Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 12 Birthdays

1298 – Albert II, Duke of Austria (d. 1358)
1526 – Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (d. 1588)
1574 – Anne of Denmark (d. 1619)
1610 – Basil of Ostrog, Serbian monk and saint (d. 1671)
1685 – Lodovico Giustini, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1743)
1712 – Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (d. 1780)
1715 – Gennaro Manna, Italian composer (d. 1779)
1724 – Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, English admiral and politician (d. 1816)
1731 – Erasmus Darwin, English physician and poet (d. 1802)
1745 – John Jay, American jurist and politician, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1829)
1766 – Nikolay Karamzin, Russian poet and historian (d. 1826)
1779 – Madeleine Sophie Barat, French nun and saint, founded the Society of the Sacred Heart (d. 1865)
1783 – Ner Middleswarth, American politician (d. 1865)
1786 – William L. Marcy, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 21st United States Secretary of State (d. 1857)
1791 – Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (d. 1847)
1792 – Alexander Ypsilantis, Greek-Russian general (d. 1828)
1799 – Karl Bryullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)
1805 – William Lloyd Garrison, American journalist and activist, founded The Liberator (d. 1879)
1805 – Henry Wells, American businessman, co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express (d. 1878)
1806 – Stand Watie, American general (d. 1871)
1812 – John Sandfield Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Ontario (d. 1872)
1814 – Juan Prim, 1st Marquis of los Castillejos, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1870)
1821 – Gustave Flaubert, French novelist and playwright (d. 1880)
1842 – Adolf Bötticher, German journalist and historian (d. 1901)
1845 – Bruce Price, American architect, designed the American Surety Building and Bank of the Metropolis (d. 1903)
1849 – William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman and horse breeder (d. 1920)
1862 – André Fauquet-Lemaître, French polo player (d. 1943)
1862 – J. Bruce Ismay, English businessman (d. 1937)
1863 – Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (d. 1944)
1864 – Paul Elmer More, American journalist, author, and critic (d. 1937)
1866 – Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
1870 – Walter Benona Sharp, American businessman, co-founded Hughes Tool Company (d. 1912)
1875 – Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (d. 1953)
1876 – Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and runner (d. 1928)
1881 – Harry Warner, Polish-American businessman, co-founded Warner Bros. (d. 1958)
1882 – Ioannis Demestichas, Greek admiral (d. 1960)
1884 – Zinaida Serebriakova, Ukrainian-French painter (d. 1967)
1887 – Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer and engineer (d. 1974)
1892 – Milko Kos, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1972)
1893 – Edward G. Robinson, Romanian-American actor and singer (d. 1973)
1898 – August Desch, American hurdler (d. 1964)
1900 – Sammy Davis, Sr., American actor and dancer (d. 1988)
1901 – Harald Kaarmann, Estonian footballer (d. 1942)
1902 – Koloman Sokol, Slovak-American painter and illustrator (d. 2003)
1903 – Dagmar Nordstrom, American singer-songwriter and pianist (Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1976)
1903 – Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1963)
1904 – Nicolas de Gunzburg, French-American banker, journalist, and actor (d. 1981)
1905 – Manès Sperber, Austrian-French psychologist and author (d. 1984)
1905 – Vasily Grossman, Russian journalist and author (d. 1964)
1907 – Roy Douglas, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)
1908 – Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1993)
1909 – Hans Keilson, German-Dutch psychologist, author, and poet (d. 2011)
1909 – Karen Morley, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
1911 – Boun Oum, Laotian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Laos (d. 1980)
1914 – Patrick O'Brian, English author and translator (d. 2000)
1915 – Frank Sinatra, American singer, actor, and producer (d. 1998)
1917 – James Wall, American actor and manager (d. 2010)
1918 – Joe Williams, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
1919 – Olivia Barclay, English astrologer and author (d. 2001)
1919 – Dan DeCarlo, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2001)
1919 – B. B. Nimbalkar, Indian cricketer (d. 2012)
1920 – Josef Doležal, Czech race walker (d. 1999)
1920 – Fred Kida, American illustrator (d. 2014)
1921 – Toni Blankenheim, German opera singer (d. 2012)
1922 – Christian Dotremont, Belgian painter and poet (d. 1979)
1923 – Bob Barker, American game show host and producer
1923 – Bob Dorough, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1923 – Ken Kavanagh, Australian race car driver and motorcycle racer
1924 – Ray Cordeiro, Hong Kong radio and television host
1924 – Ed Koch, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 105th Mayor of New York City (d. 2013)
1925 – Vladimir Shainsky, Ukrainian-Russian pianist and composer
1925 – Ahmad Shamloo, Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2000)
1927 – Robert Noyce, American inventor and businessman, co-invented the microchip and co-founded the Intel Corporation (d. 1990)
1928 – Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani diplomat and author (d. 2008)
1928 – Helen Frankenthaler, American painter and academic (d. 2011)
1929 – Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese pianist and composer (Toshiko Akiyoshi – Lew Tabackin Big Band)
1929 – John Osborne, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1994)
1930 – Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
1930 – Silvio Santos, Brazilian television host, founded Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão
1931 – Lionel Blair, English actor, dancer, and choreographer
1932 – Bob Pettit, American basketball player and coach
1933 – Christa Stubnick, German sprinter
1934 – Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican lawyer and politician, 52nd President of Mexico (d. 2012)
1935 – John Wise, Canadian farmer and politician, 23rd Minister of Agriculture (d. 2013)
1936 – Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper
1937 – Michael Jeffery, Australian general and politician, 24th Governor-General of Australia
1937 – Philip Ledger, English classical musician and academic (d. 2012)
1938 – Connie Francis, American singer and actress
1940 – Sharad Pawar, Indian politician, Indian Minister of Agriculture
1940 – Dionne Warwick, American singer and actress
1942 – Fatma Girik, Turkish actress and politician
1942 – Anita Otto, German discus thrower
1942 – Morris Sadek, Egyptian-American lawyer and activist
1942 – Brough Scott, English jockey and journalist
1943 – Vassilis Alexakis, Greek-French author and translator
1943 – Phyllis Somerville, American actress
1943 – Sadeq Tabatabaei, Iranian journalist and politician (d. 2015)
1943 – Grover Washington, Jr., American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer (d. 1999)
1944 – Jean Doré, Canadian politician, 39th Mayor of Montreal (d. 2015)
1944 – Cara Duff-MacCormick, Canadian actress
1944 – Zoe Laskari, Greek model and actress
1945 – Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaican politician, 7th Prime Minister of Jamaica
1946 – Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
1946 – Paula Wagner, American actress and producer
1947 – Will Alsop, English architect, designed the Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre
1947 – Wings Hauser, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1947 – Hülya Koçyiğit, Turkish actress
1947 – Chris Mullin, English journalist and politician
1949 – Gopinath Munde, Indian politician, 3rd Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)
1949 – Bill Nighy, English actor
1949 – Marc Ravalomanana, Malagasy businessman and politician, President of Madagascar
1950 – Pedro Ferriz de Con, Mexican journalist
1950 – Heiner Flassbeck, German economist, professor, publicist, political counselor and State Secretary
1950 – Rajinikanth, Indian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1950 – Billy Smith, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1951 – Rehman Malik, Pakistani politician, Pakistani Minister of Interior
1952 – Herb Dhaliwal, Indian-Canadian politician, 3rd Canadian Minister of Natural Resources
1952 – Sarah Douglas, English actress
1952 – Helen Dunmore, English poet and author
1952 – Cathy Rigby, American gymnast and actress
1952 – Frank Schwalba-Hoth, German politician
1953 – Martin Ferguson, Australian politician
1953 – Rafael Septien, Mexican-American football player
1954 – Hemant Karkare, Indian police officer (d. 2008)
1955 – Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman
1955 – Nakamura Baijaku II, Japanese actor, bass player, and composer
1955 – Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist
1955 – Stephen Smith, Australian lawyer and politician, 53rd Australian Minister of Defence
1956 – Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist
1957 – Sheila E., American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actress
1957 – Robert Lepage, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1958 – Sheree J. Wilson, American actress and producer
1959 – Jasper Conran, English fashion designer
1960 – Martina Hellmann, German discus thrower
1960 – Masahiko Nishimura, Japanese actor
1961 – Andrey Perlov, Russian race walker
1962 – Tracy Austin, American tennis player and sportscaster
1962 – Arturo Barrios, Mexican-American runner
1962 – Ulrike Tillmann, German mathematician and academic
1963 – Eduardo Castro Luque, Mexican businessman and politician (d. 2012)
1963 – Ai Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
1964 – Reeta Chakrabarti, English journalist
1964 – Sabu, American wrestler
1966 – Pops Fernandez, Filipino singer and actress
1966 – Royce Gracie, Brazilian-American mixed martial artist
1966 – Kōichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor
1966 – Ian Paisley, Jr., Northern Irish politician; Member of Parliament for North Antrim (2010–present)
1966 – Selen, Italian porn actress and director
1966 – Último Dragón, Japanese wrestler and actor
1966 – Lydia Zimmermann, Spanish filmmaker
1967 – Yuzo Koshiro, Japanese composer and producer
1967 – John Randle, American football player
1968 – Rory Kennedy, American director and producer
1968 – Laurie Williams, Jamaican cricketer (d. 2002)
1969 – Sophie Kinsella, English author and educator
1969 – Wilfred Kirochi, Kenyan runner
1969 – Fiona May, English-Italian long jumper
1969 – Michael Möllenbeck, German discus thrower
1970 – Mädchen Amick, American actress
1970 – Jennifer Connelly, American actress
1970 – Regina Hall, American actress
1971 – Sammy Korir, Kenyan runner
1971 – Martin Mrva, Slovak chess player
1972 – Wilson Kipketer, Kenyan-Danish runner
1972 – Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
1972 – Hank Williams III, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Assjack, Superjoint Ritual, and Arson Anthem)
1973 – Gary Breen, English-Irish footballer and manager
1973 – Tony Hsieh, American businessman, founded LinkExchange
1973 – Walter Otta, Argentinian footballer
1974 – Bernard Lagat, Kenyan-American runner
1974 – Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer and manager
1975 – Mayim Bialik, American actress and singer
1975 – Wesley Charles, Vincentian footballer
1975 – Craig Moore, Australian footballer and manager
1975 – Houko Kuwashima, Japanese voice actress and singer
1976 – Lloyd Owusu, Ghanaian footballer
1976 – Asaka Seto, Japanese actress
1977 – Yoel Hernández, Cuban hurdler
1977 – Dean Macey, English decathlete and bobsledder
1977 – Colin White, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 – Monica Bîrlădeanu, Romanian model and actress
1978 – Jennifer Rovero, American model
1979 – Carlos Agassi, Filipino actor, host, singer, and rapper
1979 – John Salmons, American basketball player
1980 – Dejene Berhanu, Ethiopian runner (d. 2010)
1980 – Gus G, Greek guitarist and songwriter (Firewind, Mystic Prophecy, and Dream Evil)
1980 – Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer
1981 – Jeret Peterson, American skier (d. 2011)
1981 – Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer
1981 – Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
1981 – Stephen Warnock, English footballer
1982 – Lim Jae-duk, South Korean gamer
1982 – Ai Kato, Japanese actress
1982 – Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player
1983 – Katrina Elam, American singer-songwriter
1984 – Daniel Agger, Danish footballer
1984 – Airi Taira, Japanese actress
1984 – Sohail Tanvir, Pakistani cricketer
1985 – Pat Calathes, Greek-American basketball player
1985 – Giannis Zaradoukas, Greek footballer
1986 – Daddy Birori, Rwandan footballer
1986 – Përparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer
1986 – Mitsuhiro Hidaka, Japanese singer, rapper, actor, and dancer (AAA)
1986 – Nina Kolarič, Slovenian long jumper
1986 – Lee Qri, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (T-ara and QBS)
1987 – Marte Eberson, Norwegian keyboardist (Morning Has Occurred and Highasakite)
1988 – Hahm Eun-Jung, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (T-ara and T-ara N4)
1989 – Tal, Israeli-French singer-songwriter and dancer
1990 – Polat Kemboi Arıkan, Kenyan-Turkish runner
1990 – Nixon Chepseba, Kenyan runner
1990 – Victor Moses, Nigerian footballer
1990 – Seungri, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Big Bang)
1991 – Daniel Magder, Canadian actor
1996 – Karen Miyama, Japanese actress

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