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Famous Birthdays for 22nd December 2015

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Birthdays 1 – 200 of 241

1095 Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
1178 Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1400 Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)
1459 Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II
1515 Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland
1523 Charles “Cardinal” of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen
1546 Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)
1550 Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (d. 1631)
1573 Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia/Groningen
1624 Tomas Micieres, composer
1639 Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)
1643 Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer (Louisiana)
1684 Johann J Dillenius, [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum)
1690 Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751)
1694 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (d. 1768)
1696 James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)
1700 Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent
1702 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Madame d’Epinay)
1723 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer
1727 William Ellery, US attorney/signer (Declar of Independence)
1728 Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden
1753 Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)
1761 Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress
1764 Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility
1765 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825)
1767 Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, rebellion leader (fought Napoleon’s France)
1768 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher
1787 Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar
1795 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
1803 Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
1805 John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893)
1807 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)
1808 Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)
1809 Benedict Augustin Morel, Fren psychologist (dementia praecox), born in Vienna, Austria
1812 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Romeo & Juliet)
1815 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
1815 – Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
1819 Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
1819 – Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)
1821 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, born in Crema, Lombardy (d. 1889)
1826 James Scott Negley, Union volunteers Major General, (d. 1901)
1830 Justin M’Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)
1831 Mark Rutherford, writer
1831 – Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
1832 Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
1842 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
1842 – Nicola d’ Arienzo, composer
1844 Izydor Lotto, composer
1846 Andreas Hallen, composer
1849 Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
1853 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
1853 – Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg (1856) 1856 Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State (1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1937)
1857 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist
1858 Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), (d. 1924)
1859 Cecil [James] Sharp, collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England
1860 Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
1861 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)
1862 Connie Mack, East Brookfield, Massachusetts, HOF baseball executive/manager (Phila A’s 1900-1950), (d. 1956)
1863 Ch’i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
1863 – Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)
1866 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer
Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack (1862) 1867 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic
1867 – Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)
1867 – [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany. Soldier and politician
1868 John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
1869 Edwin Arlington Robinson, US, poet (Richard Corey)
1869 – Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
1872 Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)
1873 L[eopold] S[tennett] Amery, British politician
1873 – Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
1874 Franz Schmidt, composer
1874 – Herman Harrell Horne, Clayton NC, philosopher (idealism)
1875 Antoine Mariotte, composer
1875 – John P “Jan” Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water)
1876 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Ital writer (Futurism e Futurista)
1877 Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
1879 Ralph Hawtrey, Buckinghamshire England, economist (multiplier)
1879 – Stanislas Bizot, French world checker champion (1925)
1881 Enver Pasa, Istanbul Turkey, Turkish politician
1882 Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright
1883 Arthur James Cook, England, union leader (coal miners)
1883 – Edgard Varèse, French-born composer (d. 1965)
