Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14 Birthdays

* 1009 – Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045) * 1503 – Nostradamus, French astrologer (d. 1566) * 1546 – Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and alchemist (d. 1601) * 1607 – János Kemény, Hungarian aristocrat, writer and prince of Transylvania (d. 1662) * 1625 – Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (d. 1695) * 1631 – Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679) * 1640 – (baptism date) – Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689) * 1678 – Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743) * 1720 – Justus Möser, German statesman (d. 1794) * 1775 – Philander Chase, American founder of Kenyon College (d. 1852) * 1775 – Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (d. 1860) * 1784 – Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Asturias (d. 1806) * 1787 – Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816) * 1791 – Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823) * 1794 – Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872) * 1824 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898) * 1852 – Daniel De Leon, South American socialist (d. 1914) * 1853 – Errico Malatesta, Italian anarcho-communist (d. 1932) * 1866 – Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934) * 1870 – Karl Renner, President of Austria (d. 1950) * 1881 – Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (d. 1956) * 1883 – Manolis Kalomiris, Greek classical composer (d. 1962) * 1884 – Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950) * 1895 – Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952) * 1895 – King George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) * 1896 – Jimmy Doolittle, American General (d. 1993) * 1897 – Margaret Chase Smith, American politician (d. 1995) * 1897 – Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (d. 1977) * 1901 – Paul, king of Greece (d. 1964) * 1902 – Frances Bavier, American actress (d. 1989) * 1908 – Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (d. 1996) * 1908 – Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer (d. 2001) * 1908 – Mária Szepes, Hungarian authoress (d. 2007) * 1909 – Edward Tatum, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1975) * 1911 – Spike Jones, American comedian and musician (d. 1965) * 1911 – Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998) * 1913 – Dan Dailey, American actor (d. 1978) * 1914 – Karl Carstens, President of Germany (d. 1992) * 1914 – Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (d. 1943) * 1914 – Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (d. 2003) * 1916 – Shirley Jackson, American writer (d. 1965) * 1917 – C.-H. Hermansson, Swedish communist leader * 1917 – June Taylor, American choreographer (d. 2004) * 1917 – Elyse Knox, American actress * 1918 – James T. Aubrey, American television executive (d. 1994) * 1918 – Radu Beligan, Romanian actor * 1918 – B.K.S. Iyengar, Indian yoga advocate * 1920 – Clark Terry, American trumpeter * 1922 – Nikolay Basov, Soviet physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2001) * 1922 – Don Hewitt, American creator of 60 Minutes (d. 2009) * 1922 – Junior J. Spurrier, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1984) * 1923 – Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (d. 2006) * 1924 – Raj Kapoor, Indian actor (d. 1988) * 1925 – Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971) * 1927 – Richard Cassilly, American tenor (d. 1998) * 1931 – Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002) * 1932 – Abbe Lane, American singer and actress * 1932 – Charlie Rich, American musician (d. 1995) * 1935 – Lewis Arquette, American film actor, writer and producer (d. 2001) * 1935 – Lee Remick, American actress (d. 1991) * 1938 – Leonardo Boff, Brazilian theologian * 1938 – Hal Williams, American actor * 1939 – Ernie Davis, American football player (d. 1963) * 1940 – Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator * 1941 – Karan Armstrong, American soprano * 1941 – Ellen Willis, American journalist (d. 2006) * 1942 – Zoe Laskari, Greek actress * 1943 – R. Emmett Tyrrell, American magazine publisher * 1946 – Jane Birkin, English-born French actress and singer * 1946 – Patty Duke, American actress * 1946 – Ruth Fuchs, East German athlete * 1946 – Michael Ovitz, American film producer * 1946 – Stan Smith, American tennis player * 1946 – Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn) * 1947 – Christopher Parkening, American guitarist * 1947 – Linda Sutton, English artist * 1947 – Dilma Rousseff, current President of Brazil * 1948 – Kim Beazley, Australian politician * 1948 – Dee Wallace, American actress * 1949 – Bill Buckner, American baseball player * 1949 – Cliff Williams, English bassist (AC/DC) * 1951 – Jan Timman, Dutch