Famous Birthdays on December 22

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 222

  • 1095 Roger II, King of Sicily, born in Mileto, Italy (d. 1154)
  • 1178 Emperor Antoku of Japan, born in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (d. 1185)
  • 1400 Luca della Robbia, Italian sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1482)
  • 1459 Sultan Cem, third son of Sultan Mehmed II and pretender to the Ottoman throne, born in Rumelia, Ottoman Empire (d. 1495)
  • 1515 Mary of Guise [Mary of Lorraine], pro-French Queen of Scots (1538-42) and Regent of Scotland (1554-60), born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1560)
  • 1546 Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyō, born in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan (d. 1604)
  • 1550 Cesare Cremonini, Italian professor of natural philosophy, born in Cento, Papal States (d. 1631)
  • 1573 Ernst Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz and Stadtholder of Friesland, Groningen, and Drenthe, born in Dillenburg, Germany (d. 1632)
  • 1624 Tomas Micieres, Spanish composer (d. 1662)
  • 1639 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Phèdre), born in La Ferté-Milon, Picardy (d. 1699)
  • 1666 Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet, born in Patna Sahib (d. 1708)
  • 1684 Johann J Dillenius [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1747)
  • 1690 Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751)
  • 1694 Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1768)
  • 1696 James Oglethorpe, British soldier, politician, philanthropist, and founder of the colony of Georgia, born in Godalming, Surrey, England (d. 1758)
  • 1700 Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent
  • 1702 Jean-Étienne Liotard, Swiss-French painter, art connoisseur, and dealer (Madame d'Epinay), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1789)
  • 1723 Carl Friedrich Abel, German composer, born in Köthen, Germany (d. 1787)
  • 1727 William Ellery, US attorney and signer of the Declaration of Independence (Rhode Island), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1820)
  • 1728 Charles Frederick, Margrave, Elector and later Grand Duke of Baden, born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1811)
  • 1765 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1767 Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean innkeeper, drover, and leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the revolutionary Napoleonic invasion during the War of the Fifth Coalition, born in St. Leonhard in Passeier, Italy (d. 1810)
  • 1768 John Crome (Old Crome), English landscape artist, born in Norwich, England (d. 1821)
  • 1795 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
  • 1803 Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, American Major General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1862)
  • 1805 John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893)
  • 1807 Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)
  • 1812 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress (Romeo & Juliet), born in Copenhagen Denmark (d. 1890)
  • 1815 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
  • 1815 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
  • 1819 Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
  • 1819 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)
  • 1821 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, born in Crema, Lombardy (d. 1889)
  • 1826 James Scott Negley, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • 1830 Justin M'Carthy, Irish politician and novelist (Miss Misanthrope), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1912)
  • 1831 Mark Rutherford [Hale White], English writer, born in Bedford, England (d. 1913)
  • 1831 Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1874)
  • 1832 Edward Hatch, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1889)
  • 1842 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer
  • 1844 Izydor Lotto, composer
  • 1846 Andreas Hallen, composer
  • 1849 Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
  • 1853 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
  • 1853 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)

Person of interestFrank Kellogg

1856 Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State (1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1937)

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg

Person of interestGiacomo Puccini

1858 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1924)

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
  • 1860 Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
  • 1861 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)

Person of interestConnie Mack

1862 Connie Mack, American hall of fame baseball executive and manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-50), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1863 Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
  • 1863 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)

