Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include French philosopher Montesquieu in 1689. English physician Peter Roget, who compiled Roget’s Thesaurus, in 1779. American orator and statesman Daniel Webster in 1782. English author A.A. Milne, who wrote Winnie the Pooh, in 1882. comedian Oliver Hardy of the Laurel and Hardy movie team, in 1892. actor Cary Grant in 1904. actor Danny Kaye in 1913. American inventor Ray Dolby in 1933. filmmaker John Boorman in 1933 (age 84). former Northern Ireland politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate John Hume in 1937 (age 80). former baseball star Curt Flood in 1938. singer David Ruffin in 1941 (age 76). singer Bobby Goldsboro in 1941 (age 75), actor Kevin Costner in 1955 (age 62) . actor Jesse L. Martin in 1969 (age 48).