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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

  • 1896
    Georgy Zhukov, Russian general and politician, 2nd Minister of Defence for the Soviet Union (d. 1974)
  • 1920
    Peter Baptist Tadamaro Ishigami, Japanese priest, 1st Bishop of Naha (d. 2014)  
  • 1937
    Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American soprano and actress (d. 2005)  
  • 1958
    Charlene Tilton, American actress  
  • 1985
    John Coughlin, American figure skater  

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December 2

  • 1891
    Charles H. Wesley, American historian and author (d. 1987)
  • 1895
    Harriet Cohen, English pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1917
    Sylvia Syms, American singer (d. 1992)  
  • 1924
    Alexander Haig, American general and politician, 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)  
  • 1986
    Adam le Fondre, English footballer  

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December 3

  • 1867
    William John Bowser, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1933)
  • 1875
    Émile Delchambre, French rower (d. 1958)
  • 1931
    Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author and poet (d. 2011)  
  • 1985
    László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer  
  • 1989
    Selçuk Alibaz, Turkish footballer  

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December 4

  • 1667
    Michel Pignolet de Montéclair, French composer (d. 1737)
  • 1844
    Franz Xavier Wernz, German religious leader, 25th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914)
  • 1861
    Lillian Russell, American actress and singer (d. 1922)
  • 1920
    Nadir Afonso, Portuguese painter and architect (d. 2013)  
  • 1951
    Gary Rossington, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Collins Band, and The Rossington Band)  

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December 5

  • 1907
    Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian-French physicist and academic (d. 1993)  
  • 1956
    Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist and educator  
  • 1968
    John Lundberg, English artist and documentary filmmaker  
  • 1968
    Margaret Cho, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Amy Acker, American actress  

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December 6

  • 1421
    Henry VI of England (d. 1471)
  • 1863
    Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and engineer (d. 1914)
  • 1913
    Karl Haas, German-American pianist, conductor, and radio host (d. 2005)  
  • 1970
    Jeff Rouse, American swimmer  
  • 1977
    Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer  

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December 7

  • 1893
    Fay Bainter, American actress and singer (d. 1968)
  • 1927
    Jack S. Blanton, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)  
  • 1966
    Shinichi Ito, Japanese motorcycle racer  
  • 1973
    Charles Carl Roberts, American murderer (d. 2006)  
  • 1991
    Eugenio Pisani, Italian race car driver  

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December 8

  • 1943
    Larry Martin, American paleontologist and ornithologist (d. 2013)  
  • 1946
    Sharmila Tagore, Indian actress  
  • 1953
    Roy Firestone, American sportscaster and journalist  
  • 1976
    Reed Johnson, American baseball player  
  • 1982
    Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-American rapper and actress  

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December 9

  • 1608
    John Milton, English poet and philosopher (d. 1674)
  • 1895
    Conchita Supervía, Spanish soprano and actress (d. 1936)
  • 1905
    Dalton Trumbo, American author and screenwriter (d. 1976)  
  • 1928
    Dick Van Patten, American actor (d. 2015)  
  • 1967
    Joshua Bell, American violinist and conductor  

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December 10

  • 1913
    Morton Gould, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1996)  
  • 1933
    Larry Morris, American football player (d. 2012)  
  • 1941
    Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1985)  
  • 1951
    Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer and actress  
  • 2014
    Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco  

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December 11

  • 1890
    Mark Tobey, American-Swiss painter and educator (d. 1976)
  • 1938
    Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1947
    Teri Garr, American actress and dancer  
  • 1961
    Marco Pierre White, English chef and television host  
  • 1975
    Tomoka Kurotani, Japanese actress  

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December 12

  • 1893
    Edward G. Robinson, Romanian-American actor and singer (d. 1973)
  • 1927
    Robert Noyce, American inventor and businessman, co-invented the microchip and co-founded the Intel Corporation (d. 1990)  
  • 1942
    Fatma Girik, Turkish actress and politician  
  • 1949
    Gopinath Munde, Indian politician, 3rd Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2014)  
  • 1984
    Daniel Agger, Danish footballer  

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December 13

  • 1900
    Jonel Perlea, Romanian-American conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1921
    Timofei Dokschitzer, Russian trumpeter (d. 2005)  
  • 1923
    Philip Warren Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1942
    Howard Brenton, English playwright and screenwriter  
  • 1989
    Hellen Onsando Obiri, Kenyan runner  

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December 14

  • 1917
    Elyse Knox, American actress and fashion designer (d. 2012)  
  • 1922
    Don Hewitt, American journalist and producer, created ''60 Minutes'' (d. 2009)  
  • 1970
    Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  
  • 1971
    Brian Gay, American golfer  
  • 1971
    Michaela Watkins, American actress and screenwriter  

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December 15

  • 1928
    Ida Haendel, Polish-English violinist and educator  
  • 1939
    Cindy Birdsong, American singer-songwriter (The Supremes and Labelle)  
  • 1952
    Julie Taymor, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Sergio Pizzorno, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kasabian and Loose Tapestries)  
  • 1984
    Ryouma Baba, Japanese actor  

