Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7 Birthdays

521 – Columba, Irish missionary, monk, and saint (d. 597)
903 – Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Persian astronomer and author (d. 986)
1302 – Azzone Visconti, Italian ruler, founded Milan (d. 1339)
1545 – Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1567)
1561 – Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyo (d. 1625)
1598 – Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1680)
1643 – Giovanni Battista Falda, Italian architect and engraver (d. 1678)
1637 – Bernardo Pasquini, Italian organist and composer (d. 1710)
1724 – Louise of Great Britain (d. 1751)
1764 – Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1841)
1784 – Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (d. 1842)
1791 – Ferenc Novák, Hungarian-Slovene priest and poet (d. 1836)
1792 – Abraham Jacob van der Aa, Dutch author and academic (d. 1857)
1801 – Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1862)
1810 – Josef Hyrtl, Hungarian-Austrian anatomist and biologist (d. 1894)
1810 – Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and biologist (d. 1882)
1823 – Leopold Kronecker, Polish-German mathematician and academic (d. 1891)
1838 – Thomas Bent, Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Victoria (d. 1909)
1847 – Deacon White, American baseball player and manager (d. 1939)
1860 – Joseph Cook, English-Australian miner and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)
1862 – Paul Adam, French author (d. 1920)
1863 – Felix Calonder, Swiss soldier and politician, 36th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1952)
1863 – Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1945)
1863 – Richard Warren Sears, American businessman, co-founded Sears (d. 1914)
1873 – Willa Cather, American novelist (d. 1947)
1879 – Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist, composer, and academic (d. 1972)
1884 – John Carpenter, American sprinter (d. 1933)
1885 – Mason Phelps, American golfer (d. 1945)
1885 – Peter Sturholdt, American boxer and painter (d. 1919)
1886 – Ronald Fellowes, 2nd Baron Ailwyn, English peer (d. 1936)
1887 – Ernst Toch, Austrian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
1888 – Joyce Cary, Irish novelist(d. 1957)
1888 – Hamilton Fish III, American captain and politician (d. 1991)
1892 – Stuart Davis, American painter (d. 1964)
1893 – Fay Bainter, American actress and singer (d. 1968)
1894 – Freddie Adkins, English author and illustrator (d. 1986)
1902 – Hilda Taba, Estonian architect, author, and educator (d. 1967)
1903 – Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician, physicist, and academic (d. 1987)
1904 – Clarence Nash, American voice actor and singer (d. 1985)
1904 – Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian-Latvian singer (d. 1991)
1905 – Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (d. 1973)
1907 – Fred Rose, Polish-Canadian politician and spy (d. 1983)
1909 – Nikola Vaptsarov, Bulgarian poet and author (d. 1942)
1910 – Duncan McNaughton, Canadian high jumper and geologist (d. 1998)
1910 – Louis Prima, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (d. 1978)
1910 – Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-English singer-songwriter and bandleader (d. 2011)
1912 – Daniel Jones, Welsh captain and composer (d. 1993)
1913 – Kersti Merilaas, Estonian author and poet (d. 1986)
1915 – Leigh Brackett, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)
1915 – Eli Wallach, American actor (d. 2014)
1916 – Jean Carignan, Canadian fiddler and composer (d. 1988)
1919 – Lis Løwert, Danish actress (d. 2009)
1920 – Tatamkhulu Afrika, South African poet and author (d. 2002)
1920 – Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist (d. 2012)
1920 – Walter Nowotny, Austrian-German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)
1921 – Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian guru and scholar
1923 – Intizar Hussain, Indian-Pakistani author and scholar
1923 – Ted Knight, American actor (d. 1986)
1924 – Jovanka Broz, Croatian-Serbian colonel (d. 2013)
1924 – John Love, Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2005)
1924 – Mário Soares, Portuguese historian, lawyer, and politician, 17th President of Portugal
1925 – Hermano da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian race car driver
1926 – Leon Kossoff, English painter
1926 – William John McNaughton, American priest, 1st Bishop of Incheon
1927 – Jack S. Blanton, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
