Famous Birthdays on 4th December

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1555 - Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)
1580 - Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)
1584 - John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony
1595 - Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)
1646 - Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)
1660 - Andre Campra, composer
1667 - Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer
1670 - John Aislabie, English politician (d. 1742)
1708 - Marianus Konigsperger, composer
1711 - Barbara of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1758)
1713 - Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (d. 1786)
1720 - Jean-Jacques Robson, composer
1777 - Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)
1786 - John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
1791 - Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer
1795 - Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)
1798 - Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (d. 1881)
1800 - Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
1803 - Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)
Historian and Essayist Thomas CarlyleHistorian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle (1795) 1808 - Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)
1812 - Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died 1894
1818 - William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army)
1822 - Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
1825 - Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer
1835 - Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
1838 - Melesio Morales, composer
1840 - Crazy Horse, Oglala Sioux chief (d. 1877)
1844 - Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914)
1852 - Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)
1858 - Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
1861 - Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
1865 - Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)
1866 - Vassily V Kandinsky, Russ/Ger/Fr abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration)
1868 - Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
1868 - Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)
1874 - Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
1875 - Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)
1875 - Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
1876 - Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
1879 - Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer
1881 - Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)
1883 - Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author (d. 1969)
1888 - Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)
1889 - Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse)
1889 - Isabel Randolph, IL, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks)
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco (1892) 1892 - Francisco Franco [ y Bahamonde], Ferrol Galicia, Spanish General and Dictator (1936-75), (d. 1975)
1895 - Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)
1895 - Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher (d. 1990)
1896 - Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]
1897 - Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker)
1899 - Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
1899 - Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
1903 - Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian
1903 - Cornell Woolrich, US, writer (El Angel Negro)
1905 - Emilio Médici, president Brazil (1969-74)
1907 - Jo Boer, Dutch author (Catharina & the Magnolias)
1908 - A D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
1909 - Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
1910 - Alex North, Chester Penn, composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata)
1910 - Amar Singh, cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties)
1910 - Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)
1912 - Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
1912 - Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
1912 - John W Pritchard, [Ian Wallace], US, sci-fi author (Megalomania)
1912 - Pappy Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)
1914 - Rudolf Hausner, Austrian artist (d. 1995)
1914 - Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (d. 1993)
1915 - Allan Jackson, Hot Springs Ark, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand)
1915 - Fred Freer, cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946)
1916 - Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer (d. 1994)
1920 - Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)
1920 - Jeanne Manford, Flushing, Queens, gay rights activist, (d. 2013)
1920 - Nadir Afonso, Chaves, Portugal, geometric abstractionist painter, (d. 2013)
1921 - Deanna Durbin, Winnipeg Manitoba, actress/vocalist (100 Men & a Girl), (d. 2013)
1922 - Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
1923 - Charles Keating, district attorney (Los Angeles California)
1924 - John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
1925 - Maurice Binder, NYC, photographer/film titler (James Bond)
1926 - Lee Doraey, rocker
1928 - Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20)
1928 - Dena Dietrich, American actress
1930 - Harvey Kuenn, baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953)
1930 - Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
1930 - Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
1930 - Ronnie Corbett, Edinburgh Scotland, comedian (The 2 Ronnies)
1930 - Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
1931 - Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player
1931 - Wally George, American TV commentator (d. 2003)
1932 - Edgar Valcarcel, composer
1932 - Joanne Battiste, artist (heroines)
1932 - Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea (1988-93)
1933 - Horst Buchholz, Berlin Germany, actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe)
1934 - Victor French, Santa Barbara California, actor (Highway to Heaven)
1934 - Wink Martindale, Jackson Tn, TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This)
1935 - Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
1935 - Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
1936 - Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
1937 - Max Baer Jr, Oakland California, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies)
