Famous Birthdays on 31st December

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 208

  • 695 Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)
  • 1378 Callistus III, (Alfonso the Borja), Pope (1455-58)

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1491 Jacques Cartier, French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, born in St. Malo, Brittany (d. 1557)

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • 1514 Andreas Vesalius, anatomist (Fabrica), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1540 Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
  • 1572 Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)
  • 1668 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
  • 1720 [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne
  • 1724 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer
  • 1738 Charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley"
  • 1741 Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763)
  • 1763 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)
  • 1799 Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer
  • 1805 Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)
  • 1815 George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1872)
  • 1818 Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress
  • 1825 Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1826 Henry Hiles, composer
  • 1830 Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)
  • 1838 Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)
  • 1846 Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)
  • 1846 Richard Kleinmichel, composer
  • 1855 Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet
  • 1857 King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1859 Max Fiedler, composer
  • 1860 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937)
  • 1863 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)
  • 1864 Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)

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1869 Henri Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord, impressionist painter (Odalisque), (d. 1954)

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse
  • 1870 Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years
  • 1874 Ernest Austin, composer
  • 1877 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)
  • 1878 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)
  • 1878 Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman (d. 1966)

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1880 George Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953), (d. 1959)

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 1880 Fred Beebe, American baseball player (d. 1957)
  • 1881 Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry)
  • 1881 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)
  • 1881 Max Pechstein, German "entartet" painter/graphic artist (The Bridge)
  • 1882 Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)
  • 1882 David Cohen, Dutch historian/chairman (Jewish Council)
  • 1882 Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (d. 1935)
  • 1884 Bobby Byrne, American baseball player (d. 1964)
  • 1885 Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1970)
  • 1892 Jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco)
  • 1893 J M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa)
  • 1893 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist/author (Flemish Resurrection)
  • 1894 Ernest John Moeran, British composer
  • 1894 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupiec], Polish/US actress (Madame Dubarry)
  • 1896 Ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot)
  • 1897 Rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)
  • 1899 Gaston Glass, film executive, born in Paris, France
  • 1899 Silvestre Revueltas, Santiago Papasquiaro Mexico, composer (Sensemaya)
  • 1902 Lionel Daunais, Quebec singer and composer (d. 1982)
  • 1904 Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)
  • 1904 Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Phila Orch 1942)
  • 1904 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer and actress (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57)
  • 1905 Jule Styne, England, songwriter/composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony)
  • 1905 Tadeusz Breza, writer
  • 1906 Erna Bogen, Hungary, foils (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • 1908 Marko Rothmuller, composer
  • 1908 Simon Wiesenthal, Polish/Austrian nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center)
  • 1910 Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), born in Rigewood, New Jersey
  • 1910 Roy Rowland, film director
  • 1911 Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Maj-Gen John Frost, British para commander (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Pat Brady, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1916 Suzy Delair, actress (Utopia, White Paws), born in Paris, France
  • 1919 Tommy Byrne, American baseball player
  • 1919 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, born in Tumlingen, Baden-Württemberg (d. 2016)
  • 1920 Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Lynn Compton, jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Joan McCracken, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Rex Allen, Wilcox Az, cowboy singer (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor)
  • 1924 Victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1924 Taylor Mead, American actor
  • 1927 Dieter Noll, writer
  • 1928 Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)
  • 1928 Ross Barbour, Columbus Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
  • 1928 Veijo Meri, writer
  • 1928 Siné, French cartoonist
  • 1928 Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)
  • 1929 Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian
  • 1930 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)
  • 1931 Bob Shaw, Belfast, Northern Ireland, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)
  • 1932 George Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in)
  • 1933 Edward Bunker, American author and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1933 Chryssa Vardea-Mavromichali, Athens Greece, Greek American artist
  • 1934 Akram Awan, Islamic scholar
  • 1935 Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)
  • 1935 Rolf Haufs, writer

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1935 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (2015-), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King of Saudi Arabia
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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1937 Anthony Hopkins, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty)

  • 1937 Nicolas Born, writer
  • 1937 Avram Hershko, Israeli biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ), (d. 2013)
  • 1938 Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist
  • 1938 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Afaq Hussain, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner in 2 Tests 1961-64)
  • 1939 Willye White, US long jumper (Oly-silver-56, appeared in 5 Olympics)
  • 1940 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940 Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru)
  • 1941 Milkha Singh, cricketer (bro of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests)
  • 1941 Sarah Miles, Essex England, actress (Ryan's Hope, Big Sleep, Venom)
  • 1941 Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager
  • 1942 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1943 Peter Quaife, English rock bassist (the Kinks - Long Tall Sally), born in Tavistock, Devon (d. 2010)
  • 1943 Ben Kingsley, Scarborough England, actor (Gandhi, Betrayal, Maurice)

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1943 John Denver, NM, American country singer (Rocky Mt High), thank God he's a country boy

