Famous Birthdays on December 6

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 220

  • 846 Hasan al-Askari, 11th Imam of Twelver Shia Islam, born in Medina, Abbasid Empire (d. 874)
  • 1285 Ferdinand IV, King of Castile and León (1295-1312), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1312)
  • 1421 Henry VI, King of England (1422-61, 1470-71), born at Windsor Castle (d. 1471)
  • 1478 Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author, born in Casatico, Mantua, Italy (d. 1529)
  • 1550 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, Italian composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1605)
  • 1586 Niccolò Zucchi, Italian astronomer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1670)
  • 1592 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English aristocrat and Royalist general in the English Civil War, born in Handsworth, England (d. 1676)
  • 1608 George Monck, English general, born in Great Potheridge, England (d. 1670)
  • 1637 Edmund Andros, English governor in North America, born in London (d. 1714)
  • 1640 Claude Fleury, French priest and historian, born in Paris (d. 1723)
  • 1642 Johann Christoph Bach, German composer, born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1703)
  • 1685 Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy, mother of Louis XV of France, born in Royal Palace, Turin, Savoy (d. 1712)
  • 1721 James Elphinston, Scottish philologist, born in Edinburgh (d. 1809)
  • 1721 Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French lawyer and statesman, born in Paris (d. 1794)
  • 1731 Sophie von Laroche, German writer (History of Lady Sophia Sternheim), born in Kaufbeuren. Bavaria (d. 1807)
  • 1732 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1818)

  • 1743 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, Austrian composer, born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1773)
  • 1752 Gabriel Duvall, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1811-35), born in Marietta, Maryland (d. 1844)
  • 1768 Johann Baptist Henneberg, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • 1775 Nicolas Isouard, French composer, born in Porto Salvo, Valletta, Malta (d. 1818)
  • 1776 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer, born in Stralsund, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1820)
  • 1778 Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist, born in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, Kingdom of France (d. 1850)
  • 1792 Abraham Jacob van der Aa, Dutch lexicographer (Biographic Dictionary), born in Amsterdam (d. 1857)
  • 1792 William II, King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg, born in Noordeinde Palace, The Hague, Dutch Republic (d. 1849)
  • 1805 Adolf Reubke, German organ builder, born in Halberstadt, Germany (d. 1875)

Person of interestJean Eugène Robert-Houdin

1805 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, born in Blois, France (d. 1861)

  • 1806 Gilbert Duprez, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • 1808 Johan Michiel Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future), born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 1869)
  • 1808 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1884)
  • 1809 Stephen Thomas, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bethel, Vermont (d. 1903)
  • 1812 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman, born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire (d. 1884)
  • 1816 Henry Eustace McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Rutherford County, Tennessee (d. 1895)
  • 1822 John Eberhard Faber, German-American pencil manufacturer and built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US, born in Stein Bavaria, Germany (d. 1879)
  • 1823 Max Müller, German-born British orientalist, born in Dessau, German Federation (d. 1900)
  • 1831 Joshua Woodrow Sill, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chillicothe, Ohio (d. 1862)

Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

1833 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, born in Powhatan County, Virginia (d. 1916)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • 1835 Rudolf Fittig, German chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1910)
  • 1841 Frédéric Bazille, French painter, born in Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (d. 1870)
  • 1843 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter and etcher, born in Ghent, belgium (d. 1900)
  • 1846 Henryk Jarecki, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1918)
  • 1849 August von Mackensen, German field marshal, born in Haus Leipnitz, Kingdom of Prussia, German Confederation (d. 1945)

  • 1853 Hara Prasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature, born in Khulna, Bengal Presidency (d. 1931)
  • 1863 Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and investor, born in Thompson, Ohio (d. 1914)
  • 1864 William S. Hart, American silent film actor (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1872 Mikulas Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Zvolenská Slatina, Slovakia (d. 1944)

Person of interestMichael Joseph Savage

1872 Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-born New Zealand politician and first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand (1935-40), born in Tatong, Australia (d. 1940)

New Zealand Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage
New Zealand Prime Minister
Michael Joseph Savage
  • 1875 Evelyn Underhill, British Anglo-Catholic poet, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1941)
  • 1876 Fred Duesenberg, German-American automobile pioneer, born in Lippe, Germany (d. 1932)
  • 1884 Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), born in Sawin, Poland (d. 1972)
  • 1885 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General), born in Elbląg, Poland (d. 1950)

Person of interestJoyce Kilmer

1886 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1918)

  • 1887 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Lynn Fontanne, British actress (Peter Pan, The Guardsman), born in Woodford, Essex, England (d. 1983)
  • 1888 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, born in County Durham, England (d. 1949)

Person of interestDion Fortune

1890 Dion Fortune, British occultist, born in Llandudno, Wales (d. 1946)

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • 1890 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (known as the founding father of modern physics research in Japan), born in Satoshō, Okayama (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, born in Calw, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1892 Osbert Sitwell, English poet, writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • 1892 Lina Carstens, German actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1893 Lou Little [Luigi Piccolo], American college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1896 Arnold Foster, English composer, born in Sheffield, England (d. 1963)
  • 1896 George Trafton, American NFL center (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1896 Ira Gershwin, American lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1897 John Axel Fernstrom, Swedish composer, born in Yichang, China (d. 1961)
  • 1897 Oscar Walter Cisek, Romanian writer and diplomat, born in Bucharest (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Alfred Eisenstaedt, German-American photojournalist (V-J Day in Times Square), born in Dirschau, West Prussia, German Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1898 Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and economist (Nobel 1974), born in Gagnef, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1898 Herman Shumlin, American Broadway producer, director and actor (Watch on the Rhine), born in Atwood, Colorado (d. 1979)
  • 1899 Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith
  • 1899 Nikolai Batalov, Russian actor (Tretya meshchanskaya, Mother), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1937)

Person of interestAgnes Moorehead

1900 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), born in Clinton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

  • 1902 Virgilio Mortari, Italian composer, born in Passirana, Italy (d. 1993)
  • 1903 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)
  • 1904 Ève Curie, French author and daughter of Madame Curie, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • 1906 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1908 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
  • 1909 Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist
  • 1911 Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary
  • 1913 John Mikaelsson, Swedish race walker (Olympic gold 10k 1948, 52), born in Kristinehamn, Sweden (d. 1987)
  • 1913 Eleanor Holm, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener)
  • 1916 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (d. 1986)
  • 1917 Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977)
  • 1917 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner
  • 1918 Harold Horace Hopkins, inventor (Endoscope)
  • 1918 Peter A Juten, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • 1918 Willem Oosterheers, resistance fighter
  • 1919 Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1920 George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

Person of interestOtto Graham

1921 Otto Graham, American NFL Quarterback (Cleveland Browns), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2003)

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham
  • 1921 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1922 John Henry Cound Brunt, English soldier, Victoria Cross holder (d. 1944)
  • 1924 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1924 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1925 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • 1927 Jacques Bondon, composer
  • 1928 Bert Geoffrey Achong, inventor (electron microscopist)
  • 1928 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1929 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Mark Kopytman, composer
  • 1929 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Frank Springer, American comics artist
  • 1929 Alain Tanner, Swiss filmmaker
  • 1931 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), born in Bursa, Turkey (d. 1996)
  • 1933 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), born in Czernica, Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1933 Jim Pothecary, cricketer (South African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
  • 1934 Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)

  • 1935 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • 1935 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1936 Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist
  • 1936 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1937 Alberto Spencer, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1938 Patrick Bauchau, Belgian actor
  • 1939 Tomés Svoboda, Czech composer (Etude), born in Paris, France
  • 1940 Steve Alaimo, rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1940 Lawrence Bergman, Quebec politician
  • 1941 Helen Cornelius, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Monroe City, Missouri
  • 1941 John Nelson, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz), born in San José, Costa Rica
  • 1941 Richard Speck, mass murderer (killed 8 student nurses in 1966)
  • 1942 Peter Handke, Austrian writer
  • 1943 Mike Smith, English musician (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1944 Jonathan King, English singer-songwriter (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) and record producer, born in London
  • 1945 James Naughton, American actor (Stranger is Watching, Trauma center), born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • 1945 Larry Bowa, 2nd baseman (Phillies)
  • 1945 Dan Harrington, American poker player
  • 1945 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker (Bandit Queen), born in Laghore, British India
  • 1946 Frank Hayes, cricketer (106* England v WI on debut 1973)
  • 1947 Miroslav Vitouš, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1947 Lawrence Cannon, Canadian politician
  • 1948 Don Nickles, (Sen-R-Okla)
  • 1948 JoBeth Williams, American actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1948 Marius Mueller-Westernhagen, rocker (Stinker), born in Duesseldorf, Germany
  • 1948 Keke Rosberg, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1982), born in Solna, Sweden
  • 1949 Peter Willey, cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's)
  • 1949 Linda Creed, American singer-songwriter (The Greatest Love Of All), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1949 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Daniel Sahuleka, Moluks/Dutch singer/guitarist (Viva la Libertad)
  • 1950 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer
  • 1951 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager
  • 1952 Ric Charlesworth, cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
  • 1952 Terence Knox, Richland Wash, actor (Peter-St Elsewhere) [or 2/16/50]
  • 1952 Craig Newmark, American founder of craigslist
  • 1953 Gina Hecht, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953 Kin Shriner, Indiana, actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals)
  • 1953 Thomas Hulce, American actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park), born in Detroit, Michigan,
  • 1953 Wil Shriner, NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)
  • 1953 Gary Ward, American baseball player

  • 1954 Chris Stamey, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1954 Miles Chapin, American actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Bill Lloyd, Bowling Green Ky, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
  • 1955 Malcolm Jarvis, cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)
  • 1955 Rick Buckler, [Paul Richard Buckler], rock drummer (Jam)
  • 1955 Steven Wright, droll comedian (Steven Wright Live)
  • 1955 Tish Hinojosa, country singer (Something in the Rain), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1956 Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
  • 1956 Randy Rhoads, Heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 1982)
  • 1957 Luis Mariano Delis Fournier, Cuba, discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1958 Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator
  • 1959 Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo (Nintendo DS and Wii), born in Sapporo, Hokkaido (d. 2015)
  • 1960 Jasmina Perazic Gipe, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1961 David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
  • 1962 Ben Watt, rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood)
  • 1962 Janine Turner, actress (Maggie in Northern Exposure), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1964 Will Johnson, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965 Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer
  • 1966 Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete
  • 1967 Kevin Appier, Lancaster CA, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1967 Spanky Marcus, actor (Jimmy Joe-Mary Hartman), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1967 Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer
  • 1969 Elmore Spencer, NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Greg Knox, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Todd Black, American 800m runner, born in Kenton, Ohio
  • 1969 Wayne Smith - Motorcycle racer
  • 1970 Eric Mahlum, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1970 Isabelle Arnould, Belgian swimmer
  • 1970 Ulf Ekberg, Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
  • 1971 Ainsley Robinson, Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996)
  • 1971 David Defiagbon, Sapele Nigeria, Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • 1971 Matt Maloney, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1971 Richard Krajicek, Neth, tennis star (Wimbledon-1996)
  • 1971 Rika Hiraki, Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)
  • 1971 Thomas Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese seiyuu
  • 1971 José Contreras, Cuban baseball player
  • 1972 Brendan Garard, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Gary Bandy, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972 James Logan, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Mike Gruttadauri, corner (St Louis Rams)
  • 1972 Sarah Rafferty, American actress (Suits), born in New Canaan, Connecticut
  • 1973 Tim Kohn, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973 Rebekah "Bekah" Mercer, American "Mercer Family Foundation" director and Republican donor, born in Yorktown Heights, New York
  • 1974 Arjan Ebbinge, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • 1975 Natalie Titcume, Australian softball catcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1975 Noel Clarke, English actor and writer
  • 1976 Alicia Machado, Venezuelan-American actress, winner of Miss Universe 1996 and Donald Trump critic, born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • 1976 Lindsay Price, Arcadia CA, actress (Bold & Beautiful, All My Children)