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

They include:

-- Frontier nurseryman "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman in 1774

-- German researcher Ivan Pavlov in 1849

-- Poet T.S. Eliot in 1888

-- German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1889

-- Pope Paul VI in 1897

-- Composer George Gershwin in 1898

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-- Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 1932 (age 85)

-- Actor Donna Douglas in 1932

-- Film producer Jerry Weintraub in 1937

-- Actor Kent McCord in 1942 (age 75)

-- Country singer Lynn Anderson in 1947

-- Actor Mary Beth Hurt in 1946 (age 70)

-- Singer Olivia Newton-John in 1948 (age 69)

-- Author Jane Smiley in 1949 (age 68)

-- Actor Linda Hamilton in 1956 (age 61)

-- Author Will Self in 1961 (age 56)

-- Actor Melissa Sue Anderson in 1962 (age 55)

-- Actor Jim Caviezel in 1968 (age 49)

-- Hockey players Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin in 1980 (age 37)

-- Tennis star Serena Williams in 1981 (age 36)

-- Singer Christina Milian in 1981 (age 36)

-- TV personality Nev Schulman in 1984 (age 33)

On this date in history:

In 1960, the first televised presidential debate aired from a Chicago TV studio. It featured candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.

In 2008, acting legend Paul Newman died at his home in Connecticut from cancer. He was 83.

In 2009, Typhoon Ketsana swept across the Philippines, killing about 500 people and causing the country's worst flooding in almost half a century. The storm then slammed into Southeast Asia and killed163 people in Vietnam.

In 2011, the U.S. Army announced a plan to reduce its number of soldiers by nearly 50,000 during a five-year span. Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, the service personnel chief, said the reductions would bring the total to 520,400 active-duty soldiers by Sept. 30, 2016.