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Famous birthdays for Oct. 7: John Mellencamp, Desmond Tutu

By UPI Staff
Famous birthdays for Oct. 7: John Mellencamp, Desmond Tutu
John Mellencamp performs at Farm Aid 2017 at the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pa., near Pittsburgh on September 16, 2017. The singer turns 70 on October 7. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra.

They include:

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-- Signer of the Declaration of Independence Caesar Rodney in 1728

-- Danish atomic physicist Niels Bohr in 1885

-- Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in 1897

-- Actor June Allyson in 1917

-- South African archbishop/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu in 1931 (age 90)

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-- Television personality Joy Behar in 1942 (age 79)

-- Oliver North, the former White House aide who became the center of the Iran-Contra controversy, in 1943 (age 78)

-- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp in 1951 (age 70)

-- Russian President Vladimir Putin in 1952 (age 69)

-- Classical cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1955 (age 66)

-- Recording executive/television personality Simon Cowell in 1959 (age 62)

-- Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez in 1961 (age 60)

-- Singer Toni Braxton in 1967 (age 54)

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-- Singer Thom Yorke in 1968 (age 53)

-- Actor Allison Munn in 1974 (age 47)

-- Singer Taylor Hicks in 1976 (age 45)

-- Actor Holland Roden in 1986 (age 35)

-- Singer Lewis Capaldi in 1996 (age 25)

-- Actor Nicole Maines in 1997 (age 24)

-- Actor Lulu Wilson in 2005 (age 16)

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