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Famous December Birthdays

The following 6,945 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

  • 1927
    Micheline Bernardini, French dancer and model  
  • 1929
    David Doyle, American actor (d. 1997)  
  • 1931
    Jim Nesbitt, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)  
  • 1948
    Sarfraz Nawaz, Pakistani cricketer and politician  
  • 1975
    Matt Fraction, American author  

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December 2

  • 1924
    Alexander Haig, American general and politician, 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)  
  • 1939
    Francis Fox, Canadian lawyer and politician, 48th Secretary of State for Canada  
  • 1942
    Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Icelandic political scientist and academic  
  • 1950
    Benjamin Stora, Algerian-French historian and author  
  • 1954
    Dan Butler, American actor, director, and screenwriter  

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December 3

  • 1729
    Antonio Soler, Spanish composer and theorist (d. 1783)
  • 1879
    Kafū Nagai, Japanese author and playwright (d. 1959)
  • 1943
    Joseph Franklin Ada, Guamanian politician, 5th Governor of Guam, 3rd Lieutenant Governor of Guam,  
  • 1947
    Patricia Krenwinkel, American murderer  
  • 1978
    Jiří Bicek, Slovak ice hockey player  

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December 4

  • 1923
    Charles Keating, American lawyer and financier (d. 2014)  
  • 1925
    Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (d. 2009)  
  • 1951
    Gary Rossington, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Collins Band, and The Rossington Band)  
  • 1973
    Kate Rusby, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Poozies)  
  • 1981
    Lila McCann, American singer and actress  

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December 5

  • 1886
    Pieter Oud, Dutch historian, academic, and politician, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • 1921
    Alvy Moore, American actor and producer (d. 1997)  
  • 1957
    Art Monk, American football player  
  • 1973
    Luboš Motl, Czech physicist and academic  
  • 1980
    Tamara Feldman, American actress  

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December 6

  • 1778
    Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
  • 1900
    Agnes Moorehead, American actress and singer (d. 1974)
  • 1976
    Alicia Machado, Venezuelan actress and singer, Miss Universe 1996  
  • 1979
    Yanina González, Paraguayan model, Miss Paraguay 2004  
  • 1980
    Steve Lovell, English footballer  

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December 7

  • 1784
    Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (d. 1842)
  • 1958
    Rick Rude, American wrestler (d. 1999)  
  • 1958
    Tim Butler, English bass player and songwriter (The Psychedelic Furs and Love Spit Love)  
  • 1967
    Tino Martinez, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster  
  • 1982
    Chrispa, Greek singer  

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December 8

  • 1708
    Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1765)
  • 1936
    Michael Hobson, American publisher  
  • 1950
    Tim Foli, American baseball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1968
    Michael Cole, American journalist and sportscaster  
  • 1968
    Mike Mussina, American baseball player and coach  

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December 9

  • 1751
    Maria Luisa of Parma (d. 1819)
  • 1877
    Mart Kuusik, Russian-Estonian rower (d. 1964)
  • 1911
    Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese colonel and businessman (d. 2007)  
  • 1954
    Phil Bryant, American academic and politician, 63rd Governor of Mississippi  
  • 1988
    Kwadwo Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer  

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December 10

  • 1452
    Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1531)
  • 1787
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, American educator, founded the American School for the Deaf (d. 1851)
  • 1927
    Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (d. 2015)  
  • 1958
    John J. York, American actor  
  • 1983
    Katrin Siska, Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)  

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December 11

  • 1908
    Manoel de Oliveira, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)  
  • 1925
    Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1931
    Rajneesh, Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)  
  • 1975
    Dawn Steele, Scottish actress  
  • 1985
    Aiko Kayō, Japanese idol, singer, and actress  

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December 12

  • 1902
    Koloman Sokol, Slovak-American painter and illustrator (d. 2003)  
  • 1909
    Hans Keilson, German-Dutch psychologist, author, and poet (d. 2011)  
  • 1951
    Rehman Malik, Pakistani politician, Pakistani Minister of Interior  
  • 1952
    Helen Dunmore, English poet and author  
  • 1970
    Jennifer Connelly, American actress  

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December 13

  • 1883
    Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian (d. 1950)
  • 1952
    Larry Kenon, American basketball player  
  • 1983
    Matt Deis, American bass player and songwriter (CKY and All That Remains)  
  • 1986
    Dennis Bermudez, American mixed martial artist  
  • 1993
    Jurian Beat Crisis, Japanese singer  

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December 14

  • 1631
    Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher and author (d. 1679)
  • 1903
    Walter Rangeley, English sprinter (d. 1982)  
  • 1927
    Richard Cassilly, American tenor and actor (d. 1998)  
  • 1941
    Karan Armstrong, American soprano and actress  
  • 1961
    Patrik Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player  

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December 15

  • 1907
    Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, designed the United Nations Headquarters and the Cathedral of Brasília (d. 2012)  
  • 1968
    Garrett Wang, American actor  
  • 1970
    Michael Shanks, Canadian actor, screenwriter and director  
  • 1977
    Geoff Stults, American actor and producer  
  • 1981
    Brendan Fletcher, Canadian actor  

