Famous Birthdays on 18th December

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  • 1507 Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
  • 1562 Philipp Dulichius, composer
  • 1569 Jakob Hassler, composer
  • 1602 Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)
  • 1610 Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist
  • 1620 Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)
  • 1633 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised
  • 1633 Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised
  • 1635 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • 1661 Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)
  • 1662 James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (d. 1711)
  • 1667 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer
  • 1707 Charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)
  • 1725 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
  • 1734 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer
  • 1760 Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)

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1779 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", born in London (d. 1837)

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi
  • 1788 Camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer

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1800 Charles Goodyear, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1860)

  • 1803 William Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh)
  • 1811 Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • 1812 Wiktor Kazynski, composer
  • 1816 Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • 1819 Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)
  • 1825 Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • 1826 Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
  • 1826 Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), (d. 1906)
  • 1835 George Dashiell Bayard, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1835 Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
  • 1837 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)
  • 1844 Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist
  • 1848 Karl Schroder, composer
  • 1851 Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)
  • 1852 Gaetano Coronaro, composer

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1856 J. J. Thomson, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England

Physicist J. J. Thomson
Physicist
J. J. Thomson
  • 1860 Edward Alexander MacDowell, US, composer (Indian Suite)
  • 1861 Lionel Monckton, composer

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1863 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, Graz Austria, His assassination in 1914 led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • 1867 Antoon van Welie, Dutch painter
  • 1870 Andres Randolf, Denmark, actor (The Kiss)
  • 1870 Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
  • 1873 Adolf Vogl, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1961)
  • 1873 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
  • 1877 Max Pallenberg, Austria, actor (Brave Suender)/husb of Fritzi Massary

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1878 Joseph Stalin [Josef], Gori, Russian Empire, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-1953), (d. 1953)

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1879 Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)
  • 1884 Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister

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1886 Ty Cobb, Narrows Georgia, American baseball player, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
  • 1888 Robert Moses, power broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)
  • 1890 Edwin Howard Armstrong, radio pioneer inventor (FM), born in NYC, New York
  • 1897 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
  • 1897 Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952)
  • 1898 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
  • 1904 George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
  • 1904 Wilf Carter, country singer
  • 1905 Richard Sturzenegger, composer
  • 1906 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
  • 1906 Kam Tong, actor (Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song)
  • 1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
  • 1907 Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
  • 1908 Celia Johnson, English actress (Happy Breed, Brief Encounter), born in Richmond, Surrey (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Mona Barrie, [Smith], actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England
  • 1910 Abe Burrows, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1910 Eric Tindall, cricketer (All Black rep who kept wicket in 5 Tests)
  • 1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist
  • 1911 Jules Dassin, Middletown CT, director (Circle of Two, Never on Sunday)
  • 1912 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)
  • 1913 Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
  • 1913 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
  • 1913 Lynn Bari, Roanoke Va, actress (Connie-Detective Wife, Earthbound)
  • 1913 Saburo Takata, composer
  • 1913 Willy Brandt, [Herbert Frahm], German chancellor (1969-74, Nobel 1971)
  • 1913 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • 1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite
  • 1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)
  • 1916 Betty Grable, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1917 Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)
  • 1920 Rita Streich, German singer
  • 1920 Willis Conover, broadcaster
  • 1922 Larry D Mann, actor (Marty-Accidental Family), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
  • 1926 Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
  • 1927 Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)
  • 1927 Sterling Lanier, US, writer (Hiero's Journey)
  • 1927 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada
  • 1928 Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal
  • 1929 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
  • 1930 Bill Skowron [Moose], MLB First baseman (NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring)
  • 1931 Noel McGregor, cricketer (batted in 25 Tests for NZ 1955-65)
  • 1931 Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager
  • 1931 Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Roger Smith, South Gate California, actor (77 Sunset Strip)
  • 1933 Arthur Leigh Allen, Suspected Zodiac serial killer (d. 1992)
  • 1934 Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)
  • 1935 Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • 1936 Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1938 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, born in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 1938 Roger E. Mosley, American actor
  • 1939 Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, South African minister of Education
  • 1939 Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
  • 1939 Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
  • 1939 Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
  • 1939 Harold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940 Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey & Sussex)
  • 1940 Bramwell Morrison, member of Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • 1941 Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)
  • 1941 Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1942 William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
  • 1942 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • 1943 Alan Rudolph, actor (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven)
  • 1943 Bobby Keys, American saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
  • 1945 Birenda Bir Bikram, King of Nepal (1972- )
  • 1945 Carolyn Wood, US, 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1946 Hubie Green, PGA golfer (US Open 1977), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1946 Stephen (Steve) Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist

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1946 Steven Spielberg, director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 1947 Eddie Antar, founder/CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store)
  • 1948 Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
  • 1948 Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
  • 1949 Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)
  • 1950 Gillian Armstrong, Australian director (High Tide, Mrs Soffel), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1950 Leonard Maltin, movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Martha Johnson, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1950 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
  • 1951 Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
  • 1951 Candice Rialson, actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1953 Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], rock guitarist (Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen bard
  • 1954 Ray Liotta, actor (Sacha-Casablanca, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1956 Reinhold Ewald, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • 1956 Ron White, American comedian
  • 1957 John Webster, rocker (Red Ryder-Light in the Tunnel)
  • 1959 Barrie Chase, actress (Mardi Gras, Cape Fear)
  • 1960 Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist
  • 1961 Brian Orser, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)
  • 1961 Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • 1961 Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
  • 1961 Thomas Strittmatter, writer
  • 1962 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
  • 1963 Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • 1963 Lori McNeil, tennis star (1995 Oakland doubles), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963 Brad Pitt, Shawnee, Oklahoma, American actor (12 Monkeys, Fight Club)
  • 1963 Karl Dorrell, American football coach
  • 1963 Pauline Ester, French singer
  • 1963 Allan Kayser, American actor
  • 1964 Don Beebe, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964 Robson Green, English actor and singer
  • 1965 Angeliki Kaneltopoutous, Greece, tennis star
  • 1965 Brian Walton, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1965 Fawna Maclaren, playmate (Jan, 1989), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1965 Willie Blair, Paintsville KY, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1965 Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
  • 1965 Tommy Davidson, American actor
  • 1966 Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1966 Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian actress (Ugly Dirty & Bad)
  • 1966 Kiefer Sutherland, actor (Young Guns, Stand by Me, Lost Boys)
  • 1966 Patricia Neder, Wauykesha WI, team handball right wing (Olymp-92, 96)
  • 1966 Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
  • 1966 Terry Phelps, Larchmont NY, tennis star
  • 1966 Tracy Byrd, country singer
  • 1966 Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
  • 1966 Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
  • 1967 Bob Corkum, Salisbury, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1967 Charles Christopher Rymer, Cleveland TN, PGA golfer (1995 Shell-3rd)
  • 1967 Dan McGwire, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Tracy Hayworth, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967 Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist
  • 1968 Aaron Craver, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968 Casper Van Dien, actor (Starship Troopers)
  • 1968 Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
  • 1969 Andrew Murphy, Australian long jumper/triple jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Chris Dausin, WLAF corner/guard (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1969 Joanne Mills, Australian golfer (T25 Holden 1994 Women's Aust Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1969 Joe Randa, infielder (KC Royals), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1969 Keith Piper, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A wicketkeeper)
  • 1969 Marco Coleman, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 T C Wright, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1969 Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
  • 1969 Justin Edinburgh, English footballer
  • 1970 Lucious Harris, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1970 Anthony Catanzaro, American fitness model
  • 1970 Cowboy Troy, American rapper
  • 1970 DMX, American rapper and actor
  • 1970 Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
  • 1970 Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
  • 1970 Johnny Yeo, English artist
  • 1971 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Barcelona, tennis star (Oly-silv/bronze-92)
  • 1971 Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Joe Dziedzic, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1971 Markus Finke, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1971 Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
  • 1971 Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
  • 1972 Eric Unverzagt, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Sea Seahawks, Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Jeff Nelson, Prince Albert, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1972 Marcos Ondruska, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1972 Trevor Chowning, American Pop Artist