Famous Birthdays on 19th December

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  • 1036 Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
  • 1498 Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist
  • 1554 Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
  • 1676 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist
  • 1683 Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
  • 1699 William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)
  • 1714 John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)
  • 1723 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother
  • 1744 Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/West-Friesland
  • 1753 John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)
  • 1778 Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, eldest child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI (d. 1851)
  • 1779 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver
  • 1783 Charles-Julien Brianchon, France, mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
  • 1784 Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)
  • 1790 William Parry, England, Arctic explorer
  • 1792 [Andries] Hendrik Potgieter, Cape Colony, settled Transvaal
  • 1796 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
  • 1797 Josef Theodor Krov, composer
  • 1809 Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms)
  • 1813 Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), born in Belfast (d. 1885)
  • 1814 Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)
  • 1817 James Jay Archer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1864)
  • 1819 James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1821 Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader
  • 1824 Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
  • 1825 George Frederick Bristow, composer
  • 1831 Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
  • 1832 John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
  • 1836 Maria L Sanford, pioneer educator (PTA)
  • 1837 John Carpenter Carter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1849 Henry Clay Frick, Penn, built world's largest coke & steel operation
  • 1852 A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)
  • 1853 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Quebec (d. 1942)\
  • 1861 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Brighton England, Russian-English translator
  • 1861 Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
  • 1864 Adolf Sandberger, composer
  • 1865 Hermann Hirt, Magdeburg Prussia, linguist (Indo-European Grammar)
  • 1865 Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1865 Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint
  • 1869 Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
  • 1875 Carter G Woodson, New Canton Va, American historian (African American studies)
  • 1876 Carlo Gatti, composer
  • 1878 Anton Lajovic, composer
  • 1879 Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905)
  • 1879 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
  • 1880 Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer
  • 1882 Walter Braunfels, composer
  • 1883 Louis Davids, [Simon David], Dutch cabaret performer/chorus performer
  • 1883 [Francis] Barry Byrne, architect, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1884 Antonin Zapotocky, Czechoslovak president (Ceskoslovensky Spisouatel)
  • 1884 Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer
  • 1885 F S Flint, translator/poet (imagist movement), born in London, England
  • 1888 Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch)
  • 1890 Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
  • 1890 Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
  • 1891 Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Poland, pres-in-exile (1979-86)
  • 1894 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner (1951-65)
  • 1894 Paul Dessau, Hamburg Germany, composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33)
  • 1894 Yoshida Isoya, Tokyo Japan, architect (modern sukiya style)
  • 1895 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
  • 1895 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)
  • 1896 John Seldon Whale, theologian
  • 1897 Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, France, anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
  • 1901 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, anthropologist/novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1902 Dimitar Nenov, composer
  • 1902 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch)

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1902 Ralph Richardson, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, actor (Anna Karenina, Doctor Zhivago), (d. 1983)

  • 1903 Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)
  • 1903 George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • 1903 Theo Harych, writer
  • 1905 Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer
  • 1906 H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)

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1906 Leonid Brezhnev, Kamenskoye Ukraine, General Secretary of USSR (1964-82)

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1907 Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)
  • 1909 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)
  • 1910 Jose Lezama Lima, poet/novelist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1913 William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)

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1915 Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow), (d. 1963)

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1916 Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)
  • 1916 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
  • 1917 Graham Sharp, British ice skater (d. 1995)
  • 1918 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
  • 1919 Benedict Freedman, New York, NY, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]
  • 1920 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Bolt, West Virginia
  • 1921 Ludvik Podest, composer
  • 1922 Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
  • 1923 Luigi Innocenti, designer
  • 1923 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)
  • 1924 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • 1924 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)

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1924 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • 1924 Gary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Tankred Torst, writer
  • 1925 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)
  • 1926 Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
  • 1926 Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
  • 1927 James Booth, Croydon, Surrey, English actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum)
  • 1928 Galt MacDermot, composer (Letting Down My Hair), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1928 Michael Hurd, composer
  • 1928 Nathan Oliveira, American artist
  • 1929 Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
  • 1929 Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1932 Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
  • 1933 Cicely Tyson, Harlem actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
  • 1934 Al Kaline, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1934 Rudi Carrell, [Rudolf W Kesselman], Dutch showmaster
  • 1934 Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American politician
  • 1935 Barbara Bostock, American actress
  • 1935 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
  • 1936 Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
  • 1940 Phil Ochs, El Paso Tx, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over)
  • 1941 Maurice White, singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer
  • 1942 Rufus, French actor
  • 1943 William De Vries, Bkln, surgeon-inventor (Symbion artifical heart)
  • 1943 Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1943 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, professional baseball player (White Sox), born in Brownwood, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1944 Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After), (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Richard Leakey, anthropologist
  • 1944 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • 1944 Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
  • 1944 William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
  • 1944 Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • 1945 Elaine Joyce, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1945 John McEuen, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • 1946 Robert Urich, Toronto Ohio, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$)
  • 1946 Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
  • 1947 Janie Fricke, South Whitley In, singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy)
  • 1948 Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949 Claudia A Kolb, US, 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)
  • 1949 Lenny White, rocker
  • 1949 Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • 1949 Sebastian, Danish musician
  • 1951 Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
  • 1953 Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)
  • 1955 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • 1956 Alice Barrett, actress (Frankie Frame-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 Tom Lawless, American baseball player
  • 1957 Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
  • 1957 Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1957 Liz Glazowski, playmate (April, 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
  • 1957 John Gulager, American film director
  • 1958 Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
  • 1958 Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy)
  • 1958 Rick Pearson, Marianna FL, Nike golfer (1990 Yuma Open)
  • 1959 Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
  • 1959 Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
  • 1960 Mike Lookinland, Mt Pleasant Utah, actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch)
  • 1960 Michelangelo Signorile, American writer

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1961 Reggie White, Chattanooga Tennessee, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • 1962 Bettina Huebers, Hamburg GFR, claims to be the illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney
  • 1962 Charith Senanayake, cricketer (played for Sri Lanka v NZ 1991)
  • 1962 Jill Talley, American actress
  • 1963 Chris Greatrex, LPGA golfer (1995 Fielcrest Cannon Classic-71st)
  • 1963 Jennifer Beals, actress (Flashdance, Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Til Schweiger, German actor
  • 1964 Arvydas Sabonis, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1964 Beatrice Dalle, Breast France, actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath)
  • 1964 Lorie Kane, PEI Canada, LPGA golfer (du Maurier Ltd-1994, 95)
  • 1964 Mike Fetters, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1964 Randall McDaniel, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965 Chuckii Booker, rocker
  • 1965 Jessica Steen, actress (Earth II, Homefront, Trial & Error), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
  • 1966 Alberto "La Bomba" Tomba, Italian skier (Olympic-gold-1988, 92)
  • 1966 Courtney Griffin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1966 Eric Weinrich, Roanoke, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1966 Monique Oliver, Malibu Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-4th-1994)
  • 1966 Rajesh Chauhan, cricketer (Indian off-spinner since 1993)
  • 1966 Robert MacNaughton, actor (ET), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Roberto Beam, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
  • 1967 Doug Johns, South Bend IN, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1967 Frankie Lam, Hong Kong actor
  • 1967 Criss Angel [Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos], Hempstead, New York, American magician and illusionist (Criss Angel Mindfreak)
  • 1968 Jennifer Devine, Portland OR, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Kristy Swanson, actress (Knots Landing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • 1969 Michael Bates, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1969 Mike Alexander, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
  • 1969 Nayan Mongia, cricketer (Indian Test batsman-wicketkeeper 1994- )
  • 1969 Santana Dotson, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969 Scott Pearson, Cornwall, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1969 Tom Gugliotta, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1969 Richard Hammond, English television presenter (Top Gear), born in Solihull, West Midlands
  • 1969 Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1970 Jon Cleveland, Canadian 100m/200m swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96), born in Fresno, California
  • 1970 Robert Lang, Teplice CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Los Angeles)
  • 1970 Wendy Miles, Australia, golfer (1993 T77 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)
  • 1970 Zac Foley, rock bassist (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • 1970 Tyson Beckford, American model
  • 1971 Amy Locane, Trenton NJ, actress (Andrea-Spencer, Sandy-Melrose Place)