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Famous December Birthdays

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

  • 1884
    Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • 1911
    Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (d. 1984)  
  • 1922
    Paul Picerni, American actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1964
    Jo Walton, Welsh-Canadian author and poet  
  • 1980
    Roger Peterson, Aruban-Dutch singer-songwriter (Intwine)  

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December 2

  • 1945
    Penelope Spheeris, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1957
    Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian political scientist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Health  
  • 1962
    John Dyegh, Nigerian politician  
  • 1966
    Philippe Etchebest, French chef  
  • 1978
    Jason Collins, American basketball player  

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December 3

  • 1914
    Irving Fine, American composer and academic (d. 1962)  
  • 1965
    Katarina Witt, German figure skater  
  • 1970
    Paul Byrd, American baseball player  
  • 1980
    Anna Chlumsky, American actress  
  • 1985
    Amanda Seyfried, American actress and singer  

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December 4

  • 1916
    Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American journalist and author (d. 1994)  
  • 1951
    Gary Rossington, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Collins Band, and The Rossington Band)  
  • 1964
    Jonathan Goldstein, American actor and director  
  • 1966
    Chris Shepherd, English animator, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Frank Boeijen, Dutch keyboard player (The Gathering)  

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December 5

  • 1901
    Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and author (d. 1980)  
  • 1910
    Abraham Polonsky, American director and screenwriter (d. 1999)  
  • 1929
    Stanisław Bareja, Polish director (d. 1987)  
  • 1932
    Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, Czech-English politician  
  • 1934
    Joan Didion, American author and screenwriter  

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December 6

  • 1863
    Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and engineer (d. 1914)
  • 1916
    Yekaterina Budanova, Russian captain and pilot (d. 1943)  
  • 1943
    Tony Goldman, American real estate developer and arts visionary  
  • 1959
    Stephen Hepburn, English politician  
  • 1970
    Michaela Schaffrath, German nurse and actress  

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December 7

  • 1545
    Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1567)
  • 1888
    Hamilton Fish III, American captain and politician (d. 1991)
  • 1919
    Lis Løwert, Danish actress (d. 2009)  
  • 1976
    Sunny Sweeney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1991
    Dori Sakurada, Japanese actor, singer, and dancer  

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December 8

  • 1875
    Frederik Buch, Danish actor and screenwriter (d. 1925)
  • 1927
    Ferdie Pacheco, American physician and author  
  • 1937
    James MacArthur, American actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1944
    Ted Irvine, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1946
    John Rubinstein, American actor, director, and composer  

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December 9

  • 1891
    Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet and critic (d. 1917)
  • 1916
    Jerome Beatty, Jr., American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 2002)  
  • 1930
    Buck Henry, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1941
    Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Charlatans and The Acoustic Warriors)  
  • 1966
    Gideon Sa'ar, Israeli lawyer and politician, 24th Minister of Internal Affairs  

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December 10

  • 1713
    Johann Nicolaus Mempel, German cantor and organist (d. 1747)
  • 1886
    Victor McLaglen, English-American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
  • 1903
    Una Merkel, American actress and singer (d. 1986)  
  • 1906
    Jules Ladoumègue, French runner (d. 1973)  
  • 1920
    Reginald Rose, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2002)  

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December 11

  • 1899
    Julio de Caro, Argentinian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1980)
  • 1905
    Gilbert Roland, Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)  
  • 1932
    Anne Heywood, English actress and singer  
  • 1950
    Christina Onassis, American-Argentinian businesswoman (d. 1988)  
  • 1964
    Michel Courtemanche, Canadian comedian and actor  

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December 12

  • 1766
    Nikolay Karamzin, Russian poet and historian (d. 1826)
  • 1924
    Ray Cordeiro, Hong Kong radio and television host  
  • 1962
    Arturo Barrios, Mexican-American runner  
  • 1978
    Monica Bîrlădeanu, Romanian model and actress  
  • 1981
    Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer  

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December 13

  • 1936
    J. C. Martin, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1949
    Luc Sala, Dutch businessman and author  
  • 1952
    John Francome, English jockey and sportscaster  
  • 1976
    Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer  
  • 1982
    Anthony Callea, Australian singer-songwriter and actor  

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December 14

  • 1883
    Manolis Kalomiris, Greek pianist and composer (d. 1962)
  • 1895
    Paul Éluard, French poet and author (d. 1952)
  • 1911
    Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish athlete and resistance member (d. 1943)  
  • 1975
    KaDee Strickland, American actress  
  • 1981
    Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress  

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December 15

  • 1878
    Hans Carossa, German author and poet (d. 1956)
  • 1917
    Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Indian-Pakistani linguist and lexicographer (d. 2005)  
  • 1970
    Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey  
  • 1982
    Tatiana Perebiynis, Ukrainian tennis player  
  • 1983
    Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player  

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December 16

  • 1863
    George Santayana, Spanish philosopher and author (d. 1952)
  • 1967
    Miranda Otto, Australian actress and singer  
  • 1968
    Greg Kovacs, Canadian bodybuilder (d. 2013)  
  • 1973
    Jason Molina, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1987
    Hallee Hirsh, American actress  

