Famous Birthdays on 28th December

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  • 1164 Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)
  • 1484 Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen
  • 1522 Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)
  • 1619 Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
  • 1631 Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist
  • 1635 Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)
  • 1655 Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)
  • 1665 George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)
  • 1694 Ceslav Vanura, composer
  • 1731 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master
  • 1738 Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer
  • 1751 Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer
  • 1753 Johan Wikmanson, composer
  • 1763 John Molson, founded Montreal brewery (Molsons)
  • 1778 Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (d. 1846)
  • 1783 Robert Gallenberg, composer
  • 1787 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Curacao
  • 1801 James Barnes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1869)
  • 1805 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer
  • 1812 Julius Reitz, composer
  • 1822 William Booth Taliaferro, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1898)
  • 1823 Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), (d. 1881)
  • 1826 Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)
  • 1827 Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brigadier General (Union), (d. 1862)
  • 1828 Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
  • 1833 Charles Miller Shelley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • 1835 Archibald Geikie, British geologist
  • 1837 Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer
  • 1842 Calixa Lavallee, composer
  • 1845 Homer Newton Bartlett, composer
  • 1849 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck

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1856 [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, Staunton Va, 28th (D) US President (1913-21), Nobel Peace Prize 1919

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1859 Gerard Brucken Fock, composer
  • 1859 John W Fortescue, military historian
  • 1860 Alexander von Fielitz, composer
  • 1865 Félix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)
  • 1866 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (d. 1935)
  • 1868 Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)

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1872 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), born in San Sebastián, Basque Country (d. 1956)

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja
  • 1880 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
  • 1882 Arthur Eddington, England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician
  • 1883 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter
  • 1887 Charles Dingle, actor (The Little Foxes), born in Wabash, Indiana (d. 1956)
  • 1888 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer
  • 1889 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
  • 1890 Frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China)
  • 1894 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
  • 1894 Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)
  • 1896 Roger Huntington Sessions, composer (Black Masks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1898 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (d. 1957)
  • 1898 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
  • 1899 Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (d. 1943)
  • 1902 Mortimer J Adler, author (Encyclopedia Brittanica), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902 Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (Long River), born in Zhen'gan, Hunan Province (d. 1988)
  • 1903 John von Neumann, mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)
  • 1903 Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)
  • 1904 Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
  • 1904 Sergei Yutkevich, St Petersburg Russia, director (Otello, Banya)
  • 1905 Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1905 Earl "Fatha" Hines, Duquesne Pa, jazz pianist (Deep Forest)
  • 1905 Gajapatairaj Vijaya Ananda the Rajkumar of Vizianagram (Ind)
  • 1907 Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel
  • 1908 Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)
  • 1909 Billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows)
  • 1909 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)
  • 1910 John Kerr, NZ, cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s)
  • 1911 Phani Majumdar, filmmaker
  • 1911 Sam Levenson, humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Lou Jacobi, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1914 Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street)
  • 1914 Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1915 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)
  • 1916 Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
  • 1917 Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87)
  • 1919 Inocenti Carreno, composer
  • 1920 Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Bruce McCarty, South Bend, Indiana, architect (1982 World Fair), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
  • 1921 Johnny Otis [Alexandres Veliotes], American R&B musician, producer and talent scout, born in Vallejo California
  • 1922 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
  • 1922 Stan Lee, comics artist/creator (Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk)
  • 1923 Andrew Duggan, actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War)
  • 1924 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
  • 1925 Hildegard Knef, Ulm Germany, actress (Touch of Class, Mozambique), (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Anne Armstrong, US ambassador and first female counsel to the President, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
  • 1928 Kamillo Lendvay, composer
  • 1928 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
  • 1929 Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president

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1929 Terry Sawchuk, Winnipeg Manitoba, NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 1931 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
  • 1931 Guy Debord, situationist
  • 1931 John de Mol, Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
  • 1932 Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
  • 1932 Dorsey Burnette, rockabilly singer (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • 1932 Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer (Blood of Requited Love)
  • 1932 Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
  • 1932 Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer
  • 1933 Jack Perkins, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1933 John Y. Brown, Jr., American politician
  • 1934 David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Dakota Road, Barton Fink)
  • 1934 John Akers, business executive

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1934 Maggie Smith, Ilford England, actress (Death on Nile, Clash of Titans)

