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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

  • 1917
    Thomas Hayward, American tenor and actor (d. 1995)  
  • 1942
    John Crowley, American author and academic  
  • 1950
    Gary Panter, American illustrator and painter  
  • 1951
    Jaco Pastorius, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Weather Report, Trio of Doom, and Blood, Sweat & Tears) (d. 1987)  
  • 1985
    John Coughlin, American figure skater  

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December 2

  • 1578
    Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1641)
  • 1942
    Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Icelandic political scientist and academic  
  • 1952
    Carol Shea-Porter, American politician  
  • 1961
    Richard Quinn, Scottish jockey  
  • 1963
    Brendan Coyle, English actor  

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December 3

  • 1884
    Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (d. 1963)
  • 1930
    Yves Trudeau, Canadian sculptor  
  • 1945
    Paul Nicholas, English actor and singer  
  • 1948
    Maxwell Hutchinson, English architect and television host  
  • 1976
    Gary Glover, American baseball player  

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December 4

  • 1909
    Jimmy Jewel, English actor and singer (d. 1995)  
  • 1920
    Nadir Afonso, Portuguese painter and architect (d. 2013)  
  • 1923
    Eagle Keys, American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2012)  
  • 1953
    Gwen Humble, American actress  
  • 1969
    Jay-Z, American rapper, producer, and actor, co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records  

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December 5

  • 1932
    Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, Czech-English politician  
  • 1932
    Little Richard, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor  
  • 1957
    Art Monk, American football player  
  • 1979
    Gareth McAuley, Irish footballer  
  • 1979
    Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer  

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December 6

  • 846
    Hasan al-Askari, Saudi Arabian 11th of the Twelve Imams (d. 874)
  • 1608
    George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1670)
  • 1890
    Rudolf Schlichter, German painter (d. 1955)
  • 1942
    Peter Handke, Austrian author and playwright  
  • 1946
    Frankie Beverly, American singer-songwriter and producer (Maze)  

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December 7

  • 1905
    Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (d. 1973)  
  • 1916
    Jean Carignan, Canadian fiddler and composer (d. 1988)  
  • 1919
    Lis Løwert, Danish actress (d. 2009)  
  • 1943
    John Bennett Ramsey, American businessman and pilot  
  • 1965
    Jeffrey Wright, American actor  

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December 8

  • 1886
    Diego Rivera, Mexican painter and educator (d. 1957)
  • 1943
    Larry Martin, American paleontologist and ornithologist (d. 2013)  
  • 1947
    Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Finnish author and poet  
  • 1953
    Norman Finkelstein, American author, academic, and activist  
  • 1968
    Mike Mussina, American baseball player and coach  

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December 9

  • 1594
    Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (d. 1632)
  • 1918
    Joyce Redman, Irish-English actress (d. 2012)  
  • 1922
    Redd Foxx, American actor and singer (d. 1991)  
  • 1973
    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Pakistani singer  
  • 1977
    Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Frou Frou and Urban Species)  

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December 10

  • 1907
    Rumer Godden, English author and poet (d. 1998)  
  • 1933
    Larry Morris, American football player (d. 2012)  
  • 1944
    Steve Renko, American baseball player  
  • 1945
    George Amon Webster, American singer and pianist (Cathedral Quartet) (d. 2013)  
  • 1985
    Trésor Mputu, Congolese footballer  

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December 11

  • 1919
    Marie Windsor, American actress and singer (d. 2000)  
  • 1932
    Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete (d. 2010)  
  • 1966
    Erik Honoré, Norwegian writer, musician, record producer  
  • 1974
    Maarten Lafeber, Dutch golfer  
  • 1975
    Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist  

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December 12

  • 1866
    Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
  • 1919
    Dan DeCarlo, American soldier and illustrator (d. 2001)  
  • 1977
    Colin White, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1979
    Carlos Agassi, Filipino actor, host, singer, and rapper  
  • 1987
    Marte Eberson, Norwegian keyboardist (Morning Has Occurred and Highasakite)  

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December 13

  • 1804
    Joseph Howe, Canadian journalist and politician, 5th Premier of Nova Scotia (d. 1873)
  • 1967
    Jamie Foxx, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1972
    Chris Grant, Australian footballer  
  • 1975
    Kostas Kiassos, Greek footballer  
  • 1976
    Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer  

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December 14

  • 1896
    Jimmy Doolittle, American pilot and general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1901
    Paul of Greece (d. 1964)  
  • 1930
    David R. Harris, English geographer, anthropologist, and archaeologist (d. 2013)  
  • 1961
    Patrik Sundström, Swedish ice hockey player  
  • 1988
    Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer  

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December 15

  • 1921
    Bob Todd, English actor (d. 1992)  
  • 1953
    Robert Charles Wilson, American-Canadian author  
  • 1966
    Manos Papayiannis, Greek model and actor  
  • 1968
    Garrett Wang, American actor  
  • 1982
    George O. Gore II, American actor  

