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Notable Birthdays on December 8

Horace - 65 Roman poet
Gemma Frisius - 1508 [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer
Christina - 1626 queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
Horatio Walpole - 1678 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat
Maria Josepha of Austria - 1699 queen of Poland
Anton de Haen - 1704 medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
Francis I - 1708 Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
John Althuysen - 1715 Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
Johann G von Zimmermann - 1728 Swiss author
Jan Ingenhousz - 1730 Dutch-born British physiologist and botanist
John Ingen Housz - 1730 Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
Frantisek Xaver Dusek - 1731 composer
Robert Kimmerling - 1737 composer
Maximilian JLP Gardel - 1741 French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
Pierre Joseph Candielle - 1744 composer
Eli Whitney - 1765 inventor (Cotton Gin)
John Fawcett - 1789 composer
Jacques Francois Gallay - 1795 composer
Peter Andreas Hansen - 1795 Danish astronomer
Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser - 1811 composer
Adolph Menzel - 1815 German painter and graphic artist
August Belmont - 1816 Sr., Prussian-born American financier
Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs - 1817 Danish nobleman and politician
Luther Prentice Bradley - 1822 Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
Clinton Bowen Fisk - 1828 Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
Robert Bullock - 1828 Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson - 1832 Norwegian author and Nobel laureate
Bjornstjerne Bjornson - 1832 Norway, novelist (Pa Guds Veje, Nobel-1903)
Aristide Maillol - 1861 France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)
William Crapo Durant - 1861 founded General Machine
Georges Feydeau - 1862 French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
Jacques Hadamard - 1865 French mathematician (Taylor series)
Jean Sibelius - 1865 Tavastehus Finland, composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia)
J C Powys - 1872 writer
Ernst Moro - 1874 Austrian physician
Paul Emile Ladmirault - 1877 composer
Paul Klee - 1879 Swiss/German painter/tutor (Bauhaus) [OS]
Padraic Colum - 1881 Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)
Manuel Maria Ponce - 1882 Fresnillo Mexico, composer (Estrellita)
Diego Rivera - 1886 [Lenin of Mexico], Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo
Vicente Emilio Sojo - 1887 composer
Fiske Kimball - 1888 US architect/art historian
Paul Cavanagh - 1888 Chislehurst England, actor (Tarzan " his Mate)
Vesey D'Davoren - 1888 character actor
W Hervey Allen - 1889 US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)
Bohuslav Jan Martinu - 1890 Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)
Bohuslav Martinu - 1890 composer
E.C. Segar - 1894 American cartoonist (Popeye)
James (Grover) Thurber - 1894 Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women " Dogs)
Leslie Heward - 1897 composer
James "Pigmeat" Jarrett - 1899 pianist
John Qualen - 1899 Vancouver BC, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Searchers)
Sarah Williamson - 1899 US missionary in Liberia
Sun Li-jen - 1900 Chinese general
Wifredo Lam - 1902 Cuban artist
Adele Simpson - 1903 NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946)
Cleo Brown - 1903 pianist
Irene Eisinger - 1903 singer
Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge - 1903 author
Zoltan Szekely - 1903 composer
Wilmer L Allison Jr - 1904 tennis champ (US Open-1935)
Charles Cushing - 1905 composer
Ernst Hermann Meyer - 1905 composer
Frank Faylen - 1905 St Louis Mo, actor (Herbert Gillis-Dobie Gillis)
Julius Silverman - 1905 politician
Richard Llewellyn - 1906 Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
Tony Aubin - 1907 composer
John Volpe - 1908 (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
Lee J Cobb - 1911 NYC, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront)
Nikos Gatsos - 1911 Greek poet and lyricist
Jura Soyfer - 1912 writer
Delmore Schwartz - 1913 US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)
Paul Félix - 1913 Flemish architect (Sun Song)
Denis Harding - 1915 soldier
Ernest Lehman - 1915 American screenwriter
George Scheuer - 1915 writer/journalist
Dorothy Mae Ballard - 1916 labor union rep
