Famous Birthdays on 19th December

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1036 - Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
1498 - Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist
1554 - Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
1676 - Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist
1683 - Philip V, Versailles France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
1699 - William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)
1714 - John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)
1723 - Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother
1744 - Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/West-Friesland
1753 - John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)
1778 - Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, eldest child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI (d. 1851)
1779 - Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver
1783 - Charles-Julien Brianchon, France, mathematician (Brianchon's theorem)
1784 - Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)
1790 - William Parry, England, Arctic explorer
1792 - [Andries] Hendrik Potgieter, Cape Colony, settled Transvaal
1796 - Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright
1797 - Josef Theodor Krov, composer
1809 - Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms)
1813 - Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)
1814 - Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)
1817 - James Jay Archer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1864
1819 - James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1821 - Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader
1824 - Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
1825 - George Frederick Bristow, composer
1831 - Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
1832 - John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone
1836 - Maria L Sanford, pioneer educator (PTA)
1837 - John Carpenter Carter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1849 - Henry Clay Frick, Penn, built world's largest coke & steel operation
1852 - A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)
1853 - Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Quebec (d. 1942)\
1861 - Constance [Clara] Garnett, Brighton England, Russian-English translator
1861 - Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
1864 - Adolf Sandberger, composer
1865 - Hermann Hirt, Magdeburg Prussia, linguist (Indo-European Grammar)
1865 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, New Orleans La, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays)
1865 - Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint
1869 - Eduard Hermann, Coburg Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, German linguist (Homer)
1875 - Carter G Woodson, New Canton Va, American historian (black studies)
1876 - Carlo Gatti, composer
1878 - Anton Lajovic, composer
1879 - Beals C Wright, tennis champ (US Open-1905)
1879 - Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
1880 - Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer
1882 - Walter Braunfels, composer
1883 - Louis Davids, [Simon David], Dutch cabaret performer/chorus performer
1883 - [Francis] Barry Byrne, Chicago Ill, architect
1884 - Antonin Zapotocky, Czechoslovak president (Ceskoslovensky Spisouatel)
1884 - Ferdinando Liuzzi, composer
1885 - F S Flint, London England, translator/poet (imagist movement)
1888 - Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch)
1890 - Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
1890 - Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
1891 - Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Poland, pres-in-exile (1979-86)
1894 - Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner (1951-65)
1894 - Paul Dessau, Hamburg Germany, composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33)
1894 - Yoshida Isoya, Tokyo Japan, architect (modern sukiya style)
1895 - Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
1895 - Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)
1896 - John Seldon Whale, theologian
1897 - Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, France, anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
1901 - Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, NYC, anthropologist/novelist
1902 - Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch)
Actor Ralph RichardsonActor Ralph Richardson (1902) 1902 - Ralph Richardson, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, actor (Anna Karenina, Dr Zhivago), (d. 1983)
1903 - Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)
1903 - George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
1903 - Theo Harych, writer
1905 - Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer
1906 - H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)
1906 - Leonid I Brezhnev, Ukraine, 1st Secretary of USSR (1964-82)
1907 - Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)
1909 - W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
1910 - Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)
1910 - Jose Lezama Lima, Havana Cuba, poet/novelist
1913 - William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)
Singer Edith PiafSinger Edith Piaf (1915) 1915 - Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow), (d. 1963)
1916 - Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)
1916 - Hal Hastings, NYC, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway)
1916 - Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
1917 - Graham Sharp, ice skater
1918 - 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, Bogalusa, Louisiana, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
1919 - Benedict Freedman, New York, NY, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), (d. 2012)
1920 - David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)
1920 - Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]
1920 - Little Jimmy Dickens, American country singer
1921 - Ludvik Podest, composer
1922 - Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
1923 - Luigi Innocenti, designer
1923 - Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
1924 - Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)
1924 - Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1924 - Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)
NHL Legend Doug HarveyNHL Legend Doug Harvey (1924) 1924 - Doug Harvey, Montreal Quebec, Canadian ice hockey player
1924 - Gary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
1925 - Jimmy Dickens, Bolt WV, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
1925 - Tankred Torst, writer
1925 - Robert Sherman, New York City, New York, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), (d. 2012)
1926 - Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)
1926 - Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
1926 - Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
1927 - James Booth, Croydon, Surrey, English actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum)
1928 - Galt MacDermot, Montreal Canada, composer (Letting Down My Hair)
1928 - Michael Hurd, composer
1928 - Nathan Oliveira, American artist
1929 - Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
1929 - Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
1932 - Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
1933 - Cicely Tyson, Harlem NYC, actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman)
1933 - Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
1934 - Al Kaline, Baltimore MD, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1934 - Rudi Carrell, [Rudolf W Kesselman], Dutch showmaster
1934 - Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American politician
1935 - Barbara Bostock, American actress
1935 - Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
1936 - Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
1940 - Phil Ochs, El Paso Tx, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over)
1941 - Maurice White, Memphis TN, rock vocalist (Earth, Wind & Fire-Spirit)
1942 - Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer
1942 - Rufus, French actor
1943 - William De Vries, Bkln, surgeon-inventor (Symbion artifical heart)
1943 - Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
1944 - Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After), (d. 2013)
1944 - Maurice White, rocker
1944 - Richard Leakey, anthropologist
1944 - Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
1944 - Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
1944 - William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
1944 - Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
1945 - Elaine Joyce, Cleveland Ohio, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin)
1945 - John McEuen, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1946 - Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, singer (Money, As Tears Go By)
1946 - Robert Urich, Toronto Ohio, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$)
1946 - Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
1947 - Janie Fricke, South Whitley In, singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy)
1948 - Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
1949 - Claudia A Kolb, US, 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)
1949 - Lenny White, rocker
1949 - Nancy Kyes, American actress
1949 - Sebastian, Danish musician
1951 - Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
1953 - Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)
1955 - Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
1956 - Alice Barrett, NYC, actress (Frankie Frame-Another World)
1956 - Tom Lawless, American baseball player
1957 - Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
1957 - Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1957 - Liz Glazowski, Chicago Ill, playmate (April, 1980)
1957 - Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
1957 - John Gulager, American film director
1958 - Iqbal Sikander, cricketer (Pakistan leg-spinner 1992 World Cup)
1958 - Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy)
1958 - Rick Pearson, Marianna FL, Nike golfer (1990 Yuma Open)
1959 - Edward Metgod, Dutch soccer goalie (Haarlem, Sparta)
1959 - Kathryn "Furu" Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1960 - Mike Lookinland, Mt Pleasant Utah, actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch)
1960 - Michelangelo Signorile, American writer
NFL Legend Reggie WhiteNFL Legend Reggie White (1961) 1961 - Reggie White, Chattanooga Tennessee, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
1962 - Bettina Huebers, Hamburg GFR, claims to be the illegitimate daughter of Paul McCartney
1962 - Charith Senanayake, cricketer (played for Sri Lanka v NZ 1991)
1962 - Jill Talley, American actress
1963 - Chris Greatrex, LPGA golfer (1995 Fielcrest Cannon Classic-71st)
1963 - Jennifer Beals, Chicago Ill, actress (Flashdance, Bride)
1963 - Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1963 - Til Schweiger, German actor
1964 - Arvydas Sabonis, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
1964 - Beatrice Dalle, Breast France, actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath)
1964 - Lorie Kane, PEI Canada, LPGA golfer (du Maurier Ltd-1994, 95)
1964 - Mike Fetters, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1964 - Randall McDaniel, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
1965 - Chuckii Booker, rocker
1965 - Jessica Steen, Toronto, actress (Earth II, Homefront, Trial & Error)
1965 - Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
1966 - Alberto "La Bomba" Tomba, Italian skier (Olympic-gold-1988, 92)
1966 - Courtney Griffin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1966 - Eric Weinrich, Roanoke, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
1966 - Monique Oliver, Malibu Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-4th-1994)
1966 - Rajesh Chauhan, cricketer (Indian off-spinner since 1993)
1966 - Robert MacNaughton, NYC, actor (ET)
1966 - Roberto Beam, soccer player (Vitesse/MVV)
1967 - Doug Johns, South Bend IN, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1967 - Frankie Lam, Hong Kong actor
1967 - Criss Angel [Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos], Hempstead, New York, American magician and illusionist (Criss Angel Mindfreak)
1968 - Jennifer Devine, Portland OR, rower (Olympics-96)
1969 - Kristy Swanson, actress (Knots Landing, Buffy Vampire Slayer)
1969 - Michael Bates, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers)
1969 - Mike Alexander, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
1969 - Nayan Mongia, cricketer (Indian Test batsman-wicketkeeper 1994- )
1969 - Santana Dotson, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1969 - Scott Pearson, Cornwall, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1969 - Tom Gugliotta, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1969 - Richard Hammond, English television presenter
1969 - Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
1970 - Jon Cleveland, Fresno CA, Canadian 100m/200m swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)
1970 - Robert Lang, Teplice CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Los Angeles)
1970 - Wendy Miles, Australia, golfer (1993 T77 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)
1970 - Zac Foley, rock bassist (EMF-Unbelievable)
1970 - Tyson Beckford, American model
1971 - Amy Locane, Trenton NJ, actress (Andrea-Spencer, Sandy-Melrose Place)

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