63 B.C.E. - Augustus Caesar, Roman Emperor
1920 - Mickey Rooney, Actor
1930 - Ray Charles, Singer
1943 - Julio Iglesias, Singer
1949 - Bruce Springsteen, Singer and Songwriter
1959 - Jason Alexander, Actor
1961 - Willie McCool, Astronaut
Actor Jason Alexander
1846 - Neptune, thee 8th planet from the sun, is discovered by Urbain Le Verrier, a French astronomer, and John Couch Adams, a British astronomer. It is named after the Roman god of the sea because of its blue methane clouds.
1848 - John Curtis in Maine, U.S., invents the chewing gum. In his home, he boils the resin obtained from spruce trees on a stove, then pours it in a tub of ice water and strains it. He sells it as sticks wrapped in tissue paper.