Famous Birthdays on 8th December

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65 BC Horace, Venusia, Lucania, Roman Republian poet (Odes), (d. 8 BC)

Roman Poet Horace
Roman Poet
Horace
  • 1508 Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer

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1542 Mary Stuart, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587), (d. 1587)

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • 1574 Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)
  • 1626 Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
  • 1678 Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)
  • 1699 Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)
  • 1704 Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
  • 1708 Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
  • 1715 John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
  • 1728 Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
  • 1730 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
  • 1730 Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-born British physiologist and botanist (d. 1799)
  • 1731 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
  • 1737 Robert Kimmerling, composer
  • 1741 Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
  • 1744 Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer

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1765 Eli Whitney, Westborough Massachusetts, inventor (Cotton Gin)

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • 1789 John Fawcett, composer
  • 1795 Jacques Francois Gallay, composer
  • 1795 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (d. 1874)
  • 1811 Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer
  • 1815 Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1905)
  • 1816 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (d. 1890)
  • 1817 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1822 Luther Prentice Bradley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • 1826 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
  • 1828 Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • 1828 Robert Bullock, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • 1832 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate (d. 1910)
  • 1861 Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)
  • 1861 William Crapo Durant, founded General Machine
  • 1861 George Melies, Paris France, early filmmaker (A trip to the Moon)
  • 1862 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
  • 1865 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)
  • 1865 Jean Sibelius, Tavastehus Finland, composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia)
  • 1872 J C Powys, writer
  • 1874 Ernst Moro, Austrian physician (d. 1951)
  • 1877 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer
  • 1881 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)
  • 1882 Manuel Maria Ponce, Fresnillo Mexico, composer (Estrellita)

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1886 Diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Guanajuato Mexico, painter ("En el Arsenal") and wife of Frida Kahlo, (d. 1957)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • 1887 Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer
  • 1888 Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian
  • 1888 Paul Cavanagh, Chislehurst England, actor (Tarzan & his Mate)
  • 1888 Vesey D'Davoren, character actor
  • 1889 W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)
  • 1890 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)
  • 1894 James (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs)
  • 1894 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (d. 1938)
  • 1897 Leslie Heward, composer
  • 1899 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
  • 1899 John Qualen, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Searchers), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1899 Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia
  • 1900 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (d. 1982)
  • 1903 Adele Simpson, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Cleo Brown, pianist
  • 1903 Irene Eisinger, singer
  • 1903 Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge, author
  • 1903 Zoltan Szekely, composer
  • 1904 Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)
  • 1905 Charles Cushing, composer
  • 1905 Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer
  • 1905 Frank Faylen, St Louis Mo, actor (Herbert Gillis-Dobie Gillis)
  • 1905 Julius Silverman, politician
  • 1906 Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
  • 1907 Tony Aubin, composer
  • 1908 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
  • 1911 Lee J Cobb, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)
  • 1912 Jura Soyfer, writer
  • 1913 Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)
  • 1913 Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Sun Song)
  • 1915 Denis Harding, soldier
  • 1915 George Scheuer, writer/journalist
  • 1915 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep
  • 1916 Richard Fleischer, American film director (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
  • 1918 Ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig)
  • 1918 Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, composer
  • 1919 Moyssey Samuilovich Vaynberg, composer
  • 1919 Peter Tali Coleman, American politician (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • 1920 Ron Gulliford, educationalist
  • 1921 Terence Morgan, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England
  • 1921 Terence Weil, cellist/teacher
  • 1922 George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
  • 1922 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, born in Viper, Kentucky
  • 1922 John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15)
  • 1922 Lucian Freud, Berlin German, artist (Boy With a Rat)
  • 1923 Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
  • 1925 James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
  • 1925 Sammy Davis Jr, singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)
  • 1927 Ferdie Pacheco, the "Fight Doctor"
  • 1928 Ulric Neisser, Kiel, Germany, America psychologist (Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Bell Curve task force head), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Goffredo Parise, writer
  • 1930 Alain Weber, composer
  • 1930 John Morressy, US, sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane)
  • 1930 Maximilian Schell, Austria, actor/director (Odessa File, Julia)
  • 1930 Julian Critchley, British politician (d. 2000)
  • 1931 Rudolf Komorous, composer
  • 1933 Flip Wilson, [Clerow], Jersey City NJ, comedian (Flip Wilson Show)
  • 1935 Dharmendra, Indian actor
  • 1935 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
  • 1936 Brad Jurjens, Estonia, director (The Bank Job)
  • 1936 David Carradine, Hollywood CA, actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2)
  • 1936 Peter Parfitt, cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)
  • 1936 W S "Buster" Farrer, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)
  • 1937 James MacArthur, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937 Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch undersecretary of Defense (CDA)
  • 1937 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman (d. 2004)
  • 1939 James Galway, Belfast Ireland, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil)
  • 1939 Jerry Butler, Sunflower Miss, rock vocalist (Never Give You Up)
  • 1939 Lynn Wilson, contractor/multi-millionaire
  • 1940 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks)
  • 1940 Brant Alyea, American baseball player
  • 1941 Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
  • 1941 Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
  • 1941 Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
  • 1941 Randall "Duke" Cunningham, US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman
  • 1942 Bobby Elliott, rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • 1942 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • 1942 Mario Savio, activist
  • 1943 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • 1943 Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)

