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

They include:

-- Argentine dictator Juan Peron in 1895

-- Gossip columnist Rona Barrett in 1936 (age 81)

-- Tennis Hall of Fame member Fred Stolle in 1938 (age 79)

-- Actor Paul Hogan in 1939

-- The Rev. Jesse Jackson, civil rights leader, in 1941 (age 76)

-- Goosebumps author R.L. Stine in 1943 (age 74)

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-- Actor Chevy Chase in 1943 (age 74)

-- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Johnny Ramone in 1948

-- Actor Sigourney Weaver in 1949 (age 68)

-- Darrell Hammond in 1955 (age 62)

-- Stephanie Zimbalist in 1956 (age 61)

-- Political commentator Steve Coll in 1958 (age 59)

-- Olympic gold medal swimmer Matt Biondi in 1965 (age 52)

-- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member C.J. Ramone in 1965 (age 52)

-- Actor Karyn Parsons in 1966 (age 51)

-- Actor Emily Procter in 1968 (age 49)

-- Actor Matt Damon in 1970 (age 47)

-- Actor Anne-Marie Duff in 1970 (age 47)

-- London Mayor Sadiq Khan in 1970 (age 47)

-- Television personality Nick Cannon in 1980 (age 37)

-- Wrestler Mike "The Miz" Mizanin in 1980 (age 37)

-- Singer Bruno Mars in 1985 (age 32)

-- Actor Molly Quin in 1993 (age 24)

-- Actor Angus Jones in 1993 (age 24)

-- Actor Bella Thorne in 1997 (age 20)


On this date in history:

In 1918, Sgt. Alvin York of Tennessee became a World War I hero by single-handedly capturing a hill as part of the Meuse-Argonne offensive in France, killing 20 enemy soldiers and capturing 132 others.

In 1956, Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in a World Series, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in Game 5.

In 1982, Cats opens on Broadway, delighting fans from around the world for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

In 2004, for the first time the Nobel Peace Prize went to an African woman, Dr. Wangari Maathai, an environmental activist from Kenya.

In 2014, the first person in the United States diagnosed with Ebola during an outbreak that year dies. Thomas Eric Duncan caught the disease while traveling to West Africa.

In 2011, the head of the U.S. Energy Department's loan program, Jonathan Silver, resigned amid a fiscal firestorm over Solyndra, a solar energy company that filed for bankruptcy after receiving a $535 million federal loan guarantee.

In 2013, Indiana officials announced a winning $1 million lottery ticket was unclaimed during the required six-month period to do so. The money was retained by the state to be used for firefighter and teacher pensions and other funds.