Famous Birthdays on 14th December

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 238

  • 1009 Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
  • 1363 John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist

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1503 Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, astrologist/prophet (Les Propheties), (d. 1566)

Astrologer/Prophet Nostradamus
Astrologer/Prophet
Nostradamus

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1546 Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose), (d. 1601)

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • 1553 Henri IV the Bourbon, King of Navarra (Henri III)/France
  • 1625 Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695)
  • 1631 Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679)
  • 1640 (baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)
  • 1678 Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)
  • 1720 Justus Möser, German statesman (d. 1794)
  • 1730 Capel Bond, composer
  • 1738 Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer
  • 1775 Philander Chase, American founder of Kenyon College (d. 1852)
  • 1775 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (d. 1860)
  • 1777 Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo)
  • 1779 Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer
  • 1780 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1783 Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer
  • 1784 Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Asturias (d. 1806)
  • 1787 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816)
  • 1789 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer
  • 1791 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)
  • 1794 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
  • 1812 Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
  • 1824 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • 1829 John Mercer Langston, 1st African American to hold US political office
  • 1830 Allen Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • 1832 Daniel Harris Reynolds, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1902)
  • 1837 William Wells, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1853 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)
  • 1862 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
  • 1862 John M Acket, Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions)
  • 1866 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
  • 1868 Richard Batka, composer
  • 1870 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40)
  • 1870 Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/president (1918-20, 45-50)
  • 1873 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
  • 1875 Dobri Khristov, composer
  • 1877 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)
  • 1881 Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (d. 1956)
  • 1883 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer
  • 1883 Morihei Ueshiba "the founder" founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido
  • 1884 Regina Ullmann, writer
  • 1884 Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)
  • 1894 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer
  • 1895 Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952)
  • 1895 King George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) Reigned 1936-52.

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1896 James Doolittle, Alameda California, USAF General (Raid on Tokyo 1942)

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • 1897 Margaret Chase Smith, (Rep/Sen-R-Maine)
  • 1897 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Frederick Douglass Hall, composer
  • 1900 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer
  • 1901 Henri Cochet, tennis champ (US Open-1928)
  • 1901 Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64)
  • 1902 Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bea- "The Andy Griffith Show")
  • 1905 Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin
  • 1906 Helmut Bornefeld, composer
  • 1907 Guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes)
  • 1908 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
  • 1908 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • 1908 Mária Szepes, Hungarian authoress (d. 2007)
  • 1909 Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958)
  • 1909 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, harpist/founder Eduard of Beinumstichting
  • 1911 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)
  • 1911 Spike Jones, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1911 Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1912 Morey Amsterdam, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1914 Karl Carstens, German (CDU)/pres Germany (1979-84)
  • 1914 Rosalyn Tureck, pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1914 Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (d. 1943)
  • 1915 Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Clay Warnick, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show), born in Tacoma, Washington

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1916 Shirley Jackson, writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

