Famous Birthdays on December 13

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 226

  • 1521 Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)
  • 1533 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), born in Stockholm (d. 1577)
  • 1553 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)
  • 1585 William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)
  • 1640 Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)
  • 1662 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)
  • 1678 Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)
  • 1720 Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)
  • 1724 Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist
  • 1732 Jean-Claude Trial, composer
  • 1740 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
  • 1770 John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer
  • 1784 Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864)
  • 1797 Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
  • 1804 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873)
  • 1810 Clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)
  • 1816 Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)
  • 1816 E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor

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1818 Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln and First Lady (1861-65)

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 1819 Edwin George Monk, composer
  • 1835 Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem)
  • 1836 Franz von Lenbach, German painter (d. 1904)
  • 1838 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer
  • 1843 George Stephanescu, composer
  • 1850 G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G )
  • 1850 Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer
  • 1853 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter
  • 1856 Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1920)
  • 1858 Jakab Gyula Major, composer
  • 1860 Lucien Guitry, French actor (d. 1925)
  • 1863 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar
  • 1864 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)
  • 1865 Gustav Luders, composer
  • 1867 Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and scientist (d. 1917)
  • 1870 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (d. 1940)
  • 1871 Herman T Colenbrander, Dutch historian
  • 1871 Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)
  • 1871 Emily Carr, Canadian artist (d. 1945)
  • 1874 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)
  • 1877 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer
  • 1883 Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist (d. 1950)
  • 1886 Lambertus J van Apeldoorn, lawyer (martial law)
  • 1887 George Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1985)
  • 1889 Clarence Loomis, composer
  • 1890 Marc Connelly, McKeesport Pa, playwright (One Minute Please)
  • 1892 Brand Dirck Ochse, filmer/co-founder (Polygoon)
  • 1893 Curt Jurgens, Munich Germany, actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day)
  • 1897 Drew Pearson, Evanston Ill, newscaster (Drew Pearson)
  • 1898 Daniel Lazarus, French composer (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Harold Guinzburg, publisher (founder of Literary Guild)
  • 1899 Yusef Greiss, composer
  • 1900 Jonel Perlea, composer
  • 1900 Norman Foster, Richmond IN, actor (Skyscraper Souls)
  • 1901 Georg M Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/theory [OS]
  • 1901 John Wijga, painter/illustrator
  • 1902 Paul Kurzbach, composer
  • 1902 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist
  • 1903 Carlos Montoya, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1903 Jewgeni Petrow, writer
  • 1903 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter
  • 1906 Ingemar Liljefors, composer
  • 1906 Laurens jan van der Post, soldier/explorer/conservationist
  • 1908 Victor Babin, composer
  • 1910 Lillian Roth, [Rutstein], singer/actress (Animal Crackers)
  • 1910 Van Heflin, Walters Oklahoma, actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary)
  • 1910 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England

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1911 Kenneth Patchen, Niles, Ohio, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1911 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, born in Skedsmo, Norway (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark) [or Aug 13]

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1913 Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), born in Benoit, Mississippi, (d. 1998)

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1913 Jimmy Carroll, pianist (Most Important People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian
  • 1914 Alan L Bullock, British historian
  • 1914 George "Tiger" Haynes, guitarist/actor (Land Without Music, Guv'nor)
  • 1914 Samuel "Larry" K Parks, Olathe KS, actor (Jolson-Jolson Story)
  • 1915 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77)
  • 1915 Mark Stevens, actor (Big Town, Martin Kane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1915 Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)
  • 1915 Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
  • 1915 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Vilnius, Lithuania, Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • 1917 Dave Street, actor/singer (Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917 John Hart, American actor
  • 1919 Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • 1920 Don Taylor, actor (Father's Little Dividend), born in Freeport, Pennsylvania
  • 1920 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified)
  • 1920 George P. Schultz, economist and US Secretary of State (1982-89), born in New York City
  • 1920 Kaysone Phomvihane, President of Laos (Pathet Lao) (1991-92), born in Na Seng village, Khanthabouli district (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP)
  • 1923 Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain, painter, sculptor, and theorist (Dau al Set), (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Larry Doby, 1st African American in baseball's AL (Cleve Indians)
  • 1925 Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • 1925 Henry Charles Gordon, engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Valparaiso, Indiana
  • 1926 Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
  • 1926 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
  • 1928 W Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Jack Tramiel, Lodz Poland, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Albert Paulsen, Guayaquil Ecuador, actor (Doctors' Hospital)