1938 - Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992)
1938 - Liesbeth Struppert, actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank)
1938 - Lynn Blessing, vibes Player
1938 - Yvonne Minton, Australian soprano
1940 - Freddy Cannon, [Picariello], Lynn Ma, rocker (Palisades Park)
1940 - Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
1941 - Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)
1941 - Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1942 - Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
1942 - Gemma Jones, English actress
1943 - Patti Chandler, California, actress (Bikini Beach)
1944 - Chris Hillman, San Diego Caliafornia, singer (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
1944 - Dennis Wilson, Hawthorne CA, drummer/vocalist (Beach Boys-My Room)
1944 - François Migault, French racing driver
1945 - Michael Gerzon, mathematician
1945 - Pam Higgins, LPGA golfer
1945 - Roberta Lynn Bondar, Ontario, astronaut (STS 42)
1947 - Ursula Krechel, writer
1947 - Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span)
1948 - Lin Onus, artist
1948 - Southside Johnny Lyon, NJ, rocker (Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home)
1949 - Jeff Bridges, Los Angeles California, actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds)
1949 - Mary Bea Porter-King, Everett WA, LPGA golfer (1975 Golf Inns Classic)
1949 - Russ Karel, director
1949 - Pamela Stephenson, New Zealand-born Australian actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live)
1950 - Jan Rietman, Dutch radio/TV host
1950 - Karel van de Graf, Dutch TV host
1951 - Gary Rossington, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)
1951 - Patricia Wettig, Cincinnati Ohio, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something)
1952 - Ronald Michael Sega, Cleve Ohio, PhD/Astronaut (STS 60, 76)
1953 - Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player
1954 - Tony Todd, American actor and producer
1955 - Brian Prout, Troy NY, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1955 - Cassandra Wilson, jazz singer
1955 - Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player
1956 - Bernard King, basketball player (NY Knicks, NJ Nets)
1956 - Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifer (Olympics-silver-1976)
1956 - Herbert Groenemeyer, Germany, rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
1957 - Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1957 - Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
1957 - Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate
1958 - Bill Roy, Versailles Ill, skeet (Olympics-1996)
1959 - Susan W Krebs, American politician
1959 - Paul McGrath, Irish footballer
1960 - David Green, American baseball player
1960 - Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete
1961 - Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)
1962 - Arnold Scholten, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1962 - John Gaasbeek, soccer player (FC Twente/NAC)
1962 - Stan Gelbaugh, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
1962 - Kevin Richardson, English footballest
1963 - Johanna Wright, Raleigh NC, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th)
1963 - Mike Snoei, soccer player (Sparta)
1963 - Sergey Bubka, Ukraine, pole vaulter (Olympics-gold-88, 92)
1964 - Bill Peterson, Smithfield NC, WLAF general mgr (Amsterdam Admirals)
1964 - Marisa Tomei, Brooklyn New York, American actress (My Cousin Vinny)
1964 - Sertab Erener, Turkish singer
1964 - Jonathan Goldstein, American actor
1965 - Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
1965 - Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish film director
1966 - Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
1966 - Masta Ace, American rapper
1966 - Suzanne Malveaux, American television news reporter
1966 - Chris Shepherd, English film director
1967 - Klaus Wilmsmeyer, NFL punter (NO Saints)
1967 - Martha O'Kelley, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 - Mike Barrowman, Costa Mesa CA, kayak/200m breast stroke (Oly-g-92, 96)
1969 - Ferric Collons, NFL defensive end (New England Patriots)
1969 - Jacques Landry, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1969 - Marie-Josee Morneau, Longueuil Quebec, 56 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1969 - Mik Middleton, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 - Terry Glenn, wide reciever (New England Patriots)
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-ZRapper & Record Producer Jay-Z (1969) 1969 - Jay-Z, Brooklyn, New York City, American rapper (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint)
1970 - Jeff Blake, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
1970 - Kevin Sussman, American actor
1970 - Sylvester Terkay, American wrestler
1971 - Terrence Wisdom, NFL/WLAF guard/center (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
1971 - Shannon Briggs, American boxer
1972 - Damien Covington, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1972 - Howard Eisley, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
1972 - Jassen Cullimore, Simcoe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1972 - Jude St John, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 - Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
1972 - Ted Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
1972 - Nikki Tyler, American actress
1973 - Corliss Williamson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
1973 - Tyra Banks, Inglewood, California, model/actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
Supwemodel/Actress Tyra BanksSupwemodel/Actress Tyra Banks (1973) 1973 - Racci Shay, American Musician
1973 - Ferry Corsten, Dutch musician and DJ
1973 - Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league footballer
1973 - Kate Rusby, English folk singer
1974 - Anke Huber, Bruchsal Germany, tennis star (1996 finalist Australian)
1974 - Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball player
1976 - John Lee, Chicago Ill, dance skater (& Julia Bikbova)
1976 - Amie Comeaux, American singer (d. 1997)
1977 - Emily Ballard, Miss Washington Teen USA (1996)
1977 - Shahid Nazir, cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
1977 - Big Pokey, American rapper
1978 - Michele Di Piedi, Italian footballer
1978 - Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer
1979 - Jay DeMerit, American soccer player
1982 - Ho-Pin Tung, Dutch-Chinese racing driver

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