Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 19 Birthdays

1554 – Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
1587 – Dorothea Sophia, Abbess of Quedlinburg (d. 1645)
1683 – Philip V of Spain (d. 1746)
1699 – William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)
1714 – John Winthrop, American astronomer and educator (d. 1779)
1778 – Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1851)
1779 – Albine de Montholon, French mistress of Napoleon (d. 1848)
1796 – Manuel Bretón de los Herreros, Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1873)
1817 – James J. Archer, American lawyer and general (d. 1864)
1820 – Mary Livermore, American journalist and activist (d. 1905)
1825 – George Frederick Bristow, American violinist and composer (d. 1898)
1831 – Bernice Pauahi Bishop, American philanthropist (d. 1884)
1849 – Henry Clay Frick, American businessman (d. 1919)
1852 – Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-American physicist, chemist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
1853 – Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d. 1942)
1861 – Italo Svevo, Italian author and playwright (d. 1928)
1863 – Wallace Bryant, American archer (d. 1953)
1865 – Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress and playwright (d. 1932)
1873 – Alphonse Kirchhoffer, French fencer (d. 1913)
1875 – Carter G. Woodson, American historian and author, founded Black History Month (d. 1950)
1876 – Bernard Friedberg, Austrian-Israeli scholar and author (d. 1961)
1881 – John Fraser, Canadian soccer player (d. 1959)
1888 – Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (d. 1963)
1891 – Juhan Kallaste, Estonian cleric and actor (d. 1999)
1891 – Edward Bernard Raczyński, Polish politician, 4th President-in-exile of Poland (d. 1993)
1894 – Ford Frick, American journalist and businessman (d. 1978)
1895 – Ingeborg Refling Hagen, Norwegian author and educator (d. 1989)
1899 – Martin Luther King, Sr., American pastor, missionary, and activist (d. 1984)
1901 – Rudolf Hell, German engineer, invented the Hellschreiber (d. 2002)
1901 – Oliver La Farge, American anthropologist and author (d. 1963)
1901 – Fritz Mauruschat, German footballer and manager (d. 1974)
1902 – Ralph Richardson, English actor (d. 1983)
1903 – George Davis Snell, American geneticist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
1905 – Irving Kahn, American businessman (d. 2015)
1905 – Giovanni Lurani, Italian race car driver, engineer, and journalist (d. 1995)
1906 – Leonid Brezhnev, Ukrainian-Russian marshal, engineer, and politician, 4th Head of State of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
1907 – Jimmy McLarnin, Irish-American boxer, actor, and golfer (d. 2004)
1909 – W. A. Criswell, American pastor and author (d. 2002)
1910 – Jean Genet, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1986)
1914 – Mel Shaw, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1915 – Édith Piaf, French singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1963)
1915 – Claudia Testoni, Italian hurdler, sprinter, and long jumper (d. 1998)
1916 – Roy Ward Baker, English director and producer (d. 2010)
1916 – Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, German political scientist, journalist, and academic (d. 2010)
1918 – Professor Longhair, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1980)
1920 – Little Jimmy Dickens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)
1920 – David Susskind, American talk show host and producer (d. 1987)
1922 – Eamonn Andrews, Irish radio and television host (d. 1987)
1923 – Robert V. Bruce, American historian and author (d. 2008)
1923 – Armando Filiput, Italian hurdler (d. 1982)
1923 – Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
1924 – Carlo Chiti, Italian engineer (d. 1994)
1924 – Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1989)
1924 – Gary Morton, American comedian, actor, and producer (d. 1999)
1924 – Edmund Purdom, English-Italian actor (d. 2009)
1925 – Tankred Dorst, German playwright and author
1925 – William Schutz, American psychologist and academic (d. 2002)
1925 – Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1926 – Bobby Layne, American football player and coach (d. 1986)
1926 – Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
1927 – James Booth, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1928 – Eve Bunting, Irish-American author and academic
1928 – Nathan Oliveira, American painter and sculptor (d. 2010)
