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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

  • 1922
    Vsevolod Bobrov, Russian ice hockey player, footballer, and manager (d. 1979)  
  • 1950
    Manju Bansal, Indian biologist and academic  
  • 1975
    Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer  
  • 1977
    Akiva Schaffer, American actor, rapper, director, producer, and screenwriter (The Lonely Island)  
  • 1978
    Mat Kearney, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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December 2

  • 1759
    James Edward Smith, English botanist and founder of the Linnean Society (d. 1828)
  • 1898
    Indra Lal Roy, Indian lieutenant and pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1944
    Cathy Lee Crosby, American actress  
  • 1945
    Penelope Spheeris, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1979
    Melissa Archer, American actress  

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December 3

  • 1864
    Herman Heijermans, Dutch author and playwright (d. 1924)
  • 1929
    John S. Dunne, American priest and theologian (d. 2013)  
  • 1951
    Riki Choshu, South Korean-Japanese wrestler  
  • 1971
    Ola Rapace, Swedish actor  
  • 1981
    Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer  

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December 4

  • 1919
    I. K. Gujral, Indian poet and politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (d. 2012)  
  • 1923
    John Krish, English director and screenwriter  
  • 1940
    Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)  
  • 1973
    Atsushi Tamura, Japanese actor and singer (Jealkb)  
  • 1984
    Joe Thomas, American football player  

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December 5

  • 1872
    Harry Nelson Pillsbury, American chess player (d. 1906)
  • 1912
    Sonny Boy Williamson II, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 1965)  
  • 1916
    Walt McPherson, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1980
    Shizuka Itō, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1985
    Shikhar Dhawan, Indian cricketer  

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December 6

  • 1841
    Frédéric Bazille, French painter and soldier (d. 1870)
  • 1941
    Richard Speck, American murderer (d. 1991)  
  • 1945
    Larry Bowa, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1972
    Heather Mizeur, American politician  
  • 1977
    Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer  

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December 7

  • 1888
    Joyce Cary, Irish author and painter (d. 1957)
  • 1920
    Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist (d. 2012)  
  • 1950
    Ron Hynes, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1974
    Kristie Lu Stout, Chinese-American journalist and news anchor  
  • 1988
    Emily Browning, Australian actress and singer  

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December 8

  • 1939
    Jerry Butler, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Impressions)  
  • 1949
    Ray Shulman, English violinist, guitarist, and producer (Simon Dupree and the Big Sound and Gentle Giant)  
  • 1952
    Khaw Boon Wan, Malayan-Singaporean politician, Singaporean Minister of Health  
  • 1968
    Michael Cole, American journalist and sportscaster  
  • 1982
    DeeDee Trotter, American runner  

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December 9

  • 1883
    Alexander Papagos, Greek general and politician, 152nd Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1955)
  • 1911
    Broderick Crawford, American actor and singer (d. 1986)  
  • 1928
    Joan Blos, American author and educator  
  • 1942
    Germain Gagnon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2014)  
  • 1976
    Bae Soo-bin, South Korean actor  

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December 10

  • 1830
    Emily Dickinson, American poet (d. 1886)
  • 1907
    Lucien Laurent, French footballer and coach (d. 2005)  
  • 1941
    Ken Campbell, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1957
    Prem Rawat, Indian-American guru  
  • 1983
    Lewis Buxton, English footballer  

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December 11

  • 1938
    Reg Livermore, Australian actor and singer  
  • 1962
    Ben Browder, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player  
  • 1984
    P.J. Lane, Australian actor and singer  
  • 1984
    Spyros Vrontaras, Greek footballer  

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December 12

  • 1892
    Milko Kos, Slovenian historian and academic (d. 1972)
  • 1907
    Roy Douglas, English pianist and composer (d. 2015)  
  • 1933
    Christa Stubnick, German sprinter  
  • 1962
    Arturo Barrios, Mexican-American runner  
  • 1966
    Kōichi Nagano, Japanese voice actor  

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December 13

  • 1901
    Olev Roomet, Estonian singer, violinist, and bagpipe player (d. 1987)  
  • 1906
    Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (d. 1968)  
  • 1914
    Alan Bullock, English historian and author (d. 2004)  
  • 1983
    Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer  
  • 1989
    Hellen Onsando Obiri, Kenyan runner  

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December 14

  • 1738
    Jan Antonín Koželuh, Czech composer and educator (d. 1814)
  • 1944
    Graham Kirkham, Baron Kirkham, English businessman, founded DFS  
  • 1953
    Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1980
    Tata Young, Thai singer, dancer, and actress  
  • 1985
    Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress and singer  

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December 15

  • 1890
    Harry Babcock, American pole vaulter (d. 1965)
  • 1894
    Josef Imbach, Swiss sprinter (d. 1964)
  • 1925
    Kasey Rogers, American actress, memoirist and writer (d. 2006)  
  • 1948
    Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)  
  • 1980
    Sergio Pizzorno, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kasabian and Loose Tapestries)  

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December 16

  • 1861
    Antonio de La Gándara, French painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
  • 1865
    Olavo Bilac, Brazilian journalist and poet (d. 1918)
  • 1917
    Pete T. Cenarrusa, American soldier, pilot, and politician, Secretary of State of Idaho (d. 2013)  
  • 1961
    Sam Robards, American actor  
  • 1962
    Melanie Smith, American actress  