Richard Fleischer - 1916 American film director
Rufo I Wever - 1917 Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
Gérard Souzay - 1918 French baritone
Ian Johnson - 1918 cricketer (Australian Test captbetween Hassett " Craig)
Hans-Dieter Hosalla - 1919 composer
Moyssey Samuilovich Vaynberg - 1919 composer
Peter Tali Coleman - 1919 American politician
Emmanuel McDonald Bailey - 1920 Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
Ron Gulliford - 1920 educationalist
Johnny Otis - 1921 Calif, R"B talent scout (Cold Shot, Cuttin' Up)
Terence Morgan - 1921 London England, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
Terence Weil - 1921 cellist/teacher
George Fullerton - 1922 cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
Jean Ritchie - 1922 rocker
John B McKay - 1922 US test pilot (X-15)
Lucian Freud - 1922 Berlin German, artist (Boy With a Rat)
Rudolph Pariser - 1923 Chinese-born American chemist
Carmen Martín Gaite - 1925 Spanish author
James E "Jimmy" Smith - 1925 US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
Sammy Davis Jr - 1925 NYC, singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man)
Ferdie Pacheco - 1927 the "Fight Doctor"
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov - 1927 USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)
Goffredo Parise - 1929 writer
Alain Weber - 1930 composer
John Morressy - 1930 US, sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane)
Julian Critchley - 1930 British politician
Maximilian Schell - 1930 Austria, actor/director (Odessa File, Julia)
Rudolf Komorous - 1931 composer
Flip Wilson - 1933 [Clerow], Jersey City NJ, comedian (Flip Wilson Show)
Dharmendra - 1935 Indian actor
Tatiana Zatulovskaya - 1935 Israeli chess player
Peter Parfitt - 1936 cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's)
W S "Buster" Farrer - 1936 cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64)
Arne Næss Jr. - 1937 Norwegian mountain climber and businessman
James MacArthur - 1937 LA Calif, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0)
Jan van Houwelingen - 1937 Dutch undersecretary of Defense (CDA)
James Galway - 1939 Belfast Ireland, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil)
Jerry Butler - 1939 Sunflower Miss, rock vocalist (Never Give You Up)
Lynn Wilson - 1939 contractor/multi-millionaire
Brant Alyea - 1940 American baseball player
Graham Knight - 1940 rocker
Jenny Linden - 1940 English actress (Hedda, Dr Who " the Daleks)
Albert J Evenhuis - 1941 Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
Ed Brinkman - 1941 American baseball player
Geoff Hurst - 1941 cricketer (Essex 1962, better known as soccer immortal)
Randall "Duke" Cunningham - 1941 US Navy fighter pilot and Congressman
Bobby Elliot - 1942 rock drummer (Hollies)
Hemant Kanitkar - 1942 cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
Mario Savio - 1942 activist
Jim Morrison - 1943 American poet, singer (The Doors)
Mary Woronov - 1943 Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
Michael Unger - 1943 English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)
John Banville - 1945 Irish novelist and journalist
John Rubinstein - 1946 LA Calif, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil)
Sharmila Tagore - 1946 Indian Actress
Belinda Balaski - 1947 Inglewood CA, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling)
Frans Leijnse - 1947 Dutch politician (PvdA 2nd Chamber)
Geoff Daking - 1947 rocker
Gregg Allman - 1947 Nashville, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band)
Kati-Claudia Fofonoff - 1947 Skolt Sámi writer
Thomas R. Cech - 1947 American chemist, Nobel laureate
Mary Gordon - 1949 US, author
Ray Shulman - 1949 rocker
Robert Sternberg - 1949 Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
Rick Baker - 1950 Binghamton NY, special effects makeup artist (Exorcist)
Tim Foli - 1950 American baseball player
Jan Eggum - 1951 Norwegian singer-songwriter
Khaw Boon Wan - 1952 Singapore Health Minister
Richie Morales - 1952 drummer (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
Sam Kinison - 1952 screaming comedian/actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover)
Kim Basinger - 1953 American actress
Norman Finkelstein - 1953 American professor, activist
Roy Firestone - 1953 sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments)
Harold Hongju Koh - 1954 Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
Ian Greig - 1955 cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
