Famous Birthdays on 8th December

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65 BC - Horace, Venusia, Lucania, Roman Republian poet (Odes), (d. 8 BC)
1508 - Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer
1542 - Mary Stuart, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587), (d. 1587)
1574 - Maria Anna of Bavaria, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1616)
1626 - Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
1678 - Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)
1699 - Maria Josepha of Austria, queen of Poland (d. 1757)
1704 - Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
1708 - Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
1715 - John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
Queen of Scotland Mary StuartQueen of Scotland Mary Stuart (1542) 1728 - Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1730 - John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
1730 - Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-born British physiologist and botanist (d. 1799)
1731 - Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
1737 - Robert Kimmerling, composer
1741 - Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1744 - Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer
1765 - Eli Whitney, Westborough Massachusetts, inventor (Cotton Gin)
1789 - John Fawcett, composer
1795 - Jacques Francois Gallay, composer
Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli WhitneyInventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney (1765) 1795 - Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (d. 1874)
1811 - Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer
1815 - Adolph Menzel, German painter and graphic artist (d. 1905)
1816 - August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (d. 1890)
1817 - Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (d. 1896)
1822 - Luther Prentice Bradley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
1826 - Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
1828 - Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1828 - Robert Bullock, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
1832 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate (d. 1910)
1861 - Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)
1861 - William Crapo Durant, founded General Machine
1861 - George Melies, Paris France, early film maker (A trip to the Moon)
1862 - Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
1865 - Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)
1865 - Jean Sibelius, Tavastehus Finland, composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia)
1872 - J C Powys, writer
1874 - Ernst Moro, Austrian physician (d. 1951)
1877 - Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer
1881 - Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)
1882 - Manuel Maria Ponce, Fresnillo Mexico, composer (Estrellita)
Painter Diego RiveraPainter Diego Rivera (1886) 1886 - Diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo (En el Arsenal ), (d. 1957)
1887 - Vicente Emilio Sojo, composer
1888 - Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian
1888 - Paul Cavanagh, Chislehurst England, actor (Tarzan & his Mate)
1888 - Vesey D'Davoren, character actor
1889 - W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)
1890 - Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)
1894 - James (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs)
1894 - E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (d. 1938)
1897 - Leslie Heward, composer
1899 - James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
1899 - John Qualen, Vancouver BC, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Searchers)
1899 - Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia
1900 - Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (d. 1990)
1902 - Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (d. 1982)
1903 - Adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946)
1903 - Cleo Brown, pianist
1903 - Irene Eisinger, singer
1903 - Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge, author
1903 - Zoltan Szekely, composer
1904 - Wilmer L Allison Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1935)
1905 - Charles Cushing, composer
1905 - Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer
1905 - Frank Faylen, St Louis Mo, actor (Herbert Gillis-Dobie Gillis)
1905 - Julius Silverman, politician
1906 - Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
1907 - Tony Aubin, composer
1908 - John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
1911 - Lee J Cobb, NYC, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront)
1911 - Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)
1912 - Jura Soyfer, writer
1913 - Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)
1913 - Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Sun Song)
1915 - Denis Harding, soldier
1915 - George Scheuer, writer/journalist
1915 - Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
1916 - Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep
1916 - Richard Fleischer, American film director (d. 2006)
1917 - Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
1918 - Ian Johnson, cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett & Craig)
1918 - Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
1919 - Hans-Dieter Hosalla, composer
1919 - Moyssey Samuilovich Vaynberg, composer
1919 - Peter Tali Coleman, American politician (d. 1997)
1920 - Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
1920 - Ron Gulliford, educationalist
1921 - Terence Morgan, London England, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
1921 - Terence Weil, cellist/teacher
1922 - George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
1922 - Jean Ritchie, rocker
1922 - John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15)
1922 - Lucian Freud, Berlin German, artist (Boy With a Rat)
1923 - Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
1925 - James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
1925 - Sammy Davis Jr, NYC, singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man)
1925 - Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)
1927 - Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)
1927 - Ferdie Pacheco, the "Fight Doctor"
1928 - Ulric Neisser, Kiel, Germany, America psychologist (Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Bell Curve task force head), (d. 2012)
1929 - Goffredo Parise, writer
1930 - Alain Weber, composer
1930 - John Morressy, US, sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane)
1930 - Maximilian Schell, Austria, actor/director (Odessa File, Julia)
1930 - Julian Critchley, British politician (d. 2000)