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1929 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 1930 Genevieve Page, actress (Day & the Hour)
  • 1930 Robert Prosky, actor (Christine, Sgt Jablonski-Hill St Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Richard Darryl Zanuck, film producer/executive, (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1935 Thomas Wakefield, writer
  • 1935 Joe Christopher, American baseball player
  • 1935 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
  • 1936 Karim Aga Khan, leader of the Nizari Ismailis, prince and billionaire
  • 1936 J. C. Martin, American baseball player
  • 1937 Rob Houwer, Dutch director/producer/actor (OK, Professor Columbus)
  • 1938 Alvin Curran, composer
  • 1938 Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)
  • 1938 Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1939 Clive Brain, educationalist
  • 1940 Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente)
  • 1940 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Anouska Hempel, Forbes NZ, actress (Tiffany Jones)
  • 1941 John Davidson, Pitts, TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible)
  • 1942 Anna Eshoo, American politician
  • 1943 Arturo Ripstein, director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot)
  • 1943 Ferguson Jenkins, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • 1943 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)
  • 1944 Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor
  • 1945 Kathy Garver, American actress
  • 1945 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne (d. 1977)
  • 1947 Les Joslin, cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2)
  • 1947 Darlene Cates, American actress
  • 1948 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, guitarist (Steely Dan-Deacon Blues)
  • 1948 Kathy Garver, actress (Cissy-Family Affair), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1948 Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1948 Ted Nugent, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 Brian Wilson, Scottish politician
  • 1949 Nana Alexandria, USSR, International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976)
  • 1949 R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy, US, sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael)
  • 1949 Randy Owen, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 1949 Tom Verlaine, [Miller], Mt Morris NJ, rock vocalist (Television)
  • 1949 Walter "Clyde" Owen, rocker
  • 1949 Paula Wilcox, English actress
  • 1950 Davey O'List, rocker (Roxy Music)
  • 1950 Heather North, actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1950 Wendie Malick, actress (Just Shoot Me)
  • 1951 Robert Lindsay, Ilketson England, actor (Strike it Rich, King Lear)
  • 1952 John Francome, English jockey
  • 1952 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1953 Ray Stewart, Matsqui BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Dunhill Cup)
  • 1953 Tom Sanders, Jackson Wyoming, aerial cameraman (Living Daylights)
  • 1953 Zoltan Magyar, Hungary, side horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1953 Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • 1953 Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • 1954 John Anderson, Apopka Fla, country singer/actor (Lone Wolf McQuade)
  • 1954 Steve Forbert, American musician (Romeo's Tune), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1954 Tamora Pierce, American author
  • 1956 Dale Berra, baseball infeilder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • 1956 Phillip Gregory Hubbard, Canton Oh, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1956 Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer
  • 1957 Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)
  • 1957 Morris Day, American singer (The Time)
  • 1957 Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
  • 1958 Clark Brandon, actor (Fast Food), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Dana Strum, rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Lynn-Holly Johnson, actress (Ice Castles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 John Whitaker, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1959 Marianne Gravatte, playmate of year (Oct, 1982), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1959 Jim Barrell, American professional wrestler
  • 1960 Randy Stoklos, Pacific Palisades Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1960 Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960 Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
  • 1961 Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1961 Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer
  • 1961 Irene Saez, Miss Universe 1981 and Venezuelan politician
  • 1962 Karen Witter, CA, actress (Tina-One Life to Live)/playmate (Mar, 1982)
  • 1962 Kendra Slewenski, English netballer
  • 1965 Stacy Sunny, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1965 Marko Mäetamm, Estonian artist
  • 1966 Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef
  • 1966 Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker
  • 1967 Chris O'Loughlin, fencer (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Deborah Driggs, playmate (Mar, 1990), born in Oakland, California
  • 1967 Jamie Foxx, comedian (In Living Color)
  • 1967 Jenn Thompson, actor (Dee-Harper Valley PTA), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Mike Mordecai, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1967 Scott Zolak, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • 1967 Bo Pelini, American football coach
  • 1968 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem)
  • 1968 Shaun Stafford, Ocala Florida, tennis star (1992 Taipei)
  • 1969 Norm Krumpschmd, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1969 Sergei Fedorov, Pskov Russia, NHL forward (Detroit, Oly-S-1998)
  • 1969 Tony Curran, Scottish actor (Gladiator, Underworld: Evolution), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1969 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1970 Basit Ali, cricketer (exciting Pakistani batsman 1993-)
  • 1970 Elizabeth Patricia Reilly, North Providence RI, Miss America-RI (1996)
  • 1970 George Van Os Jr, team handball left back (Oly-1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, 400m hurdler (Oly-bronze-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1971 Johnny Dixon, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi
  • 1971 Mike Pelton, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Craig Sauer, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)
  • 1973 Christie Clark, LA, actress (Carrie Brady-Days of Our Life)
  • 1973 Shandon Anderson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • 1974 Chris Lewis, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1974 Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter