Famous Birthdays on 15th December

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37 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, Antium, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)

Roman Emperor Nero
Roman Emperor
Nero
  • 1534 Lucas Osiander, composer
  • 1567 Christoph Demantius, composer
  • 1574 Samuel Besler, composer
  • 1610 David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
  • 1648 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)
  • 1657 Michel-Richard Delalande, composer
  • 1667 Ludwig Ernst, composer
  • 1735 Cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer
  • 1765 Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer
  • 1778 Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies)
  • 1787 Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
  • 1793 Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy)
  • 1802 Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
  • 1803 August Freyer, composer
  • 1812 Isidor Dannstrom, composer
  • 1821 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer
  • 1822 Edward Stephen, composer
  • 1823 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
  • 1830 Francesco D'Arcais, composer

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1832 Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], French engineer (Eiffel tower), (d. 1923)

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel
  • 1836 Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)
  • 1842 Henry Gadsby, composer
  • 1848 Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress

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1852 Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), (d. 1908)

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • 1852 Tewfik Pasja, khedive (viceroy) of Egypt
  • 1853 Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies
  • 1857 Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer
  • 1859 Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)
  • 1860 Niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)
  • 1860 Abner Powell, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1861 Charles Edgar Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)
  • 1863 Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)
  • 1863 Paul [Prudent] PainlevĂ©, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]
  • 1870 Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect
  • 1873 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer
  • 1875 Friedrich Niggli, composer
  • 1875 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)
  • 1876 Ferdinand Hardekopf, writer
  • 1878 Hans Carossa, writer
  • 1879 Hugo W C Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer
  • 1879 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/German choreographer (modern dance)
  • 1881 James Schneider, NY, actor (Keystone Kops)
  • 1887 Pieter C A Geyl, historian (History of the Dutch Tribe)
  • 1888 Artturi A Leinonen, Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician
  • 1888 Maxwell Anderson, US, dramatist (Winter Set, High Tor)
  • 1891 A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)
  • 1892 David Guion, composer

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1892 J. Paul Getty, Minneapolis Mn, oil magnate (Getty Oil), (d. 1976)

Industrialist J. Paul Getty
Industrialist
J. Paul Getty
  • 1892 Jose Maria Castro, composer
  • 1896 Carl Ferdinand Cori, US bio-chemist
  • 1896 George B Cressey, US geographer (Asia's Lands & Peoples)
  • 1896 Margaret Bannerman, actress (Elopement), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1896 Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor
  • 1896 Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)
  • 1898 Fernando Remacha, composer
  • 1899 Frank Vosper, actor (Man Who Knew Too Much), born in London, England
  • 1899 Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
  • 1900 Francesco Messina, sculptor
  • 1902 Robert F. Bradford, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1904 Kermit Bloomgarden, producer (Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man)
  • 1904 William Hitzig, Austria, Maxwell physician
  • 1905 Ferenc Farkas, composer
  • 1906 Betty Smith, novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
  • 1907 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (Brasilia), (d. 2012)
  • 1910 John H. Hammond, American rock/jazz musician (I Can Tell, So Many Roads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
  • 1911 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
  • 1912 Ray Eames, American designer (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Muriel Rukeyser, US, poet (1977 Shelley Memorial Award)
  • 1913 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager
  • 1914 Ernie Toshack, cricket pace bowler (Aussie left-arm post-WWII)
  • 1915 Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral
  • 1916 Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)
  • 1917 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], Bkln, actor (Broken Arrow)
  • 1919 Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1920 Kurt Schaffenberger, American comics artist (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Bobby Todd, US comic/actor (Original Sin)
  • 1922 Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"
  • 1923 Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
  • 1923 Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (d. 2002)
  • 1923 Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman
  • 1924 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
  • 1925 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • 1925 Kasey Rogers, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Jimmy Nelson, ventriloguist (Nestles, Farfel), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • 1929 Keith Andrew, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63)
  • 1930 Alim-ud-Din, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62)
  • 1930 Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace)
  • 1931 Evald Schorm, Prague Czech, director (Courage for Every Day)
  • 1932 Elaine Barkin, composer
  • 1932 Igor Stuhec, composer
  • 1933 Jesse Belvin, Texarkana Arkansas, rock vocalist (Mr Easy)
  • 1933 Tim Conway, Willoughby Oh, comic (McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show)
  • 1937 John [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs)
  • 1937 Karen Morrow, Chic, actress (Aunt Minerva-Tabitha, Jim Nabors Hour)
  • 1938 Dennis RB Madide, South African Internal minister of Transkei
  • 1939 Cindy Birdsong, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1939 Nicolaus A Huber, composer
  • 1940 Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)/sportscaster (NBC)
  • 1941 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
  • 1941 Geoffrey Davies, English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go)
  • 1942 Dave Clark, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1943 Mihaly Hesz, Hungary, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1943 Kathleen Blanco, American politician
  • 1943 Lucien den Arend, Dutch artist
  • 1944 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)

