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Notable Birthdays on December 6

Hasan al-Askari - 846 Shia Imam
King Ferdinand IV of Castile - 1285
Henry VI - 1421 king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)
Baldassare Castiglione - 1478 Italian diplomat and author
Orazio Tiberio Vecchi - 1550 composer
Niccolò Zucchi - 1586 Italian astronomer
George Monck/Monk - 1608 English general/gov of Scotland
Sir Edmund Andros - 1637 English governor in North America
Claude Fleury - 1640 French historian
Johann Christoph Bach - 1642 German composer
Marie-Adélaïde of Savoy - 1685 mother of Louis XV of France
Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes - 1721 French statesman
James Elphinston - 1721 British philologist
S von Laroche - 1731 writer
Warren Hastings - 1732 England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
Franz Nikolaus Novotny - 1743 composer
Gabriel Duvall - 1752 Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Johann Baptist Henneberg - 1768 composer
Nicolas Isouard - 1775 composer
Paul Friedrich Struck - 1776 composer
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac - 1778 French physicist and chemist
Abraham J van de Aa - 1792 lexicographer (Biographic Dictionary)
King William II of the Netherlands - 1792
Willem II Frederik GL - 1792 King of Neth (1840-49)
Adolf Reubke - 1805 German organ builder
Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin - 1805 French magician
Louis-Gilbert Duprez - 1806 composer
Johan M Dautzenberg - 1808 Flemish author (Future)
Johann Christian Gebauer - 1808 composer
Stephen Thomas - 1809 Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
Robert Spear Hudson - 1812 English businessman
Henry Eustace McCulloch - 1816 Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
John Eberhard - 1822 built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US
Friedrich Max Müller - 1823 German orientalist
Joshua Woodrow Sill - 1831 Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
John Singleton Mosby - 1833 lawyer/Col (Confederate Army), died in 1916
Frédéric Bazille - 1841 French painter
Albert de Vriendt - 1843 Flemish historical painter/etcher
Henryk Jarecki - 1846 composer
August von Mackensen - 1849 German field marshal
Haraprasad Shastri - 1853 Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature
Charles Martin Hall - 1863 American chemist
William S Hart - 1870 actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds)
Mikulas Moyzes - 1872 composer
William S. Hart - 1872 American actor
Evelyn Underhill - 1875 British poet
Fred Duesenberg - 1876 German-born automobile pioneer
Rose Schneiderman - 1884 NY state dept of labor sect (1937-44)
Albrecht Schaeffer - 1885 German writer (The General)
Joyce Kilmer - 1886 US, (male) poet (Trees)
Joseph Lamb - 1887 composer
Lynn Fontanne - 1887 Woodford England, Bdwy actress (Dulcy, Arms " the Man)
Will Hay - 1888 English comedian and actor
Dion Fortune - 1890 British occultist
Rudolf Schlichter - 1890 German artist and writer
Yoshio Nishina - 1890 Japanese physicist
F Osbert S Sitwell - 1892 London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
Lina Carstens - 1892 Wiesbaden Germany, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug)
Lou Little - 1893 college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960)
Arnold Foster - 1896 composer
George Trafton - 1896 NFL center (Chicago Bears)
Ira Gershwin - 1896 lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm)
John Axel Fernstrom - 1897 composer
O W Cisek - 1897 writer
Alfred Eisenstaedt - 1898 photo journalist
Gunnar Myrdal - 1898 Sweden, sociologist/economist (Nobel 1974)
Herman Shumlin - 1898 actor (Watch on the Rhine)
Harry Buller Siege Willis - 1899 son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith
Nikolai Batalov - 1899 Moscow Russia, actor (Mother)
Agnes Moorehead - 1900 American actress
Virgilio Mortari - 1902 composer
Tony Lazzeri - 1903 American baseball player
