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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)

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]] -Spanish-Cuban physician (d. 1915)

1838 - [[Cleveland Abbe]] -American meteorologist and academic (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 marine and author (d. 1924)

1857 - [[Mathilde Kralik]] -Austrian pianist and 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]] -Scottish-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 activist (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]] -American actress (d. 1995)

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

1897 - [[William Gropper]] -American radical, cartoonist and painter (d. 1977)

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)

1901 - [[Glenn Hartranft]] -American shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1970)

1901 - [[Mildred Wiley]] -American high jumper (d. 2000)

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

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

1908 - [[Edward Underdown]] -English actor and jockey (d. 1989)

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

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

1914 - [[Kaisa Parviainen]] -Finnish javelin thrower (d. 2002)

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

1921 - [[John Doar]] -American lawyer and activist (d. 2014)

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

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

1923 - [[Trevor Bailey]] -English criocketer (d. 2011)

1923 - [[Stjepan Bobek]] -Croatian-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 Peace Prize|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, lawyer, and judge

1932 - [[Takao Fujinami]] -Japanese politician, Chief Cabinet Secretary, member of House of Representatives of Japan (d. 2007)

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)

1938 - [[Sally Shlaer]] -American mathematician, software engineer and methodologist (d. 1998)

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)

1943 - [[Joseph Franklin Ada]] -Guamanian politician, 5th Governor of Guam, 3rd Lieutenant Governor of Guam,

1944 - [[Ralph McTell]] -English singer-songwriter and guitarist

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

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 and manager

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

1951 - [[Riki Choshu]] -South Korean-Japanese wrestler

1951 - [[Rick Mears]] -American race car driver

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

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

1952 - [[Benny Hinn]] -American evangelist and author

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

1953 - [[Franz Klammer]] -Austrian skier and race car driver

1953 - [[Rob Waring]] -American-Norwegian vibraphonist and contemporary composer (Søyr)

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 businessman and politician

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

1959 - [[Eamonn Holmes]] -Irish-English journalist and game show host

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

1962 - [[Nataliya Grygoryeva (hurdler)|Nataliya Grygoryeva]] -Ukrainian hurdler

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

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

1964 - [[Darryl Hamilton]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)

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

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

1965 - [[Katarina Witt]] -German figure skater

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 and manager

1971 - [[Keegan Connor Tracy]] -Canadian actress

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

1972 - [[Danilo Goffi]] -Italian runner

1972 - [[Bucky Lasek]] -American skateboarder and race car driver

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

1974 - [[Lucette Rådström]] -Swedish television presenter

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 - [[Tomotaka Okamoto]] -Japanese sopranist

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

1977 - [[Yelena Zadorozhnaya]] -Russian runner

1978 - [[Trina]] -American rapper and producer

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 and rapper (The Oddities (rap group)|The Oddities)

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, singer, and guitarist

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]] -American-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 - [[Chinx]] -American rapper (d. 2015)

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

1983 - [[Aleksey Drozdov]] -Russian decathlete

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 (basketball, 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 - [[Erik Grönwall]] -Swedish singer-songwriter (H.E.A.T)

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

1991 - [[Masahiro Usui]] -Japanese actor (D-Boys)

1992 - [[Cristian Ceballos]] -Spanish footballer

1992 - [[Joseph McManners]] -English singer-songwriter and actor

1993 - [[Kyle Jean-Baptiste]] -American actor and singer (d. 2015)

1994 - [[Jake T. Austin]] -American actor

1995 - [[Anna Iriyama]] -Japanese singer (AKB48)

1997 - [[Hayley Okines]] -English activist (d. 2015)

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