Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12 Birthdays

1298 – Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)
1574 – Anne of Denmark, queen consort of James I of England (d. 1619)
1610 – Saint Vasilije (d. 1671)
1659 – Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)
1712 – Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Austrian military leader (d. 1780)
1724 – Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral (d. 1816)
1745 – John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1829)
1779 – Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint (d. 1865)
1783 – Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (d. 1865)
1786 – William L. Marcy, American statesman (d. 1857)
1791 – Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria, wife of Napoleon (d. 1847)
1792 – Alexander Ypsilantis, Greek prince (d. 1828)
1799 – Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
1805 – William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist (d. 1879)
1805 – Henry Wells, American banking executive (d. 1878)
1806 – Stand Watie, American Confederate general (d. 1871)
1812 – John Sandfield Macdonald, Canadian premier of Ontario (d. 1872)
1821 – Gustave Flaubert, French writer (d. 1880)
1845 – Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)
1849 – William Kissam Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1920)
1862 – Joseph Bruce Ismay, British ocean liner executive and Titanic survivor (d. 1937)
1863 – Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (d. 1944)
1864 – Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
1866 – Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1919)
1870 – Walter Benona Sharp, American oil industry executive (d. 1912)
1875 – Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (d. 1953)
1876 – Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete (d. 1928)
1887 – Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (d. 1974)
1892 – Milko Kos, Slovenian historian (d. 1972)
1893 – Edward G. Robinson, American actor (d. 1973)
1900 – Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
1902 – Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (d. 2003)
1903 – Dagmar Nordstrom, American composer (d. 1976)
1903 – Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese film director (d. 1963)
1904 – Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor (d. 1981)
1905 – Manès Sperber, Austrian writer (d. 1984)
1907 – Roy Douglas, English composer and orchestrator
1908 – Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1993)
1909 – Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)
1909 – Hans Keilson, German-born Dutch writer and child psychologist (d. 2011)
1910 – Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter (d. 1968)
1914 – Patrick O'Brian, English author (d. 2000)
1915 – Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (d. 1998)
1917 – James Wall, American actor and stage manager (d. 2010)
1918 – Joe Williams, American singer (d. 1999)
1919 – Olivia Barclay, English astrologer (d. 2001)
1919 – Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
1920 – Fred Kida, American comics artist
1922 – Christian Dotremont, Belgian painter and writer (d. 1979)
1923 – Bob Barker, American television game show host
1923 – Bob Dorough, American jazz pianist/vocalist
1923 – Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
1924 – Ed Koch, American politician
1924 – Ray Cordeiro, Hong Kong radio personality
1924 – Robert Coogan, American actor (d. 1978)
1925 – Vladimir Shainsky, Russian composer
1925 – Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)
1927 – Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
1928 – Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (d. 2008)
1929 – Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
1929 – John Osborne, English dramatist (d. 1994)
1930 – Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
1930 – Silvio Santos, Brazilian TV show host
1931 – Lionel Blair, English actor and choreographer
1932 – Bob Pettit, American basketball player
1934 – Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican politician
1937 – Buford Pusser, American law enforcement official (d. 1974)
1938 – Connie Francis, American singer
1940 – Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
1940 – Dionne Warwick, American singer
1940 – Frances Willard, American magician
1942 – Peter Sarstedt, British musician
1943 – Vassilis Alexakis, Greek-French writer
1943 – Dickey Betts, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band)
1943 – Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (d. 1999)
1944 – Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
1944 – Jean Doré, Canadian politician
1944 – Zoe Laskari, Greek actress
1944 – Rob Tyner, American Singer, Songwriter and activist (The MC5) (d. 1991)
1945 – Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (d. 1997)