  • 1866 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, Polish organ virtuoso and composer (1904 Organ Concerto), born in Środa,Poland (d. 1924)
  • 1867 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic
  • 1867 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)
  • 1867 [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany. Soldier and politician
  • 1868 John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
  • 1869 Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet (Richard Corey)
  • 1869 Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1872 Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)
  • 1873 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
  • 1874 Franz Schmidt, composer
  • 1875 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, born in Avignon (d. 1944)
  • 1876 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1944)
  • 1879 Stanislas Bizot, French draughts champion (1925), born in Nice, France (d. 1950)
  • 1881 Enver Pasa, Istanbul Turkey, Turkish politician
  • 1883 Arthur James Cook, British trade union leader (coal miners), born in Wookey, Somerset (d. 1931)
  • 1883 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer (d. 1965)
  • 1885 Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1887 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (number theory), born in Erode, British India (d. 1920)
  • 1888 Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
  • 1889 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright
  • 1889 Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), born in Marianna, Arkansas (d. 1965)
  • 1890 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)
  • 1890 Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
  • 1891 Edward L Bernays, 1st public relations agent, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1896 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, poet, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1898 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, born in Middlesex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1898 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (M, Faust, A Glass of Water), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
  • 1900 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1901 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (Lincoln Portrarit), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1902 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, French WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
  • 1902 Joe Adonis, Italian American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
  • 1903 Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across US in 86 days in 1960
  • 1903 H Keffer Hartline, American biophysicist (Nobel 1967)
  • 1903 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1967)
  • 1904 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
  • 1905 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)
  • 1905 Pierre Brasseur [Espinasse], French actor (Eyes Without a Face, Children of Paradise), born in Paris, France (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Peggy Ashcroft [Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft], British actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Yoshio Hasegawa, composer
  • 1908 Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
  • 1908 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
  • 1909 Alan Carney [David Boughal], American actor (Zombies on Broadway, Take it from Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Patricia Hayes, British actress (A Fish Called Wanda), born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1911 Grote Reber, American astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
  • 1912 Claudia A "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, 1st lady (1963-1969)
  • 1912 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
  • 1913 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller
  • 1915 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1917 Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Gene Rayburn, TV game show host (Match Game), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • 1917 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)
  • 1918 Frankie Darro [Frank Johnson], American actor (Radio Ranch, Wild Boys of the Road, Valley of Wanted Men), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1918 William Kennedy, baseball player
  • 1921 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1921 Robert Frank Kurka, composer
  • 1922 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Jim [James] Wright, (D-Texas), politician (Speaker of House 1987-89), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • 1922 Jack Brooks, American politician. (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Thomas Christian David, composer
  • 1925 Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), born in Appalachia, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1928 Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
  • 1929 Jan Wiegel, director and producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
  • 1929 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)
  • 1930 Larry Stevenson [Richard], skateboard innovator (kicktail), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Joe Clark, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1932 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer (17 Caps) and manager, born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1934 David Pearson, American racecar driver
  • 1935 John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
  • 1935 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1936 Hector Elizondo, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 James Burke, British science historian and broadcaster (Connections), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1936 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor (d. 1969)
  • 1937 Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician
  • 1938 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player
  • 1938 Lucien Bouchard, Quebec politician
  • 1939 James Gurley, American musician
  • 1942 Dick Parry, English saxophonist (Pink Floyd, 'Money'), born in Kentford, Suffolk
  • 1943 Paul Wolfowitz, American politician
  • 1944 Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1944 Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
  • 1945 Diane Sawyer, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1945 Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD)
  • 1945 Marianne van Wijnkoop, [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables)
  • 1946 Rick Nielsen, rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1946 Pamela Courson, American woman and long-term companion of Jim Morrison, born in Weed, California (d. 1974)
  • 1947 Brian C Daley, American sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
  • 1947 Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi)
  • 1948 Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
  • 1948 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
  • 1948 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • 1948 Lynne Thigpen, US actress, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2003)

Person of interestMaurice Gibb

1949 Maurice Gibb, English rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2003)

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb
  • 1949 Michael Osborne, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Axe), born in Florida (d. 1984)

Person of interestRobin Gibb

1949 Robin Gibb, English rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2012)

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • 1951 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1951 Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th Duke of Westminster and wealthy landowner, born in Omagh, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953 Bernnadette Stanis, US actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 David Leisner, composer
  • 1954 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
  • 1954 Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader
  • 1954 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
  • 1955 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Marcy Hanson, US playmate (Oct, 1978), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1957 Richard "Ricky" Ross, Scottish rock vocalist (Deacon Blue), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1957 Susan Powter, Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author (The Susan Powter Show), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1957 Carole James, Canadian politician, born in Dukinfield, United Kingdom
  • 1958 Lenny Von Dohlen, US actor (Love Kills, Electric Dreams), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1958 Frank Gambale, Australian musician, born in Canberra, Australia
  • 1958 David Heavener, US actor and musician, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1959 Bernd Schuster, German footballer, born in Augsburg, Germany
  • 1960 Jean-Michel Basquiat, US art (Gray, SAMO), born in Brooklyn, NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1960 Tyrell Biggs, US super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Wakin Chau (Emil Chau), Hong Kong-born singer and actor, born in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • 1960 Luther Campbell (Luke), US rap artist (2 Live Crew)
  • 1960 Patrick Fitzgerald, US attorney
  • 1961 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian cosmonaut (1st person to marry in space), born in Khrushchev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • 1961 Andrew Fastow, US convicted criminal and businessman (former CFO of Enron), born in Washington, D.C., United States

Person of interestRalph Fiennes

1962 Ralph Fiennes, English actor (Schindler's List, The English Patient), born in Ipswich, Suffolk

  • 1963 Bryan McMillan, South African cricketer (brilliant all-rounder since 1992)
  • 1963 Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1963 Luna H. Mitani, Japanese-American surrealist painter
  • 1964 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet/Russian gymnast, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1966 Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction)
  • 1967 Mike Sullivan, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Roland Holder, cricketer (West Indian batsman in ODI's 1993-)
  • 1967 Sean Foster, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • 1967 Dan Petrescu, Romanian football manager and professional football player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1967 Richey James Edwards, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers) (disappeared in 1995)
  • 1968 Lauralee "Bug" Bell, US actress (Cricket-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Dina Meyer, US actress
  • 1969 Andrew Scott, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Marcie Aguilar, US female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1969 Myriam Bédard, Canadian athlete
  • 1970 Brooks Findlay, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1970 Ted Cruz [Rafael Edward], Canadian-born US politician (Senate-R-Texas 2013-), born in Calgary. Alberta
  • 1970 Gary Anderson Scottish darts player (world champion 2015-16), born in Musselburgh, Scotland
  • 1971 Pat Mastroianni, Canadian actor
  • 1972 Andrew Moore, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1972 Anthony Edwards, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Kirk Maltby, Guelph, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)