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

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They include:

-- British explorer Henry Hudson in 1575

-- Richard Gatling, inventor of the Gatling gun, in 1818

-- Newspaperman Charles Dudley Warner in 1829

-- Critic H.L. Mencken in 1880

-- French entertainer Maurice Chevalier in 1888

-- Publisher Alfred A. Knopf in 1892

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-- French Nobel chemistry prize laureate Irene Joliot-Curie in 1897

-- U.S. Olympic track star Jesse Owens in 1913

-- British actor Ian Holm in 1931 (age 86)

-- American country music singer George Jones in 1931

-- Circus animal trainer Gunther Gebel-Williams in 1934

-- Actor Linda Gray in 1940 (age 77)

-- Singer Maria Muldaur in 1943 (age 74)

-- Author Michael Ondaatje in 1943 (age 74)

-- Singer Barry White in 1944

-- Actor Joe Pantoliano in 1951 (age 66)

-- Actor Peter Scolari in 1955 (age 62)

-- Actor Rachel Ward in 1957 (age 60)

-- Composer Hans Zimmer in 1957 (60)

-- Actor Darren E. Burrows in 1966 (age 51)

-- Musician Ben Folds in 1966 (age 51)

-- Comedian Louis C.K. in 1967 (age 50)

-- Actor Paul Walker in 1973

-- Rapper 2 Chainz in 1977 (age 40)

-- Singer Ruben Studdard in 1978 (age 39)

-- Actor Benjamin McKenzie in 1978 (age 39)

-- NBA All-Star Yao Ming in 1980 (age 37)

-- Singer/actor Jennifer Hudson in 1981 (age 36)

-- Singer/actor Emmy Rossum in 1986 (age 31)

-- Country singer Kelsea Ballerini


On this date in history:

In 1609, Henry Hudson discovered what is now known as the Hudson River.

In 1953, U.S. Sen. John Fitzgerald Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island.

In 1977, Steven Biko, leader of South Africa's "Black Consciousness Movement," died of severe head trauma on the stone floor of a prison cell in Pretoria. Six days earlier, he had suffered a major blow to his skull during a police interrogation.

In 1992, actor Anthony Perkins, best known for his role of Norman Bates in "Psycho," died from complications of AIDS. He was 60.

In 2013, officials in Britain announced that Prince William, 31, had left the armed forces after more than 7 1/2 years of service -- first in the army, then as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot -- "to focus on royal duties and charity work."

In 2014, Ian Paisley, longtime, hardline Protestant leader in Northern Ireland who eventually made peace with Irish Catholics, died in Belfast. He was 88.