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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

  • 1926
    Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, Scottish businessman (d. 2010)  
  • 1935
    Woody Allen, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Ali Mosaffa, Iranian actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Katherine LaNasa, American actress, dancer, and choreographer  
  • 1975
    Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, American keyboard player and producer (The Mars Volta, De Facto, and Free Moral Agents) (d. 2014)  

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December 2

  • 1863
    Charles Edward Ringling, American businessman, co-founded the Ringling Brothers Circus (d. 1926)
  • 1914
    Bill Erwin, American actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1935
    David Hackett Fischer, American historian, author, and academic  
  • 1970
    Treach, American rapper and actor (Naughty by Nature)  
  • 1989
    Cassie Steele, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress  

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December 3

  • 1934
    Viktor Gorbatko, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1935
    Eddie Bernice Johnson, American nurse and politician  
  • 1948
    Ozzy Osbourne, English-American singer-songwriter and actor (Black Sabbath)  
  • 1957
    Valérie Quennessen, French actress (d. 1989)  
  • 1971
    Henk Timmer, Dutch footballer and manager  

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December 4

  • 1555
    Heinrich Meibom, German poet and historian (d. 1625)
  • 1926
    Monty M. Wyche, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2014)  
  • 1950
    Bjørn Kjellemyr, Norwegian bassist  
  • 1980
    Rick Victor, Canadian wrestler  
  • 1984
    Anna Petrakova, Russian basketball player  

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December 5

  • 1871
    Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
  • 1949
    Abdullah Senussi, Sudanese-Libyan general  
  • 1964
    Cliff Eidelman, American composer and conductor  
  • 1980
    Shizuka Itō, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 2009
    Ayelet Galena, American child born with Dyskeratosis congenita (d. 2012)  

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December 6

  • 1640
    Claude Fleury, French historian and author (d. 1723)
  • 1890
    Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist and academic (d. 1951)
  • 1929
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt, German-Austrian cellist and conductor  
  • 1948
    Don Nickles, American businessman and politician  
  • 1953
    Gary Goodman, Australian cricketer and coach  

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December 7

  • 521
    Columba, Irish missionary, monk, and saint (d. 597)
  • 1784
    Allan Cunningham, Scottish author and poet (d. 1842)
  • 1885
    Mason Phelps, American golfer (d. 1945)
  • 1910
    Duncan McNaughton, Canadian high jumper and geologist (d. 1998)  
  • 1984
    Milan Michálek, Czech ice hockey player  

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December 8

  • 1937
    James MacArthur, American actor (d. 2010)  
  • 1945
    John Banville, Irish author and journalist  
  • 1962
    Nikos Karageorgiou, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1977
    Aleksandra Olsza, Polish tennis player  
  • 1984
    Sam Hunt, American singer-songwriter  

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December 9

  • 1889
    Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish-American runner (d. 1966)
  • 1926
    Jan Křesadlo, Czech-English psychologist and author (d. 1995)  
  • 1927
    Pierre Henry, French composer  
  • 1958
    Rikk Agnew, American guitarist (The Adolescents, D.I., Social Distortion, and Christian Death)  
  • 1971
    Petr Nedvěd, Czech-Canadian ice hockey player  

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December 10

  • 1907
    Rumer Godden, English author and poet (d. 1998)  
  • 1908
    Olivier Messiaen, French composer and ornithologist (d. 1992)  
  • 1930
    Michael Jopling, Baron Jopling, English politician, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  
  • 1962
    John de Wolf, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1984
    Krista Ranillo, Filipino actress  

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December 11

  • 1938
    Enrico Macias, Algerian-French singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1944
    Juan E. Méndez, Argentinian lawyer, academic, and activist  
  • 1964
    Carolyn Waldo, Canadian swimmer and sportscaster  
  • 1968
    Fabrizio Ravanelli, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1980
    Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player  

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December 12

  • 1610
    Basil of Ostrog, Serbian monk and saint (d. 1671)
  • 1908
    Gustav Ernesaks, Estonian composer and conductor (d. 1993)  
  • 1943
    Vassilis Alexakis, Greek-French author and translator  
  • 1986
    Daddy Birori, Rwandan footballer  
  • 1996
    Karen Miyama, Japanese actress  

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December 13

  • 1900
    Jonel Perlea, Romanian-American conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1903
    Ella Baker, American activist (d. 1986)  
  • 1950
    Tom Vilsack, American lawyer and politician, 30th United States Secretary of Agriculture  
  • 1975
    Bates Battaglia, American ice hockey player  
  • 1989
    Taylor Swift, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress  

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December 14

  • 1911
    Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish athlete and resistance member (d. 1943)  
  • 1940
    Lex Gold, Scottish footballer  
  • 1941
    Ellen Willis, American journalist, critic, and academic (d. 2006)  
  • 1941
    Karan Armstrong, American soprano and actress  
  • 1985
    Nonami Takizawa, Japanese actress and singer  

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December 15

  • 1916
    Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (d. 1964)  
  • 1939
    Cindy Birdsong, American singer-songwriter (The Supremes and Labelle)  
  • 1951
    Joe Jordan, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Delon Armitage, Trinidadian-English rugby player  
  • 1997
    Zach Banks, American racing driver  