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December 17

  • 1972
    Laurie Holden, American-Canadian actress and producer  
  • 1980
    Stella, Singaporean singer and actress  
  • 1983
    Haron Keitany, Kenyan runner  
  • 1984
    Julian Bennett, English footballer  
  • 1991
    James Hurst, American football player  

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December 18

  • 1883
    Raimu, French actor (d. 1946)
  • 1910
    Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby player, cricketer, and umpire (d. 2010)  
  • 1948
    Edmund Kemper, American serial killer  
  • 1954
    Ray Liotta, American actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1970
    Lucious Harris, American basketball player  

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December 19

  • 1944
    William Christie, American-French harpsichord player and conductor (Les Arts Florissants)  
  • 1952
    Walter Murphy, American pianist and composer  
  • 1981
    Eriko Sato, Japanese actress  
  • 1982
    Mo Williams, American basketball player  
  • 1987
    Slater Young, Filipino-Chinese actor and host  

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December 20

  • 1869
    Charley Grapewin, American actor and singer (d. 1956)
  • 1950
    Geoffrey Grimmett, English mathematician and academic  
  • 1952
    Jenny Agutter, English actress  
  • 1963
    Iqbal Theba, Pakistani-American actor  
  • 1978
    Geremi Njitap, Cameroon footballer  

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December 21

  • 1944
    Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese diplomat (d. 2007)  
  • 1946
    Kevin Peek, Australian guitarist and songwriter (Sky) (d. 2013)  
  • 1971
    Fenton Keogh, Australian chef  
  • 1973
    Irakli Alasania, Georgian colonel and politician, Georgian Minister of Defense  
  • 1981
    Mohammed Jabarah, Kuwaiti terrorist  

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December 22

  • 1550
    Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher and author (d. 1631)
  • 1853
    Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1917)
  • 1959
    Bernd Schuster, German footballer and manager  
  • 1975
    Stanislav Neckář, Czech ice hockey player  
  • 1992
    Aby Maraño, Filipino volleyball player  

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December 23

  • 1885
    Pierre Brissaud, French illustrator, painter, and engraver (d. 1964)
  • 1902
    Norman Maclean, American author and academic (d. 1990)  
  • 1933
    Akihito, Japanese emperor  
  • 1982
    Brad Nelson, American baseball player  
  • 1990
    Anna Maria Perez de Taglé, American actress and singer  

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December 24

  • 1895
    E. Roland Harriman, American financier and philanthropist (d. 1978)
  • 1896
    Jens Oliver Lisberg, Faroese designer of the Flag of the Faroe Islands (d. 1920)
  • 1945
    Nicholas Meyer, American author, screenwriter, and director  
  • 1961
    Jay Wright, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1969
    Taro Goto, Japanese soccer player  

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December 25

  • 1942
    Barbara Follett, Jamaican-English politician  
  • 1950
    Karl Rove, American journalist and diplomat, White House Deputy Chief of Staff  
  • 1964
    Ian Bostridge, English tenor  
  • 1975
    Choi Sung-yong, South Korean footballer and manager  
  • 1982
    Rob Edwards, Welsh footballer  

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December 26

  • 1926
    Earle Brown, American composer (d. 2002)  
  • 1937
    Jay Heimowitz, American poker player  
  • 1949
    José Ramos-Horta, East Timorese lawyer and politician, 2nd President of East Timor, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1951
    C.J. Henderson, American author and critic (d. 2014)  
  • 1975
    Marcelo Ríos, Chilean tennis player  

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December 27

  • 1980
    Meelis Kompus, Estonian journalist  
  • 1981
    David Aardsma, American baseball player  
  • 1983
    Anthony Boric, New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1984
    Pleasure P, American singer-songwriter and producer (Pretty Ricky)  
  • 1991
    Danny Wilson, Scottish footballer  

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December 28

  • 1856
    Woodrow Wilson, American historian and politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
  • 1962
    Abdi Bile, Somalian runner  
  • 1973
    Herborg Kråkevik, Norwegian singer and actress  
  • 1973
    Holger Blume, German sprinter  
  • 1985
    Meredith Kercher, English murder victim (d. 2007)  

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December 29

  • 1928
    Bernard Cribbins, English actor, singer, and director  
  • 1942
    Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Band) (d. 1999)  
  • 1947
    David Tanner, English rower and coach  
  • 1947
    Ted Danson, American actor and producer  
  • 1972
    Jason Kreis, American soccer player and manager  

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December 30

  • 1678
    William Croft, English organist and composer (d. 1727)
  • 1931
    John T. Houghton, Welsh physicist and author  
  • 1959
    Antonio Pappano, English pianist and conductor  
  • 1961
    Ben Johnson, Jamaican-Canadian sprinter  
  • 1984
    LeBron James, American basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers  

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December 31

  • 1552
    Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)
  • 1949
    Susan Shwartz, American author  
  • 1979
    Paul O'Neill, English race car driver  
  • 1981
    Margaret Simpson, Ghanaian heptathlete  
  • 1992
    Karl Kruuda, Estonian race car driver  

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