Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18 Birthdays

1507 – Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyo (d. 1551)
1602 – Simonds d'Ewes, English historian and politician (d. 1650)
1610 – Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (d. 1688)
1620 – Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (d. 1668)
1626 – Christina, Queen of Sweden (d. 1689)
1660 – Countess Johanna Magdalene of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1715)
1661 – Christopher Polhem, Swedish physicist and inventor (d. 1751)
1662 – James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish colonel and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (d. 1711)
1707 – Charles Wesley, English missionary and composer (d. 1788)
1725 – Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and theologian (d. 1791)
1734 – Jean-Baptiste Rey, French conductor and composer (d. 1810)
1778 – Joseph Grimaldi, English actor and dancer (d. 1837)
1800 – James Watney, English brewer and landowner (d. 1884)
1825 – Charles Griffin, American general (d. 1876)
1825 – John S. Harris, American surveyor and politician (d. 1906)
1835 – Lyman Abbott, American minister, theologian, and author (d. 1922)
1847 – Augusta Holmès, French pianist and composer (d. 1903)
1849 – Henrietta Edwards, Canadian activist and author (d. 1931)
1851 – Graciano López Jaena, Filipino journalist (d. 1896)
1856 – J. J. Thomson, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
1860 – Edward MacDowell, American pianist and composer (d. 1908)
1861 – Lionel Monckton, English composer and critic (d. 1924)
1863 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (d. 1914)
1867 – Foxhall P. Keene, American polo player and horse breeder (d. 1941)
1869 – Edward Willis Redfield, American painter (d. 1965)
1870 – Saki, Burmese-English author and playwright (d. 1916)
1873 – Francis Burton Harrison, American general and politician, 6th Governor-General of the Philippines (d. 1957)
1875 – Matt McGrath, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1941)
1878 – Joseph Stalin, Georgian-Russian marshal and politician, 4th Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 1953)
1879 – Paul Klee, Swiss-German painter and educator (d. 1940)
1882 – Richard Maury, American-Argentinian engineer, designed the Salta–Antofagasta railway (d. 1950)
1883 – Raimu, French actor (d. 1946)
1884 – Emil Starkenstein, Czech pharmacologist, co-founded clinical pharmacology (d. 1942)
1886 – Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (d. 1961)
1886 – Martin Dooling, American soccer player (d. 1966)
1887 – Bhikhari Thakur, Indian actor, singer, and playwright (d. 1971)
1888 – Gladys Cooper, English actress and singer (d. 1971)
1888 – Robert Moses, American urban planner, designed the Northern State Parkway and Southern State Parkway (d. 1981)
1890 – Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer, invented FM radio (d. 1954)
1896 – Gerald Barry, English Army officer and cricketer (d. 1977)
1897 – Fletcher Henderson, American pianist and composer (d. 1952)
1899 – Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian philosopher and author (d. 1990)
1904 – George Stevens, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1975)
1907 – Bill Holland, American race car driver (d. 1984)
1907 – Lawrence Lucie, American guitarist (Mills Blue Rhythm Band) (d. 2009)
1908 – Celia Johnson, English actress (d. 1982)
1908 – Paul Siple, American geographer and explorer (d. 1969)
1910 – Abe Burrows, American author, playwright, and director (d. 1985)
1910 – Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and umpire (d. 2010)
1911 – Jules Dassin, American-Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1912 – Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American pilot and general (d. 2002)
1913 – Alfred Bester, American author and screenwriter (d. 1987)
1913 – Willy Brandt, German politician, 4th Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
1913 – Ray Meyer, American basketball player and coach (d. 2006)
1916 – Douglas Fraser, Scottish-American union leader and academic (d. 2008)
1916 – Betty Grable, American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1973)
1917 – Ossie Davis, American actor and activist (d. 2005)
