Famous Birthdays on 14th December

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1009 - Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)
1363 - John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist
1503 - Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, astrologist/prophet (Les Propheties), (d. 1566)
1546 - Tycho Brahe, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose), (d. 1601)
1553 - Henri IV the Bourbon, King of Navarra (Henri III)/France
1625 - Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695)
1631 - Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679)
1640 - (baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)
1678 - Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)
1720 - Justus Möser, German statesman (d. 1794)
1730 - Capel Bond, composer
Astronomer Tycho BraheAstronomer Tycho Brahe (1546) 1738 - Johann Antonin Kozeluch, composer
1775 - Philander Chase, American founder of Kenyon College (d. 1852)
1775 - Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (d. 1860)
1777 - Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo)
1779 - Mariano Rodriguiz de Ledesma, composer
1780 - Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs
1783 - Johann Christoph Kienlen, composer
1784 - Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Asturias (d. 1806)
1787 - Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816)
1789 - Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer
1791 - Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)
1794 - Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)
1812 - Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
1824 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
1829 - John Mercer Langston, 1st African American to hold US political office
1830 - Allen Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1832 - Daniel Harris Reynolds, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1837 - William Wells, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1853 - Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)
1862 - Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
1862 - John M Acket, Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions)
1866 - Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
1868 - Richard Batka, composer
1870 - Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40)
1870 - Karl Renner, Austrian Chancellor/president (1918-20, 45-50)
1873 - Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
1875 - Dobri Khristov, composer
1877 - Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)
1881 - Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (d. 1956)
1883 - Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer
1883 - Morihei Ueshiba "the founder" founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido
1884 - Regina Ullmann, writer
1884 - Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)
1894 - Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer
1895 - Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952)
1895 - King George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) Reigned 1936-52.
Aviation Pioneer Jimmy DoolittleAviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle (1896) 1896 - James Doolittle, Alameda California, USAF General (Raid on Tokyo 1942)
1897 - Margaret Chase Smith, (Rep/Sen-R-Maine)
1897 - Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (d. 1977)
1898 - Frederick Douglass Hall, composer
1900 - Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer
1901 - Henri Cochet, tennis champ (US Open-1928)
1901 - Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64)
1902 - Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bea-Andy Griffith Show)
1905 - Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin
1906 - Helmut Bornefeld, composer
1907 - Guy Middleton, Hove England, actor (Gentlemen Marrie Brunettes)
1908 - Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
1908 - Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (d. 1996)
1908 - Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer
1908 - Mária Szepes, Hungarian authoress (d. 2007)
1909 - Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958)
1909 - Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, harpist/founder Eduard of Beinumstichting
1911 - Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)
1911 - Spike Jones, Long Beach California, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous)
1911 - Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
1912 - Morey Amsterdam, Chicago Ill, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1914 - Karl Carstens, German (CDU)/pres Germany (1979-84)
1914 - Rosalyn Tureck, Chicago Illinois, pianist (Bach & Rock)
1914 - Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (d. 1943)
1915 - Dan Dailey, New York City, New York, American dancer and actor (Gov Drinkwater-Governor & JJ)
1915 - Clay Warnick, Tacoma Wash, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
Writer Shirley JacksonWriter Shirley Jackson (1916) 1916 - Shirley Jackson, San Francisco, California, writer (Road Through the Wall), (d. 1965)
1917 - Elyse Knox, Hartford Ct, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold)
1917 - Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years)
1917 - June Taylor, American choreographer (d. 2004)
1918 - James T. Aubrey, American television executive (d. 1994)
1918 - B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate
1920 - Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter
1920 - Quinton Hazell, businessman
1920 - Clark Terry, American trumpeter
1922 - Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
1922 - Don Hewitt, NYC, CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes)
1923 - Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)
1923 - Leonardus S van Egeraat, Dutch travel expert
1923 - Sully Boyar, NYC, actor (Car Wash)
1924 - Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
1924 - Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
1924 - Raj Kapoor, Indian actor (d. 1988)
1925 - Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1926 - Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
1927 - Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86)
1927 - Richard Cassilly, American tenor (d.1998)
1929 - Ron Nelson, composer
1931 - Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002)
1932 - Abbe Lane, Bkln, aka Mrs Xavier Cugat/singer (Xavier Cugat Show)
1932 - Charlie "Silver Fox" Rich, Colt Ark, vocalist (Behind Closed Doors)
1932 - George Furth, Chicago Ill, actor/dir (Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings)
1933 - Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I left my heart in SF)
1934 - Petrus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist
1935 - Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bath England, actress (Search for the Nile)
