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

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They include:

-- Italian explorer Marco Polo in 1254

-- Novelist James Fenimore Cooper in 1789

-- William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, in 1857

-- British mystery writer Agatha Christie in 1890

-- Comedian Nipsey Russell in 1918

-- Singer/pianist Bobby Short in 1924

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-- Comedian Norm Crosby in 1927 (age 91)

-- Jazz saxophone player Julian "Cannonball" Adderley in 1928

-- Baseball Hall of Fame member Gaylord Perry in 1938 (age 80)

-- Football Hall of Fame member/actor Merlin Olsen in 1940

-- Soprano Jessye Norman in 1945 (age 73)

-- Filmmaker Oliver Stone in 1946 (age 72)

-- Actor Tommy Lee Jones in 1946 (age 72)

-- Football Hall of Fame member Dan Marino in 1961 (age 57)

-- Queen Letizia of Spain in 1972 (age 46)

-- Actor Tom Hardy in 1977 (age 41)

-- Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 1977 (age 41)

-- Comedian/actor Ben Schwartz in 1981 (age 37)

-- Prince Henry, called "Harry," second son of Britain's Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, in 1984 (age 34)

-- Actor Chelsea Kane in 1988 (age 30)