Famous Birthdays on 15th December

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37 - Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, Antium, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)
1534 - Lucas Osiander, composer
1567 - Christoph Demantius, composer
1574 - Samuel Besler, composer
1610 - David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
1648 - Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)
1657 - Michel-Richard Delalande, composer
1667 - Ludwig Ernst, composer
1720 - J F Beck, writer
1735 - Cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer
1765 - Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer
1778 - Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies)
1787 - Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
1793 - Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy)
Roman Emperor NeroRoman Emperor Nero (37) 1802 - Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
1803 - August Freyer, composer
1812 - Isidor Dannstrom, composer
1821 - Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer
1822 - Edward Stephen, composer
1823 - Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
1830 - Francesco D'Arcais, composer
1832 - Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], French engineer (Eiffel tower), (d. 1923)
1836 - Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)
1842 - Henry Gadsby, composer
French Engineer Gustave EiffelFrench Engineer Gustave Eiffel (1832) 1848 - Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress
1852 - Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), (d. 1908)
1852 - Tewfik Pasja, khedive (viceroy) of Egypt
1853 - Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies
1857 - Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer
1859 - Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)
1860 - Niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)
1860 - Abner Powell, American baseball player (d. 1953)
1861 - Charles Edgar Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)
Physicist/Nobel Laureate Henri BecquerelPhysicist/Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel (1852) 1863 - Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)
1863 - Paul [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]
1870 - Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect
1873 - Pongrac Kacsoh, composer
1875 - Friedrich Niggli, composer
1875 - Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)
1876 - Ferdinand Hardekopf, writer
1878 - Hans Carossa, writer
1879 - Hugo W C Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer
1879 - Rudolf von Laban, Czech/German choreographer (modern dance)
1881 - James Schneider, NY, actor (Keystone Kops)
1887 - Pieter C A Geyl, historian (History of the Dutch Tribe)
1888 - Artturi A Leinonen, Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician
1888 - Maxwell Anderson, US, dramatist (Winter Set, High Tor)
1891 - A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)
1892 - David Guion, composer
Industrialist J. Paul GettyIndustrialist J. Paul Getty (1892) 1892 - J. Paul Getty, Minneapolis Mn, oil magnate (Getty Oil), (d. 1976)
1892 - Jose Maria Castro, composer
1896 - Carl Ferdinand Cori, US bio-chemist
1896 - George B Cressey, US geographer (Asia's Lands & Peoples)
1896 - Margaret Bannerman, Toronto Ontario, actress (Elopement)
1896 - Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor
1896 - Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)
1898 - Fernando Remacha, composer
1899 - Frank Vosper, London England, actor (Man Who Knew Too Much)
1899 - Harold Abrahams, English sprinter (d. 1978)
1900 - Francesco Messina, sculptor
1902 - Robert F. Bradford, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1983)
1904 - Kermit Bloomgarden, producer (Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man)
1904 - William Hitzig, Austria, Maxwell physician
1905 - Ferenc Farkas, composer
1906 - Betty Smith, novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
1907 - Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (Brasilia), (d. 2012)
1910 - John H. Hammond, NYC, American rock/jazz musician (I Can Tell, So Many Roads)
1911 - Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
1912 - Ray Eames, American designer (d. 1988)
1913 - Muriel Rukeyser, US, poet (1977 Shelley Memorial Award)
1913 - Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager
1914 - Ernie Toshack, cricket pace bowler (Aussie left-arm post-WWII)
1915 - Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral
1916 - Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)
1917 - Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)
1918 - Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], Bkln, actor (Broken Arrow)
1919 - Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
1920 - Kurt Schaffenberger, American comics artist (d. 2002)
1921 - Bobby Todd, US comic/actor (Original Sin)
1922 - Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"
1923 - Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
1923 - Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (d. 2002)
1923 - Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman
1924 - Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
1925 - Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
1925 - Kasey Rogers, American actress (d. 2006)
1928 - Jimmy Nelson, Chicago Illinois, ventriloguist (Nestles, Farfel)
1928 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (d. 2000)
1928 - Jerry Wallace, American singer
1929 - Keith Andrew, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63)
1930 - Alim-ud-Din, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62)
1930 - Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace)
1931 - Evald Schorm, Prague Czech, director (Courage for Every Day)
1932 - Elaine Barkin, composer
1932 - Igor Stuhec, composer
1933 - Jesse Belvin, Texarkana Arkansas, rock vocalist (Mr Easy)
1933 - Tim Conway, Willoughby Oh, comic (McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show)
1937 - John [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs)
1937 - Karen Morrow, Chic, actress (Aunt Minerva-Tabitha, Jim Nabors Hour)
1938 - Dennis RB Madide, South African Internal minister of Transkei
1939 - Cindy Birdsong, Camden NJ, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes)
1939 - Nicolaus A Huber, composer
1940 - Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)/sportscaster (NBC)
1941 - Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
1941 - Geoffrey Davies, English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go)
1942 - Dave Clark, London England, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
