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Famous December Birthdays

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

  • 1909
    Hans-Heinrich Sievert, German decathlete (d. 1963)  
  • 1923
    Morris, Belgian cartoonist (d. 2001)  
  • 1970
    Jonathan Coulton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1977
    Lee McKenzie, Scottish journalist  
  • 1995
    Agnė Čepelytė, Lithuanian tennis player  

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December 2

  • 1884
    Erima Harvey Northcroft, New Zealand soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1953)
  • 1924
    Alexander Haig, American general and politician, 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)  
  • 1939
    Yael Dayan, Israeli journalist, author, and politician  
  • 1957
    Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian political scientist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Health  
  • 1988
    Alfred Enoch, English actor  

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December 3

  • 1879
    Albert Asher, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1965)
  • 1965
    Katarina Witt, German figure skater  
  • 1976
    Cornelius Griffin, American football player  
  • 1983
    Chinx, American rapper (d. 2015)  
  • 1986
    Frank Elegar, American basketball player  

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December 4

  • 1908
    Alfred Hershey, American bacteriologist and geneticist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)  
  • 1926
    Monty M. Wyche, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2014)  
  • 1940
    Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)  
  • 1949
    A. Scott Berg, American journalist and author  
  • 1985
    Stephen Dawson, Irish footballer  

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December 5

  • 1595
    Henry Lawes, English composer (d. 1662)
  • 1952
    Bobby Barth, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Blackfoot)  
  • 1963
    Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, English ski jumper  
  • 1967
    Amanda Lepore, American model and singer  
  • 1979
    Matteo Ferrari, Italian footballer  

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December 6

  • 1896
    Ira Gershwin, American songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1917
    Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese lawyer and politician (d. 1977)  
  • 1928
    Bobby Van, American actor and singer (d. 1980)  
  • 1948
    Don Nickles, American businessman and politician  
  • 1952
    Chuck Baker, American baseball player  

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December 7

  • 1904
    Clarence Nash, American voice actor and singer (d. 1985)  
  • 1923
    Intizar Hussain, Indian-Pakistani author and scholar  
  • 1959
    Barbara Wilshere, English actress  
  • 1976
    Benoît Tréluyer, French race car driver  
  • 1977
    Dominic Howard, English drummer and producer (Muse)  

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December 8

  • 1708
    Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1765)
  • 1880
    Johannes Aavik, Estonian linguist and philologist (d. 1973)
  • 1947
    Margaret Geller, American astrophysicist  
  • 1978
    Vernon Wells, American baseball player  
  • 2001
    Tylen Jacob Williams, American actor  

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December 9

  • 1667
    William Whiston, English mathematician, historian, and theologian (d. 1752)
  • 1915
    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, German-Austrian soprano and actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1938
    Deacon Jones, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1962
    Felicity Huffman, American actress and producer  
  • 1980
    Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian cyclist  

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December 10

  • 1882
    Louis Wilkins, American pole vaulter (d. 1950)
  • 1920
    Reginald Rose, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2002)  
  • 1927
    Bob Farrell, American businessman, founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour (d. 2015)  
  • 1951
    Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer and actress  
  • 1993
    Rachel Trachtenburg, American singer and actress (Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and Supercute!)  

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December 11

  • 1912
    Carlo Ponti, Italian-Swiss film producer (d. 2007)  
  • 1953
    Bess Armstrong, American actress  
  • 1962
    Ben Browder, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1963
    Jon Brion, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1982
    Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentinian race car driver  

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December 12

  • 1862
    J. Bruce Ismay, English businessman (d. 1937)
  • 1866
    Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1919)
  • 1909
    Hans Keilson, German-Dutch psychologist, author, and poet (d. 2011)  
  • 1966
    Último Dragón, Japanese wrestler and actor  
  • 1987
    Marte Eberson, Norwegian keyboardist (Morning Has Occurred and Highasakite)  

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December 13

  • 1915
    Curd Jürgens, German-Austrian actor and director (d. 1982)  
  • 1923
    Edward Bede Clancy, Australian cardinal (d. 2014)  
  • 1936
    Aga Khan IV, Swiss-English businessman  
  • 1953
    Thomas Kurzhals, German keyboard player and songwriter (Karat and Stern-Combo Meißen) (d. 2014)  
  • 1988
    Rickie Fowler, American golfer  

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December 14

  • 1775
    Philander Chase, American bishop and educator, founded Kenyon College (d. 1852)
  • 1918
    James T. Aubrey, American broadcaster (d. 1994)  
  • 1951
    Jan Timman, Dutch chess player  
  • 1952
    Tommy Boyd, English radio and television host  
  • 1980
    Didier Zokora, Ivorian footballer  

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December 15

  • 1890
    Harry Babcock, American pole vaulter (d. 1965)
  • 1894
    Josef Imbach, Swiss sprinter (d. 1964)
  • 1969
    Adam Setliff, American discus thrower and lawyer  
  • 1971
    Arne Quinze, Belgian painter and sculptor  
  • 1989
    Josh McQuoid, Irish footballer  

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December 16

  • 1775
    Jane Austen, English author (d. 1817)
  • 1928
    Terry Carter, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1971
    Seyhan Kurt, French-Turkish poet and sociologist  
  • 1978
    John Morris, Canadian curler and firefighter  
  • 1992
    Pietro Perdichizzi, Belgian footballer  