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December 16

  • 1900
    V. S. Pritchett, English author and critic (d. 1997)
  • 1978
    Joe Absolom, English actor  
  • 1979
    Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer-songwriter  
  • 1980
    Danish Kaneria, Pakistani cricketer  
  • 1988
    Edita Janeliunaite, Lithuanian cyclist  

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December 17

  • 1912
    Edward Short, Baron Glenamara, English captain and politician, Lord President of the Council (d. 2012)  
  • 1950
    Laurence F. Johnson, American educator and author  
  • 1969
    Mick Quinn, English singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (Supergrass)  
  • 1973
    Codrin Țapu, Romanian psychologist and academic  
  • 1982
    Lorenzo Cittadini, Italian rugby player  

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December 18

  • 1904
    George Stevens, American director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 1975)  
  • 1950
    Gillian Armstrong, Australian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1963
    Brad Pitt, American actor and producer  
  • 1966
    Mille Petrozza, German singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kreator and Voodoocult)  
  • 1988
    Seth Doege, American football player  

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December 19

  • 1901
    Oliver La Farge, American anthropologist and author (d. 1963)  
  • 1958
    Steven Isserlis, English cellist and author  
  • 1961
    Eric Allin Cornell, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1962
    Gary Fleder, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    Mo Williams, American basketball player  

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December 20

  • 1861
    Ferdinand Bonn, German actor (d. 1933)
  • 1926
    Geoffrey Howe, Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2015)  
  • 1957
    Anita Ward, American singer  
  • 1980
    Ashley Cole, English footballer  
  • 1986
    Anoop Desai, American singer-songwriter  

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December 21

  • 1815
    Thomas Couture, French painter and educator (d. 1879)
  • 1942
    Hu Jintao, Chinese engineer and politician, 6th President of China  
  • 1967
    Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgian lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Georgia  
  • 1969
    Jack Noseworthy, American actor  
  • 1973
    Mike Alstott, American football player  

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December 22

  • 1883
    Edgard Varèse, French-American composer (d. 1965)
  • 1915
    Barbara Billingsley, American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1957
    Stephen Conway, English bishop  
  • 1963
    Luna H. Mitani, Japanese-American painter and illustrator  
  • 1984
    Basshunter, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer  

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December 23

  • 1946
    Edita Gruberová, Slovak soprano and actress  
  • 1962
    Bertrand Gachot, Belgian race car driver  
  • 1971
    Wim Vansevenant, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1976
    Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Uzbek-Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1987
    Kana Kurashina, Japanese actress  

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December 24

  • 1895
    Marguerite Williams, American geologist and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1914
    Ralph Marterie, Italian-American trumpet player and bandleader (d. 1978)  
  • 1943
    Suzy Menkes, English journalist and critic  
  • 1970
    Adam Haslett, American author  
  • 1980
    Maarja-Liis Ilus, Estonian singer  

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December 25

  • 1939
    Akong Rinpoche, Tibetan-Chinese spiritual leader (d. 2013)  
  • 1949
    Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan  
  • 1965
    Edward Davey, English politician, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change  
  • 1970
    Nagma, Indian actress  
  • 1975
    Marcus Trescothick, English cricketer  

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December 26

  • 1869
    Mathieu Cordang, Dutch cyclist (d. 1942)
  • 1933
    Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer and voice actor  
  • 1936
    Peep Jänes, Estonian architect  
  • 1990
    Andy Biersack, American singer-songwriter (Black Veil Brides)  
  • 2000
    Isac Elliot, Finnish singer  

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December 27

  • 1947
    Willy Polleunis, Belgian runner  
  • 1964
    Theresa Randle, American actress  
  • 1970
    Tracey Cherelle Jones, American actress  
  • 1973
    Wilson Cruz, American actor  
  • 1975
    Heather O'Rourke, American actress (d. 1988)  

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December 28

  • 1925
    Hildegard Knef, German actress and singer (d. 2002)  
  • 1950
    Hugh McDonald, American bass player (Bon Jovi)  
  • 1961
    Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and manager  
  • 1968
    Akihiko Hoshide, Japanese engineer and astronaut  
  • 2002
    Kelsey Smith-Briggs, American child abuse victim (d. 2005)  

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December 29

  • 1886
    Norman Hallows, English runner (d. 1968)
  • 1960
    Katerina Didaskalou, Greek actress  
  • 1963
    Des Foy, English rugby player  
  • 1971
    Um Sang-hyun, South Korean voice actor  
  • 1987
    Yuhi Sekiguchi, Japanese race car driver  

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December 30

  • 1819
    Theodor Fontane, German author and poet (d. 1898)
  • 1873
    Al Smith, American politician, 42nd Governor of New York (d. 1944)
  • 1883
    Lester Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1960)
  • 1943
    Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)  
  • 1977
    Scott Lucas, Australian footballer and coach  

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December 31

  • 1915
    Sam Ragan, American journalist, author, and poet (d. 1996)  
  • 1932
    Don James, American football player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1948
    Donna Summer, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2012)  
  • 1961
    Nina Li, Chinese actress  
  • 1977
    Psy, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer  

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