Famous Birthdays on 12th December

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1298 - Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
1418 - Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)
1574 - Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England (d. 1619)
1579 - Heinrich Steuccius, composer
1610 - Saint Vasilije (d. 1671)
1630 - Olof Rudbeck, composer
1659 - Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)
1660 - Peter Rabus, poet/translator (Liberated Britanje)
1673 - Ahmed III, 23rd sultan (Turkey, 1703-30)
1685 - Lodovico Giustini, composer
1712 - Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen
1715 - Gennaro Manna, composer
1724 - Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)
1731 - Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin)
Ist US Chief Justice John JayIst US Chief Justice John Jay (1745) 1745 - John Jay, New York, NY, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice
1779 - Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (d. 1865)
1783 - Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (d. 1865)
1786 - William L. Marcy, American statesman (d. 1857)
1791 - Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, second wife of Napoleon (d. 1847)
1792 - Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
1799 - Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
1805 - Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)
1806 - Stand Watie, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1818 - Paul Octave Hebert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
1821 - Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
1830 - Joseph Orville Shelby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1832 - Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)
1833 - Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)
1835 - Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer
1838 - Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars)
1845 - Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)
1848 - William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
1859 - Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
1859 - Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)
Painter/Print Maker Edvard MunchPainter/Print Maker Edvard Munch (1863) 1863 - Edvard Munch, Løten, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream), (d. 1944)
1864 - Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
1866 - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
1870 - Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)
1874 - Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)
1875 - Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
1875 - Karl R G von Rundstedt, German gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)
1876 - Alvin Kraenzlein, Olympic gold medalist (d. 1928)
1879 - Friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland
1879 - Laura Hope Crews, US, actress (Camille, Gone with the Wind)
1879 - Percy Fletcher, composer
1882 - Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theory)
1886 - Owen Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (She Done Him Wrong)
1887 - Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer
1889 - Vaclav Stepan, composer
1892 - Herman Potočnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
1893 - Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], Romania, actor (10 Commandments)
1896 - Eslanda Goode, US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson
1900 - Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
1902 - Howard Koch, screenwriter
1902 - Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (d. 2003)
1903 - Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst
1904 - Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
1905 - Manès Sperber, Austrian-born writer (d. 1984)
1906 - William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)
1907 - F van Heek, Dutch sociologist
1907 - Fred Elizalde, composer
1907 - Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die)
1909 - Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
1909 - Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)
1911 - Anna Russell, composer
1912 - Yusef Bedri, educationist
1913 - Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park)
1913 - Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)
1913 - Stanley Bate, composer
1914 - Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra (1915) 1915 - Frank Sinatra, Hoboken New Jersey, American singer/actor (old blue eyes), (d. 1998)
1917 - Edward Firth Henderson, arabist
1918 - Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
1918 - Nilda Pinto, [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P], Curacao writer (Nanzi)
1919 - Olivia Barclay, English astrologer (d. 2001)
1919 - Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
1920 - Fred Kida, American comics artist
1922 - Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)
1923 - Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee (Price is Right)
1923 - Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
1924 - Edward I Koch, NYC, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1977-89)/judge (People's Court), (d. 2013)
1924 - Francis Miroglio, composer
1924 - Nevit Kodali, composer
1924 - Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
1925 - Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
1925 - D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
1925 - Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
1925 - Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer
1925 - Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)
1927 - Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
1928 - Helen Frankenthaler, NY, abstract expressionist artist (Arden)
1928 - Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
1928 - Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (Jamila)
1929 - Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)
1929 - John Osborne, England, playwright (Look Back in Anger, Luther-TONY 1964)
1929 - Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
1930 - Friedrich Voss, composer
1930 - Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
1931 - Lionel Blair, Montreal, choreographer (Spotlight)
NBA Forward Bob PettitNBA Forward Bob Pettit (1932) 1932 - robert pettit, Baton Rouge Louisiana, NBA star (St Louis Bombers/1959 MVP)
1934 - Habib Hassan Touma, composer
1934 - Miguel de la Madrid, Colima Mexico, President of Mexico (1982-1988), (d. 2012)
1936 - Bengt Emil Johnson, composer
1936 - Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)
1937 - Buford Pusser, American sheriff (d. 1974)
1938 - Connie Francis, Newark NJ, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are)
1938 - Joel Chadabe, composer
1940 - Dionne Warwick, East Orange NJ, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose)
1940 - Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer
1940 - Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
1941 - Liesbeth List, Dutch actress/vocalist (Theodorakis)
1941 - Robert Covington, drummer/singer
1941 - Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)
1941 - Tim Hauser, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction)
1942 - Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely?)
