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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

  • 1922
    Vsevolod Bobrov, Russian ice hockey player, footballer, and manager (d. 1979)  
  • 1930
    Marie Bashir, Australian psychiatrist, academic, and politician, 37th Governor of New South Wales  
  • 1946
    Gilbert O'Sullivan, Irish singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1974
    Costinha, Portuguese footballer and manager  
  • 1980
    Mubarak Hassan Shami, Kenyan-Qatari runner  

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December 2

  • 1738
    Richard Montgomery, Irish-American general (d. 1775)
  • 1931
    Wynton Kelly, American pianist and composer (d. 1971)  
  • 1946
    Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer, founded Versace (d. 1997)  
  • 1950
    Bob Kevoian, American radio host  
  • 1986
    Seann Walsh, English comedian and actor  

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December 3

  • 1879
    Albert Asher, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1965)
  • 1927
    Andy Williams, American singer and actor (The Williams Brothers) (d. 2012)  
  • 1964
    Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)  
  • 1976
    Silvia Fontana, American-Italian figure skater  
  • 1997
    Hayley Okines, English activist (d. 2015)  

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December 4

  • 1908
    Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)  
  • 1910
    R. Venkataraman, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th President of India (d. 2009)  
  • 1931
    Wally George, American radio and television host (d. 2003)  
  • 1966
    Andy Hess, American bass player (Gov't Mule and The Black Crowes)  
  • 1973
    Frank Boeijen, Dutch keyboard player (The Gathering)  

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December 5

  • 1666
    Francesco Scarlatti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1741)
  • 1907
    Lin Biao, Chinese general and politician, 2nd Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1971)  
  • 1958
    Dean Erickson, American actor  
  • 1968
    Lisa Marie, American model and actress  
  • 1982
    Karl Palatu, Estonian footballer  

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December 6

  • 1916
    Yekaterina Budanova, Russian captain and pilot (d. 1943)  
  • 1952
    David L. Spector, American biologist and academic  
  • 1952
    Jeff Schneider, American baseball player  
  • 1980
    Ehren Wassermann, American baseball player  
  • 1982
    Aaron Sandilands, Australian rules footballer  

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December 7

  • 1791
    Ferenc Novák, Hungarian-Slovene priest and poet (d. 1836)
  • 1863
    Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1945)
  • 1932
    Ellen Burstyn, American actress and singer  
  • 1947
    Tony Thomas, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1970
    Carmen Campuzano, Mexican model and actress  

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December 8

  • 1894
    Marthe Vinot, French actress (d. 1974)
  • 1962
    Berry van Aerle, Dutch footballer  
  • 1978
    Vernon Wells, American baseball player  
  • 1985
    Dwight Howard, American basketball player  
  • 1986
    Kate Voegele, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress  

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December 9

  • 1928
    Dick Van Patten, American actor (d. 2015)  
  • 1933
    Monique Miller, Canadian actress  
  • 1966
    Dave Harold, English snooker player  
  • 1972
    Annalise Braakensiek, Australian model, actress, and TV presenter  
  • 1982
    Meryll Soriano, Filipino actress  

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December 10

  • 1882
    Louis Wilkins, American pole vaulter (d. 1950)
  • 1907
    Rumer Godden, English author and poet (d. 1998)  
  • 1928
    Barbara Nichols, American actress and singer (d. 1976)  
  • 1941
    Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress and producer  
  • 1954
    Eudine Barriteau, Barbadian economist and academic  

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December 11

  • 1927
    John Buscema, American illustrator (d. 2002)  
  • 1955
    Christian Sackewitz, German footballer and manager  
  • 1978
    Roy Wood, Jr., American comedian, actor, and radio host  
  • 1985
    Aiko Kayō, Japanese idol, singer, and actress  
  • 1987
    Natalia Gordienko, Moldovan singer and dancer  

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December 12

  • 1779
    Madeleine Sophie Barat, French nun and saint, founded the Society of the Sacred Heart (d. 1865)
  • 1918
    Joe Williams, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)  
  • 1949
    Bill Nighy, English actor  
  • 1953
    Rafael Septien, Mexican-American football player  
  • 1974
    Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer and manager  

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December 13

  • 1923
    Edward Bede Clancy, Australian cardinal (d. 2014)  
  • 1924
    George Shuba, American baseball player (d. 2014)  
  • 1949
    Randy Owen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Alabama)  
  • 1960
    Rusty Cundieff, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    Ayumi Kinoshita, Japanese actress and model  

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December 14

  • 1881
    Howard Valentine, American runner (d. 1932)
  • 1952
    John Lurie, American actor, saxophonist, painter, director, and producer (The Lounge Lizards)  
  • 1963
    Cynthia Gibb, American actress and singer  
  • 1966
    Tim Sköld, Swedish bass player and producer (Shotgun Messiah, Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult, MDFMK, KMFDM, and ohGr)  
  • 1980
    Tata Young, Thai singer, dancer, and actress  

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December 15

  • 1896
    Betty Smith, American author and playwright (d. 1972)
  • 1916
    Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (d. 1964)  
  • 1929
    Barry Harris, American pianist and educator  
  • 1976
    Baichung Bhutia, Indian footballer and manager  
  • 1986
    Snejana Onopka, Ukrainian model  

