Famous Birthdays on 12th December

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  • 1298 Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
  • 1418 Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)
  • 1574 Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England (d. 1619)
  • 1579 Heinrich Steuccius, composer
  • 1610 Saint Vasilije (d. 1671)
  • 1630 Olof Rudbeck, composer
  • 1659 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)
  • 1660 Peter Rabus, poet/translator (Liberated Britanje)
  • 1673 Ahmed III, 23rd sultan (Turkey, 1703-30)
  • 1685 Lodovico Giustini, composer
  • 1712 Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen
  • 1715 Gennaro Manna, composer

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1724 Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • 1731 Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin)

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1745 John Jay, New York, NY, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 1779 Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (d. 1865)
  • 1783 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (d. 1865)
  • 1786 William L. Marcy, American statesman (d. 1857)
  • 1791 Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (d. 1847)
  • 1792 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
  • 1799 Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
  • 1801 Johann (John), King of Saxony (1854-73) (translated Divina Commedia)
  • 1805 Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)
  • 1806 Stand Watie, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • 1818 Paul Octave Hebert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1821 Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
  • 1830 Joseph Orville Shelby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1832 Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)
  • 1833 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)
  • 1835 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer
  • 1838 Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars)
  • 1845 Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)
  • 1848 William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
  • 1859 Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
  • 1859 Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)

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1863 Edvard Munch, Løten, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream), (d. 1944)

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch
  • 1864 Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
  • 1866 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
  • 1870 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)
  • 1874 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)
  • 1875 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
  • 1875 Karl R G von Rundstedt, German gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)
  • 1876 Alvin Kraenzlein, Olympic gold medalist (d. 1928)
  • 1879 Friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland
  • 1879 Laura Hope Crews, US, actress (Camille, Gone with the Wind)
  • 1879 Percy Fletcher, composer
  • 1882 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theory)
  • 1886 Owen Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (She Done Him Wrong)
  • 1887 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer
  • 1889 Vaclav Stepan, composer
  • 1892 Herman Potočnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
  • 1893 Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], Romania, actor (10 Commandments)
  • 1896 Eslanda Goode, US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson
  • 1900 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
  • 1902 Howard Koch, screenwriter
  • 1902 Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (d. 2003)
  • 1903 Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst
  • 1904 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
  • 1905 Manès Sperber, Austrian-born writer (d. 1984)
  • 1906 William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)
  • 1907 F van Heek, Dutch sociologist
  • 1907 Fred Elizalde, composer
  • 1907 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die)
  • 1909 Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
  • 1909 Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1911 Anna Russell, composer
  • 1912 Yusef Bedri, educationist
  • 1913 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park)
  • 1913 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)
  • 1913 Stanley Bate, composer
  • 1914 Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)

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1915 Frank Sinatra, Hoboken New Jersey, American singer/actor (old blue eyes), (d. 1998)

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1917 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist
  • 1918 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
  • 1918 Nilda Pinto, [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P], Curacao writer (Nanzi)
  • 1919 Olivia Barclay, English astrologer (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Fred Kida, American comics artist, (d. 2014)
  • 1922 Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)
  • 1923 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • 1923 Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
  • 1924 Ed Koch, lawyer and politician (NY Mayor (D) 1977-89), Judge (People's Court), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Francis Miroglio, composer
  • 1924 Nevit Kodali, composer
  • 1924 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
  • 1925 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • 1925 D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
  • 1925 Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
  • 1925 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer
  • 1925 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Helen Frankenthaler, NY, abstract expressionist artist (Arden)
  • 1928 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1928 Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (Jamila)
  • 1929 Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)
  • 1929 John Osborne, England, playwright (Look Back in Anger, Luther-TONY 1964)
  • 1929 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
  • 1930 Friedrich Voss, composer
  • 1930 Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Lionel Blair, choreographer (Spotlight), born in Montreal, Quebec

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1932 robert pettit, Baton Rouge Louisiana, NBA star (St Louis Bombers/1959 MVP)

