Famous Birthdays on 11th December

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 208

  • 1465 Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)

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1475 Pope Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Florence, Italy (1513-21), (d. 1521)

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1566 Manuel Cardoso, composer
  • 1676 Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer
  • 1709 Louise Elisabeth of Orléans, queen consort of Spain (d. 1742)
  • 1712 Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)

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1725 George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason
  • 1757 Charles Wesley, composer
  • 1758 Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer
  • 1761 Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (d. 1835)
  • 1781 David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)
  • 1783 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet
  • 1793 Pietro Coppola, composer
  • 1797 Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1878)
  • 1801 Christian Dietrich Grabbe, German dramatist, born in Detmold, Lippe (d. 1836)
  • 1803 Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)
  • 1810 Alfred de Musset, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine), born in Paris, France
  • 1823 Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer
  • 1835 Adolf Stoecker, German anti semite/PM
  • 1836 Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner
  • 1838 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG)
  • 1838 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer
  • 1840 Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)

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1843 Robert Koch, German pioneering bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel Prize 1905), born in Clausthal, Hanover (d. 1910)

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch
  • 1849 Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
  • 1855 Julian Edwards, composer
  • 1856 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist
  • 1858 Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (d. 1943)

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1863 Annie Jump Cannon, Dover Delware, US stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon
  • 1868 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer
  • 1873 Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1874 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)
  • 1876 Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer
  • 1880 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
  • 1882 Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R- 1933-45), born in NYC, New York
  • 1882 Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)
  • 1882 Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1889 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1889 Walter Knott, American farmer (d. 1981)

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1890 Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango (d. 1935)

  • 1892 Leo Ornstein, Kremenchug Russia, composer (Bio in Sonata Form)
  • 1898 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)
  • 1899 Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst
  • 1904 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Marge, American cartoonist (d 1993)
  • 1905 Eugen Fink, German philosopher
  • 1905 Gilbert Roland, [Luis Alonso], Juarez Mex, actor (Juarez, Barbarosa)
  • 1905 Koos van de Griend, composer
  • 1905 Robert Henriques, English writer (d. 1967)
  • 1906 Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)
  • 1907 Norbert Rosseau, composer
  • 1908 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, composer (Tom & Lily), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1909 Ronald McKie, Australian author (d. 1991)
  • 1909 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager (d. 1989)
  • 1910 Robert Grieve, civil servant
  • 1910 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (d. 1937)
  • 1911 Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)
  • 1911 Vincent Henry Kemp, poet
  • 1912 Carlo Ponti, Magenta, Lombardy, Italian producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago)
  • 1913 Jean Marais, Cherbourgh France, actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus)
  • 1915 Anna van Beers, [Graeve], actress (A Woman like Eve)
  • 1916 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban-born bandleader (d. 1989)

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1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1919 Marie Windsor, [Emily Marie Bertelson], Utah, American actress (Double Deal)
  • 1920 Eddy Firestone, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1921 Maila Nurmi, Petsamo Finland, actress (Vampira)
  • 1922 Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts & Letters Award)
  • 1922 Peter Birch, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1922 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
  • 1923 Betsy Blair, actress (Marty)
  • 1925 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1926 Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)
  • 1927 Stein Eriksen, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1927 John Buscema, American comics artist (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Tomas Gutierrez Alea, filmmaker
  • 1929 S P "Fergie" Gupte, cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner)
  • 1930 Jean-Louis Trintignant, France, actor/director (Man & a Woman, Z)
  • 1930 Leonard Friedman, violinist
  • 1930 Chus Lampreave, Spanish actress
  • 1931 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, leader B-sect/guru of rich
  • 1931 Richard Devon, actor (Battle of Blood Island), born in Glendale, California

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1931 Rita Moreno, [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Humacao, Puerto Rico, singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story)

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Singer/Dancer/Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 1932 Anne Heywood, [Violet Pretty], Engl, Miss GB (1949)/actress (Brain)
  • 1932 Wynn Irwin, actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Earnest P van Altena, author/interpreter (Chansons van Earnest)
  • 1933 Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Filipino politician
  • 1934 Salim Durani, cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's)
  • 1935 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943)
  • 1935 Ron Carey, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician
  • 1935 Ferdinand A. Porsche, Stuttgart, Germany, car designer (Porsche 911), (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Hans van den Broek, Dutch foreign minister (-1992)
  • 1936 Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician
  • 1937 Adrian J Vlok, South African NP-minister of Law & Order (1986- )
  • 1937 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Enrico Macias, Algerian-born French singer
  • 1938 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist
  • 1939 David Gates, rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I'm A Want You), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1939 Thomas McGuane, US, writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks)
  • 1939 Tom Hayden, 60's activist/Mr Jane Fonda/(Rep-D-Ca)
  • 1940 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941 Max Baucus, (Sen-D-Mont)
  • 1941 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1942 Karen Susman, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962)

