Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December 13th Birthdays

* 1521 – Pope Sixtus V (d. 1590) * 1533 – King Eric XIV of Sweden (d. 1577) * 1553 – King Henry IV of France (d. 1610) * 1585 – William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649) * 1640 – Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696) * 1662 – Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729) * 1678 – Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735) * 1720 – Carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804) * 1724 – Franz Aepinus, German scientist (d. 1802) * 1784 – Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864) * 1797 – Heinrich Heine, German poet (d. 1856) * 1804 – Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873) * 1814 – Ana Néri, Brazilian nurse (d. 1880) * 1816 – Ernst Werner von Siemens, German engineer, inventor, and industrialist (d. 1892) * 1818 – Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (d. 1882) * 1836 – Franz von Lenbach, German painter (d. 1904) * 1854 – Herman Bavinck, Dutch theologian and churchman (d. 1921) * 1856 – Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1920) * 1860 – Lucien Guitry, French actor (d. 1925) * 1864 – Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947) * 1867 – Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and scientist (d. 1917) * 1870 – Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (d. 1940) * 1871 – Emily Carr, Canadian artist (d. 1945) * 1874 – Josef Lhévinne, Russian-born pianist (d. 1944) * 1883 – Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist (d. 1950) * 1884 – Aimilios Veakis, Greek actor (d. 1951) * 1887 – George Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1985) * 1887 – Alvin York, American soldier & Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964) * 1897 – Albert Aalbers, Dutch architect (d. 1961) * 1897 – Drew Pearson, American journalist (d. 1969) * 1900 – Jonel Perlea, Romanian conductor (d. 1970) * 1902 – Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1986) * 1902 – Talcott Parsons, American sociologist, (d. 1979) * 1903 – Ella Baker, American civil rights activist (d. 1986) * 1903 – Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist (d. 1993) * 1906 – Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (d. 1968) * 1906 – Sir Laurens van der Post, South African author (d. 1996) * 1910 – Van Heflin, American actor (d. 1971) * 1911 – Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1999) * 1911 – Kenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (d. 1972) * 1913 – Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (d. 2002) * 1913 – Archie Moore, American boxer (d. 1998) * 1914 – Alan Bullock, British author of the first biography of Hitler written in any language. (d. 2004) * 1915 – Curd Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982) * 1915 – Ross Macdonald, American-born author (d. 1983) * 1915 – B. J. Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa 1966-1978 (d. 1983) * 1917 – John Hart, American actor (d. 2009) * 1919 – Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942) * 1920 – George Shultz, American economist, statesman, and 60th United States Secretary of State * 1923 – Philip Warren Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate * 1923 – Larry Doby, American baseball player (d. 2003) * 1925 – Dick Van Dyke, American actor and comedian * 1926 – George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete * 1929 – Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor * 1930 – Robert Prosky, American actor (d. 2008) * 1934 – Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer * 1935 – Joe Christopher, American baseball player * 1935 – Ken Hall, American football player * 1935 – Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player * 1936 – His Highness Prince Shah Karim al-Husseini Aga Khan IV, Present Imam (leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims * 1936 – J. C. Martin, American baseball player * 1937 – Rob Houwer, Dutch film producer * 1937 – Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish entrepreneur (d. 2009) * 1937 – Ron Taylor, Canadian baseball player * 1938 – Alvin Curran, American composer * 1938 – Heino, German folk singer * 1939 – Eric Flynn, British actor and singer (d. 2002) * 1941 – John Davidson, American actor and game show host * 1941 – Bessel Kok, Dutch businessman and chess organiser * 1942 – Anna Eshoo, American politician * 1943 – Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian baseball player * 1943 – Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002) * 1944 – Dick Dees, Dutch politician * 1944 – Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor * 1944 – Marti Webb, British actor and singer * 1945 – Herman Cain, American businessman, radio host, and politician * 1945 – Kathy Garver, American actress * 1945 – Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (d. 1977) * 1947 – Darlene Cates, American actress * 