Famous Birthdays on December 1

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  • 1081 Louis VI of France (d. 1137)
  • 1083 Anna Comnena, Byzantine historian (d. 1153)
  • 1521 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)
  • 1525 Tadeáš Hájek, Czech physician and astronomer (d. 1600)
  • 1549 Johan van der Veeken, merchant/co-founder (VOC)
  • 1566 Philip, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, gov of Ft Gorinchem/Nijmegen
  • 1573 Philippus Rovenius, [Rouveen], apostile
  • 1580 Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, French astronomer (d. 1637)
  • 1605 Juan de Padilla, composer
  • 1634 John-Erasmus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish painter
  • 1671 John Keill, Scottish mathematician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, (d. 1721)
  • 1671 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1690 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
  • 1709 Franz Xaver Richter, composer
  • 1712 Bernhard Christian Weber, composer
  • 1716 Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor (d. 1791)
  • 1722 Anna Louisa Karsch "Die Karschin", German poet, born in Hammer, Silesia (d. 1791)
  • 1724 Charles Theodoor, elector (Palts & Bayern)
  • 1724 Dismas Hatas, composer
  • 1726 Eggert Olafsson, Icelandic writer
  • 1726 Oliver Wolcott, US judge/signer (Declar of Independence)
  • 1729 Giuseppe Sarti, composer
  • 1743 Martin H Klaproth, German chemist (uranium)

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1761 Marie Tussaud, French founder of Madame Tussaud's wax museum, born in Strasbourg (d. 1850)

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1766 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)
  • 1779 Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov, composer
  • 1781 Charles Philippe Lafont, composer
  • 1784 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer
  • 1787 Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer
  • 1792 Lobachevsky, mathematician
  • 1810 Joseph Gungl, composer
  • 1814 August Rockel, composer
  • 1823 Ernest Reyer, composer
  • 1826 William Mahone, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1832 Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1835 Micah Jenkins, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1844 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland
  • 1844 Alfred Cellier, composer
  • 1847 Agathe Grondahl, composer
  • 1850 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer
  • 1869 Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
  • 1871 Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)
  • 1873 Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)
  • 1873 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • 1874 Dominicus Johner, composer
  • 1876 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje)
  • 1878 Arthur B Spingarn, US NAACP-chairman (1940-65)
  • 1883 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer
  • 1884 Torben Myer, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Girl Who Came Back)
  • 1884 Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • 1885 Guy de Lioncourt, composer
  • 1886 Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
  • 1886 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
  • 1886 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • 1886 Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • 1891 Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer (wreck laws)
  • 1893 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • 1893 Herman Griffith, cricketer (pioneering WI pace bowler)
  • 1895 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • 1896 Petko Staynov, composer

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1896 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, born in Strelkovka, Kaluga (d. 1974)

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1897 Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • 1898 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1899 Robert Welch, founded John Birch Society
  • 1901 Dorothy James, composer
  • 1901 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1904 W A "Tony" Boyle, United Mine Workers president
  • 1905 Charles Finney, US, author (Circus of Dr Lao)
  • 1905 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • 1906 Jean Cartan, French composer, born in Nancy (d. 1932)
  • 1908 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • 1909 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1910 Joel Fluellen, LA, actor (Burning Cross, Learning Tree)
  • 1910 Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device
  • 1911 Walter Alston, baseball manager (Dodgers)
  • 1911 Calvin Griffith, Canadian-born baseball executive (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, NY)
  • 1912 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher

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1913 Mary Martin, American actress (Peter Pan) and Larry Hagman's mom, born in Weatherford, Texas (d. 1990)

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • 1914 Johnny Johnston, singer (Make that Spare), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1916 Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, born in Dongping County, Shandong province (d. 2015)
  • 1917 Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
  • 1917 William Tracy, Pitts, actor (To the Shores of Tripoli)
  • 1918 Kirby Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire

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1918 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, first President of the United Arab Emirates, born in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • 1919 Anne Cox Chambers, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1919 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • 1921 Ralph Manza, actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1922 Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
  • 1922 Paul Picerni, actor (Agent Lee Hobson-Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • 1922 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1923 Stansfield Turner, CIA director
  • 1923 Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • 1925 Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
  • 1925 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1925 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Allyn Ann McLerie, Quebec, actress (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds)
  • 1926 Keith Michell, actor and theatre director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Robert Symonds, Bristow Oklahoma, actor (Robert E. Lee-Blue & Gray)
  • 1927 Grant Beglarian, composer
  • 1929 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1929 Alan Mouncer, film director/producer
  • 1929 Dick Shawn, actor (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1929 Emily McLaughlin, White Plains NY, actress (Jessie-General Hospital)
  • 1929 Leon Biriotti, composer
  • 1930 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • 1931 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931 Jim Nesbitt, singer (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Robert T Herres, USAF/astronaut, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932 Matt Monro, English singer (d. 1985)
  • 1933 Fujiko F. Fujio, Japanese cartoon artist (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Lou Rawls, vocalist (Dean Martin's Golddigers, Natural Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1933 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Hilly Axwijk, Suriname social worker
  • 1935 Roger Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)

