Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include clergyman Henry Ward Beecher in 1813. writer/satirist Ambrose Bierce in 1842. heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey in 1895. basketball player/shoe designer Chuck Taylor in 1901, band leader Phil Harris in 1904. British astronomer Fred Hoyle in 1915. author/editor Norman Cousins in 1915. golf Hall of Fame member Billy Casper in 1931. basketball Hall of Fame member Sam Jones in 1933 (age 84). actor Michele Lee in 1942 (age 75). guitarist Jeff Beck in 1944 (age 73). actor Peter Weller in 1947 (age 70). drummer Mick Fleetwood in 1947 (age 70). actor Nancy Allen in 1950 (age 63). Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi, four-time FIFA World Player of the Year, in 1987 (age 30).