1946 – Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
1946 – Paula Wagner, American film executive
1947 – Wings Hauser, American actor
1949 – Bill Nighy, English actor
1950 – Pedro Ferriz de Con, Mexican radio and TV news anchor
1950 – Rajinikanth, Indian actor
1950 – Billy Smith, Canadian ice hockey player
1952 – Brenton Broadstock, Australian composer and academic
1952 – Herb Dhaliwal, Canadian politician
1952 – Sarah Douglas, English actress
1952 – Cathy Rigby, American gymnast and actress
1953 – Bruce Kulick, American guitarist (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad)
1953 – Dave Meniketti, American guitarist
1953 – Rafael Septien, Mexican placekicker and convicted sex offender
1955 – Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman
1955 – Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
1956 – Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist
1957 – Sheila E., American musician
1957 – Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
1957 – Susan Powter, Australian author and motivational speaker
1958 – Monica Attard, Australian journalist
1958 – Lucie Guay, Canadian canoer
1958 – Dag Ingebrigtsen, Norwegian musician
1958 – Sheree J. Wilson, American actress
1962 – Tracy Austin, American tennis player
1962 – Mike Golic, American football player
1963 – Liz Claman, American television anchor
1963 – Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
1964 – Sabu, American professional wrestler
1964 – Haywood Jeffries, American football player
1965 – Will Carling, English rugby union footballer
1966 – Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist
1966 – Kouichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
1966 – Último Dragón, Japanese professional wrestler
1967 – Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer
1967 – Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Japanese composer
1967 – John Randle, American football player
1967 – Deke Sharon, American musician
1968 – Kate Humble, English television presenter
1968 – Rory Kennedy, American documentarian
1968 – Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2002)
1969 – Carrie Westcott, American model and actress
1970 – Mädchen Amick, American actress
1970 – Jennifer Connelly, American actress
1970 – Regina Hall, American actress
1972 – Nicky Eaden, English footballer
1972 – Wilson Kipketer, Danish middle-distance runner
1972 – Kevin Parent, French Canadian singer and songwriter
1972 – Brandon Teena, American murder victim (d. 1993)
1972 – Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
1972 – Hank Williams III, American musician
1973 – Walter Otta, Argentine footballer
1973 – Gary Breen, Republic of Ireland footballer
1974 – Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer
1975 – Mayim Bialik, American actress
1975 – Wesley Charles, Vincentian footballer
1975 – Craig Moore, Australian footballer
1976 – Dan Hawkins, English guitarist (The Darkness)
1976 – Lloyd Owusu, Ghanaian footballer
1977 – Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm, American triplet models
1977 – Bridget Hall, American supermodel
1977 – Orlando Hudson, American baseball player
1977 – Colin White, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 – Monica Barladeanu, Romanian actress
1978 – Jennifer Rovero, American model
1979 – Garrett Atkins, American baseball player
1979 – Nate Clements, American football player
1979 – Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist
1979 – John Salmons, American basketball player
1980 – Gus G, Greek musician
1980 – Nicolae Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer
1981 – Ronnie Brown, American football player
1981 – Shane Costa, American baseball player
1981 – Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier
1981 – Pedro Ríos Maestre, Spanish footballer
1981 – Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
1981 – Stephen Warnock, English footballer
1982 – Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player
1982 – Ai Kato, Japanese actress
1983 – Katrina Elam, American singer
1984 – Daniel Agger, Danish footballer
1984 – Daniel Merrett, Australian football player
1984 – Sohail Tanvir,Pakistani cricketer
1985 – Pat Calathes, Greek-American basketball player
1985 – Chris Jennings, American football player
1985 – David Veikune, American football player
1985 – Giannis Zaradoukas, Greek footballer
1986 – Perparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer
1986 – Mitsuhiro Hidaka, Japanese singer (AAA (band))
1986 – Thomas Wansey, English actor
1986 – T. J. Ward, American football player
1986 – Lee Qri, Korean singer and actress
1988 – Ham Eun-jeong, Korean singer and actress
1990 – Victor Moses, Nigerian-born British footballer
1990 – Seungri, Korean singer
1991 – Daniel Magder, Canadian actor

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