Famous Birthdays on 5th December

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1377 - Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)
1443 - Pope Julius II, Albisola, Republic of Genoa, Pope (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, (d. 1513)
1495 - Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)
1537 - Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)
1539 - Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)
1545 - Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet
1547 - Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian
1661 - Robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)
1666 - Francesco Antonio Nicola Scarlotti, composer
1687 - Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer
1697 - Carlo Arrigoni, composer
1697 - Giuseppe de Majo, composer
1724 - Joseph Friebert, composer
1782 - Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook NY, (D) 8th pres (1837-41)
1786 - Henry Drummond, English banker/apostole
1803 - Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (d. 1873)
1820 - Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)
1822 - Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American college president (d. 1907)
1824 - Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), died in 1867
The Warrior Pope Julius IIThe Warrior Pope Julius II (1443) 1826 - John Benjamin Sanborn, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1904
1829 - Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)
1830 - Christina Rossetti, London, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away)
1839 - George Armstrong Custer, New Rumley, Ohio, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1876)
1841 - Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)
1844 - John Frederick Bridge, composer
1852 - Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer
1855 - Clinton Hart Merriam, American ornithologist (d. 1942)
1859 - John Jellicoe, British admiral (d. 1935)
1859 - John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, Southampton
1861 - Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)
1863 - Paul P Painlevé, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]
1867 - Józef Piłsudski, Polish revolutionary and statesman (d. 1935)
1867 - Antti Aarne, Finnish folklorist (d. February 2, 1925)
1868 - Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (d. 1951)
US Cavalry Commander George Armstrong CusterUS Cavalry Commander George Armstrong Custer (1839) 1869 - Ellis Parker Butler, American author (d. 1937)
1870 - Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (d. 1949)
1871 - Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
1872 - Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player
1875 - Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (d. 1933)
1878 - Arrigo Pedrollo, composer
1879 - Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)
1880 - Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor
1884 - Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist
1885 - Dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School)
1886 - Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)
1888 - Askell Snorrason, composer
1890 - Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis)
1890 - David Bomberg, English painter (d. 1957)
1892 - Cyril Ring, MA, actor (Body & Soul)
1892 - Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (d. 1973)
1895 - Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cellist/pianist/composer
1895 - Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician (d. 1969)
1896 - (Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot, author
1896 - Willem F M Lampe, Dutch ambassador of the Dutch Antilles
1897 - Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1977)
1898 - Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
1898 - Grace Moore, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)
1899 - Sonny Boy Williamson, [Aleck Miller], blues player
1901 - Hanns Jelinek, composer
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney (1901) 1901 - Walter Elias Disney, Chicago, animator (Mickey Mouse), (d. 1966)
1901 - Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty (Nobel 32)
1901 - Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)
1902 - [Steve James] Strom Thurmond, (Sen-D/R-SC)
1903 - Cecil Frank Powell, Tonbridge, Kent, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950), (d.1969)
1905 - Otto Preminger, Austria, director/producer (Laura, Exodus)
1905 - Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (d. 1984)
1907 - Lin Piau, Chinese politician
1907 - Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (d. 1993)
1910 - Abraham L Polonsky, US writer/director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here)
1911 - Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)
1911 - Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
1912 - Maisie Fitter, editor/conservationist
1914 - Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)
1915 - Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, drummer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank PowellPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell (1903) 1915 - Margaret Hayes, Balt Md, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents)
1917 - Simone Gallimard, publisher
1917 - Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)
1919 - Victor Collin Matthews, businessman
1921 - Alvy Moore, actor (Mr Kimball-Green Acres)
1921 - George Henderson, priest/politician
1921 - Peter Hansen, Oakland California, actor (Mr Parkson-Mr Novak, Gen Hospital)
1923 - Tendrjakow, writer
1925 - Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1967..79)
1926 - George Savalas, Bronx NY, actor (Kojak)
1927 - Rama IX, [Bhumibol Adulyadej], Mass, king of Thailand (1946- )
1932 - Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon, Georgia, American singer-songwriter (Tutti Frutti)
1933 - Bernard van Beurden, Dutch composer/music educator
1934 - Joan Didion, US novelist/journalist (Salvador)
1935 - Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)
1935 - Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter
1936 - James Lee Burke, American writer
1938 - John J Cale, Oklahoma City, rock guitarist (After Midnight), (d. 2013)
1939 - Frederik van Rossum, composer
1939 - Horst Bastian, writer
1940 - Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
1940 - Peter Pohl, Swedish writer