1885 Joseph Deems Taylor, composer (Peter Ibbetson), born in NYC, New York
1887 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)
1888 Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
1889 Mikha`il Na’imah, Lebanon, playwright
1889 – Minor Watson, Marianna AR, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid)
1890 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)
1890 – Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
1891 Edward L Bernays, 1st public relations agent, born in Vienna, Austria
1896 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St Petersburg Russia, poet
1898 Lionel Charles Robbins, Middlesex England, economist
1898 – Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
1899 Gustaf Gruendgens, Duesseldorf, Germany, actor and director (M, Faust)
1899 – Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
1900 Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher
1901 Andre Kostelanetz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Lincoln Portrari)
1902 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
1902 – Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
1903 Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across US in 86 days in 1960
1903 – H Keffer Hartline, US, biophysicist (Nobel 1967)
1903 – Marc Lavry, composer
1904 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
1905 Kenneth Rexroth, US, poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)
1905 – Pierre Brasseur, [Espinasse], French actor (Enfants du Paradis)
1907 Peggy Ashcroft, Croydon England, actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days)
1907 – Yoshio Hasegawa, composer
1908 Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
1908 – Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
1909 Alan Carney, [David Boughal], actor (Zombies on Broadway), born in Brooklyn, New York
1909 – Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998)
1910 Richard Ainley, Middlesex England, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion)
1911 Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
1912 Claudia A “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson, 1st lady (1963-1969)
1912 – Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), born in NYC, New York
1912 – Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
1913 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller
1915 Barbara Billingsley, American actress
1917 Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
1917 – Gene Rayburn, Christopher Ill, TV game show host (Match Game)
1917 – Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)
1918 Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), born in Chicago, Illinois
1918 – William Kennedy, baseball player
1921 Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington WV, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1921 – Robert Frank Kurka, composer
1922 Barbara Billingsley, actress (June-Leave it to Beaver), born in Los Angeles, California
1922 – Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter
1922 – Jim [James] Wright, (D-Texas), politician (Speaker of House 1987-89), born in Forth Worth, Texas
1922 – Jack Brooks, American politician. (d. 2012)
1923 Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director
1924 Frank Corsaro, NY harbor, opera director
1924 – Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo, actress (Interiors, Beguiled)
1925 Thomas Christian David, composer
1925 – Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
1926 Peggy Castle, Appalachia Va, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman)
1928 Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
1929 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
1929 – Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan’s 4 Mohammed brothers)
1930 Peter Hall, Suffolk England, director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
1930 – Larry Stevenson [Richard], skateboard innovator (kicktail), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2012)
1932 Joe Clark, LA Ca, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
1932 – Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer (17 Caps) and manager, born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
1934 David Pearson, American racecar driver
1935 John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
1935 – Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
1936 Hector Elizondo, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
1936 – James Burke, British writer
1936 – Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor (d. 1969)
1937 Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician
1938 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player
1938 – Lucien Bouchard, Quebec politician
1939 James Gurley, American musician
1942 Dick Parry, Kentford, Suff., saxophonist (Pink Floyd, ‘Money’)
1943 Paul Wolfowitz, American politician
1944 Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1944 – Steve Carlton, Phillies’ pitcher (Cy Young ’72, ’77, ’80, ’82)
1945 Diane Sawyer, Glasgow Ky, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time)
1945 – Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD)
1945 – Marianne van Wijnkoop, [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables)
1946 Rick Nielsen, Rockford Il, rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick)
1946 – Roberta Speer, LPGA golfer
1947 Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
1947 – Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India’s main slow lefty post-Bedi)
