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

They include:

-- HMS Bounty mutiny leader Fletcher Christian in 1764

-- Novelist William Faulkner in 1897

-- Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich in 1906

-- Convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg in 1915

-- TV personality Barbara Walters in 1929 (age 88)

-- Humorist Shel Silverstein in 1930

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-- Canadian composer Glenn Gould in 1932

-- Actor Robert Walden in 1943 (age 74)

-- Actor/producer Michael Douglas in 1944 (age 73)

-- Model Cheryl Tiegs in 1947 (age 70)

-- Actor Anson Williams in 1949 (age 68)

-- Director Pedro Almodovar in 1949 (age 68)

-- Actor Mark Hamill in 1951 (age 66)

-- Actor Christopher Reeve in 1952

-- TV personality Jamie Hyneman in 1956 (age 61)

-- Actor Heather Locklear in 1961 (age 56)

-- Actor Tate Donovan in 1963 (age 54)

-- Actor Maria Doyle Kennedy in 1964 (age 51)

-- Basketball Hall of Fame member Scottie Pippen in 1965 (age 52)

-- Actor Will Smith in 1968 (age 49)

-- Actor Catherine Zeta-Jones in 1969 (age 48)

-- Actor and TV host Hal Sparks in 1969 (age 48)

-- Actor Clea DuVall in 1977 (age 40)

-- Rapper T.I. in 1980 (age 37)

-- Actor/producer Donald Glover in 1983 (age 34)

-- Actor Annabelle Wallis in 1984 (age 33)


On this date in history:

In 1513, Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and became the first known European to see the Pacific Ocean.

In 1882, the first Major League Baseball doubleheader was played between the Providence, R.I., and Worchester, Mass., teams.

In 1981, Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female U.S. Supreme Court justice.

In 1992, a judge in Orlando, Fla., granted a 12-year-old boy's precedent-setting petition to "divorce" his mother.

In 2008, federal regulators seized Washington Mutual in what officials said was the biggest bank failure in U.S. history.

In 2012, China christened its first aircraft carrier. Officials said it would be used for training and testing but critics said it was a waste of money and likely would never be used in combat.

In 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced he was resigning after six years in the post. He said he would stay on until a successor was named. Loretta Lynch was sworn-in to the office in April 2015.