Actor Elisabeth Shue in 1963 (age 54)

-- Actor Amy Jo Johnson in 1970 (age 47)

-- Actor Ioan Gruffudd in 1973 (age 44)

-- Actor Olivia Thirlby in 1986 (age 31)

-- Rapper/actor Roshon Fegan in 1991 (age 26)


On this date in history:

In 1945, the Curse of the Billy Goat was placed on the Chicago Cubs when Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat were ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the World Series because his pet goat's strong odor. The curse ended in 2016, when the Cubs won the World Series.

In 1979, Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.

In 1989, Oscar-winning Hollywood legend Bette Davis died of cancer in a suburb of Paris. She was 81.

In 1991, Elizabeth Taylor walked down the aisle for the eighth time when she married Larry Fortensky. Though she had eight weddings, the actor had seven grooms; she married Richard Burton twice.

In 2001, Cal Ripken Jr. retired after a baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles that included playing in a record 2,632 consecutive games.

In 2007, Pervez Musharraf breezed to re-election to a third term as president of Pakistan. He resigned under impeachment pressure in 2008.

In 2013, the United States won the Presidents Cup in Dublin, Ohio, defeating the International team 18 1/2 to 15 1/2. Tiger Woods defeated Richard Sterne 1-up in the match that clinched the victory for the Americans, their fifth straight.