Famous Birthdays on 22nd December

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1095 - Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)
1178 - Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1400 - Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)
1428 - Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury
1459 - Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II
1515 - Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland
1523 - Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen
1546 - Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)
1550 - Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (d. 1631)
1573 - Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia/Groningen
1624 - Tomas Micieres, composer
1639 - Jean Racine, French dramatist (d. 1699)
1643 - Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer (Louisiana)
1684 - Johann J Dillenius, [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum)
1690 - Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur (d. 1751)
1694 - Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (d. 1768)
1696 - James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)
1700 - Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent
1702 - Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Madame d'Epinay)
1723 - Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer
1727 - William Ellery, US attorney/signer (Declar of Independence)
1728 - Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden
1744 - Abigail Adams, Weymouth Mass, 2nd first lady (1797-1801)
1753 - Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)
1761 - Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress
1764 - Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility
1765 - Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825)
1767 - Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, rebellion leader (fought Napoleon's France)
1768 - John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher
1787 - Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar
1795 - Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
1803 - Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1805 - John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893)
1807 - Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (d. 1873)
1808 - Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)
1809 - Benedict Augustin Morel, Vienna, Fren psychologist (dementia praecox)
1812 - Johanne Luise Heiberg, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Romeo & Juliet)
1815 - Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
1815 - Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
1819 - Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
1819 - Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)
1821 - Giovanni Bottesini, composer
1826 - James Scott Negley, (Union volunteers Major General, died in 1901)
1830 - Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)
1831 - Mark Rutherford, writer
1831 - Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874
1832 - Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1842 - Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
1842 - Nicola d' Arienzo, composer
1844 - Izydor Lotto, composer
1846 - Andreas Hallen, composer
1849 - Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
1853 - Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
1853 - Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)
US Secretary of State Frank KelloggUS Secretary of State Frank Kellogg (1856) 1856 - Frank Kellogg, Potsdam, New York, Sec of State (1925-29), try to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), (d. 1937)
1857 - George [Robert] Gissing, England, novelist
1858 - Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy opera composer (La bohème, Tosca, Madame Butterfly), (d. 1924)
1859 - Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, collector of English folk music and dance
1860 - Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)
1861 - Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)
1862 - Connie Mack, East Brookfield, Massachusetts, HOF baseball executive/manager (Phila A's 1900-1950), (d. 1956)
1863 - Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
1863 - Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)
1866 - Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer
1867 - Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic
1867 - Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)
1867 - [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany. Soldier and politician
1868 - John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
1869 - Edwin Arlington Robinson, US, poet (Richard Corey)
Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack (1862) 1869 - Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
1872 - Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)
1873 - L[eopold] S[tennett] Amery, British politician
1873 - Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
1874 - Franz Schmidt, composer
1874 - Herman Harrell Horne, Clayton NC, philosopher (idealism)
1875 - Antoine Mariotte, composer
1875 - John P "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water)
1876 - Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Ital writer (Futurism e Futurista)
1877 - Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
1879 - Ralph Hawtrey, Buckinghamshire England, economist (multiplier)
1879 - Stanislas Bizot, French world checker champion (1925)
1881 - Enver Pasa, Istanbul Turkey, Turkish politician
1882 - Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright
1883 - Arthur James Cook, England, union leader (coal miners)
1883 - Edgard Varèse French-born composer (d. 1965)
1885 - Joseph Deems Taylor, NYC, composer (Peter Ibbetson)
1887 - Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)
1888 - Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
1889 - Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright
1889 - Minor Watson, Marianna AR, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid)
1890 - Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)
1890 - Harry Pollitt, Droylsden United Kingdom, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
1891 - Edward L Bernays, Vienna Austria, 1st public relations agent
1896 - Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St Petersburg Russia, poet
1898 - Lionel Charles Robbins, Middlesex England, economist
1898 - Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
1899 - Gustaf Gruendgens, Duesseldorf, Germany, actor and director (M, Faust)
1899 - Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
1900 - Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher
1901 - Andre Kostelanetz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Lincoln Portrari)