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1943 Jim Morrison, American poet, singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1945 John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • 1946 Graham Knight, Scottish musician (Marmalade)
  • 1946 John Rubinstein, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • 1947 Belinda Balaski, Inglewood CA, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling)
  • 1947 Frans Leijnse, Dutch politician (PvdA 2nd Chamber)
  • 1947 Geoff Daking, rocker
  • 1947 Gregg Allman, Nashville, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band)
  • 1947 Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1947 Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sámi writer
  • 1948 Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1949 Mary Gordon, US, author
  • 1949 Ray Shulman, rocker
  • 1949 Robert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
  • 1950 Rick Baker, Binghamton NY, special effects makeup artist (Exorcist)
  • 1950 Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • 1950 Dan Hartman, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, American musician (Edgar Winter Group)
  • 1951 Bill Bryson, American author
  • 1951 Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1952 Richie Morales, drummer (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1952 Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore Health Minister

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1953 Sam Kinison, Yakima, Washington, screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover)

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1953 Roy Firestone, Miami Beach, Florida, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments)
  • 1953 Kim Basinger, American actress
  • 1953 Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
  • 1954 Harold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
  • 1955 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • 1956 Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
  • 1957 Phil Collen, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - Love Bites), born in London, England
  • 1958 Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)
  • 1958 Wayne Dickert, Chattanooga TN, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96)
  • 1958 Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
  • 1959 Mark Dickson, tennis star, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1959 Marty Raybon, Sanford Fla, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • 1959 Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • 1960 Lim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of the Malaysian Democratic Action Party (DAP)
  • 1961 Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • 1961 Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
  • 1962 Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)
  • 1962 Marty Friedman, American guitarist

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1962 Steve Elkington, Australian golfer (1995 PGA Championship), born in Inverell, New South Wales

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 1963 Toshiaki Kawada, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1964 James Martinez, Santa Fe NM, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1964 Teri Hatcher, Sunnyvale CA, actress (Lois & Clark, Desperate Housewives)
  • 1964 James Blundell, Australian country singer
  • 1964 Sandy Burnett, English record producer
  • 1965 Greg Truitt, NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1965 Teresa Weatherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1965 Troy Sadowski, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1965 Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress
  • 1966 Douglas Allan Martin, Bluffton OH, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd)
  • 1966 Joe Staysniak, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1966 Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California

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1966 Sinéad O'Connor, Irish musician

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
  • 1966 Jeff Tremaine, American television and film director
  • 1967 Jeff George, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Marina Augusta Baker, Windsor England, playmate (Mar, 1987)
  • 1967 Ron George, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Tony Mayberry, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • 1967 Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager
  • 1968 Bill Johnson, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • 1968 Mike Mussina, Williamsport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1968 Michael Cole, American professional wrestling commentator
  • 1969 Antoon Kuil, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • 1969 Bobby Phillips, WLAF running back (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Darrin Shannon, Barrie, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1969 Lisa Marie Munzert, New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)
  • 1969 Victor Green, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)