1948 Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70’s)
1948 – Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
1948 – Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
1948 – Lynne Thigpen, American actress (d. 2003)
Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice GibbGuitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb (1949) 1949 Maurice Gibb, Douglas Isle of Man, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)
1949 – Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe)
1949 – Robin Gibb, Douglas Isle of Man, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever), (d. 2012)
1951 Charles de Lint, Neth, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)
1951 – Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th duke of Westminster/billionaire
1951 – Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1953 Bernnadette Stanis, American actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
1953 – David Leisner, composer
1954 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80’s)
1954 – Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker’s union leader
Singer-songwriter Robin GibbSinger-songwriter Robin Gibb (1949) 1954 – Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
1955 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player
1956 Marcy Hanson, Galveston TX, playmate (Oct, 1978)
1957 Lynne Thigpen, Joliet Ill, actress (Nancy-Love Sidney)
1957 – Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue-Raintown)
1957 – Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)
1957 – Carole James, Canadian politician
1958 Lenny Von Dohlen, Augusta GA, actor (Love Kills, Electric Dreams)
1958 – Frank Gambale, Australian musician
1958 – David Heavener, American actor and musician
1959 Bernd Schuster, German footballer
1960 Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter (Gray, SAMO)
1960 – Tyrell Biggs, Phila, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)
1960 – Wakin Chau, Chinese singer
1960 – Luther Campbell (Luke), American rap artist (2 Live Crew)
1960 – Patrick Fitzgerald, American attorney
1961 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian lt-col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-19)
1961 – Andrew Fastow, American businessman
1962 Ralph Fiennes, English actor (Schindler’s List, The English Patient), born in Ipswich, Suffolk
1963 Bryan McMillan, cricketer (brilliant South African all-rounder since 1992)
1963 – Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer
1963 – Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter

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Famous Birthdays for 21st December 2015

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Birthdays 1 – 200 of 223

1117 Thomas Becket, Cheapside, archbishop of Canterbury (1162-1170), born in London, England (d. 1170)
1401 Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)
1518 Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician
1537 Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)
1596 Petro Mohyla, Moldovan Orthodox Metropolitan Bishop of Kiev and Galicia (d. 1646)
1603 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (d. 1684)
1616 Pietro Andrea Ziani, composer
1628 Samuel Friedrich Capricornus, composer
1639 Jean Racin, writer
1714 John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774)
1728 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, composer
1756 Thomas Anton Kunz, composer
1778 Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish politician (d. 1860)
1795 Leopold von Ranke, German historian (d. 1886)
1800 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), (d. 1876)
1804 Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)
1805 Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)
Theologian and Colonist Roger WilliamsTheologian and Colonist Roger Williams (1603) 1810 Ludwig Schuncke, composer
1815 Thomas Couture, French painter/author
1818 Amalia, wife of king Otto of Greece
1818 – Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)
1823 Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)
1826 Ernst Pauer, composer
1832 John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
1840 Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)
1843 Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)
1848 Edward Everett Rice, composer
1849 James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)
1850 Zdenek Fibich, composer
1851 Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
1853 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)
1859 Gustave Kahn, France, poet (claimed to have invented vers libre)
1860 Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)
1867 John Winter Thompson, composer
1870 Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)
1872 Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)
1872 – Sidney Ainsworth, British actor (d. 1922)
1873 Blagoje Bersa, Croatian composer (d. 1934)
1874 Juan Bautista Sacasa, pres of Nicaragua (1932-36)
1878 Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
1879 Theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)
1885 Frank Patrick, Canadian hockey player (d. 1960)
1886 George Norman Peterkin, composer
1886 – Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
1889 Sewall Wright, American biologist (d. 1988)
1890 Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)
1890 – Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
1891 John W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70)