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December 17

  • 1940
    María Elena Velasco, Mexican actress, singer, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)  
  • 1966
    Kristiina Ojuland, Estonian politician, 23rd Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1977
    Samuel Påhlsson, Swedish ice hockey player  
  • 1986
    Emma Bell, American actress  
  • 1988
    Rin Takanashi, Japanese actress  

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December 18

  • 1884
    Emil Starkenstein, Czech pharmacologist, co-founded clinical pharmacology (d. 1942)
  • 1927
    Roméo LeBlanc, Canadian journalist and politician, 25th Governor General of Canada (d. 2009)  
  • 1948
    Bill Nelson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Be-Bop Deluxe and Bill Nelson's Red Noise)  
  • 1948
    Mimmo Paladino, Italian visual artist  
  • 1993
    Byron Buxton, American baseball player  

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December 19

  • 1901
    Fritz Mauruschat, German footballer and manager (d. 1974)  
  • 1946
    Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author, and broadcaster  
  • 1956
    Tom Lawless, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1974
    Joe Jurevicius, American football player  
  • 1981
    Grégory Dufer, Belgian footballer  

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December 20

  • 1717
    Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French politician and diplomat, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1787)
  • 1946
    Dick Wolf, American director, producer, and screenwriter, created ''Law & Order'' franchise  
  • 1954
    Michael Badalucco, American actor and producer  
  • 1959
    Simon Hughes, English cricketer and journalist  
  • 1990
    JoJo, American singer-songwriter and actress  

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December 21

  • 1866
    Maud Gonne, English-Irish actress and activist (d. 1953)
  • 1872
    Lorenzo Perosi, Italian priest and composer (d. 1956)
  • 1960
    Roger McDowell, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1973
    Irakli Alasania, Georgian colonel and politician, Georgian Minister of Defense  
  • 1984
    Sarah Mutch, Canadian model and actress  

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December 22

  • 1885
    Deems Taylor, American conductor and critic (d. 1966)
  • 1914
    Satchidananda Saraswati, Indian-American guru and educator (d. 2002)  
  • 1948
    Don Kardong, American runner, journalist, and author  
  • 1948
    Steve Garvey, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1987
    Osamu Adachi, Japanese actor (D-Boys)  

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December 23

  • 1805
    Joseph Smith, American religious leader, 1st President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1844)
  • 1929
    Ike Jones, American actor and producer (d. 2014)  
  • 1939
    La Lupe, Cuban-American singer-songwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1949
    Reinhold Weege, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2012)  
  • 1976
    Jamie Noble, American wrestler and producer  

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December 24

  • 1867
    Kantarō Suzuki, Japanese admiral, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
  • 1904
    Joseph M. Juran, Romanian-American engineer and businessman (d. 2008)  
  • 1951
    John D'Acquisto, American baseball player  
  • 1986
    Tim Elliott, American mixed martial artist  
  • 1991
    Wasim Tareen, Pakistani footballer  

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December 25

  • 1923
    René Girard, French-American historian, philosopher, and critic  
  • 1932
    Mabel King, American actress and singer (d. 1999)  
  • 1945
    Eve Pollard, English journalist and author  
  • 1959
    Michael P. Anderson, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)  
  • 1964
    Tim Royes, American director (d. 2007)  

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December 26

  • 1716
    Thomas Gray, English poet and scholar (d. 1771)
  • 1926
    Gina Pellón, Cuban-French painter and poet (d. 2014)  
  • 1973
    Reichen Lehmkuhl, American model and actor  
  • 1974
    Joshua John Miller, American actor  
  • 1976
    Simon Goodwin, Australian footballer and coach  

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December 27

  • 1934
    Jeffrey Sterling, Baron Sterling of Plaistow, English businessman  
  • 1946
    Lenny Kaye, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer  
  • 1950
    Terry Bozzio, American drummer and songwriter (Missing Persons UK, and HoBoLeMa)  
  • 1959
    Andre Tippett, American football player and coach  
  • 1984
    Gilles Simon, French tennis player  

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December 28

  • 1903
    Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1983)  
  • 1939
    Michael Hinz, German actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1944
    Johnny Isakson, American sergeant and politician  
  • 1955
    Liu Xiaobo, Chinese author, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1973
    Herborg Kråkevik, Norwegian singer and actress  

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December 29

  • 1904
    Kuvempu, Indian author and poet (d. 1994)  
  • 1967
    Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian-American journalist  
  • 1978
    Steve Kemp, English drummer (Hard-Fi)  
  • 1981
    Shaun Suisham, American football player  
  • 1988
    Eric Berry, American football player  

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December 30

  • 1792
    Sylvester Jordan, German lawyer and politician (d. 1861)
  • 1904
    Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer and academic (d. 1987)  
  • 1972
    Paul Keegan, Irish footballer  
  • 1976
    A. J. Pierzynski, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1978
    Devin Brown, American basketball player  

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December 31

  • 1493
    Eleonora Gonzaga, Italian noble and Duchess of Urbino (d. 1570)
  • 1877
    Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)
  • 1878
    Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman, founded Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (d. 1966)
  • 1901
    Nikos Ploumpidis, Greek politician (d. 1954)  
  • 1970
    Danny McNamara, English singer-songwriter (Embrace)  

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