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December 16

  • 1836
    Ernst von Bergmann, Latvian-German surgeon and academic (d. 1907)
  • 1888
    Alexander I of Yugoslavia (d. 1934)
  • 1944
    Jeff Kanew, American director and screenwriter  
  • 1946
    Terence Knox, American actor  
  • 1974
    Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress  

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December 17

  • 1936
    Tommy Steele, English singer, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1937
    John Kennedy Toole, American author and academic (d. 1969)  
  • 1966
    Valeri Liukin, Kazakh-Russian gymnast and coach  
  • 1966
    Yuko Arimori, Japanese runner  
  • 1975
    Milla Jovovich, Ukrainian-American actress and singer  

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December 18

  • 1725
    Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and theologian (d. 1791)
  • 1910
    Abe Burrows, American author, playwright, and director (d. 1985)  
  • 1934
    Marc Rich, Belgian-American businessman, founded Glencore (d. 2013)  
  • 1961
    Daniel S. Loeb, American businessman  
  • 1972
    DJ Lethal, Latvian-American DJ and producer (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit, and La Coka Nostra)  

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December 19

  • 1849
    Henry Clay Frick, American businessman (d. 1919)
  • 1922
    Eamonn Andrews, Irish radio and television host (d. 1987)  
  • 1924
    Gary Morton, American comedian, actor, and producer (d. 1999)  
  • 1929
    Howard Sackler, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1982)  
  • 1975
    Olivier Tébily, Ivorian-French footballer  

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December 20

  • 1494
    Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)
  • 1868
    Harvey Samuel Firestone, American businessman, founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company (d. 1938)
  • 1902
    Sidney Hook, American philosopher and author (d. 1989)  
  • 1924
    Judy LaMarsh, Canadian soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Secretary of State for Canada (d. 1980)  
  • 1982
    Mohammad Asif, Pakistani cricketer  

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December 21

  • 1920
    Jean Gascon, Canadian actor and director (d. 1988)  
  • 1953
    András Schiff, Hungarian-English pianist and conductor  
  • 1964
    Joe Kocur, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1967
    Fritz Karl, Austrian actor  
  • 1985
    Tom Sturridge, English actor  

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December 22

  • 1876
    Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (d. 1944)
  • 1924
    Frank Corsaro, American actor and director  
  • 1946
    Roger Carr, English businessman  
  • 1967
    Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer and manager  
  • 1998
    G. Hannelius, American actress and singer  

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December 23

  • 1173
    Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1231)
  • 1940
    Jorma Kaukonen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna)  
  • 1943
    Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, Russian-French mathematician and academic  
  • 1953
    Belinda Lang, English actress  
  • 1958
    Joan Severance, American model, actress, and producer  

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December 24

  • 1938
    Bobby Henrich, American baseball player  
  • 1940
    Janet Carroll, American actress and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1945
    Nicholas Meyer, American author, screenwriter, and director  
  • 1947
    Kevin Sheedy, Australian footballer and coach  
  • 1980
    Maarja-Liis Ilus, Estonian singer  

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December 25

  • 1935
    Stephen Barnett, American scholar and academic (d. 2009)  
  • 1942
    Françoise Dürr, Algerian-French tennis player  
  • 1947
    Twink Caplan, American actress and producer  
  • 1962
    Dean Cameron, American actor  
  • 1989
    Shahzaib Hasan, Pakistani cricketer  

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December 26

  • 1785
    Étienne Constantin de Gerlache, Belgian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1871)
  • 1955
    Evan Bayh, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of Indiana  
  • 1961
    Andrew Lock, Australian mountaineer  
  • 1979
    Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper  
  • 1994
    Souleymane Coulibaly, Ivorian footballer  

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December 27

  • 1390
    Anne de Mortimer, Irish wife of Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (d. 1411)
  • 1883
    Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1979)
  • 1917
    T. Nadaraja, Sri Lankan lawyer and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1931
    Scotty Moore, American guitarist and songwriter (The Blue Moon Boys)  
  • 1966
    Fabian Núñez, American politician  

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December 28

  • 1866
    Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, educator, and diplomat, founded the Askenazy school (d. 1935)
  • 1905
    Cliff Arquette, American actor and singer (d. 1974)  
  • 1941
    Intikhab Alam, Indian-Pakistani cricketer and coach  
  • 1950
    Øivind Blunck, Norwegian actor and singer  
  • 1971
    Anita Doth, Dutch singer-songwriter (2 Unlimited and Ray & Anita)  

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December 29

  • 1917
    Ramanand Sagar, Indian director and producer (d. 2005)  
  • 1957
    Iain Paxton, Scottish rugby player and coach  
  • 1960
    David Boon, Australian cricketer and referee  
  • 1973
    Theo Epstein, American businessman  
  • 1982
    Brian Hill, Canadian swimmer  

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December 30

  • 1913
    Lucio Agostini, Italian-Canadian conductor and composer (d. 1996)  
  • 1914
    Jo Van Fleet, American actress (d. 1996)  
  • 1934
    Joseph P. Hoar, American general  
  • 1977
    Kenyon Martin, American basketball player  
  • 1981
    Matt Ulrich, American football player  

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December 31

  • 1929
    Mies Bouwman, Dutch television host  
  • 1943
    John Denver, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (The John Denver Band and Chad Mitchell Trio) (d. 1997)  
  • 1947
    Rita Lee, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Os Mutantes)  
  • 1969
    Dominik Diamond, Scottish radio and television host  
  • 1992
    Karl Kruuda, Estonian race car driver  

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