Famous Birthdays on 22nd December

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  • 1095 Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
  • 1178 Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
  • 1400 Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)
  • 1459 Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II
  • 1515 Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland
  • 1523 Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen
  • 1546 Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)
  • 1550 Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (d. 1631)
  • 1573 Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia/Groningen
  • 1624 Tomas Micieres, composer
  • 1639 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Phèdre), born in La Ferté-Milon, Picardy (d. 1699)
  • 1643 Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer (Louisiana)
  • 1684 Johann J Dillenius, [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum)
  • 1690 Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751)
  • 1694 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (d. 1768)
  • 1696 James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)
  • 1700 Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent
  • 1702 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Madame d'Epinay)
  • 1723 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer
  • 1727 William Ellery, US attorney/signer (Declar of Independence)
  • 1728 Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden
  • 1753 Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)
  • 1761 Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress
  • 1764 Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility
  • 1765 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825)
  • 1767 Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, rebellion leader (fought Napoleon's France)
  • 1768 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher
  • 1787 Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar
  • 1795 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
  • 1803 Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1805 John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893)
  • 1807 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)
  • 1808 Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)
  • 1809 Benedict Augustin Morel, Fren psychologist (dementia praecox), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1812 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Romeo & Juliet)
  • 1815 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
  • 1815 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
  • 1819 Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
  • 1819 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)
  • 1821 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, born in Crema, Lombardy (d. 1889)
  • 1826 James Scott Negley, Union volunteers Major General, (d. 1901)
  • 1830 Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)
  • 1831 Mark Rutherford, writer
  • 1831 Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
  • 1832 Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • 1842 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
  • 1842 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer
  • 1844 Izydor Lotto, composer
  • 1846 Andreas Hallen, composer
  • 1849 Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
  • 1853 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
  • 1853 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)

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1856 Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State (1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1937)

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • 1857 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist

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1858 Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), (d. 1924)

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1859 Cecil [James] Sharp, collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England
  • 1860 Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
  • 1861 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)

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1862 Connie Mack, East Brookfield, Massachusetts, HOF baseball executive/manager (Phila A's 1900-1950), (d. 1956)