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen (1892) 1892 Walter Hagen, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), born in Rochester, New York
1892 – Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
1895 Paul Hoffer, composer
1896 Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business
1896 – Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland
1896 – Leroy Robertson, composer
1898 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)
1899 Guy Wilkerson, TX, actor (Dead or Alive, West of Texas, Shootin’ Iron)
1900 Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)
1900 – Wischnewski, writer
1901 Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer
1901 – Robin Irvine, actor (Easy Virtue), born in London, England
1905 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring)
1907 Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch literary (Poet in Love)
1908 Pat Weaver, TV Executive (started Today show), born in Los Angeles, California
1909 George Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state
1909 – Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist (d. 1992)
1911 Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, “Negro Babe Ruth” (hit 800+ HRs)
1911 – Paul Burkhard, composer
1913 Raich Carter, soccer star
1914 Ivan Generalić, Austro-Hungarian-born Croatian painter (d. 1992)
1915 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (d. 2007)
1916 Eve Perrick, journalist
1916 – John Boon, publisher
1917 Alicia Alonso, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre), born in Havana, Cuba
1917 – Andre Eglevsky, choreographer (Limelight)
1917 – Sophie Masloff, American politician
1918 Donald Regan, White House staffer/US Secretary of Treasury (1981-85)
1918 – Kurt Waldheim, Nazi/4th UN Sec-Gen (1972-81)/Austrian pres (1986-92)
1919 Gert Fredriksson, Sweden, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
1920 Bob Bindig, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
1920 – Jean Gascon, Canadian actor (d. 1988)
1921 Alica Alonso, ballerina, born in Havana, Cuba
1921 – James Tye, safety expert
1921 – Joan Dickson, cellist
1922 Paul Winchell, ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith), born in NYC, New York
1923 Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist of Pakistan
1924 Joe Paterno, football coach (Penn State, SI Sportsman of 1986)
1924 – Johan W “Jo” van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)
1924 – Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
1926 John Herbert McDowell, composer
1926 – Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, Aguilares Tx, actor (Rio Bravo)
1926 – Joe Paterno, American football coach
1927 Michael Carreras, film director
1928 Ed Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
1928 – Thomas Rajna, composer
1929 Jack Philip Cannon, composer
1930 Willem R “Wim” van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches
1931 Caroline Kaart, [Paterson Raitt], Dutch alto singer
1931 – David Baker, composer (Reflections), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
1932 Ilja Zeljenka, composer
1932 – Edward Hoagland, American essayist
1933 Huib Eversdijk, Dutch 2nd chamber member (CDA)
1933 – Jackie Hendriks, cricketer (West Indian wicket-keeper of 60’s)
1933 – Miklos Kocsar, composer
1934 Hanif Mohammad, cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman 1952-69)
1935 Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1935 – Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)
1935 – Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist (d. 2003)
1935 – Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician, Premier of Manitoba
1937 Harald V, King of Norway (1991-present)
Actress Jane FondaActress Jane Fonda (1937) 1937 – Jane Fonda, actress (Barbarella, Klute), physically fit, born in NYC, New York
1937 – Donald F. Munson, American politician
1938 Larry Bryggman, Concord CA, actor (Dr John Dixon-As the World Turns)
1939 Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian politician
1940 Frank Zappa, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1940 – Paul, [Ray Hildebrand], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
1942 Carla Thomas, US singer (Let Me Be Good to You)
1942 – Hu Jintao, Chinese president
1942 – Reinhard Mey, German singer
1943 Albert Lee, rocker
1943 – Jack Nance, actor (Rubbed Out)
1943 – Walter Spanghero, French rugby player
1943 – André Arthur. Quebec radio host
1944 Jared Martin, actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
1944 – Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (NY Phil Young People), born in Los Angeles, California
1944 – Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (d. 2007)
1944 – Bill Atkinson, English footballer
1945 Doug Walters, cricketer (Aussie batting genius 1965-81 Extrovert)
1945 – Millie Hughes-Fulford, Wells Tx, astronaut (STS 40)
1946 Carl Wilson, Hawthorne California, rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys)
1946 – Christopher Keene, Berkeley California, conductor (La Traviata)
1946 – Josh Mostel, NY, actor (Windy City, Animal Behavior, Money Pit)
1947 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician
1948 Barry Gordon, Brookline Mass, actor (Gary-Archie Bunker’s Place)
1948 – Carol Potter, actress (Beverly Hills 90210, Today’s FBI), born in NYC, New York
1948 – Dave Kingman, baseball player (Mets, Yanks, Giants)
Actor Samuel L. JacksonActor Samuel L. Jackson (1948) 1948 – Samuel L. Jackson, actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction), born in Washington, D.C.
