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Day History: December-7

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Famous Birthdays


521 - [[Columba]] -Irish missionary, monk, and saint (d. 597)

903 - [[Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi]] -Persian astronomer and author (d. 986)

1302 - [[Azzone Visconti]] -Italian ruler, founded Milan (d. 1339)

1545 - [[Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley]] -English-Scottish husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1567)

1561 - [[Kikkawa Hiroie]] -Japanese daimyo (d. 1625)

1598 - [[Gian Lorenzo Bernini]] -Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1680)

1643 - [[Giovanni Battista Falda]] -Italian architect and engraver (d. 1678)

1637 - [[Bernardo Pasquini]] -Italian organist and composer (d. 1710)

1724 - [[Louise of Great Britain]] -(d. 1751)

1764 - [[Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno]] -French general and politician, Minister of Defence (France)|French Minister of War (d. 1841)

1784 - [[Allan Cunningham (author)|Allan Cunningham]] -Scottish author and poet (d. 1842)

1791 - [[Ferenc Novák (writer)|Ferenc Novák]] -Hungarian-Slovene priest and poet (d. 1836)

1792 - [[Abraham Jacob van der Aa]] -Dutch author and academic (d. 1857)

1801 - [[Johann Nestroy]] -Austrian actor and playwright (d. 1862)

1810 - [[Josef Hyrtl]] -Hungarian-Austrian anatomist and biologist (d. 1894)

1810 - [[Theodor Schwann]] -German physiologist and biologist (d. 1882)

1823 - [[Leopold Kronecker]] -Polish-German mathematician and academic (d. 1891)

1838 - [[Thomas Bent]] -Australian politician, 22nd Premier of Victoria (d. 1909)

1847 - [[Deacon White]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 1939)

1860 - [[Joseph Cook]] -English-Australian miner and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)

1862 - [[Paul Adam (French novelist)|Paul Adam]] -French author (d. 1920)

1863 - [[Felix Calonder]] -Swiss soldier and politician, 36th List of Presidents of the Swiss Confederation|President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1952)

1863 - [[Pietro Mascagni]] -Italian composer and conductor (d. 1945)

1863 - [[Richard Warren Sears]] -American businessman, co-founded Sears (d. 1914)

1873 - [[Willa Cather]] -American author and poet (d. 1947)

1879 - [[Rudolf Friml]] -Czech-American pianist, composer, and academic (d. 1972)

1884 - [[John Carpenter (athlete)|John Carpenter]] -American sprinter (d. 1933)

1885 - [[Mason Phelps]] -American golfer (d. 1945)

1885 - [[Peter Sturholdt]] -American boxer and painter (d. 1919)

1887 - [[Ernst Toch]] -Austrian-American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)

1888 - [[Joyce Cary]] -Irish author and painter (d. 1957)

1888 - [[Hamilton Fish III]] -American captain and politician (d. 1991)

1892 - [[Stuart Davis (painter)|Stuart Davis]] -American painter (d. 1964)

1893 - [[Fay Bainter]] -American actress and singer (d. 1968)

1894 - [[Freddie Adkins]] -English author and illustrator (d. 1986)

1902 - [[Hilda Taba]] -Estonian architect, author, and educator (d. 1967)

1903 - [[Danilo Blanuša]] -Croatian mathematician, physicist, and academic (d. 1987)

1904 - [[Clarence Nash]] -American voice actor and singer (d. 1985)

1904 - [[Konstantin Sokolsky]] -Russian-Latvian singer (d. 1991)

1905 - [[Gerard Kuiper]] -Dutch-American astronomer and academic (d. 1973)

1907 - [[Fred Rose (politician)|Fred Rose]] -Polish-Canadian politician and spy (d. 1983)

1909 - [[Nikola Vaptsarov]] -Bulgarian poet and author (d. 1942)

1910 - [[Duncan McNaughton]] -Canadian high jumper and geologist (d. 1998)

1910 - [[Louis Prima]] -American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and actor (d. 1978)

1910 - [[Edmundo Ros]] -Trinidadian-English singer-songwriter and bandleader (d. 2011)

1912 - [[Daniel Jones (composer)|Daniel Jones]] -Welsh captain and composer (d. 1993)

1913 - [[Kersti Merilaas]] -Estonian author and poet (d. 1986)

1915 - [[Leigh Brackett]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 1978)

1915 - [[Eli Wallach]] -American actor (d. 2014)

1916 - [[Jean Carignan]] -Canadian fiddler and composer (d. 1988)

1919 - [[Lis Løwert]] -Danish actress (d. 2009)

1920 - [[Tatamkulu Afrika]] -South African poet and author (d. 2002)

1920 - [[Fiorenzo Magni]] -Italian cyclist (d. 2012)

1920 - [[Walter Nowotny]] -Austrian-German soldier and pilot (d. 1944)

1921 - [[Pramukh Swami Maharaj]] -Indian guru and scholar

1923 - [[Intizar Hussain]] -Indian-Pakistani author and scholar

1923 - [[Ted Knight]] -American actor (d. 1986)

1924 - [[Jovanka Broz]] -Croatian-Serbian colonel (d. 2013)