chess grandmaster * 1951 – Paul Zaloom, American actor and puppeteer * 1952 – Germain Houde, French Canadian actor * 1953 – Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player * 1953 – René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer * 1953 – Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician * 1953 – Mikael Odenberg, Swedish politician * 1954 – James Horan, American actor * 1954 – Alan Kulwicki, American NASCAR driver (d. 1993) * 1954 – Steven MacLean, Canadian astronaut * 1956 – Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein skier * 1958 – Mike Scott, Scottish singer-songwriter (The Waterboys) * 1958 – Spider Stacy, English musician (The Pogues) * 1958 – François Zocchetto, French politician * 1959 – Bob Paris, American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate * 1959 – Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer * 1960 – Don Franklin, American actor * 1960 – Chris Waddle, English footballer * 1961 – Patrik Sundstrom, Swedish ice hockey player * 1962 – Ginger Lynn (Ginger Lynn Allen), American adult film actress * 1963 – Greg Abbott, English former football player * 1963 – Cynthia Gibb, American actress * 1963 – Vytautas Juozapaitis, Lithuanian baritone, pedagogue (professor) and TV host * 1963 – Michael Moloney, American television personality and interior designer * 1963 – Alice Ripley American actress * 1963 – Mario Yamasaki, Mixed martial arts referee * 1965 – Craig Biggio, American baseball player * 1965 – Ken Hill, American baseball player * 1965 – Ted Raimi, an American actor * 1966 – Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver * 1966 – Anthony Mason, American basketball player * 1966 – Bill Ranford, Canadian ice hockey player * 1966 – Tim Sköld, Swedish/American musician * 1967 – Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer * 1968 – Noelle Beck, American actress * 1969 – Scott Hatteberg, American baseball player * 1969 – Natascha McElhone, English actress * 1970 – Nadine Garner, Australian actress * 1970 – Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer * 1970 – Beth Orton, English singer-songwriter * 1971 – Brian Gay, professional golfer; three-time winner on the PGA Tour * 1971 – Tia Texada, American actress and singer * 1971 – Michaela Watkins, American comic actress (Saturday Night Live) * 1972 – Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor * 1972 – Miranda Hart, British comedienne * 1972 – Marcus Jensen, American baseball player * 1973 – Pat Burke, Irish basketball player * 1973 – Amanda Byram, Irish television presenter * 1973 – Tomasz Radzinski, Polish-born Canadian soccer player * 1973 – Thuy Trang, American actress (d. 2001) * 1974 – Billy Koch, American baseball player * 1975 – Justin Furstenfeld, American rock singer * 1975 – KaDee Strickland, American actress * 1976 – Tammy Blanchard, American actress * 1976 – Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter * 1976 – Sebastien Chaule, French-born German rugby player * 1976 – André Couto, Portuguese racing driver * 1976 – Santiago Ezquerro, Spanish footballer * 1977 – Jamie Peacock, English rugby league footballer * 1978 – Dean Brogan, Australian rules footballer * 1978 – Kim St-Pierre, Canadian ice hockey player * 1978 – Radu Sârbu, Moldovan-born Romanian singer (O-Zone) * 1978 – Patty Schnyder, Swiss tennis player * 1979 – Michael Owen, English footballer * 1979 – Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model * 1979 – Jean-Alain Boumsong, French footballer * 1980 – Tata Young, Thai-American singer * 1980 – Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer * 1981 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress * 1981 – Émilie Heymans, Canadian diver * 1981 – Johnny Jeter, American professional wrestler * 1981 – Liam Lawrence, Irish footballer * 1981 – Shaun Marcum, American baseball player * 1982 – Josh Fields, American baseball player * 1982 – Steve Sidwell, English footballer * 1982 – Anthony Way, English singer and actor * 1984 – Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer * 1984 – Edward Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer * 1985 – Jakub Błaszczykowski, Polish footballer * 1985 – Julio Pimentel, Dominican baseball player * 1985 – Paul Rabil, Professional lacrosse player * 1985 – Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer * 1985 – Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress * 1987 – Alexander Gaskarth, American singer (All Time Low) * 1988 – Nicolas Batum, French basketball player * 1988 – Vanessa Hudgens, American singer and actress * 1988 – Hayato Sakamoto, Japanese baseball player * 1989 – Pedro Silva, Brazilian footballer * 1989 – Onew, South Korean singer (SHINee), musical actor and TV host * 1992 – Ryo Miyaichi, Japanese footballer * 1994 – Joshua Dionisio, Filipino actor

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