Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December 22 Birthdays

244 – Diocletian, Roman emperor (d. 311)
1095 – Roger II of Sicily (d. 1154)
1178 – Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)
1546 – Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyo (d. 1604)
1550 – Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher and author (d. 1631)
1639 – Jean Racine, French poet and playwright (d. 1699)
1666 – Guru Gobind Singh, Indian guru and poet (d. 1708)
1694 – Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and academic (d. 1768)
1696 – James Oglethorpe, English general and politician, 1st Colonial Governor of Georgia (d. 1785)
1723 – Carl Friedrich Abel, German viol player and composer (d. 1787)
1765 – Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1825)
1805 – John Obadiah Westwood, English entomologist and archaeologist (d. 1893)
1807 – Johan Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian author, poet, and critic (d. 1873)
1819 – Franz Abt, German composer and conductor (d. 1870)
1819 – Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician and academic (d. 1892)
1839 – John Nevil Maskelyne, English stage magician (d. 1917)
1853 – Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1917)
1853 – Evgraf Fedorov, Russian mathematician, crystallographer, and mineralogist (d. 1919)
1853 – Sarada Devi, Indian mystic and philosopher (d. 1920)
1856 – Frank B. Kellogg, American lawyer and politician, 45th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1858 – Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (d. 1924)
1862 – Connie Mack, American baseball player and manager (d. 1956)
1865 – Charles Sands, American golfer and tennis player (d. 1945)
1868 – Jaan Tõnisson, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941?)
1869 – Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1931)
1869 – Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet and playwright (d. 1935)
1872 – Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)
1874 – Franz Schmidt, Austrian cellist, pianist, and composer (d. 1939)
1876 – Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (d. 1944)
1878 – Myer Prinstein, Polish-American jumper (d. 1925)
1883 – Marcus Hurley, American cyclist (d. 1941)
1883 – Edgard Varèse, French-American composer (d. 1965)
1885 – Abe Manley, American businessman (d. 1952)
1885 – Deems Taylor, American conductor and critic (d. 1966)
1887 – Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician and theorist (d. 1920)
1888 – J. Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, English businessman, founded Rank Organisation (d. 1972)
1889 – George Hutson, English runner and soldier (d. 1914)
1889 – Minor Watson, American actor (d. 1965)
1892 – Herman Potočnik, Croatian-Austrian engineer (d. 1929)
1898 – Vladimir Fock, Russian physicist and mathematician (d. 1974)
1899 – Gustaf Gründgens, German actor and director (d. 1963)
1900 – Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (d. 1973)
1901 – Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor and composer (d. 1980)
1903 – Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1983)
1905 – Pierre Brasseur, French-Italian actor and screenwriter (d. 1972)
1905 – Pierre Levegh, Frencg racing driver (d. 1955)
1905 – Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and academic (d. 1982)
1907 – Peggy Ashcroft, English actress (d. 1991)
1908 – Giacomo Manzù, Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1991)
1909 – Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998)
1911 – Danny O'Dea, English actor (d. 2003)
1912 – Elias Degiannis, Greek commander (d. 1943)
1912 – Lady Bird Johnson, American wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, 38th First Lady of the United States (d. 2007)
1913 – Giorgio Oberweger, Italian discus thrower and hurdler (d. 1998)
1914 – Satchidananda Saraswati, Indian-American guru and educator (d. 2002)
1915 – Barbara Billingsley, American actress (d. 2010)
1915 – Phillip Glasier, English author and academic (d. 2000)
1917 – Gene Rayburn, American game show host and actor (d. 1999)
1919 – Lil Green, American singer-songwriter (d. 1954)
1921 – Dimitri Fampas, Greek guitarist and composer (d. 1996)
1921 – Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)
1922 – Ruth Roman, American actress and singer (d. 1999)
1922 – Jim Wright, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2015)