Eve Denise Curie - 1904 French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
James J. Braddock - 1905 American boxer
Antoon Spinoy - 1906 Belgian politician
Pierre Graber - 1908 Swiss Federal Councilor
Alan McGilvray - 1909 cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
Kenneth Watkins - 1909 woodland conservationist
Alfred James Broomhall - 1911 Methodist missionary
Eleanor Holm - 1913 NYC, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)
Cyril Washbrook - 1914 cricketer (stalwart Lancs " England opener)
Hugo Peretti - 1916 American songwriter and record producer
Irv Robbins - 1917 Canadian-American entrepreneur
Kamal Jumblatt - 1917 leader of the Lebanese Druze
Granville James Leveson Gower - 1918 land owner
Harold Horace Hopkins - 1918 inventor (Endoscope)
Peter A Juten - 1918 office clerk/resistance fighter
Willem Oosterheers - 1918 resistance fighter
Paul de Man - 1919 Belgian-born literary critic
Dave Brubeck - 1920 Concord CA, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice)
George Porter - 1920 British chemist, Nobel laureate
Otto Graham - 1921 AAFC/NFL QB (Cleveland Browns)
Piero Piccioni - 1921 Italian musician and composer
John Henry Cound Brunt - 1922 English soldier, Victoria Cross holder
Wally Cox - 1924 Detroit, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares)
Andy Robustelli - 1925 NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
Martti Katajisto - 1926 Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)
Jacques Bondon - 1927 composer
Bert Geoffrey Achong - 1928 inventor (electron microscopist)
Bobby Van - 1928 American singer
Alain Tanner - 1929 Swiss filmmaker
Frank Springer - 1929 American comics artist
King Moody - 1929 NYC, actor (Shtarker-Get Smart)
Mark Kopytman - 1929 composer
Nikolaus Harnoncourt - 1929 German conductor
Zeki Müren - 1931 Turkish actor, singer, and composer
Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki - 1933 composer
Jim Pothecary - 1933 cricketer (S African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
Nick Bockwinkel - 1934 wrestler (WCW/AWA)
Jean Lapointe - 1935 Quebec comedian, singer and senator
David Ossman - 1936 American comedian
Kenneth Copeland - 1936 American televangelist
Alberto Spencer - 1937 Ecuadorian footballer
Patrick Bauchau - 1938 Belgian actor
Tomés Svoboda - 1939 Paris France, Czech composer (Etude)
Lawrence Bergman - 1940 Quebec politician
Steve Alaimo - 1940 Rochester NY, rocker (Mashed Potatoes)
Helen Cornelius - 1941 Hannibal Mo, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
John Nelson - 1941 San Jose Costa Rica, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz)
Richard Speck - 1941 mass murderer (killed 8 student nurses in 1966)
Peter Handke - 1942 Austrian writer
Jonathan King - 1944 rocker
Dan Harrington - 1945 American poker player
Larry Bowa - 1945 2nd baseman (Phillies)
Shekhar Kapur - 1945 Indian filmmaker
Frank Hayes - 1946 cricketer (106* England v WI on debut 1973)
Lawrence Cannon - 1947 Canadian politician
Miroslav Vitous - 1947 rocker
Don Nickles - 1948 (Sen-R-Okla)
JoBeth Williams - 1948 Houston TX, actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist)
Marius Mueller-Westernhagen - 1948 Duesseldorf Germany, rocker (Stinker)
Doug Marlette - 1949 American editorial cartoonist
Linda Creed - 1949 American songwriter
Peter Willey - 1949 cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's)
Daniel Sahuleka - 1950 Moluks/Dutch singer/guitarist (Viva la Libertad)
Joe Hisaishi - 1950 Japanese composer
Gerry Francis - 1951 English footballer and manager
Craig Newmark - 1952 American founder of craigslist
Ric Charlesworth - 1952 cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
Terence Knox - 1952 Richland Wash, actor (Peter-St Elsewhere) [or 2/16/50]
Gary Ward - 1953 American baseball player
Gina Hecht - 1953 Houston Tx, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork " Mindy)
Kin Shriner - 1953 Indiana, actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals)
Thomas Hulce - 1953 Plymouth Mi, actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park)
Wil Shriner - 1953 NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)
Chris Stamey - 1954 rocker
Miles Chapin - 1954 NYC, actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse)
Bill Lloyd - 1955 Bowling Green Ky, singer (Foster " Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
Malcolm Jarvis - 1955 cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)
Rick Buckler - 1955 [Paul Richard Buckler], rock drummer (Jam)
Steven Wright - 1955 droll comedian (Steven Wright Live)
Tish Hinojosa - 1955 San Antonia Tx, country singer (Something in the Rain)
Peter Buck - 1956 US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
Randy Rhoads - 1956 rocker
Luis Mariano Delis Fournier - 1957 Cuba, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1980)
Nick Park - 1958 British filmmaker and animator
Satoru Iwata - 1959 president and CEO of Nintendo
Jasmina Perazic Gipe - 1960 WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
David Lovering - 1961 American drummer (Pixies)
Ben Watt - 1962 rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood)
Janine Turner - 1962 Lincoln Neb, actress (Maggie-Northern Exposure)
Will Johnson - 1964 CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Gordon Durie - 1965 Scottish footballer
Teri Hatcher - 1965 Sunnyvale Calif, actress (Lois " Clark)
Lindsay Price - 1966 actress (All My Children)
Natascha Badmann - 1966 Swiss triathlete
Hacken Lee - 1967 Hong Kong singer
Kevin Appier - 1967 Lancaster CA, pitcher (KC Royals)
Spanky Marcus - 1967 Hollywood Calif, actor (Jimmy Joe-Mary Hartman)
Elmore Spencer - 1969 NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers)
Greg Knox - 1969 CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
Todd Black - 1969 Kenton Ohio, 800m runner
Wayne Smith - Motorcycle racer - 1969
Eric Mahlum - 1970 NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
Isabelle Arnould - 1970 Belgian swimmer
Ulf Ekberg - 1970 Swedish musician (Ace of Base)
Ainsley Robinson - 1971 Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Oly-96)
David Defiagbon - 1971 Sapele Nigeria, Canadian boxer (Olympics-silver-96)
José Contreras - 1971 Cuban baseball player
Matt Maloney - 1971 NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
Naozumi Takahashi - 1971 Japanese seiyuu
Richard Krajicek - 1971 Neth, tennis star (Wimbledon-1996)
Rika Hiraki - 1971 Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)
Brendan Garard - 1972 Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
Gary Bandy - 1972 NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
Mike Gruttadauri - 1972 corner (St Louis Rams)
Tim Kohn - 1973 guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
Arjan Ebbinge - 1974 soccer player (FC Groningen)
Natalie Titcume - 1975 Australian softball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
Noel Clarke - 1975 English actor and writer
Alicia Machado - 1976 Venezuela, Miss Universe (1996)
Colleen Haskell - 1976 American television personality
Andrew Flintoff - 1977 English cricketer
Kevin Cash - 1977 American baseball player
Paul McVeigh - 1977 Irish footballer
Chris Basak - 1978 American baseball player
Darrell Jackson - 1978 American football player
K. D. Aubert - 1978 American actress
Tim Cahill - 1979 Australian footballer
Ehren Wassermann - 1980 American baseball player
Steve Lovell - 1980 British footballer
Alberto Contador - 1982 Spanish cyclist and 2007 Tour de France winner
Robbie Gould - 1982 American football player
Ryan Carnes - 1982 American actor
Sean Ervine - 1982 Zimbabwean cricketer
Dulce María - 1985 Mexican actress and singer
Rudra Pratap Singh - 1985 Indian Cricketer
Matt Niskanen - 1986 American National Hockey League Player
Joy Gruttmann - 1995 German singer
Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón - 2000 Spanish royal
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