Monday, December 19, 2011

December 19 Birthdays

1554 – Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
1587 – Dorothea Sophia, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg (d. 1645)
1683 – Philip V of Spain (d. 1746)
1699 – William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)
1714 – John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)
1778 – Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, daughter of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI (d. 1851)
1784 – Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)
1796 – Breton de los Herreros, Spanish playwright (d. 1873)
1813 – Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist (d. 1885)
1817 – James J. Archer, Confederate general (d. 1864)
1820 – Mary Livermore, American journalist and women's rights advocate (d. 1905)
1831 – Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)
1849 – Henry Clay Frick, American industrialist and financier (d. 1919)
1852 – Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1931)
1853 – Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Quebec (d. 1942)
1861 – Italo Svevo, Italian author (d. 1928)
1865 – Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (d. 1932)
1875 – Carter Woodson, American historian and author, founder of Black History Month (d. 1950)
1888 – Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-born American conductor (d. 1963)
1894 – Ford Frick, American baseball commissioner (d. 1978)
1895 – Werner Dankwort, German diplomat (d. 1986)
1895 – Ingeborg Refling Hagen, Norwegian author and teacher (d. 1989)
1899 – Martin Luther King, Sr., American Baptist minister and father of Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr. (d. 1984)
1901 – Rudolf Hell, German inventor (d. 2002)
1901 – Fritz Mauruschat, German footballer (d. 1974)
1902 – Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (d. 1983)
1903 – George Davis Snell, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
1905 – Irving Kahn, American financial analyst and investor
1906 – Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
1907 – Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)
1909 – W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
1910 – Jean Genet, French writer (d. 1986)
1915 – Édith Piaf, French singer and actress (d. 1963)
1916 – Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, German political scientist (d. 2010)
1916 – Roy Ward Baker, English film director (d. 2010)
1918 – Professor Longhair, American blues musician (d. 1980)
1920 – Little Jimmy Dickens, American country singer
1920 – David Susskind, American TV talk show host (d. 1987)
1922 – Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
1923 – Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
1924 – Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)
1924 – Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1989)
1924 – Gary Morton, American comic; widower of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
1924 – Edmund Purdom, English actor (d. 2009)
1925 – Tankred Dorst, German dramatist
1925 – Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter
1925 – William Schutz, American psychologist (d. 2002)
1926 – Bobby Layne, American football player (d. 1986)
1926 – Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
1927 – James Booth, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1928 – Nathan Oliveira, American artist (d. 2010)
1929 – Bob Brookmeyer, American jazz musician
1929 – Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
1932 – Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
1933 – Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
1933 – Cicely Tyson, American actress
1934 – Rudi Carrell, Dutch entertainer (d. 2006)
1934 – Al Kaline, American baseball player
1934 – Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American politician
1934 – Pratibha Patil, Indian politician
1935 – Barbara Bostock, American actress
1935 – Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
1935 – Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (d. 2000)
1936 – Marian McKnight, American beauty pageant contestant (Miss America 1957)
1940 – Phil Ochs, American folk singer (d. 1976)
1941 – Maurice White, American singer and songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1941 – Lee Myung-bak, South Korean politician
1942 – Rufus, French actor
1943 – Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
1943 – General James L. Jones, American military figure
1944 – William Christie, American-born French musician (Les Arts Florissants)
1944 – Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
1944 – Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleontologist, conservationist and politician