  • 1917 Elyse Knox, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1917 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years)
  • 1917 June Taylor, American choreographer (d. 2004)
  • 1918 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (d. 1994)
  • 1918 B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate
  • 1920 Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • 1920 Quinton Hazell, businessman
  • 1920 Clark Terry, American trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1922 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • 1922 Don Hewitt, CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
  • 1923 Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
  • 1923 Sully Boyar, actor (Car Wash), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
  • 1924 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1924 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor (d. 1988)
  • 1925 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • 1926 Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
  • 1927 Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86)
  • 1927 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (d. 1998)
  • 1929 Ron Nelson, composer
  • 1931 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Abbe Lane, Bkln, aka Mrs Xavier Cugat/singer (Xavier Cugat Show)
  • 1932 Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt Ark, vocalist (Behind Closed Doors)
  • 1932 George Furth, actor/dir (Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933 Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I left my heart in SF)
  • 1934 Petrus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist
  • 1935 Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bath England, actress (Search for the Nile)
  • 1935 David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
  • 1935 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1935 Lewis Arquette, actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, PhD/astronaut (STS 9, STS 35), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Hal Williams, actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1938 Janette Scott, actress (Day of the Triffids)
  • 1938 Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian
  • 1939 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player 1st African American to win Heisman Trophy (1961)
  • 1939 Marilyn Cooper, actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
  • 1941 Barry Hadlee, cricketer (bro of Dayle & Richard, NZ World Cup 1975)
  • 1941 Ellen Willis, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1942 David Band, banker
  • 1942 Rex Thompson, actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress
  • 1943 Frank Allen, rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)
  • 1946 Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft)
  • 1946 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)
  • 1946 Jane Birkin, actress (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust), born in London, England
  • 1946 Joyce Vincent Wilson, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1946 Michael Ovitz, president (Walt Disney Co)
  • 1946 Patty Duke, actress (The Miracle Worker), born in New York (d. 2016)
  • 1946 Ruth Fuchs, German DR, javelin thrower (Oly-2 gold-72, 76)
  • 1946 Stan Smith, Pasadena, California, American tennis champ (Wimbledon 1972, US Open-1971)
  • 1947 Christopher Parkening, guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Linda Sutton, English artist
  • 1948 Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host
  • 1948 Dee Wallace Stone, [Deanna Bowers], Kansas City Kansas, actress (Critters, 10, ET)
  • 1948 Kim Beazley, Australian politician
  • 1949 Bill Buckner, California, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series
  • 1949 Cliff Williams, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1950 Vicki Michelle, Essex England, actress (Virgin Witch, Allo Allo)
  • 1951 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player
  • 1952 Tamara Danz, singer
  • 1952 Germain Houde, French Canadian actor
  • 1953 Joe Toplyn, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
  • 1953 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer
  • 1953 Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician
  • 1953 Mikael Odenberg, Swedish politician
  • 1954 Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)
  • 1954 Eva Mattes, Tegernsee Germany, actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva)
  • 1954 Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55)
  • 1954 Ib Anderson, Copenhagen, ballet dancer
  • 1954 Steven Glenwood MacLean, astronaut (STS 52), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1954 James Horan, Louisville, Kentucky, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime)
  • 1955 Jane Crafter, Perth Australia, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams)
  • 1956 Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein, Slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
  • 1956 T K Carter, actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957 Gary Ferris, American author
  • 1958 Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
  • 1958 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior)
  • 1958 Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues)
  • 1958 Steven Rock-Savage, Mellville Louisiana, (LSU), actor
  • 1959 Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
  • 1959 Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
  • 1960 Catherine G Coleman, Phd/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 73), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1960 Bob Paris, American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate
  • 1961 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (Det, Balt), born in Ventura, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1962 Bharat Arun, cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's)
  • 1962 Chris Dahlquist, Fridley, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1963 Cindy Gibb, Bennington Vt, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Youngblood)
  • 1964 C[arl] J[eff] Snare, vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1964 Chelsea Noble, actress (Kate-Growing Pains)
  • 1965 Christine Burton, Adelaide Aust, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • 1965 Craig Biggio, Smithtown NY, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • 1965 Ken Hill, Lynn, Massachusetts, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1965 Lawrence Clay-Bey, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1966 Anthony Mason, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1966 Bill Ranford, Brandon Man, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston)
  • 1966 Carl Herrera, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1966 Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver
  • 1966 Tim Skold, Swedish/American musician
  • 1967 Ali Wood, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1967 Eldridge Recasner, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets)
  • 1967 Noelle Beck, actress (Trisha-Loving, Fletch Lives), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967 Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer
  • 1968 Cees Marbus, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1968 Jamie Crysdale, CFL corner (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1969 Arthur Numan, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1969 Craig Jones, Nambour Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (NZ Open-1994)
  • 1969 Dave Nilsson, Brisbane Australia, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1969 Rogerick Green, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Bradford Banta, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Nadine Garner, Australian actress
  • 1970 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer
  • 1970 Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter
  • 1971 Chris Therien, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1971 Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Natascha McElhone, English actress
  • 1972 Johnny Mcwilliams, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1972 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor
  • 1972 Marcus Jensen, American baseball player
  • 1973 Eelco Wassenaar, Neth, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Tia Texada, American actress and singer
  • 1973 Thuy Trang, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1974 Billy Koch, Garden City NY, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1975 Inga Drozdova, Latvia, playmate (Nov, 1997)