Tuesday, December 8, 2015

December 8 Birthdays

65 BC– Horace, Roman soldier and poet (d. 8 BC)
1412 – Astorre II Manfredi, Italian lord (d. 1468)
1542 – Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1587)
1574 – Maria Anna of Bavaria (d. 1616)
1678 – Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole, English politician and diplomat, British Ambassador to France (d. 1757)
1699 – Maria Josepha of Austria (d. 1757)
1708 – Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1765)
1724 – Claude Balbastre, French organist and composer (d. 1799)
1730 – Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch physician, physiologist, and botanist (d. 1799)
1731 – František Xaver Dušek, Czech pianist and composer (d. 1799)
1756 – Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria (d. 1801)
1765 – Eli Whitney, American engineer, invented the cotton gin (d. 1825)
1795 – Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer and mathematician (d. 1874)
1815 – Adolph Menzel, German painter and illustrator (d. 1905)
1816 – August Belmont, Prussian-American financier and diplomat, 16th United States Ambassador to the Netherlands (d. 1890)
1817 – Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish politician, 10th Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1896)
1818 – Charles III, Prince of Monaco (d. 1889)
1822 – Jakov Ignjatović, Hungarian-Serbian author (d. 1889)
1832 – Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian-French author and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1910)
1860 – Amanda McKittrick Ros, Irish author and poet (d. 1939)
1861 – William C. Durant, American businessman, founded General Motors and Chevrolet (d. 1947)
1861 – Aristide Maillol, French sculptor and painter (d. 1944)
1861 – Georges Méliès, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1938)
1862 – Georges Feydeau, French playwright (d. 1921)
1864 – Camille Claudel, French illustrator and sculptor (d. 1943)
1865 – Rüdiger von der Goltz, German general (d. 1946)
1865 – Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)
1865 – Jean Sibelius, Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1957)
1874 – Ernst Moro, Austrian physician and pediatrician (d. 1951)
1875 – Frederik Buch, Danish actor and screenwriter (d. 1925)
1877 – Paul Ladmirault, French pianist, violinist, and composer (d. 1944)
1880 – Johannes Aavik, Estonian linguist and philologist (d. 1973)
1884 – Francis Cecil Campbell Balfour, English Lieutenant-Colonel in the british Army and colonial administrator (d. 1965)
1886 – Diego Rivera, Mexican painter and educator (d. 1957)
1886 – Albert Üksip, Estonian actor and botanist (d. 1966)
1890 – Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American pianist and composer (d. 1959)
1892 – Marcus Lee Hansen, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1938)
1894 – E. C. Segar, American cartoonist, created Popeye (d. 1938)
1894 – James Thurber, American author and illustrator (d. 1961)
1894 – Marthe Vinot, French actress (d. 1974)
1899 – Arthur Leslie, British actor and playwright (d. 1970)
1899 – John Qualen, Canadian-American actor and singer (d. 1987)
1900 – Sun Li-jen, Chinese general and politician (d. 1990)
1900 – Ants Oras, Estonian-American author and academic (d. 1982)
1902 – Wifredo Lam, Cuban-French painter (d. 1982)
1908 – Concha Piquer, Spanish singer and actress (d. 1990)
1908 – John A. Volpe, American soldier and politician, 61st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1994)
1909 – Lesslie Newbigin, English bishop and theologian (d. 1998)
1909 – Gratien Gélinas, Canadian actor, director, and producer (d. 1999)
1911 – Lee J. Cobb, American actor (d. 1976)
1911 – Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and songwriter (d. 1992)
1913 – Delmore Schwartz, American poet and author (d. 1966)
1915 – Ernest Lehman, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
1916 – Richard Fleischer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1918 – Gérard Souzay, French actor and singer (d. 2004)
1919 – Peter Tali Coleman, Samoan-American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of American Samoa (d. 1997)
1919 – Julia Robinson, American mathematician and theorist (d. 1985)
1919 – Kateryna Yushchenko, Ukrainian computer scientist (d. 2001)
1920 – McDonald Bailey, Trinidadian-English sprinter and rugby player (d. 2013)
1922 – Lucian Freud, German-English painter and illustrator (d. 2011)
1922 – Jean Ritchie, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
1923 – Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-American soldier and chemist
1924 – Lionel Gilbert, Australian historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)
1925 – Sammy Davis, Jr., American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 1990)
1925 – Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author and poet (d. 2000)
1925 – Jimmy Smith, American organist (d. 2005)
1927 – Ferdie Pacheco, American physician and author
1927 – Vladimir Shatalov, Kazakhstani general, pilot, and astronaut
1928 – Bill Hewitt, Canadian journalist and sportscaster (d. 1996)
1928 – Ulric Neisser, German-American psychologist, neuroscientist, and academic (d. 2012)
1929 – Paddy O'Byrne, Irish radio host and actor (d. 2013)
1930 – Julian Critchley, English journalist and politician (d. 2000)
1930 – Maximilian Schell, Austrian-Swiss actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1931 – Bob Arum, American boxing promoter, founded Top Rank
1933 – Flip Wilson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1998)
1935 – Dharmendra, Indian actor, producer, and politician
1935 – Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Russian-Israeli chess player
1936 – David Carradine, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)
1936 – Michael Hobson, American publisher
1937 – James MacArthur, American actor (d. 2010)
1937 – Arne Næss, Jr., German-Norwegian mountaineer and businessman (d. 2004)
1939 – Red Berenson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1939 – Jerry Butler, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Impressions)
1939 – James Galway, Northern Irish musician
1939 – Dariush Mehrjui, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter
1939 – Soko Richardson, American drummer (Kings of Rhythm and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers) (d. 2004)
1940 – Brant Alyea, American baseball player
1941 – Ed Brinkman, American baseball player and coach (d. 2008)
1941 – Bob Brown, American football player
1941 – Duke Cunningham, American commander and politician
1941 – Bobby Elliott, English drummer (The Hollies)
1941 – Geoff Hurst, English footballer and manager
1943 – Larry Martin, American paleontologist and ornithologist (d. 2013)
1943 – Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter and poet (The Doors and Rick & the Ravens) (d. 1971)
1943 – James Tate, American poet and academic (d. 2015)
1943 – Bodo Tümmler, German runner
1943 – Mary Woronov, American actress, director, and screenwriter
1944 – George Baker, Dutch singer-songwriter
1944 – Bertie Higgins, American singer-songwriter
1944 – Ted Irvine, Canadian ice hockey player
1944 – Vince MacLean, Canadian educator and politician
1945 – John Banville, Irish author and journalist
1946 – John Rubinstein, American actor, director, and composer
1946 – Sharmila Tagore, Indian actress
1947 – Chava Alberstein, Polish-born Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist
1947 – Gregg Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band and Hour Glass)
1947 – Gérard Blanc, French singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 2009)
1947 – Thomas Cech, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1947 – Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Finnish author and poet
1947 – Margaret Geller, American astrophysicist
1947 – Bruce Kimmel, American actor, director, and producer
1948 – Luis Caffarelli, Argentinian-American mathematician and academic
1949 – Mary Gordon, American author and academic
1949 – Nancy Meyers, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1949 – Ray Shulman, English violinist, guitarist, and producer (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound and Gentle Giant)
1949 – Robert Sternberg, American psychologist and academic
1950 – Rick Baker, American actor and makeup artist
1950 – Tim Foli, American baseball player, coach, and manager
1950 – Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter and producer (Edgar Winter Group) (d. 1994)
1951 – Bill Bryson, American author and academic
1951 – Richard Desmond, English publisher and businessman, founded Northern & Shell
1951 – Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1952 – Khaw Boon Wan, Malayan-Singaporean politician, Singaporean Minister of Health
1952 – Steve Atkinson, English cricketer
1953 – Kim Basinger, American actress, singer, and producer
1953 – Roy Firestone, American sportscaster and journalist
1953 – Norman Finkelstein, American author, academic, and activist
1953 – Sam Kinison, American comedian and actor (d. 1992)
1953 – Władysław Kozakiewicz, Lithuanian-Polish pole vaulter
1953 – Steve Yates, English footballer
1954 – Harold Hongju Koh, American lawyer, academic, and politician
1954 – Frits Pirard, Dutch cyclist
1954 – Gama Singh, Indian-Canadian wrestler
1955 – Kasim Sulton, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (Blue Öyster Cult, Utopia, and The New Cars)
1955 – Milenko Zablaćanski, Serbian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)
1956 – Warren Cuccurullo, American guitarist (Duran Duran, Missing Persons, TV Mania, and Chicanery)
1956 – Andrew Edge English drummer (Thompson Twins, Uropa Lula, and Savage Progress)
1956 – Andrius Kubilius, Lithuanian academic and politician, 9th Prime Minister of Lithuania
1957 – Slick, American wrestler and manager
1957 – James Cama, American martial artist and educator (d. 2014)
1957 – Phil Collen, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Def Leppard, Girl, Man Raze, Tush, and Dumb Blondes)
1957 – José Luis González, Spanish runner
1958 – Rob Byrnes, American author and blogger
1958 – Rob Curling, Malayan-English journalist
1958 – Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter (Gitarkameratene)
1958 – Michel Ferté, French race car driver
1958 – Bob Greene, American physiologist and author
1958 – Thongchai McIntyre, Thai singer and actor
1958 – Mirosław Okoński, Polish footballer
1959 – Stephen Jefferies, South African cricketer and coach
1959 – Mark Steyn, Canadian-American author and critic
1960 – Aaron Allston, American game designer and author (d. 2014)
1960 – Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian accountant and politician, 4th Chief Minister of the State of Penang
1961 – Ann Coulter, American lawyer, journalist, and author
1961 – Mikey Robins, Australian comedian and television host
1962 – Berry van Aerle, Dutch footballer
1962 – Steve Elkington, Australian-American golfer
1962 – Marty Friedman, American-Japanese guitarist, songwriter, and television host (Megadeth, Cacophony, and Hawaii)
1962 – Nikos Karageorgiou, Greek footballer and manager
1962 – Wendell Pierce, American actor and producer
1963 – Greg Howe, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
1963 – Toshiaki Kawada, Japanese wrestler
1964 – James Blundell, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
1964 – Teri Hatcher, American cheerleader and actress
1964 – Chigusa Nagayo, Japanese wrestler
1964 – Mike Ruiz, Canadian-American model, actor, and photographer
1965 – David Harewood, English actor
1965 – Carina Lau, Chinese actress and singer
1965 – Theo Maassen, Dutch actor, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Les Ferdinand, English footballer and coach
1966 – Tyler Mane, Canadian wrestler and actor
1966 – Sinéad O'Connor, Irish singer-songwriter
1967 – Jeff George, American football player
1967 – Andy Kapp, German curler
1967 – Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese voice actress and singer
1967 – Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager
1967 – Junkie XL, Dutch keyboard player and producer
1968 – Michael Cole, American journalist and sportscaster
1968 – Mike Mussina, American baseball player and coach
1968 – Doriano Romboni, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2013)
1969 – Steve Van Wormer, American actor
1970 – Me Phi Me, American rapper
1970 – Emi Wakui, Japanese actress
1971 – Abdullah Ercan, Turkish footballer and manager
1972 – Marco Abreu, Angolan footballer
1972 – Indrek Allmann, Estonian architect
1972 – Édson Ribeiro, Brazilian sprinter
1972 – Frank Shamrock, American mixed martial artist and kick-boxer
1973 – Doron Bell, Canadian actor
1973 – Corey Taylor, American singer-songwriter (Slipknot, Stone Sour, and Junk Beer Kidnap Band)
1974 – Cristian Castro, Mexican singer
1974 – Tony Simmons, American football player and coach
1974 – Nick Zinner, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Head Wound City)
1975 – Kevin Harvick, American race car driver
1976 – Brettina, Bahamian-American singer-songwriter and actress
1976 – Reed Johnson, American baseball player
1976 – Dominic Monaghan, German-English actor and producer
1977 – Elsa Benítez, Mexican model and television host
1977 – Sébastien Chabal, French rugby player
1977 – Priit Narusk, Estonian skier
1977 – Ryan Newman, American race car driver
1977 – Aleksandra Olsza, Polish tennis player
1977 – Anita Weyermann, Swiss runner and journalist
1978 – John Oster, English-Welsh footballer
1978 – Frédéric Piquionne, French footballer
1978 – Anwar Siraj, Ethiopian footballer
1978 – Ian Somerhalder, American actor
1978 – Vernon Wells, American baseball player
1979 – Daniel Fitzhenry, Australian rugby player
1979 – Johan Forssell, Swedish politician
1979 – Raymond Lam, Chinese actor and singer
1979 – Ingrid Michaelson, American singer-songwriter and pianist
1979 – José Peña, Venezuelan sprinter
1979 – Christian Wilhelmsson, Swedish footballer
1980 – Lisa Kelly, American truck driver
1980 – Yuliya Krevsun, Ukrainian runner
1981 – Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player
1981 – Azra Akın, Dutch-Turkish model and actress, Miss World 2002
1981 – Simon Finnigan, English rugby player
1981 – Philip Rivers, American football player
1982 – Alfredo Aceves, American baseball player
1982 – Halil Altıntop, Turkish footballer
1982 – Hamit Altıntop, Turkish footballer
1982 – Chrisette Michele, American singer-songwriter
1982 – Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and actress
1982 – Noelle Pikus-Pace, American skeleton racer
1982 – Jimmy Rave, American wrestler
1982 – DeeDee Trotter, American runner
1983 – Neel Jani, Swiss race car driver
1983 – Valéry Mézague, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2014)
1983 – Liu Song, Chinese snooker player
1984 – Emma Green Tregaro, Swedish high jumper
1984 – Greg Halford, English footballer
1984 – Badr Hari, Dutch kick-boxer
1984 – Sam Hunt, American singer-songwriter
1985 – Meagan Duhamel, Canadian figure skater
1985 – Dwight Howard, American basketball player
1985 – Oleksiy Pecherov, Ukrainian basketball player
1985 – Josh Donaldson, American baseball player
1986 – Amir Khan, English boxer
1986 – Kate Voegele, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
1987 – Jana Juricová, Slovak tennis player
1989 – Drew Doughty, Canadian ice hockey player
1989 – Alonso Edward, Panamanian sprinter
1989 – Jen Ledger, English singer and drummer (Skillet)
1992 – Katie Stevens, American actress and singer
1992 – Yui Yokoyama, Japanese singer and actress (AKB48, NMB48, and Not Yet)
1993 – Janari Jõesaar, Estonian basketball player
1993 – Jordan Obita, English footballer
1993 – AnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer
1994 – Conseslus Kipruto, Kenyan runner
1994 – Aika Ota, Japanese singer (HKT48, AKB48, and Watariroka Hashiritai)
1994 – Raheem Sterling, English footballer
1994 – Suzuran Yamauchi, Japanese singer (SKE48 and AKB48)
1995 – Jordon Ibe, English footballer
1996 – Teala Dunn, American actress
2001 – Tylen Jacob Williams, American actor

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