1920 – Robert Leckie, American soldier and author (d. 2001)
1922 – Jack Brooks, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2012)
1922 – Tony Melody, English actor (b. 2008)
1923 – Edwin Bramall, Baron Bramall, English field marshal and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London
1924 – Cicely Tyson, American actress
1927 – Ramsey Clark, American lawyer and politician, 66th United States Attorney General
1927 – Roméo LeBlanc, Canadian journalist and politician, 25th Governor General of Canada (d. 2009)
1928 – Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Indian-English caliph and author (d. 2003)
1929 – Gino Cimoli, American baseball player (d. 2011)
1929 – Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal (d. 2013)
1930 – Moose Skowron, American baseball player (d. 2012)
1931 – Allen Klein, American talent agent and businessman (d. 2009)
1931 – Alison Plowden, English historian and author (d. 2007)
1931 – Bill Thompson, American television host (d. 2014)
1932 – Roger Smith, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1933 – Lonnie Brooks, American singer and guitarist
1934 – Marc Rich, Belgian-American businessman, founded Glencore (d. 2013)
1934 – Boris Volynov, Russian colonel, engineer, and astronaut
1935 – Rosemary Leach, English actress
1935 – Jacques Pépin, French-American chef and author
1936 – Malcolm Kirk, English rugby player and wrestler (d. 1987)
1938 – Chas Chandler, English bass player and producer (The Animals) (d. 1996)
1938 – Joel Hirschhorn, American songwriter and composer (d. 2005)
1938 – Roger E. Mosley, American actor
1939 – Michael Moorcock, English author and songwriter
1939 – Harold E. Varmus, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1940 – John Cooper, English sprinter and hurdler (d. 1974)
1941 – Sam Andrew, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Big Brother and the Holding Company)
1941 – Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpet player and composer (Creative Construction Company)
1941 – Joan Wallach Scott, American historian, author, and academic
1942 – Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
1943 – Bobby Keys, American saxophonist (d. 2014)
1943 – Keith Richards, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Rolling Stones, The Dirty Mac, and The New Barbarians)
1943 – Alan Rudolph, American director and screenwriter
1944 – Crispian Steele-Perkins, English trumpet player and educator
1945 – Jean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1946 – Steve Biko, South African activist, founded the Black Consciousness Movement (d. 1977)
1946 – Alex Ligertwood, Scottish singer (Average White Band and The Senate)
1946 – Steven Spielberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded DreamWorks
1947 – Leonid Yuzefovich, Russian author and screenwriter
1948 – Edmund Kemper, American serial killer
1948 – Bill Nelson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Be-Bop Deluxe and Bill Nelson's Red Noise)
1948 – Mimmo Paladino, Italian visual artist
1948 – Laurent Voulzy, French-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 – David A. Johnston, American volcanologist and geologist (d. 1980)
1950 – Gillian Armstrong, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter
1950 – Randy Castillo, American drummer (Red Square Black and Mötley Crüe) (d. 2002)
1950 – Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lankan general and politician
1950 – Leonard Maltin, American historian, author, and critic
1952 – John Leventhal, American songwriter and producer
1953 – Elliot Easton, American guitarist and singer (The Cars, The New Cars, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited)
1953 – Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Kazakhstani singer-songwriter and guitarist
1954 – John Booth, English race car driver
1954 – Ray Liotta, American actor, singer, and producer
1954 – Willi Wülbeck, German runner
1955 – Vijay Mallya, Indian businessman and politician
1955 – Bogusław Mamiński, Polish runner
1956 – Ron White, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
1957 – Jonathan Cainer, English astrologer and author
1958 – Geordie Walker, English guitarist (Killing Joke, The Damage Manual, and Murder, Inc.)
