Famous Birthdays on December 13

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  • 1521 Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)
  • 1533 Erik XIV, King of Sweden (1560-69), born in Stockholm (d. 1577)

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1553 Henry IV, 1st Bourbon King of Navarra (1572-1610) and France (1589-1610), born in Pau, Navarre (d. 1610)

  • 1585 William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)
  • 1640 Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)
  • 1662 Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)
  • 1678 Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)
  • 1720 Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)
  • 1724 Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist
  • 1732 Jean-Claude Trial, composer
  • 1740 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
  • 1770 John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer
  • 1784 Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864)
  • 1797 Heinrich Heine, German poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)
  • 1804 Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873)
  • 1810 Clark Mills, American sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)
  • 1816 Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), (d. 1882)

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1816 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist (siemens electrical conductance unit and Siemens corporation), born in Lenthe, German Confederation

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens

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1818 Mary Todd Lincoln, American wife of Abraham Lincoln and US First Lady (1861-65), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1882)

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 1819 Edwin George Monk, composer
  • 1835 Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem)
  • 1836 Franz von Lenbach, German painter (d. 1904)
  • 1838 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer
  • 1843 George Stephanescu, composer
  • 1850 G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G )
  • 1850 Iver Holter, Norwegian composer, born in Gausdal, Norway (d. 1941)
  • 1853 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter
  • 1856 Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1920)
  • 1858 Jakab Gyula Major, composer
  • 1860 Lucien Guitry, French actor (La Dame aux camélias), born in Paris, France (d. 1925)
  • 1863 Johannes Weiss, German New Testament scholar
  • 1864 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)
  • 1865 Gustav Luders, composer
  • 1867 Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and scientist (d. 1917)
  • 1870 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (Modern Times, The Dumb Messenger), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1940)
  • 1871 Herman T Colenbrander, Dutch historian
  • 1871 Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)
  • 1871 Emily Carr, Canadian artist (d. 1945)
  • 1874 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)
  • 1877 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer
  • 1883 Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist (d. 1950)
  • 1886 Lambertus J van Apeldoorn, lawyer (martial law)
  • 1887 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), born in Pall Mall, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • 1887 George Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1985)
  • 1889 Clarence Loomis, composer
  • 1890 Marc Connelly, McKeesport Pa, playwright (One Minute Please)
  • 1892 Brand Dirck Ochse, filmer/co-founder (Polygoon)
  • 1897 Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1898 Daniel Lazarus, French composer (d. 1964)
  • 1899 Harold Guinzburg, publisher (founder of Literary Guild)
  • 1899 Yusef Greiss, composer

  • 1900 Jonel Perlea, composer
  • 1900 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • 1901 John Wijga, painter/illustrator
  • 1902 Paul Kurzbach, composer
  • 1902 Talcott Parsons, US sociologist
  • 1903 Carlos Montoya, guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1903 Jewgeni Petrow, writer
  • 1903 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WWI)/official war painter
  • 1906 Ingemar Liljefors, composer
  • 1906 Laurens Jan van der Post, South African-born writer, soldier, explorer and conservationist, born in Philippolis (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Victor Babin, composer
  • 1910 Lillian Roth [Rutstein],American singer and actress (Animal Crackers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1910 Van Heflin, Walters Oklahoma, actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary)
  • 1910 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England

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1911 Kenneth Patchen, American poet and novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), born in Niles, Ohio (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1911 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, born in Skedsmo, Norway (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark) [or Aug 13]

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1913 Archie Moore, light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), born in Benoit, Mississippi, (d. 1998)

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1913 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian
  • 1914 Alan L Bullock, British historian
  • 1914 George "Tiger" Haynes, American jazz musician (The Three Flames) and actor (In the Heat of the Night, The Wiz), born in Frederiksted, St. Croix (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Samuel "Larry" K Parks, Olathe KS, actor (Jolson-Jolson Story)
  • 1915 Curd "Curt" Jürgens, German actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day), born in Munich. Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1915 Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77)
  • 1915 Mark Stevens, actor (Big Town, Martin Kane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1915 Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)
  • 1915 Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)
  • 1915 Yitzhak Zuckerman [Itzhak Zuckerman], Vilnius, Lithuania, Jewish resistance hero in World War II and one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • 1917 Dave Street, actor/singer (Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917 John Hart, American actor
  • 1919 Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • 1920 Don Taylor, actor (Father's Little Dividend), born in Freeport, Pennsylvania
  • 1920 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified)
  • 1920 George P. Schultz, economist and US Secretary of State (1982-89), born in New York City
  • 1920 Kaysone Phomvihane, President of Laos (Pathet Lao) (1991-92), born in Na Seng village, Khanthabouli district (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP)
  • 1923 Antoni Tapies, painter, sculptor, and theorist (Dau al Set), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Larry Doby, 1st African American in baseball's AL (Cleve Indians)
  • 1925 Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • 1925 Henry Charles Gordon, engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Valparaiso, Indiana
  • 1926 Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
  • 1926 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
  • 1928 W Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Jack Tramiel, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Albert Paulsen, Guayaquil Ecuador, actor (Doctors' Hospital)

