Famous Birthdays on 6th December

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  • 846 Hasan al-Askari, Shia Imam (d. 874)
  • 1285 King Ferdinand IV of Castile (d. 1312)
  • 1421 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)
  • 1478 Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)
  • 1550 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer
  • 1586 Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1670)
  • 1608 George Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland
  • 1637 Sir Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (d. 1714)
  • 1640 Claude Fleury, French historian (d. 1723)
  • 1642 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (d. 1703)
  • 1685 Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France (d. 1712)
  • 1721 James Elphinston, British philologist (d. 1809)
  • 1721 Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (d. 1794)
  • 1731 S von Laroche, writer
  • 1732 Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
  • 1743 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer
  • 1752 Gabriel Duvall, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1844)
  • 1768 Johann Baptist Henneberg, composer
  • 1775 Nicolas Isouard, composer
  • 1776 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer
  • 1778 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
  • 1792 Abraham J van de Aa, lexicographer (Biographic Dictionary)
  • 1792 King William II of the Netherlands (d. 1849)
  • 1805 Adolf Reubke, German organ builder (d. 1875)

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1805 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861)

  • 1806 Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer
  • 1808 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future)
  • 1808 Johann Christian Gebauer, composer
  • 1809 Stephen Thomas, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • 1812 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (d. 1884)
  • 1816 Henry Eustace McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1822 John Eberhard, built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US
  • 1823 Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900)
  • 1831 Joshua Woodrow Sill, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)

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1833 John Singleton Mosby, Powhatan County, Virginia, lawyer/Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1916)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • 1835 Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, Hamburg, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds)
  • 1841 Frédéric Bazille, French painter (d. 1870)
  • 1843 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter/etcher
  • 1846 Henryk Jarecki, composer
  • 1849 August von Mackensen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1853 Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)
  • 1863 Charles Martin Hall, American chemist (d. 1914)
  • 1864 William S. Hart, American actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds)
  • 1872 Mikulas Moyzes, composer
  • 1875 Evelyn Underhill, British poet (d. 1941)
  • 1876 Fred Duesenberg, German-born automobile pioneer (d. 1932)
  • 1884 Rose Schneiderman, NY state dept of labor sect (1937-44)
  • 1885 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General)

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1886 Joyce Kilmer, New Brunswick, New Jersey, poet (Trees), (d. 1918)

  • 1887 Joseph Lamb, composer
  • 1887 Lynn Fontanne, Woodford England, Bdwy actress (Dulcy, Arms & the Man)
  • 1888 Will Hay, English comedian and actor (d. 1949)

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1890 Dion Fortune, British occultist (d. 1946)

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • 1890 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer (d. 1955)
  • 1892 F Osbert S Sitwell, poet/writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England
  • 1892 Lina Carstens, Wiesbaden Germany, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug)
  • 1893 Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960)
  • 1896 Arnold Foster, composer
  • 1896 George Trafton, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
  • 1896 Ira Gershwin, lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm)
  • 1897 John Axel Fernstrom, composer
  • 1897 O W Cisek, writer
  • 1898 Alfred Eisenstaedt, photo journalist
  • 1898 Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, sociologist/economist (Nobel 1974)
  • 1898 Herman Shumlin, actor (Watch on the Rhine)
  • 1899 Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith
  • 1899 Nikolai Batalov, Moscow Russia, actor (Mother)

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1900 Agnes Moorehead, Clinton, Massachusetts, American actress (Endora-Bewitched)

  • 1902 Virgilio Mortari, composer
  • 1903 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1904 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
  • 1905 James J. Braddock, American boxer (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician
  • 1908 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
  • 1909 Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist
  • 1911 Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary
  • 1913 Eleanor Holm, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener)
  • 1916 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (d. 1986)
  • 1917 Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977)
  • 1917 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner
  • 1918 Harold Horace Hopkins, inventor (Endoscope)
  • 1918 Peter A Juten, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • 1918 Willem Oosterheers, resistance fighter
  • 1919 Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Dave Brubeck, Concord CA, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

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1921 Otto Graham, Waukegan Illinois, NFL Quarterback (Cleveland Browns)

