Famous Birthdays on 2nd December

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  • 1578 Agostino Agazzari, composer
  • 1678 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
  • 1694 William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)
  • 1703 Ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)
  • 1710 Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)
  • 1728 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
  • 1738 Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)
  • 1754 William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)
  • 1760 Joseph Graetz, composer
  • 1760 John Breckinridge, American politician (d. 1806)
  • 1777 Henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)
  • 1802 Melancthon Smith Wade, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • 1811 Jean-Charles Chapais, French Canadian politician, Father of the Canadian Confederation (d. 1885)
  • 1813 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer
  • 1817 Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (d. 1895)
  • 1821 Rufus Barringer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1825 Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)
  • 1837 Charles Garrison Harker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1846 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier
  • 1856 Robert Kajanus, composer

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1859 Georges Seurat, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), born in Paris, France (d. 1891)

Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • 1860 C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England)
  • 1863 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer
  • 1863 Charles Ringling, American circus owner (d. 1926)
  • 1866 Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, African American composer (Springarn Medal)
  • 1868 Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
  • 1869 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
  • 1870 Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1875 Frank Reicher, Munich Germany, actor (King Kong, Son of Kong)
  • 1884 Ruth Draper, US, lecture artist [or 1989]
  • 1885 George Minot, US, physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
  • 1891 Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. (d. 1987)
  • 1892 Leo Ornstein, composer
  • 1893 Julius Bissier, German painter
  • 1893 Louis Freeman, band leader
  • 1893 William Gaxton, actor (Destry, Convoy), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1894 Warren William, [Krech], Aitkin MN, actor (Caesar in Cleopatra)
  • 1895 Klaas Voskuil, journalist
  • 1895 Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Georgi K Zjukov, marshal of Moskow/Stalingrad [NS-Dec 11]
  • 1897 Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China)
  • 1897 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
  • 1898 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1899 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • 1899 John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
  • 1899 Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
  • 1901 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, Belgian composer
  • 1901 Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
  • 1902 Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49)
  • 1902 Miroslav Ponc, composer
  • 1904 Donald Woods, Brandon Manitoba, actor (Tammy)
  • 1905 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer
  • 1906 Eric Dalton, cricketer (2 centuries in 15 Tests for South Africa 1929-39)
  • 1906 John Bentley, England, actor (Hammer the Tuff)
  • 1906 Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records
  • 1908 Robert F Simon, Mansfield Oh, actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance)
  • 1908 Rufe Davis, OK, actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora)
  • 1910 Robert Paige, actor (Colgate Comedy Hour), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1910 Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
  • 1914 Eddie Sauter, Bkln, musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)
  • 1915 Adolph Green, songwriter (married to Phyllis Newman)
  • 1915 Nico Richter, composer
  • 1915 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), (d. 2000)
  • 1916 John Bentley, Warwickshire England, actor (Chair)
  • 1917 Ezra Stone, US, actor/producer (Henry Aldrich)
  • 1917 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Milton Delugg, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1919 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
  • 1919 Robin Lee, American figure skater, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Robert Moevs, composer
  • 1922 Leo V Gordon, actor (Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1923 Maria M Callas, soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Meshulam Riklis, husband of Pia Zadora
  • 1924 Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd Pa, US Secretary of State (1981-82)/General
  • 1924 Jonathan Frid, actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows)
  • 1925 Julie Harris, Grosse Pt Mich, actress (Bell Jar, East of Eden), (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
  • 1929 Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)
  • 1929 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1930 Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize, (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88)
  • 1931 Hatsumi Masaaki, Founder and head of the Bujinkan Dojo organization
  • 1933 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1933 K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
  • 1934 Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
  • 1935 David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • 1936 Peter Michael Braun, composer
  • 1937 Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)
  • 1939 Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician
  • 1939 Harry Reid, American politician
  • 1939 Francis Fox, Canadian politician, member of the Senate
  • 1940 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
  • 1940 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1941 Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)
  • 1941 Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)
  • 1942 Bob E Smith, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1942 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
  • 1943 David Munden, rocker
  • 1943 Wayne Allard, American politician
  • 1944 Cathy Lee Crosby, LA, actress (Coach, That's Incredible)
  • 1944 Roger Omond, journalist
  • 1944 Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Botho Strauß, German author
  • 1944 Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
  • 1945 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, cricketer (Australian quickie 1970-71)
  • 1945 Penelope Spheeris, American film director

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1946 Gianni Versace, Reggio Calabria, Italy, fashion designer (Versace), (d. 1997)