1931 - Rudolf Komorous, composer
1933 - Flip Wilson, [Clerow], Jersey City NJ, comedian (Flip Wilson Show)
1935 - Dharmendra, Indian actor
1935 - Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player
1936 - Brad Jurjens, Estonia, director (The Bank Job)
1936 - David Carradine, Hollywood CA, actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2)
1936 - Peter Parfitt, cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)
1936 - W S "Buster" Farrer, cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)
1937 - James MacArthur, Los Angeles California, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0)
1937 - Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch undersecretary of Defense (CDA)
1937 - Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman (d. 2004)
1939 - James Galway, Belfast Ireland, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil)
1939 - Jerry Butler, Sunflower Miss, rock vocalist (Never Give You Up)
1939 - Lynn Wilson, contractor/multi-millionaire
1940 - Graham Knight, rocker
1940 - Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks)
1940 - Brant Alyea, American baseball player
1941 - Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
1941 - Geoff Hurst, cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
1941 - Ed Brinkman, American baseball player
1941 - Randall "Duke" Cunningham, US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman
1942 - Bobby Elliot, rock drummer (Hollies)
1942 - Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
1942 - Mario Savio, activist
1943 - Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
1943 - Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison (1943) 1943 - Jim Morrison, American poet, singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)
1945 - John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
1946 - Graham Knight, rocker (Marmalade)
1946 - John Rubinstein, Los Angeles California, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil)
1946 - Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
1947 - Belinda Balaski, Inglewood CA, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling)
1947 - Frans Leijnse, Dutch politician (PvdA 2nd Chamber)
1947 - Geoff Daking, rocker
1947 - Gregg Allman, Nashville, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band)
1947 - Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1947 - Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sámi writer
1949 - Mary Gordon, US, author
1949 - Ray Shulman, rocker
1949 - Robert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
1950 - Rick Baker, Binghamton NY, special effects makeup artist (Exorcist)
1950 - Tim Foli, American baseball player
1950 - Dan Hartman, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, American musician (Edgar Winter Group)
1951 - Bill Bryson, American author
1951 - Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1952 - Richie Morales, drummer (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1952 - Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore Health Minister
Comedian Sam KinisonComedian Sam Kinison (1953) 1953 - Sam Kinison, Yakima, Washington, screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover)
1953 - Roy Firestone, Miami Beach, Florida, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments)
1953 - Kim Basinger, American actress
1953 - Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
1954 - Harold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
1955 - Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
1956 - Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
1957 - Phil Collen, London UK, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - Love Bites)
1958 - Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)
1958 - Wayne Dickert, Chattanooga TN, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96)
1958 - Bird McIntyre, Thai pop singer, musician
1959 - Mark Dickson, Tampa Fla, tennis star
1959 - Marty Raybon, Sanford Fla, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1959 - Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
1960 - Lim Guan Eng, Secretary-General of the Malaysian Democratic Action Party (DAP)
1961 - Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
1961 - Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
1962 - Berry van Aerle, Dutch soccer star (PSV)
1962 - Stephen John Elkington, Inverell Australia, PGA golfer (1990 Kmart)
1962 - Marty Friedman, American guitarist
Golfer and PGA Champion Steve ElkingtonGolfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington (1962) 1962 - Steve Elkington, Inverell New South Wales, Australian golfer (1995 PGA Championship)
1963 - Toshiaki Kawada, Japanese professional wrestler
1964 - James Martinez, Santa Fe NM, rower (Olympics-1996)
1964 - Teri Hatcher, Sunnyvale CA, actress (Lois & Clark, Desperate Housewives)
1964 - James Blundell, Australian country singer
1964 - Sandy Burnett, English record producer
1965 - Greg Truitt, NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1965 - Teresa Weatherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
1965 - Troy Sadowski, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
1965 - Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress
1966 - Douglas Allan Martin, Bluffton OH, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd)
1966 - Joe Staysniak, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
1966 - Matthew Laborteaux, Los Angeles California, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie)
Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'ConnorSinger-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor (1966) 1966 - Sinéad O'Connor, Irish musician
1966 - Jeff Tremaine, American television and film director
1967 - Jeff George, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
1967 - Marina Augusta Baker, Windsor England, playmate (Mar, 1987)
1967 - Ron George, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1967 - Tony Mayberry, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1967 - Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
1967 - Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager
1968 - Bill Johnson, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
1968 - Mike Mussina, Williamsport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1968 - Michael Cole, American professional wrestling commentator
1969 - Antoon Kuil, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
1969 - Bobby Phillips, WLAF running back (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 - Darrin Shannon, Barrie, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
1969 - Lisa Marie Munzert, New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)

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