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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

  • 1944
    John Densmore, American drummer and songwriter (The Doors and the Butts Band)  
  • 1948
    George Foster, American baseball player and radio host  
  • 1949
    Jake Hartford, American radio host (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Nestor Carbonell, American actor  
  • 1971
    Trinity, American wrestler and stuntwoman  

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December 2

  • 1898
    Indra Lal Roy, Indian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1912
    George Emmett, English cricketer and coach (d. 1976)  
  • 1944
    Cathy Lee Crosby, American actress  
  • 1968
    Rena Sofer, American actress  
  • 1973
    Monica Seles, Serbian-American tennis player  

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December 3

  • 1924
    John Winter, Australian high jumper (d. 2007)  
  • 1971
    Frank Sinclair, English-Jamaican footballer and manager  
  • 1978
    Dan Snow, English-Canadian radio and television host  
  • 1979
    Tiffany Haddish, American actress and dancer  
  • 1986
    James Laurinaitis, American football player  

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December 4

  • 1660
    André Campra, French composer and conductor (d. 1744)
  • 1881
    Erwin von Witzleben, Polish-German field marshal (d. 1944)
  • 1940
    Gerd Achterberg, German footballer and manager  
  • 1968
    Mike Barrowman, Paraguayan-American swimmer  
  • 1988
    Andriy Pylyavskyi, Ukrainian footballer  

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December 5

  • 1697
    Giuseppe de Majo, Italian organist and composer (d. 1771)
  • 1830
    Christina Rossetti, English poet and author (d. 1894)
  • 1859
    John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, English admiral and politician, 2nd Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1935)
  • 1909
    Musashiyama Takeshi, Japanese sumo wrestler (d. 1969)  
  • 1946
    Andy Kim, Canadian singer-songwriter  

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December 6

  • 1478
    Baldassare Castiglione, Italian courtier, diplomat, and author (d. 1529)
  • 1823
    Max Müller, German-English philologist and orientalist (d. 1900)
  • 1943
    Mike Smith, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (The Dave Clark Five) (d. 2008)  
  • 1946
    Frankie Beverly, American singer-songwriter and producer (Maze)  
  • 1957
    Adrian Borland, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Sound and The Outsiders) (d. 1999)  

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December 7

  • 1915
    Leigh Brackett, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)  
  • 1957
    Tom Winsor, English lawyer and civil servant  
  • 1966
    Kazue Itoh, Japanese actress  
  • 1972
    Tammy Lynn Sytch, American wrestler and manager  
  • 1976
    Benoît Tréluyer, French race car driver  

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December 8

  • 1865
    Rüdiger von der Goltz, German general (d. 1946)
  • 1941
    Duke Cunningham, American commander and politician  
  • 1947
    Gérard Blanc, French singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 2009)  
  • 1972
    Marco Abreu, Angolan footballer  
  • 1978
    John Oster, English-Welsh footballer  

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December 9

  • 1898
    Emmett Kelly, American clown (d. 1979)
  • 1917
    James Rainwater, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)  
  • 1919
    William Lipscomb, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)  
  • 1983
    Jermaine Beckford, English-Jamaican footballer  
  • 1996
    Mykayla Skinner, American gymnast  

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December 10

  • 1870
    Adolf Loos, Austrian architect, designed Villa Müller (d. 1933)
  • 1922
    Lucía Hiriart, Chilean wife of Augusto Pinochet, 30th First Lady of Chile  
  • 1925
    Jean Byron, American actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1939
    Dick Bavetta, American basketball player and referee  
  • 1983
    Xavier Samuel, Australian actor  

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December 11

  • 1885
    Carlo Wieth, Danish actor (d. 1943)
  • 1897
    Ronald Skirth, English soldier (d. 1977)
  • 1916
    Pérez Prado, Cuban-Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and bandleader (d. 1989)  
  • 1947
    Teri Garr, American actress and dancer  
  • 1976
    Shareef Abdur-Rahim, American basketball player, coach, and manager  

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December 12

  • 1574
    Anne of Denmark (d. 1619)
  • 1876
    Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and runner (d. 1928)
  • 1903
    Yasujirō Ozu, Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1963)  
  • 1972
    Georgios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter  
  • 1981
    Stephen Warnock, English footballer  

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December 13

  • 1923
    Frankie Fraser, English gangster (d. 2014)  
  • 1933
    Doug Mohns, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2014)  
  • 1953
    Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player and coach  
  • 1966
    Mike Tirico, American sportscaster  
  • 1989
    Dasha Kapustina, Russian model  

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December 14

  • 1787
    Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este (d. 1816)
  • 1896
    Jimmy Doolittle, American pilot and general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • 1979
    Andrei Makrov, Estonian ice hockey player  
  • 1985
    Paul Rabil, American lacrosse player  
  • 1988
    Nate Ebner, American football player  

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December 15

  • 1894
    Josef Imbach, Swiss sprinter (d. 1964)
  • 1921
    Alan Freed, American radio host (d. 1965)  
  • 1925
    Kasey Rogers, American actress, memoirist and writer (d. 2006)  
  • 1955
    Hector Sants, English banker  
  • 1983
    René Duprée, Canadian wrestler  

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December 16

  • 1882
    Jack Hobbs, English cricketer and journalist (d. 1963)
  • 1899
    Noël Coward, English actor, playwright, and composer (d. 1973)
  • 1964
    Georgie Parker, Australian actress  
  • 1973
    Sarah Kozer, American model and actress  
  • 1989
    Mirei Kiritani, Japanese actress, model, and news anchor  