1929 – Bob Brookmeyer, American trombonist, pianist, and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) (d. 2011)
1929 – David Douglas, 12th Marquess of Queensberry, Scottish ceramic designer
1929 – Gregory Carroll, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Orioles and The Four Buddies) (d. 2013)
1929 – Howard Sackler, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1982)
1930 – Wally Olins, English businessman and academic (d. 2014)
1932 – Salvador Elizondo, Mexican author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2006)
1933 – Kevan Gosper, Australian runner and politician
1933 – Christopher Smout, Scottish historian and academic
1934 – Rudi Carrell, Dutch actor and singer (d. 2006)
1934 – Al Kaline, American baseball player and sportscaster
1934 – Pratibha Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, 12th President of India
1934 – Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American politician
1935 – Barbara Bostock, American actress
1935 – Bobby Timmons, American pianist and composer (d. 1974)
1935 – Joanne Weaver, American baseball player (d. 2000)
1936 – Marian McKnight, American model, Miss America 1957
1940 – Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)
1941 – Lee Myung-bak, South Korean politician, 10th President of South Korea
1941 – Maurice White, American singer-songwriter and producer (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1942 – Rufus, French actor
1942 – Cornell Dupree, American guitarist (d. 2011)
1942 – Dennis E. Fitch, American pilot (d. 2012)
1943 – Ross M. Lence, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)
1943 – James L. Jones, American general and politician, 22nd United States National Security Advisor
1943 – Sam Kelly, English actor (d. 2014)
1944 – William Christie, American-French harpsichord player and conductor (Les Arts Florissants)
1944 – Mitchell Feigenbaum, American physicist and mathematician
1944 – Martin Hume Johnson, English physiologist and academic
1944 – Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleontologist and politician
1944 – Alvin Lee, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ten Years After) (d. 2013)
1944 – Tim Reid, American actor and director
1944 – Zal Yanovsky, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (d. 2002)
1945 – Elaine Joyce, American actress
1945 – John McEuen, American guitarist (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1946 – Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author, and broadcaster
1946 – Robert Urich, American actor and producer (d. 2002)
1947 – Jimmy Bain, Scottish bass player and songwriter (Rainbow and Wild Horses)
1947 – Charlie Van Dyke, American actor and radio host
1948 – Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1949 – Orna Berry, Israeli scientist and businesswoman
1949 – Sebastian, Danish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1949 – Nancy Kyes, American actress
1950 – Eleanor J. Hill, American lawyer and diplomat
1951 – Mohammad Reza Aref, Iranian engineer and politician, 2nd Vice President of Iran
1951 – Alan Rouse, English mountaineer and author (d. 1986)
1952 – Walter Murphy, American pianist and composer
1954 – Jeff Allam, English race car driver
1954 – Tim Parks, English author and translator
1955 – Lincoln Hall, Australian mountaineer and author (d. 2012)
1955 – Rob Portman, American lawyer and politician
1956 – Tom Lawless, American baseball player and manager
1956 – Shane McEntee, Irish farmer and politician, Minister of State for Food, Horticulture and Food Safety (d. 2012)
1957 – Cyril Collard, French actor, director, and composer (d. 1993)
1957 – John Gulager, American actor, director, and cinematographer
1957 – Kevin McHale, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1958 – Limahl, English singer and keyboard player (Kajagoogoo and Brooks)
1958 – Steven Isserlis, English cellist and author
1959 – Iván Vallejo, Ecuadorian mountaineer
1960 – Derrick Jensen, American author and activist
1960 – Mike Lookinland, American actor and singer
1960 – Michelangelo Signorile, American journalist and author
1961 – Eric Allin Cornell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1961 – Matthew Waterhouse, English actor and author
1961 – Reggie White, American football player and wrestler (d. 2004)
1962 – Gary Fleder, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1962 – Jill Talley, American actress
1963 – Jennifer Beals, American model, actress, and singer
1963 – Til Schweiger, German actor, director, and producer
1964 – Béatrice Dalle, French actress