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December 17

  • 1944
    Bernard Hill, English actor  
  • 1964
    Ginger, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Wildhearts, Ginger & The Sonic Circus, and Silver Ginger 5)  
  • 1964
    Joe Wolf, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1966
    Valeri Liukin, Kazakh-Russian gymnast and coach  
  • 1967
    Gigi D'Agostino, Italian DJ and producer  

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December 18

  • 1870
    Saki, Burmese-English author and playwright (d. 1916)
  • 1897
    Fletcher Henderson, American pianist and composer (d. 1952)
  • 1960
    Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist and academic  
  • 1967
    Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch journalist  
  • 1975
    Trish Stratus, Canadian wrestler and actress  

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December 19

  • 1683
    Philip V of Spain (d. 1746)
  • 1881
    John Fraser, Canadian soccer player (d. 1959)
  • 1971
    Amy Locane, American actress  
  • 1986
    Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer  
  • 1991
    Declan Galbraith, English singer-songwriter  

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December 20

  • 1926
    Geoffrey Howe, Welsh lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2015)  
  • 1942
    Jean-Claude Trichet, French banker and economist  
  • 1971
    Roger J. Beaujard, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Mortician and Malignancy)  
  • 1979
    Benedikte Kruse, Norwegian singer and actor (Pitsj)  
  • 1981
    Roy Williams, American football player  

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December 21

  • 1714
    John Bradstreet, Canadian-English general (d. 1774)
  • 1888
    Jean Bouin, French runner and rugby player (d. 1914)
  • 1942
    Anthony Summers, Irish journalist and author  
  • 1943
    Lena Bergman, Swedish actress  
  • 1947
    Bryan Hamilton, Irish footballer and manager  

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December 22

  • 1868
    Jaan Tõnisson, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1941?)
  • 1917
    Gene Rayburn, American game show host and actor (d. 1999)  
  • 1948
    Chris Old, English cricketer  
  • 1972
    Big Tigger, American radio and television host  
  • 1989
    Jharal Yow Yeh, Australian rugby player  

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December 23

  • 1870
    John Marin, American painter (d. 1953)
  • 1961
    Carol Smillie, Scottish model and actress  
  • 1968
    Quincy Jones III, English-Swedish songwriter and producer  
  • 1979
    Yukifumi Murakami, Japanese javelin thrower  
  • 1981
    Mario Santana, Argentinian footballer  

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December 24

  • 1389
    John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)
  • 1920
    Yevgeniya Rudneva, Ukrainian-Russian lieutenant and navigator (d. 1944)  
  • 1951
    Nick Kent, English-French journalist and author  
  • 1963
    Timo Jutila, Finnish ice hockey player and sportscaster  
  • 1969
    Milan Blagojevic, Australian soccer player  

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December 25

  • 1742
    Charlotte von Stein, German assistant of Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (d. 1827)
  • 1906
    Ernst Ruska, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)  
  • 1937
    O'Kelly Isley, Jr., American singer-songwriter (The Isley Brothers) (d. 1986)  
  • 1946
    Jimmy Buffett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor  
  • 1977
    Ali Tandoğan, Turkish footballer  

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December 26

  • 1944
    Jane Lapotaire, English actress and singer  
  • 1947
    James T. Conway, American general  
  • 1960
    Ruud Kaiser, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1964
    Elizabeth Kostova, American author  
  • 1966
    Jay Farrar, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and Gob Iron)  

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December 27

  • 1901
    Marlene Dietrich, German-American actress and singer (d. 1992)  
  • 1919
    Charles Sweeney, American general and pilot (d. 2004)  
  • 1962
    John Kampfner, Singaporean journalist and author  
  • 1966
    Fabian Núñez, American politician  
  • 1970
    Chyna, American wrestler and actress  

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December 28

  • 1903
    Earl Hines, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1983)  
  • 1937
    Ratan Tata, Indian businessman  
  • 1951
    Ian Buruma, Dutch author and scholar  
  • 1958
    Gilles Leroy, French author  
  • 1960
    Robert F. Chew, American actor (d. 2013)  

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December 29

  • 1915
    Bill Osmanski, American football player and coach (d. 1996)  
  • 1949
    David Topliss, English rugby player and coach (d. 2008)  
  • 1953
    Stanley Williams, American gang leader, co-founded the Crips (d. 2005)  
  • 1960
    David Boon, Australian cricketer and referee  
  • 1972
    Jason Kreis, American soccer player and manager  

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December 30

  • 1899
    Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and politician, 2nd Governor of Svalbard (d. 2001)
  • 1947
    Jeff Lynne, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Electric Light Orchestra, Traveling Wilburys, The Move, and The Idle Race)  
  • 1978
    Devin Brown, American basketball player  
  • 1980
    Kenny Kwan, Filipino-Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actor (Boy'z)  
  • 1985
    Bryson Goodwin, Australian rugby player  

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December 31

  • 1805
    Marie d'Agoult, German-French historian and author (d. 1876)
  • 1905
    Helen Dodson Prince, American astronomer (d. 2002)  
  • 1976
    Craig Reucassel, Australian comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Matt Cross, American wrestler  
  • 1985
    Jan Smit, Dutch singer and television host  

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