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Famous December Birthdays

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.

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

  • 1902
    Rudolf Loo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1983)  
  • 1949
    Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, 35th President of Chile  
  • 1960
    Carol Alt, American model  
  • 1975
    Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer  
  • 1985
    John Coughlin, American figure skater  

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December 2

  • 1884
    Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1953)
  • 1946
    Pedro Borbón, Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2012)  
  • 1948
    Elizabeth Berg, American nurse and author  
  • 1954
    Dan Butler, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    Jaime Durán, Mexican footballer  

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December 3

  • 1888
    Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, Polish-Irish rabbi (d. 1959)
  • 1938
    Jean-Claude Malépart, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)  
  • 1944
    Ralph McTell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1960
    Daryl Hannah, American actress and producer  
  • 1966
    Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer and manager  

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December 4

  • 1844
    Franz Xavier Wernz, German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914)
  • 1944
    Dennis Wilson, American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer (The Beach Boys) (d. 1983)  
  • 1953
    Gwen Humble, American actress  
  • 1966
    Andy Hess, American bass player (Gov't Mule and The Black Crowes)  
  • 1982
    Nathan Douglas, English triple jumper  

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December 5

  • 1879
    Clyde Vernon Cessna, American pilot and businessman, founded the Cessna Aircraft Corporation (d. 1954)
  • 1914
    Hans Hellmut Kirst, German lieutenant and author (d. 1989)  
  • 1940
    Adrian Street, Welsh wrestler and actor  
  • 1970
    Kevin Haller, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1993
    Ross Barkley, English footballer  

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December 6

  • 1640
    Claude Fleury, French historian and author (d. 1723)
  • 1805
    Adolf Reubke, German organ builder (d. 1875)
  • 1942
    Robb Royer, American guitarist, keyboard player, and songwriter (Bread and The Pleasure Fair)  
  • 1952
    Edward Etzel, American target shooter  
  • 1967
    Judd Apatow, American director, producer, and screenwriter  

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December 7

  • 1302
    Azzone Visconti, Italian ruler, founded Milan (d. 1339)
  • 1894
    Freddie Adkins, English author and illustrator (d. 1986)
  • 1915
    Leigh Brackett, American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)  
  • 1988
    Angelina Gabueva, Russian tennis player  
  • 1988
    Asia Ray Smith, American actress  

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December 8

  • 1919
    Kateryna Yushchenko, Ukrainian computer scientist (d. 2001)  
  • 1920
    McDonald Bailey, Trinidadian-English sprinter and rugby player (d. 2013)  
  • 1947
    Bruce Kimmel, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1979
    Johan Forssell, Swedish politician  
  • 1986
    Kate Voegele, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress  

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December 9

  • 1887
    Tim Moore, American actor (d. 1958)
  • 1891
    Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet and critic (d. 1917)
  • 1946
    David Currie, Baron Currie of Marylebone, English economist and academic  
  • 1977
    Shayne Graham, American football player  
  • 1982
    Bastian Swillims, German sprinter  

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December 10

  • 1971
    Carla Sacramento, Portuguese runner  
  • 1973
    Arden Myrin, American comedian and actress  
  • 1981
    Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer  
  • 1983
    Xavier Samuel, Australian actor  
  • 1990
    Sakiko Matsui, Japanese singer (AKB48)  

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December 11

  • 1890
    Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)
  • 1905
    Gilbert Roland, Mexican-American actor and singer (d. 1994)  
  • 1913
    Jean Marais, French actor and director (d. 1998)  
  • 1931
    Rita Moreno, Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1994
    Alice Hirose, Japanese actress, television personality, and model  

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December 12

  • 1862
    André Fauquet-Lemaître, French polo player (d. 1943)
  • 1923
    Bob Dorough, American singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1957
    Sheila E., American singer-songwriter, drummer, and actress  
  • 1969
    Michael Möllenbeck, German discus thrower  
  • 1980
    Dorin Goian, Romanian footballer  

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December 13

  • 1780
    Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, German chemist, invented the Döbereiner's lamp (d. 1849)
  • 1897
    István Donogán, Hungarian discus thrower (d. 1966)
  • 1912
    Luiz Gonzaga, Brazilian singer, songwriter and musician (d. 1989)  
  • 1966
    Mike Tirico, American sportscaster  
  • 1985
    Alby Mathewson, New Zealand rugby player  

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December 14

  • 1880
    Hjalmar Mellander, Swedish pentathlete (d. 1919)
  • 1918
    James T. Aubrey, American broadcaster (d. 1994)  
  • 1946
    Joyce Vincent Wilson, American singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn and Former Ladies of the Supremes)  
  • 1973
    Falk Balzer, German hurdler  
  • 1984
    Ed Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer  

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December 15

  • 1567
    Christoph Demantius, German composer, poet, and theorist (d. 1643)
  • 1953
    J. M. DeMatteis, American author  
  • 1973
    Ryoo Seung-wan, South Korean actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Jerome McDougle, American football player  
  • 1982
    Borja García, Spanish race car driver  

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December 16

  • 1717
    Elizabeth Carter, English poet and scholar (d. 1806)
  • 1945
    Yukio Hattori, Japanese television host  
  • 1950
    Claudia Cohen, American journalist (d. 2007)  
  • 1961
    Sam Robards, American actor  
  • 1982
    Garnon Davies, Welsh actor  

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December 17

  • 1830
    Jules de Goncourt, French author and critic (d. 1870)
  • 1920
    Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist, developed the APL programming language (d. 2004)  
  • 1937
    John Kennedy Toole, American author and academic (d. 1969)  
  • 1977
    Samuel Påhlsson, Swedish ice hockey player  
  • 1984
    Julian Bennett, English footballer  

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December 18

  • 1873
    Francis Burton Harrison, American general and politician, 6th Governor-General of the Philippines (d. 1957)
  • 1920
    Robert Leckie, American soldier and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1953
    Elliot Easton, American guitarist and singer (The Cars, The New Cars, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited)  
  • 1961
    Leila Steinberg, American singer, producer, author, and poet  
  • 1970
    Victoria Pratt, Canadian actress and model  

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December 19

  • 1554
    Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
  • 1909
    W. A. Criswell, American pastor and author (d. 2002)  
  • 1915
    Claudia Testoni, Italian hurdler, sprinter, and long jumper (d. 1998)  
  • 1977
    Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player  
  • 1988
    Paulina Gretzky, American singer and actress  

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December 20

  • 1914
    Harry F. Byrd, Jr., American lieutenant, publisher, and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1915
    Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)  
  • 1942
    Jean-Claude Trichet, French banker and economist  
  • 1949
    Leigh Hamilton, New Zealand-American actress (d. 2012)  
  • 1983
    Lara Stone, Dutch model  

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December 21

  • 1903
    Maria Balcerkiewiczówna, Polish-English actress (d. 1975)  
  • 1909
    Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese journalist and author (d. 1992)  
  • 1948
    Samuel L. Jackson, American actor and producer  
  • 1979
    Kristjan Sarv, Estonian actor  
  • 1994
    Eva Paalma, Estonian tennis player  

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December 22

  • 1878
    Myer Prinstein, Polish-American jumper (d. 1925)
  • 1922
    Jim Wright, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2015)  
  • 1948
    Don Kardong, American runner, journalist, and author  
  • 1955
    Galina Murašova, Lithuanian discus thrower  
  • 1994
    Hà Ngọc Diễm, Vietnamese volleyball player  

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December 23

  • 1621
    Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English politician, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1682)
  • 1843
    Richard Conner, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1924)
  • 1922
    Micheline Ostermeyer, French discus thrower, shot putter, and pianist (d. 2001)  
  • 1937
    Barney Rosenzweig, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1986
    T. J. Oshie, American ice hockey player  

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December 24

  • 1937
    Félix Miélli Venerando, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1959
    Keith Deller, English darts player  
  • 1977
    Gil Seong-joon, South Korean rapper and actor (Leessang)  
  • 1978
    Warren Tredrea, Australian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1978
    Yıldıray Baştürk, German-Turkish footballer  

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December 25

  • 1917
    Lincoln Verduga Loor, Ecuadorian journalist and politician (d. 2009)  
  • 1952
    Tolossa Kotu, Ethiopian runner and coach  
  • 1975
    Choi Sung-yong, South Korean footballer and manager  
  • 1975
    Daniel Mustard, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1984
    Chris Richard, American basketball player  

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December 26

  • 1852
    Johannes François Snelleman, Dutch zoologist, orientalist, and ethnographer (d. 1938)
  • 1905
    William Loeb III, American publisher (d. 1981)  
  • 1927
    Denis Quilley, English actor (d. 2003)  
  • 1973
    Steve Prescott, English rugby player (d. 2013)  
  • 1992
    Kätlin Aas, Estonian model  

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December 27

  • 1390
    Anne de Mortimer, Irish wife of Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (d. 1411)
  • 1809
    Alexandros Rizos Rangavis, Greek poet and politician, Foreign Minister of Greece (d. 1892)
  • 1947
    Janet Perry, American soprano  
  • 1976
    Aaron Stanford, American actor  
  • 1978
    Deuce McAllister, American football player  

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December 28

  • 1655
    Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk (d. 1698)
  • 1914
    Bernard Youens, English actor (d. 1984)  
  • 1962
    Michel Petrucciani, French-American pianist (d. 1999)  
  • 1974
    Markus Weinzierl, German footballer and manager  
  • 2002
    Kelsey Smith-Briggs, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)  

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December 29

  • 1936
    Ray Nitschke, American football player and actor (d. 1998)  
  • 1961
    Jim Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jesus and Mary Chain and Freeheat)  
  • 1978
    LaToya London, American singer and actress  
  • 1983
    Gonzalo Olave, Chilean actor (d. 2009)  
  • 1998
    Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, American actor  

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December 30

  • 1904
    Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer and academic (d. 1987)  
  • 1934
    Joseph Bologna, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1964
    Sophie Ward, English actress  
  • 1973
    Jason Behr, American actor  
  • 1978
    Phillips Idowu, English triple jumper  

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December 31

  • 1941
    Sarah Miles, English actress  
  • 1947
    Rita Lee, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Os Mutantes)  
  • 1949
    Ellen Datlow, American anthologist and author  
  • 1987
    Danny Holla, Dutch footballer  
  • 1993
    Ryan Blaney, American race car driver  

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