Birthdays of Personalities on December 8

1508 :Gemma Frisius, [Jemme Reinersz], Frisian geographer/astronomer
1626 :Christina, queen of Sweden who abdicated after becoming Catholic
1704 :Anton de Haen, medical expert (Ratio Medendi)
1708 :Francis I, Holy Roman emperor (1745-1765)
1715 :John Althuysen, Frisian vicar/poet (Frisianche rymlery)
1728 :Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author
1730 :John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
1741 :Maximilian JLP Gardel, French dancer/choreographer (Menuet Reine)
1765 :Eli Whitney, inventor (Cotton Gin)
1822 :Luther Prentice Bradley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1910
1826 :Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
1828 :Clinton Bowen Fisk, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1828 :Robert Bullock, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
1832 :Bj”rnstjerne Bj”rnson, Norway, novelist (Pa Guds Veje, Nobel-1903)
1861 :Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)
1861 :Georges M‚liŠs, Paris, magician; 1st to film a fictional story
1861 :William Crapo Durant, founded General Machine
1862 :Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
1865 :Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Taylor series)
1872 :J C Powys, writer
1881 :Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)
1886 :Diego Rivera, [Lenin of Mexico], Mexico, painter/wife of Frida Kahlo
1888 :Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian
1889 :W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)
1894 :James (Grover) Thurber, Columbus Ohio, humorist (Men, Women & Dogs)
1899 :James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
1899 :Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia
1903 :Adele Simpson, NYC, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946)
1903 :Cleo Brown, pianist
1903 :Irene Eisinger, singer
1903 :Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge, author
1905 :Julius Silverman, politician
1906 :Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
1908 :John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
1912 :Jura Soyfer, writer
1913 :Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)
1913 :Paul F‚lix, Flemish architect (Sun Song)
1915 :Denis Harding, soldier
1915 :George Scheuer, writer/journalist
1916 :Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep
1918 :G‚rard Souzay, Angers France, baritone (Le Nozze di Figaro)
1920 :Ron Gulliford, educationalist
1921 :Johnny Otis, Calif, R&B talent scout (Cold Shot, Cuttin' Up)
1921 :Terence Weil, cellist/teacher
1922 :Jean Ritchie, rocker
1922 :John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15)
1922 :Lucian Freud, Berlin German, artist (Boy With a Rat)
1925 :James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
1925 :Sammy Davis Jr, NYC, singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man)
1927 :Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10)
1929 :Goffredo Parise, writer
1930 :John Morressy, US, sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane)
1933 :Flip Wilson, [Clerow], Jersey City NJ, comedian (Flip Wilson Show)
1937 :Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch undersecretary of Defense (CDA)
1939 :James Galway, Belfast Ireland, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil)
1939 :Jerry Butler, Sunflower Miss, rock vocalist (Never Give You Up)
1939 :Lynn Wilson, contractor/multi-millionaire
1940 :Graham Knight, rocker
1941 :Albert J Evenhuis, Dutch undersecretary of Economic (VVD)
1942 :Bobby Elliot, rock drummer (Hollies)
1942 :Mario Savio, activist
1943 :Jim Morrison, Melbourne Fla, singer (Doors) is he really dead?
1943 :Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)
1946 :Graham Knight, rocker (Marmalade)
1947 :Frans Leijnse, Dutch politician (PvdA 2nd Chamber)
1947 :Geoff Daking, rocker
1947 :Gregg Allman, Nashville, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band)
1949 :Mary Gordon, US, author
1949 :Ray Shulman, rocker
1950 :Dan Hartman, rocker
1950 :Rick Baker, Binghamton NY, special effects makeup artist (Exorcist)
1952 :Richie Morales, drummer (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1952 :Sam Kinison, screaming comedian/actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover)
1953 :Roy Firestone, sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments)
1956 :Warren Cuccurullo, rock guitarist (Missing Persons)
1957 :Phll Collen, rocker
1959 :Marty Raybon, Sanford Fla, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1959 :Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
1966 :Si¤ead O'Connor, Dublin Ireland, singer (Nothing Compares 2 U)
1967 :Marina Augusta Baker, Windsor England, playmate (Mar, 1987)
1967 :Ron George, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1968 :Bill Johnson, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)
1968 :Mike Mussina, Williamsport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1969 :Bobby Phillips, WLAF running back (Minn Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 :Lisa Marie Munzert, New Castle Delaware, Miss Delaware-America (1991)
1971 :Garvin Alston, Mt Vernon NY, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1973 :Mitch Jacoby, tight end (St Louis Rams)
1973 :Monty Montgomery, defensiveback (Indianapolis Colts)
1978 :Kate Robinson, Peoria Ill, dance skater (& Kate Robinson)



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