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1935 Woody Allen, [Allen Konigsberg], director and actor (Zelig, Annie Hall), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen
  • 1937 Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)
  • 1937 Chuck Low, American actor
  • 1937 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
  • 1938 Bill Playle, cricketer (NZ batsman in 8 Tests without distinction)
  • 1938 Sandy Nelson, Santa Monica, 50s rocker (Teen Beat, All Night Long)
  • 1939 Dianne Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Lee Buck Trevino, PGA golfer (US Open 1968, 71), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1940 Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)
  • 1940 Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman & captain mid-70s), (d. 2013)

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1940 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Pecoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1940 Ron Finn, NHL linesman, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1942 John Crowley, US, sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • 1942 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Nicholas Peter Negroponte, founder/director (Media Lab at MIT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Orton Enderlein, German FR, luge (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1944 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • 1944 Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • 1944 Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • 1944 Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • 1944 Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • 1945 John Densmore, LA, drummer (Doors-C'mon Light My Fire)
  • 1945 Ross Edwards, cricketer (Aussie middle-order bat of the 70's)

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1945 Bette Midler, actress and singer (Beaches, Wind Beneath my Wings), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Actress/Singer
Bette Midler
  • 1946 Gilbert O'Sullivan, Ireland, singer (Alone Again Naturally)
  • 1946 Ho-Jun Li, Korea PR, rifle (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1947 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • 1947 Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1948 Sarfraz Nawaz, cricketer (successful Pakistani pace bowler 1969-84)
  • 1948 George Foster, American baseball player
  • 1948 Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian

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1949 Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, born in Rionegro, Colombia (d. 1993)

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • 1949 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and presidential candidate
  • 1950 Richard Keith, Lafayette La, actor (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy)
  • 1950 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1951 Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
  • 1951 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1951 Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)
  • 1954 Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1955 Uwe Benter, German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1955 Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
  • 1955 Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress
  • 1956 Stuart Kimball, rock guitarist (Face To Face)
  • 1956 Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • 1958 Charlene Tilton, actress (Lucy Ewing-Dallas), born in San Diego, California
  • 1959 Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician
  • 1959 Rick Leventhal, American broadcast journalist
  • 1959 Wally Lewis, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1960 Carol Alt[man], Queens NY (Mrs Ron Greshner)/actress (Private Parts)
  • 1961 Barb Mucha, Parma OH, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile Classic)
  • 1961 Jeremy Northam, English actor
  • 1961 Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • 1962 Pamela McGee, WNBA center/forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1962 Stan Albers, Pleasant Beach NJ, actor (Curtis-Loving)
  • 1963 Arjuna Ranatunga, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman since 1982)
  • 1963 Marco Greco, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1964 Soren Henriksen, Denmark cricket all-rounder (86-94 ICC, Lancs 85-86)
  • 1964 Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
  • 1966 Craig David Parry, Sunshine Victoria, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-2nd)
  • 1966 Greg McMichael, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1966 Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend)
  • 1966 Mike Flores, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1966 Steve Walsh, St. Paul Minnesota, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1966 Katherine LaNasa, American actress
  • 1967 Nestor Carbonell, actor (Luis-Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Reggie Sanders, Florence SC, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1968 Anders Holmertz, Swedish free style swimmer (world record 400m)
  • 1968 Eddie Britton, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1968 Justin Chadwick, British actor and director
  • 1970 Kirk Rueter, Centralia IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1970 Takahiro Ikenoue, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Todd Steussie, NFL guard/tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970 Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman
  • 1970 Sarah Silverman, American actress and comedian
  • 1971 Oscar Sturgis, WLAF DE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Rob Zatechka, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • 1971 Tom Robsock, NFL/WLAF guard (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1971 Stephanie Finochio, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Dolgorsürengiin Serjbüdee, Mongolian professional wrestler
  • 1971 Peter Van de Veire, Belgian radio-presenter
  • 1971 John Schlimm, American author