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham
  • 1921 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1922 John Henry Cound Brunt, English soldier, Victoria Cross holder (d. 1944)
  • 1924 Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1924 Sergey Yablonsky, Moscow, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998)
  • 1925 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • 1926 Martti Katajisto, Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)
  • 1927 Jacques Bondon, composer
  • 1928 Bert Geoffrey Achong, inventor (electron microscopist)
  • 1928 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1929 King Moody, actor (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Mark Kopytman, composer
  • 1929 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement)
  • 1929 Frank Springer, American comics artist
  • 1929 Alain Tanner, Swiss filmmaker
  • 1931 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, composer
  • 1933 Jim Pothecary, cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
  • 1934 Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)
  • 1935 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 1936 Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist
  • 1936 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1937 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1938 Patrick Bauchau, Belgian actor
  • 1939 Tomés Svoboda, Paris France, Czech composer (Etude)
  • 1940 Steve Alaimo, rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1940 Lawrence Bergman, Quebec politician
  • 1941 Helen Cornelius, Hannibal Mo, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
  • 1941 John Nelson, San Jose Costa Rica, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz)
  • 1941 Richard Speck, mass murderer (killed 8 student nurses in 1966)
  • 1942 Peter Handke, Austrian writer
  • 1943 Mike Smith, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1944 Jonathan King, rocker
  • 1945 James Naughton, Middleton CT, actor (Stranger is Watching)
  • 1945 Larry Bowa, 2nd baseman (Phillies)
  • 1945 Dan Harrington, American poker player
  • 1945 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker
  • 1946 Frank Hayes, cricketer (106* England v WI on debut 1973)
  • 1947 Miroslav Vitous, rocker
  • 1947 Lawrence Cannon, Canadian politician
  • 1948 Don Nickles, (Sen-R-Okla)
  • 1948 JoBeth Williams, actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1948 Jonathan King, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon), born in London, England
  • 1948 Marius Mueller-Westernhagen, Duesseldorf Germany, rocker (Stinker)
  • 1949 Peter Willey, cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's)
  • 1949 Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1949 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Daniel Sahuleka, Moluks/Dutch singer/guitarist (Viva la Libertad)
  • 1950 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer
  • 1951 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager
  • 1952 Ric Charlesworth, cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
  • 1952 Terence Knox, Richland Wash, actor (Peter-St Elsewhere) [or 2/16/50]
  • 1952 Craig Newmark, American founder of craigslist
  • 1953 Gina Hecht, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953 Kin Shriner, Indiana, actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals)
  • 1953 Thomas Hulce, Plymouth Mi, actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park)
  • 1953 Wil Shriner, NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)
  • 1953 Gary Ward, American baseball player
  • 1954 Chris Stamey, rocker
  • 1954 Miles Chapin, actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Bill Lloyd, Bowling Green Ky, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
  • 1955 Malcolm Jarvis, cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)
  • 1955 Rick Buckler, [Paul Richard Buckler], rock drummer (Jam)
  • 1955 Steven Wright, droll comedian (Steven Wright Live)
  • 1955 Tish Hinojosa, San Antonia Tx, country singer (Something in the Rain)
  • 1956 Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
  • 1956 Randy Rhoads, rocker
  • 1957 Luis Mariano Delis Fournier, Cuba, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1980)
  • 1958 Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator
  • 1959 Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo (Nintendo DS and Wii), born in Sapporo, Hokkaido (d. 2015)
  • 1960 Jasmina Perazic Gipe, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1961 David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
  • 1962 Ben Watt, rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood)
  • 1962 Janine Turner, actress (Maggie-Northern Exposure), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1964 Will Johnson, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965 Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer
  • 1966 Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete
  • 1967 Kevin Appier, Lancaster CA, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1967 Spanky Marcus, Hollywood California, actor (Jimmy Joe-Mary Hartman)
  • 1967 Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer
  • 1969 Elmore Spencer, NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 1969 Greg Knox, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1969 Todd Black, Kenton Ohio, 800m runner
  • 1969 Wayne Smith - Motorcycle racer
  • 1970 Eric Mahlum, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Isabelle Arnould, Belgian swimmer
  • 1970 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
  • 1971 Ainsley Robinson, Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Oly-96)
  • 1971 David Defiagbon, Sapele Nigeria, Canadian boxer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1971 Matt Maloney, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1971 Richard Krajicek, Neth, tennis star (Wimbledon-1996)
  • 1971 Rika Hiraki, Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)
  • 1971 Thomas Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1971 José Contreras, Cuban baseball player
  • 1972 Brendan Garard, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Gary Bandy, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 James Logan, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Mike Gruttadauri, corner (St Louis Rams)
  • 1973 Tim Kohn, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974 Arjan Ebbinge, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1975 Natalie Titcume, Australian softball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1975 Noel Clarke, English actor and writer
  • 1976 Alicia Machado, Venezuela, Miss Universe (1996)
  • 1976 Lindsay Price, Arcadia CA, actress (Bold & Beautiful, All My Children)
  • 1976 Colleen Haskell, American television personality
  • 1977 Kevin Cash, American baseball player
  • 1977 Andrew Flintoff, English cricketer
  • 1977 Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer