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Famous Birthdays on December 3

  • 1368 Charles VI "the Well-Beloved", King of France (1380-1422), born in Paris, Île-de-France, France (d. 1422)
  • 1483 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist, born in Torgau, Saxony (d. 1565)
  • 1560 Jan Gruter, Flemish-born Dutch critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1627)
  • 1576 Marsilio Casentini, Italian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1651)
  • 1596 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1684)

Person of interestJohn Wallis

1616 John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer who introduced ∞ as a symbol for infinity, born in Ashford, England (d. 1703)

Mathematician and Cryptographer John Wallis
Mathematician and Cryptographer
John Wallis
  • 1668 Casimir Schweizelsperg, German composer, born in Rosenheim, Upper Bavaria
  • 1684 Ludvig Holberg, Baron of Holberg, founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature, born in Bergen, Denmark-Norway (d. 1754)
  • 1722 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet and philosopher, born in Chernukhi, Lubny Regiment, Cossack Hetmanate (d. 1794)
  • 1729 Antonio Soler, Spanish Catalan composer (Fandango), born in Olot, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1783)
  • 1750 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, German composer, born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1817)
  • 1752 Georg Friederich Fuchs, German composer, born in Mainz, Germany (d. 1821)
  • 1753 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine), born in 10 Firwood Fold, Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1827)
  • 1755 Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter (unfinished portrait of George Washington), born in Saunderstown, Rhode Island (d. 1828)
  • 1758 Joseph Gelinek, Czech composer, born in Beroun, Czech Republic (d. 1825)
  • 1764 Mary Lamb, British author (Tales from Shakespeare), born in London, England (d. 1847)

  • 1795 Rowland Hill, English inventor who introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840), born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (d. 1879)
  • 1797 Francis Kenrick, Irish-American Archbishop of Baltimore (1851-63), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1863)
  • 1800 France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici), born in Vrba, Carniola, Habsburg Monarchy (d. 1849)
  • 1806 Henry A. Wise, American lawyer and politician (33rd Governor of Virginia), born in Drummondtown, Virginia (d. 1876)
  • 1809 Thomas Alfred Davies, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Black Lake, New York (d. 1899)
  • 1822 Charles Adam Heckman, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 1896)
  • 1826 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer and musicologist, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1895)

Person of interestGeorge McClellan

1826 George McClellan, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1885)

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1829 Green Berry Raum, American lawyer, politician, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Golconda, Illinois (d. 1909)
  • 1838 Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau), born in NYC, New York (d. 1916)
  • 1838 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1842 Ellen Henrietta Richards, American chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres), born in Dunstable, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1842 Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and suffragist, born in Franklin County, Missouri (d. 1919)
  • 1842 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist and co-founder (Pillsbury Company), born in Warner, New Hampshire (d. 1899)

Person of interestJoseph Conrad

1857 Joseph Conrad, Polish novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), born in Berdychiv, Poland (d. 1924)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1862 Jules Renkin, Belgian politician (28th Prime Minister of Belgium 1931-32), born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 1934
  • 1864 Herman Heijermans, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1924)
  • 1875 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman and theologian, born in Ohlau, Prussian Silesia, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire (d. 1943)
  • 1875 Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter (founder of Australian Tonalism), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1955)
  • 1879 Albert Asher, New Zealand dual-code rugby union and rugby league winger (RU 11 caps; RL Australasia 2 Tests, NZ 1), born in Tauranga, New Zealand (d. 1965)

