Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18 Birthdays

1507 – Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
1602 – Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)
1610 – Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist (d. 1688)
1620 – Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)
1661 – Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)
1662 – James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish politician (d. 1711)
1707 – Charles Wesley, English Methodist hymnist (d. 1788)
1725 – Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
1778 – Joseph Grimaldi, English clown (d. 1837)
1825 – Charles Griffin, American general (d. 1876)
1825 – John S. Harris, American politician (d. 1906)
1835 – Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
1847 – Augusta Holmès, French composer (d. 1903)
1849 – Henrietta Edwards, Canadian women’s rights activist (d. 1931)
1851 – Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino orator and satirist (d. 1896)
1856 – Sir J. J. Thomson, English physicist and Nobel laureate (d. 1940)
1860 – Edward MacDowell, American composer and pianist (d. 1908)
1861 – Lionel Monckton, English composer for the musical theatre (d. 1924)
1863 – Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (d. 1914)
1870 – Saki, English writer (d. 1916)
1873 – Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
1878 – Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
1879 – Paul Klee, Swiss-born painter (d. 1940)
1886 – Ty Cobb, American baseball player (d. 1961)
1888 – Dame Gladys Cooper, English actress (d. 1971)
1888 – Robert Moses, American public works official (d. 1981)
1890 – Edwin Armstrong, American inventor (d. 1954)
1897 – Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952)
1899 – Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian author and philosopher (d. 1990)
1904 – George Stevens, American film director (d. 1975)
1907 – Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
1907 – Lawrence Lucie, American jazz guitarist (d. 2009)
1908 – Paul Siple, American Antarctic explorer (d. 1969)
1908 – Celia Johnson, English actress (d. 1982)
1910 – Abe Burrows, American playwright (d. 1985)
1910 – Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (d. 2010)
1911 – Jules Dassin, American film director (d. 2008)
1912 – Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)
1913 – Alfred Bester, American author (d. 1987)
1913 – Willy Brandt, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1992)
1913 – Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
1916 – Douglas Fraser, Scottish-born American trade unionist (d. 2008)
1916 – Betty Grable, American actress (d. 1973)
1917 – Ossie Davis, American actor and activist (d. 2005)
1920 – Robert Leckie, American marine and author (d. 2001)
1927 – Ramsey Clark, 66th U.S. Attorney General
1927 – Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (d. 2009)
1928 – Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (d. 2003)
1929 – Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
1929 – Józef Cardinal Glemp, Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of Warsaw
1930 – Moose Skowron, American baseball player
1931 – Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager (d. 2009)
1931 – Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)
1932 – Roger Smith, American actor
1933 – Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected serial killer (d. 1992)
1933 – Lonnie Brooks, American blues musician
1934 – Boris Volynov, Soviet cosmonaut
1935 – Jacques Pépin, French chef
1936 – Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
1938 – Chas Chandler, English musician (The Animals) (d. 1996)
1938 – Joel Hirschhorn, American songwriter and composer (d. 2005)
1938 – Roger E. Mosley, American actor
1939 – Michael Moorcock, English author
1939 – Harold E. Varmus, American scientist and Nobel laureate
1940 – Bramwell Morrison, member of Sharon, Lois & Bram
1941 – Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer
1942 – Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
1943 – Keith Richards, English guitarist (The Rolling Stones)
1943 – Alan Rudolph, American film director and screenwriter
1945 – Jean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player
1946 – Steve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 1977)
1946 – Steven Spielberg, American film director
1947 – Leonid Yuzefovich, Russian crime fiction writer
1948 – Bill Nelson, English musician (Be-Bop Deluxe)
1948 – Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
1948 – Edmund Kemper, American serial killer
1949 – David A. Johnston, American volcanologist (d. 1980)
1949 – Terry Hertzler, American poet
1950 – Gillian Armstrong, Australian film director
1950 – Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
1950 – Sarath Fonseka, former commander of the Sri Lanka Army and a former Chief of Defence of Sri Lanka.