1944 – Alvin Lee, English singer and musician (Ten Years After)
1944 – Tim Reid, American actor
1944 – Zal Yanovsky, Canadian guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (d. 2002)
1945 – Elaine Joyce, American actress
1946 – Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
1946 – Robert Urich, American actor (d. 2002)
1947 – Jimmy Bain, Scottish musician
1947 – Charlie Van Dyke, American actor and radio disc jockey
1948 – Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
1949 – Nancy Kyes, American actress
1949 – Sebastian, Danish musician
1951 – Alan Rouse, British mountaineer (d. 1986)
1952 – Walter Murphy, American composer, pianist and arranger
1955 – Lincoln Hall, Australian mountaineer
1955 – Rob Portman, American politician, senator elect from Ohio
1956 – Tom Lawless, American baseball player
1956 – Phil Harris, American fisherman (Deadliest Catch) (d. 2010)
1957 – Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
1957 – John Gulager, American film director
1957 – Kevin McHale, American basketball player
1958 – Limahl, English singer (Kajagoogoo)
1958 – Steven Isserlis, English cellist
1959 – Ivan Vallejo, Ecuadorian mountaineer
1960 – Mike Lookinland, American actor
1960 – Michelangelo Signorile, American writer
1960 – Derrick Jensen, American author and activist
1961 – Eric Allin Cornell, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1961 – Matthew Waterhouse, English actor
1961 – Reggie White, American football player (d. 2004)
1962 – Gary Fleder, American film director
1962 – Jill Talley, American actress
1963 – Jennifer Beals, American actress
1963 – Til Schweiger, German actor
1964 – Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
1964 – Béatrice Dalle, French actress
1965 – Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
1965 – Jessica Steen, American actress
1966 – Chuckii Booker, American singer, musician and producer
1966 – Robert MacNaughton, American stage and screen actor
1966 – Alberto Tomba, Italian alpine skier
1966 – Eric Weinrich, American ice hockey player
1967 – Criss Angel, American illusionist
1967 – Frankie Lam, Hong Kong actor
1968 – Ken Marino, American actor and comedian
1969 – Richard Hammond, English television presenter
1969 – Tom Gugliotta, American basketball player
1969 – Kristy Swanson, American actress
1969 – Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
1970 – Tyson Beckford, American model
1971 – Liz Cho, American television reporter
1971 – Amy Locane, American actress
1972 – Alyssa Milano, American actress
1972 – Rosa Blasi, American actress
1972 – Warren Sapp, American football player
1973 – Michalis Grigoriou, Greek footballer and coach
1973 – Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor
1973 – Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
1974 – Mikko Paananen, Finnish bassist (HIM)
1974 – Joe Jurevicius, American football player
1974 – Felipe Lopez, Dominican basketball player
1974 – Jake Plummer, American football player
1974 – Ricky Ponting, Australian cricketer
1975 – Makis Belevonis, Greek footballer
1975 – Russell Branyan, American baseball player
1975 – Michiel van den Bos, Dutch composer
1975 – Jon Smith, British writer
1975 – Olivier Tebily, Ivorian footballer
1977 – Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player
1978 – Patrick Casey, American screenwriter and actor
1979 – Kevin Devine, American musician
1979 – Paola Rey, Colombian actress
1980 – Iman Ali, Pakistani model and actress
1980 – Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
1980 – Chris Haslam, Canadian skateboarder and bassist (Kobra Triangle)
1980 – Marla Sokoloff, American actress
1982 – Maurice Williams, American basketball player
1982 – Tero Pitkamaki, Finnish javelin thrower
1983 – Nektarios Alexandrou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
1983 – Casey Crescenzo, American Rock Artist
1983 – Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 – Ian Kennedy, American baseball player
1985 – Gary Cahill, English footballer
1985 – Neil Kilkenny, English-born Australian soccer player
1985 – Lady Sovereign, English musician
1986 – Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer
1986 – Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Greek footballer
1987 – Karim Benzema, French footballer
1987 – Cédric Baseya, DR Congolese footballer
1988 – Peter Winn, English footballer
1988 – Paulina Gretzky, American singer and model
1988 – Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
1989 – Valdimar Bergstað, Icelandic horse rider
1989 – Hamza Riazuddin, English cricketer
1990 – Greg Bretz, American snowboarder
1991 – Declan Galbraith, English singer
1992 – Iker Muniain, Spanish/Basque footballer

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