  • 1880 Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (commander in the German occupation of Austria, invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during WWII), born in Cüstrin, Province of Brandenburg, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1883 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 49 wickets) and solder (killed in world's last successful cavalry charge, 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1917)
  • 1883 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1945)
  • 1884 Rajendra Prasad, Indian leader, First President of India (1950-62), born in Zeradai, British India (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Walther Stampfli, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council, born in Büren, Solothurn, Switzerland (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (Nobel 1924-discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1978)
  • 1887 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese imperial prince and 30th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1990)
  • 1888 Ion Nonna Otescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1888 Algernon Kingscote, English tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1919), born in Bangalore, India (d. 1964)
  • 1893 Julius Bissier, German painter, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1894 Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • 1895 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1896 Bolesław Szabelski, Polish organist and composer, born in Radoryż (d. 1979)
  • 1896 John Urzidil, Austrian-American writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen), born in Prague (d. 1970)
  • 1897 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak), born in Limerick City, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1898 Lev Knipper, Soviet composer, born in Tiflis, Russian Empire [now Tbilisi, Georgia] (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (1960-64), born in Takehara, Hiroshima, Japan (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Howard Kinsey, American tennis player (French Open doubles 1924, US Open doubles 1926; Wimbledon singles 1926 runner-up), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1966)
  • 1900 Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist (Nobel 1938-work on carotenoids and vitamins), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide, born in Zermatt, Valais (d. 2004)
  • 1901 Glenn Hartranft, American athlete (discus WR 47.89m 1925; Olympic silver shot putt 1924), born in Aberdeen, South Dakota (d. 1970)
  • 1904 Juan E Yrausquin, founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister
  • 1904 Edgar Moon, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1930), born in Forest Hill NSW (d. 1976)
  • 1905 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), born in Elham, Kent, England (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Andrew Hutchings, British trade union leader (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (The Boswell Sisters; Pete Kelly's Blues), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Halsey Stevens, American composer (Triskelion), born in Scott, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Nigel Balchin, English author (Business for Pleasure), born in Potterne, England (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Edward Underdown, British actor (Beat the Devil, Thunderball), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1909 Dana Suesse, American musician and songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures), born in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • 1910 Robert Arthur Hughes, British missionary and surgeon who worked in India, born in Oswestry, England (d. 1996)
  • 1911 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada, the Godfather films), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • 1913 Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish politician and resistance fighter, born in Diest, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • 1914 Irving Fine, American composer (Toccata), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • 1918 Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian army general, born in Koetanopan, North Sumatera, Dutch East Indies (d. 2000)
  • 1919 Charles Craig, English operatic tenor, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Hans G. Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (known for the comic strip Eric de Noorman), born in the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1921 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera, 1953-64), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (Cries and Whispers), born in Moheda, Kronobergs län, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1922 Joe Collins, American baseball first baseman (6 × World Series champion 1949–53, 56; NY Yankees), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1923 Tom Fears, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end and coach (NFL champion 1951; First-team All-Pro, NFL receiving yards leader 1950; LA Rams), born in Guadalajara, Mexico (d. 2000)
  • 1923 Trevor Bailey, English cricket all-rounder, writer and broadcaster (61 Tests, top score 134, 132 wickets; BBC), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 2011)
  • 1924 John Backus, American computer scientist and inventor (FORTRAN computer language), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Roberto Mières, Argentine auto racer (USAC Road Racing C'ship Daytona 1,000 km 1959; 17 x F1 GP), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • 1924 F. Sionil José, Filipino novelist (Rosales Saga) and Philippine National Artist for Literature, born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippine Islands
  • 1924 Fred Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Ohio State University 1959-76; MLB Washington Senators 1950-52), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Wiel Coerver, Dutch soccer manager (developer of Coerver Method, football coaching technique), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests, top score 92), born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone), born in Desloge, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1926 Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), born in Plauen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Walter Ormeño, Peruvian soccer goalkeeper (Peru 1949-57; Boca Juniors, Rosario Central), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1997)

Person of interestAndy Williams

1927 Andy Williams, American pop singer ("Moon River"; "Days of Wine and Roses"), born in Wall Lake, Iowa (d. 2012)

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • 1928 Jack McMahon, American basketball guard and coach (player Rochester Royal, St. Louis Hawks; coach Cincinnati Royals, San Diego Rockets, Pittsburgh Condors), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1929 Clarence Ford, American jazz and R&B calrinet and saxophone player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)

  • 1929 Paul Harris Turok, American composer, educator and music critic (Ragtime Caprice), born in New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Werner Rackwitz, German opera director and musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), born in Breslau, Weimar Republic (d. 2014)

