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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.

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.

December 1

  • 1930
    Joachim Hoffmann, German historian and author (d. 2002)  
  • 1933
    Curro Romero, Spanish bullfighter  
  • 1951
    Jaco Pastorius, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Weather Report, Trio of Doom, and Blood, Sweat & Tears) (d. 1987)  
  • 1968
    Justin Chadwick, English actor and director  
  • 1979
    Angelique Bates, American actress  

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December 2

  • 1947
    Isaac Bitton, Moroccan-French drummer (Les Variations)  
  • 1960
    Justus von Dohnányi, German actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1969
    Yang Hyun-suk, South Korean singer-songwriter and producer (Seo Taiji and Boys)  
  • 1983
    Daniela Ruah, American actress  
  • 1987
    Teairra Marí, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress  

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December 3

  • 1884
    Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (d. 1963)
  • 1929
    John S. Dunne, American priest and theologian (d. 2013)  
  • 1951
    Rick Mears, American race car driver  
  • 1953
    Franz Klammer, Austrian skier and race car driver  
  • 1980
    Zlata Filipović, Bosnian author  

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December 4

  • 1903
    Cornell Woolrich, American author (d. 1968)  
  • 1910
    Alex North, American composer (d. 1991)  
  • 1919
    I. K. Gujral, Indian poet and politician, 12th Prime Minister of India (d. 2012)  
  • 1949
    Paula England, American sociologist and academic  
  • 1982
    Nathan Douglas, English triple jumper  

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December 5

  • 1666
    Francesco Scarlatti, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1741)
  • 1890
    Fritz Lang, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1901
    Walt Disney, American animator, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded The Walt Disney Company (d. 1966)  
  • 1947
    Jim Plunkett, American football player and radio host  
  • 1949
    Abdullah Senussi, Sudanese-Libyan general  

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December 6

  • 1908
    Miklós Szabó, Hungarian runner (d. 2000)  
  • 1948
    Don Nickles, American businessman and politician  
  • 1976
    Lindsay Price, American actress and singer  
  • 1978
    Chris Başak, American baseball player  
  • 1993
    Pedro Rafael Amado Mendes, Portuguese footballer  

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December 7

  • 1904
    Clarence Nash, American voice actor and singer (d. 1985)  
  • 1926
    William John McNaughton, American priest, 1st Bishop of Incheon  
  • 1957
    Tom Winsor, English lawyer and civil servant  
  • 1982
    Chrispa, Greek singer  
  • 1988
    Nathan Adrian, American swimmer  

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December 8

  • 1892
    Marcus Lee Hansen, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1938)
  • 1913
    Delmore Schwartz, American poet and author (d. 1966)  
  • 1964
    Chigusa Nagayo, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1977
    Sébastien Chabal, French rugby player  
  • 1984
    Greg Halford, English footballer  

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December 9

  • 1748
    Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist and academic (d. 1822)
  • 1876
    Pauline Whittier, American golfer (d. 1946)
  • 1918
    Joyce Redman, Irish-English actress (d. 2012)  
  • 1942
    Dick Butkus, American football player, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1969
    Saskia Garel, Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (Love and Sas)  

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December 10

  • 1919
    Alexander Courage, American composer and conductor (d. 2008)  
  • 1933
    Mako Iwamatsu, Japanese-American actor and singer (d. 2006)  
  • 1941
    Ken Campbell, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1958
    Pepsi Demacque, English singer (Pepsi & Shirlie)  
  • 1985
    Lê Công Vinh, Vietnamese footballer  

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December 11

  • 1758
    Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1832)
  • 1944
    Jon Garrison, American tenor and educator  
  • 1947
    Teri Garr, American actress and dancer  
  • 1980
    Kristjan Kitsing, Estonian basketball player  
  • 1996
    Hailee Steinfeld, American actress  

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December 12

  • 1715
    Gennaro Manna, Italian composer (d. 1779)
  • 1766
    Nikolay Karamzin, Russian poet and historian (d. 1826)
  • 1932
    Bob Pettit, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1955
    Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman  
  • 1981
    Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer  

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December 13

  • 1927
    James Wright, American poet and academic (d. 1980)  
  • 1957
    Steve Buscemi, American actor and director  
  • 1975
    Tom DeLonge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blink-182, Angels & Airwaves, and Box Car Racer)  
  • 1982
    Anthony Callea, Australian singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1982
    Eita, Japanese actor  

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December 14

  • 1908
    Morey Amsterdam, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1917
    Elyse Knox, American actress and fashion designer (d. 2012)  
  • 1964
    Rebecca Gibney, New Zealand-Australian actress and producer  
  • 1978
    Radu Sîrbu, Moldovan-Romanian singer and producer (O-Zone)  
  • 1980
    Gordon Greer, Scottish footballer  

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December 15

  • 1894
    Vibert Douglas, Canadian astronomer (d. 1988)
  • 1902
    Robert F. Bradford, American lawyer and politician, 57th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1983)  
  • 1957
    Tim Reynolds, German-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dave Matthews Band, TR3, and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds)  
  • 1963
    David Wingate, American basketball player  
  • 1964
    Michael Le Vell, English actor  

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December 16

  • 1717
    Elizabeth Carter, English poet and scholar (d. 1806)
  • 1883
    Max Linder, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1925)
  • 1973
    Jason Molina, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1983
    Frankie Ballard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1985
    Keita Tachibana, Japanese singer and dancer (W-inds)  

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December 17

  • 1706
    Émilie du Châtelet, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1749)
  • 1797
    Joseph Henry, American physicist and engineer (d. 1878)
  • 1866
    Kazys Grinius, Lithuanian politician, 3rd President of Lithuania (d. 1950)
  • 1942
    Paul Butterfield, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1987)  
  • 1988
    Liisa Ehrberg, Estonian cyclist  

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December 18

  • 1825
    John S. Harris, American surveyor and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1931
    Allen Klein, American talent agent and businessman (d. 2009)  
  • 1948
    Mimmo Paladino, Italian visual artist  
  • 1950
    Randy Castillo, American drummer (Red Square Black and Mötley Crüe) (d. 2002)  
  • 1988
    Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Canadian heptathlete  

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December 19

  • 1820
    Mary Livermore, American journalist and activist (d. 1905)
  • 1907
    Jimmy McLarnin, Irish-American boxer, actor, and golfer (d. 2004)  
  • 1929
    Bob Brookmeyer, American trombonist, pianist, and composer (The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra) (d. 2011)  
  • 1986
    Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Greek footballer  
  • 1989
    Michał Masłowski, Polish footballer  

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December 20

  • 1898
    Irene Dunne, American actress and singer (d. 1990)
  • 1946
    Lesley Judd, English dancer and television host  
  • 1955
    Binali Yıldırım, Turkish politician  
  • 1957
    Anna Vissi, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actress (Epikouri)  
  • 1983
    Jonah Hill, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  

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December 21

  • 1778
    Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Danish jurist and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1860)
  • 1872
    Trevor Kincaid, American scientist (d. 1970)
  • 1933
    Robert Worcester, American businessman, founder of MORI  
  • 1950
    Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Gitarkameratene)  
  • 1972
    Gloria De Piero, English journalist and politician  

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December 22

  • 1765
    Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician and academic (d. 1825)
  • 1963
    Luna H. Mitani, Japanese-American painter and illustrator  
  • 1964
    Mike Jackson, American baseball player  
  • 1968
    Luis Hernández, Mexican footballer  
  • 1987
    Osamu Adachi, Japanese actor (D-Boys)  

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December 23

  • 1839
    János Murkovics, Slovene-Hungarian author and educator (d. 1917)
  • 1948
    David Davis, English politician, Minister of State for Europe  
  • 1971
    Michalis Klokidis, Greek footballer  
  • 1974
    Mieszko Talarczyk, Polish-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Nasum and Genocide Superstars) (d. 2004)  
  • 1978
    Andra Davis, American football player  

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December 24

  • 1895
    Noel Streatfeild, English author (d. 1986)
  • 1904
    Joseph M. Juran, Romanian-American engineer and businessman (d. 2008)  
  • 1919
    Qateel Shifai, Pakistani poet and songwriter (d. 2001)  
  • 1920
    Yevgeniya Rudneva, Ukrainian-Russian lieutenant and navigator (d. 1944)  
  • 1931
    Ray Bryant, American pianist and composer (d. 2011)  

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December 25

  • 1929
    Chris Kenner, American singer-songwriter (d. 1976)  
  • 1952
    C. C. H. Pounder, Guyanese-American actress  
  • 1952
    Desireless, French singer  
  • 1965
    David Rath, Czech physician and politician  
  • 1973
    Robbie Elliott, English footballer and coach  

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December 26

  • 1532
    Wilhelm Xylander, German scholar and academic (d. 1576)
  • 1954
    Ozzie Smith, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1960
    Jim Toomey, American cartoonist  
  • 1980
    Todd Dunivant, American soccer player  
  • 1990
    Shota Matsushima, Japanese actor  

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December 27

  • 1947
    Willy Polleunis, Belgian runner  
  • 1966
    Eva LaRue, American actress  
  • 1982
    Erin E. Stead, American illustrator  
  • 1988
    Rick Porcello, American baseball player  
  • 1991
    Chloe Bridges, American actress  

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December 28

  • 1818
    Carl Remigius Fresenius, German chemist and academic (d. 1897)
  • 1949
    Barbara De Fina, American production manager and producer  
  • 1952
    Arun Jaitley, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Indian Minister of Law and Justice  
  • 1978
    John Legend, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor  
  • 1989
    Mackenzie Rosman, American actress  

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December 29

  • 1921
    Robert C. Baker, American chef, invented the chicken nugget (d. 2006)  
  • 1947
    Richard Crandall, American physicist and computer scientist (d. 2012)  
  • 1959
    Paula Poundstone, American comedian, actress, and author  
  • 1961
    Kevin Granata, American engineer and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1966
    Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer and coach  

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December 30

  • 1947
    Michael Burns, American actor and historian  
  • 1951
    Nick Rose, English runner  
  • 1973
    Frans Bauer, Dutch singer  
  • 1977
    Grant Balfour, Australian baseball player  
  • 1992
    Ryan Tunnicliffe, English footballer  

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December 31

  • 1929
    Mies Bouwman, Dutch television host  
  • 1946
    Pius Ncube, Zimbabwean archbishop  
  • 1947
    Tim Matheson, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1962
    Don Diamont, American actor  
  • 1980
    Matt Cross, American wrestler  

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