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1863 Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
  • 1863 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)
  • 1866 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer
  • 1867 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic
  • 1867 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)
  • 1867 [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany. Soldier and politician
  • 1868 John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
  • 1869 Edwin Arlington Robinson, US, poet (Richard Corey)
  • 1869 Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1872 Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)
  • 1873 L[eopold] S[tennett] Amery, British politician
  • 1873 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
  • 1874 Franz Schmidt, composer
  • 1874 Herman Harrell Horne, Clayton NC, philosopher (idealism)
  • 1875 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, born in Avignon (d. 1944)
  • 1875 John P "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water)
  • 1876 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Ital writer (Futurism e Futurista)
  • 1877 Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
  • 1879 Ralph Hawtrey, Buckinghamshire England, economist (multiplier)
  • 1879 Stanislas Bizot, French world checker champion (1925)
  • 1881 Enver Pasa, Istanbul Turkey, Turkish politician
  • 1882 Charles Vildrac, poet/playwright, born in Paris, France
  • 1883 Arthur James Cook, England, union leader (coal miners)
  • 1883 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer (d. 1965)
  • 1885 Joseph Deems Taylor, composer (Peter Ibbetson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1887 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)
  • 1888 Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
  • 1889 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright
  • 1889 Minor Watson, Marianna AR, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid)
  • 1890 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)
  • 1890 Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
  • 1891 Edward L Bernays, 1st public relations agent, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1896 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St Petersburg Russia, poet
  • 1898 Lionel Charles Robbins, Middlesex England, economist
  • 1898 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Gustaf Gruendgens, Duesseldorf, Germany, actor and director (M, Faust)
  • 1899 Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
  • 1900 Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher
  • 1901 Andre Kostelanetz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Lincoln Portrari)
  • 1902 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
  • 1902 Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
  • 1903 Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across US in 86 days in 1960
  • 1903 H Keffer Hartline, US, biophysicist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1903 Marc Lavry, composer
  • 1904 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
  • 1905 Kenneth Rexroth, US, poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)
  • 1905 Pierre Brasseur, [Espinasse], French actor (Enfants du Paradis)
  • 1907 Peggy Ashcroft, Croydon England, actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days)
  • 1907 Yoshio Hasegawa, composer
  • 1908 Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
  • 1908 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
  • 1909 Alan Carney, [David Boughal], actor (Zombies on Broadway), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1909 Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Richard Ainley, Middlesex England, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion)
  • 1911 Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
  • 1912 Claudia A "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, 1st lady (1963-1969)
  • 1912 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
  • 1913 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller
  • 1915 Barbara Billingsley, American actress
  • 1917 Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Gene Rayburn, Christopher Ill, TV game show host (Match Game)
  • 1917 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)
  • 1918 Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918 William Kennedy, baseball player
  • 1921 Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington WV, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1921 Robert Frank Kurka, composer
  • 1922 Barbara Billingsley, actress (June-Leave it to Beaver), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1922 Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter
  • 1922 Jim [James] Wright, (D-Texas), politician (Speaker of House 1987-89), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • 1922 Jack Brooks, American politician. (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director
  • 1924 Frank Corsaro, NY harbor, opera director
  • 1924 Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo, actress (Interiors, Beguiled)
  • 1925 Thomas Christian David, composer
  • 1925 Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Peggy Castle, Appalachia Va, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman)
  • 1928 Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
  • 1929 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
  • 1929 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)
  • 1930 Peter Hall, Suffolk England, director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • 1930 Larry Stevenson [Richard], skateboard innovator (kicktail), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Joe Clark, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer (17 Caps) and manager, born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1934 David Pearson, American racecar driver
  • 1935 John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
  • 1935 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
  • 1936 Hector Elizondo, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 James Burke, British writer
  • 1936 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor (d. 1969)
  • 1937 Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician
  • 1938 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player
  • 1938 Lucien Bouchard, Quebec politician
  • 1939 James Gurley, American musician
  • 1942 Dick Parry, Kentford, Suff., saxophonist (Pink Floyd, 'Money')
  • 1943 Paul Wolfowitz, American politician
  • 1944 Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1944 Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
  • 1945 Diane Sawyer, Glasgow Ky, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time)
  • 1945 Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD)
  • 1945 Marianne van Wijnkoop, [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables)
  • 1946 Rick Nielsen, Rockford Il, rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick)
  • 1946 Roberta Speer, LPGA golfer
  • 1947 Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
  • 1947 Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi)
  • 1948 Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
  • 1948 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
  • 1948 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • 1948 Lynne Thigpen, American actress (d. 2003)

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1949 Maurice Gibb, Douglas Isle of Man, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb
  • 1949 Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe)

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1949 Robin Gibb, Douglas Isle of Man, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever), (d. 2012)

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • 1951 Charles de Lint, Neth, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)
  • 1951 Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th duke of Westminster/billionaire
  • 1951 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953 Bernnadette Stanis, American actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 David Leisner, composer
  • 1954 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
  • 1954 Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader
  • 1954 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1955 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player
  • 1956 Marcy Hanson, Galveston TX, playmate (Oct, 1978)
  • 1957 Lynne Thigpen, actress (Nancy-Love Sidney), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1957 Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue-Raintown)
  • 1957 Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)
  • 1957 Carole James, Canadian politician
  • 1958 Lenny Von Dohlen, actor (Love Kills, Electric Dreams), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1958 Frank Gambale, Australian musician
  • 1958 David Heavener, American actor and musician
  • 1959 Bernd Schuster, German footballer
  • 1960 Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter (Gray, SAMO)
  • 1960 Tyrell Biggs, Phila, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1960 Wakin Chau, Chinese singer
  • 1960 Luther Campbell (Luke), American rap artist (2 Live Crew)
  • 1960 Patrick Fitzgerald, American attorney
  • 1961 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian lt-col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-19)
  • 1961 Andrew Fastow, American businessman
  • 1962 Ralph Fiennes, English actor (Schindler's List, The English Patient), born in Ipswich, Suffolk
  • 1963 Bryan McMillan, cricketer (brilliant South African all-rounder since 1992)
  • 1963 Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer
  • 1963 Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter