Famous Birthdays on 31st December

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695 - Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)
1378 - Callistus III, (Alfonso the Borja), Pope (1455-58)
1491 - Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)
1514 - Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 - Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1572 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)
1668 - Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1720 - [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne
1724 - Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer
1738 - Charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley"
1741 - Isabella Maria of Parma, wife of future Holy Roman emperor (d. 1763)
1763 - Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (d. 1806)
1799 - Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer
1805 - Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)
1815 - George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872
1818 - Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress
1825 - Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1826 - Henry Hiles, composer
1830 - Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)
1838 - Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)
1846 - Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)
1846 - Richard Kleinmichel, composer
1855 - Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet
1857 - King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894)
1859 - Max Fiedler, composer
1860 - Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937)
1863 - Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)
1864 - Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)
Impressionist Painter Henri MatisseImpressionist Painter Henri Matisse (1869) 1869 - Henri Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nord, impressionist painter (Odalisque), (d. 1954)
1870 - Thomas Connolly, baseball's major league umpire for 50 years
1874 - Ernest Austin, composer
1877 - Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)
1878 - Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)
1878 - Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman (d. 1966)
1880 - George Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953), (d. 1959)
1880 - Fred Beebe, American baseball player (d. 1957)
1881 - Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry)
1881 - Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)
1881 - Max Pechstein, German "entartet" painter/graphic artist (The Bridge)
1882 - Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)
1882 - David Cohen, Dutch historian/chairman (Jewish Council)
1882 - Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (d. 1935)
1884 - Bobby Byrne, American baseball player (d. 1964)
Military Leader George MarshallMilitary Leader George Marshall (1880) 1885 - Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1970)
1892 - Jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco)
1893 - J M Blankenberg, cricketer (60 wkts in 18 Tests for South Africa)
1893 - Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist/author (Flemish Resurrection)
1894 - Ernest John Moeran, British composer
1894 - Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupiec], Polish/US actress (Madame Dubarry)
1896 - Ronald Adam, Herefordshire England, actor (Phantom Shot)
1897 - Rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)
1899 - Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive
1899 - Silvestre Revueltas, Santiago Papasquiaro Mexico, composer (Sensemaya)
1902 - Lionel Daunais, Quebec singer and composer (d. 1982)
1904 - Chuck Gardiner, UK, NHL goalie (Vezina winner)
1904 - Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Phila Orch 1942)
1904 - Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer and actress (d. 1975)
1905 - Guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57)
1905 - Jule Styne, England, songwriter/composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony)
1905 - Tadeusz Breza, writer
1906 - Erna Bogen, Hungary, foils (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1908 - Marko Rothmuller, composer
1908 - Simon Wiesenthal, Polish/Austrian nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center)
1910 - Dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What)
1910 - Roy Rowland, film director
1911 - Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)
1912 - Maj-Gen John Frost, British para commander (d. 1993)
1914 - Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show)
1916 - Suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws)
1919 - Tommy Byrne, American baseball player
1920 - Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)
1921 - Lynn Compton, Los Angeles, California, jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), (d. 2012)
1922 - Joan McCracken, Phila Pa, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage)
1922 - Rex Allen, Wilcox Az, cowboy singer (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor)
1924 - Victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948)
1924 - Taylor Mead, American actor
1927 - Dieter Noll, writer
1928 - Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)
1928 - Ross Barbour, Columbus Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
1928 - Veijo Meri, writer
1928 - Siné, French cartoonist
1928 - Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)
1929 - Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)
1929 - Peter Barker Howard, cricketer
1929 - Peter May, cricketer (dashing English batsman of 50's)
1929 - Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian
1930 - Ala Odetta, [Odetta Holmes], Birmingham, folk singer/actress
1930 - Odetta, [Holmes], Birmingham Ala, folk singer (Sanctuary)
1931 - Bob Shaw, Belfast, Northern Ireland, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)
1932 - George Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in)
1933 - Edward Bunker, American author and actor (d. 2005)
1933 - Chryssa Vardea-Mavromichali, Athens Greece, Greek American artist
1934 - Akram Awan, Islamic scholar
1935 - Peter Allan, cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25)
1935 - Rolf Haufs, writer
Actor Anthony HopkinsActor Anthony Hopkins (1937) 1937 - Anthony Hopkins, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty)
1937 - Nicolas Born, writer
1937 - Avram Hershko, Israeli biologist, Nobel laureate
1938 - Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ), (d. 2013)
1938 - Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist
1938 - Rosalind Cash, Atlantic City NJ, actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right)
1939 - Afaq Hussain, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner in 2 Tests 1961-64)
1939 - Willye White, US long jumper (Oly-silver-56, appeared in 5 Olympics)
1940 - Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut
1940 - Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru)
1941 - Milkha Singh, cricketer (bro of Kripal Singh India batsman in 4 Tests)
1941 - Sarah Miles, Essex England, actress (Ryan's Hope, Big Sleep, Venom)
1941 - Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager
1942 - Andy Summers, Blackpool England, rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne)
1943 - Ben Kingsley, Scarborough England, actor (Gandhi, Betrayal, Maurice)
1943 - John Denver, NM, singer (Rocky Mt High), thank God he's a country boy
1943 - Pete Qualfe, rocker
1944 - Taylor Hackford, Santa Barbara, California, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray)
1945 - Claude D Marks, Buenos Aires Argent, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
1946 - Barbara Carrera, Managua Nicaragua, actress (Angelica-Dallas)
1946 - Pius Ncube, Zimbabwean human rights advocate
1947 - Burton Cummings, rock guitarist (Guess Who-These Eyes)
1947 - Tim Matheson, California, actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek)
1947 - Rita Lee, Brazilian Rock Star
Singer Donna SummerSinger Donna Summer (1948) 1948 - Donna Summer, Boston, singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio), (d. 2012)
1948 - Joe Dallesandro, Pensicola Fla, actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein)
1948 - Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
1948 - René Robert, National Hockey League player
1949 - Ellen Datlow, American editor
1949 - Susan Shwartz, American writer
1950 - Inge Helten, German FR, sprinter (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1950 - Robert Bryan Gilder, Corvallis OR, PGA golfer (1980 Canadian Open)
1951 - Fermin Goytisolo, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
1951 - Michael Allen Bantom, Phila, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
1951 - Tom Hamilton, Colorado Springs Co, rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On)
1953 - James Remar, Boston, actor (48 Hours, Rent-a-Cop, Cotton Club)
1953 - Jane Badler, Brooklyn NY, actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V)
1954 - Alex Salmond, Scottish politician
1954 - Hermann Tilke, German racing circuit architect
1955 - Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss
1956 - Martin Joseph Fettman, Brooklyn New York, American PhD/astronaut (STS 58)
1956 - Steve Rude, American comics artist
1957 - David Allen Ogrin, Waukegan IL, PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-2nd)
1958 - Geoff Marsh, cricketer (Aust opening batsman 1985-92)
1959 - Bebe Neuwirth, Princeton NJ, actress (Lilith-Cheers, Damn Yankees)
1959 - Paul Westerberg, singer (The Replacements)
1959 - Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow)
1959 - Phill Kline, American politician
1959 - Baron Waqa, Nauruan politician and musician
1959 - Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (d. 1981)
1960 - Broderick Dyke, Australia, tennis star
1961 - Joanna Johnson, actress (Caroline-Bold & Beautiful)
1961 - Rick Aguilera, San Gabriel CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
1962 - Don Diamont, actor (Brad-Young & Restless)
1962 - Tyrone Corbin, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks)
1962 - Heather McCartney, British activist and former wife of Paul McCartney
1963 - Ed Simmons, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
1963 - Scott Ian, Queens, New York, American heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man)
1963 - Konishiki, American sumo wrestler
1964 - Denis Hickey, cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA & Glamorgan)
1964 - Klari MacAskill, Budapest Hungary, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96)
1964 - Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Phil, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)
1964 - Winston Benjamin, cricketer (WI righty quick 1987-95)
1964 - Michael McDonald, American actor-comedian
1964 - Lowri Turner, British TV presenter
1965 - Michelle Dobek, Holyoke MA, golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-45th)
1965 - Julie Doucet, Canadian underground cartoonist
1965 - Gong Li, Chinese actress
1965 - Nicholas Sparks, American author
1966 - Paula Barbieri, model/girlfriend of OJ Simpson/actress (Dangerous)
1967 - Brad Daluiso, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
1968 - Gerry Dee, Canadian comedian and actor
1969 - Martha Byrne, actress (Lily-As the World Turns)
1969 - Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter and newspaper columnist
1970 - Bryon Russell, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
1970 - Dan Howe, Kingston Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1970 - Dunstan Anderson, NFL defensive end (Dolphins, NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
1970 - Edwin Huizinga, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen)
1970 - Michel Brunet, Gatineau Quebec, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
1971 - Brent Barry, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
1971 - Erin Warren, Winchester Mass, luger (Olympics-1994)
1971 - Heath Shuler, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins, NO Saints)
1971 - Ricardo López Felipe, Spanish footballer
1972 - Chris Parker, running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 - Cole Ford, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders)
1972 - Joseph Mulrey McIntyre, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)
1972 - Kelvin Kinney, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1973 - Curtis Myden, Calgary Alberta, 200m/400m swimmer (Oly-2 bronze-96)
1973 - George Jones, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 - Hiroyuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
1973 - Malcolm Middleton, Scottish musician (Arab Strap)
1974 - Mario Aerts, Belgian cyclist
1974 - Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver
1974 - Ryan Sakoda, Japanese American professional wrestler
1975 - Cole Ford, kicker (Oakland Raiders)
1975 - Toni Kuivasto, Finnish footballer
1976 - Craig Reucassel, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
1977 - Ildiko Kecan, Miss Hungary Universe (1997)
1977 - Donald Trump Jr., son of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump
1977 - Wardy Alfaro, Costa Rican footballer
1978 - Papoose, American rapper
1979 - Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance, Gerardolopoly)
1979 - Elaine Cassidy, Irish actress
1980 - Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player
1980 - Matt Cross, American professional wrestler

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