1947 – Rex Hagon, Canadian actor and host * 1947 – Dave Hamilton, American baseball player * 1948 – Lester Bangs, Rock critic (d. 1982) * 1948 – Jeff Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers) * 1948 – Lillian Board, British track and field athlete (d. 1970) * 1948 – Ted Nugent, American guitarist * 1948 – Brian Wilson, Scottish politician * 1949 – Robert Lindsay, English actor * 1949 – Randy Owen, American country singer and guitarist (Alabama) * 1949 – Luc Sala, Dutch entrepreneur and writer * 1949 – Tom Verlaine, American singer and guitarist (Television) * 1949 – Paula Wilcox, English actress * 1950 – Wendie Malick, American actress * 1950 – Tom Vilsack, 40th Governor of Iowa and 30th United States Secretary of Agriculture * 1952 – Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler (d. 1998) * 1953 – Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve * 1953 – Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player * 1953 – Jim Davidson, British comedian * 1953 – Bob Gainey, Canadian ice hockey player and General Manager * 1954 – John Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter * 1954 – Steve Forbert, American singer-songwriter * 1954 – Tamora Pierce, American author * 1954 – Emma Bull, American science fiction and fantasy author * 1956 – Dale Berra, American baseball player * 1956 – Majida El Roumi, Lebanese soprano, singer * 1956 – Phil Hubbard, American basketball player * 1957 – Steve Buscemi, American actor * 1957 – Morris Day, American singer (The Time) * 1957 – Eric Marienthal, American saxophonist * 1957 – Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman * 1958 – Lynn-Holly Johnson, American figure skater and actress * 1959 – Jim Barrell, American professional wrestler * 1959 – Johnny Whitaker, American actor * 1960 – Rusty Cundieff, American actor * 1960 – Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor * 1961 – Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer * 1961 – Irene Saez, Miss Universe 1981 and Venezuelan politician * 1961 – Gary Zimmerman, American football player * 1962 – Roger Ilegems, Belgian track cyclist and road bicycle racer * 1962 – Jamie Raskin, American law professor and politician * 1962 – Rex Ryan, American football coach * 1962 – Rob Ryan, American football coach * 1962 – Kendra Slewenski, English netballer * 1964 – Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (X Japan) (d. 1998) * 1965 – Marko Mäetamm, Estonian artist * 1965 – Jackie Clune, British entertainer and actress * 1966 – Ross Burden, New Zealand celebrity chef * 1966 – Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker * 1966 – Mike Tirico, sports broadcaster * 1967 – Jamie Foxx, American actor and singer * 1967 – Bo Pelini, American football coach * 1969 – Tony Curran, Scottish actor * 1969 – Sergei Fedorov, Russian ice hockey player * 1969 – Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer (d. 2007) * 1970 – Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Austrian mountaineer * 1972 – Niki Evans, English singer * 1972 – Chris Grant, Australian football player * 1973 – Christie Clark, American actress * 1974 – Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter * 1974 – Debbie Matenopoulos, American television personality and actress * 1974 – Nicholas McCarthy, English guitarist (Franz Ferdinand) * 1975 – Bates Battaglia, American ice hockey player * 1975 – Tom DeLonge, American guitarist (blink-182, Angels & Airwaves) * 1975 – Kostas Kiassos, Greek footballer * 1975 – Matthew LeCroy, American baseball player * 1976 – Josh Fogg, American baseball player * 1976 – Søren Friis, Danish footballer * 1976 – Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer * 1977 – Sascha Kindred, British Paralympic swimmer * 1977 – Peter Stringer, Irish rugby union footballer * 1978 – Olav Bjortomt, British quiz champion * 1978 – Ryo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone) * 1978 – BJ Penn, American mixed martial artist * 1980 – Patrik Antonius, Finnish poker player * 1980 – Ryan France, English footballer * 1980 – Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor * 1980 – Bosco Wong, Hong Kong Singer and Actor * 1981 – Amy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence) * 1982 – Anthony Callea, Australian singer/songwriter * 1982 – Dan Hamhuis, Canadian ice hockey player * 1982 – Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player * 1982 – Tuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver * 1982 – Dominik Werling, German footballer * 1983 – Matt Deis, American bassist * 1983 – Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer * 1984 – Hanna-Maria Seppälä, Finnish swimmer * 1984 – Santi Cazorla, Spanish footballer * 1985 – Michael Bumpus, American football player * 1985 – Laurence Leboeuf, Canadian actress * 1985 – Alby Mathewson, New Zealand rugby player * 1988 – Rickie Fowler, American golfer * 1989 – Taylor Swift, American singer

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