1935 - David White, cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961)
1935 - Lee Remick, Quincy MA, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer)
1935 - Lewis Arquette, Chicago IL, actor (Horror Show, Book of Love)
1936 - Robert Alan Ridley Parker, NYC, PhD/astronaut (STS 9, STS 35)
1938 - Hal Williams, Columbus Ohio, actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son)
1938 - Janette Scott, actress (Day of the Triffids)
1938 - Leonardo Boff, Italy, Brazilian Catholic theologian
1939 - Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player 1st African American to win Heisman Trophy (1961)
1939 - Marilyn Cooper, NYC, actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors)
1940 - Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
1941 - Barry Hadlee, cricketer (bro of Dayle & Richard, NZ World Cup 1975)
1941 - Ellen Willis, American journalist (d. 2006)
1942 - David Band, banker
1942 - Rex Thompson, NYC, actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men)
1942 - Zoe Laskari, Greek actress
1943 - Frank Allen, rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)
1946 - Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft)
1946 - Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)
1946 - Jane Birkin, London England, actress (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust)
1946 - Joyce Vincent Wilson, Detroit Mich, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn)
1946 - Michael Ovitz, president (Walt Disney Co)
1946 - Patty Duke, [Anna Marie], Elmhurst NY, actress (Miracle Worker)
1946 - Ruth Fuchs, German DR, javelin thrower (Oly-2 gold-72, 76)
1946 - Stan Smith, Pasadena, California, American tennis champ (Wimbledon 1972, US Open-1971)
1947 - Christopher Parkening, Los Angeles California, guitarist (transcribed sacred music)
1947 - Linda Sutton, English artist
1948 - Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host
1948 - Dee Wallace Stone, [Deanna Bowers], Kansas City Kansas, actress (Critters, 10, ET)
1948 - Kim Beazley, Australian politician
1949 - Bill Buckner, California, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series
1949 - Cliff Williams, Sydney Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1950 - Vicki Michelle, Essex England, actress (Virgin Witch, Allo Allo)
1951 - Jan Timman, Dutch chess player
1952 - Tamara Danz, singer
1952 - Germain Houde, French Canadian actor
1953 - Joe Toplyn, Boston, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman)
1953 - Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
1953 - René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer
1953 - Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician
1953 - Mikael Odenberg, Swedish politician
1954 - Alan Kulwicki, Greenfield Wisc, NASCAR racer (Winston Cup)
1954 - Eva Mattes, Tegernsee Germany, actress (Celeste, Man Like Eva)
1954 - Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55)
1954 - Ib Anderson, Copenhagen, ballet dancer
1954 - Steven Glenwood MacLean, Ottawa Ontario, astronaut (STS 52)
1954 - James Horan, Louisville, Kentucky, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime)
1955 - Jane Crafter, Perth Australia, golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams)
1956 - Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein, Slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)
1956 - T K Carter, Los Angeles California, actor (Mike-Punky Brewster, Just our Luck)
1957 - Gary Ferris, American author
1958 - Jan Dijksma, Dutch bassist (Weekend at Waikiki)
1958 - Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior)
1958 - Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues)
1958 - Steven Rock-Savage, Mellville Louisiana, (LSU), actor
1959 - Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer
1959 - Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer
1960 - Catherine G Coleman, Charleston SC, Phd/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 73)
1960 - Bob Paris, American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate
1961 - Jeff Robinson, baseball player (Det, Balt)
1962 - Bharat Arun, cricketer (Indian pace bowler late-80's)
1962 - Chris Dahlquist, Fridley, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1963 - Cindy Gibb, Bennington Vt, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Youngblood)
1964 - C[arl] J[eff] Snare, Wash DC, vocalist (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
1964 - Chelsea Noble, actress (Kate-Growing Pains)
1965 - Christine Burton, Adelaide Aust, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
1965 - Craig Biggio, Smithtown NY, infielder (Houston Astros)
1965 - Ken Hill, Lynn, Massachusetts, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1965 - Lawrence Clay-Bey, Hartford Ct, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)
1966 - Anthony Mason, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
1966 - Bill Ranford, Brandon Man, NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston)
1966 - Carl Herrera, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1966 - Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver
1966 - Tim Skold, Swedish/American musician
1967 - Ali Wood, Long Beach Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
1967 - Eldridge Recasner, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets)
1967 - Noelle Beck, Baltimore, actress (Trisha-Loving, Fletch Lives)
1967 - Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer
1968 - Cees Marbus, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1968 - Jamie Crysdale, CFL corner (Calgary Stampeders)
1969 - Arthur Numan, soccer player (PSV)
1969 - Craig Jones, Nambour Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (NZ Open-1994)
1969 - Dave Nilsson, Brisbane Australia, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1969 - Rogerick Green, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Bradford Banta, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 - Nadine Garner, Australian actress
1970 - Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer
1970 - Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter
1971 - Chris Therien, Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)
1971 - Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96)
1971 - Natascha McElhone, English actress
1972 - Johnny Mcwilliams, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1972 - Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor
1972 - Marcus Jensen, American baseball player
1973 - Eelco Wassenaar, Neth, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1973 - Tia Texada, American actress and singer
1973 - Thuy Trang, American actress (d. 2001)
1974 - Billy Koch, Garden City NY, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Inga Drozdova, Latvia, playmate (Nov, 1997)

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