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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.

Zodiac signs for December are Sagittarius and Capricorn . The modern birthstone for December is Turquoise while the mystical gemstone (based on Tibetan origin) is Onyx.

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December 1

  • 1709
    Franz Xaver Richter, Czech singer-songwriter, violinist, and conductor (d. 1789)
  • 1944
    John Densmore, American drummer and songwriter (The Doors and the Butts Band)  
  • 1947
    Alain Bashung, French singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2009)  
  • 1976
    Dean O'Gorman, New Zealand actor and photographer  
  • 1988
    Dan Mavraides, Greek-American basketball player  

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December 2

  • 1939
    Francis Fox, Canadian lawyer and politician, 48th Secretary of State for Canada  
  • 1947
    Andy Rouse, English race car driver  
  • 1958
    Andrew George, English politician  
  • 1961
    Richard Quinn, Scottish jockey  
  • 1979
    Melissa Archer, American actress  

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December 3

  • 1722
    Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1794)
  • 1879
    Charles Hutchison, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
  • 1914
    Kaisa Parviainen, Finnish javelin thrower (d. 2002)  
  • 1964
    Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)  
  • 1969
    Bill Steer, English guitarist and songwriter (Carcass, Firebird, Angel Witch, and Gentlemans Pistols)  

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December 4

  • 1939
    Freddy Cannon, American singer and guitarist  
  • 1940
    Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)  
  • 1954
    Tony Todd, American actor and producer  
  • 1968
    Mike Barrowman, Paraguayan-American swimmer  
  • 1980
    Rick Victor, Canadian wrestler  

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December 5

  • 1934
    Joan Didion, American author and screenwriter  
  • 1953
    Gwen Lister, South African-Namibian journalist, publisher, and activist  
  • 1969
    Morgan J. Freeman, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1972
    Mike Mahoney, American baseball player  
  • 1987
    Tommy Fraser, English footballer  

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December 6

  • 1898
    Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1959
    Satoru Iwata, Japanese businessman (d. 2015)  
  • 1977
    Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer  
  • 1980
    Ehren Wassermann, American baseball player  
  • 1982
    Sean Ervine, Zimbabwean cricketer  

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December 7

  • 903
    Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Persian astronomer and author (d. 986)
  • 1948
    Gary Morris, American singer and actor  
  • 1966
    C. Thomas Howell, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1985
    Dean Ambrose, American wrestler  
  • 1990
    Aleksandr Menkov, Russian long jumper  

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December 8

  • 1941
    Bobby Elliott, English drummer (The Hollies)  
  • 1951
    Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1958
    Mirosław Okoński, Polish footballer  
  • 1967
    Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1981
    Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player  

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December 9

  • 1926
    Lorenzo Wright, American sprinter and coach (d. 1972)  
  • 1929
    John Cassavetes, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)  
  • 1930
    Buck Henry, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1945
    Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor  
  • 1971
    Nick Hysong, American pole vaulter and coach  

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December 10

  • 1907
    Rumer Godden, English author and poet (d. 1998)  
  • 1909
    Hermes Pan, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1990)  
  • 1930
    Wayne D. Anderson, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1984
    Mark Applegarth, English rugby player  
  • 1991
    Dion Waiters, American basketball player  

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December 11

  • 1838
    John Labatt, Canadian brewer and businessman (d. 1915)
  • 1932
    Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete (d. 2010)  
  • 1944
    Jon Garrison, American tenor and educator  
  • 1958
    Chris Hughton, English-Irish footballer and manager  
  • 1979
    Valdis Mintals, Estonian figure skater  

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December 12

  • 1882
    Ioannis Demestichas, Greek admiral (d. 1960)
  • 1904
    Nicolas de Gunzburg, French-American banker, journalist, and actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1934
    Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican lawyer and politician, 52nd President of Mexico (d. 2012)  
  • 1949
    Gopinath Munde, Indian politician, 3rd Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)  
  • 1957
    Robert Lepage, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter  

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December 13

  • 1911
    Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)  
  • 1918
    Rosalia Lombardo, Italian pneumonia victim (d. 1920)  
  • 1955
    Joseph Mahmoud, Moroccan-French runner  
  • 1976
    Josh Fogg, American baseball player  
  • 1976
    Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer  

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December 14

  • 1922
    Don Hewitt, American journalist and producer, created ''60 Minutes'' (d. 2009)  
  • 1932
    Abbe Lane, American actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1932
    Charlie Rich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1995)  
  • 1967
    Hanne Haugland, Norwegian high jumper and coach  
  • 1978
    Radu Sîrbu, Moldovan-Romanian singer and producer (O-Zone)  

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December 15

  • 1910
    John Hammond, American record producer and critic (d. 1987)  
  • 1931
    Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author and poet (d. 2015)  
  • 1957
    Chō, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1979
    Adam Brody, American actor  
  • 1984
    Véronique Mang, French sprinter  

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December 16

  • 1742
    Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, German field marshal (d. 1819)
  • 1872
    Anton Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)
  • 1918
    Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter (d. 2006)  
  • 1928
    Terry Carter, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1982
    Hanna Syedokova, Ukrainian-American singer and actress (Nu Virgos)  

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December 17

  • 1927
    Richard Long, American actor and director (d. 1974)  
  • 1931
    James McGaugh, American neurobiologist and psychologist  
  • 1944
    Jack L. Chalker, American author and educator (d. 2005)  
  • 1976
    Takeo Spikes, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1981
    Rena Takeshita, Japanese model and actress  

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December 18

  • 1851
    Graciano López Jaena, Filipino journalist (d. 1896)
  • 1945
    Jean Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1957
    Jonathan Cainer, English astrologer and author  
  • 1963
    Greg D'Angelo, American drummer (White Lion, Britny Fox, Pride and Glory)  
  • 1966
    Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian footballer and sportscaster  

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December 19

  • 1901
    Rudolf Hell, German engineer, invented the Hellschreiber (d. 2002)  
  • 1907
    Jimmy McLarnin, Irish-American boxer, actor, and golfer (d. 2004)  
  • 1927
    James Booth, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)  
  • 1973
    Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor and singer  
  • 1974
    Mikko Paananen, Finnish bass player (HIM)  

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December 20

  • 1951
    Marta Russell, American author and activist (d. 2013)  
  • 1957
    Mike Watt, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Banyan, Minutemen, Dos, The Stooges, and Firehose)  
  • 1970
    Jörg Schmidt, German footballer  
  • 1982
    Mohammad Asif, Pakistani cricketer  
  • 1990
    JoJo, American singer-songwriter and actress  

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December 21

  • 1401
    Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)
  • 1872
    Albert Payson Terhune, American journalist and author (d. 1942)
  • 1903
    Maria Balcerkiewiczówna, Polish-English actress (d. 1975)  
  • 1911
    Josh Gibson, American baseball player (d. 1947)  
  • 1954
    Chris Evert, American tennis player and coach  

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December 22

  • 1666
    Guru Gobind Singh, Indian guru and poet (d. 1708)
  • 1874
    Franz Schmidt, Austrian cellist, pianist, and composer (d. 1939)
  • 1876
    Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (d. 1944)
  • 1960
    Mark Brydon, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Moloko, Chakk, and Krush)  
  • 1975
    Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer and manager  

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December 23

  • 1937
    Barney Rosenzweig, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1952
    William Kristol, American journalist and publisher, founded ''The Weekly Standard''  
  • 1969
    Mary Boquitas, Mexican singer and actress  
  • 1971
    Wim Vansevenant, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1984
    Dudu Aharon, Israeli singer-songwriter  

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December 24

  • 1389
    John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)
  • 1726
    Johann Hartmann, Danish composer (d. 1793)
  • 1954
    Helen Jones, English lawyer and politician  
  • 1964
    Mark Valley, American actor  
  • 1969
    Jonathan Zittrain, American professor  

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December 25

  • 1856
    Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
  • 1876
    Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
  • 1924
    Rod Serling, American screenwriter and producer, created ''The Twilight Zone'' (d. 1975)  
  • 1979
    Laurent Bonnart, French footballer  
  • 1984
    Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (The Veronicas)  

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December 26

  • 1581
    Philip III, Landgrave of Hesse-Butzbach (d. 1643)
  • 1913
    Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)  
  • 1929
    Régine Zylberberg, Belgian-French singer and night-club impresaria  
  • 1936
    Trevor Taylor, English race car driver (d. 2010)  
  • 1977
    Fatih Akyel, Turkish footballer  

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December 27

  • 1888
    Thea von Harbou, German actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 1954)
  • 1904
    René Bonnet, French race car driver and engineer (d. 1983)  
  • 1911
    Anna Russell, English-Canadian singer and actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1923
    Bruno Bobak, Polish-Canadian painter and educator (d. 2012)  
  • 1970
    Lorenzo Neal, American football player and radio host  

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December 28

  • 1915
    Pops Staples, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Staple Singers) (d. 2000)  
  • 1948
    Mary Weiss, American singer (The Shangri-Las)  
  • 1960
    Ray Bourque, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1978
    Jang Min-hyeok, South Korean voice actor  
  • 1993
    Yua Shinkawa, Japanese actress and model  

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December 29

  • 1843
    Elisabeth of Wied (d. 1916)
  • 1933
    Samuel Brittan, English journalist and author  
  • 1942
    Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Band) (d. 1999)  
  • 1959
    Martin Moran, American actor and author  
  • 1983
    Gonzalo Olave, Chilean actor (d. 2009)  

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December 30

  • 1943
    Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)  
  • 1947
    Michael Burns, American actor and historian  
  • 1950
    Lewis Shiner, American journalist and author  
  • 1964
    Sylvie Moreau, Canadian actress and screenwriter  
  • 1979
    Tommy Clufetos, American drummer  

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December 31

  • 1552
    Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)
  • 1884
    Bobby Byrne, American baseball and soccer player (d. 1964)
  • 1944
    Taylor Hackford, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1968
    Luciano Szafir, Brazilian model and actor  
  • 1986
    Nate Freiman, American baseball player  

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