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December 16

  • 1882
    Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer, conductor, and musicologist (d. 1967)
  • 1937
    Edward Ruscha, American artist  
  • 1946
    Trevor Pinnock, English harpsichord player and conductor  
  • 1970
    Daniel Cosgrove, American actor  
  • 1985
    Amanda Setton, American actress  

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December 17

  • 1556
    Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Pakistani-Indian poet (d. 1627)
  • 1847
    Émile Faguet, French author and critic (d. 1916)
  • 1926
    John Hans Krebs, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1967
    Gigi D'Agostino, Italian DJ and producer  
  • 1967
    Karsten Neitzel, German footballer and manager  

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December 18

  • 1886
    Ty Cobb, American baseball player and manager (d. 1961)
  • 1931
    Bill Thompson, American television host (d. 2014)  
  • 1938
    Roger E. Mosley, American actor  
  • 1939
    Michael Moorcock, English author and songwriter  
  • 1971
    Noriko Matsueda, Japanese pianist and composer  

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December 19

  • 1853
    Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d. 1942)
  • 1940
    Phil Ochs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976)  
  • 1949
    Nancy Kyes, American actress  
  • 1955
    Rob Portman, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1965
    Jessica Steen, Canadian actress  

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December 20

  • 1868
    Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (d. 1938)
  • 1950
    Geoffrey Grimmett, English mathematician and academic  
  • 1978
    Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer  
  • 1984
    Nikolaos Karabelas, Greek footballer  
  • 1990
    Filipp Breytveyt, Russian footballer  

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December 21

  • 1830
    Bartolomé Masó, Cuban soldier and politician (d. 1907)
  • 1832
    John H. Ketcham, American general and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1868
    George W. Fuller, American engineer (d. 1934)
  • 1872
    Lorenzo Perosi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1956)
  • 1982
    Mike Gansey, American basketball player  

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December 22

  • 1765
    Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1825)
  • 1885
    Abe Manley, American businessman (d. 1952)
  • 1936
    Héctor Elizondo, American actor and director  
  • 1987
    Osamu Adachi, Japanese actor (D-Boys)  
  • 1992
    Aby Maraño, Filipino volleyball player  

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December 23

  • 1758
    Nathan Wilson, American soldier and politician (d. 1834)
  • 1907
    Avraham Stern, Polish Zionist leader (d. 1942)  
  • 1962
    Kang Je-gyu, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Jo Johnson, English banker, journalist, and politician  
  • 1992
    Jeff Schlupp, German footballer  

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December 24

  • 1635
    Mariana of Austria (d. 1696)
  • 1827
    Alexander von Oettingen, German theologian and statistician (d. 1905)
  • 1872
    Adam Gunn, Scottish-American decathlete (d. 1935)
  • 1894
    Georges Guynemer, French captain and pilot (d. 1917)
  • 1914
    Herbert Reinecker, German author and screenwriter (d. 2007)  

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December 25

  • 1886
    Kid Ory, American trombonist and bandleader (d. 1973)
  • 1886
    Malak Hifni Nasif, Egyptian feminist (d. 1918)
  • 1906
    Ernst Ruska, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)  
  • 1982
    Shawn Andrews, American football player  
  • 1987
    LJ Reyes, Filipino actress and dancer  

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December 26

  • 1716
    Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French soldier and philosopher (d. 1803)
  • 1901
    Elmar Muuk, Estonian linguist and author (d. 1941)  
  • 1922
    Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)  
  • 1971
    Jonathan M. Parisen, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Fatih Akyel, Turkish footballer  

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December 27

  • 1907
    Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (d. 1999)  
  • 1907
    Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor and composer (d. 1978)  
  • 1931
    Scotty Moore, American guitarist and songwriter (The Blue Moon Boys)  
  • 1948
    Gérard Depardieu, French actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1983
    Cole Hamels, American baseball player  

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December 28

  • 1913
    Lou Jacobi, Canadian-American actor (d. 2009)  
  • 1929
    Brian Redhead, English journalist and author (d. 1994)  
  • 1932
    Manuel Puig, Argentinian author and playwright (d. 1990)  
  • 1978
    Özgü Namal, Turkish singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1979
    Senna Guemmour, German singer-songwriter (Monrose)  

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December 29

  • 765
    Ali al-Ridha, Saudi Arabian 8th of the Twelve Imams (d. 818)
  • 1816
    Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (d. 1895)
  • 1976
    Danny McBride, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    James Kelly, Australian footballer  
  • 1985
    Wang Ji-hye, South Korean actress  

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December 30

  • 1901
    Beauford Delaney, American painter (d. 1979)  
  • 1935
    Jack Riley, American actor and singer  
  • 1969
    Anthuan Maybank, American sprinter ad coach  
  • 1986
    Caity Lotz, American actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1986
    Gianni Zuiverloon, Dutch footballer  

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December 31

  • 1815
    George Meade, American general and engineer (d. 1872)
  • 1919
    Tommy Byrne, American baseball player, coach, and politician (d. 2007)  
  • 1928
    Siné, French singer and cartoonist  
  • 1929
    Mies Bouwman, Dutch television host  
  • 1976
    Matthew Hoggard, English cricketer  

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