1948 – Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist/undersecretary of Finance (1994-)
1948 – Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician
1949 Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek politician
1950 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer
1950 – Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1952 Dennis Boutsikaris, Newark NJ, actor (Batteries Not Included)
1952 – Steve Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1972)
1952 – Joaquín Andújar, Professional baseball pitcher (Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic (d. 2015)
1953 Andras Schiff, Budapest Hungary, pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974)
1953 – Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)
1953 – Betty Wright, US gospel/singer/TV hostess (Little Miss Broadway)
1953 – Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert (1954) 1954 [Christine] Chris Evert, Fort Lauderdale Florida, tennis champion (18 singles Gram Slams, 3 doubles titles)
1955 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress
1955 – Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician
1956 Kevin Burnham, Hollis NY, 470 yachter (Olympics-8th-1992, 96)
1956 – Lee Roy Parnell, Abilene Texas, country singer (Oughta be a Law)
1957 Joshua Mostel, actor (Delta House, At Ease), born in NYC, New York
1957 – Lisa Gerritsen, actress (Bess-The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California
1957 – Ray Romano, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age), born in Queens, New York
1957 – Tom Henke, American baseball player
1959 Florence Griffith Joyner, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988), born in Los Angeles, California
1960 Andy Van Slyke, baseball player
1960 – Michael Swain, Elizabeth NJ, judoka (Olympics-bronze-88)
1960 – Roger McDowell, Cincinnati OH, pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
1960 – Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist
1961 Trevor Bayliss, cricketer (NSW batsman)
1961 – Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor
1961 – Ryuji Sasai, Japanese composer
1962 Christy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
1964 Ed Jongsma, Dutch pop bassist (Sleeze Beez-Look Like Hell)
1964 – Joey Kocur, Calgary, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1964 – Keith Taylor, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
1964 – Rob Kelly, English football manager
1964 – Fabiana Udenio, Argentine actress
1965 Andy Dick, Charleston SC, actor (Matthew-Newsradio)
1965 – Gabrielle Glaser, musician (Luscious Jackson)
1965 – Rodney Thomas, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
1965 – Sue Thomas, Texarkana TX, LPGA golfer (1991 Orix Hawaiian Ladies-14th)
1965 – Anke Engelke, German comedian
1966 Karri Turner, American actress
1967 Ervin Johnson, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
1967 – Kristi Cooke, Marion Ohio, Miss Ohio-America (1991)
1967 – Terry Mills, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons)
1967 – Mikhail Saakashvili, Soviet-born President of Georgia
1968 Anthony Lynn, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1968 – Khrystyne Haje, Santa Clara, Cal, actress (Simone-Head of the Class)
1969 Chuck Smith, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
1969 – Julie Delpy, actress (Before Sunrise)
1969 – Leon Searcy, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson Jaguars)
1969 – Mihails Zemļinskis, Latvian footballer
1970 Irving Spikes, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1970 – Monique Ambers, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
1970 – Ronnie Woolfork, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 Ernest Hunter, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
1971 – Irena Slavutskay, Israel, athlete (Oly-1996)
1971 – Jey Phillips, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 – Tommie Boyd, NFL/WLAF receiver (Detroit Lions, Rhein Fire)
1971 – Mathieu Chedid, French musician
1971 – Fenton Keogh, Australian celebrity chef
1971 – Brett Scallions, American singer (Fuel, The X’s)
1972 Latroy Hawkins, American baseball player
1972 – Dustin Hermanson, American baseball player
1972 – Erwin Schrott, Uruguayan opera singer

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Famous Birthdays for 20th December 2015

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Birthdays 1 – 200 of 209

1494 Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)
1537 John III, King of Sweden (1568-92), born in Östergötland, Sweden (d. 1592)
1539 Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer
1566 Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)
1579 John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)
1594 Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer
1606 Christoph Schultze, composer
1626 Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)
1629 Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter
1659 Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman
1717 Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
1720 Charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender]
1729 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer
1758 Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer
1774 Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer
1786 Pietro Raimondi, composer
1792 Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
1807 Richard Lucian Page, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
1808 Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1887)
1809 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer
1812 Achille Peri, composer
1813 Samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)
1819 John Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850)
1825 Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1888)
1833 Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth
1838 Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (d. 1926)
1841 Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
1858 Jean/Johannes T “Jan” Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)
1859 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher
1860 Dan Leno, English entertainer (d. 1904)
1861 Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)
1865 Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)
1865 – Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (d. 1950)
1867 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer
Tire Industrialist Harvey FirestoneTire Industrialist Harvey Firestone (1868) 1868 Harvey Firestone, Columbiana Ohio, Industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (“where the rubber meets the road”), (d. 1938)
1869 Charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady)
1870 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
1871 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer
1872 Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer
1873 Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(d. 1948)
1875 T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
1876 Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)
1876 – Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson (1923-46)
1881 Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers)
1884 Marius HLW “Max” Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor
1886 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer
1886 – Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, California, tennis player (US Open 1909-11)
1888 Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (d. 1958)
1889 Bozidar Sirola, composer
1890 Yvonne Arnaud, French-born actress (d. 1958)
12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies (1894) 1894 Robert Menzies, Jeparit, Victoria, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving
1895 Susanne Langer, US, philosopher/educator (Philosophy in a New Key)
1898 Irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama)
1900 Gabby Harnett, (NL MVP 1935)
1901 Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]
1901 – Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)
1902 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews
1902 – Max Lerner, US, columnist (NY Post)
1902 – Sidney Hook, anticommunist philosopher (Paradoxes of Freedom)
1902 – George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (d. 1942)
1904 Albert Van Dekker, actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture), born in Brooklyn, New York
1904 – [Schmidt] Hans Burkhardt, artist
1905 “Tiger” Bill O’Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner)
1906 Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)
1906 – Irving Krick, meteorologist
1906 – Lowell Gilmore, MN, actor (Living Christ Series)
1907 Paul Francis Webster, songwriter (d. 1984)
1908 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer
1908 – Norman Hackforth, broadcaster
1908 – Dennis Morgan, American actor (d. 1994)
1909 Vagn Holmboe, composer
1909 – Vakkom Majeed, Indian politician (d. 2000)
1911 Hortense Calisher, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967), born in NYC, New York
1915 Aziz Nesin, writer
1916 Michel Chartrand, Quebec union leader
1917 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
1918 Audrey Totter, Joliet Ill, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up), (d. 2013)
1922 Charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family)
1922 – George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)
1924 Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)
1924 – Ingeborg E A “Inge” Beekman, actress (Horizon)
1924 – Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
1925 Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)
1925 – Datuk Seri Mahathir bin Mahamad, premier of Malaysia (1981- )
1925 – Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect
1925 – Vlastimir Nikolovski, composer
1925 – Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
1926 David Levine, US painter
1926 – Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician
1927 Jim Simpson, sportscaster
1927 – Kim Young-sam, politician and activist – President of South Korea (1993-98), born in Geoje (d. 2015)
1928 Charles Donald Adams, singer
1928 – Jack Christiansen, Kansas, NFL hall of famer defensive back (Lions)
1929 Milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia
1931 Mala Powers, American film actress (d. 2007)
1932 John Hillerman, actor (Magnum PI)
1933 Gordon Getty
1933 – Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961)
1933 – Jean Carnahan, U.S. Senator
1935 Khalid “Billy” Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
1938 John Harris Harbison, Orange NJ, composer
1939 Agatha N “Kim” Weston, US gospel/singer (It Takes Two)
1939 – Dianne Arndt, artist/photographer
1939 – Klaus Schweizer, composer
1939 – Kathryn Joosten, Eustis, Florida, actress (Desperate Housewives), (d. 2012)
1940 Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1941 Frank Creton, Suriname/Neth painter
1942 Robert L Hayes, Jacksonville Fla, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964)
1943 Angel Tompkins, Albany California, actress (Gloria-Search) [or 12/29/49]
1944 G Wolfgruber, writer
