Sunday, December 13, 2015

December 13 Birthdays


1521 – Pope Sixtus V (d. 1590)
1533 – Eric XIV of Sweden (d. 1577)
1553 – Henry IV of France (d. 1610)
1585 – William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)
1640 – Robert Plot, English chemist and academic (d. 1696)
1662 – Francesco Bianchini, Italian astronomer and philosopher (d. 1729)
1678 – Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)
1684 – Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian, philosopher, and author (d. 1754)
1720 – Carlo Gozzi, Italian playwright (d. 1804)
1724 – Franz Aepinus, German astronomer and philosopher (d. 1802)
1780 – Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, German chemist, invented the Döbereiner's lamp (d. 1849)
1784 – Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864)
1797 – Heinrich Heine, German journalist, poet, and critic (d. 1856)
1804 – Joseph Howe, Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1873)
1814 – Ana Néri, Brazilian nurse (d. 1880)
1816 – Werner von Siemens, German engineer and inventor (d. 1892)
1818 – Mary Todd Lincoln, American wife of Abraham Lincoln, 17th First Lady of the United States (d. 1882)
1836 – Franz von Lenbach, German painter and academic (d. 1904)
1854 – Herman Bavinck, Dutch theologian and churchman (d. 1921)
1856 – Svetozar Boroević, Croatian-Austrian field marshal (d. 1920)
1860 – Lucien Guitry, French actor (d. 1925)
1864 – Emil Seidel, American politician, 36th Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)
1867 – Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist and author (d. 1917)
1870 – Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (d. 1940)
1871 – Emily Carr, Canadian painter and author (d. 1945)
1874 – Josef Lhévinne, Russian pianist and educator (d. 1944)
1883 – Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian (d. 1950)
1884 – Aimilios Veakis, Greek actor (d. 1951)
1887 – George Pólya, Hungarian-American mathematician (d. 1985)
1887 – Alvin C. York, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
1896 – Jeffery Amherst, 5th Earl Amherst, English pilot and airline director (d. 1993)
1897 – Albert Aalbers, Dutch architect, designed the Savoy Homann Bidakara Hotel (d. 1961)
1897 – István Donogán, Hungarian discus thrower (d. 1966)
1897 – Drew Pearson, American journalist and author (d. 1969)
1900 – Jonel Perlea, Romanian-American conductor (d. 1970)
1901 – Olev Roomet, Estonian singer, violinist, and bagpipe player (d. 1987)
1902 – Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Greek philosopher and politician, 138th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1986)
1902 – Talcott Parsons, American sociologist and academic (d. 1979)
1903 – Ella Baker, American activist (d. 1986)
1903 – Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist and composer (d. 1993)
1906 – Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (d. 1968)
1906 – Laurens van der Post, South African-English soldier and author (d. 1996)
1908 – Elizabeth Alexander, British meteorologist and radio astronomer (d. 1958)
1908 – Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, Brazilian historian and activist (d. 1995)
1910 – Van Heflin, American actor and singer (d. 1971)
1910 – Sol Saks, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1911 – Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1911 – Kenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (d. 1972)
1912 – Luiz Gonzaga, Brazilian singer, songwriter and musician (d. 1989)
1913 – Arnold Brown, English-Canadian missionary, 11th General of The Salvation Army (d. 2002)
1913 – Gerda Christian, German private secretary of Adolf Hitler (d. 1997)
1913 – Archie Moore, American boxer and actor (d. 1998)
1914 – Alan Bullock, English historian and author (d. 2004)
1914 – Larry Noble, English comedian and actor (d. 1993)
1915 – Curd Jürgens, German-Austrian actor and director (d. 1982)
1915 – Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian author (d. 1983)
1915 – B. J. Vorster, South African politician,4th State President of South Africa (d. 1983)
1916 – Leonard Weisgard, American author and illustrator (d. 2000)
1917 – John Hart, American actor and producer (d. 2009)
1918 – Rosalia Lombardo, Italian pneumonia victim (d. 1920)
1918 – Kim Won-kwon, South Korean jumper
1919 – Hans-Joachim Marseille, German captain and pilot (d. 1942)
1920 – George P. Shultz, American economist and politician, 60th United States Secretary of State
1921 – Timofei Dokschitzer, Russian trumpeter (d. 2005)
1923 – Philip Warren Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1923 – Terence Beckett, English businessman (d. 2013)
1923 – Edward Bede Clancy, Australian cardinal (d. 2014)
1923 – Larry Doby, American baseball player and manager (d. 2003)
1923 – Frankie Fraser, English gangster (d. 2014)
1924 – Robert Coogan, American actor (d. 1978)
1924 – George Shuba, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1925 – Dick Van Dyke, American actor, singer, and dancer