1924 - [[John Love (racing driver)|John Love]] -Zimbabwean race car driver (d. 2005)

1924 - [[Mário Soares]] -Portuguese historian, lawyer, and politician, 17th President of Portugal

1925 - [[Hermano da Silva Ramos]] -French-Brazilian race car driver

1926 - [[Leon Kossoff]] -English painter

1926 - [[William John McNaughton]] -American priest, 1st Bishop of Incheon

1927 - [[Jack S. Blanton]] -American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)

1927 - [[Helen Watts]] -Welsh opera singer (d. 2009)

1928 - [[Noam Chomsky]] -American linguist and philosopher

1930 - [[Christopher Nicole]] -Guyanese-English author

1930 - [[Hal Smith (infielder)|Hal Smith]] -American baseball player

1931 - [[Allan B. Calhamer]] -American game designer, created ''Diplomacy (game)|Diplomacy'' (d. 2013)

1932 - [[Curt Brasket]] -American chess player (d. 2014)

1932 - [[Ellen Burstyn]] -American actress and singer

1932 - [[Paul Caponigro]] -American photographer and pianist

1932 - [[Rosemary Rogers]] -Sri Lankan-American journalist and author

1932 - [[J. B. Sumarlin]] -Indonesian economist and politician, 17th List of Ministers of Finance of Indonesia|Indonesian Minister of Finance

1933 - [[Krsto Papić]] -Croatian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1937 - [[Thad Cochran]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician

1937 - [[Kenneth Colley]] -English actor, director, and screenwriter

1938 - [[Bud Spangler]] -American drummer, composer, and producer (d. 2014)

1939 - [[Blackie Dammett]] -American actor and author

1940 - [[Stan Boardman]] -English comedian and actor

1940 - [[Gerry Cheevers]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach

1941 - [[Melba Pattillo Beals]] -American journalist and activist

1942 - [[Harry Chapin]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)

1942 - [[Alex Johnson]] -American baseball player (d. 2015)

1942 - [[Peter Tomarken]] -American game show host and producer (d. 2006)

1943 - [[Susan Isaacs]] -American author and screenwriter

1943 - [[Nick Katz]] -American mathematician and academic

1943 - [[Göran Lennmarker]] -Swedish politician

1943 - [[Bernard C. Parks]] -American police officer and politician

1943 - [[John Bennett Ramsey]] -American businessman and pilot

1944 - [[Jamiel Chagra]] -American drug trafficker (d. 2008)

1944 - [[Daniel Chorzempa]] -American organist and composer

1944 - [[Miroslav Macek]] -Czech dentist and politician

1945 - [[Marion Rung]] -Finnish singer

1946 - [[Kirsti Sparboe]] -Norwegian singer and actress

1947 - [[Johnny Bench]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1947 - [[Anne Fine]] -English author

1947 - [[Tony Thomas (producer)|Tony Thomas]] -American screenwriter and producer

1947 - [[Garry Unger]] -Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster

1948 - [[Gary Morris]] -American singer and actor

1948 - [[Mads Vinding]] -Danish bassist

1949 - [[James Rivière]] -Italian sculptor and jeweler

1949 - [[Tom Waits]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

1950 - [[Ron Hynes]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1952 - [[Susan Collins]] -American politician

1952 - [[Georges Corraface]] -French actor and producer

1952 - [[Eckhard Märzke]] -German footballer and manager

1954 - [[Mary Fallin]] -American politician, 27th Governor of Oklahoma

1954 - [[Mark Hofmann]] -American murderer

1954 - [[Mike Nolan (singer)|Mike Nolan]] -Irish singer (Bucks Fizz (band)|Bucks Fizz and Brooks (group)|Brooks)

1955 - [[Priscilla Barnes]] -American actress and producer

1955 - [[John Watkins (Australian politician)|John Watkins]] -Australian educator and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of New South Wales

1956 - [[Larry Bird]] -American basketball player and coach

1957 - [[Tom Winsor]] -English lawyer and civil servant

1958 - [[Tim Butler]] -English bass player and songwriter (The Psychedelic Furs and Love Spit Love)

1958 - [[Lillie McCloud]] -American singer-songwriter

1958 - [[Rick Rude]] -American wrestler (d. 1999)

1959 - [[Barbara Wilshere]] -English actress

1960 - [[Craig Scanlon]] -English guitarist and songwriter (The Fall (band)|The Fall)

1961 - [[Dawn Sears]] -American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)

1962 - [[Alain Blondel]] -French decathlete

1962 - [[Grecia Colmenares]] -Venezuelan-Argentinian actress

1962 - [[Jeffrey Donaldson]] -Northern Irish politician and political activist

1962 - [[Imad Mughniyah]] -Lebanese activist (d. 2008)

1963 - [[Theo Snelders]] -Dutch footballer and coach

1963 - [[Barbara Weathers]] -American singer (Atlantic Starr)