1927 – Helen Watts, Welsh opera singer (d. 2009)
1928 – Noam Chomsky, American linguist and philosopher
1930 – Christopher Nicole, Guyanese-English author
1930 – Hal Smith, American baseball player
1931 – Allan B. Calhamer, American game designer, created Diplomacy (d. 2013)
1932 – Curt Brasket, American chess player (d. 2014)
1932 – Ellen Burstyn, American actress and singer
1932 – Paul Caponigro, American photographer and pianist
1932 – Rosemary Rogers, Sri Lankan-American journalist and author
1932 – J. B. Sumarlin, Indonesian economist and politician, 17th Indonesian Minister of Finance
1932 – Oktay Ekşi, Turkish journalist, author and politician
1933 – Krsto Papić, Croatian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1937 – Thad Cochran, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
1937 – Stan Boardman, English comedian and actor
1937 – Kenneth Colley, English actor, director, and screenwriter
1938 – Bud Spangler, American drummer, composer, and producer (d. 2014)
1939 – Blackie Dammett, American actor and author
1940 – Gerry Cheevers, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1941 – Melba Pattillo Beals, American journalist and activist
1942 – Harry Chapin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
1942 – Alex Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
1942 – Peter Tomarken, American game show host and producer (d. 2006)
1943 – Susan Isaacs, American author and screenwriter
1943 – Nick Katz, American mathematician and academic
1943 – Göran Lennmarker, Swedish politician
1943 – Bernard C. Parks, American police officer and politician
1943 – John Bennett Ramsey, American businessman and pilot
1944 – Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker (d. 2008)
1944 – Daniel Chorzempa, American organist and composer
1944 – Miroslav Macek, Czech dentist and politician
1945 – Marion Rung, Finnish singer
1946 – Kirsti Sparboe, Norwegian singer and actress
1947 – Johnny Bench, American baseball player and sportscaster
1947 – Anne Fine, English author
1947 – James Keach, American actor, producer, and director
1947 – Tony Thomas, American screenwriter and producer
1947 – Garry Unger, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1948 – Gary Morris, American singer and actor
1948 – Mads Vinding, Danish bassist
1949 – James Rivière, Italian sculptor and jeweler
1949 – Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1950 – Ron Hynes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952 – Susan Collins, American politician
1952 – Georges Corraface, French actor and producer
1952 – Eckhard Märzke, German footballer and manager
1954 – Mary Fallin, American politician, 27th Governor of Oklahoma
1954 – Mark Hofmann, American murderer
1954 – Mike Nolan, Irish singer (Bucks Fizz and Brooks)
1955 – Priscilla Barnes, American actress and producer
1955 – John Watkins, Australian educator and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of New South Wales
1956 – Larry Bird, American basketball player and coach
1957 – Tom Winsor, English lawyer and civil servant
1958 – Tim Butler, English bass player and songwriter (The Psychedelic Furs and Love Spit Love)
1958 – Lillie McCloud, American singer-songwriter
1958 – Rick Rude, American wrestler (d. 1999)
1959 – Barbara Wilshere, English actress
1960 – Craig Scanlon, English guitarist and songwriter (The Fall)
1961 – Dawn Sears, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1962 – Alain Blondel, French decathlete
1962 – Grecia Colmenares, Venezuelan-Argentinian actress
1962 – Jeffrey Donaldson, Northern Irish politician and political activist
1962 – Imad Mughniyah, Lebanese activist (d. 2008)
1963 – Theo Snelders, Dutch footballer and coach
1963 – Barbara Weathers, American singer (Atlantic Starr)
1964 – Roberta Close, Brazilian model and actress
1964 – Patrick Fabian, American actor
1964 – Peter Laviolette, American ice hockey player and coach
1965 – Dorien de Vries, Dutch sailor
1965 – Colin Hendry, Scottish footballer and manager
1965 – Teruyuki Kagawa, Japanese actor
1965 – Toshinori Omi, Japanese actor
1965 – Jeffrey Wright, American actor
1966 – C. Thomas Howell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Shinichi Ito, Japanese motorcycle racer
1966 – Kazue Itoh, Japanese actress
1966 – Andres Kasekamp, Canadian-Estonian historian and academic
1967 – Tino Martinez, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
1967 – Katsuya Terada, Japanese illustrator
1968 – Mark Geyer, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
1969 – Andrea Claudio Galluzzo, Italian historian and archaeologist.
1969 – Patrice O'Neal, American comedian and actor (d. 2011)
1970 – Carmen Campuzano, Mexican model and actress
1971 – Vladimir Akopian, Azerbaijani-Armenian chess player
1971 – Chasey Lain, American porn actress
1972 – Hermann Maier, Austrian skier
1972 – Tammy Lynn Sytch, American wrestler and manager
1973 – Terrell Owens, American football player and actor
1973 – Fabien Pelous, French rugby player and coach
1973 – Damien Rice, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Juniper and Bell X1)
1973 – Charles Carl Roberts, American murderer (d. 2006)
1973 – İbrahim Kutluay, Turkish former professional basketball player
1974 – Nicole Appleton, Canadian singer and actress (All Saints and Appleton)
1974 – Kang Full, South Korean illustrator
1974 – Panagiotis Liadelis, Greek basketball player
1974 – Kristie Lu Stout, Chinese-American journalist and news anchor
1974 – Voldemārs Lūsis, Latvian javelin thrower
1974 – Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez, Spanish shot putter and actor
1975 – Jamie Clapham, English footballer and coach
1976 – Alan Faneca, American football player
1976 – Derek Ramsay, Filipino-English actor, model, VJ, and host
1976 – Ivan Franceschini, Italian footballer
1976 – Brent Johnson, Canadian football player
1976 – Georges Laraque, Canadian ice hockey player and politician
1976 – Vanessa Lorenzo, Spanish model
1976 – Sunny Sweeney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 – Benoît Tréluyer, French race car driver
1977 – Eric Chavez, American baseball player
1977 – Luke Donald, English golfer
1977 – Dominic Howard, English drummer and producer (Muse)
1978 – Donny Alamsyah, Indonesian actor
1978 – Shiri Appleby, American actress, director, and producer
1978 – Chad Dukes, American radio host
1978 – Frankie J, Mexican-American singer-songwriter and producer (Kumbia Kings)
1978 – Mr. Porter, American rapper and producer (D12)
1979 – Sara Bareilles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1979 – Jennifer Carpenter, American actress
1979 – Lampros Choutos, Greek-Italian footballer
1979 – Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress
1980 – John Terry, English footballer
1981 – Tuba Ünsal, Turkish actress and model
1982 – Chrispa, Greek singer
1982 – Jack Huston, English actor
1983 – Mike Mucitelli, American mixed martial artist
1984 – Aaron Gray, American basketball player
1984 – Robert Kubica, Polish race car driver
1984 – Milan Michálek, Czech ice hockey player
1984 – Luca Rigoni, Italian footballer
1985 – Dean Ambrose, American wrestler
1986 – Billy Horschel, American golfer
1987 – Aaron Carter, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1988 – Nathan Adrian, American swimmer
1988 – Emily Browning, Australian actress and singer
1988 – Angelina Gabueva, Russian tennis player
1988 – Asia Ray Smith, American actress
1988 – Butsakon Tantiphana, Thai actress and singer
1989 – Nicholas Hoult, English actor
1989 – Caleb Landry Jones, American actor
1989 – Alessandro Marchi, Italian footballer
1990 – Aleksandr Menkov, Russian long jumper
1990 – Yasiel Puig, Cuban baseball player
1990 – Urszula Radwańska, Polish tennis player
1991 – Eugenio Pisani, Italian race car driver
1991 – Dori Sakurada, Japanese actor, singer, and dancer
1994 – Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skater
1994 – Myrtle Sarrosa, Filipino actress, model, VJ, and cosplayer
1998 – Tony Yike Yang, Canadian concert pianist
2003 – Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange

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