Famous Birthdays on 29th December

  • 1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
  • 1586 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
  • 1678 Gotthard Wagner, composer

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1709 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Kolomenskoye, Moscow, tsarina of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • 1721 Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
  • 1743 Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
  • 1767 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
  • 1776 Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
  • 1788 Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages, born in Copenhagen
  • 1792 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
  • 1796 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (d. 1877)

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1808 Andrew Johnson, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69), born in Raleigh, North Carolina

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1808 Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
  • 1809 Albert Pike, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)

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1809 William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94), (d. 1898)

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1813 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer
  • 1816 Carl Ludwig, German physician (d. 1895)
  • 1831 Adam Badeau, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1833 John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)
  • 1843 Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1850 Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer
  • 1856 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)
  • 1859 Venustiano Carranza, President of Mexico (1915-20)
  • 1866 Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)
  • 1869 Bill Howell, cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century)
  • 1876 Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, cellist/conductor/composer
  • 1879 Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WW I)
  • 1880 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
  • 1881 Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
  • 1887 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer
  • 1888 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal
  • 1892 Emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair)
  • 1896 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
  • 1897 Hermann Heiss, composer
  • 1898 Jeanne Leleu, composer
  • 1899 Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
  • 1900 Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
  • 1902 Nels Stewart, National Hockey League player (d. 1957)
  • 1903 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
  • 1907 James Gardner, designer
  • 1908 Claire Dodd, AR, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy)
  • 1908 Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
  • 1910 Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1912 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913 Laurence Gower, academic
  • 1914 Billy Tipton, American musician (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Albert Tucker, Australian artist (d. 1999)
  • 1915 Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
  • 1915 John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
  • 1915 Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)
  • 1915 Bill Osmanski, American football player (d. 1996)

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1917 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1998)

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1919 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
  • 1919 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress (Way We Were, Welcome to LA)
  • 1921 Dobrica Cosic, writer
  • 1921 Mala Powers, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac) [or 12/20/31], born in San Franciso, California
  • 1921 Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
  • 1922 William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1925 Pete Dye, American golf course architect
  • 1927 Jim Simpson, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1927 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (d. 1985)
  • 1928 Bernard Cribbins, Oldham England, actor (Val Doonican Show)
  • 1930 Willy Giefer, composer
  • 1931 Prince Gu of Korea, Korean royalty (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Inga Swenson, actress (Gretchen-Benson), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1933 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1934 Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere)
  • 1934 Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
  • 1935 Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)

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1936 Ray Nitschke, Elmwood Park Illinois, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)

NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke
NFL Middle Linebacker
Ray Nitschke
  • 1936 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
  • 1936 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Barbara Steele, Birkenhead, Cheshire, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½)
  • 1938 Jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)
  • 1938 Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1939 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
  • 1939 Ed Bruce, Keiser Arkansas, country singer
  • 1940 Brigitte Kronauer, writer
  • 1940 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
  • 1941 Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
  • 1942 Rick Danko, Blayney Ontario, Canadain musician (The Band)
  • 1942 Jerry Summers, rocker
  • 1942 Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1943 JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)
  • 1944 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
  • 1945 Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
  • 1946 Laffit Pincay Jr, jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale)
  • 1946 Marianne Faithfull, English vocalist (Money), born in Hampstead, England
  • 1946 Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)
  • 1947 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
  • 1947 Ted Danson, SD California, actor (Sam Malone-Cheers, 3 Men & a Baby)
  • 1947 Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)
  • 1949 Syed Kirmani, cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer)
  • 1950 Jon Polito, Phila, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide)
  • 1951 Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
  • 1951 Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)
  • 1951 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)
  • 1952 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1953 Kate Schmidt, US javelin thrower (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1953 Stanley Tookie Williams, American author/murderer (executed 2005)
  • 1953 Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
  • 1954 Glenn Myernick, US soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1954 Roger Voudouris, rock vocalist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1954 Prince Takamado of Japan (d. 2002)
  • 1955 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb)
  • 1955 Neil Giraldo, rocker (Pat Benatar Band)
  • 1956 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
  • 1956 Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian
  • 1957 Brad Grey, American film producer
  • 1957 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright
  • 1958 Curt Allen Byrum, Onida SD, PGA golfer (1989 Hardee's Golf Classic)
  • 1959 Paula Poundstone, comedienne (Emmy Awards)
  • 1959 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1960 Dave Gilbert, cricketer (Aussie pace bowler in 9 Tests 1985-86)
  • 1960 David Boon, cricketer (short backward square from Tasmania)
  • 1960 Katerina Didaskou, Greek actress
  • 1960 Thomas Lubanga, founder and leader of Union of Congolese Patriots
  • 1961 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer
  • 1961 Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
  • 1962 Devon White, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1963 Francisco Bustamante, Filipino billiard player
  • 1963 Dave McKean, British artist and filmmaker
  • 1963 Sean Payton, American football coach
  • 1964 Craig Grebeck, Cerritos CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 1964 Kimberly Russell, actress (Sarah-Head of the Class)
  • 1965 David Delfino, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1965 Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring)
  • 1966 Bruce Bulina, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Alberta Open), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1966 Drew Hartt, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Desert Tour), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1966 Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer
  • 1967 Henry Jones, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1967 Jason Gould, son of actor Elliott Gould and singer/actor Barbara Streisand
  • 1967 Kevin Toth, shot putter, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967 Tony Tolbert, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1967 Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian journalist
  • 1967 Andy Wachowski, American director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois
  • 1968 Carlo H L Ponti Jr, son of Carlo Ponti & Sophia Loren
  • 1968 Darren Perry, NFL free safety (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 James Mouton, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969 Jennifer Ehle, American actress
  • 1969 Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver
  • 1970 Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Kostroma Ukraine, cosmonaut
  • 1970 Aled Jones, Welsh singer
  • 1970 Hidetoshi Mitsusada, Japanese racing driver
  • 1970 Glen Phillips, American musician (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
  • 1970 Kevin Weisman, American actor
  • 1971 Jay Fiedler, Long Island, New York, American NFL quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Margot Thien, SD California, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1971 Mark Montreuil, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Toby Mills, WLAF corner (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Jessica Lee McMinn, Miss North Carolina USA (1996)
  • 1972 Malcolm Seabron, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)
  • 1972 Melissa Hall, Miss USA-Minnesota (1997)
  • 1972 Randy Neal, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 Jude Law, English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London
  • 1972 Evan Seinfeld, American musician (Biohazard) and actor
  • 1973 Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1973 Theo Epstein, American baseball general manager
  • 1974 Brad Hodge, cricketer (promising Victorian middle-order batsman)
  • 1974 James Darling, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1974 Tom Knight, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 Mekhi Phifer, American actor
  • 1974 Richie Sexson, American baseball player
  • 1975 Kalin Olson, Hot Springs Ark, playmate (Aug 1997)
  • 1975 Jaret Wright, American baseball player
  • 1976 Danny R. McBride, American actor, writer, and producer
  • 1977 Katherine Moennig, American actress
  • 1977 Jimmy Journell, American baseball player
  • 1978 Kieron Dyer, English footballer
  • 1978 LaToya London, American singer
  • 1979 Laura Larson, Miss Maine Teen USA (1996)
  • 1979 Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed-martial arts fighter
  • 1979 Ariel Schrag, American Cartoonist
  • 1979 Diego Luna, Mexican actor
  • 1982 Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Quebec singer
  • 1983 Jessica Andrews, American country/pop singer
  • 1985 Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley
  • 1986 Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and model
  • 1988 Agnes Szavay, Hungary tennis player
  • 1989 Nathan Forbes, British footballer
  • 1994 Princess Kako of Akishino of Japan