Famous Birthdays on 9th December

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  • 1392 Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)
  • 1447 Chenghua, Emperor of China (d. 1487)
  • 1561 Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony
  • 1571 Adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect
  • 1579 Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice) (d. 1639)
  • 1581 Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daughter of Willem of Orange
  • 1594 Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)

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1608 John Milton, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost), born in London, England (d. 1674)

  • 1610 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato (d. 1680)
  • 1652 Augustus Quirinus Rivinus, German physician (d. 1723)
  • 1667 William Whiston, English mathematician (d. 1752)
  • 1715 Georg Gottfried Petri, composer
  • 1717 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art)
  • 1728 Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, composer
  • 1742 Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid)
  • 1748 Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (d. 1822)
  • 1751 Maria Luisa of Parma, queen of Charles IV of Spain (d. 1819)
  • 1754 Etienne Ozi, composer
  • 1787 John Dobson, English architect (d. 1865)
  • 1791 Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer
  • 1796 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer
  • 1806 Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (d. 1838)
  • 1837 Émile Waldteufel, French composer (d. 1915)
  • 1842 Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist
  • 1847 George Grossmith, English actor/writer (d. 1912)
  • 1848 Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)
  • 1850 Emma Abbott, American soprano (d. 1891)
  • 1853 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1854 Pekka Hannikainen, composer
  • 1859 Algernon Ashton, composer
  • 1862 Karel Kovarovic, composer
  • 1864 Sidney Homer, composer
  • 1868 Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)
  • 1871 Joe Kelley, American baseball player (d. 1943)
  • 1873 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect
  • 1876 Berton Churchill, American actor (d. 1940)
  • 1882 Joaquín Turina, Seville Spain, composer (Rima)
  • 1883 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal/supreme commander
  • 1883 Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (d. 1950)
  • 1886 Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king (Birdseye)
  • 1887 Tim Moore, American actor and vaudevillian (d. 1958)
  • 1889 John P "Hannes" Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • 1891 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (d. 1917)
  • 1894 Eddie Dowling, Woonsocket RI, actor (Anywhere USA)
  • 1895 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1897 Hermione Gingold, actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England
  • 1898 Emmett Kelly, Sedan KS, circus clown (Weary Willie)
  • 1899 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor
  • 1899 Howard Freeman, Helena MT, actor (Double Dynamite)
  • 1899 Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • 1899 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)
  • 1900 Albert Weisbord, American labor organizer (d. 1977)
  • 1901 Carol Dempster, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1901 Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-born writer (d. 1938)
  • 1901 Jean Mermoz, French pilot (d. 1936)

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1902 Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1902 Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs
  • 1904 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist
  • 1904 Robert Livingston, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Dalton Trumbo, US, writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
  • 1906 Freddy Martin, Cleve Oh, orchestra leader (started Merv Griffin)
  • 1906 Grace Murray Hopper, computer innovator
  • 1906 Greet Koeman, Dutch singer
  • 1907 Noel Walton Bott, engineer
  • 1909 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, actor (Ghost Story), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
  • 1910 Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)
  • 1911 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1911 Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)
  • 1912 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director [or Dec 12]
  • 1912 Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill, (Rep-D-Mass 1977-86)/Speaker of the House
  • 1914 Frances Reid, American actress
  • 1915 Colin McCool, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s)
  • 1915 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jarotschin Germ, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
  • 1915 Herbert Huncke, writer
  • 1916 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)

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1916 Kirk Douglas, [Issur Danielovitch], Amsterdam, New York, American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral)

  • 1917 James Angleton, head of counterintelligence for the CIA (d. 1987)
  • 1917 James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1918 Jerome Beatty Jr., American author
  • 1919 William Lipscomb, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1920 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic
  • 1922 Redd Foxx, St Louis Mo, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show)
  • 1925 Dina Merrill, actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Pierre Henry, composer
  • 1928 Dick Van Patten, actor (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), born in Queens, NY (d. 2015)
  • 1928 André Milhoux, Belgian racing driver

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1929 Bob Hawke, Bordertown, South Australia, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (1983-91) and Leader of the Labor Party

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke
  • 1929 John Cassavetes, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Michel Fano, composer
  • 1929 Robert J L Hawke, (Lab), PM Australia (1983-91)
  • 1930 Buck Henry, screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 William Reynolds, American actor
  • 1931 Ladislav Smoljak, Czech actor
  • 1932 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician
  • 1933 Milt Campbell, Plainfield NJ, hurdler/decathlete (Olympics-gold-56), (d. 2012)
  • 1933 Orville Moody, Chickasha OK, PGA golfer (1969 US Open)
  • 1934 Al Kaline, baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1934 Alan Ridout, composer

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1934 Judi Dench, York England, actress (Henry V, Wetherby)

Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench
  • 1934 Milton Gray Campbell, Plainfield NJ, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1934 [Amos] Junior Wells, blues singer (In My Younger Days), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1935 Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
  • 1937 Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1938 David Houston, rocker
  • 1938 Elizabeth H "Rina" Venter, South African minister of Health care
  • 1938 William Thomas McKinley, composer
  • 1938 [David] Deacon Jones, NFL defensive end (LA, SD, Washington), (d. 2013)
  • 1939 Patrician Stephens Due, Quincy, Florida, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Sammy Strain, US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)
  • 1941 Beau Bridges, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Dick Butkus, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942 Joe McGinniss, Rye NY, author (Selling of President 1968)
  • 1942 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • 1943 Kenny Vance, rocker
  • 1944 George Baker, [Hans Bouwens], Dutch vocalist (G B Selection)
  • 1944 Ki Longfellow, American novelist
  • 1944 Bob O'Connor, American politician
  • 1945 Michael Nouri, actor (Beacon Hill, Bay City Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor
  • 1946 Sonia Gandhi, Italian-born Indian politician
  • 1946 Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
  • 1947 Tom Daschle, American politician
  • 1947 Jaak Jõerüüt, Soviet-born Estonian politician
  • 1948 Dennis Dunaway, rocker
  • 1948 Marleen Gorris, Dutch director (Mres Dalloway, Antonia, Last Island)
  • 1948 Ron Vawter, Latham NY, actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister)
  • 1949 Thomas O Kite Jr, Austin TX, PGA golfer (1978 BC Open, Crosby 1983)
  • 1949 Nando Parrado, Uruguayan plane crash survivor
  • 1950 Joan Armatrading, St Kitts, singer (Back to the Night)
  • 1952 Michael Dorn, actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1953 John Malkovich, Christopher Ill, actor/director (Killing Fields)
  • 1953 World B Free, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1954 Herman Finkers, Dutch cabaret performer
  • 1955 Chamras Saewataporn, Thai composer and musician
  • 1956 Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)
  • 1957 Donny Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
  • 1958 Nancy J Currie, Wilmington DE, Mjr Army/astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88)
  • 1958 Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents)
  • 1960 Juan Samuel, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays)
  • 1960 Dobroslav Paraga, Croatian politician and editor
  • 1960 Terry Moran, American TV reporter
  • 1961 Christiane Jolissaint, Switzerland, tennis star
  • 1961 Ian Andrew Wright, Hamilton NZ, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1961 Joe Lando, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 David Anthony Higgins, American actor
  • 1962 Felicity Huffman, American actress
  • 1963 Barry Wilburn, NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1963 Barbara Palacios, Carcas Venz, Miss Universe (1986)
  • 1963 Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer
  • 1963 Masako, Crown Princess of Japan
  • 1964 Petr Briza, Prague CZE, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep)
  • 1964 Paul Landers, German guitarist (Rammstein)
  • 1965 Brad Savage, Livdnia Mich, actor (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
  • 1965 Karla Nelson, Pine City Minn, Ms America (1993)
  • 1965 Joe Ausanio, American baseball player
  • 1965 Vecepia Towery, American Survivor contestant
  • 1966 Dana Murzyn, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1966 Kirsten Gillibrand, American politician
  • 1966 Toby Huss, American actor
  • 1967 Caryn Kadavy, Erie Pa, figure skater
  • 1967 Cathy Mockett, Newport Beach CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-7th)
  • 1967 Ray Agnew, NFL nose tackle (Carolina Panthers, NY Giants)
  • 1967 Jason Dozzell, English footballer
  • 1968 Bill Johnson, NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1968 Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
  • 1968 Kurt Angle, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-96), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Michael Foster, Richmond Va, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
  • 1969 Allison Smith, actress (Jennie-Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1969 Greg[ory] Klingsporn, Morristown NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1969 Ramon Garcia, Guanare Venezuela, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1969 Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer
  • 1969 Sebastian Spence, Canadian actor
  • 1970 Donald Douglas, WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 Marlin Cannon, 200m/400m runner, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1970 Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter, record producer, and singer
  • 1971 Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Clifton Abraham, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Petr Nedved, Libercec CZE, NHL center (Team Czech, Pitts Penguins)
  • 1971 Todd Van Poppel, Hinsdale IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1972 Fabrice Santoro, Tahiti, tennis star
  • 1972 Paul Greene, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Reiko Aylesworth, American actress
  • 1972 Tre Cool, German-born American drummer (Green Day)
  • 1973 Tony Batista, Puerto Plata Dom Rep, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • 1974 Canibus, American rapper
  • 1974 Wendy Dillinger, American female soccer player and coach
  • 1975 Joshua Rudoy, actor (Harry & Hendersons)
  • 1975 Stuart McRae, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1976 Chris Booker, American baseball player
  • 1977 Saskia Garel, Canadian actress
  • 1977 Shayne Graham, American football player
  • 1977 Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter
  • 1978 Mandy James, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
  • 1978 Jesse Metcalfe, American actor
  • 1979 Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer
  • 1979 Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer