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

They include:

-- Louis Joliet, French-Canadian explorer of the Mississippi River, in 1645

-- British author/historian H.G. Wells in 1866

-- Animator Chuck Jones (Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote) in 1912

-- Actor Larry Hagman in 1931

-- Singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen in 1934

-- Radio talk show host Diane Rehm in 1936 (age 81)

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-- Journalist Bill Kurtis in 1940 (age 77)

-- Comedian Fannie Flagg in 1944 (age 73)

-- Television producer Jerry Bruckheimer in 1945 (age 74)

-- Author Stephen King in 1947 (age 70)

-- Guitarist Don Felder (Eagles) in 1947 (age 70)

-- Comedian Bill Murray in 1950 (age 67)

-- Champion race car driver Arie Luyendyk in 1953 (age 64)

-- Ethan Coen, one of the filmmaking Coen brothers, in 1957 (age 60)

-- Actor Dave Coulier in 1959 (age 58)

-- Actor Nancy Travis in 1961 (age 56)

-- Actor Rob Morrow in 1962 (age 55)

-- Singer Faith Hill in 1967 (age 50)

-- Actor Ricki Lake in 1968 (age 49)

-- Actor Luke Wilson in 1971 (age 46)

-- Actor and TV host Alfonso Ribeiro in 1971 (age 46)

-- Singer Liam Gallagher in 1972 (age 45)

-- Television personality Nicole Richie in 1981 (age 36)

-- Singer Jason Derulo in 1989 (age 28)


On this date in history:

In 1780, American Gen. Benedict Arnold gave plans to the British for the surrender of West Point, New York. Arnold's name was forever after associated with the word "traitor."

In 1792, the Legislative Assembly of revolutionary France voted to abolish the monarchy and establish the First Republic, stripping King Louis XVI of most of his power.

In 1921, following a sex scandal caused by the arrest of comedian Fatty Arbuckle, Universal announced it would require its actors to sign a "morality clause" in their contracts.

In 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien published "The Hobbit," a novel about a fantastical journey to reclaim treasure stolen by a fire-breathing dragon.

In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor received a unanimous vote in the Senate to become the first female member of the U.S. Supreme Court.