1958 – Julia Wolfe, American composer and educator
1960 – Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist and academic
1961 – Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater and coach
1961 – Leila Steinberg, American singer, producer, author, and poet
1961 – Daniel S. Loeb, American businessman
1962 – Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American singer-songwriter
1963 – Norman Brown, American singer and guitarist (BWB)
1963 – Greg D'Angelo, American drummer (White Lion, Britny Fox, Pride and Glory)
1963 – Karl Dorrell, American football player and coach
1963 – Pauline Ester, French singer
1963 – Allan Kayser, American actor
1963 – Rikiya Koyama, Japanese actor
1963 – Pierre Nkurunziza, Burundian soldier and politician, President of Burundi
1963 – Charles Oakley, American basketball player and coach
1963 – Brad Pitt, American actor and producer
1964 – Stone Cold Steve Austin, American wrestler, actor, and producer
1964 – Don Beebe, American football player and coach
1964 – Robson Green, English actor, singer, and producer
1965 – Shawn Christian, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1965 – Mick Collins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Gories and The Dirtbombs)
1965 – Manuel Peña Escontrela, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)
1965 – Fawna MacLaren, American model and actress
1966 – Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
1966 – Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian footballer and sportscaster
1966 – Mille Petrozza, German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kreator and Voodoocult)
1967 – Mario Frangoulis, Greek tenor and actor
1967 – Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch journalist
1968 – Mario Basler, German footballer and manager
1968 – Rachel Griffiths, Australian actress, director, and screenwriter
1968 – Alejandro Sanz, Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1968 – Casper Van Dien, American actor and producer
1968 – Nina Wadia, Indian-English actress
1969 – Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
1969 – Justin Edinburgh, English footballer and manager
1969 – Akira Iida, Japanese race car driver
1970 – DMX, American rapper and actor
1970 – Lucious Harris, American basketball player
1970 – Giannis Ploutarhos, Greek singer-songwriter
1970 – Victoria Pratt, Canadian actress and model
1970 – Cowboy Troy, American rapper (MuzikMafia)
1970 – Rob Van Dam, American wrestler and actor
1970 – Jonathan Yeo, English painter
1971 – Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist
1971 – Jason Hughes, Welsh actor
1971 – Noriko Matsueda, Japanese pianist and composer
1971 – Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player and sportscaster
1972 – Anzhela Balakhonova, Ukrainian pole vaulter
1972 – Rah Digga, American rapper and actress (The Conglomerate)
1972 – Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory, Arkaea, and Brujeria)
1972 – DJ Lethal, Latvian-American DJ and producer (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit, and La Coka Nostra)
1973 – Leila Arcieri, American actress and model
1973 – Neil Busch, American singer-songwriter and bass player (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead)
1973 – Fatuma Roba, Ethiopian runner
1974 – Peter Boulware, American football player and politician
1974 – Kari Byron, American sculptor and television host
1974 – Bill Duggan, American actor
1974 – Mutassim Gaddafi, Libyan colonel (d. 2011)
1974 – Knut Schreiner, Norwegian singer, guitarist, and producer (Turbonegro, Euroboys, and Mirror Lakes)
1975 – Sia, Australian singer-songwriter
1975 – Jessica Feshbach, former official and spokesperson in the Church of Scientology
1975 – Randy Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1975 – David O'Doherty, Irish comedian, actor, and singer
1975 – Trish Stratus, Canadian wrestler and actress
1975 – Masaki Sumitani, Japanese wrestler and comedian
1975 – Vincent van der Voort, Dutch darts player
1976 – Koyuki, Japanese actress and model
1977 – Axwell, Swedish DJ and producer (Swedish House Mafia)
1977 – José Acevedo, Dominican baseball player
1977 – Maria Brink, American singer-songwriter (In This Moment)
1977 – Claudia Gesell, German runner
1978 – Daniel Cleary, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 – Ali Curtis, American soccer player
1978 – Katie Holmes, American actress
1978 – Naomi Lang, American ice dancer
1979 – Eric Pérez, Puerto Rican wrestler
1979 – Mamady Sidibé, Malian footballer
1980 – Christina Aguilera, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1980 – Heinz Inniger, Swiss snowboarder
1980 – Benjamin Watson, American football player
1983 – Andy Fantuz, Canadian football player
1984 – Paul Harrison, English footballer
1984 – Derrick Tribbett, American bass player and singer (Twisted Method and Dope)
1985 – Tara Conner, American model, Miss USA 2006
1985 – Natalie Gal, Russian-American model and actress
1985 – Hana Soukupová, Czech model
1986 – François Hamelin, Canadian speed skater
1986 – Usman Khawaja, Australian cricketer
1986 – Bill Stull, American football player
1987 – Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater
1987 – Ayaka, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
1987 – Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor
1987 – Fernando Jara, Panamanian jockey
1987 – Minami Tsukui, Japanese actress
1988 – Lizzie Armitstead, English cyclist
1988 – Seth Doege, American football player
1988 – Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Canadian heptathlete
1989 – Emily Atack, English actress
1989 – Ashley Benson, American actress
1989 – Ashley Slanina-Davies, English actress
1990 – Sierra Kay, American singer-songwriter (Versa)
1992 – Bridgit Mendler, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1993 – Byron Buxton, American baseball player
1993 – Riria, Japanese actress

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