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1929 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 1930 Genevieve Page, actress (Day & the Hour)
  • 1930 Robert Prosky, actor (Christine, Sgt Jablonski-Hill St Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Richard Darryl Zanuck, film producer/executive, (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1935 Thomas Wakefield, writer
  • 1935 Joe Christopher, American baseball player
  • 1935 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
  • 1936 Karim Aga Khan, leader of the Nizari Ismailis, prince and billionaire
  • 1936 J. C. Martin, American baseball player
  • 1937 Rob Houwer, Dutch director and producer/actor (OK, Professor Columbus)
  • 1938 Alvin Curran, composer
  • 1938 Tom Shaw, Wichita KS, PGA golfer (1969 Doral Open AVCO Golf Classic)
  • 1938 Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1939 Clive Brain, educationalist
  • 1940 Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente)
  • 1940 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Anouska Hempel, Forbes NZ, actress (Tiffany Jones)
  • 1941 John Davidson, Pitts, TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible)
  • 1942 Anna Eshoo, American politician
  • 1943 Arturo Ripstein, director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot)
  • 1943 Ferguson Jenkins, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • 1943 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)
  • 1944 Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor
  • 1945 Kathy Garver, American actress (Cissy in Family Affair), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1945 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne (d. 1977)
  • 1946 Radim Hladík, Czech guitarist (The Blue Effect), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Les Joslin, cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2)
  • 1947 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Deacon Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1948 Ted Nugent, guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 Brian Wilson, Scottish politician
  • 1949 Nana Alexandria, USSR, International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976)
  • 1949 R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy, American sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael)
  • 1949 Randy Owen, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 1949 Tom Verlaine, [Miller], Mt Morris NJ, rock vocalist (Television)
  • 1949 Walter "Clyde" Owen, rocker
  • 1949 Paula Wilcox, English actress
  • 1950 Davey O'List, rocker (Roxy Music)
  • 1950 Heather North, actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1950 Wendie Malick, actress (Just Shoot Me)
  • 1951 Robert Lindsay, Ilketson England, actor (Strike it Rich, King Lear)
  • 1952 John Francome, English jockey
  • 1952 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1953 Ray Stewart, Matsqui BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Dunhill Cup)
  • 1953 Tom Sanders, Jackson Wyoming, aerial cameraman (Living Daylights)
  • 1953 Zoltan Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)

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1953 Ben Bernanke, American economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-14), born in Augusta, Georgia

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • 1953 Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • 1954 John Anderson, Apopka Fla, country singer/actor (Lone Wolf McQuade)
  • 1954 Steve Forbert, American musician (Romeo's Tune), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1954 Tamora Pierce, American author
  • 1956 Dale Berra, baseball infeilder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees)
  • 1956 Phillip Gregory Hubbard, basketball (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1956 Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer
  • 1957 Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)
  • 1957 Morris Day, American singer (The Time)
  • 1957 Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
  • 1958 Clark Brandon, American actor (Fast Food), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Dana Strum, rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Lynn-Holly Johnson, actress (Ice Castles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 John Whitaker, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1959 Marianne Gravatte, playmate of year (Oct, 1982), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1959 Jim Barrell, American professional wrestler
  • 1960 Randy Stoklos, Pacific Palisades Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • 1960 Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960 Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
  • 1961 Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1961 Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer
  • 1961 Irene Saez, Miss Universe 1981 and Venezuelan politician
  • 1962 Karen Witter, CA, actress (Tina-One Life to Live)/playmate (Mar, 1982)
  • 1962 Kendra Slewenski, English netballer
  • 1964 Lucky Peterson [Judge Kenneth Peterson], American musician (The Son of a Bluesman), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1965 Stacy Sunny, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1965 Marko Mäetamm, Estonian artist
  • 1966 Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef
  • 1966 Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker
  • 1967 Chris O'Loughlin, fencer (Olympics-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Deborah Driggs, playmate (Mar, 1990), born in Oakland, California

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1967 Jamie Foxx, American actor (Ray, In Living Color) comedian and musician, born in Terrell, Texas

Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx
  • 1967 Jenn Thompson, American actor (Dee-Harper Valley PTA), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Mike Mordecai, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1967 Scott Zolak, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • 1967 Bo Pelini, American football coach
  • 1968 Carlos Hasselbaink, Dutch soccer player (VVV/FC Utrecht/Haarlem)
  • 1968 Shaun Stafford, Ocala Florida, tennis star (1992 Taipei)
  • 1969 Norm Krumpschmd, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1969 Sergei Fedorov, Pskov Russia, NHL forward (Detroit, Oly-S-1998)
  • 1969 Tony Curran, Scottish actor (Gladiator, Underworld: Evolution), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1969 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1970 Basit Ali, cricketer (exciting Pakistani batsman 1993-)
  • 1970 Elizabeth Patricia Reilly, North Miss America-RI (1996), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1970 George Van Os Jr, team handball left back (Oly-1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, 400m hurdler (Oly-bronze-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1971 Johnny Dixon, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi
  • 1971 Mike Pelton, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Craig Sauer, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)
  • 1973 Christie Clark, American actress (Carrie Brady-Days of Our Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Shandon Anderson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • 1974 Chris Lewis, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)