1923 – Peregrine Worsthorne, English journalist
1924 – Frank Corsaro, American actor and director
1925 – Lewis Glucksman, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2006)
1925 – Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Turkish footballer and manager (d. 2012)
1928 – George H. Buck, Jr., American businessman (d. 2013)
1930 – Ardalion Ignatyev, Russian sprinter (d. 1998)
1931 – Gisela Birkemeyer, German hurdler and coach
1931 – Carlos Graça, São Toméan politician, Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 2013)
1932 – Phil Woosnam, Welsh-American soccer player and manager (d. 2013)
1933 – John Hartle, English motorcycle racer (d. 1968)
1934 – David Pearson, American race car driver
1935 – Paulo Rocha, Portuguese director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1936 – James Burke, Irish historian and author
1936 – Héctor Elizondo, American actor and director
1936 – Wojciech Frykowski, Polish-American actor and author (d. 1969)
1937 – Charlotte Lamb, English author (d. 2000)
1937 – Eduard Uspensky, Russian author, poet, and playwright
1937 – Ken Whitmore, English author and playwright
1938 – Matty Alou, Dominican-American baseball player and scout (d. 2011)
1938 – Lucien Bouchard, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of Quebec
1939 – James Gurley, American guitarist (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (d. 2009)
1940 – Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian rancher and politician (d. 2009)
1940 – Mike Molloy, English journalist, author, and illustrator
1941 – Jose Duval, Belgian pornographic actor
1941 – Tiit Pääsuke, Estonian painter
1942 – Jerry Koosman, American baseball player
1942 – Dick Parry, English saxophonist (Jokers Wild)
1943 – Stefan Janos, Slovak-Swiss physicist and academic
1943 – Paul Wolfowitz, American banker and politician, 25th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
1944 – Mary Archer, English chemist and academic
1944 – Steve Carlton, American baseball player
1944 – Barry Jenkins, English drummer (The Animals and The Nashville Teens)
1945 – Frances Lannon, English historian and academic
1945 – Diane Sawyer, American journalist
1946 – Roger Carr, English businessman
1947 – Brian Daley, American author and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1948 – Noel Edmonds, English game show host
1948 – Steve Garvey, American baseball player and sportscaster
1948 – Don Kardong, American runner, journalist, and author
1948 – Flip Mark, American actor
1948 – Rick Nielsen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cheap Trick, Fuse, and Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters)
1948 – Chris Old, English cricketer
1948 – Lynne Thigpen, American actress and singer (d. 2003)
1948 – Martin Yan, Chinese chef and author
1949 – Maurice Gibb, Manx-English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer (Bee Gees, The Bloomfields, and The Rattlesnakes) (d. 2003)
1949 – Robin Gibb, Manx-English singer-songwriter and record producer (Bee Gees and The Rattlesnakes) (d. 2012)
1949 – Ray Guy, American football player
1951 – Charles de Lint, Dutch-Canadian author and critic
1951 – Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, Irish general and businessman
1951 – Dan Martin, American actor
1952 – Sandra Kalniete, Latvian politician, author, and diplomat
1953 – Bern Nadette Stanis, American actress
1953 – Ian Turnbull, Canadian ice hockey player
1953 – Tom Underwood, American baseball player (d. 2010)
1954 – Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese race car driver
1955 – Galina Murašova, Lithuanian discus thrower
1955 – Lonnie Smith, American baseball player
1956 – Erica Boyer, American porn actress and producer (d. 2009)
1956 – Jane Lighting, English businesswoman
1957 – Stephen Conway, English bishop
1957 – Carole James, English-Canadian educator and politician
1957 – Susan Powter, Australian personal trainer and author
1958 – Frank Gambale, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Chick Corea Elektric Band, Return to Forever, and Vital Information)
1958 – David Heavener, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director
1959 – Bernd Schuster, German footballer and manager
1960 – Jean-Michel Basquiat, American painter and poet (d. 1988)
1960 – Mark Brydon, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Moloko, Chakk, and Krush)
1960 – Luther Campbell, American rapper and actor (2 Live Crew)
1960 – Wakin Chau, Hong Kong-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor (Superband)
1960 – Patrick Fitzgerald, American lawyer
1961 – Andrew Fastow, American businessman
1961 – Yuri Malenchenko, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
1961 – Marcus O'Sullivan, Irish runner and coach
1962 – Ralph Fiennes, English actor and singer
1963 – Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer and coach
1963 – Brian McMillan, South African cricketer and educator
1963 – Luna H. Mitani, Japanese-American painter and illustrator
1964 – Simon Kirby, English politician
1964 – Mike Jackson, American baseball player
1965 – Urszula Włodarczyk, Polish heptathlete and triple jumper
1966 – Dmitry Bilozerchev, Russian gymnast and coach
1966 – Sayuri Kokushō, Japanese actress and singer
1966 – Marcel Schirmer, German singer-songwriter and bass player (Destruction)
1966 – David Wright, English politician
1967 – Richey Edwards, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (Manic Street Preachers) (d. 1995)
1967 – Stéphane Gendron, Canadian lawyer and politician
1967 – Rebecca Harris, English politician
1967 – Paul Morris, Australian race car driver
1967 – Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer and manager
1968 – Lauralee Bell, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter
1968 – Luis Hernández, Mexican footballer
1968 – Dina Meyer, American actress
1969 – Myriam Bédard, Canadian biathlete
1969 – Mark Robins, English footballer and manager
1970 – Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player
1970 – Ted Cruz, Canadian-American lawyer and politician
1971 – Pat Mastroianni, Canadian actor
1971 – Ajeenkya Patil, Indian economist and academic
1972 – Kirk Maltby, Canadian ice hockey player
1972 – Vanessa Paradis, French singer-songwriter and actress
1972 – Big Tigger, American radio and television host
1974 – Michael Barron, English footballer, coach, and manager
1974 – Heather Donahue, American actress
1975 – Sergei Aschwanden, Swiss martial artist
1975 – Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer and manager
1975 – Marcin Mięciel, Polish footballer
1975 – Stanislav Neckář, Czech ice hockey player
1976 – Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian sprinter
1976 – Jason Lane, American baseball player
1976 – Aya Takano, Japanese author and illustrator
1977 – Steve Kariya, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1978 – Joy Ali, Fijian boxer (d. 2015)
1978 – Anthony Jeselnik, American comedian, actor, and television host
1978 – Joanne Kelly, Canadian actress
1978 – Emmanuel Olisadebe, Nigerian-Polish footballer
1979 – Jamie Langfield, Scottish footballer
1980 – Chris Carmack, American model, actor, and singer
1981 – David Cormican, Canadian actor and producer
1981 – Marina Kuptsova, Russian high jumper
1982 – Agbani Darego, Nigerian model, Miss World 2001
1982 – Rodney Martin, American sprinter
1982 – Brooke Nevin, Canadian actress
1983 – Jennifer Hawkins, Australian model, Miss Universe 2004
1983 – Drew Hankinson, American wrestler
1983 – Viola Kibiwot, Kenyan runner
1984 – Basshunter, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer
1986 – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Nigerian terrorist
1986 – Dennis Armfield, Australian footballer
1987 – Osamu Adachi, Japanese actor (D-Boys)
1987 – Johannes Ahun, Estonian windsurfer
1987 – Éder, Bissau-Portuguese footballer
1987 – Garfield Darien, French hurdler
1988 – Leigh Halfpenny, Welsh rugby player
1989 – Jordin Sparks, American singer-songwriter and actress
1989 – Jharal Yow Yeh, Australian rugby player
1990 – Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor and singer
1990 – Josef Newgarden, American race car driver
1991 – Paul Alo-Emile, New Zealand-Australian rugby player
1992 – Michaela Hončová, Slovak tennis player
1992 – Shiori Kutsuna, Japanese-Australian actress and idol
1992 – Aby Maraño, Filipino volleyball player
1993 – Ali Lohan, American actress and singer
1993 – Meghan Trainor, American singer-songwriter
1994 – Rúben Lameiras, Portuguese footballer
1994 – Hà Ngọc Diễm, Vietnamese volleyball player
1996 – Makisig Morales, Filipino singer and actor (Mak and the Dudes)
1998 – G. Hannelius, American actress and singer
1999 – Ameer Idreis, Emirati-Canadian author

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