Person of interestJean-Luc Godard

1930 Jean-Luc Godard, French director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless), born in Paris, France

Director Jean-Luc Godard
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
  • 1931 Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1931 [Mary] Jaye P. Morgan, American pop singer ("All I Want From You", game show panelist (Gong Show), born in Mancos, Colorado
  • 1931 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German poet and author, born in Schwelm, Westphalia, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1932 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), born in Breda, The Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934 Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36)
  • 1937 Bobby Allison, American auto racer (Winston Cup champion 1983; Daytona 500 1978, 82, 88), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1937 Stephen Rubin, English attorney, shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas)
  • 1937 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • 1937 Bobby Boyd, American NFL cornerback (5 × All-Pro 1964–1968; NFL interceptions leader 1965; Baltimore Colts), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1938 Jose Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon; Passacaglia and Perpetuum Mobile), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1938 Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner
  • 1940 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • 1941 Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
  • 1942 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • 1942 Mike Gibson, Irish rugby union centre (69 caps Ireland, 12 British & Irish Lions, 9 Barbarians), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1942 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan soccer midfielder and manager (52 caps; Peñarol, São Paulo F.C.), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Valerie Perrine, actress (Slaughterhouse 5), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1944 António Variações [António Joaquim Rodrigues Ribeiro], Portuguese singer-songwriter (Dar & Receber), born in Braga, Portugal (d. 1984)
  • 1945 Laura Dean, American choreographer known for her collaborations with composer Steve Reich (Drumming), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1946 Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch road cyclist (Vuelta a España 1979, Tour de France 1980; World Professional Road champion 1985), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1947 John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Person of interestOzzy Osbourne

1948 Ozzy Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 1949 Christopher John Seward, aid worker
  • 1949 Mickey Thomas, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane, Starship), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • 1949 John Akii-bua, Ugandan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1972), born in Abako, Uganda (d. 1997)
  • 1949 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)

  • 1950 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist and General Secretary of SASO, born in Natal, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • 1950 Alberto Juantorena, Cuban athlete (Olympic gold 400m/800m [WR 1:43.50] 1976; only athlete to win that double), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • 1950 Asa Hutchinson, American politician, Governor of Arkansas (2015-), born in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • 1951 Mike Stock, rocker (Stock, Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • 1951 Rick Mears, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1979, 84, 88, 91; Indycar series/World Series champion 1979, 81-82), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1951 Riki Choshu [Mitsuo Yoshida], Japanese pro wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan), born in Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • 1951 John and Greg Rice, American twin actors
  • 1951 Nicky Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
  • 1952 Don Barnes, American rock guitarist (38 Special)
  • 1952 Duane Roland, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
  • 1952 Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)
  • 1952 Benny Hinn, American televangelist
  • 1953 Franz Klammer, Austrian alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1976; World C'ships gold combined 1974, downhill 1976), born in Mooswald, Carinthia, Austria
  • 1953 Robert Guediguian, French director (The Snows of Kilimanjaro), born in Marseille, France
  • 1954 Paul Gregg, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • 1954 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • 1955 Melody Anderson, Canadian actress (Flash Gordon), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1955 Warren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
  • 1955 Alberto Tarantini, Argentine soccer defender (61 caps; FIFA World Cup 1978; Boca Juniors, River Plate, Toulouse), born in Ezeiza, Argentina
  • 1956 Hart Bochner, actor and director (Rich & Famous), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Kathy Jordan, American tennis player (7 Grand Slam doubles titles; Australian Open 1983 runner-up), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
  • 1960 Igor Larionov, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1997-98, 2002, Detroit Red Wings; Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1960 Daryl Hannah, American actress (Splash, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey defenceman (Olympic gold 1980; NHL All-Star 1982-83, 85-86), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestJulianne Moore

1960 Julianne Moore, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • 1961 Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
  • 1963 Ashley De Silva, Sri Lankan cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests; 4 ODIs), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1963 Steve Hegg, American road and track cyclist (Olympic gold individual pursuit 1984), born in Dana Point, California
  • 1963 Joe Lally, American musician (Fugazi)

