Birthdays of Personalities on December 2

1678 :Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
1728 :Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1777 :Henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)
1802 :Melancthon Smith Wade, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1821 :Rufus Barringer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1825 :JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)
1837 :Charles Garrison Harker, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1846 :Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier
1859 :Georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte)
1868 :Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
1869 :Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
1884 :Ruth Draper, US, lecture artist [or 1989]
1885 :George Minot, US, physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
1885 :Nˇkos Kazantazakˇs, Greece, writer (Zorba, Last Temptation of Christ)
1893 :Julius Bissier, German painter
1893 :Louis Freeman, band leader
1895 :Klaas Voskuil, journalist
1896 :Georgi K Zjukov, marshal of Moskow/Stalingrad [NS-Dec 11]
1897 :Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China)
1899 :John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
1902 :Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49)
1906 :Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records
1915 :Adolph Green, songwriter (married to Phyllis Newman)
1915 :Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher
1918 :Milton Delugg, LA Calif, orch leader (Tonight Show)
1919 :Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
1923 :Maria M Callas, NYC, soprano (Carmen) [or 12/4]
1923 :Meshulam Riklis, husband of Pia Zadora
1924 :Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd Pa, US Sec of State (1981-82)/General
1929 :Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
1929 :Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)
1931 :Edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88)
1937 :Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)
1941 :Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)
1941 :Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)
1942 :Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
1943 :David Munden, rocker
1944 :Botho Strauá, writer
1944 :Roger Omond, journalist
1946 :Gianne Versace, fashion designer (Versace)
1947 :Michael Green, English TV/video producer
1950 :Merrill Ashley, St Paul Minn, ballerina (NYC Ballet)
1952 :Michael McDonald, St Louis, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers)
1953 :Meg Griffin, DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
1953 :Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Sisters)
1954 :Danielle Alexander, Ft Worth Tx, country music pianist
1954 :Stone Phillips, news host (NBC Dateline)
1960 :Rick Savage, bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
1964 :Chip Hale, Santa Clara CA, infielder (Minn Twins)
1964 :Yolanda Henry, Houston Texas, high jumper
1965 :Karrie Mitchell, Arvada Colorado, Miss Colorado-America (1991-top 10)
1966 :Zeke Jones, Yipsilanti Mich, 114« lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
1967 :Sharry Konopski, Longview Wash, playmate (August, 1987)
1968 :Darryl Kile, Garden Grove CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1968 :Mark Harding, Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies
1968 :Rene‚ Tenison, Caldwell Id, playmate of the year (Nov, 1989)
1972 :Chris Burns, CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 :James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1976 :Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champ)
1988 :Edward EMG baron Downpatrick, grandson of English prince Edward



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