Famous Birthdays on 18th December

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1507 - Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
1562 - Philipp Dulichius, composer
1569 - Jakob Hassler, composer
1602 - Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)
1610 - Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist
1620 - Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)
1633 - Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised
1633 - Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised
1635 - Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
1661 - Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)
1662 - James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (d. 1711)
1667 - Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer
1707 - Charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)
1725 - Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
1734 - Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer
1760 - Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)
1779 - Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history")
1788 - Camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer
1803 - William Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh)
1811 - Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1812 - Wiktor Kazynski, composer
1816 - Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1819 - Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)
1825 - Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1826 - Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
1826 - Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), died in 1906
1835 - George Dashiell Bayard, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1835 - Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
1837 - A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)
1844 - Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist
1848 - Karl Schroder, composer
1851 - Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)
1852 - Gaetano Coronaro, composer
Physicist J. J. ThomsonPhysicist J. J. Thomson (1856) 1856 - J. J. Thomson, Manchester, England, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)
1860 - Edward Alexander MacDowell, US, composer (Indian Suite)
1861 - Lionel Monckton, composer
1863 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, Graz Austria, His assassination in 1914 led to declarations of war in WWI
1867 - Antoon van Welie, Dutch painter
1870 - Andres Randolf, Denmark, actor (The Kiss)
1870 - Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
1873 - Adolf Vogl, composer
1873 - Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
Archduke of Austria Franz FerdinandArchduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand (1863) 1877 - Max Pallenberg, Austria, actor (Brave Suender)/husb of Fritzi Massary
1878 - Joseph Stalin [Josef], Gori, Russian Empire, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-1953), (d. 1953)
1879 - Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)
1884 - Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister
1886 - Ty Cobb, American baseball player, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers) (d. 1961)
1888 - Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress (My Fair Lady)
1888 - Robert Moses, power broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)
1890 - Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (1878) 1897 - Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1897 - Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952)
1898 - Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1904 - George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
1904 - Wilf Carter, country singer
1905 - Richard Sturzenegger, composer
1906 - Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1906 - Kam Tong, actor (Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song)
1907 - Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
1907 - Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
1908 - Celia Johnson, England, actress (Happy Breed, Brief encounter)
1909 - Mona Barrie, [Smith], London England, actress (Dawn on Great Divide)
1910 - Abe Burrows, Brooklyn New York, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)
1910 - Eric Tindall, cricketer (All Black rep who kept wicket in 5 Tests)
1911 - Helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 - Jules Dassin, Middletown CT, director (Circle of Two, Never on Sunday)
1912 - Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)
1913 - Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1913 - Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
1913 - Lynn Bari, Roanoke Va, actress (Connie-Detective Wife, Earthbound)
1913 - Saburo Takata, composer
1913 - Willy Brandt, [Herbert Frahm], German chancellor (1969-74, Nobel 1971)
1913 - Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
1914 - Jerry Zipkin, socialite
1915 - Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)
1916 - Betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee)
1917 - Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)
1920 - Rita Streich, German singer
1920 - Willis Conover, broadcaster
1922 - Larry D Mann, Toronto Canada, actor (Marty-Accidental Family), (d. 2014)
1923 - Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
1926 - Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
1927 - Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)
1927 - Sterling Lanier, US, writer (Hiero's Journey)
1927 - Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada
1928 - Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal
1929 - Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
1930 - Bill Skowron [Moose], Chicago, Illinois, MLB First baseman (NY Yankees), (d. 2012)
1931 - Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor (Hunger, Virgin Spring)
1931 - Noel McGregor, cricketer (batted in 25 Tests for NZ 1955-65)
1931 - Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager
1931 - Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)
1932 - Roger Smith, South Gate California, actor (77 Sunset Strip)
1933 - Arthur Leigh Allen, Suspected Zodiac serial killer (d. 1992)
1934 - Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)
1935 - Jacques Pépin, French chef
1936 - Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
1938 - [Bryan] Chas Chandler, rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1938 - Roger E. Mosley, American actor
1939 - Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, S Afr minister of Education
1939 - Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
1939 - Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
1939 - Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer (Olympic-Silver-1960)
1939 - Harold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1940 - Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey & Sussex)
1940 - Bramwell Morrison, member of Sharon, Lois & Bram
1941 - Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)
1941 - Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer
1942 - William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
1942 - Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
1943 - Alan Rudolph, actor (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven)
1943 - Bobby Keyes, rocker
1943 - Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1945 - Birenda Bir Bikram, King of Nepal (1972- )
1945 - Carolyn Wood, US, 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
1946 - Hubie Green, Birmingham Ala, PGA golfer (US Open 1977)
1946 - Stephen (Steve) Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist
Director Steven SpielbergDirector Steven Spielberg (1946) 1946 - Steven Spielberg, Cincinnati, director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws)
1947 - Eddie Antar, founder/CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store)
1948 - Bryan "Chas" Changler, Newcastle, rock bassist (Animals)
1948 - Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
1948 - Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
1949 - Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress (Octopussy)
1950 - Gillian Armstrong, Melbourne Aust, director (High Tide, Mrs Soffel)
1950 - Leonard Maltin, NYC, movie critic (Entertainment Tonight)
1950 - Martha Johnson, Toronto Canada, rocker (M+M)
1950 - Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
1951 - Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
1951 - Candice Rialson, Santa Monica California, actress (Chatterbox)
1953 - Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], Brooklyn NY, rock guitarist (Cars)
1953 - Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen bard
1954 - Ray Liotta, Newark NJ, actor (Sacha-Casablanca, Goodfellas)
1956 - Reinhold Ewald, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
1956 - Ron White, American comedian
1957 - John Webster, rocker (Red Ryder-Light in the Tunnel)
1959 - Barrie Chase, actress (Mardi Gras, Cape Fear)
1960 - Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist
1961 - Brian Orser, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)
1961 - Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
1961 - Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
1961 - Thomas Strittmatter, writer
1962 - Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
1963 - Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
1963 - Lori McNeil, San Diego California, tennis star (1995 Oakland doubles)
1963 - Brad Pitt, Shawnee, Oklahoma, American actor (12 Monkeys, Fight Club)
1963 - Karl Dorrell, American football coach
1963 - Pauline Ester, French singer
1963 - Allan Kayser, American actor
1964 - Don Beebe, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1964 - Robson Green, English actor and singer
1965 - Angeliki Kaneltopoutous, Greece, tennis star
1965 - Brian Walton, Ottawa Ontario, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96)
1965 - Fawna Maclaren, Santa Monica Ca, playmate (Jan, 1989)
1965 - Willie Blair, Paintsville KY, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1965 - Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
1965 - Tommy Davidson, American actor
1966 - Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
1966 - Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian actress (Ugly Dirty & Bad)
1966 - Kiefer Sutherland, actor (Young Guns, Stand by Me, Lost Boys)
1966 - Patricia Neder, Wauykesha WI, team handball right wing (Olymp-92, 96)
1966 - Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
1966 - Terry Phelps, Larchmont NY, tennis star
1966 - Tracy Byrd, country singer
1966 - Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
1966 - Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
1967 - Bob Corkum, Salisbury, NHL center (Phila Flyers)
1967 - Charles Christopher Rymer, Cleveland TN, PGA golfer (1995 Shell-3rd)
1967 - Dan McGwire, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Tracy Hayworth, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons)
1967 - Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist
1968 - Aaron Craver, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers)
1968 - Casper Van Dien, actor (Starship Troopers)
1968 - Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
1969 - Andrew Murphy, Australian long jumper/triple jumper (Olympics-96)
1969 - Chris Dausin, WLAF corner/guard (Scottish Claymores)
1969 - Joanne Mills, Sydney Aust, golfer (T25 Holden 1994 Women's Aust Open)
1969 - Joe Randa, Milwaukee WI, infielder (KC Royals)
1969 - Keith Piper, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A wicketkeeper)
1969 - Marco Coleman, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers)
1969 - T C Wright, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1969 - Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
1969 - Justin Edinburgh, English footballer
1970 - Lucious Harris, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Dallas Mavericks)
1970 - Anthony Catanzaro, American fitness model
1970 - Cowboy Troy, American rapper
1970 - DMX, American rapper and actor
1970 - Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
1970 - Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
1970 - Johnny Yeo, English artist
1971 - Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Barcelona, tennis star (Oly-silv/bronze-92)
1971 - Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety (BC Lions)
1971 - Joe Dziedzic, Minneapolis, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins)
1971 - Markus Finke, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers)
1971 - Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
1971 - Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
1972 - Eric Unverzagt, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Sea Seahawks, Scotland Claymores)
1972 - Jeff Nelson, Prince Albert, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1972 - Marcos Ondruska, South Africa, tennis star
1972 - Trevor Chowning, American Pop Artist

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