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1943 John Kerry, Aurora, Colorado, American politician and 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 1944 Booker T Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs-Green Onions) [or Nov 12]
  • 1944 Brenda Lee, [Brenda Mae Tarpley], Lithonia Ga, singer (I'm Sorry)
  • 1944 David Ashley White, composer
  • 1944 Lynda Day George, San Marcos Tx, actress (Casey-Mission Impossible)
  • 1944 Teri Garr, Lakewood, Ohio, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein)
  • 1944 Jon Garrison, American tenor
  • 1945 Robert Pickett, rocker
  • 1946 Rick McCosker, cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80)
  • 1947 Tom Fuccello, actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1948 Elizabeth Baur, actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer
  • 1950 Christine Onassis [Andreadis], American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Robert Cochran, Claremont Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
  • 1952 Susan Seidelman, director (Desperately Seeking Susan)
  • 1953 Bess Armstrong, Balt Md, actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws)
  • 1953 Peter Isacksen, Dover NH, actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie)
  • 1954 Bradley Dub Bryant, Amarillo TX, PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney)
  • 1954 Jermaine Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1954 Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower)
  • 1954 Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic engineer
  • 1954 Santiago Creel, Mexican politician
  • 1955 Stu Jackson, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Lani Brockman, playwright
  • 1958 Regina Marsikova, Prague, Czechoslovakian tennis player
  • 1958 Nikki Sixx, American musician (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1959 David Iwasaki-Smith, Warragul VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1959 Jean-Louis Lamarre, La Prairie Que, golfer (Quebec PGA-1982, 85)
  • 1959 Tina Gayle, Frankfurt GFR, Cowboy cheerleader/actress (Kathy-Chips)
  • 1959 Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star
  • 1960 Danny Mijovic, Belgrade Yugo, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican)
  • 1960 Mary Beth Zimmerman, Mt Vernon IL, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic)
  • 1960 Rachel Portman, English film composer
  • 1961 Mike Henneman, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1961 Marco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur
  • 1961 Darryl Jones, American musician (Rolling Stones), born Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Curtis Williams, rocker
  • 1962 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
  • 1962 Kim Linehan, swimmer (1979 1500m World record)
  • 1962 Ben Browder, American actor
  • 1962 Paul Haslinger, Austrian-born composer
  • 1962 Nele Karajlić, Bosnian singer
  • 1963 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German FR, tennis star
  • 1963 John Lammers, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • 1963 Mark Alalmo, actor (Avenging Force)
  • 1963 Mark Greatbatch, cricketer (big-hitting NZ opener)
  • 1963 Jon Brion, American musician/record producer
  • 1964 Dave Gagner, Chatham, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1964 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist/bassist (Del Amitri)
  • 1964 Thomas Howard, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1964 Michel Courtemanche, French Canadian comedian
  • 1964 John Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenét Ramsey case
  • 1964 David Schools, American musician (Widespread Panic)
  • 1964 Cosy Sheridan, American singer
  • 1965 Jay Bell, Eglin AFB FL, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1965 Laurie Carr, playmate (Dec, 1986), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1966 Terry Sharpe, rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets)
  • 1966 Gary Dourdan, American actor
  • 1966 Leon Lai, Hong Kong Cantonese singer/actor
  • 1967 Davidson Matyczuk, Thunder Bay Ont, golfer (Thunder Bay-1986, 87)
  • 1967 Jackie Gallagher-Smith, LPGA golfer
  • 1967 Katy Steding, Lake Oswego Oregon, basketball forward (Oly-gold-96)
  • 1967 Richard Stemp, cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner)
  • 1967 DJ Yella, American DJ and music producer (N.W.A)
  • 1968 Derek Bell, American baseball outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 Mark Dailey, Parma Ohio, 1.5k runner
  • 1969 Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer
  • 1969 Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster
  • 1969 Sean Grande, American sportscaster
  • 1969 Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer
  • 1970 Danan Hughes, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1970 Doug Nussmeier, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
  • 1970 Errict Rhett, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1970 Victoria Fuller, playmate (Jan, 1996), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1971 Cedric Ihalauw, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1971 Willie McGinest, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Daniel Alfredsson, Grums Swe, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1972 Francisco Rodriguez, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972 Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1972 Dana Macsim, Romanian television news reporter
  • 1973 Erin Moorad, pairs skater (& Richard Gillam), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973 Luke Casserly, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Ralph Intranuovo, East York, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1974 Kevin Devine, cornerback/kick returner (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1974 Rey Mysterio, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Ben Shephard, English TV personality
  • 1975 Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist
  • 1975 Tomoka Kurotani, Japanese actress
  • 1976 Shareef AbdurRahim, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1977 Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player
  • 1979 Rider Strong, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1980 Arya [Jamshad Cethirakath], Indian actor, born in Trikaripur, Kerala
  • 1981 Javier Saviola, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Hamish Blake, Australian comedian
  • 1981 Paul Medhurst, Australian rules footballer