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December 17

  • 1937
    Art Neville, American singer and keyboard player (The Neville Brothers and The Meters)  
  • 1937
    Brian Hayes, Australian-English radio host  
  • 1962
    Galina Malchugina, Russian sprinter  
  • 1974
    Sarah Paulson, American actress  
  • 1975
    Bree Sharp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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December 18

  • 1620
    Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (d. 1668)
  • 1969
    Justin Edinburgh, English footballer and manager  
  • 1970
    Giannis Ploutarhos, Greek singer-songwriter  
  • 1987
    Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor  
  • 1989
    Ashley Benson, American actress  

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December 19

  • 1778
    Marie Thérèse of France (d. 1851)
  • 1853
    Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian lawyer and politician, 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec (d. 1942)
  • 1863
    Wallace Bryant, American archer (d. 1953)
  • 1968
    Ken Marino, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Brandon Sanderson, American author and academic  

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December 20

  • 1865
    Elsie de Wolfe, American actress and interior decorator (d. 1950)
  • 1902
    Sidney Hook, American philosopher and author (d. 1989)  
  • 1927
    Charlie Callas, American actor and drummer (d. 2011)  
  • 1981
    James Shields, American baseball player  
  • 1982
    David Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Axium and Midwest Kings)  

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December 21

  • 1803
    Achille Vianelli, Italian painter (d. 1894)
  • 1878
    Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish-Irish mathematician and philosopher (d. 1956)
  • 1896
    Leroy Robertson, American composer and educator (d. 1971)
  • 1935
    John G. Avildsen, American director, producer, and cinematographer  
  • 1969
    Mihails Zemļinskis, Latvian footballer, coach, and manager  

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December 22

  • 1546
    Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese daimyo (d. 1604)
  • 1853
    Evgraf Fedorov, Russian mathematician, crystallographer, and mineralogist (d. 1919)
  • 1913
    Giorgio Oberweger, Italian discus thrower and hurdler (d. 1998)  
  • 1948
    Don Kardong, American runner, journalist, and author  
  • 1983
    Viola Kibiwot, Kenyan runner  

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December 23

  • 1732
    Richard Arkwright, English businessman and inventor, invented the Water frame and Spinning frame (d. 1792)
  • 1937
    Barney Rosenzweig, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1956
    Dave Murray, English guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden and Urchin)  
  • 1967
    Tim Fountain, English author and playwright  
  • 1971
    Jo Johnson, English banker, journalist, and politician  

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December 24

  • 1927
    Mary Higgins Clark, American author  
  • 1930
    Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1988)  
  • 1960
    Glenn McQueen, Canadian-American animator (d. 2002)  
  • 1965
    Millard Powers, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Counting Crows, The Semantics, and Majosha)  
  • 1979
    Chris Hero, American wrestler  

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December 25

  • 1583
    Orlando Gibbons, English organist and composer (d. 1625)
  • 1908
    Ernest L. Massad, American general (d. 1993)  
  • 1909
    Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American engineer (d. 1996)  
  • 1981
    Willy Taveras, Dominican baseball player  
  • 1985
    Alexander Rusev, Bulgarian-American wrestler  

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December 26

  • 1737
    Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (d. 1815)
  • 1771
    Julie Clary, French wife of Joseph Bonaparte (d. 1845)
  • 1960
    Keith Martin Ball, American mathematician and academic  
  • 1966
    Jay Farrar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Gob Iron)  
  • 1968
    Tricia Leigh Fisher, American actress and singer  

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December 27

  • 1946
    Janet Street-Porter, English journalist and producer  
  • 1947
    Janet Perry, American soprano  
  • 1948
    Gérard Depardieu, French actor, singer, and producer  
  • 1952
    David Knopfler, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Dire Straits)  
  • 1970
    Chyna, American wrestler and actress  

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December 28

  • 1907
    Ze'ev Ben-Haim, Ukrainian-Israeli linguist and academic (d. 2013)  
  • 1972
    Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer  
  • 1984
    Leroy Lita, English footballer  
  • 1985
    Kamani Hill, American soccer player  
  • 1990
    Bastiaan Lijesen, Dutch swimmer  

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December 29

  • 1919
    Roman Vlad, Italian pianist and composer (d. 2013)  
  • 1935
    Virgil Johnson, American singer (The Velvets) (d. 2013)  
  • 1959
    Keith Crossan, Irish rugby player  
  • 1978
    Kieron Dyer, English footballer and coach  
  • 1985
    Alexa Ray Joel, American singer-songwriter and pianist  

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December 30

  • 1792
    Sylvester Jordan, German lawyer and politician (d. 1861)
  • 1873
    Al Smith, American politician, 42nd Governor of New York (d. 1944)
  • 1934
    Joseph P. Hoar, American general  
  • 1938
    Mike Auldridge, American guitarist (The Seldom Scene and Chesapeake) (d. 2012)  
  • 1969
    Shane McConkey, American skier and base-jumper  

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December 31

  • 1928
    Siné, French singer and cartoonist  
  • 1946
    Tim Stevens, English bishop  
  • 1947
    Burton Cummings, Canadian keyboard player and songwriter (The Guess Who)  
  • 1951
    Tom Hamilton, American bass player and songwriter (Aerosmith)  
  • 1982
    Craig Gordon, Scottish footballer  

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