1964 - [[Roberta Close]] -Brazilian model and actress

1964 - [[Patrick Fabian]] -American actor

1964 - [[Peter Laviolette]] -American ice hockey player and coach

1965 - [[Dorien de Vries]] -Dutch sailor

1965 - [[Colin Hendry]] -Scottish footballer and manager

1965 - [[Toshinori Omi]] -Japanese actor

1965 - [[Jeffrey Wright (actor)|Jeffrey Wright]] -American actor

1966 - [[C. Thomas Howell]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1966 - [[Shinichi Ito]] -Japanese motorcycle racer

1966 - [[Kazue Itoh]] -Japanese actress

1966 - [[Andres Kasekamp]] -Canadian-Estonian historian and academic

1967 - [[Tino Martinez]] -American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster

1967 - [[Katsuya Terada]] -Japanese illustrator

1968 - [[Mark Geyer]] -Australian rugby player and sportscaster

1969 - [[Andrea Claudio Galluzzo]] -Italian historian and archaeologist.

1969 - [[Patrice O'Neal]] -American comedian and actor (d. 2011)

1970 - [[Carmen Campuzano]] -Mexican model and actress

1971 - [[Vladimir Akopian]] -Azerbaijani-Armenian chess player

1971 - [[Chasey Lain]] -American porn actress

1972 - [[Hermann Maier]] -Austrian skier

1972 - [[Tammy Lynn Sytch]] -American wrestler and manager

1973 - [[Terrell Owens]] -American football player and actor

1973 - [[Fabien Pelous]] -French rugby player and coach

1973 - [[Damien Rice]] -Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Juniper (band)|Juniper and Bell X1 (band)|Bell X1)

1973 - [[Charles Carl Roberts]] -American murderer (d. 2006)

1974 - [[Nicole Appleton]] -Canadian singer and actress (All Saints (group)|All Saints and Appleton (music duo)|Appleton)

1974 - [[Kang Full]] -South Korean illustrator

1974 - [[Panagiotis Liadelis]] -Greek basketball player

1974 - [[Kristie Lu Stout]] -Chinese-American journalist and news anchor

1974 - [[Voldemārs Lūsis]] -Latvian javelin thrower

1974 - [[Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez]] -Spanish shot putter and actor

1975 - [[Jamie Clapham]] -English footballer and coach

1976 - [[Alan Faneca]] -American football player

1976 - [[Derek Ramsay]] -Filipino-British actor, model, VJ, and host

1976 - [[Ivan Franceschini]] -Italian footballer

1976 - [[Brent Johnson (Canadian football)|Brent Johnson]] -Canadian football player

1976 - [[Georges Laraque]] -Canadian ice hockey player and politician

1976 - [[Vanessa Lorenzo]] -Spanish model

1976 - [[Sunny Sweeney]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1976 - [[Benoît Tréluyer]] -French race car driver

1977 - [[Eric Chavez]] -American baseball player

1977 - [[Luke Donald]] -English golfer

1977 - [[Dominic Howard]] -English drummer and producer (Muse (band)|Muse)

1978 - [[Donny Alamsyah]] -Indonesian actor

1978 - [[Shiri Appleby]] -American actress, director, and producer

1978 - [[Chad Dukes (radio personality)|Chad Dukes]] -American radio host

1978 - [[Frankie J]] -Mexican-American singer-songwriter and producer (Kumbia Kings)

1978 - [[Mr. Porter]] -American rapper and producer (D12)

1979 - [[Sara Bareilles]] -American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress

1979 - [[Jennifer Carpenter]] -American actress

1979 - [[Lampros Choutos]] -Greek-Italian footballer

1979 - [[Ayako Fujitani]] -Japanese actress

1980 - [[John Terry]] -English footballer

1982 - [[Chrispa]] -Greek singer

1982 - [[Jack Huston]] -English actor

1983 - [[Mike Mucitelli]] -American mixed martial artist

1984 - [[Aaron Gray]] -American basketball player

1984 - [[Robert Kubica]] -Polish race car driver

1984 - [[Milan Michálek]] -Czech ice hockey player

1984 - [[Luca Rigoni]] -Italian footballer

1985 - [[Dean Ambrose]] -American wrestler

1986 - [[Billy Horschel]] -American golfer

1987 - [[Aaron Carter]] -American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor

1988 - [[Nathan Adrian]] -American swimmer

1988 - [[Emily Browning]] -Australian actress and singer

1988 - [[Angelina Gabueva]] -Russian tennis player

1988 - [[Asia Ray Smith]] -American actress

1988 - [[Butsakon Tantiphana]] -Thai actress and singer

1989 - [[Nicholas Hoult]] -English actor

1989 - [[Caleb Landry Jones]] -American actor

1989 - [[Alessandro Marchi]] -Italian footballer

1990 - [[Aleksandr Menkov]] -Russian long jumper

1990 - [[Yasiel Puig]] -Cuban baseball player

1990 - [[Urszula Radwańska]] -Polish tennis player

1991 - [[Eugenio Pisani]] -Italian race car driver

1991 - [[Dori Sakurada]] -Japanese actor, singer, and dancer

1994 - [[Yuzuru Hanyu]] -Japanese figure skater

1994 - [[Myrtle Sarrosa]] -Filipino actress, model, VJ, and cosplayer

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