Famous Birthdays on 28th December

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1164 - Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)
1484 - Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen
1522 - Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)
1619 - Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
1631 - Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist
1635 - Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)
1655 - Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)
1665 - George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)
1694 - Ceslav Vanura, composer
1731 - Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master
1738 - Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer
1751 - Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer
1753 - Johan Wikmanson, composer
1763 - John Molson, founded Montreal brewery (Molsons)
1778 - Franciszek Ksawery Drucki-Lubecki, Polish politician (d. 1846)
1783 - Robert Gallenberg, composer
1787 - Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Curacao
1801 - James Barnes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1805 - Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer
1812 - Julius Reitz, composer
1822 - William Booth Taliaferro, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1823 - Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), died in 1881
1826 - Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)
1827 - Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brigadier General (Union), died in 1862
1828 - Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
1833 - Charles Miller Shelley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1835 - Archibald Geikie, British geologist
1837 - Benjamin Johnson Lang, composer
1842 - Calixa Lavallee, composer
1845 - Homer Newton Bartlett, composer
1849 - Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck
US President Woodrow WilsonUS President Woodrow Wilson (1856) 1856 - [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, Staunton Va, 28th (D) US President (1913-21), Nobel Peace Prize 1919
1859 - Gerard Brucken Fock, composer
1859 - John W Fortescue, military historian
1860 - Alexander von Fielitz, composer
1865 - Félix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)
1866 - Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian and diplomat (d. 1935)
1868 - Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)
1872 - Pío Baroja y Nessi, San Sebastián, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer)
1880 - Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
1882 - Arthur Eddington, England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician
1883 - A Wolfenstein, writer
1884 - Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter
1887 - Charles Dingle
1888 - Gabriel von Wayditch, composer
1889 - Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Spanish Writer Pio BarojaSpanish Writer Pio Baroja (1872) 1890 - Frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China)
1894 - Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
1894 - Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)
1896 - Roger Huntington Sessions, Brooklyn NY, composer (Black Masks)
1898 - Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (d. 1957)
1898 - Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
1899 - Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (d. 1943)
1902 - Mortimer J Adler, NYC, author (Encyclopedia Brittanica)
1902 - Shen Congwen, writer
1903 - John von Neumann, mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)
1903 - Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)
1904 - Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
1904 - Sergei Yutkevich, St Petersburg Russia, director (Otello, Banya)
1905 - Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)
1905 - Earl "Fatha" Hines, Duquesne Pa, jazz pianist (Deep Forest)
1905 - Gajapatairaj Vijaya Ananda the Rajkumar of Vizianagram (Ind)
1907 - Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel
1908 - Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)
1909 - Billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1909 - Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)
1910 - John Kerr, NZ, cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s)
1911 - Phani Majumdar, film maker
1911 - Sam Levenson, NYC, humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party)
1913 - Lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba)
1914 - Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street)
1914 - Lee Bowman, Cincinnati Ohio, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover)
1915 - Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)
1916 - Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
1917 - Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87)
1919 - Inocenti Carreno, composer
1920 - Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles), (d. 2012)
1920 - Bruce McCarty, South Bend, Indiana, architect (1982 World Fair), (d. 2013)
1921 - Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
1921 - Johnny Otis, (Alexandres Veliotes) Vallejo California, US R & B musician, producer and talent scout
1922 - Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
1922 - Stan Lee, comics artist/creator (Spiderman, Incredible Hulk)
1923 - Andrew Duggan, actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War)
1924 - Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)
1925 - Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
1925 - Hildegard Knef, Ulm Germany, actress (Touch of Class, Mozambique), (d. 2002)
1926 - Donald Carr, cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho)
1927 - Anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK)
1927 - Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
1928 - Kamillo Lendvay, composer
1928 - Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
1929 - Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
1929 - Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president
1929 - Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers)
1931 - Martin Milner, Detroit, Michigan, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12)
1931 - Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
1931 - Guy Debord, situationist
1931 - John de Mol, Dutch vocalist/composer/producer
1932 - Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
1932 - Dorsey Burnette, Memphis, rocker (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One)
1932 - Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer (Blood of Requited Love)
1932 - Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
1932 - Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
1932 - Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer
1933 - Jack Perkins, Cleve Ohio, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine)
1933 - John Y. Brown, Jr., American politician
1934 - David Warrilow, actor (Simon, Radio Days, Dakota Road, Barton Fink)
1934 - John Akers, business executive
Actress Maggie SmithActress Maggie Smith (1934) 1934 - Maggie Smith, Ilford England, actress (Death on Nile, Clash of Titans)
1934 - Peggy Wilson, golfer
1934 - Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (d. 1987)
1935 - Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
1936 - Nichelle Nichols, Robbins Ill, actress (Uhura-Star Trek)
1936 - Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (d. 1979)
1936 - Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
1937 - Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
1938 - Bruce Yarnell, Los Angeles California, actor (Outlaws)
1938 - Charles Neville, US rock vocalist/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)
1938 - Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
1938 - Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician
1939 - Philip Anschutz, American businessman
1940 - Alvin Elliot Singleton, composer
1940 - Lonnie Liston Smith, US jazz performer (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady)
1941 - Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)
1941 - Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)
1942 - Paul Horowitz, NYC, physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3)
1943 - Bobby Comstock, rocker
1943 - David Peterson, Toronto, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- )
1943 - Oscar D Dhlomo, South African sect-gen of Inkatha (1978-90)
1943 - Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)
1944 - Johnny Isakson, American politician
1944 - Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1945 - Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal (1972- )
1945 - Dwight Bement, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
1945 - Max Hastings, British editor-in-chief (Daily Telegraph)
1946 - Edgar Winter, Beaumont Tx, rocker (They Only Come Out at Night)
1946 - Hubie Green, golfer (US Open-1977, PGA-1985)
1946 - Jorge Velasquez, sportsman
1946 - Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota
1947 - Andrew Olle, broadcaster
1947 - Aurelio Rodriguez, baseball player
1947 - Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
1948 - Jorge Velasquez, jockey (Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981)
1950 - Alex Chilton, Memphis Tenn, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops)
1950 - Øivind Blunck, Norwegian comedian and actor
1951 - Kenneth Pope, NFLer
1951 - Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
1952 - Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
1952 - S Epatha Merkerson, Saginaw MI, actress (Lt Van Buren-Law and Order)
1952 - Arun Jaitley, Indian Politician
1953 - Richard Clayderman, pianist (Amour, Romantic America)
1953 - Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)
Actor Denzel WashingtonActor Denzel Washington (1954) 1954 - Denzel Washington, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere)
1954 - Rosie Vela, British singer (Zazu, Fools Paradise)
1954 - Tony Rosato, Naples Italy, comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live, Amanda's)
1956 - Kenneth Grant, bass/vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking, Operator)
1956 - Michael Gibbons, rocker (Bo Donaldson & Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero)
1956 - Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
1957 - Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
1958 - Carl Marsden, bodyguard
1958 - Carlos Carson, football player
1958 - Joe Diffie, Tulsa Ok, country singer/guitarist (Home)
1958 - Mike McGuire, Haleyville Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1958 - Terry Butcher, British soccer player
1959 - Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
1959 - Ana Torroja, Spanish singer (Mecano)
1959 - Phil Abrams, American actor
1960 - Chad McQueen, actor (Nightforce)
1960 - John Fitzgerald, Australia, tennis star
1960 - Marty Roe, Lebanon Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1960 - Raymond Bourque, Montreal, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston)
1960 - Terri Garber, Miami FL, actress (Leslie Carrington-Dynasty)
1960 - Zane Smith, Madison WI, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1961 - Heather Hafner, Santa Barbara Ca, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90)
1961 - Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and football coach
1962 - Keith Lee, basketball player (Memphis State)
1962 - Rachel Z, American pianist
1962 - Melissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician
1963 - Malcolm Gets, actor (Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City)
1963 - Mel Stottlemyre Jr, pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays)
1963 - Willow Bay, TV host (Good Morning America)
1964 - Charles Sinek, dance skater (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
1964 - Maite Zúñiga, Spanish athlete
1965 - Colleen Dion, actress (Brett Gardner-Another World)
1965 - Martine Robine, newspaper writer/Miss Junior Miss-France (1984)
1965 - Mary Waddell Gainey, Hartsville SC, Miss SC-America (1991-2nd)
1966 - Joe Wolf, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
1967 - Paul Lynch, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1967 - Chris Ware, American cartoonist
1968 - Darrick Brownlow, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1968 - Jennifer Palmquest, Wilmot SD, Miss SD-America (1991)
1968 - Jozef Dano, Skalica CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1968 - Kurt Schulz, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
1969 - James Trapp, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
1969 - Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer
1970 - Brenda Schultz-McCarthy, Haarlem Neth, tennis star (95, 96 Oklahoma City)
1970 - Elizabeth McIntyre, Dunbar WV, Miss America-WV (1996)
1970 - James Jett, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Melvin Nieves, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1971 - Michael Watkins, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)

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