Famous Birthdays on 2nd December

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 204

1578 - Agostino Agazzari, composer
1678 - Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
1694 - William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)
1703 - Ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)
1710 - Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)
1728 - Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1738 - Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)
1754 - William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)
1760 - Joseph Graetz, composer
1760 - John Breckinridge, American politician (d. 1806)
1777 - Henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)
1802 - Melancthon Smith Wade, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1811 - Jean-Charles Chapais, French Canadian politician, Father of the Canadian Confederation (d. 1885)
1813 - Jacob Rosenhaim, composer
1817 - Heinrich von Sybel, German historian (d. 1895)
1821 - Rufus Barringer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1825 - Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)
1837 - Charles Garrison Harker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1846 - Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier
1856 - Robert Kajanus, composer
Post-Impressionist Painter Georges SeuratPost-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat (1859) 1859 - Georges Seurat, Paris France, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), (d. 1891)
1860 - C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England)
1863 - Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer
1863 - Charles Ringling, American circus owner (d. 1926)
1866 - Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, African American composer (Springarn Medal)
1868 - Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
1869 - Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
1870 - Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
1875 - Frank Reicher, Munich Germany, actor (King Kong, Son of Kong)
1884 - Ruth Draper, US, lecture artist [or 1989]
1885 - George Minot, US, physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
1891 - Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. (d. 1987)
1892 - Leo Ornstein, composer
1893 - Julius Bissier, German painter
1893 - Louis Freeman, band leader
1893 - William Gaxton, SF California, actor (Destry, Convoy)
1894 - Warren William, [Krech], Aitkin MN, actor (Caesar in Cleopatra)
1895 - Klaas Voskuil, journalist
1895 - Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)
1896 - Georgi K Zjukov, marshal of Moskow/Stalingrad [NS-Dec 11]
1897 - Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China)
1897 - Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
1898 - Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (d. 1918)
1899 - John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
1899 - John Cobb, British racing driver (d. 1952)
1899 - Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)
1901 - Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, Belgian composer
1901 - Staff Nees, Flemish organist/composer (Simon Peter)
1901 - Raimundo Orsi, Argentine-born footballer (d. 1986)
1902 - Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49)
1902 - Miroslav Ponc, composer
1904 - Donald Woods, Brandon Manitoba, actor (Tammy)
1905 - Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer
1906 - Eric Dalton, cricketer (2 centuries in 15 Tests for South Africa 1929-39)
1906 - John Bentley, England, actor (Hammer the Tuff)
1906 - Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records
1908 - Robert F Simon, Mansfield Oh, actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance)
1908 - Rufe Davis, OK, actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora)
1910 - Robert Paige, Indianapolis Ind, actor (Colgate Comedy Hour)
1910 - Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
1914 - Ray Walston, New Orleans LA, actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees)
1914 - Eddie Sauter, Bkln, musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)
1915 - Adolph Green, songwriter (married to Phyllis Newman)
1915 - Nico Richter, composer
1915 - Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher
1916 - John Bentley, Warwickshire England, actor (Chair)
1917 - Ezra Stone, US, actor/producer (Henry Aldrich)
1917 - Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes). Died 1992.
1918 - Milton Delugg, Los Angeles California, orchestra leader (Tonight Show)
1919 - Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
1920 - Robert Moevs, composer
1922 - Leo V Gordon, Baltimore MD, actor (Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War)
1923 - Maria M Callas, NYC, soprano (Carmen)
1923 - Meshulam Riklis, husband of Pia Zadora
1924 - Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd Pa, US Sec of State (1981-82)/General
1924 - Jonathan Frid, actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows)
1925 - Julie Harris, Grosse Pt Mich, actress (Bell Jar, East of Eden), (d. 2013)
1929 - Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
1929 - Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)
1929 - Lowell North, Springfield Mass, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968)
1930 - Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize, (d. 2014)
1931 - Edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88)
1931 - Hatsumi Masaaki, Founder and head of the Bujinkan Dojo organization
1933 - Michael Larrabee, American athlete (d. 2003)
1933 - K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
1934 - Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004)
1935 - Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
1935 - David Hackett Fischer, American historian
1936 - Peter Michael Braun, composer
1937 - Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)
1939 - Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician
1939 - Harry Reid, American politician
1939 - Francis Fox, Canadian politician, member of the Senate
1940 - Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
1940 - Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
1941 - Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)
1941 - Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)
1942 - Bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup)
1942 - Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
1943 - David Munden, rocker
1943 - Wayne Allard, American politician
1944 - Cathy Lee Crosby, LA, actress (Coach, That's Incredible)
1944 - Roger Omond, journalist
1944 - Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
1944 - Botho Strauß, German author
1944 - Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
1945 - Alan "Froggy" Thomson, cricketer (Australian quickie 1970-71)
1945 - Penelope Spheeris, American film director
Fashion Designer Gianni VersaceFashion Designer Gianni Versace (1946) 1946 - Gianni Versace, Reggio Calabria, Italy, fashion designer (Versace), (d. 1997)
1947 - Dhiraj Parsana, cricket pace bowler (Indian v WI 1978-79)
1947 - Michael Green, English TV/video producer
1947 - Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist
1947 - Tommy Jenkins, English football player
1948 - T. Coraghessan Boyle, American writer
1949 - Ron Raines, Teax City, Texas, actor (Guiding Light)
1950 - Merrill Ashley, St Paul Minn, ballerina (NYC Ballet)
1950 - Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic
1951 - Adrian Devine, American baseball pitcher
1952 - Keith Szarabajka, Oak Park IL, actor (Nightlife)
1952 - Carol Shea-Porter, American Congresswoman
1953 - Jay Dean Haas, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego)
1953 - Meg Griffin, DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
1953 - Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Trio)
1954 - Dan Butler, actor (Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier)
1954 - Danielle Alexander, Fort Worth Tx, country music pianist
1954 - Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank)
1954 - Stone Phillips, news host (NBC Dateline)
1955 - Dennis Christopher, Phila, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming)
1956 - Steven Bauer, Havana Cuba, actor (Scarface, Thief of Hearts)
1957 - Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician
1958 - Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1980)
1958 - Uladzimir Parfianovich, Belarusian canoer
1958 - George Saunders, American writer
1959 - Greg Barton, kayak (Olympics-2 gold-88)
1959 - Patty Jordan, Buffalo NY, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean)
1960 - Rick Savage, bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
1960 - Nicholas Dingley alias Razzle, British Drummer (Hanoi Rocks)
1962 - Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, titular Bulgarian royal family
1963 - Ann Patchett, American novelist
1964 - Brian Habib, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1964 - Chip Hale, Santa Clara CA, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
1964 - Yolanda Henry, Houston Texas, high jumper
1965 - Karrie Mitchell, Arvada Colorado, Miss Colorado-America (1991-top 10)
1966 - Anita Jokiel, Poland, gymnist (Olympic-1980)
1966 - Clive Eksteen, cricketer (South African slow left-armer 1993)
1966 - Kelly Buchberger, Langenburg, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1966 - Rob Sullivan, Chicago Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Tri-City Pro-Am)
1966 - Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese professional wrestler
1967 - Naeem Akhtar, Rawalpindi cricket medium-pacer (10-28 vs Peshawar 1995)
1967 - Sharry Konopski, Longview Wash, playmate (August, 1987)
1968 - Darryl Kile, Garden Grove CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1968 - Elna Reinach, Pretoria South Africa, tennis star
1968 - Jiri Dopita, Sumperk CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
1968 - Mark Harding, Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies
1968 - Rena Sofer, actress (Rocky-Loving, Lois Cerullo-General Hospital)
1968 - Lucy Liu, American actress
1968 - Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters)
1969 - Lewis Bush, NFL outside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1969 - O J McDuffie, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1969 - Paul Francis Stankowski, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
1970 - Rene Pucher, Presov CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1971 - Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
1971 - Rachel McQuillan, Merewether NSW Aust, tennis star (1989 Futures ITA)
1971 - Roy van de Hill, soccer player (Roda JC)
1971 - Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor
1971 - Francesco Toldo, Italian Football Player (Inter Milan)
1972 - Alan Henderson, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
1972 - Chris Burns, CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Ottawa Renegades)
1972 - James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1972 - Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka & India ODI opening bat 1996)
1972 - Zack Crockett, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 - Kevin Feighery, NFL/WLAF punter (NY Giants, Panthers, Galaxy)
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles (1973) 1973 - Monica Seles, Novi Sad Yugoslavia, tennis star (US Open 1992)
1973 - Jan Ullrich, German cyclist
1975 - Brett Lindros, London, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1975 - Mark Kotsay, Whittier CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 - Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champ)
1976 - Eddy Garabito, professional baseball player
1977 - Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer plays for Aalborg BK
1978 - Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter
1978 - Chris Wolstenholme, British bassist (Muse)
1978 - David Rivas, Spanish Footballer plays for Real Betis
1978 - Jason Collins, American basketball player for New Jersey Nets
1978 - Jarron Collins, American basketball player for Utah Jazz
1978 - Peter Moylan, Australian Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
1979 - Michael McIndoe, Scottish professional footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
1979 - Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress
Pop Star Britney SpearsPop Star Britney Spears (1981) 1981 - Britney Spears, Kentwood, Louisiana, singer and popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U")
1981 - Danijel Pranjić, Croatian football player plays for SC Heerenveen
1982 - Michelle Banzer, model/beauty queen
1982 - Hristos Karipidis, Greek footballer
1982 - Matt Ware, American football player
1982 - Pizon, American rapper/producer
1983 - Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
1983 - Chris Burke (footballer), Scottish footballer plays for Rangers F.C.
1983 - Aaron Rodgers, American football player for Green Bay Packers
1984 - Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer (Reading F.C.)
1985 - Dorell Wright, American basketball player
1986 - Claudiu Keserü, Romanian football player (FC Nantes Atlantique)
1987 - Teairra Mari, American R&B singer

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