1940 - Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler
1941 - David Wilson, English contractor/multi-millionaire
1942 - Randy Kirby, Chicago Ill, actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE)
1943 - Eva Joly, Norwegian-born French magistrate
1944 - Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor
1945 - J W "Corkey" Fornof, New Orleans, stunt coordinator (Octopussy)
1945 - Jocelyn, Italian entertainer
1946 - Andy Kim, [Andrew Joachim], rocker
1946 - Jose Carreras, Barcelona Spain opera tenor (I Lombardi, Three Tenors)
1947 - Jim Messina, rocker (Loggins & Messina-Your Mamma Don't Dance)
1947 - Jim Plunkett, San Jose, CA, NFL quarterback (New England, Oakland)
1947 - Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39)
1947 - Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician
1947 - Tony Gregory, Irish politician
1947 - Jim Plunkett, American football player
1949 - Bruce E Melnick, NYC, Cmdr USCG/astronaut (STS 41, STS 49)
1949 - Lanny [Jerry Lanston] Wadkins Richmond VA, PGA golfer (1972 Sahara)
1949 - Lewis Arlt, Kingston NY, actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World)
1949 - Ray Comfort, New Zealand evangelist
1950 - Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)
1950 - Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine-born composer
1951 - Morgan Brittany, [Suzanne Cupito], LA Cal, actress (Katherine-Dallas)
1951 - Thomas Warren Purtzer, Des Moines IA, PGA golfer (1977 Glen Campbell)
1951 - Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist
1952 - Bobby Barth, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Axe)
1953 - Jonathan Lewis, trombonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1953 - Larry Zbyszko, [Living Legend, Whistler], wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF)
1954 - Kathryn Young, LPGA golfer
1956 - Klaus Allofs, German footballer
1956 - Brian Backer, American actor
1956 - Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist
1957 - Art Monk, NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles)
1957 - Charlene Morett, Darby Pa, field hockey left wing (Oly-bronze-1984)
1958 - Dean Erickson, American actor
1959 - Nikki Gianulias, Vallejo California, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1979)
1959 - Shirley Furlong, San Antonio TX, LPGA golfer (1988 Lady Keystone Open)
1960 - Andrzej Chylinski, NYC, 50k walker (Olympics-26th-96)
1960 - Darryl James, Kamloops BC, Canadian Tour golfer (Glenco-1992, 93)
1960 - Jack Russell, rocker (Great White-Twice Shy)
1960 - John Felton, Kyogle Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1960 - Les Nemes, rock bassist (Haircut 100)
1962 - Connie Needham Newton, Anaheim California, actress (Elizabeth-8 is Enough)
1962 - José Cura, Argentine tenor
1963 - Bob Friend, Pittsburgh PA, Nike golfer (1991 Fort Wayne Open)
1963 - Carrie Hamilton, Carol Burnett's daughter/actress (Fame)
1963 - Doctor Dre, American radio personality
1963 - Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards, English ski jumper
1964 - Pablo Morales, Chic, butterfly swimmer (Oly-3 gold/2 silver-1984, 92)
1965 - Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls)
1965 - Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician
1966 - Bruce Deacon, Ottawa Ontario, marathoner (Olympics-96)
1966 - Joseph Barbara, New Symrna Fla, actor (Joe Carlino-Another World)
1966 - Linda Hunt, LPGA golfer
1966 - Niege Dias, Brazil, tennis star
1966 - Patricia Kaas, French pop singer (Mademoiselle Chant)
1967 - Ann Schirman, San Diego, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1994)
1967 - René Shuman, [Shumans], rockabilly-bandleader/singer
1967 - Gary Allan, American country musician
1967 - Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, titular Bulgarian royal family
1968 - Lisa Marie [Sliwa], New Brunswick NJ, actress (Mars Attack)
1968 - Margaret Cho, actress/comedienne (Face/Off)
1968 - Rhett Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1969 - Mark Dekker, Zimbabwe cricket opening batsman (1993- )
1969 - Morgan J. Freeman, American film director
1969 - Lewis Gordon Pugh, English swimmer, polar explorer and motivational speaker
1970 - Heather Crickard, Miss Oklahoma USA (1996)
1970 - Kevin Haller, Trochu, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)
1970 - Susan Sloane, Lexington KY, tennis star
1970 - Thomas Smith, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
1971 - Bryan Schwartz, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 - Joe Fleming, CFL defensive end (BC Lions)
1971 - Marrio Grier, fullback (New England Patriots)
1971 - Kali Rocha, American actress
1972 - Cliff Floyd, Chicago IL, outfielder/1st base (Montreal Expos)
1972 - Kevin Sally, Richmond Hill Ontario, archer (Olympics-96)
1972 - Randolph Ross, Shelby NC, 110m hurdler
1972 - Roderick Mullen, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
1972 - Stanislav Jasecko, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
1972 - Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
1972 - Angela Shelton, American actress & writer
1973 - Corissa Yasen, WNBA forward/guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
1973 - Shalom Harlow, Toronto Canada, model (House of Style, Harper's Bazaar)
1973 - Luboš Motl, Czech physicist
1974 - Charlie Batch, National Football League quarterback
1975 - Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player
1975 - Paula Patton, American actress
1976 - Xavier Garbajosa, French rugby union footballer
1976 - Amy Acker, American actress
1977 - Michelle Marie Jefferson, Miss Wyoming Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Marcelo Zalayeta, Uruguayan footballer
1978 - Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player
1979 - Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer
1979 - Niklas Hagman, Finnish ice hockey player
1979 - Evonne Hsu, Taiwanese singer
1979 - Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
1979 - Nick Stahl, American actor
1980 - Shizuka Ito, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
1980 - Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter
1981 - Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress
1982 - Eddy Curry, American basketball player
1982 - Trai Essex, American football player
1984 - Chris Solinsky, American distance runner
1985 - Frankie Muniz, American actor
1985 - Nico Verdonck, Belgian racing driver

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