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Day History: December-3

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Famous Birthdays


1368- Charles VI of France -(d. 1422)

1560- Jan Gruter -Dutch scholar and critic (d. 1627)

1596- Nicola Amati -Italian violin maker (d. 1684)

1722- Hryhorii Skovoroda -Ukrainian poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1794)

1729- Antonio Soler -Spanish composer and theorist (d. 1783)

1755- Gilbert Stuart -American painter (d. 1828)

1766- Barbara Fritchie -American Civil War Unionist (d. 1862)

1800- France Prešeren -Slovenian poet and lawyer (d. 1849)

1826- George B. McClellan -American general and politician, 24th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1885)

1833- Carlos Finlay -Cuban physician (d. 1915)

1838- Cleveland Abbe -American meteorologist (d. 1916)

1838- Octavia Hill -English activist and author (d. 1912)

1842- Phoebe Hearst -American philanthropist and activist (d. 1919)

1842- Charles Alfred Pillsbury -American businessman, founded the Pillsbury Company (d. 1899)

1842- Ellen Swallow Richards -American chemist, ecologist, and educator (d. 1911)

1857- Joseph Conrad -Polish-English author (d. 1924)

1857- Mathilde Kralik -Austrian composer (d. 1944)

1864- Herman Heijermans -Dutch author and playwright (d. 1924)

1867- William John Bowser -Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th List of premiers of British Columbia|Premier of British Columbia (d. 1933)

1872- Arthur Charles Hardy -Canadian politician, Speaker of the Senate (Canada)|Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1962)

1872- William Haselden -English cartoonist (d. 1953)

1875- Émile Delchambre -French rower (d. 1958)

1875- Max Meldrum -Scottish-Australian painter (d. 1955)

1878- Francis A. Nixon -American businessman (d. 1956)

1879- Albert Asher -New Zealand rugby player (d. 1965)

1879- Charles Hutchison -American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)

1879- Kafū Nagai -Japanese author and playwright (d. 1959)

1879- Donald Matheson Sutherland -Canadian physician and politician, 5th Minister of National Defence (Canada)|Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1970)

1880- Alexander Hall (soccer)|Alexander Hall -Canadian soccer player (d. 1943)

1880- Fedor von Bock -German field marshal (d. 1945)

1883- Anton Webern -Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1945)

1884- Rajendra Prasad -Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (d. 1963)

1884- Walther Stampfli -Swiss politician, 50th List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1965)

1886- Manne Siegbahn -Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)

1887- Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni -Japanese general and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1990)

1888- Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog -Polish-Irish rabbi (d. 1959)

1889- Khudiram Bose -Indian revolutionary (d. 1908)

1889- Cyrillus Kreek -Estonian trombonist and composer (d. 1962)

1891- Thomas Farrell (general)|Thomas Farrell -American general (d. 1967)

1893- Edmond Decottignies -French weightlifter (d. 1963)

1894- Deiva Zivarattinam -Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1975)

1895- Te Ata Fisher -Chickasaw-American actress (d. 1995)

1895- Anna Freud -Austrian-English psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1982)

1899- Hayato Ikeda -Japanese politician, 58th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)

1900- Ulrich Inderbinen -Swiss mountaineer (d. 2004)

1900- Richard Kuhn -Austrian-German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)

1902- Mitsuo Fuchida -Japanese captain and pilot (d. 1976)

1902- Feliks Kibbermann -Estonian chess player and philologist (d. 1993)

1908- Edward Underdown -English actor (d. 1989)

1911- Nino Rota -Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and academic (d. 1979)

1914- Irving Fine -American composer and academic (d. 1962)

1918- Abdul Haris Nasution -Indonesian general and politician (d. 2000)

1919- Charles Lynch (journalist)|Charles Lynch -Canadian journalist and author (d. 1994)

1921- Phyllis Curtin -American soprano, actress, and academic

1922- Eli Mandel -Canadian poet, critic, and academic (d. 1992)

1922- Sven Nykvist -Swedish director and cinematographer (d. 2006)

1923- Dede Allen -American film editor (d. 2010)

1923- Stjepan Bobek -Serbian footballer and manager (d. 2010)

1923- Moyra Fraser -Australian-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2009)

1924- Wiel Coerver -Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2011)

1924- F. Sionil José -Filipino journalist and author

1924- Roberto Mieres -Argentinian race car driver (d. 2012)

1924- John Winter (athlete)|John Winter -Australian high jumper (d. 2007)

1925- Kim Dae-jung -South Korean lieutenant and politician, 8th President of South Korea, Nobel Prize in Peace|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

1925- Ferlin Husky -American singer and guitarist (d. 2011)

1927- Andy Williams -American singer and actor (The Williams Brothers) (d. 2012)

1928- Thomas M. Foglietta -American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 2004)

1928- Muhammad Habibur Rahman -Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, List of Prime Ministers of Bangladesh|Prime Minister of Bangladesh (d. 2014)

1929- John S. Dunne -American priest and theologian (d. 2013)

1930- Jean-Luc Godard -French-Swiss director and screenwriter

1930- Raul M. Gonzalez -Filipino lawyer and politician, 42nd Secretary of Justice (Philippines)|Filipino Secretary of Justice (d. 2014)

1930- Yves Trudeau (artist)|Yves Trudeau -Canadian sculptor

1931- Franz Josef Degenhardt -German author and poet (d. 2011)

1931- Jaye P. Morgan -American singer and actress

1932- Corry Brokken -Dutch singer

1933- Paul J. Crutzen -Dutch chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize in Chemistry|Nobel Prize laureate

1934- Nicolas Coster -American actor and producer

1934- Viktor Gorbatko -Russian general, pilot, and astronaut

1934- Abimael Guzmán -Peruvian philosopher and academic

1935- Eddie Bernice Johnson -American nurse and politician

1937- Bobby Allison -American race car driver

1937- Morgan Llywelyn -American-Irish author

1937- Binod Bihari Verma -Indian physician and author (d. 2003)

1938- Jean-Claude Malépart -Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)

1939- Don Calfa -American actor

1939- John Paul, Sr. (racing driver)|John Paul, Sr. -American race car driver

1940- Jeffrey R. Holland -American academic and religious leader

1942- Pedro Rocha -Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2013)

1942- Alice Schwarzer -German journalist, founded ''EMMA (magazine)|EMMA Magazine''

1942- David K. Shipler -American journalist and author

1943- J. Philippe Rushton -English-Canadian psychologist and academic (d. 2012)

1944- Craig Raine -English poet, author, and playwright

1944- Ralph McTell -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

1945- Paul Nicholas -English actor and singer

1946- Joop Zoetemelk -Dutch cyclist

1947- Patricia Krenwinkel -American murderer

1948- Jan Hrubý -Czech violinist and songwriter (Framus Five and Etc...)

1948- Maxwell Hutchinson -English architect and television host

1948- Ozzy Osbourne -English-American singer-songwriter and actor (Black Sabbath)

1949- John Akii-Bua -Ugandan hurdler (d. 1997)

1949- Heather Menzies -Canadian-American actress and singer

1949- Mickey Thomas (singer)|Mickey Thomas -American singer-songwriter (Jefferson Starship and Starship (band)|Starship)

1950- Alberto Juantorena -Cuban runner

1951- Mike Bantom -American basketball player

1951- Ray Candy -American wrestler (d. 1994)

1951- Riki Chōshū -South Korean-Japanese wrestler

1951- Rick Mears -American race car driver

1951- Rice brothers|Greg Rice -American actor

1951- Rice brothers|John Rice -American actor (d. 2005)

1951- Nicky Stevens -Welsh singer (Brotherhood of Man)

1952- Don Barnes -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (38 Special (band)|38 Special)

1952- Christos Hatziskoulidis -Greek footballer (d. 2010)

1952- Benny Hinn -American evangelist and author

1952- Mel Smith -English comedian, actor, director, and producer (d. 2013)

1953- Franz Klammer -Austrian skier

1953- Lothar Schneider -German footballer

1954- Grace Andreacchi -American-English author, poet, and playwright

1955- Steven Culp -American actor

1955- Warren Jeffs -American religious leader

1956- Ewa Kopacz -Polish physician and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland

1957- Maxim Korobov -Russian politician

1957- Valérie Quennessen -French actress (d. 1989)

1959- Eamonn Holmes -Irish-English journalist

1960- Daryl Hannah -American actress and producer

1960- Igor Larionov -Russian ice hockey player

1960- Julianne Moore -American actress and author

1960- Mike Ramsey (ice hockey)|Mike Ramsey -American ice hockey player and coach

1961- Adal Ramones -Mexican comedian, actor, and producer

1962- Richard Bacon (politician)|Richard Bacon -English banker, journalist, and politician

1963- Joe Lally -American singer-songwriter and bass player (Fugazi (band)|Fugazi and Ataxia (band)|Ataxia)

1963- Terri Schiavo -American medical patient (d. 2005)

1965- Steve Harris (actor)|Steve Harris -American actor

1965- Andrew Stanton -American voice actor, director, producer, screenwriter

1965- Katarina Witt -German figure skater and model

1966- Monic Hendrickx -Dutch actress

1966- Flemming Povlsen -Danish footballer and manager

1966- Irina Zhuk -Russian figure skater and coach

1968- Brendan Fraser -American actor and producer

1968- Montell Jordan -American singer-songwriter and producer

1969- Bill Steer -English guitarist and songwriter (Carcass (band)|Carcass, Firebird (band)|Firebird, Angel Witch, and Gentlemans Pistols)

1970- Paul Byrd -American baseball player

1970- Lindsey Hunter -American basketball player and coach

1970- Christian Karembeu -French footballer

1970- Lu Parker -American journalist, Miss USA 1994

1970- Laura Schuler -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1971- Ola Rapace -Swedish actor

1971- Frank Sinclair -English-Jamaican footballer and manager

1971- Henk Timmer (footballer)|Henk Timmer -Dutch footballer

1971- Keegan Connor Tracy -Canadian actress

1971- Vernon White (fighter)|Vernon White -American mixed martial artist and wrestler

1972- Bucky Lasek -American skateboarder

1973- Holly Marie Combs -American actress and producer

1973- Super Crazy -Mexican-American wrestler

1973- MC Frontalot -American rapper

1973- Sammy Leung -Hong Kong singer and actor

1975- Mickey Avalon -American rapper

1975- Malinda Williams -American actress

1976- Mark Boucher -South African cricketer

1976- Silvia Fontana -American-Italian figure skater

1976- Gary Glover -American baseball player

1976- Cornelius Griffin -American football player

1976- Byron Kelleher -New Zealand rugby player

1976- Todd Smith (musician)|Todd Smith -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dog Fashion Disco, Polkadot Cadaver, The Alter Boys, and Knives Out!)

1977- Chad Durbin -American baseball player

1977- Troy Evans (American football)|Troy Evans -American football player

1977- Adam Małysz -Polish ski jumper

1978- Trina -American rapper

1978- Daniel Alexandersson -Swedish footballer

1978- Jiří Bicek -Slovak ice hockey player

1978- Dan Snow -English-Canadian radio and television host

1978- Bram Tankink -Dutch cyclist

1979- Daniel Bedingfield -New Zealand-English singer-songwriter

1979- Rock Cartwright -American football player

1979- Rainbow Sun Francks -Canadian actor

1979- Tiffany Haddish -American actress and dancer

1980- Anna Chlumsky -American actress

1980- Jenna Dewan -American actress and dancer

1980- Zlata Filipović -Bosnian author

1980- Jim Sorgi -American football player and sportscaster

1981- Ioannis Amanatidis -Greek footballer

1981- Brian Bonsall -American actor

1981- Tyjuan Hagler -American football player

1981- Liza Lapira -American actress

1981- Louise Roe -English model and journalist

1981- Edwin Valero -Venezuelan boxer (d. 2010)

1981- David Villa -Spanish footballer

1982- Jaycee Chan -Hong Kong actor and singer

1982- Manny Corpas -Panamanian baseball player

1982- Michael Essien -Ghanaian footballer

1982- Lewis Marnell -Australian skateboarder (d. 2013)

1982- Franco Sbaraglini -Argentinian-Italian rugby player

1983- Stephen Donald -New Zealand rugby player

1983- Sherri DuPree -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Eisley)

1983- Andy Grammer -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1983- James Ihedigbo -American football player

1983- Kati Tolmoff -Estonian badminton player

1984- Hind Laroussi -Dutch singer

1984- Avraam Papadopoulos -Greek footballer

1985- László Cseh -Hungarian swimmer

1985- Mike Randolph -American soccer player

1985- Sıla Şahin -German model and actress

1985- Mohit Sehgal -Indian actor

1985- Amanda Seyfried -American actress and singer

1985- Robert Swift -American basketball player

1985- Marcus Williams (born 1985)|Marcus Williams -American basketball player

1986- Frank Elegar -American basketball player

1986- James Laurinaitis -American football player

1986- Radek Smoleňák -Czech ice hockey player

1986- Josh Vaughan -American football player

1987- Michael Angarano -American actor

1987- Brian Robiskie -American football player

1987- Alicia Sacramone -American gymnast

1989- Selçuk Alibaz -Turkish footballer

1990- Sharon Fichman -Canadian-Israeli tennis player

1991- Ekaterine Gorgodze -Georgian tennis player

1992- Cristian Ceballos -Spanish footballer

1992- Joseph McManners -English singer-songwriter and actor

1994- Jake T. Austin -American actor