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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.

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December 1

  • 1761
    Marie Tussaud, French sculptor, founded Madame Tussauds Wax Museum (d. 1850)
  • 1971
    Emily Mortimer, English actress and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Steve Gibb, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Black Label Society and Crowbar)  
  • 1982
    Lloyd Doyley, English footballer  
  • 1995
    James Wilson, English footballer  

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December 2

  • 1860
    Charles Studd, England cricketer and missionary (d. 1931)
  • 1947
    Andy Rouse, English race car driver  
  • 1951
    Adrian Devine, American baseball player  
  • 1962
    John Dyegh, Nigerian politician  
  • 1968
    Darryl Kile, American baseball player (d. 2002)  

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December 3

  • 1884
    Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (d. 1963)
  • 1893
    Edmond Decottignies, French weightlifter (d. 1963)
  • 1951
    Mike Bantom, American basketball player and manager  
  • 1971
    Henk Timmer, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1994
    Jake T. Austin, American actor  

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December 4

  • 1667
    Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, French composer (d. 1737)
  • 1903
    Anna van der Vegt, Dutch gymnast (d. 1983)  
  • 1931
    Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager  
  • 1944
    Anna McGarrigle, Canadian singer-songwriter (Kate and Anna McGarrigle and Mountain City Four)  
  • 1966
    Masta Ace, American rapper (eMC and Juice Crew)  

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December 5

  • 1919
    Alun Gwynne Jones, Baron Chalfont, English historian and politician  
  • 1957
    Art Monk, American football player  
  • 1969
    Morgan J. Freeman, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player  
  • 1978
    Pachrapa Chaichua, Thai actress  

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December 6

  • 1721
    Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French minister and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1908
    Baby Face Nelson, American gangster (d. 1934)  
  • 1949
    Linda Barnes, American author  
  • 1962
    Ben Watt, English singer-songwriter, producer, and radio host (Everything but the Girl)  
  • 1988
    Nils Petersen, German footballer  

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December 7

  • 1926
    William John McNaughton, American priest, 1st Bishop of Incheon  
  • 1954
    Mary Fallin, American politician, 27th Governor of Oklahoma  
  • 1965
    Toshinori Omi, Japanese actor  
  • 1976
    Alan Faneca, American football player  
  • 1994
    Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skater  

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December 8

  • 1916
    Richard Fleischer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)  
  • 1939
    Red Berenson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1941
    Bob Brown, American football player  
  • 1978
    John Oster, English-Welsh footballer  
  • 1981
    Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player  

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December 9

  • 1594
    Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (d. 1632)
  • 1909
    Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American captain, actor, and producer (d. 2000)  
  • 1925
    Atıf Yılmaz, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)  
  • 1973
    Bárbara Padilla, Mexican-American soprano  
  • 1987
    Hikaru Nakamura, Japanese-American chess player  

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December 10

  • 1870
    Mary Bonaparte, French daughter of Napoléon Charles Bonaparte, 5th Prince of Canino (d. 1947)
  • 1870
    Pierre Louÿs, Belgian-French author and poet (d. 1925)
  • 1880
    Fred Immler, German actor (d. 1965)
  • 1889
    Ray Collins, American actor (d. 1965)
  • 1961
    Oded Schramm, Israel-American mathematician and academic (d. 2008)  

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December 11

  • 1909
    Ronald McKie, Australian soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1911
    Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)  
  • 1930
    Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1931
    Rajneesh, Indian guru, mystic, and educator (d. 1990)  
  • 1953
    Bess Armstrong, American actress  

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December 12

  • 1882
    Ioannis Demestichas, Greek admiral (d. 1960)
  • 1898
    August Desch, American hurdler (d. 1964)
  • 1920
    Fred Kida, American illustrator (d. 2014)  
  • 1925
    Ahmad Shamloo, Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2000)  
  • 1986
    Përparim Hetemaj, Finnish footballer  

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December 13

  • 1816
    Werner von Siemens, German engineer and inventor (d. 1892)
  • 1918
    Kim Won-kwon, South Korean jumper  
  • 1955
    Joseph Mahmoud, Moroccan-French runner  
  • 1982
    Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player  
  • 2005
    Prince Nicolas of Belgium  

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December 14

  • 1880
    Hjalmar Mellander, Swedish pentathlete (d. 1919)
  • 1943
    Tommy McAvoy, Scottish politician  
  • 1948
    Boudewijn Büch, Dutch author, poet, and television host (d. 2002)  
  • 1966
    Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian race car driver  
  • 1984
    Ed Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer  

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December 15

  • 1916
    Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-English physicist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)  
  • 1923
    Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and politician (d. 2009)  
  • 1931
    Klaus Rifbjerg, Danish author and poet (d. 2015)  
  • 1971
    Arne Quinze, Belgian painter and sculptor  
  • 1981
    Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)  

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December 16

  • 1866
    Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French painter and theorist (d. 1944)
  • 1867
    Amy Carmichael, Anglo-Irish missionary and humanitarian in India (d. 1951)
  • 1949
    Billy Gibbons, American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and actor (ZZ Top and Moving Sidewalks)  
  • 1970
    Valerie Chow, Canadian-Hong Kong actress  
  • 1992
    Moe Miura, Japanese model, actress, and idol (9nine)  

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December 17

  • 1974
    Sarah Paulson, American actress  
  • 1979
    Ryan Key, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Yellowcard and Craig's Brother)  
  • 1984
    Luis Maria Alfageme, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1985
    Ryuichi Ogata, Japanese singer and dancer (W-inds)  
  • 1988
    Liisa Ehrberg, Estonian cyclist  

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December 18

  • 1662
    James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, Scottish colonel and politician, Secretary of State for Scotland (d. 1711)
  • 1929
    Gino Cimoli, American baseball player (d. 2011)  
  • 1966
    Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress  
  • 1971
    Noriko Matsueda, Japanese pianist and composer  
  • 1972
    Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory, Arkaea, and Brujeria)  

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December 19

  • 1932
    Salvador Elizondo, Mexican author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 2006)  
  • 1936
    Marian McKnight, American model, Miss America 1957  
  • 1947
    Charlie Van Dyke, American actor and radio host  
  • 1977
    LaTasha Jenkins, American sprinter  
  • 1981
    Grégory Dufer, Belgian footballer  

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December 20

  • 1860
    Dan Leno, English actor (d. 1904)
  • 1881
    Branch Rickey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1965)
  • 1970
    Alister McRae, Scottish race car driver  
  • 1979
    Ramón Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-American actor  
  • 1991
    Hunter Gomez, American actor and producer  

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December 21

  • 1818
    Amalia of Oldenburg (d. 1875)
  • 1938
    Larry Bryggman, American actor  
  • 1943
    Albert Lee, English guitarist and songwriter (Heads Hands & Feet and Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings)  
  • 1964
    Daniel Suarez, American author  
  • 1979
    Kristjan Sarv, Estonian actor  

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December 22

  • 1666
    Guru Gobind Singh, Indian guru and poet (d. 1708)
  • 1853
    Sarada Devi, Indian mystic and philosopher (d. 1920)
  • 1908
    Giacomo Manzù, Italian sculptor and academic (d. 1991)  
  • 1922
    Jim Wright, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 56th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 2015)  
  • 1972
    Kirk Maltby, Canadian ice hockey player  

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December 23

  • 1621
    Edmund Berry Godfrey, English judge (d. 1678)
  • 1925
    Duncan Hallas, English author and politician (d. 2002)  
  • 1938
    Bob Kahn, American computer scientist and engineer, co-developed the Transmission Control Protocol  
  • 1946
    Ray Tabano, American guitarist (Aerosmith)  
  • 1977
    Matt Baker, English television host  

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December 24

  • 1885
    Paul Manship, American sculptor (d. 1966)
  • 1930
    John J. Kelley, American runner (d. 2011)  
  • 1936
    Ivan Lawrence, English lawyer and politician  
  • 1951
    John D'Acquisto, American baseball player  
  • 1957
    Hamid Karzai, Afghan politician, 12th President of Afghanistan  

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December 25

  • 1899
    Humphrey Bogart, American actor and singer (d. 1957)
  • 1935
    Stephen Barnett, American scholar and academic (d. 2009)  
  • 1938
    Duane Armstrong, American painter  
  • 1979
    Hyun Young-min, South Korean footballer  
  • 1982
    Ethan Kath, Canadian keyboard player, songwriter and producer (Crystal Castles and Kïll Cheerleadër)  

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December 26

  • 1905
    William Loeb III, American publisher (d. 1981)  
  • 1940
    Ray Sadecki, American baseball player (d. 2014)  
  • 1953
    Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Swedish-Estonian journalist and politician, 4th President of Estonia  
  • 1956
    David Sedaris, American comedian, author, and radio host  
  • 1959
    Kōji Morimoto, Japanese animator and director  

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December 27

  • 1951
    Ernesto Zedillo, Mexican economist and politician, 54th President of Mexico  
  • 1952
    Tovah Feldshuh, American actress, singer, and playwright  
  • 1966
    Marianne Elliott, English director and producer  
  • 1981
    Javine Hylton, English singer  
  • 1986
    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaican sprinter  

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December 28

  • 1902
    Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1932
    Dorsey Burnette, American singer-songwriter (The Rock and Roll Trio) (d. 1979)  
  • 1958
    Terry Butcher, English footballer and manager  
  • 1979
    James Blake, American tennis player  
  • 1985
    Taryn Terrell, American wrestler and actress  

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December 29

  • 1914
    Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 1976)  
  • 1922
    Little Joe Cook, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1924
    Joe Allbritton, American businessman and publisher, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (d. 2012)  
  • 1949
    David Topliss, English rugby player and coach (d. 2008)  
  • 1958
    Nancy J. Currie, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut  

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December 30

  • 1937
    Jim Marshall, American football player  
  • 1942
    Betty Aberlin, American actress and poet  
  • 1950
    Timothy Mo, Chinese-English author  
  • 1974
    S. Jithesh, Indian cartoonist, poet, and critic  
  • 1982
    Robbie Gould, American football player  

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December 31

  • 1741
    Princess Isabella of Parma (d. 1763)
  • 1857
    King Kelly, American baseball player and manager (d. 1894)
  • 1873
    Konstantin Konik, Estonian surgeon and politician, 19th Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1936)
  • 1926
    Valerie Pearl, English historian and academic  
  • 1980
    Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player  

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