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace
  • 1947 Dhiraj Parsana, cricket pace bowler (Indian v WI 1978-79)
  • 1947 Michael Green, English TV/video producer
  • 1947 Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist
  • 1947 Tommy Jenkins, English football player
  • 1948 T. Coraghessan Boyle, American writer
  • 1949 Ron Raines, Teax City, Texas, actor (Guiding Light)
  • 1950 Merrill Ashley, St Paul Minn, ballerina (NYC Ballet)
  • 1950 Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic
  • 1951 Adrian Devine, American baseball pitcher
  • 1952 Keith Szarabajka, Oak Park IL, actor (Nightlife)
  • 1952 Carol Shea-Porter, American Congresswoman
  • 1953 Jay Dean Haas, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1953 Meg Griffin, DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
  • 1953 Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Trio)
  • 1954 Dan Butler, actor (Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier)
  • 1954 Danielle Alexander, country music pianist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1954 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank)
  • 1954 Stone Phillips, news host (NBC Dateline)
  • 1955 Dennis Christopher, Phila, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming)
  • 1956 Steven Bauer, Steven Bauer actor (Scarface, Thief of Hearts), born in Havana Cuba
  • 1957 Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
  • 1958 Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1958 George Saunders, American short story writer, born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1959 Greg Barton, kayak (Olympics-2 gold-88)
  • 1959 Patty Jordan, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1960 Rick Savage, bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
  • 1960 Nicholas Dingley alias Razzle, British Drummer (Hanoi Rocks)
  • 1962 Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1963 Ann Patchett, American novelist
  • 1964 Brian Habib, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1964 Chip Hale, Santa Clara CA, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1964 Yolanda Henry, high jumper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1965 Karrie Mitchell, Arvada Colorado, Miss Colorado-America (1991-top 10)
  • 1966 Anita Jokiel, Poland, gymnist (Olympic-1980)
  • 1966 Clive Eksteen, cricketer (South African slow left-armer 1993)
  • 1966 Kelly Buchberger, Langenburg, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1966 Rob Sullivan, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Tri-City Pro-Am), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1967 Naeem Akhtar, Rawalpindi cricket medium-pacer (10-28 vs Peshawar 1995)
  • 1967 Sharry Konopski, Longview Wash, playmate (August, 1987)
  • 1968 Darryl Kile, Garden Grove CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Elna Reinach, Pretoria South Africa, tennis star
  • 1968 Jiri Dopita, Sumperk CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
  • 1968 Mark Harding, Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies
  • 1968 Rena Sofer, actress (Rocky-Loving, Lois Cerullo-General Hospital)
  • 1968 Lucy Liu, American actress
  • 1968 Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
  • 1969 Lewis Bush, NFL outside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969 O J McDuffie, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Paul Francis Stankowski, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
  • 1970 Rene Pucher, Presov CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • 1971 Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
  • 1971 Rachel McQuillan, Merewether NSW Aust, tennis star (1989 Futures ITA)
  • 1971 Roy van de Hill, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1971 Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor
  • 1971 Francesco Toldo, Italian Football Player (Inter Milan)
  • 1972 Alan Henderson, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1972 Chris Burns, CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Ottawa Renegades)
  • 1972 James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972 Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka & India ODI opening bat 1996)
  • 1972 Zack Crockett, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 Kevin Feighery, NFL/WLAF punter (NY Giants, Panthers, Galaxy)

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1973 Monica Seles, Novi Sad Yugoslavia, tennis star (US Open 1992)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1973 Jan Ullrich, German cyclist
  • 1975 Brett Lindros, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in London, England
  • 1975 Mark Kotsay, Whittier CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1976 Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champ)
  • 1976 Eddy Garabito, professional baseball player
  • 1977 Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer plays for Aalborg BK
  • 1978 Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1978 Chris Wolstenholme, British bassist (Muse)
  • 1978 David Rivas, Spanish Footballer plays for Real Betis
  • 1978 Jason Collins, American NBA player (New Jersey Nets), 1st NBA to come out as gay, born in Northridge, California
  • 1978 Jarron Collins, American basketball player for Utah Jazz
  • 1978 Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
  • 1979 Michael McIndoe, Scottish professional footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  • 1979 Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress

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1981 Britney Spears, Kentwood, Louisiana, singer and popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U")

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 1981 Danijel Pranjić, Croatian football player plays for SC Heerenveen
  • 1982 Michelle Banzer, model/beauty queen
  • 1982 Hristos Karipidis, Greek footballer
  • 1982 Matt Ware, American football player
  • 1982 Pizon, American rapper/producer
  • 1983 Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
  • 1983 Chris Burke (footballer), Scottish footballer plays for Rangers F.C.
  • 1983 Aaron Rodgers, American football player for Green Bay Packers
  • 1984 Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer (Reading F.C.)
  • 1985 Dorell Wright, American basketball player
  • 1986 Claudiu Keserü, Romanian football player (FC Nantes Atlantique)
  • 1987 Teairra Mari, American R&B singer
  • 1988 Edward EMG baron Downpatrick, grandson of English prince Edward
  • 1988 Alfred Enoch, British Actor