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1944 Chico Mendes, Xapuri, Acre, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper (d. 1988)

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
Environmentalist
Chico Mendes
  • 1945 Thaao Penghlis, actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life)

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1945 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • 1946 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Harry Ray, Hackensack NJ, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • 1946 Art Howe, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947 Rodney Bingenheimer, Pioneering American radio personality
  • 1948 David Gwillim, Plymouth England, actor (Island at Top of the World)
  • 1948 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in West Haven Connecticut
  • 1948 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)
  • 1949 Don Johnson, Flatt Creek, Missouri, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges)
  • 1949 Ton [Teunis] Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion
  • 1949 Adrian Belew, American musician (King Crimson), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1951 Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star
  • 1951 Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)
  • 1952 Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer
  • 1952 Julie Taymor, American director
  • 1953 J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer
  • 1954 Alex Cox, director (Repo Man)
  • 1954 Justin Ross, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY & NEWDAY)/ratledgm@spawar.navy.mil
  • 1955 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
  • 1957 Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1957 Yuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor
  • 1957 Tim Reynolds, Wiesbaden, Germany, guitarist (Dave Matthews Band)
  • 1958 Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
  • 1959 Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
  • 1959 Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
  • 1959 Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
  • 1960 Don Franklin, actor (Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders)
  • 1960 Doug Phelps, Leachville Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
  • 1960 Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
  • 1961 Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
  • 1961 Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)
  • 1961 Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
  • 1963 Asif Karim, cricketer (slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup)
  • 1963 David Wingate, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1963 Helen Slater, actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Andrew Luster, Max Factor heir
  • 1964 Carlton Bailey, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1964 Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965 Kimberly Donley, Aurora IL, playmate (Mar, 1993)
  • 1965 Walter Reeves, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1966 Carl Hooper, cricketer (WI off-spin all-rounder)
  • 1966 Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor
  • 1967 Chris Gioskos, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1967 Christine Larsen, New Westminster BC, synchronized swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1967 Frank Hartley, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1967 Keith Askins, NBA guard/forward (Miami Heat)
  • 1967 Mo Vaughn, Norwalk, Connecticut, American MLB first baseman (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995)
  • 1967 David Howells, English footballer
  • 1968 Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1968 Javid Hussain, Indian film producer
  • 1968 Osama Ali Maher, Swedish politician
  • 1969 Dan Williams, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Sean Briscombe, Minneapolis Minn, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Wayne Simmons, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969 Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair athlete
  • 1970 Damon Thomas, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1970 Lawrence Funderburke, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1970 Mitchell Butler, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1970 Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey
  • 1970 Michael Shanks, Canadian actor and director (Stargate), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Boudewijk Pahlplatz, soccer player (FC Twente, PSV)
  • 1971 Chris Maumalanga, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Az Cardinals)
  • 1971 Eric Bjornson, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Ken Alexander, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Rodney Harrison, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Stanislav Jasecko, Spisska Nova Ves, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • 1972 Stuart Townsend, Irish actor
  • 1973 Geoff Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 James Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Mike Cherry, quarterback (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)
  • 1973 Tammy Melinda Pearman, American soccer forward/defender (Olympics-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1973 Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director
  • 1974 Jeffrey van der Stone, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1976 Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
  • 1976 Aaron Miles, American baseball player
  • 1976 Elix Skipper, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Catherine Fox, 400m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1977 Larissa Fontaine, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978 Henrietta Nagyova, Nove Zamky Slovakia, tennis star (ITF/Cali-COL)
  • 1978 Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist (Epica)
  • 1978 Jerome McDougle, American football player
  • 1979 Adam Brody, American actor
  • 1979 Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1980 Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)
  • 1981 Andy González, Puerto Rican baseball player