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December 16

  • 1883
    Károly Kós, Hungarian-Romanian architect, ethnologist, and politician (d. 1977)
  • 1905
    Piet Hein, Danish mathematician, author, and poet (d. 1996)  
  • 1928
    Philip K. Dick, American philosopher and author (d. 1982)  
  • 1929
    Nicholas Courtney, Egyptian-English actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1963
    Jeff Carson, American singer-songwriter  

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December 17

  • 1835
    Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, Swiss-American ichthyologist and engineer (d. 1910)
  • 1950
    Maurice Peoples, American sprinter and coach  
  • 1967
    Gigi D'Agostino, Italian DJ and producer  
  • 1984
    Andrew Davies, English footballer  
  • 1987
    Chelsea Manning, American soldier  

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December 18

  • 1948
    Bill Nelson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Be-Bop Deluxe and Bill Nelson's Red Noise)  
  • 1952
    John Leventhal, American songwriter and producer  
  • 1955
    Bogusław Mamiński, Polish runner  
  • 1956
    Ron White, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Axwell, Swedish DJ and producer (Swedish House Mafia)  

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December 19

  • 1888
    Fritz Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (d. 1963)
  • 1943
    James L. Jones, American general and politician, 22nd United States National Security Advisor  
  • 1944
    Tim Reid, American actor and director  
  • 1949
    Orna Berry, Israeli scientist and businesswoman  
  • 1966
    Alberto Tomba, Italian skier  

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December 20

  • 1792
    Nicolas Toussaint Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
  • 1922
    George Roy Hill, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)  
  • 1927
    Michael Beaumont, 22nd Seigneur of Sark, English engineer  
  • 1946
    Lesley Judd, English dancer and television host  
  • 1958
    James Thomson, American biologist and academic  

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December 21

  • 1885
    Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1960)
  • 1889
    Sewall Wright, American geneticist and biologist (d. 1988)
  • 1922
    Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist and voice actor (d. 2005)  
  • 1928
    Michalis Kounelis, Greek violinist (d. 1999)  
  • 1987
    Michael Lohan Jr., American actor  

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December 22

  • 1839
    John Nevil Maskelyne, English stage magician (d. 1917)
  • 1937
    Eduard Uspensky, Russian author, poet, and playwright  
  • 1944
    Barry Jenkins, English drummer (The Animals and The Nashville Teens)  
  • 1968
    Dina Meyer, American actress  
  • 1987
    Johannes Ahun, Estonian windsurfer  

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December 23

  • 1597
    Martin Opitz, German poet and composer (d. 1639)
  • 1916
    Dino Risi, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1941
    Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (d. 1975)  
  • 1948
    David Davis, English politician, Minister of State for Europe  
  • 1972
    Christian Potenza, Canadian actor and producer  

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December 24

  • 1761
    Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
  • 1903
    Ernst Krenkel, Polish-Russian geographer and explorer (d. 1971)  
  • 1914
    Herbert Reinecker, German author and screenwriter (d. 2007)  
  • 1959
    Chris Blackhurst, English journalist  
  • 1973
    Stephenie Meyer, American author and film producer  

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December 25

  • 1925
    Sam Pollock, Canadian businessman (d. 2007)  
  • 1935
    Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, American politician (d. 2007)  
  • 1944
    Nigel Starmer-Smith, English rugby player and journalist  
  • 1948
    Alia al-Hussein, Egyptian wife of Hussein of Jordan (d. 1977)  
  • 1965
    Edward Davey, English politician, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change  

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December 26

  • 1852
    Johannes François Snelleman, Dutch zoologist, orientalist, and ethnographer (d. 1938)
  • 1864
    Yun Chi-ho, Korean activist and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1913
    Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)  
  • 1935
    Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American singer (Four Tops)  
  • 1973
    Reichen Lehmkuhl, American model and actor  

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December 27

  • 1947
    Janet Perry, American soprano  
  • 1959
    Andre Tippett, American football player and coach  
  • 1966
    Fabian Núñez, American politician  
  • 1970
    Lorenzo Neal, American football player and radio host  
  • 1981
    Moise Joseph, American-Haitian runner  

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December 28

  • 1887
    Werner Kolhörster, German physicist and academic (d. 1946)
  • 1928
    Moe Koffman, Canadian flute player, saxophonist, and composer (d. 2001)  
  • 1932
    Manuel Puig, Argentinian author and playwright (d. 1990)  
  • 1946
    Pierre Falardeau, Canadian director, screenwriter, and activist (d. 2009)  
  • 2002
    Kelsey Smith-Briggs, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)  

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December 29

  • 1855
    August Kitzberg, Estonian author and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1931
    Stasys Stonkus, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)  
  • 1936
    Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and singer  
  • 1972
    Jason Kreis, American soccer player and manager  
  • 1982
    Dale Morris, Australian footballer  

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December 30

  • 1722
    Charles Yorke, English politician, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (d. 1770)
  • 1913
    Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)  
  • 1937
    Jim Marshall, American football player  
  • 1956
    Claudia di Girolamo, Chilean actress  
  • 1966
    Gary Chartier, American philosopher, scholar, and academic  

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December 31

  • 1668
    Herman Boerhaave, Dutch botanist and physician (d. 1738)
  • 1941
    Alex Ferguson, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1952
    Vaughan Jones, New Zealand mathematician and academic  
  • 1962
    Don Diamont, American actor  
  • 1975
    Toni Kuivasto, Finnish footballer and coach  

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