Famous Birthdays on 5th December

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 209

  • 1377 Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)

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1443 Pope Julius II, Albisola, Republic of Genoa, Pope (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, (d. 1513)

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • 1495 Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)
  • 1537 Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)
  • 1539 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)
  • 1545 Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet
  • 1547 Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian
  • 1661 Robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)
  • 1666 Francesco Scarlatti, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Sicily (d. ~1741)
  • 1687 Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer
  • 1697 Carlo Arrigoni, composer
  • 1697 Giuseppe de Majo, composer
  • 1724 Joseph Friebert, composer

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1782 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook New York, (D) 8th US president (1837-41)

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 1786 Henry Drummond, English banker/apostole
  • 1803 Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (d. 1873)
  • 1820 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)
  • 1822 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American college president (d. 1907)
  • 1824 Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1867)
  • 1826 John Benjamin Sanborn, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1904)
  • 1829 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)
  • 1830 Christina Rossetti, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England

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1839 George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)

  • 1841 Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
  • 1844 John Frederick Bridge, composer
  • 1852 Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer
  • 1855 Clinton Hart Merriam, American ornithologist (d. 1942)
  • 1859 John Jellicoe, British admiral (d. 1935)

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1859 John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton

British Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe
  • 1861 Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)
  • 1863 Paul P Painlevé, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]
  • 1867 Józef Piłsudski, Polish revolutionary and statesman (d. 1935)
  • 1867 Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist (d. February 2, 1925)
  • 1868 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1869 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (d. 1937)
  • 1870 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
  • 1872 Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player
  • 1875 Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (d. 1933)
  • 1878 Arrigo Pedrollo, composer
  • 1879 Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)
  • 1880 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor
  • 1884 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist
  • 1885 Dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School)
  • 1886 Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)
  • 1888 Askell Snorrason, composer
  • 1890 Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis)
  • 1890 David Bomberg, English painter (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Cyril Ring, MA, actor (Body & Soul)
  • 1892 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (d. 1973)
  • 1894 Charles Robberts, Winburg district of the Orange Free State, The first State President of South Africa
  • 1895 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cellist/pianist/composer
  • 1895 Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician (d. 1969)
  • 1896 (Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot, author
  • 1896 Willem F M Lampe, Dutch ambassador of the Dutch Antilles
  • 1897 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
  • 1898 Grace Moore, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)
  • 1899 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)
  • 1901 Hanns Jelinek, composer

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1901 Walt [Walter Elias] Disney, animator, (Mickey Mouse), producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Co., born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1901 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty (Nobel 32)
  • 1901 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)
  • 1902 [Steve James] Strom Thurmond, (Sen-D/R-SC)

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1903 Cecil Frank Powell, Tonbridge, Kent, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950), (d. 1969)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • 1905 Otto Preminger, Austria, director/producer (Laura, Exodus)
  • 1905 Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (d. 1984)
  • 1907 Lin Piau, Chinese politician
  • 1907 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Abraham L Polonsky, US writer/director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here)
  • 1911 Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)
  • 1911 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Maisie Fitter, editor/conservationist
  • 1914 Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer
  • 1915 Margaret Hayes, Balt Md, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents)
  • 1917 Simone Gallimard, publisher
  • 1917 Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Victor Collin Matthews, businessman
  • 1921 Alvy Moore, actor (Mr Kimball-Green Acres)
  • 1921 George Henderson, priest/politician
  • 1921 Peter Hansen, actor (Mr Parkson-Mr Novak, Gen Hospital), born in Oakland, California
  • 1923 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), born in Makarovskaya, Vologda Oblast (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1925 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1980)
  • 1926 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), born in The Bronx, New York

