Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include William Seward, U.S. secretary of state whose purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2 million was called Seward’s Folly, in 1801. banker Levi Morton, U.S. vice president under Benjamin Harrison, in 1824. David Hughes, British inventor of the microphone, in 1831. actor Henry Fonda in 1905. author Louis Studs Terkel in 1912. bandleader Woody Herman in 1913. entertainer Liberace in 1919. New York Yankees player/Manager Billy Martin in 1928. actor Pierce Brosnan in 1953 (age 64). Olympic gold medal gymnast Olga Korbut in 1955 (age 62). actor Debra Winger in 1955 (age 62). actor Mare Winningham in 1959 (age 58). singer Janet Jackson in 1966 (age 51). actor Tracey Gold in 1969 (age 48). political commentator Tucker Carlson in 1969 (age 48). actor David Boreanaz in 1969 (age 48). former Argentine tennis player Gabriela Sabatini in 1970 (age 47). actor Tori Spelling in 1973 (age 44). actor/model Megan Fox in 1986 (age 31). model Behati Prinsloo in 1989 (age 28). figure skater Ashley Wagner in 1991 (age 26).