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

They include:

-- English novelist Horace Walpole in 1717

-- Irish brewmaster Arthur Guinness in 1725

-- John Marshall, fourth chief justice of the United States, in 1755

-- Candy company founder Franklin Mars in 1883

-- Golf Hall of Fame member Tommy Armour in 1894

-- Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1896

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-- Muppet creator Jim Henson in 1936

-- Singer/photographer Linda Eastman McCartney, wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, in 1941

-- Television commentator Lou Dobbs in 1945 (age 72)

-- Football Hall of Fame member "Mean" Joe Greene in 1946 (age 71)

-- Actor Gordon Clapp in 1948 (age 69)

-- Comedian Phil Hartman in 1948

-- Actor Kevin Sorbo in 1958 (age 59)

-- Actor Nia Vardalos in 1962 (age 55)

-- Actor Jackie Sandler in 1974 (age 43)

-- Actor Ian Bohen in 1976 (age 41)

-- Gymnasts Morgan and Paul Hamm in 1982 (age 35)

-- Actor Ben Platt in 1993 (age 24)


On this date in history:

In 1929, aviator James Doolittle demonstrated the first "blind" takeoff and landing, using only instruments to guide his aircraft.

In 1957, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to enforce the Supreme Court's desegregation decision.

In 1959, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev met at Camp David, Md.

In 1964, Chief Justice Earl Warren hand-delivered to President Lyndon B. Johnson the Warren Commission report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy a year prior.

In 2009, the discovery of a treasure trove of more than 1,500 finely crafted gold, silver and copper artifacts, found with a metal detector and believed buried by seventh-century Anglo-Saxon rulers, was termed one of most important in British archaeological history.