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Famous December Birthdays

The following 6,946 famous people including celebrities were born in the month of December. A random sample was chosen for each day. Click the    after the name to explore the birth date info. You might also want to browse the filtered celebrity birthdays in December.

Zodiac signs for December are Sagittarius and Capricorn . The modern birthstone for December is Turquoise while the mystical gemstone (based on Tibetan origin) is Onyx.

December 1

  • 1897
    Cyril Ritchard, Australian-American actor and singer (d. 1977)
  • 1911
    Calvin Griffith, Canadian-American businessman (d. 1999)  
  • 1936
    Igor Rodionov, Russian general and politician, 3rd Russian Minister of Defence (d. 2014)  
  • 1970
    Jonathan Coulton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1971
    Trinity, American wrestler and stuntwoman  

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December 2

  • 1825
    Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
  • 1949
    Ron Raines, American actor and singer  
  • 1967
    Mary Creagh, English scholar and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport  
  • 1978
    Christopher Wolstenholme, English singer-songwriter and bass player (Muse)  
  • 1994
    Fumika Shimizu, Japanese actress and model  

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December 3

  • 1897
    William Gropper, American radical, cartoonist and painter (d. 1977)
  • 1932
    Takao Fujinami, Japanese politician, Chief Cabinet Secretary, member of House of Representatives of Japan (d. 2007)  
  • 1951
    Nicky Stevens, Welsh singer (Brotherhood of Man)  
  • 1966
    Irina Zhuk, Russian figure skater and coach  
  • 1981
    Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (d. 2010)  

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December 4

  • 1555
    Heinrich Meibom, German poet and historian (d. 1625)
  • 1777
    Juliette Récamier, French businesswoman (d. 1849)
  • 1903
    Cornell Woolrich, American author (d. 1968)  
  • 1977
    Big Pokey, American rapper (Screwed Up Click)  
  • 1988
    Andriy Pylyavskyi, Ukrainian footballer  

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December 5

  • 1927
    Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thai king  
  • 1959
    Lee Chapman, English footballer  
  • 1968
    Margaret Cho, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1989
    Kwon Yuri, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress  
  • 1993
    Ross Barkley, English footballer  

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December 6

  • 1849
    August von Mackensen, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1893
    Homer N. Wallin, American admiral (d. 1984)
  • 1931
    Zeki Müren, Turkish singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1996)  
  • 1941
    Bruce Nauman, American artist  
  • 1988
    Nils Petersen, German footballer  

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December 7

  • 1879
    Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist, composer, and academic (d. 1972)
  • 1910
    Duncan McNaughton, Canadian high jumper and geologist (d. 1998)  
  • 1938
    Bud Spangler, American drummer, composer, and producer (d. 2014)  
  • 1984
    Robert Kubica, Polish race car driver  
  • 1991
    Eugenio Pisani, Italian race car driver  

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December 8

  • 65 BC
    Horace, Roman soldier and poet (d. 8 BC)
  • 1574
    Maria Anna of Bavaria (d. 1616)
  • 1899
    Arthur Leslie, British actor and playwright (d. 1970)
  • 1946
    John Rubinstein, American actor, director, and composer  
  • 1977
    Priit Narusk, Estonian skier  

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December 9

  • 1914
    Frances Reid, American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1929
    Bob Hawke, Australian politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Australia  
  • 1947
    Tom Daschle, American soldier, academic, and politician  
  • 1963
    Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer  
  • 1982
    Meryll Soriano, Filipino actress  

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December 10

  • 1787
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator, founded the American School for the Deaf (d. 1851)
  • 1907
    Lucien Laurent, French footballer and coach (d. 2005)  
  • 1963
    Ole Amund Gjersvik, Norwegian bassist  
  • 1971
    Brian Nichols, American spree killer  
  • 1990
    Shoya Tomizawa, Japanese motorcycle racer (d. 2010)  

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December 11

  • 1761
    Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist, economist, and jurist (d. 1835)
  • 1946
    Rhoma Irama, Indonesian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1947
    Teri Garr, American actress and dancer  
  • 1951
    Mazlan Othman, Malaysian astrophysicist  
  • 1977
    Mark Streit, Swiss ice hockey player  

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December 12

  • 1814
    Juan Prim, 1st Marquis of los Castillejos, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1870)
  • 1920
    Josef Doležal, Czech race walker (d. 1999)  
  • 1949
    Bill Nighy, English actor  
  • 1953
    Martin Ferguson, Australian politician  
  • 1962
    Ulrike Tillmann, German mathematician and academic  

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December 13

  • 1918
    Kim Won-kwon, South Korean jumper  
  • 1937
    Rob Houwer, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1949
    Luc Sala, Dutch businessman and author  
  • 1953
    Thomas Kurzhals, German keyboard player and songwriter (Karat and Stern-Combo Meißen) (d. 2014)  
  • 1962
    Jamie Raskin, American lawyer, academic, and politician  

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December 14

  • 1625
    Barthélemy d'Herbelot, French orientalist and academic (d. 1695)
  • 1938
    Hal Williams, American actor  
  • 1973
    Thuy Trang, Vietnamese-American actress (d. 2001)  
  • 1976
    Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter  
  • 1983
    Leanne Mitchell, English singer-songwriter  