1964 – Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
1965 – Chito Martínez, Belizean-American baseball player
1965 – Jessica Steen, Canadian actress
1966 – Chuckii Booker, American singer-songwriter and producer
1966 – Rajesh Chauhan, Indian cricketer
1966 – Robert MacNaughton, American actor
1966 – Alberto Tomba, Italian skier
1966 – Eric Weinrich, American ice hockey player and coach
1967 – Criss Angel, American magician and singer (Angel and Angeldust)
1967 – Charles Austin, American high jumper
1967 – Frankie Lam, Hong Kong actor
1968 – Ken Marino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1969 – Michael Bates, American sprinter and football player
1969 – Tom Gugliotta, American basketball player
1969 – Richard Hammond, English journalist and producer
1969 – Nayan Mongia, Indian cricketer
1969 – Kristy Swanson, American actress
1970 – Iman Ali, Pakistani model and actress
1970 – Tyson Beckford, American model and actor
1971 – Amy Locane, American actress
1971 – Karen Pickering, English swimmer
1972 – Rosa Blasi, American actress
1972 – Alyssa Milano, American actress and singer
1972 – Warren Sapp, American football player and sportscaster
1973 – Michalis Grigoriou, Greek footballer and coach
1973 – Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor and singer
1973 – Erick Wainaina, Kenyan runner
1973 – Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
1974 – Eduard Ivakdalam, Indonesian footballer
1974 – Joe Jurevicius, American football player
1974 – Felipe Lopez, Dominican-American basketball player
1974 – Mikko Paananen, Finnish bass player (HIM)
1974 – Jake Plummer, American football player and sportscaster
1974 – Ricky Ponting, Australian cricketer
1975 – Makis Belevonis, Greek footballer
1975 – Russell Branyan, American baseball player
1975 – Brandon Sanderson, American author and academic
1975 – Jon Smith, English journalist and author
1975 – Olivier Tébily, Ivorian-French footballer
1977 – Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player
1977 – LaTasha Jenkins, American sprinter
1978 – Patrick Casey, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1979 – Kevin Devine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bad Books)
1979 – Paola Rey, Colombian model and actress
1979 – Rafael Soriano, Dominican baseball player
1980 – Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor and producer
1980 – Chris Haslam, Canadian skateboarder
1980 – Marla Sokoloff, American actress and singer
1981 – Grégory Dufer, Belgian footballer
1981 – Eriko Sato, Japanese actress
1982 – Tero Pitkämäki, Finnish javelin thrower
1982 – Mo Williams, American basketball player
1983 – Nektarios Alexandrou, Cypriot footballer
1983 – Casey Crescenzo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Dear Hunter and The Receiving End of Sirens)
1983 – AJ Lamas, American model and actor
1983 – Bridget Phillipson, English politician
1983 – Laura Pomeroy, Canadian swimmer
1983 – Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 – Ian Kennedy, American baseball player
1985 – Gary Cahill, English footballer
1985 – Neil Kilkenny, English-Australian footballer
1985 – Sally Kipyego, Kenyan runner
1985 – Dan Logan, English bass player (The Kooks, Cat the Dog, and The Ordinary Boys)
1985 – Lady Sovereign, English rapper
1986 – Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer
1986 – Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Greek footballer
1986 – Zuzana Hejnová, Czech hurdler
1986 – Miguel Lopes, Portuguese footballer
1986 – Calvin Andrew, English footballer
1987 – Cédric Baseya, French-Congolese footballer
1987 – Karim Benzema, French footballer
1987 – Slater Young, Filipino-Chinese actor and host
1988 – Paulina Gretzky, American singer and actress
1988 – Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
1988 – Peter Winn, English footballer
1989 – Valdimar Bergstað, Icelandic horse rider
1989 – Yong Jun-hyung, South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and producer (Beast and Xing)
1989 – Michał Masłowski, Polish footballer
1989 – Hamza Riazuddin, English cricketer
1990 – Greg Bretz, American snowboarder
1990 – Sally Fitzgibbons, Australian surfer
1991 – Jorge Blanco, Mexican-Argentinian actor and singer
1991 – Declan Galbraith, English singer-songwriter
1991 – Sumire Uesaka, Japanese voice actress and singer
1992 – Iker Muniain, Spanish footballer
1992 – Raphael Spiegel, Swiss footballer
1993 – Isiah Koech, Kenyan runner
1994 – M'Baye Niang, French footballer

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