Famous Birthdays on December 7

  • 521 Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland, born in Gartan, Ireland (d. 597)
  • 903 Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Persian astronomer, born in Rey, Buyid Persia (d. 986)
  • 967 Abū-Sa'īd Abul-Khayr, Persian mystic and poet, born in Mihne, Greater Khorasan (d. 1049)
  • 1302 Azzone Visconti, Lord of Milan (1329-39), born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1339)
  • 1545 Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, King consort of Mary, Queen of Scots, born in Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, England (d. 1567)
  • 1557 Girolamo Trombetti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1628)
  • 1561 Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyō of the Azuchi–Momoyama period through early Edo period (d. 1625)

Gian Lorenzo BerniniGian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

Italian baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy), painter and architect, born in Naples, Italy

  • 1604 Ambrosius Reiner, German composer, born in Altdorf, Weingarten, Württemberg (d. 1672)
  • 1627 Louise Henriette, daughter of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1667)
  • 1637 Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer, born in Massa e Cozzile, Tuscany (d. 1710)
  • 1648 Giovanni Maria Capelli, Italian composer, born in Parma, Duchy of Parma and Piacenza (now Italy) (d. 1726)
  • 1731 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron, French scholar and interpreter, born in Paris (d. 1805)
  • 1751 Jurriaan François de Friderici, governor-general of Suriname, born in Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1812)
  • 1754 Jack Jouett, American politician and patriot (warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack), born in Albemarle County, Virginia (d. 1822)
  • 1764 Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French marshal, born in Lamarche, France (d. 1841)
  • 1772 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, Bohemian aristocrat and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1816)
  • 1784 Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author, born in Keir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (d. 1842)
  • 1801 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1862)
  • 1803 Maria Josepha of Saxony, Queen consort of Spain, born in Dresden Castle, Dresden, Saxony (d. 1829)

Jean Eugène Robert-HoudinJean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805-1871)

French watchmaker and illusionist considered the father of modern magic, born in Blois, France

  • 1808 Hugh McCulloch, US Treasury Secretary (1865-69, 1884-85), born in Kennebunk, Maine (d. 1895)
  • 1810 Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist, born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1894)

Theodor SchwannTheodor Schwann (1810-1882)

German physician, physiologist and co-originator of cell theory (Schwann cells; pepsin; metabolism), born in Neuss, French Empire

  • 1823 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker), born in Liegnitz, Province of Silesia, Prussia (d. 1891)
  • 1830 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), born in Pavia, Italy (d. 1903)
  • 1835 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk and musicologist, born in Bouzemont, France (d. 1923)
  • 1839 Redvers Buller, English general and recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Crediton, Devon (d. 1908)
  • 1840 Hermann Goetz, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1876)
  • 1842 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist and sociologist (schedelmetingen), born in Karlsruhe, Baden (d. 1916)
  • 1847 Solomon Schechter, Moldavian-American Talmudic scholar and rabbi, born in Focşani, Moldavia (d. 1915)
  • 1849 Saionji Kinmochi, Japanese politician (Prime Minister of Japan 1906-1908, 1911-1912), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1940)
  • 1856 Wilfred Flowers, English cricket all-rounder (8 Tests; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire (d. 1926)
  • 1857 Niccolò van Westerhout, Italian composer, born in Mola di Bari, Italy (d. 1898)
  • 1860 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Silverdale, Staffordshire, England (d. 1947)
  • 1862 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde), born in Paris (d. 1920)
  • 1863 Felix Calonder, Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party), born in Scuol, Switzerland (d. 1952)
  • 1863 John Ebenezer West, English composer, born in Hackney, London (d. 1929)
  • 1863 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), born in Livorno, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1863 Svetolik Ranković, Serbian writer (Forest King), born in Velika Moštanica, Principality of Serbia (d. 1899)
  • 1869 Frank Laver, Australian cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 37 wickets, BB 8/31) and baseball player (first Australian national team), born in Castlemaine, Australia (d. 1919)
  • 1872 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1873 Willa Cather, American author (My Ántonia), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1947)
  • 1876 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv), born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Akiko Yosano, Japanese poet (Tangled Hair), born in Sakai, Ōsaka, Japan (d. 1942)
  • 1879 Rudolf Friml, Czech-American concert pianist and composer (Rose-Marie; The Vagabond King), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1972)
  • 1882 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricket batsman (41 Tests, 6 x 100, 14 x 50, HS 193no; NSWCA), born in Warren, Australia (d. 1954)
  • 1884 Petru Groza, Austro-Hungarian born Romanian communist and President of Romania (1945-58), born in Băcia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1887 Ernst Toch, Austrian composer (Geographical Fugue), music theorist (Melodielehre), and Pulitzer Prize winner (1956), born in n Leopoldstadt, Vienna,, Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1888 Hamilton Fish III, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Garrison, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1888 Heywood Broun, American journalist (1st President of American Newspaper Guild), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1888 Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish writer (House of Children), born in Londonderry, Ireland (d. 1957)
  • 1889 Heathcote Dicken Statham, English composer (d. 1973)
  • 1891 Fay Bainter, American actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), born in Leamington, England (d. 1973)
  • 1892 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Jack Pennick, American actor (Lady From Louisiana), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1964)
  • 1896 Juan María Thomas Sabater, Spanish composer, born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (d. 1966)
  • 1901 Tony Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944)) (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Janardan Navle, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests, 1 dismissal; first Indian wicket-keeper; Hindus CC), born in Pulgaon, India (d. 1979)
  • 1903 Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician, born in Osijek, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), born in Watonga, Oklahoma (d. 1985)
  • 1904 Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1991)
  • 1905 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune), born in Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • 1906 George James, American jazz saxophonist, born in Boggs, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Jacques Gans, Dutch author and journalist, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • 1908 John Doeg, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1930), born in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico (d. 1978)
  • 1909 Arch Oboler, American director, screen and radio writer, and producer (Lights Out, Bwana Devil), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1909 Jacob Kainen, American painter and curator, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician and arranger, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2011)
  • 1910 Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1910 Richard Franko Goldman, American educator and composer, born in New York City, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1910 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Daniel Jones, Welsh composer, born in Pembroke, Wales (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Winston Place, English cricket batsman (3 Tests, 1 x 100; Lancashire CCC, MCC), born in Rawtenstall, England (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Eli Wallach, American actor (Magnificent 7; The Misfits; The People Next Door), born in Brooklyn New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1915 Leigh Brackett, American sci-fi author (Ginger Star), Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • 1916 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler, born in Lévis, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • 1918 Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic pianist and composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland (d. 2017)
  • 1919 Charles McGee, American US Air Force officer and fighter pilot of the Tuskegee Airmen (WWII, Korean War, Vietnam), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2022)
  • 1919 Ellen Stewart, American actress, director and founder of La Mama Theatre Group, born in the US (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1948, 51, 55; Tour of Flanders 1949, 50, 51), born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Tatamkhulu Afrika, South African poet and writer, born in As Sallum, Egypt (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Arne Dørumsgaard, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikstad, Norway (d. 2006)
  • 1921 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), born in Chansad, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Rogério Pipi, Portuguese soccer forward (15 caps; Benfica), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2019)
  • 1923 Alan Ford, American swimmer (world 100m freestyle record 55.4; Olympic silver 1948), born in Panama Canal Zone, Panama (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Ted Baxter"; Too Close for Comfort), born in Terryville, Connecticut (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2020)
  • 1924 John Love, Zimbabwean auto racer (British Saloon Car C'ship 1962; 6 x South African F1 C'ship 1964-69), born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2005)

Mário SoaresMário Soares (1924-2017)

17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), born in Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1926 Victor Kermit Kiam II, American businessman (Remington shavers) and NFL owner (New England Patriots 1988–91), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2001)
  • 1926 Wolfgang Ludewig, German composer, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Helen Watts, British contralto, born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Vlastimir Peričić, Serbian composer, born in Vršac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2000)

Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky (94 years old)

1928 American linguist (founded transformational grammar), philosopher and political activist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1928 Raymond Warren, British composer (Cello Requiem; Variations on a Gloucester Chime), and educator (Queen's University - Belfast, 1955-72), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
  • 1930 Richard Felciano, American composer, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1931 Bobby Osborne, American bluegrass mandolin player (The Osborne Brothers - "Rocky Top"), born in Thousandsticks, Kentucky

Ellen BurstynEllen Burstyn (90 years old)

1932 American actress (Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1932 François Lafortune Jr., Belgian rifle shooter (7 x Olympic Games 1952-1976, 50m Rifle, Prone Position), born in Visé, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • 1932 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son), born in Vlaardingen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1932 Paul Caponigro, American photographer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1934 Armando Manzanero, Mexican composer and singer ("It’s Impossible"; "Adoro"), born in Merida, Mexico (d. 2020) date disputed [1]
  • 1935 Jean-Claude Casadesus, French conductor, born in Paris, France
  • 1936 Annette Strøyberg, Danish actress (Les Liaisons dangereuses (1959)), born in Rynkeby, Denmark (d. 2005) [some sources give birthday of 12/12]
  • 1936 Arthur Jenkins, Jr., American jazz and pop session and touring keyboardist, composer, and arranger (Johnny Nash; Harry Belafonte; John Lennon; Roberta Flack), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 2009)
  • 1936 Bo Belinsky, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; LA Angels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1936 Martha Layne Collins, American businesswoman and politician (56th Governor of Kentucky), born in Bagdad, Kentucky
  • 1937 Thad Cochran, American politician (U.S. Senator from Mississippi), born in Pontotoc, Mississippi (d. 2019)
  • 1940 Kumar Shahani, Indian writer and director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan), born in Larkana, Sindh
  • 1940 Stan Boardman, English comedian, born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Alex JohnsonAlex Johnson (1942-2015)

American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, AL batting champion 1970, California Angels), born in Helena, Arkansas

  • 1942 Harry Chapin, American folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Taxi"; "Cat's in the Cradle"; "Mr. Tanner"), born in New York City, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1942 Jonathan D. Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1943 Bernard C. Parks, American politician and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1943 Göran Lennmarker, Swedish politician, born in Norberg, Västmanland County, Sweden
  • 1943 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1944 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker, born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1945 Graciela Agudelo, Mexican pianist and avant garde composer (Celebration of Wine), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Marion Rung, Finnish pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland

Johnny BenchJohnny Bench (75 years old)

1947 American Baseball HOF catcher (14 x MLB All Star; World Series 1975, 76 [MVP]; NL MVP 1970, 72; 10 x Gold Glove; Cincinnati Reds), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • 1947 Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer, born in Fiumara, Italy (d. 2009)
  • 1947 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1947 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1947 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Gary Morris, American country singer ("100% Chance of Rain"), and actor (The Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948 Mads Vinding, Danish jazz double-bassist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1948 Yoko Morishita, Japanese prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki), born in Hiroshima, Japan

Tom WaitsTom Waits (73 years old)

1949 American singer-songwriter, pianist (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law), born in Pomona, California

  • 1951 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist and keyboardist (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1952 Georges Corraface, Greek-French actor and president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, born in Paris, France
  • 1952 Susan Collins, American politician (U.S. Senator from Maine), born in Caribou, Maine
  • 1954 Bertín Osborne, Italian entertainer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1954 Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Italian entertainer, born in Agrigento, Italy
  • 1954 Julie Halston, American actress (Juror, Drunks, Addams Family Values), born in Suffolk County, New York
  • 1954 Mark Hofmann, American forger, bomber and convicted murderer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1954 Mike Nolan, Irish singer (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1955 John Watkins, Australian politician (Deputy Premier of New South Wales), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1955 Priscilla Barnes, American actress (License to Kill, 3s Company), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey

Larry BirdLarry Bird (66 years old)

1956 American Basketball HOF forward, coach, executive (3 x NBA C'ship; NBA Finals MVP 1984, 86; 3 × NBA MVP; 12 x NBA All Star; Boston Celtics), born in West Baden, Indiana

  • 1957 Geoff "Henry" Lawson, Australian cricket fast bowler (46 Tests, 180 wickets, BB 8/112; NSWCA, Lancashire) and coach (Pakistan 2007-08), born in Wagga Wagga, Australia
  • 1957 John Lee, Hong Kong politician (Police Chief and Chief Executive of Hong Kong 2022-), born in British Hong Kong
  • 1957 Rohan Jayasekera, Sri Lankan cricket batsman (1 Test; 2 ODIs; for Canada 4 x ICC Trophy), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1957 Tom Winsor, British lawyer and economic regulator, born in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland
  • 1958 "Ravishing" Rick Rude, American professional wrestler, born in St. Peter, Minnesota (d. 1999)
  • 1958 Edd Hall, American TV announcer (Jay Leno's The Tonight Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Saleem Yousuf, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (32 Tests, 5 x 50, 104 dismissals; Karachi, Sindh), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1960 Craig Scanlon, English rock guitarist (The Fall), born in Manchester, England
  • 1962 Grecia Colmenares, Venezuelan actress (Estefanía), born in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 1963 (Jakub) "Kuba" Stankiewicz, Polish jazz pianist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland
  • 1963 Barbara Weathers, American vocalist (Atlantic Starr - "Secret Lovers"), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1963 Theo Snelders, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (1 cap; FC Twente, Aberdeen 227 games, Rangers), born in Westervoort, Netherlands
  • 1964 Duncan Millar, English pop and jazz pianist (Blue Mercedes - Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • 1964 Peter Laviolette, American ice hockey coach (Stanley Cup Carolina Hurricanes 2006, NY Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators), born in Franklin, Massachusetts
  • 1964 Roberta Close, Brazilian model (1st transgender model to have posed for the Brazilian edition of Playboy), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1964 Vladimir Artemov, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold x 4, silver x 1 USSR 1988; World C'ship gold x 6), born in Vladimir, Russia
  • 1965 Colin Hendry, Scottish soccer defender (51 caps; Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers) and coach (Blackpool, Clyde), born in Keith, Scotland
  • 1965 Jeffrey Wright, American actor (Angels in America, Westworld), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1965 Todd Kabel, Canadian jockey (Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey 1992, 95, 2003-06; Queen's Plate 1995, 2000; Prince of Wales Stakes 2000, 07), born in McCreary, Manitoba (d. 2021)
  • 1966 C. Thomas Howell, American actor (Red Dawn, Tank, Soul Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Louise Post, American rock guitarist and singer (Veruca Salt - "Volcano Girls"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Shinichi Ito, Japanese motorcycle racer (Japanese Superbike C'ship x 3; Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance Race x 3), born in Kakuda, Japan
  • 1967 Tino Martinez, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1995, 1997; World Series 1996, 98–2000 Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1967 Václav Chalupa, Czech rower (Henley Royal Regatta 1989, Olympic silver 1992), born in Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
  • 1968 Mark Geyer, Australian rugby league second rower (3 Tests; NRL Premiership 1991 Penrith; NSW 3 SOO) and broadcaster (MMM), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1969 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, born in Boston (d. 2011)
  • 1970 Courtney Browne, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (20 Tests, 81 dismissals, 1 x 50; Barbados), born in London, England
  • 1971 Mauricio Hadad, Colombian tennis star (1995 Bermuda), born in Cali, Colombia
  • 1971 Stephanie D'Abruzzo, American actress, puppeteer (Avenue Q; Sesame Street), and cabaret singer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1971 Vladimir Akopian, Armenian chess Grandmaster, born in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
  • 1972 'Sunny' Tammy Lynn Sytch, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Matawan, New Jersey
  • 1972 Bobby Schoonens, Dutch soccer player (RKC), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands
  • 1972 Clay Shiver, American NFL center (Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers), born in Tifton, Georgia
  • 1972 Hermann Maier, Austrian skier (2 x Olympic gold Super-G, Giant slalom 1998; 3 x World C'ship gold; 4 x overall World Cup titles), born in Altenmarkt im Pongau, Austria
  • 1972 Jordi Buritlo, Spanish tennis player, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1972 Kevin Dogins, American NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Eagle Lake, Texas

Terrell OwensTerrell Owens (49 years old)

1973 American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (5 × First-team All-Pro; 6 × Pro Bowl; 3 × NFL receiving TD leader; SF 49ers, Dallas Cowboys), born in Alexander City, Alabama

  • 1974 Alex Rădulescu, Romanian tennis player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1974 Kang Full, South Korean webcomic artist, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1974 Nicole Appleton, English-Canadian singer (All Saints), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1975 Jamie Clapham, English footballer (Ipswich Town), born in Lincoln, England
  • 1975 Nikola Wapzarow, Bulgarian poet and writer, born in Bansko, Bulgaria
  • 1976 Alan Faneca, American football player (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1976 Brent Johnson, Canadian football player (BC Lions), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1976 Derek Ramsay, British-Filipino actor (No Other Woman), TV personality ("Eat Bulaga!"), and ultimate frisbee player, born in Enfield, England
  • 1976 Georges Laraque, Canadian ice hockey player (Edmonton Oilers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1976 Mark Duplass, American filmmaker and musician (The Morning Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1976 Sunny Sweeney, American country music singer-songwriter ("From a Table Away"; "Drink Myself Single"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1977 Dominic Howard, English drummer (Muse), born in Stockport, England
  • 1977 Luke Donald, English golfer (US Masters 2005, PGA C'ship 2006 3rd), born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  • 1978 Chad Dukes, American radio personality, born in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1978 Frankie J. [Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr.], Mexican-American singer (Kumbia Kings), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1978 Shiri Appleby, American actress (Roswell), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress and writer, born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1979 Jennifer Carpenter, American actress (Debra Morgan-Dexter), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1979 Lampros Choutos, Greek footballer, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1979 Sara Bareilles, American pop singer ("Love Song"; "Brave"), born in Eureka, California
  • 1980 John Terry, English soccer defender (78 caps; Chelsea), born in London, England