1943 - Dave Munden, rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1943 - Dickey Betts, West Palm Beach Fl, guitarist (Allman Bros-Ramblin' Man)
1943 - Grover Washington Jr, jazz artist (Mr Magic)
1943 - Mike Smith, rock musician
1944 - Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
1944 - Jean Doré, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal
1945 - Alan Ward, rock musician
1945 - Karl Edward Wagner, US, sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds)
1945 - Leslie Holbert, LPGA golfer
1945 - Susi Hush, TV producer
1945 - Tony Williams, jazz musician
1946 - Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
1946 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1946 - George Santo Pietro, husband of Vanna White
1946 - Marlous Fluitsma, actress (De Prooi, Apart, Alle Dagen Feest)
1947 - Ralph Scala, rock musician
1948 - Ray Jackson, rock musician
1948 - Tom Wilkinson, English actor
1949 - Ricardo Luis Carreras, NYC, bantamweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1949 - Bill Nighy, English actor
1950 - Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender (NY Islanders)
1950 - Rajnikanth, Indian actor
1951 - Caren Kaye, NYC, actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties)
1951 - Steven Alan Hawley, Ottawa Ks, PhD/ast (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82)
1952 - Ajit De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982)
1952 - Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos California, gymnist (Olympic-4th-1968)
1952 - Sarah Douglas, England, actress (Conan, Superman II, Falcon Crest)
1952 - Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician
1953 - Bruce Kulick, rock guitarist/singer (KISS)
1954 - Liz Claman, American television anchor
1955 - Lenore Rittenhouse, Honolulu HI, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank)
1955 - Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman
1955 - Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
1956 - Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexico City, actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest)
1956 - Sondra Theodore, San Bernadino Cal, playmate (July, 1977)
1956 - Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist
1957 - Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)
1957 - Sheila E.[scovedo], Oakland, California, American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock)
1957 - Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
1958 - Sheree J Wilson, Rochester MN, actress (Our Family Honor, Dallas)
1959 - Belouis Some, rock musician (Neville Keighley-Some People)
1959 - Krishnammachari Srikkanth, cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener)
1959 - Scott D Vangen, Granite Falls MN, astronaut
1960 - Amal Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88)
1960 - Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master
1961 - Daniel O'Donnell, Donegal, Ireland, singer/Television presented
1961 - Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1962 - Holly Gagnier, LA, actress (One Life to Live)
1962 - Nadeem Ghauri, cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990)
1962 - Ray Brown, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers)
1962 - Tracy Austin, Rolling Hills California, tennis pro (US Open 1979, 81)
1963 - Teresa Blake, Tuscaloosa Ala, actress (Gloria Marsh-All My Children)
1963 - Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
1964 - Haywood Jeffires, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)
1964 - Rockin' Jeff, rock musician (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
1964 - Sabu, American professional wrestler
1964 - Haywood Jeffries, American football player
1965 - Laurie Grover-Tavares, Newark NJ, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1966 - Cheryl Dickey, Houston Texas, 100m hurdler
1966 - Jim Sandlak, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1966 - Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist
1966 - Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
1967 - David Szott, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
1967 - John Randle, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
1967 - Masood Anwar, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v West Indies 1990)
1967 - Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
1967 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
1968 - Chris Walsh, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
1968 - Kurt Schulz, safety (Buffalo Bills)
1968 - Laurie Williams, cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996)
1968 - Ray Ethridge, wide reciever (Baltimore Ravens)
1968 - Tatianna, Phila Pa, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy)
1968 - Kate Humble, English television presenter
1968 - Rory Kennedy, American documentarian
1969 - Carrie Westcott, Mission Hills KS, playmate (Sep, 1993)
1969 - Courtney Hawkins, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1969 - Doug Terry, NFL/WLAF safety (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
1969 - Frank Dikstaal, soccer player (MVV)
1969 - Jane Robinson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1969 - Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)
1969 - Sebastian Savage, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1970 - Ivano Newbill, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970 - Jennifer Connelly, Bkln Heights NY, actress (Labyrinth, Rocketeer)
1970 - Madchen Amick, Reno NV, actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks)
1970 - Orlando Brown, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

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