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit
  • 1934 Habib Hassan Touma, composer
  • 1934 Miguel de la Madrid, Colima Mexico, President of Mexico (1982-1988), (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Bengt Emil Johnson, composer
  • 1936 Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1937 Buford Pusser, American sheriff (d. 1974)
  • 1938 Connie Francis, Newark NJ, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are)
  • 1938 Joel Chadabe, composer
  • 1940 Dionne Warwick, East Orange NJ, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose)
  • 1940 Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer
  • 1940 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
  • 1941 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress/vocalist (Theodorakis)
  • 1941 Robert Covington, drummer/singer
  • 1941 Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)
  • 1941 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Dave Munden, rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
  • 1943 Dickey Betts, West Palm Beach Fl, guitarist (Allman Bros-Ramblin' Man)
  • 1943 Grover Washington Jr, jazz artist (Mr Magic)
  • 1943 Mike Smith, rock musician
  • 1944 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
  • 1944 Jean Doré, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal
  • 1945 Alan Ward, rock musician
  • 1945 Karl Edward Wagner, US, sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds)
  • 1945 Leslie Holbert, LPGA golfer
  • 1945 Susi Hush, English television producer, born in Thurgoland, Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • 1945 Tony Williams, jazz musician
  • 1946 Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
  • 1946 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
  • 1946 George Santo Pietro, husband of Vanna White
  • 1946 Marlous Fluitsma, actress (De Prooi, Apart, Alle Dagen Feest)
  • 1947 Ralph Scala, rock musician
  • 1948 Ray Jackson, rock musician
  • 1948 Tom Wilkinson, English actor
  • 1949 Ricardo Luis Carreras, bantamweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Bill Nighy, English actor
  • 1950 Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender (NY Islanders)
  • 1950 Rajnikanth, Indian actor
  • 1951 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Steven Alan Hawley, Ottawa Ks, PhD/ast (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82)
  • 1952 Ajit De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982)
  • 1952 Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos California, gymnist (Olympic-4th-1968)
  • 1952 Sarah Douglas, England, actress (Conan, Superman II, Falcon Crest)
  • 1952 Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician
  • 1953 Bruce Kulick, rock guitarist/singer (KISS)
  • 1954 Liz Claman, American television anchor
  • 1955 Lenore Rittenhouse, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1955 Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman
  • 1955 Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
  • 1956 Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexico City, actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest)
  • 1956 Sondra Theodore, San Bernadino Cal, playmate (July, 1977)
  • 1956 Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist
  • 1957 Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)
  • 1957 Sheila E.[scovedo], American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock), born in Oakland, California
  • 1957 Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
  • 1958 Sheree J Wilson, Rochester MN, actress (Our Family Honor, Dallas)
  • 1959 Belouis Some, rock musician (Neville Keighley-Some People)
  • 1959 Krishnammachari Srikkanth, cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener)
  • 1959 Scott D Vangen, Granite Falls MN, astronaut
  • 1960 Amal Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88)
  • 1960 Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master
  • 1961 Daniel O'Donnell, Donegal, Ireland, singer/Television presented
  • 1961 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1962 Holly Gagnier, LA, actress (One Life to Live)
  • 1962 Nadeem Ghauri, cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990)
  • 1962 Ray Brown, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers)
  • 1962 Tracy Austin, Rolling Hills California, tennis pro (US Open 1979, 81)
  • 1963 Teresa Blake, Tuscaloosa Ala, actress (Gloria Marsh-All My Children)
  • 1963 Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1963 Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama (2014-), born in Panama City
  • 1964 Haywood Jeffires, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)
  • 1964 Rockin' Jeff, rock musician (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
  • 1964 Sabu, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 Haywood Jeffries, American football player
  • 1965 Laurie Grover-Tavares, Newark NJ, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
  • 1966 Cheryl Dickey, 100m hurdler, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Jim Sandlak, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1966 Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist
  • 1966 Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
  • 1967 David Szott, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967 John Randle, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Masood Anwar, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v West Indies 1990)
  • 1967 Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
  • 1967 Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
  • 1968 Chris Walsh, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968 Kurt Schulz, safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968 Laurie Williams, cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996)
  • 1968 Ray Ethridge, wide reciever (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1968 Tatianna, Phila Pa, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy)
  • 1968 Kate Humble, English television presenter
  • 1968 Rory Kennedy, American documentarian
  • 1969 Carrie Westcott, Mission Hills KS, playmate (Sep, 1993)
  • 1969 Courtney Hawkins, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1969 Doug Terry, NFL/WLAF safety (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1969 Frank Dikstaal, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969 Jane Robinson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)
  • 1969 Sebastian Savage, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Ivano Newbill, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Jennifer Connelly, Bkln Heights NY, actress (Labyrinth, Rocketeer)
  • 1970 Madchen Amick, Reno NV, actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks)