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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

  • 1933
    Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2006)  
  • 1955
    Karen Tumulty, American journalist  
  • 1976
    Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (d. 1998)  
  • 1988
    Dan Mavraides, Greek-American basketball player  
  • 2001
    Aiko, Princess Toshi of Japan  

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December 2

  • 1825
    Pedro II of Brazil (d. 1891)
  • 1921
    Carlo Furno, Italian cardinal  
  • 1933
    K. Veeramani, Indian lawyer and academic  
  • 1942
    Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Icelandic political scientist and academic  
  • 1988
    Stephen McGinn, Scottish footballer  

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December 3

  • 1857
    Joseph Conrad, Polish-English marine and author (d. 1924)
  • 1886
    Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1970
    Lu Parker, American journalist, Miss USA 1994  
  • 1979
    Daniel Bedingfield, New Zealand-English singer-songwriter  
  • 1982
    Manny Corpas, Panamanian baseball player  

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December 4

  • 1844
    Franz Xavier Wernz, German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914)
  • 1927
    Vivianna Torun Bülow-Hübe, Swedish silversmith and jeweler (d. 2004)  
  • 1939
    Joan Brady, American-English author  
  • 1956
    Nia Griffith, Irish-Welsh educator and politician  
  • 1982
    Nathan Douglas, English triple jumper  

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December 5

  • 1916
    Margaret Hayes, American actress (d. 1977)  
  • 1932
    Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, Czech-English politician  
  • 1955
    Juha Tiainen, Finnish hammer thrower (d. 2003)  
  • 1960
    Jack Russell, American singer-songwriter and producer (Great White)  
  • 1969
    Eric Etebari, American actor, director, and producer  

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December 6

  • 1823
    Max Müller, German-English philologist and orientalist (d. 1900)
  • 1853
    Haraprasad Shastri, Indian historian and scholar (d. 1931)
  • 1920
    George Porter, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)  
  • 1955
    Rick Buckler, English drummer (The Jam, The Highliners, and Time UK)  
  • 1971
    Richard Krajicek, Dutch tennis player  

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December 7

  • 1643
    Giovanni Battista Falda, Italian architect and engraver (d. 1678)
  • 1764
    Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French general and politician, French Minister of War (d. 1841)
  • 1909
    Nikola Vaptsarov, Bulgarian poet and author (d. 1942)  
  • 1965
    Toshinori Omi, Japanese actor  
  • 1984
    Milan Michálek, Czech ice hockey player  

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December 8

  • 1708
    Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1765)
  • 1947
    Bruce Kimmel, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1958
    Rob Byrnes, American author and blogger  
  • 1965
    Carina Lau, Chinese actress and singer  
  • 1977
    Elsa Benítez, Mexican model and television host  

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December 9

  • 1861
    Hélène Smith, French psychic and occultist (d. 1929)
  • 1914
    Frances Reid, American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1944
    Neil Innes, English singer-songwriter and actor (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and The Rutles)  
  • 1983
    Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer  
  • 1984
    Ángel Guirado, Spanish–Filipino footballer  

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December 10

  • 1776
    Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este (d. 1848)
  • 1870
    Adolf Loos, Austrian architect, designed Villa Müller (d. 1933)
  • 1928
    Jeremy Morse, English banker and academic  
  • 1941
    Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1985)  
  • 1944
    Steve Renko, American baseball player  

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December 11

  • 1919
    Marie Windsor, American actress and singer (d. 2000)  
  • 1931
    Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (d. 2013)  
  • 1936
    Hans van den Broek, Dutch lawyer and politician, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1976
    Yujiro Shirakawa, Japanese actor  
  • 1982
    Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentinian race car driver  

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December 12

  • 1876
    Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and runner (d. 1928)
  • 1940
    Dionne Warwick, American singer and actress  
  • 1949
    Gopinath Munde, Indian politician, 3rd Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)  
  • 1957
    Sheila E., American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actress  
  • 1982
    Lim Jae-duk, South Korean gamer  

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December 13

  • 1940
    Sanjaya Lall, Indian economist and academic (d. 2005)  
  • 1957
    Steve Buscemi, American actor and director  
  • 1978
    Olav Bjortomt, English quiz player  
  • 1985
    Laurence Leboeuf, Canadian actress  
  • 1989
    Dasha Kapustina, Russian model  

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December 14

  • 1887
    Xul Solar, Argentinian painter and sculptor (d. 1963)
  • 1922
    Junior J. Spurrier, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1984)  
  • 1946
    Stan Smith, American tennis player and coach  
  • 1982
    Josh Fields, American baseball player  
  • 1985
    Paul Rabil, American lacrosse player  

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December 15

  • 1928
    Ida Haendel, Polish-English violinist and educator  
  • 1964
    Paul Kaye, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Jerome McDougle, American football player  
  • 1983
    Delon Armitage, Trinidadian-English rugby player  
  • 1989
    Josh McQuoid, Irish footballer  

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December 16

  • 1883
    Max Linder, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1925)
  • 1917
    Arthur C. Clarke, English-Sri Lankan soldier and author (d. 2008)  
  • 1978
    John Morris, Canadian curler and firefighter  
  • 1983
    Kelenna Azubuike, American basketball player  
  • 1985
    Keita Tachibana, Japanese singer and dancer (W-inds)  