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1943 Pete Qualfe, rocker
  • 1944 Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1945 Claude D Marks, Buenos Aires Argent, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
  • 1946 Barbara Carrera, Managua Nicaragua, actress (Angelica-Dallas)
  • 1946 Pius Ncube, Zimbabwean human rights advocate

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1946 Diane von Furstenberg, Belgian-born American fashion designer (wrap dress), born in Brussels

Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer
Diane von Furstenberg
  • 1947 Burton Cummings, rock guitarist (Guess Who-These Eyes)
  • 1947 Tim Matheson, California, actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek)
  • 1947 Rita Lee, Brazilian Rock Star

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1948 Donna Summer, singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 1948 Joe Dallesandro, Pensicola Fla, actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein)
  • 1948 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
  • 1948 René Robert, National Hockey League player
  • 1949 Ellen Datlow, American editor
  • 1949 Susan Shwartz, American writer
  • 1950 Inge Helten, German FR, sprinter (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1950 Robert Bryan Gilder, Corvallis OR, PGA golfer (1980 Canadian Open)
  • 1951 Fermin Goytisolo, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • 1951 Michael Allen Bantom, Phila, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1951 Tom Hamilton, Colorado Springs Co, rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On)
  • 1953 James Remar, actor (48 Hours, Rent-a-Cop, Cotton Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953 Jane Badler, actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Alex Salmond, Scottish politician
  • 1954 Hermann Tilke, German racing circuit architect
  • 1955 Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss
  • 1956 Martin Joseph Fettman, American PhD/astronaut (STS 58), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956 Steve Rude, American comics artist
  • 1957 David Allen Ogrin, Waukegan IL, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd)
  • 1958 Geoff Marsh, cricketer (Aust opening batsman 1985-92)
  • 1959 Bebe Neuwirth, Princeton NJ, actress (Lilith-Cheers, Damn Yankees)
  • 1959 Paul Westerberg, singer (The Replacements)
  • 1959 Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow)
  • 1959 Phill Kline, American politician
  • 1959 Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician
  • 1959 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (d. 1981)
  • 1960 Broderick Dyke, Australia, tennis star
  • 1961 Joanna Johnson, actress (Caroline-Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1961 Rick Aguilera, San Gabriel CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1962 Don Diamont, actor (Brad-Young & Restless)
  • 1962 Tyrone Corbin, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1962 Heather McCartney, British artist and daughter of Paul McCartney
  • 1963 Ed Simmons, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1963 Scott Ian, American heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963 Konishiki, American sumo wrestler
  • 1964 Denis Hickey, cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA & Glamorgan)
  • 1964 Klari MacAskill, Budapest Hungary, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96)
  • 1964 Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Philippines, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)
  • 1964 Winston Benjamin, cricketer (WI righty quick 1987-95)
  • 1964 Michael McDonald, American actor-comedian
  • 1964 Lowri Turner, British TV presenter
  • 1965 Michelle Dobek, Holyoke MA, golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-45th)
  • 1965 Julie Doucet, Canadian underground cartoonist
  • 1965 Gong Li, Chinese actress
  • 1965 Nicholas Sparks, American author
  • 1966 Paula Barbieri, model/girlfriend of OJ Simpson/actress (Dangerous)
  • 1967 Brad Daluiso, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
  • 1968 Gerry Dee, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1969 Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter and newspaper columnist
  • 1970 Bryon Russell, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • 1970 Dan Howe, canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1970 Dunstan Anderson, NFL defensive end (Dolphins, NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Edwin Huizinga, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen)
  • 1970 Michel Brunet, Gatineau Quebec, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
  • 1971 Brent Barry, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1971 Erin Warren, Winchester Mass, luger (Olympics-1994)
  • 1971 Heath Shuler, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins, NO Saints)
  • 1971 Ricardo López Felipe, Spanish footballer
  • 1972 Chris Parker, running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972 Cole Ford, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972 Joseph Mulrey McIntyre, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)
  • 1972 Kelvin Kinney, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973 Curtis Myden, 200m/400m swimmer (Oly-2 bronze-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973 George Jones, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1973 Hiroyuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1973 Malcolm Middleton, Scottish musician (Arab Strap)
  • 1974 Mario Aerts, Belgian cyclist
  • 1974 Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1974 Ryan Sakoda, Japanese American professional wrestler
  • 1975 Cole Ford, kicker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1975 Toni Kuivasto, Finnish footballer
  • 1976 Craig Reucassel, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
  • 1977 Ildiko Kecan, Miss Hungary Universe (1997)
  • 1977 Donald Trump Jr., son of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump
  • 1977 Wardy Alfaro, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1978 Papoose [Shamele Mackie], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1979 Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance, Gerardolopoly)
  • 1979 Elaine Cassidy, Irish actress
  • 1980 Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player