1902 - Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
1902 - Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
1903 - Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across US in 86 days in 1960
1903 - H Keffer Hartline, US, biophysicist (Nobel 1967)
1903 - Marc Lavry, composer
1904 - Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
1905 - Kenneth Rexroth, US, poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)
1905 - Pierre Brasseur, [Espinasse], French actor (Enfants du Paradis)
1907 - Peggy Ashcroft, Croydon England, actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days)
1907 - Yoshio Hasegawa, composer
1908 - Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
1908 - Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
1909 - Alan Carney, [David Boughal], Brooklyn NY, actor (Zombies on Broadway)
1909 - Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998)
1910 - Richard Ainley, Middlesex England, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion)
1911 - Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
1912 - Claudia A "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, 1st lady (1963-1969)
1912 - Doris Duke, NYC, heiress (American Tobacco Co)
1912 - Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
1913 - Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller
1915 - Barbara Billingsley, American actress
1917 - Andrew Fielding Huxley, London England, physiologist (Nobel 1963), (d. 2012)
1917 - Gene Rayburn, Christopher Ill, TV game show host (Match Game)
1917 - Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)
1918 - Frankie Darro, Chicago IL, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men)
1918 - William Kennedy, baseball player
1921 - Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington WV, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1921 - Robert Frank Kurka, composer
1922 - Barbara Billingsley, Los Angeles California, actress (June-Leave it to Beaver)
1922 - Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter
1922 - James C Wright Jr, (Rep-D-Texas), Speaker of House (1987-89)
1922 - Jack Brooks, American politician. (d. 2012)
1923 - Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director
1924 - Frank Corsaro, NY harbor, opera director
1924 - Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo, actress (Interiors, Beguiled)
1925 - Gunther Schuller, NYC, jazz composer
1925 - Thomas Christian David, composer
1925 - Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
1926 - Peggy Castle, Appalachia Va, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman)
1928 - Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
1929 - Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
1929 - Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)
1930 - Peter Hall, Suffolk England, director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
1930 - Larry Stevenson [Richard], Santa Monica, California, skateboard innovator (kicktail), (d. 2012)
1932 - Joe Clark, LA Ca, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
1932 - Phil Woosnam, Powys, Wales, footballer (17 Caps) and manager, (d. 2013)
1934 - David Pearson, American racecar driver
1935 - John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
1935 - Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
1936 - Hector Elizondo, NYC, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love)
1936 - James Burke, British writer
1936 - Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor (d. 1969)
1937 - Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician
1938 - Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player
1938 - Lucien Bouchard, Quebec politician
1939 - James Gurley, American musician
1942 - Dick Parry, Kentford, Suff., saxophonist (Pink Floyd, 'Money')
1943 - Paul Wolfowitz, American politician
1944 - Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1944 - Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
1945 - Diane Sawyer, Glasgow Ky, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time)
1945 - Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD)
1945 - Marianne van Wijnkoop, [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables)
1946 - Rick Nielsen, Rockford Il, rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick)
1946 - Roberta Speer, LPGA golfer
1947 - Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
1947 - Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi)
1948 - Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
1948 - Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
1948 - Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
1948 - Lynne Thigpen, American actress (d. 2003)
1949 - Maurice Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)
1949 - Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe)
Singer-songwriter Robin GibbSinger-songwriter Robin Gibb (1949) 1949 - Robin Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever), (d. 2012)
1951 - Charles de Lint, Neth, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)
1951 - Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th duke of Westminster/billionaire
1951 - Jan Stephenson, Sydney Australia, golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974)
1953 - Bernnadette Stanis, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Thelma-Good Times)
1953 - David Leisner, composer
1954 - Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
1954 - Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader
1954 - Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver
1955 - Lonnie Smith, American baseball player
1956 - Marcy Hanson, Galveston TX, playmate (Oct, 1978)
1957 - Lynne Thigpen, Joliet Ill, actress (Nancy-Love Sidney)
1957 - Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue-Raintown)
1957 - Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)
1957 - Carole James, Canadian politician
1958 - Lenny Von Dohlen, Augusta GA, actor (Love Kills, Electric Dreams)
1958 - Frank Gambale, Australian musician
1958 - David Heavener, American actor and musician
1959 - Bernd Schuster, German footballer
1960 - Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter (Gray, SAMO)
1960 - Tyrell Biggs, Phila, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)
1960 - Wakin Chau, Chinese singer
1960 - Luther Campbell (Luke), American rap artist (2 Live Crew)
1960 - Patrick Fitzgerald, American attorney
1961 - Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian lt-col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-19)
1961 - Andrew Fastow, American businessman
1962 - Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, Suffolk England, actor (English Patient)

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