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December 17

  • 1785
    Dorothea Lieven, Russian wife of Christopher Lieven (d. 1857)
  • 1830
    Jules de Goncourt, French author and critic (d. 1870)
  • 1893
    Erwin Piscator, German director and producer (d. 1966)
  • 1937
    Brian Hayes, Australian-English radio host  
  • 1961
    Marek Kaleta, Estonian javelin thrower  

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December 18

  • 1847
    Augusta Holmès, French pianist and composer (d. 1903)
  • 1940
    John Cooper, English sprinter and hurdler (d. 1974)  
  • 1963
    Greg D'Angelo, American drummer (White Lion, Britny Fox, Pride and Glory)  
  • 1978
    Katie Holmes, American actress  
  • 1980
    Christina Aguilera, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  

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December 19

  • 1796
    Manuel Bretón de los Herreros, Spanish poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1873)
  • 1881
    John Fraser, Canadian soccer player (d. 1959)
  • 1926
    Bobby Layne, American football player and coach (d. 1986)  
  • 1969
    Richard Hammond, English journalist and producer  
  • 1972
    Alyssa Milano, American actress and singer  

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December 20

  • 1894
    Robert Menzies, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1978)
  • 1922
    George Roy Hill, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)  
  • 1946
    Lloyd Mumphord, American football player  
  • 1947
    Bo Ryan, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1982
    Mohammad Asif, Pakistani cricketer  

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December 21

  • 1913
    Arnold Friberg, American illustrator and painter (d. 2010)  
  • 1944
    Michael Tilson Thomas, American pianist, composer, and conductor  
  • 1971
    Brett Scallions, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fuel, Manzarek–Krieger, and Circus Diablo)  
  • 1979
    Steve Montador, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2015)  
  • 1982
    Iljo Keisse, Belgian cyclist  

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December 22

  • 1853
    Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1917)
  • 1971
    Ajeenkya Patil, Indian economist and academic  
  • 1975
    Sergei Aschwanden, Swiss martial artist  
  • 1978
    Anthony Jeselnik, American comedian, actor, and television host  
  • 1983
    Jennifer Hawkins, Australian model, Miss Universe 2004  

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December 23

  • 1935
    Esther Phillips, American singer (d. 1984)  
  • 1949
    Reinhold Weege, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2012)  
  • 1968
    Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Puerto Rican-American photographer  
  • 1972
    Christian Potenza, Canadian actor and producer  
  • 1979
    Abraham Chebii, Kenyan runner  

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December 24

  • 1761
    Selim III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1808)
  • 1879
    Otto Fickeisen, German rower (d. 1963)
  • 1960
    Glenn McQueen, Canadian-American animator (d. 2002)  
  • 1969
    Sean Cameron Michael, South African actor and singer  
  • 1970
    Amaury Nolasco, Puerto Rican-American actor  

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December 25

  • 1728
    Johann Adam Hiller, German composer and conductor (d. 1804)
  • 1935
    Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudanese politician, Prime Minister of Sudan  
  • 1936
    Ismail Merchant, Indian-English director and producer (d. 2005)  
  • 1946
    Stuart Wilson, English actor  
  • 1954
    Annie Lennox, Scottish singer-songwriter and pianist (The Tourists and Eurythmics)  

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December 26

  • 1803
    Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (d. 1882)
  • 1872
    Norman Angell, English journalist, academic, and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
  • 1944
    Jane Lapotaire, English actress and singer  
  • 1974
    Tiffany Brissette, American actress  
  • 1982
    Roxanne Pallett, English actress and singer  

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December 27

  • 1924
    Jean Bartik, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2011)  
  • 1954
    Mandie Fletcher, English director, producer, and production manager  
  • 1955
    Brad Murphey, Australian race car driver  
  • 1966
    Marianne Elliott, English director and producer  
  • 1985
    Logan Bailly, Belgian footballer  

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December 28

  • 1920
    Bruce McCarty, American architect, designed the Knoxville City-County Building (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Keith Floyd, English chef and author (d. 2009)  
  • 1962
    Abdi Bile, Somalian runner  
  • 1977
    Seun Ogunkoya, Nigerian sprinter  
  • 1980
    Vanessa Ferlito, American actress  

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December 29

  • 1877
    Max Hess, German-American gymnast (d. 1969)
  • 1886
    Norman Hallows, English runner (d. 1968)
  • 1953
    Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress  
  • 1953
    Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower and coach  
  • 1981
    Shaun Suisham, American football player  

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December 30

  • 1678
    William Croft, English organist and composer (d. 1727)
  • 1887
    William Kolehmainen, Finnish-American runner and coach (d. 1967)
  • 1980
    Alison McGovern, English politician  
  • 1980
    Eliza Dushku, American actress and producer  
  • 1986
    Caity Lotz, American actress, singer, and dancer  

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December 31

  • 1877
    Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)
  • 1915
    Sam Ragan, American journalist, author, and poet (d. 1996)  
  • 1929
    Mies Bouwman, Dutch television host  
  • 1943
    Ben Kingsley, English actor  
  • 1977
    Donald Trump, Jr., American businessman  

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