1950 – Heinz-Josef Kehr, German footballer
1950 – Leonard Maltin, American film critic
1952 – John Leventhal, musician, producer, songwriter, and recording engineer, married to Rosanne Cash
1953 – Elliot Easton, American guitarist (The Cars)
1953 – Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen singer-songwriter
1954 – John Booth, British racing driver, founder of Manor Motorsport
1954 – Ray Liotta, American actor
1956 – Ron White, American comedian
1957 – Jonathan Cainer, English astrologer
1958 – Geordie Walker, English rock musician and lead guitarist for post-punk band Killing Joke
1958 – Julia Wolfe, American composer
1960 – Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist
1961 – Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater
1961 – Leila Steinberg, American poet, artist manger
1962 – Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-born American singer
1963 – Karl Dorrell, American football coach
1963 – Greg D'Angelo, American musician (White Lion)
1963 – Pauline Ester, French singer
1963 – Allan Kayser, American actor
1963 – Norman Brown, smooth jazz musician
1963 – Charles Oakley, American basketball player
1963 – Brad Pitt, American actor
1964 – Stone Cold Steve Austin, American professional wrestler
1964 – Don Beebe, American football player
1964 – Robson Green, English actor and singer
1965 – Fawna MacLaren, American model and actress
1965 – Shawn Christian, American actor
1965 – Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
1966 – Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
1966 – Mille Petrozza, German singer (Kreator)
1966 – Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian footballer
1967 – Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist
1968 – Rachel Griffiths, Australian actress
1968 – Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer
1968 – Casper Van Dien, American actor
1968 – Mark Cooper, Manager of Peterborough F.C
1968 – Nina Wadia, British actress/comedian
1969 – Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
1969 – Justin Edinburgh, English footballer
1969 – Akira Iida, Japanese racing driver
1970 – Anthony Catanzaro, American fitness model
1970 – DMX, American rapper and actor
1970 – Lucious Harris, American basketball player
1970 – Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
1970 – Fernando Solabarrieta, Chilean journalist
1970 – Giannis Ploutarhos, Greek singer
1970 – Victoria Pratt, Canadian actress and fitness model
1970 – Cowboy Troy, American rapper
1970 – Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
1970 – Johnny Yeo, English artist
1971 – Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
1971 – Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
1971 – Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player
1972 – Trevor Chowning, American painter
1972 – DJ Lethal, Latvian-born American DJ (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit)
1972 – Rah Digga, American rapper
1972 – Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman
1973 – Leila Arcieri, American actress and model
1974 – Peter Boulware, American football player
1974 – Euroboy, Norwegian musician (Turbonegro)
1974 – Bill Duggan, American television actor and host
1975 – Trish Stratus, Canadian professional wrestler
1975 – Masaki Sumitani, Japanese comedian
1975 – David O'Doherty, Irish comedian
1975 – Vincent van der Voort, Dutch dart player
1975 – Sia Furler. Australian singer
1975 – Ken Lambert. American IT professional
1976 – Koyuki, Japanese actress and model
1977 – José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player
1977 – Lindsay Armaou, Irish singer
1977 – Ryan Scott Ottney, American journalist and comic book writer
1978 – Daniel Cleary, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 – Ali Curtis, American soccer player
1978 – Katie Holmes, American actress
1979 – Mamady Sidibe Malian footballer
1979 – Carlos, Portuguese footballer
1979 – Eric Escobar, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
1980 – Christina Aguilera, American singer
1980 – Heinz Inniger, Swiss snowboarder
1980 – Benjamin Watson, American football player
1981 – Joshua Dallas, American actor
1981 – Jens Schmidt, German rugby player
1982 – Dave Luetkenhoelter, American bassist (Kutless)
1983 – Darren Carter, English footballer
1983 – Andy Fantuz, Canadian football player
1985 – Tara Conner, American beauty contestant (Miss USA)
1985 – Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel
1985 – Natalie Gal, Russian fashion model
1986 – François Hamelin, Canadian short track speed skater
1986 – Usman Khawaja, Australian cricketer
1987 – Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater
1987 – Sneha Ullal, Bollywood Actress
1987 – Ayaka, Japanese singer
1987 – Fernando Jara, Panamanian jockey
1989 – Ashley Benson, American actress
1990 – James Lawrie, Northern Irish footballer
1992 – Bridgit Mendler, American actress and singer

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