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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

  • 1886
    Rex Stout, American author (d. 1975)
  • 1923
    Stansfield Turner, American admiral and academic, 12th Director of Central Intelligence  
  • 1948
    Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, Nigerian politician, Governor of Kaduna State (d. 2012)  
  • 1957
    Chris Poland, American guitarist and songwriter (Megadeth, Circle Jerks, Damn the Machine, and OHM)  
  • 1970
    Kirk Rueter, American baseball player  

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December 2

  • 1910
    Taisto Mäki, Finnish runner (d. 1979)  
  • 1925
    Julie Harris, American actress and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    Steven Bauer, Cuban-American actor and producer  
  • 1984
    Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer  
  • 1990
    Fausto Rossi, Italian footballer  

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December 3

  • 1914
    Kaisa Parviainen, Finnish javelin thrower (d. 2002)  
  • 1924
    Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver (d. 2012)  
  • 1952
    Don Barnes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (38 Special)  
  • 1964
    Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)  
  • 1982
    Manny Corpas, Panamanian baseball player  

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December 4

  • 1940
    Gerd Achterberg, German footballer and manager  
  • 1982
    Nathan Douglas, English triple jumper  
  • 1987
    Orlando Brown, American actor and rapper  
  • 1990
    Lukman Haruna, Nigerian footballer  
  • 1992
    Līna Mūze, Latvian javelin thrower  

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December 5

  • 1916
    Hilary Koprowski, Polish-American virologist and immunologist, created the world's first effective live polio vaccine (d. 2013)  
  • 1938
    J.D. McDuffie, American race car driver (d. 1991)  
  • 1952
    Bobby Barth, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blackfoot)  
  • 1953
    Sachiko Kobayashi, Japanese singer and voice actress  
  • 1980
    Shizuka Itō, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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December 6

  • 1888
    Will Hay, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
  • 1890
    Rudolf Schlichter, German painter (d. 1955)
  • 1920
    George Porter, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)  
  • 1940
    Richard Edlund, American visual effects designer  
  • 1945
    Shekhar Kapur, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter  

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December 7

  • 1791
    Ferenc Novák, Hungarian-Slovene priest and poet (d. 1836)
  • 1923
    Ted Knight, American actor (d. 1986)  
  • 1946
    Kirsti Sparboe, Norwegian singer and actress  
  • 1965
    Dorien de Vries, Dutch sailor  
  • 1989
    Nicholas Hoult, English actor  

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December 8

  • 1939
    Dariush Mehrjui, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1957
    Slick, American wrestler and manager  
  • 1977
    Priit Narusk, Estonian skier  
  • 1989
    Alonso Edward, Panamanian sprinter  
  • 1992
    Yui Yokoyama, Japanese singer and actress (AKB48, NMB48, and Not Yet)  

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December 9

  • 1890
    Laura Salverson, Canadian author (d. 1970)
  • 1898
    Emmett Kelly, American clown (d. 1979)
  • 1901
    Carol Dempster, American actress (d. 1991)  
  • 1902
    Margaret Hamilton, American actress, singer, and educator (d. 1985)  
  • 1957
    Donny Osmond, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (The Osmonds)  

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December 10

  • 1913
    Morton Gould, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)  
  • 1928
    Barbara Nichols, American actress and singer (d. 1976)  
  • 1944
    Steve Renko, American baseball player  
  • 1956
    Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and author  
  • 1957
    Prem Rawat, Indian-American guru  

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December 11

  • 1918
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian soldier and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2008)  
  • 1941
    J. Frank Wilson, American singer-songwriter (J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers) (d. 1991)  
  • 1966
    Leon Lai, Chinese singer and actor  
  • 1969
    Viswanathan Anand, Indian chess player  
  • 1980
    Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player  

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December 12

  • 1927
    Robert Noyce, American inventor and businessman, co-invented the microchip and co-founded the Intel Corporation (d. 1990)  
  • 1943
    Phyllis Somerville, American actress  
  • 1960
    Martina Hellmann, German discus thrower  
  • 1962
    Tracy Austin, American tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1982
    Ai Kato, Japanese actress  

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December 13

  • 1948
    Lester Bangs, American journalist and author (d. 1982)  
  • 1969
    Tony Curran, Scottish-American actor  
  • 1970
    Eoin Jess, Scottish footballer  
  • 1979
    Matjaž Smodiš, Slovenian basketball player  
  • 1982
    Eita, Japanese actor  

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December 14

  • 1546
    Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer and chemist (d. 1601)
  • 1895
    Paul Éluard, French poet and author (d. 1952)
  • 1948
    Peeter Kreitzberg, Estonian politician (d. 2011)  
  • 1963
    Michael Moloney, American interior designer  
  • 1988
    Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer  

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December 15

  • 1567
    Christoph Demantius, German composer, poet, and theorist (d. 1643)
  • 1928
    Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian-New Zealand painter and architect, designed the Kuchlbauer Tower and Waldspirale (d. 2000)  
  • 1931
    Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author and poet (d. 2015)  
  • 1952
    Julie Taymor, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Brendan Fletcher, Canadian actor  

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December 16

  • 1869
    Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian physician and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1952)
  • 1921
    Eulalio González, Mexican actor, humorist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, announcer, director and producer (d. 2003)  
  • 1961
    Bill Hicks, American comedian, actor, and singer (d. 1994)  
  • 1981
    Krysten Ritter, American model, actress, and producer  
  • 1993
    Jyoti Amge, Indian actress  

