Famous Birthdays on 20th December

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1494 - Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)
1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
1539 - Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer
1566 - Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)
1579 - John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)
1594 - Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer
1606 - Christoph Schultze, composer
1626 - Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)
1629 - Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter
1659 - Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman
1717 - Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)
1720 - Charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender]
1729 - Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer
1758 - Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer
1774 - Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer
1786 - Pietro Raimondi, composer
1792 - Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
1807 - Richard Lucian Page, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1808 - Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887
1809 - Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer
1812 - Achille Peri, composer
1813 - Samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)
1819 - John Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850)
1825 - Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1833 - Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth
1838 - Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (d. 1926)
1841 - Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
1858 - Jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)
1859 - Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher
1860 - Dan Leno, English entertainer (d. 1904)
1861 - Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)
1865 - Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)
1865 - Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (d. 1950)
1867 - Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer
Tire Industrialist Harvey FirestoneTire Industrialist Harvey Firestone (1868) 1868 - Harvey Firestone, Columbia, Ohio, Industrialist, where the rubber meets the road, (d. 1938)
1869 - Charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady)
1870 - Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
1871 - Henry Kimball Hadley, composer
1872 - Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer
1873 - Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(d. 1948)
1875 - T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
1876 - Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)
1876 - Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson (1923-46)
1881 - Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers)
1884 - Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor
1886 - Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer
1886 - Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, California, tennis player (US Open 1909-11)
1888 - Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (d. 1958)
1889 - Bozidar Sirola, composer
1890 - Yvonne Arnaud, French-born actress (d. 1958)
12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies (1894) 1894 - Robert Menzies, Jeparit, Victoria, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving
1895 - Susanne Langer, US, philosopher/educator (Philosophy in a New Key)
1898 - Irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama)
1900 - Gabby Harnett, (NL MVP 1935)
1901 - Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]
1901 - Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)
1902 - George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews
1902 - Max Lerner, US, columnist (NY Post)
1902 - Sidney Hook, anticommunist philosopher (Paradoxes of Freedom)
1902 - George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (d. 1942)
1904 - Albert Van Dekker, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture)
1904 - [Schmidt] Hans Burkhardt, artist
1905 - "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner)
1906 - Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)
1906 - Irving Krick, meteorologist
1906 - Lowell Gilmore, MN, actor (Living Christ Series)
1907 - Paul Francis Webster, songwriter (d. 1984)
1908 - Giulio Cesare Brero, composer
1908 - Norman Hackforth, broadcaster
1908 - Dennis Morgan, American actor (d. 1994)
1909 - Vagn Holmboe, composer
1909 - Vakkom Majeed, Indian politician (d. 2000)
1911 - Hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967)
1915 - Aziz Nesin, writer
1916 - Michel Chartrand, Quebec union leader
1917 - David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
1918 - Audrey Totter, Joliet Ill, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up), (d. 2013)
1922 - Charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family)
1922 - George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)
1923 - Nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist
1924 - Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)
1924 - Ingeborg E A "Inge" Beekman, actress (Horizon)
1924 - Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
1925 - Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)
1925 - Datuk Seri Mahathir bin Mahamad, premier of Malaysia (1981- )
1925 - Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect
1925 - Vlastimir Nikolovski, composer
1925 - Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
1926 - David Levine, US painter
1926 - Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician
1927 - Jim Simpson, sportscaster
1927 - Kim Young-sam, President of South Korea
1928 - Charles Donald Adams, singer
1928 - Jack Christiansen, Kansas, NFL hall of famer defensive back (Lions)
1929 - Milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia
1931 - Mala Powers, American film actress (d. 2007)
1932 - John Hillerman, actor (Magnum PI)
1933 - Gordon Getty
1933 - Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961)
1933 - Jean Carnahan, U.S. Senator
1935 - Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
1938 - John Harris Harbison, Orange NJ, composer
1939 - Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel/singer (It Takes Two)
1939 - Dianne Arndt, artist/photographer
1939 - Klaus Schweizer, composer
1939 - Kathryn Joosten, Eustis, Florida, actress (Desperate Housewives), (d. 2012)
1940 - Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1941 - Frank Creton, Suriname/Neth painter
1942 - Robert L Hayes, Jacksonville Fla, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964)
1943 - Angel Tompkins, Albany California, actress (Gloria-Search) [or 12/29/49]
1944 - G Wolfgruber, writer
1944 - Robert Colomby, NYC, rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1944 - Jean Fergusson, English actress
1945 - Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], Brooklyn NY, American drummer and singer (Kiss)
1946 - John Spencer, actor (Tommy Mullanney-LA Law)
Psychic, illusionist Uri GellerPsychic, illusionist Uri Geller (1946) 1946 - Uri Geller, Tel Aviv, Israel, psychic (bends forks)
1946 - Dick Wolf, New York, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order)
1947 - Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer
1948 - "Little" Stevie Wright, rocker (Easybeats)
1948 - Alan Parsons, London, audio engineer/music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be)
1949 - Claudia Jennings, [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], Minn, playmate (Nov, 1969)
1949 - Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician
1949 - Cecil Cooper, American baseball player
1950 - Alex Chllton, rocker
1951 - Gilbert Montagné, French musician
1951 - Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter
Crime Drama Producer Dick WolfCrime Drama Producer Dick Wolf (1946) 1952 - Jenny Agutter, Taunton England, actress (Logan's Run, Equus, Amy)
1952 - Sergio Vastano, Italian actor (Nightclub, Prete Bello)
1954 - Michael Badalucco, American actor
1954 - Sandra Cisneros, American writer
1955 - Ed Kuepper, German/Australian, singer/songwriter (Saints)
1955 - Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak)
1955 - Sammy Mitchell, US programmer (Qedit/TSE/Semware)
1956 - Blanche Baker, NYC, actress/Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard)
1957 - Billy Bragg, singer/songwriter
1957 - Mike Watt, US bassist (Rockband Firehose)
1957 - Joyce Hyser, American actress
1957 - Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer
1958 - Billy Bragg, British rocker (It Says Here, Ideology)
1958 - Steve Sailer, American political commentator
1959 - David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
1959 - Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland
1960 - Carolyn Seaward, Devonshire England, Miss United Kingdom (1979)
1960 - John Fitzgerald, Australia, tennis star
1960 - Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player/trainer, (SC Heerenveen, AZ)
1960 - Nalo Hopkinson, Canadian writer
1961 - Bonnie Marino, Cleveland Oh, playmate (Jun, 1990)
1961 - Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
1961 - Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
1961 - Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor
1962 - Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1963 - Karen Moncrieff, Sacramento California, actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives)
1963 - Pam Casale, Camden NJ, tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985)
1963 - Infanta Elena of Spain
1965 - Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor
1966 - Chris Robinson, Atlanta, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
1966 - Ed de Goey, Dutch soccer goalie (Feyenoord)
1966 - Tim Hauck, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
1966 - Matt Neal, British Race Driver
1966 - Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer
1967 - Duncan Kennedy, Burlington California, luger (Olympics-1994)
1967 - Wendy Hamilton, Detroit Mich, playmate (Dec, 1991)
1968 - Joe Cornish, British comedian
1969 - Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets)
1970 - Dino Felicetti, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1970 - Grant Flower, cricketer (bro of Andy Zimbabwe Test opening batsman)
1970 - Jason Simmons, CFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Roughriders, Claymores)
1970 - Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
1970 - Travis Green, Castlegar, NHL center (NY Islanders)
1970 - Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress
1971 - Jerry Ellison, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972 - Scott Slutzker, American football tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 - Jan Caloun, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
1972 - Jonathan Wyatt, Lower Hutt NZ, 5000m (Olympics-96)
1972 - Anders Odden, Norwegian musician
1973 - Barry Stokes, WLAF offensive linesman (Rhein Fire)
1973 - Cory Stillman, Peterborough, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1973 - Jenny Boucek, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1973 - Muadianvita Kazadi, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
1974 - Augie Ojeda, Los Angeles California, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1974 - Die, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
1975 - Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
1975 - Jaydy Michel, Mexican model
1976 - Jang Hyuk, Korean actor
1976 - Aubrey Huff, American baseball player
1976 - Adam Powell, Neopets creator
1976 - Ramon Stoppelenburg, world traveler and Dutch author
1977 - Saukrates, Canadian rapper
1978 - Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer
1978 - Andrei Markov, Russian ice hockey player
1979 - David DeJesus, American baseball player
1979 - Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist
1980 - Ashley Cole, English footballer
1980 - Fitz Hall, English footballer
1980 - Tony, French-born Portuguese footballer
1981 - Roy Williams, American football player
1981 - James Shields, American baseball player
1981 - Chris Edwards, British musician (Kasabian)
1982 - Mohammed Asif, Pakistani cricket player
1982 - Kasper Klausen, Danish footballer

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