Warren Cuccurullo - 1956 rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
Phll Collen - 1957 rocker
Billy Hufsey - 1958 actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)
Bird McIntyre - 1958 Thai pop singer, musician
Wayne Dickert - 1958 Chattanooga TN, slalom double canoe (Olympics-11th-96)
Mark Dickson - 1959 Tampa Fla, tennis star
Marty Raybon - 1959 Sanford Fla, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
Paul Rutherford - 1959 vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
Lim Guan Eng - 1960 Secretary-General of the Malaysian Democratic Action Party (DAP)
Ann Coulter - 1961 American author, political commentator, and attorney
Mikey Robins - 1961 Australian comedian
Berry van Aerle - 1962 Dutch soccer star (PSV)
Marty Friedman - 1962 American guitarist
Stephen John Elkington - 1962 Inverell Australia, PGA golfer (1990 Kmart)
Toshiaki Kawada - 1963 Japanese professional wrestler
James Blundell - 1964 Australian country singer
James Martinez - 1964 Santa Fe NM, rower (Olympics-1996)
Sandy Burnett - 1964 English record producer
Carina Lau - 1965 Hong Kong actress
Greg Truitt - 1965 NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
Teresa Weatherspoon - 1965 WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
Troy Sadowski - 1965 NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
Douglas Allan Martin - 1966 Bluffton OH, PGA golfer (1995 Buick-2nd)
Jeff Tremaine - 1966 American television and film director
Joe Staysniak - 1966 NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
Sinéad O'Connor - 1966 Irish musician
Darren Sheridan - 1967 English footballer and manager
Jeff George - 1967 NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
Kotono Mitsuishi - 1967 Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
Marina Augusta Baker - 1967 Windsor England, playmate (Mar, 1987)
Tony Mayberry - 1967 NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
Mike Mussina - 1968 Williamsport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
Antoon Kuil - 1969 soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
Bobby Phillips - 1969 WLAF running back (Minn Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
Darrin Shannon - 1969 Barrie, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
Lisa Marie Munzert - 1969 New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)
Steve Van Wormer - 1969 American actor
Victor Green - 1969 NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
Garvin Alston - 1971 Mt Vernon NY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
Frank Shamrock - 1972 American mixed martial artist
Marco Abreu - 1972 Angolan footballer
Corey Taylor - 1973 American singer (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
Doron Bell Jr. - 1973 Canadian actor
Mitch Jacoby - 1973 tight end (St Louis Rams)
Monty Montgomery - 1973 defensiveback (Indianapolis Colts)
Cristian Castro - 1974 Mexican singer
Nick Zinner - 1974 American guitarist (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Paul Staight - 1974 Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
Kevin Harvick - 1975 American NASCAR driver
Dominic Monaghan - 1976 English actor
Naimee Coleman - 1976 Irish singer and songwriter
Reed Johnson - 1976 American baseball player
Elsa Benítez - 1977 Mexican supermodel
Sébastien Chabal - 1977 French rugby union footballer
Anwar Siraj - 1978 Ethiopian footballer
Ian Somerhalder - 1978 American actor
John Oster - 1978 Welsh footballer
Kate Robinson - 1978 Peoria Ill, dance skater (" Kate Robinson)
Vernon Wells - 1978 American baseball player
Christian Wilhelmsson - 1979 Swedish footballer
Daniel Fitzhenry - 1979 Australian rugby league footballer
Johan Forssell - 1979 Swedish politician
Jeremy Accardo - 1981 American baseball player
Philip Rivers - 1981 American football player
Dee Dee Trotter - 1982 American athlete
Halil Altintop - 1982 Turkish Football player
Hamit Altintop - 1982 Turkish Football player
Noelle Pikus-Pace - 1982 American skeleton racer
Liu Song - 1983 Chinese snooker player
Neel Jani - 1983 Swiss racing driver
Badr Hari - 1984 Dutch kickboxer, Niall Brennan, Irish Legend.
Greg Halford - 1984 English footballer
Dwight Howard - 1985 American basketball player
Amir Khan - 1986 English boxer
Kate Voegele - 1986 American musician
Drew Doughty - 1989 Canadian hockey player
AnnaSophia Robb - 1993 American actress and singer
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