1943 - Mihaly Hesz, Hungary, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1968)
1943 - Kathleen Blanco, American politician
1943 - Lucien den Arend, Dutch artist
1944 - Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)
Environmentalist Chico MendesEnvironmentalist Chico Mendes (1944) 1944 - Chico Mendes, Xapuri, Acre, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper (d. 1988)
1945 - Thaao Penghlis, actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life)
1945 - Michael King, Wellington, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand)
1946 - Carmine Appice, NYC, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling)
1946 - Harry Ray, Hackensack NJ, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
1946 - Art Howe, American baseball player and manager
1947 - Rodney Bingenheimer, Pioneering American radio personality
1948 - David Gwillim, Plymouth England, actor (Island at Top of the World)
Historian and Author Michael KingHistorian and Author Michael King (1945) 1948 - Melanie Chartoff, American actress
1948 - Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)
1949 - Don Johnson, Flatt Creek, Missouri, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges)
1949 - Ton [Teunis] Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion
1951 - Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star
1951 - Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)
1952 - Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer
1952 - Julie Taymor, American director
1953 - J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer
1954 - Alex Cox, director (Repo Man)
1954 - Justin Ross, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change)
1954 - Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY & NEWDAY)/ratledgm@spawar.navy.mil
1955 - Melanie Chartoff, West Haven Ct, actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis)
1955 - Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
1957 - Tim Reynolds, Wiesbaden, Germany, guitarist (Dave Matthews Band)
1957 - Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player
1957 - Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)
1957 - Yuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor
1958 - Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper
1959 - Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
1959 - Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
1959 - Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
1960 - Don Franklin, actor (Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders)
1960 - Doug Phelps, Leachville Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1960 - Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
1961 - Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
1961 - Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)
1961 - Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
1963 - Asif Karim, cricketer (slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup)
1963 - David Wingate, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1963 - Helen Slater, NYC, actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People)
1963 - Andrew Luster, Max Factor heir
1964 - Carlton Bailey, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1964 - Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
1965 - Kimberly Donley, Aurora IL, playmate (Mar, 1993)
1965 - Walter Reeves, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
1966 - Carl Hooper, cricketer (WI off-spin all-rounder)
1966 - Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor
1967 - Chris Gioskos, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
1967 - Christine Larsen, New Westminster BC, synchro swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
1967 - Frank Hartley, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
1967 - Keith Askins, NBA guard/forward (Miami Heat)
1967 - Mo Vaughn, Norwalk, Connecticut, American MLB first baseman (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995)
1967 - David Howells, English footballer
1968 - Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek Voyager)
1968 - Javid Hussain, Indian film producer
1968 - Osama Ali Maher, Swedish politician
1969 - Dan Williams, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
1969 - Sean Briscombe, Minneapolis Minn, diver (Olympics-96)
1969 - Wayne Simmons, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1969 - Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair athlete
1970 - Michael Shanks, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor and director (Stargate)
1970 - Damon Thomas, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
1970 - Lawrence Funderburke, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
1970 - Mitchell Butler, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers)
1970 - Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey
1971 - Boudewijk Pahlplatz, soccer player (FC Twente, PSV)
1971 - Chris Maumalanga, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Az Cardinals)
1971 - Eric Bjornson, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 - Ken Alexander, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1972 - Rodney Harrison, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers)
1972 - Stanislav Jasecko, Spisska Nova Ves, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1972 - Stuart Townsend, Irish actor
1973 - Geoff Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 - James Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 - Mike Cherry, quarterback (NY Giants)
1973 - Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)
1973 - Tammy Melinda Pearman, Brooklyn New York, American soccer forward/defender (Olympics-96)
1973 - Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director
1974 - Jeffrey van der Stone, soccer player (RKC)
1976 - Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer
1976 - Aaron Miles, American baseball player
1976 - Elix Skipper, American professional wrestler
1977 - Catherine Fox, 400m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
1977 - Larissa Fontaine, Chicago Ill, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1978 - Henrietta Nagyova, Nove Zamky Slovakia, tennis star (ITF/Cali-COL)
1978 - Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist (Epica)
1978 - Jerome McDougle, American football player
1979 - Adam Brody, American actor
1979 - Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler
1980 - Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)
1981 - Andy González, Puerto Rican baseball player

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