1944 – Robert Colomby, rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die), born in NYC, New York
1944 – Jean Fergusson, English actress
1945 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York
1946 John Spencer, actor (Tommy Mullanney-LA Law)
Psychic, illusionist Uri GellerPsychic, illusionist Uri Geller (1946) 1946 – Uri Geller, Tel Aviv, Israel, psychic (bends forks)
1946 – Dick Wolf, New York, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order)
1947 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer
1948 “Little” Stevie Wright, rocker (Easybeats)
1948 – Alan Parsons, audio engineer/music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be), born in London, England
1949 Claudia Jennings, [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], Minn, playmate (Nov, 1969)
1949 – Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician
1949 – Cecil Cooper, American baseball player
1950 Alex Chllton, rocker
1951 Gilbert Montagné, French musician
1951 – Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter
1952 Jenny Agutter, Taunton England, actress (Logan’s Run, Equus, Amy)
Crime Drama Producer Dick WolfCrime Drama Producer Dick Wolf (1946) 1952 – Sergio Vastano, Italian actor (Nightclub, Prete Bello)
1954 Michael Badalucco, American actor
1954 – Sandra Cisneros, American writer
1955 Ed Kuepper, German/Australian, singer/songwriter (Saints)
1955 – Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak)
1955 – Sammy Mitchell, US programmer (Qedit/TSE/Semware)
1956 Blanche Baker, actress/Carroll Baker’s Daughter (French Postcard), born in NYC, New York
1957 Billy Bragg, singer/songwriter
1957 – Mike Watt, US bassist (Rockband Firehose)
1957 – Joyce Hyser, American actress
1957 – Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer
1958 Billy Bragg, British rocker (It Says Here, Ideology)
1958 – Steve Sailer, American political commentator
1959 David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
1959 – Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland
1960 Carolyn Seaward, Devonshire England, Miss United Kingdom (1979)
1960 – Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player/trainer, (SC Heerenveen, AZ)
1960 – Nalo Hopkinson, Canadian writer
1961 Bonnie Marino, playmate (Jun, 1990), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1961 – Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
1961 – Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
1961 – Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor
1962 Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1963 Karen Moncrieff, actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives), born in Sacramento, California
1963 – Pam Casale, Camden NJ, tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985)
1963 – Infanta Elena of Spain
1965 Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor
1966 Chris Robinson, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1966 – Ed de Goey, Dutch soccer goalie (Feyenoord)
1966 – Tim Hauck, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
1966 – Matt Neal, British Race Driver
1966 – Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer
1967 Duncan Kennedy, Burlington California, luger (Olympics-1994)
1967 – Wendy Hamilton, playmate (Dec, 1991), born in Detroit, Michigan
1968 Joe Cornish, British comedian
1969 Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets)
1970 Dino Felicetti, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1970 – Grant Flower, cricketer (bro of Andy Zimbabwe Test opening batsman)
1970 – Jason Simmons, CFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Roughriders, Claymores)
1970 – Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
1970 – Travis Green, Castlegar, NHL center (NY Islanders)
1970 – Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress
1971 Jerry Ellison, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972 Scott Slutzker, American football tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 – Jan Caloun, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
1972 – Jonathan Wyatt, Lower Hutt NZ, 5000m (Olympics-96)
1972 – Anders Odden, Norwegian musician
1973 Barry Stokes, WLAF offensive linesman (Rhein Fire)
1973 – Cory Stillman, Peterborough, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1973 – Jenny Boucek, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1973 – Muadianvita Kazadi, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
1974 Augie Ojeda, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Los Angeles, California
1974 – Die, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
1975 Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
1975 – Jaydy Michel, Mexican model
1976 Jang Hyuk, Korean actor
1976 – Aubrey Huff, American baseball player
1976 – Adam Powell, Neopets creator
1976 – Ramon Stoppelenburg, world traveler and Dutch author
1977 Saukrates, Canadian rapper
1978 Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer
1978 – Andrei Markov, Russian ice hockey player
1979 David DeJesus, American baseball player
1979 – Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist
1980 Ashley Cole, English footballer
1980 – Fitz Hall, English footballer
1980 – Tony, French-born Portuguese footballer
1981 Roy Williams, American football player, born in Odessa, Texas
1981 – James Shields, American baseball player
1981 – Chris Edwards, British musician (Kasabian)
1982 Mohammed Asif, Pakistani cricket player
1982 – Kasper Klausen, Danish footballer
1982 – David Wright, American baseball player
1982 – David Cook, American singer, winner of American Idol.

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