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December 16

  • 1883
    Károly Kós, Hungarian-Romanian architect, ethnologist, and politician (d. 1977)
  • 1930
    Bill Brittain, American author (d. 2011)  
  • 1962
    Maruschka Detmers, Dutch-French actress  
  • 1977
    Sylvain Distin, French footballer  
  • 1982
    Justin Mentell, American actor (d. 2010)  

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December 17

  • 1929
    William Safire, American journalist and author (d. 2009)  
  • 1961
    Sara Dallin, English singer and bass player (Bananarama)  
  • 1974
    Giovanni Ribisi, American actor  
  • 1978
    Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer, actor, singer, and politician  
  • 1985
    Łukasz Broź, Polish footballer  

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December 18

  • 1825
    John S. Harris, American surveyor and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1956
    Ron White, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Vincent van der Voort, Dutch darts player  
  • 1986
    Usman Khawaja, Australian cricketer  
  • 1988
    Seth Doege, American football player  

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December 19

  • 1899
    Martin Luther King, Sr., American pastor, missionary, and activist (d. 1984)
  • 1945
    Elaine Joyce, American actress  
  • 1947
    Charlie Van Dyke, American actor and radio host  
  • 1973
    Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor and singer  
  • 1993
    Isiah Koech, Kenyan runner  

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December 20

  • 1537
    John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
  • 1894
    Robert Menzies, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1978)
  • 1898
    Konstantinos Dovas, Greek general and politician, 156th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1973)
  • 1942
    Bob Hayes, American sprinter and football player (d. 2002)  
  • 1952
    Sky Gilbert, Canadian drag queen performer, actor, and author  

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December 21

  • 1944
    Michael Tilson Thomas, American pianist, composer, and conductor  
  • 1946
    Christopher Keene, American conductor (d. 1995)  
  • 1981
    Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer  
  • 1981
    Sajid Mahmood, English cricketer  
  • 1988
    Perri Shakes-Drayton, English sprinter and hurdler  

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December 22

  • 244
    Diocletian, Roman emperor (d. 311)
  • 1853
    Sarada Devi, Indian mystic and philosopher (d. 1920)
  • 1951
    Charles de Lint, Dutch-Canadian author and critic  
  • 1967
    Rebecca Harris, English politician  
  • 1969
    Mark Robins, English footballer and manager  

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December 23

  • 1916
    Dino Risi, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1945
    Geoffrey Wheatcroft, English journalist and author  
  • 1947
    Lawrence Tanter, American basketball player and announcer for National Basketball Association  
  • 1983
    Lisa Dobriskey, English runner  
  • 1989
    Liis Koger, Estonian painter and poet  

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December 24

  • 1943
    Suzy Menkes, English journalist and critic  
  • 1946
    Jan Akkerman, Dutch guitarist (Focus and Brainbox)  
  • 1957
    Hamid Karzai, Afghan politician, 12th President of Afghanistan  
  • 1969
    Ed Miliband, English academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office  
  • 1969
    Leavander Johnson, American lightweight boxer (d. 2005)  

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December 25

  • 1642
    Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (d. 1726/7)
  • 1711
    Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, French violinist and composer (d. 1772)
  • 1865
    Evangeline Booth, English 4th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1950)
  • 1971
    Justin Trudeau, Canadian educator and politician  
  • 1982
    Chris Rene, American singer-songwriter and producer  

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December 26

  • 1782
    Philaret Drozdov, Russian metropolitan (d. 1867)
  • 1894
    Jean Toomer, American author and poet (d. 1967)
  • 1913
    Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)  
  • 1951
    C.J. Henderson, American author and critic (d. 2014)  
  • 1972
    Esteban Fuertes, Argentinian footballer  

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December 27

  • 1715
    Philippe de Noailles, French general (d. 1794)
  • 1832
    Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and philanthropist, founded the Tretyakov Gallery (d. 1897)
  • 1911
    Anna Russell, English-Canadian singer and actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1930
    Marshall Sahlins, American anthropologist and academic  
  • 1973
    Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch pianist and composer  

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December 28

  • 1818
    Carl Remigius Fresenius, German chemist and academic (d. 1897)
  • 1930
    Mariam A. Aleem, Egyptian artist (d. 2010)  
  • 1945
    Max Hastings, English journalist, historian, and author  
  • 1946
    Mike Beebe, American lawyer and politician, 45th Governor of Arkansas  
  • 1959
    Daniel Léo Simpson, American composer  

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December 29

  • 1922
    Little Joe Cook, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1940
    Fred Hansen, American pole vaulter and dentist  
  • 1969
    Jennifer Ehle, American actress  
  • 1971
    Um Sang-hyun, South Korean voice actor  
  • 1979
    Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed martial artist  

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December 30

  • 1930
    Red Rhodes, American guitarist  
  • 1935
    Sandy Koufax, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1944
    William J. Fallon, American admiral  
  • 1955
    Dindo Yogo, Congolese singer (Viva La Musica, Langa Langa Stars, and Zaiko Langa Langa) (d. 2000)  
  • 1976
    A. J. Pierzynski, American baseball player and sportscaster  

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December 31

  • 1878
    Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman, founded Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (d. 1966)
  • 1899
    Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1940)
  • 1960
    John Allen Muhammad, American murderer (d. 2009)  
  • 1981
    Margaret Simpson, Ghanaian heptathlete  
  • 2005
    Lakshmi Tatma, Indian deformed girl  

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