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December 15

  • 1916
    Miguel Arraes, Brazilian lawyer and politician, Governor of Pernambuco (d. 2005)  
  • 1957
    Mario Marois, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster  
  • 1963
    David Wingate, American basketball player  
  • 1983
    René Duprée, Canadian wrestler  
  • 1984
    Martin Škrtel, Slovak footballer  

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December 16

  • 1485
    Catherine of Aragon (d. 1536)
  • 1863
    George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and author (d. 1952)
  • 1963
    James Mangold, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1968
    Greg Kovacs, Canadian bodybuilder (d. 2013)  
  • 1973
    Jason Molina, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  

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December 17

  • 1959
    Albert King, American basketball player and sportscaster  
  • 1965
    Craig Berube, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1973
    Paula Radcliffe, English runner  
  • 1978
    Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer, actor, singer, and politician  
  • 1985
    Craig Reid, English footballer  

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December 18

  • 1825
    John S. Harris, American surveyor and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1908
    Paul Siple, American geographer and explorer (d. 1969)  
  • 1943
    Keith Richards, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (The Rolling Stones, The Dirty Mac, and The New Barbarians)  
  • 1964
    Stone Cold Steve Austin, American wrestler, actor, and producer  
  • 1993
    Riria, Japanese actress  

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December 19

  • 1905
    Irving Kahn, American businessman (d. 2015)  
  • 1942
    Rufus, French actor  
  • 1969
    Richard Hammond, English journalist and producer  
  • 1979
    Kevin Devine, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Bad Books)  
  • 1979
    Rafael Soriano, Dominican baseball player  

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December 20

  • 1886
    Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player (d. 1974)
  • 1904
    Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian author (d. 1977)  
  • 1955
    Rory Markas, American sportscaster (d. 2010)  
  • 1968
    Karl Wendlinger, Austrian race car driver  
  • 1975
    Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer  

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December 21

  • 1914
    Ivan Generalić, Hungarian-Croatian painter (d. 1992)  
  • 1938
    Larry Bryggman, American actor  
  • 1942
    Reinhard Mey, German singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1979
    Steve Montador, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2015)  
  • 1987
    Denis Alekseyev, Russian sprinter  

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December 22

  • 1912
    Lady Bird Johnson, American wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, 38th First Lady of the United States (d. 2007)  
  • 1938
    Lucien Bouchard, Canadian lawyer and politician, 27th Premier of Quebec  
  • 1940
    Luis Francisco Cuéllar, Colombian rancher and politician (d. 2009)  
  • 1943
    Paul Wolfowitz, American banker and politician, 25th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense  
  • 1989
    Jordin Sparks, American singer-songwriter and actress  

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December 23

  • 1613
    Carl Gustaf Wrangel, Swedish field marshal and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1676)
  • 1931
    Ronnie Schell, American actor  
  • 1939
    La Lupe, Cuban-American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1955
    Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet and playwright  
  • 1977
    Jari Mäenpää, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Wintersun, Ensiferum, and Arthemesia)  

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December 24

  • 1588
    Constance of Austria (d. 1631)
  • 1810
    Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter and illustrator (d. 1873)
  • 1903
    Ava Helen Pauling, American humanitarian and activist (d. 1981)  
  • 1969
    Chen Yueling, American race walker  
  • 1982
    Masaki Aiba, Japanese singer, dancer, and actor (Arashi)  

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December 25

  • 1938
    Duane Armstrong, American painter  
  • 1958
    Alannah Myles, Canadian singer-songwriter  
  • 1973
    Alexandre Trudeau, Canadian journalist and director  
  • 1984
    Chris Richard, American basketball player  
  • 1984
    Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (The Veronicas)  

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December 26

  • 1803
    Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (d. 1882)
  • 1903
    Elisha Cook, Jr., American actor (d. 1995)  
  • 1930
    Harry Gamble, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1958
    Adrian Newey, English aerodynamicist and engineer  
  • 1974
    Josie Ho, Hong Kong singer and actress  

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December 27

  • 1572
    Johannes Vodnianus Campanus, Czech poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1622)
  • 1907
    Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)  
  • 1966
    Marianne Elliott, English director and producer  
  • 1973
    Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch pianist and composer  
  • 1974
    Fumiko Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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December 28

  • 1898
    Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish-American meteorologist and academic (d. 1957)
  • 1960
    Melvin Turpin, American basketball player (d. 2010)  
  • 1978
    Özgü Namal, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1981
    Elizabeth Jordan Carr, American journalist  
  • 1984
    Elena Ivashchenko, Russian martial artist (d. 2013)  

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December 29

  • 1929
    Matt Murphy, American guitarist (The Blues Brothers)  
  • 1959
    Keith Crossan, Irish rugby player  
  • 1966
    Martin Offiah, English rugby player and sportscaster  
  • 1978
    Angelo Taylor, American hurdler and sprinter  
  • 1978
    Kieron Dyer, English footballer and coach  

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December 30

  • 1943
    Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)  
  • 1965
    Heidi Fleiss, American madam, actress, and journalist  
  • 1980
    Alison McGovern, English politician  
  • 1980
    Kenny Kwan, Filipino-Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (Boy'z)  
  • 1981
    Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer  

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December 31

  • 1922
    Tomás Balduino, Brazilian bishop (d. 2014)  
  • 1937
    Barry Hughes, Welsh footballer and manager  
  • 1941
    Sean S. Cunningham, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Toni Kuivasto, Finnish footballer and coach  
  • 1992
    Karl Kruuda, Estonian race car driver  

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