  • 1963 Terri Schiavo, American right to die figure (d. 2005)
  • 1965 Katarina Witt, German figure skater (Olympic gold ladies singles 1984, 88; World C'ship gold 1984-85, 87-88), born in Staaken, Germany
  • 1965 Steve Harris, American actor
  • 1965 Andrew Stanton, American animator
  • 1966 Flemming Povlsen, Danish soccer forward and broadcaster (62 caps; Borussia Dortmund), born in Brabrand, Denmark
  • 1968 Brendan Fraser, American actor (School Ties, 20 Bucks), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1968 Kevin Telles, actor (Party Camp)
  • 1968 Montell Jordan, American singer and record producer
  • 1969 Bill Steer, British guitarist
  • 1969 Harold Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), born in Culver, Indiana
  • 1970 Jennifer Rothschild [Rubin], actress (Judas Project)
  • 1970 Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (World C'ship gold 1990, 92, 97; coach Dartmouth College), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1970 Lindsey Hunter, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 2002, 04; LA Lakers, Detroit Pistons), born in Utica, Mississippi
  • 1970 Paul Byrd, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1999; Philadelphia Phillies; Fox Sports Southeast), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1970 Christian Karembeu, French soccer midfielder (53 caps; Nantes, Olympiacos), born in Lifou, New Caledonia
  • 1971 Frank Sinclair, Jamaican soccer defender (28 caps; Chelsea, Leicester City), born in Lambeth, England
  • 1971 Keegan Connor Tracy, Canadian actress
  • 1971 Vernon White, American mixed martial arts fighter (King of the Cage Middleweight Champion; UFC), born in Sparks, Nevada
  • 1971 Heiko Herrlich, German soccer manager and forward (5 caps; Bayer Leverkusen; Borussia Dortmund), born in Mannheim, Germany
  • 1971 Henk Timmer, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (7 caps; Zwolle, Feyenoord), born in Hierden, Netherlands
  • 1972 Eva Němcová, Czech basketball forward (WNBA record 66 consecutive free throws 2000; Cleveland Rockers), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1972 Bucky Lasek, American skateboarder (10 x Summer X Games gold), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1973 Holly Marie Combs, American actress
  • 1973 Francisco Islas Rueda [Super Crazy], Mexican pro wrestler (WWE; NJPW, Zero-1, AJPW), born in Tulancingo, Hidalgo, Mexico
  • 1973 Sammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey
  • 1974 Charl Willoughby, South African cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 3 ODIs; Somerset), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1975 Lauren E Roman, actress (Laura Kirk-All My Children), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1975 Mickey Avalon, American rapper
  • 1975 Csaba Czébely, Hungarian drummer (Pokolgép)
  • 1975 Malinda Williams, American actress

  • 1976 Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union halfback (57 caps; Highlanders, Chiefs, Toulouse), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1976 Mark Boucher, South African cricket wicketkeeper (147 Tests, record 555 dismissals; 295 ODIs), born in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • 1977 Adam Małysz, Polish ski jumper (record 4 individual World C'ship gold medals), Wisła, Poland
  • 1978 Trina, American rapper
  • 1979 Daniel Bedingfield, English New Zealand singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1979 Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor (Stargate Atlantis), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1979 Tiffany Haddish, American comedian and actress (Girls Trip), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1980 Anna Chlumsky, American actress (My Girl, Veep), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980 Jenna Dewan, American actress
  • 1981 Brian Bonsall, actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1981 Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek soccer forward and coach (35 caps; Eintracht Frankfurt), born in Kozani, Greece
  • 1981 David Villa, Spanish soccer striker (98 caps; Valencia, Barcelona), born in Langreo, Spain
  • 1981 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (undefeated world champion WBA super featherweight 2006-08; WBC lightweight 2009-10), born in Bolero Alto, Mérida, Venezuela (d. 2010)
  • 1982 Michael Essien, Ghanaian soccer midfielder (58 caps; Chelsea, Lyon), born in Accra, Ghana
  • 1982 Jaycee Chan, American-born Hong Kong singer and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1983 Stephen Donald, New Zealand rugby union fly-half/centre (25 caps; Chiefs, Bath), born in Papakura, New Zealand
  • 1983 Sherri DuPree, American vocalist
  • 1985 Amanda Seyfried, American actress (Mamma Mia), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1985 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer (World C'ship gold 400m medley 2005, 200m butterfly 2015; 7 x Olympic medals), born in Budapest, Hungary