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December 17

  • 1796
    Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian judge and politician (d. 1865)
  • 1926
    Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)  
  • 1939
    James Booker, American pianist (d. 1983)  
  • 1978
    Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer, actor, singer, and politician  
  • 1988
    Kris Joseph, Canadian basketball player  

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December 18

  • 1660
    Countess Johanna Magdalene of Hanau-Lichtenberg (d. 1715)
  • 1922
    Tony Melody, English actor (b. 2008)  
  • 1965
    Fawna MacLaren, American model and actress  
  • 1965
    Manuel Peña Escontrela, Spanish footballer (d. 2012)  
  • 1972
    Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory, Arkaea, and Brujeria)  

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December 19

  • 1683
    Philip V of Spain (d. 1746)
  • 1928
    Eve Bunting, Irish-American author and academic  
  • 1943
    Ross M. Lence, American political scientist and academic (d. 2006)  
  • 1964
    Béatrice Dalle, French actress  
  • 1969
    Kristy Swanson, American actress  

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December 20

  • 1868
    Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (d. 1938)
  • 1931
    Terry Sanders, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1949
    Leigh Hamilton, New Zealand-American actress (d. 2012)  
  • 1959
    Hildegard Körner, German runner  
  • 1990
    JoJo, American singer-songwriter and actress  

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December 21

  • 1914
    Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist and virologist (d. 2010)  
  • 1923
    Richard Hugo, American poet and educator (d. 1982)  
  • 1966
    Kiefer Sutherland, English-Canadian actor, director, and producer  
  • 1967
    Fritz Karl, Austrian actor  
  • 1978
    Emiliano Brembilla, Italian swimmer  

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December 22

  • 1666
    Guru Gobind Singh, Indian guru and poet (d. 1708)
  • 1909
    Patricia Hayes, English actress (d. 1998)  
  • 1942
    Dick Parry, English saxophonist (Jokers Wild)  
  • 1945
    Frances Lannon, English historian and academic  
  • 1953
    Ian Turnbull, Canadian ice hockey player  

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December 23

  • 1885
    Pierre Brissaud, French illustrator, painter, and engraver (d. 1964)
  • 1935
    Abdul Ghani Minhat, Malaysian footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1953
    Belinda Lang, English actress  
  • 1976
    Brad Lidge, American baseball player  
  • 1981
    Agnes Milowka, Polish-Australian diver, explorer, photographer, and author (d. 2011)  

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December 24

  • 1887
    Louis Jouvet, French actor and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1929
    Philip Ziegler, English historian and author  
  • 1965
    Millard Powers, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Counting Crows, The Semantics, and Majosha)  
  • 1968
    Marleen Renders, Belgian runner  
  • 1982
    Robert Coppola Schwartzman, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Rooney)  

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December 25

  • 1817
    John Hewitt Jellett, Irish priest and academic (d. 1888)
  • 1871
    Katherine McKinley, American daughter of William McKinley (d. 1875)
  • 1916
    Ahmed Ben Bella, Algerian soldier and politician, 1st President of Algeria (d. 2012)  
  • 1957
    Shane MacGowan, English-Irish singer-songwriter (The Pogues, The Nips, and Shane MacGowan and The Popes)  
  • 1975
    Choi Sung-yong, South Korean footballer and manager  

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December 26

  • 1771
    Julie Clary, French wife of Joseph Bonaparte (d. 1845)
  • 1912
    Henk de Looper, Dutch field hockey player (d. 2006)  
  • 1935
    Norm Ullman, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1945
    John Walsh, American television host, producer, and activist; created ''America's Most Wanted''  
  • 1966
    Tim Legler, American basketball player and sportscaster  

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December 27

  • 1572
    Johannes Vodnianus Campanus, Czech poet, playwright, and composer (d. 1622)
  • 1917
    Buddy Boudreaux, American saxophonist and clarinet player (d. 2015)  
  • 1952
    Tovah Feldshuh, American actress, singer, and playwright  
  • 1981
    Moise Joseph, American-Haitian runner  
  • 1992
    Maicel Uibo, Estonian decathlete  

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December 28

  • 1775
    Jean-Gabriel Eynard, Swiss banker and photographer (d. 1863)
  • 1911
    Wil van Beveren, Dutch sprinter and journalist (d. 2003)  
  • 1929
    Brian Redhead, English journalist and author (d. 1994)  
  • 1934
    Maggie Smith, English actress  
  • 1959
    Daniel Léo Simpson, American composer  

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December 29

  • 1874
    François Brandt, Dutch rower and bishop (d. 1949)
  • 1943
    Bill Aucoin, American talent manager (d. 2010)  
  • 1974
    Ryan Shore, Canadian composer and producer  
  • 1978
    Steve Kemp, English drummer (Hard-Fi)  
  • 1990
    Allen Kim, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (U-KISS and Xing)  

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December 30

  • 1879
    Ramana Maharshi, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 1950)
  • 1935
    Jack Riley, American actor and singer  
  • 1943
    Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)  
  • 1953
    Dana Key, American singer, guitarist, and producer (DeGarmo and Key) (d. 2010)  
  • 1980
    D. J. Mbenga, Congolese-Belgian basketball player  

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December 31

  • 1738
    Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, English general and politician, 3rd Governor-General of India (d. 1805)
  • 1918
    Virginia Davis, American actress (d. 2009)  
  • 1946
    Tim Stevens, English bishop  
  • 1949
    Seub Nakhasathien, Thai environmentalist (d. 1990)  
  • 1974
    Mario Aerts, Belgian cyclist  

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