1926 – George Rhoden, Jamaican runner
1927 – James Wright, American poet and academic (d. 1980)
1928 – Eve Meyer, American model, actress, and producer (d. 1977)
1929 – Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor, singer, and producer
1930 – Robert Prosky, American actor (d. 2008)
1933 – Doug Mohns, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2014)
1934 – Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer (d. 2012)
1935 – Joe Christopher, Virgin Islander baseball player
1935 – Kenneth Hall, American football player
1935 – Lindy McDaniel, American baseball player
1936 – Aga Khan IV, Swiss-English businessman
1936 – J. C. Martin, American baseball player and sportscaster
1937 – Rob Houwer, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter
1937 – Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish businessman (d. 2009)
1937 – Ron Taylor, Canadian baseball player and physician
1938 – Heino, German singer
1938 – Alvin Curran, American horn player and composer (Musica Elettronica Viva)
1939 – Eric Flynn, Chinese-Welsh actor and singer (d. 2002)
1940 – Sanjaya Lall, Indian economist and academic (d. 2005)
1941 – John Davidson, American actor and game show host
1941 – Anouska Hempel, New Zealand-English actress and fashion designer
1941 – Bessel Kok, Dutch chess player and businessman
1942 – Howard Brenton, English playwright and screenwriter
1942 – Anna Eshoo, American politician
1943 – Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian baseball and basketball player
1944 – Hwang Jang-lee, Japanese-South Korean martial artist and actor
1944 – Marti Webb, English actress and singer
1945 – Herman Cain, American businessman, journalist, and politician
1945 – Kathy Garver, American actress and producer
1945 – Brian McGuire, Australian race car driver (d. 1977)
1947 – Darlene Cates, American actress
1947 – Rex Hagon, Canadian actor
1947 – Dave Hamilton, American baseball player and coach
1948 – Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (d. 1982)
1948 – Jeff Baxter, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers)
1948 – Lillian Board, South African-English sprinter (d. 1970)
1948 – Ted Nugent, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The Amboy Dukes, Damn Yankees, and Damnocracy)
1948 – Brian Wilson, Scottish journalist and politician
1949 – Tarık Akan, Turkish actor and producer
1949 – Robert Lindsay, English actor and singer
1949 – R. A. MacAvoy, American author
1949 – Randy Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alabama)
1949 – Luc Sala, Dutch businessman and author
1949 – Tom Verlaine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Television and Neon Boys)
1949 – Paula Wilcox, English actress
1950 – Linda Bellos, English businesswoman and politician
1950 – Wendie Malick, American model and actress
1950 – Heather North, American actress
1950 – Afemo Omilami, American actor
1950 – Julia Slingo, English meteorologist and academic
1950 – Tom Vilsack, American lawyer and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Agriculture
1952 – Junkyard Dog, American football player and wrestler (d. 1998)
1952 – John Francome, English jockey and sportscaster
1952 – Larry Kenon, American basketball player
1952 – Jean Rouaud, French author
1953 – Ben Bernanke, American economist and academic
1953 – Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player and coach
1953 – Jim Davidson, English comedian, actor, and television host
1953 – Bob Gainey, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
1953 – Thomas Kurzhals, German keyboard player and songwriter (Karat and Stern-Combo Meißen) (d. 2014)
1954 – John Anderson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 – Emma Bull, American blogger and author
1954 – Steve Forbert, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 – Tamora Pierce, American author
1954 – Harsh Vardhan, Indian otolaryngologist and politician, Indian Minister of Science and Technology
1955 – Joseph Mahmoud, Moroccan-French runner
1956 – Dale Berra, American baseball player
1956 – Majida El Roumi, Lebanese soprano and actress
1956 – Phil Hubbard, American basketball player and coach
1957 – Steve Buscemi, American actor and director
1957 – Morris Day, American singer-songwriter and actor (The Time and Flyte Tyme)
1957 – Eric Marienthal, American saxophonist (Chick Corea Elektric Band and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
1957 – Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman
1958 – Kanako Higuchi, Japanese actress
1958 – Lynn-Holly Johnson, American figure skater and actress
1959 – Heino Enden, Estonian basketball player and coach
1959 – Johnny Whitaker, American actor and singer
1959 – Staffan William-Olsson, Swedish guitarist (The Real Thing)
1959 – Boris Zhukov, American wrestler
1960 – Rusty Cundieff, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1960 – Jānis Reinis, Latvian actor
1960 – Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
1961 – Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer, conductor, and producer
1961 – Irene Sáez, Venezuelan model and politician, Governor of Nueva Esparta
1961 – Gary Zimmerman, American football player
1962 – Roger Ilegems, Belgian cyclist
1962 – Jamie Raskin, American lawyer, academic, and politician
1962 – Rex Ryan, American football player and coach
1962 – Rob Ryan, American football player and coach
1964 – Hideto Matsumoto, Japanese musician, singer and songwriter (X Japan and Zilch) (d. 1998)
1965 – Jackie Clune, English actress and singer
1965 – Marko Mäetamm, Estonian illustrator
1966 – Ross Burden, New Zealand-English chef and author
1966 – Toby Dammit, American drummer, composer, and producer
1966 – Don Roff, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1966 – Mike Tirico, American sportscaster
1967 – Jamie Foxx, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter
1967 – NeNe Leakes, American actress
1967 – Bo Pelini, American football player and coach
1969 – Tony Curran, Scottish-American actor
1969 – Sergei Fedorov, Russian ice hockey player and manager
1969 – Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
1970 – Tonja Buford-Bailey, American hurdler and coach
1970 – Eoin Jess, Scottish footballer
1970 – Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, Austrian mountaineer
1971 – Gloria Casarez, American activist (d. 2014)
1971 – Naomi Long, Northern Irish engineer and politician, 54th Lord Mayor of Belfast
1971 – Leanne Wood, Welsh academic and politician
1972 – Niki Evans, English singer
1972 – Chris Grant, Australian footballer
1973 – Emre Aşık, Turkish footballer
1973 – Christie Clark, American actress
1974 – Sara Cox, English radio and television host
1974 – Debbie Matenopoulos, American actress and television host
1974 – Nicholas McCarthy, English singer and guitarist (Franz Ferdinand and Box Codax)
1975 – Bates Battaglia, American ice hockey player
1975 – Tom DeLonge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blink-182, Angels & Airwaves, and Box Car Racer)
1975 – Kostas Kiassos, Greek footballer
1975 – Matthew LeCroy, American baseball player and coach
1975 – Bahar Mert, Turkish volleyball player
1976 – Josh Fogg, American baseball player
1976 – Søren Friis, Danish footballer
1976 – Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer
1976 – Rama Yade, Senegalese-French politician
1977 – Tupele Dorgu, English actress
1977 – Sascha Kindred, German-English swimmer
1977 – Charlotte Milchard, English actress
1977 – Peter Stringer, Irish rugby player
1978 – Olav Bjortomt, English quiz player
1978 – Kaspars Kambala, Latvian basketball player
1978 – Ryo Kawakita, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (Maximum the Hormone)
1978 – B.J. Penn, American mixed martial artist
1979 – Matjaž Smodiš, Slovenian basketball player
1980 – Patrik Antonius, Finnish poker player
1980 – Ryan France, English footballer
1980 – Danil Haustov, Estonian swimmer
1980 – Swastika Mukherjee, Indian actress and singer
1980 – Tülin Şahin, Turkish-Danish model, actress, and fashion designer
1980 – Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor and singer
1980 – Bosco Wong, Hong Kong singer and actor
1981 – Amy Lee, American singer-songwriter and pianist (Evanescence)
1982 – Anthony Callea, Australian singer-songwriter and actor
1982 – Eita, Japanese actor
1982 – Dan Hamhuis, Canadian ice hockey player
1982 – Ayumi Kinoshita, Japanese actress and model
1982 – Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player
1982 – Tuka Rocha, Brazilian race car driver
1982 – Koutaro Tanaka, Japanese actor
1982 – Dominik Werling, German footballer
1983 – Matt Deis, American bass player and songwriter (CKY and All That Remains)
1983 – Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer
1983 – Janeth Jepkosgei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
1984 – Santi Cazorla, Spanish footballer
1984 – Hanna-Maria Seppälä, Finnish swimmer
1985 – Michael Bumpus, American football player
1985 – Laurence Leboeuf, Canadian actress
1985 – Alby Mathewson, New Zealand rugby player
1986 – Dennis Bermudez, American mixed martial artist
1986 – Mathieu Gnanligo, Beninese sprinter
1987 – James Eagan Holmes, American murderer
1988 – Rickie Fowler, American golfer
1988 – Oliver Lancashire, English footballer
1989 – Dasha Kapustina, Russian model
1989 – Hellen Onsando Obiri, Kenyan runner
1989 – Ben Ridge, Australian rugby player
1989 – Katherine Schwarzenegger, American author, daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger
1989 – Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1991 – Sénah Mango, Togolese footballer
1993 – Jurian Beat Crisis, Japanese singer
1994 – A*M*E, Sierra Leonean-English singer-songwriter
1994 – Leo Ieiri, Japanese singer-songwriter
2005 – Prince Aymeric of Belgium
2005 – Prince Nicolas of Belgium

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