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1927 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946- ), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 1932 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon, Georgia, American singer-songwriter (Tutti Frutti)
  • 1932 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer/music educator
  • 1933 Edward Daly, Irish Bishop "Bloody Sunday" priest, born in Belleek, County Fermanagh (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Joan Didion, US author and journalist (The year of Magical Thinking), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1935 Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)
  • 1935 Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1936 James Lee Burke, American writer
  • 1938 John J Cale, rock guitarist (After Midnight), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Frederik van Rossum, composer
  • 1939 Horst Bastian, writer
  • 1940 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
  • 1940 Peter Pohl, Swedish writer
  • 1940 Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler
  • 1941 David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1942 Randy Kirby, actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Eva Joly, Norwegian-born French magistrate
  • 1944 Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor
  • 1945 J W "Corkey" Fornof, stunt coordinator (Octopussy), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1945 Jocelyn, Italian entertainer
  • 1946 Andy Kim, [Andrew Joachim], rocker
  • 1946 Jose Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)
  • 1947 Jim Messina, rocker (Loggins & Messina-Your Mamma Don't Dance)
  • 1947 Jim Plunkett, NFL quarterback (New England, Oakland), born in San Jose, California
  • 1947 Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39)
  • 1947 Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician
  • 1947 Tony Gregory, Irish politician
  • 1947 Jim Plunkett, American football player
  • 1949 Bruce E Melnick, Cmdr USCG/astronaut (STS 41, STS 49), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Lanny [Jerry Lanston] Wadkins PGA golfer (1972 Sahara), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1949 Lewis Arlt, actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1949 Ray Comfort, New Zealand evangelist
  • 1950 Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)
  • 1950 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine-born composer
  • 1951 Morgan Brittany, [Suzanne Cupito], LA Cal, actress (Katherine-Dallas)
  • 1951 Thomas Warren Purtzer, PGA golfer (1977 Glen Campbell), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1951 Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist
  • 1952 Bobby Barth, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Axe)
  • 1953 Jonathan Lewis, trombonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1953 Larry Zbyszko, [Living Legend, Whistler], wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF)
  • 1954 Kathryn Young, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Klaus Allofs, German footballer
  • 1956 Brian Backer, American actor
  • 1956 Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist
  • 1957 Art Monk, NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1957 Charlene Morett, Darby Pa, field hockey left wing (Oly-bronze-1984)
  • 1958 Dean Erickson, American actor
  • 1959 Nikki Gianulias, Vallejo California, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1979)
  • 1959 Shirley Furlong, LPGA golfer (1988 Lady Keystone Open), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1960 Andrzej Chylinski, 50k walker (Olympics-26th-96), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Darryl James, Kamloops BC, Canadian Tour golfer (Glenco-1992, 93)
  • 1960 Jack Russell, rocker (Great White-Twice Shy)
  • 1960 John Felton, Kyogle Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • 1960 Les Nemes, rock bassist (Haircut 100)
  • 1962 Connie Needham Newton, Anaheim California, actress (Elizabeth-8 is Enough)
  • 1962 José Cura, Argentine tenor
  • 1963 Bob Friend, Nike golfer (1991 Fort Wayne Open), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Carrie Hamilton, Carol Burnett's daughter/actress (Fame)
  • 1963 Doctor Dre, American radio personality
  • 1963 Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards, English ski jumper
  • 1964 Pablo Morales, Chic, butterfly swimmer (Oly-3 gold/2 silver-1984, 92)
  • 1965 Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • 1965 Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
  • 1966 Bruce Deacon, marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1966 Joseph Barbara, New Symrna Fla, actor (Joe Carlino-Another World)
  • 1966 Linda Hunt, LPGA golfer
  • 1966 Niege Dias, Brazil, tennis star
  • 1966 Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant)
  • 1967 Ann Schirman, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
  • 1967 René Shuman, [Shumans], rockabilly-bandleader/singer
  • 1967 Gary Allan, American country musician
  • 1967 Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1968 Lisa Marie [Sliwa], New Brunswick NJ, actress (Mars Attack)
  • 1968 Margaret Cho, actress/comedienne (Face/Off)
  • 1968 Rhett Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969 Mark Dekker, Zimbabwe cricket opening batsman (1993- )
  • 1969 Morgan J. Freeman, American film director
  • 1969 Lewis Gordon Pugh, English swimmer, polar explorer and motivational speaker
  • 1970 Heather Crickard, Miss Oklahoma USA (1996)
  • 1970 Kevin Haller, Trochu, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 1970 Susan Sloane, Lexington KY, tennis star
  • 1970 Thomas Smith, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Bryan Schwartz, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Joe Fleming, CFL defensive end (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Marrio Grier, fullback (New England Patriots)
  • 1971 Kali Rocha, American actress
  • 1972 Cliff Floyd, outfielder/1st base (Montreal Expos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972 Kevin Sally, Richmond Hill Ontario, archer (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Randolph Ross, Shelby NC, 110m hurdler
  • 1972 Roderick Mullen, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972 Stanislav Jasecko, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1972 Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
  • 1972 Angela Shelton, American actress & writer
  • 1973 Corissa Yasen, WNBA forward/guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1973 Shalom Harlow, model (House of Style, Harper's Bazaar), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1973 Luboš Motl, Czech physicist
  • 1974 Charlie Batch, National Football League quarterback
  • 1975 Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player
  • 1975 Paula Patton, American actress
  • 1976 Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer
  • 1976 Amy Acker, American actress
  • 1977 Michelle Marie Jefferson, Miss Wyoming Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978 Marcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1978 Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1979 Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1979 Evonne Hsu, Taiwanese singer
  • 1979 Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979 Nick Stahl, American actor
  • 1980 Shizuka Ito, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
  • 1980 Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter
  • 1981 Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress