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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.

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December 1

  • 1897
    Cyril Ritchard, Australian-American actor and singer (d. 1977)
  • 1931
    Jim Nesbitt, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)  
  • 1949
    Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, 35th President of Chile  
  • 1959
    Wally Lewis, Australian rugby player and coach  
  • 1967
    Reggie Sanders, American baseball player  

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December 2

  • 1810
    Henry Yesler, American businessman and politician, 7th Mayor of Seattle (d. 1892)
  • 1916
    Howard Finster, American artist (d. 2001)  
  • 1928
    Guy Bourdin, French photographer (d. 1991)  
  • 1948
    Patricia Hewitt, Australian-English educator and politician, Secretary of State for Health  
  • 1984
    Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer  

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December 3

  • 1891
    Thomas Farrell, American general (d. 1967)
  • 1897
    William Gropper, American radical, cartoonist and painter (d. 1977)
  • 1939
    Don Calfa, American actor  
  • 1952
    Mel Smith, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2013)  
  • 1987
    Brian Robiskie, American football player  

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December 4

  • 1915
    Eddie Heywood, American pianist and composer (d. 1989)  
  • 1949
    Jock Stirrup, Baron Stirrup, English air marshal and politician  
  • 1970
    Sylvester Terkay, American wrestler and mixed martial artist  
  • 1973
    Ferry Corsten, Dutch DJ and producer (Gouryella and Veracocha)  
  • 1987
    Kethy Õunpuu, Estonian footballer  

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December 5

  • 1919
    Alun Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont, English historian and politician  
  • 1949
    David Manning, English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States  
  • 1962
    Pablo Morales, American swimmer and coach  
  • 1969
    Eric Etebari, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1971
    Kali Rocha, American actress and screenwriter  

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December 6

  • 1942
    Robb Royer, American guitarist, keyboard player, and songwriter (Bread and The Pleasure Fair)  
  • 1965
    Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1977
    Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer  
  • 1978
    Darrell Jackson, American football player  
  • 1984
    Syndric Steptoe, American football player  

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December 7

  • 1887
    Ernst Toch, Austrian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1894
    Freddie Adkins, English author and illustrator (d. 1986)
  • 1939
    Blackie Dammett, American actor and author  
  • 1948
    Gary Morris, American singer and actor  
  • 1950
    Ron Hynes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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December 8

  • 1927
    Vladimir Shatalov, Kazakhstani general, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1946
    Sharmila Tagore, Indian actress  
  • 1966
    Tyler Mane, Canadian wrestler and actor  
  • 1977
    Aleksandra Olsza, Polish tennis player  
  • 1985
    Oleksiy Pecherov, Ukrainian basketball player  

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December 9

  • 1870
    Ida S. Scudder, Indian physician and missionary (d. 1960)
  • 1898
    Emmett Kelly, American clown (d. 1979)
  • 1901
    Jean Mermoz, French pilot and politician (d. 1936)  
  • 1960
    Caroline Lucas, English politician  
  • 1988
    Kwadwo Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer  

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December 10

  • 1880
    Fred Immler, German actor (d. 1965)
  • 1941
    Peter Sarstedt, Indian-English singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1947
    Douglas Kenney, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1980)  
  • 1956
    Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and author  
  • 1960
    Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish-born English actor director, producer, and screenwriter  

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December 11

  • 1566
    Manuel Cardoso, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1650)
  • 1872
    René Bull, British illustrator and photographer (d. 1942)
  • 1944
    Lynda Day George, American actress  
  • 1975
    Dawn Steele, Scottish actress  
  • 1979
    Valdis Mintals, Estonian figure skater  

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December 12

  • 1821
    Gustave Flaubert, French novelist and playwright (d. 1880)
  • 1862
    J. Bruce Ismay, English businessman (d. 1937)
  • 1909
    Karen Morley, American actress and singer (d. 2003)  
  • 1918
    Joe Williams, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)  
  • 1919
    B. B. Nimbalkar, Indian cricketer (d. 2012)  

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December 13

  • 1938
    Heino, German singer  
  • 1944
    Hwang Jang-lee, Japanese-South Korean martial artist and actor  
  • 1949
    R. A. MacAvoy, American author  
  • 1950
    Heather North, American actress  
  • 1967
    Bo Pelini, American football player and coach  

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December 14

  • 1883
    Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, developed aikido (d. 1969)
  • 1913
    Dan Dailey, American actor, singer, dancer, and director (d. 1978)  
  • 1927
    Richard Cassilly, American tenor and actor (d. 1998)  
  • 1963
    Michael Moloney, American interior designer  
  • 1975
    KaDee Strickland, American actress  

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December 15

  • 1957
    Chō, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1967
    David Howells, English footballer and coach  
  • 1970
    Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey  
  • 1981
    Firman Utina, Indonesian footballer  
  • 1982
    Tatiana Perebiynis, Ukrainian tennis player  

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December 16

  • 1917
    Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Pakistani author and scholar (d. 2011)  
  • 1930
    Bill Brittain, American author (d. 2011)  
  • 1942
    Donald Carcieri, American educator and politician, 73rd Governor of Rhode Island  
  • 1963
    Jeff Carson, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1974
    Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress  

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December 17

  • 1847
    Émile Faguet, French author and critic (d. 1916)
  • 1887
    Josef Lada, Czech painter and illustrator (d. 1957)
  • 1893
    Charles C. Banks, English fighting pilot (d. 1971)
  • 1964
    Joe Wolf, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1988
    Grethe Grünberg, Estonian ice dancer  

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December 18

  • 1966
    Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress  
  • 1968
    Mario Basler, German footballer and manager  
  • 1975
    Randy Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1976
    Koyuki, Japanese actress and model  
  • 1986
    Bill Stull, American football player  

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December 19

  • 1905
    Giovanni Lurani, Italian race car driver, engineer, and journalist (d. 1995)  
  • 1944
    Tim Reid, American actor and director  
  • 1966
    Alberto Tomba, Italian skier  
  • 1974
    Felipe Lopez, Dominican-American basketball player  
  • 1992
    Iker Muniain, Spanish footballer  

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December 20

  • 1901
    Robert J. Van de Graaff, American physicist and academic, invented the Van de Graaff generator (d. 1967)  
  • 1941
    Tommy Cole, American actor, singer, and makeup artist  
  • 1952
    Jenny Agutter, English actress  
  • 1973
    Cory Stillman, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1981
    James Shields, American baseball player  

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December 21

  • 1920
    Bob Bindig, American illustrator and historian (d. 2007)  
  • 1928
    Michalis Kounelis, Greek violinist (d. 1999)  
  • 1940
    Ray Hildebrand, American singer-songwriter (Paul & Paula)  
  • 1944
    Michael Tilson Thomas, American pianist, composer, and conductor  
  • 1971
    Matthieu Chedid, French singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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December 22

  • 1921
    Hawkshaw Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)  
  • 1945
    Diane Sawyer, American journalist  
  • 1946
    Roger Carr, English businessman  
  • 1957
    Carole James, English-Canadian educator and politician  
  • 1960
    Wakin Chau, Hong Kong-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor (Superband)  

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December 23

  • 1935
    Esther Phillips, American singer (d. 1984)  
  • 1937
    Barney Rosenzweig, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1971
    Michalis Klokidis, Greek footballer  
  • 1980
    Cody Ross, American baseball player  
  • 1988
    Yuka Kashino, Japanese singer and dancer (Perfume)  

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December 24

  • 1635
    Mariana of Austria (d. 1696)
  • 1761
    Selim III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1808)
  • 1897
    Väinö Sipilä, Finnish runner (d. 1987)
  • 1924
    Abdirizak Haji Hussein, Somalian soldier and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (d. 2014)  
  • 1990
    Marcus Jordan, American basketball player  

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December 25

  • 1884
    Evelyn Nesbit, American actress (d. 1967)
  • 1936
    Ismail Merchant, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2005)  
  • 1946
    Christopher Frayling, English academic and author  
  • 1950
    Yehuda Poliker, Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1964
    Bob Stanley, English keyboard player, songwriter, producer, and journalist (Saint Etienne)  

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December 26

  • 1869
    Mathieu Cordang, Dutch cyclist (d. 1942)
  • 1893
    Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionist and politician, Chairman of the Communist Party of China (d. 1976)
  • 1973
    Gianluca Faliva, Italian rugby player  
  • 1974
    Tiffany Brissette, American actress  
  • 1984
    Leonardo Ghiraldini, Italian rugby player  

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December 27

  • 1858
    Juan Luis Sanfuentes, Chilean lawyer and politician, 17th President of Chile (d. 1930)
  • 1863
    Louis Lincoln Emmerson, American politician, 27th Governor of Illinois (d. 1941)
  • 1892
    Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian captain and pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1901
    Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (d. 1992)  
  • 1966
    Eva LaRue, American actress  

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December 28

  • 1903
    John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician and physicist (d. 1957)  
  • 1907
    Ze'ev Ben-Haim, Ukrainian-Israeli linguist and academic (d. 2013)  
  • 1950
    Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Box Tops and Big Star) (d. 2010)  
  • 1985
    Taryn Terrell, American wrestler and actress  
  • 1989
    Mackenzie Rosman, American actress  

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December 29

  • 1886
    Norman Hallows, English runner (d. 1968)
  • 1922
    Little Joe Cook, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1943
    Molly Bang, American author and illustrator  
  • 1960
    David Boon, Australian cricketer and referee  
  • 1971
    Um Sang-hyun, South Korean voice actor  

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December 30

  • 1204
    Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi, Portuguese ruler (d. 1282)
  • 1678
    William Croft, English organist and composer (d. 1727)
  • 1951
    Nick Rose, English runner  
  • 1972
    Dita Indah Sari, Indonesian union leader and activist  
  • 1974
    G-Enka, Estonian rapper and producer (Toe Tag)  

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December 31

  • 1899
    Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1940)
  • 1926
    Valerie Pearl, English historian and academic  
  • 1947
    Tim Matheson, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1969
    Are Kalvø, Norwegian author and radio host  
  • 1984
    Calvin Zola, Congolese footballer  

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