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • 1934 Peggy Wilson, American LPGA golfer, born in Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1934 Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (d. 1987)
  • 1935 Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • 1936 Nichelle Nichols, Robbins Ill, actress (Uhura-Star Trek)
  • 1936 Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1936 Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
  • 1937 Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
  • 1938 Bruce Yarnell, actor (Outlaws), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1938 Charles Neville, US rock vocalist/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)
  • 1938 Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
  • 1938 Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician
  • 1938 Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), born in Dublin (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Philip Anschutz, American businessman
  • 1940 Alvin Singleton, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1940 Lonnie Liston Smith, US jazz performer (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady)
  • 1941 Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)
  • 1941 Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
  • 1942 Paul Horowitz, physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Bobby Comstock, rocker
  • 1943 David Peterson, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- ), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1943 Oscar D Dhlomo, South African sect-gen of Inkatha (1978-90)
  • 1943 Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)
  • 1944 Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • 1944 Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal (1972- )
  • 1945 Dwight Bement, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
  • 1945 Max Hastings, British editor-in-chief (Daily Telegraph)
  • 1946 Edgar Winter, Beaumont Tx, rocker (They Only Come Out at Night)
  • 1946 Hubie Green, golfer (US Open-1977, PGA-1985)
  • 1946 Jorge Velasquez, sportsman
  • 1946 Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota
  • 1947 Andrew Olle, broadcaster
  • 1947 Aurelio Rodriguez, baseball player
  • 1947 Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
  • 1948 Jorge Velasquez, jockey (Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981)
  • 1950 Alex Chilton, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950 Øivind Blunck, Norwegian comedian and actor
  • 1951 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born Galverton, Texas
  • 1951 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
  • 1952 Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
  • 1952 Arun Jaitley, Indian Politician
  • 1953 Richard Clayderman, pianist (Amour, Romantic America)
  • 1953 Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)

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1954 Denzel Washington, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere)

  • 1954 Rosie Vela, British singer (Zazu, Fools Paradise)
  • 1954 Tony Rosato, Naples Italy, comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live, Amanda's)
  • 1956 Kenneth Grant, bass/vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking, Operator)
  • 1956 Michael Gibbons, rocker (Bo Donaldson & Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero)
  • 1956 Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
  • 1957 Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
  • 1958 Carl Marsden, bodyguard
  • 1958 Carlos Carson, football player
  • 1958 Joe Diffie, country singer/guitarist (Home), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1958 Mike McGuire, Haleyville Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • 1958 Terry Butcher, British soccer player
  • 1959 Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
  • 1959 Ana Torroja, Spanish singer (Mecano)
  • 1959 Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960 Chad McQueen, actor (Nightforce)
  • 1960 John Fitzgerald, Australian tennis player, born in Cummins
  • 1960 Marty Roe, Lebanon Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)

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1960 Raymond bourque, Saint-Laurent Quebec, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston)

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 1960 Terri Garber, actress (Leslie Carrington-Dynasty), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1960 Zane Smith, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Heather Hafner, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1961 Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and football coach
  • 1962 Keith Lee, basketball player (Memphis State)
  • 1962 Rachel Z, American pianist
  • 1962 Melissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician
  • 1963 Malcolm Gets, actor (Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City)
  • 1963 Mel Stottlemyre Jr, pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays)
  • 1963 Willow Bay, TV host (Good Morning America)
  • 1964 Charles Sinek, dance skater (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
  • 1964 Maite Zúñiga, Spanish athlete
  • 1965 Colleen Dion, actress (Brett Gardner-Another World)
  • 1965 Martine Robine, newspaper writer/Miss Junior Miss-France (1984)
  • 1965 Mary Waddell Gainey, Hartsville SC, Miss SC-America (1991-2nd)
  • 1966 Joe Wolf, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1967 Paul Lynch, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1967 Chris Ware, American cartoonist
  • 1968 Darrick Brownlow, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968 Jennifer Palmquest, Wilmot SD, Miss SD-America (1991)
  • 1968 Jozef Dano, Skalica CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1968 Kurt Schulz, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1969 James Trapp, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer
  • 1970 Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, tennis player (95, 96 Oklahoma City), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1970 Elizabeth McIntyre, Dunbar WV, Miss America-WV (1996)
  • 1970 James Jett, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Melvin Nieves, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1971 Michael Watkins, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)