Birthdays of Personalities on December 22

1400 :Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)
1428 :Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury
1459 :Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II
1515 :Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland
1523 :Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen
1573 :Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia/Groningen
1643 :Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer (Louisiana)
1684 :Johann J Dillenius, [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum)
1696 :James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)
1700 :Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent
1702 :Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Madame d'Epinay)
1727 :William Ellery, US attorney/signer (Declar of Independence)
1728 :Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden
1735 :Ulrich Br„ker, writer
1744 :Abigail Adams, Weymouth Mass, 2nd first lady (1797-1801)
1753 :Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)
1764 :Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility
1767 :Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France)
1768 :John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher
1787 :Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar
1795 :Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
1803 :Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1808 :Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)
1809 :Benedict Augustin Morel, Vienna, Fren psychologist (dementia praecox)
1815 :Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
1815 :Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
1819 :George Eliot, England, Victorian novelist (Adam Bede)
1826 :James Scott Negley, (Union volunteers Major General, died in 1901)
1830 :Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)
1831 :Mark Rutherford, writer
1831 :Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874
1832 :Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1842 :Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
1846 :Oscar Carr‚, Dutch circus director
1847 :Heihatjir“ T“j“, Japan, admiral (Russian-Japanese war)
1849 :Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
1856 :Frank Kellogg, Sec of State (1925-29), try to outlaw war (Nobel 1929)
1857 :George [Robert] Gissing, England, novelist
1861 :Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)
1863 :Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
1863 :Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)
1867 :Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic
1867 :Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)
1867 :[Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany, general
1868 :John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
1869 :Andre[-Paul-Guillaume] Gide, Paris France, writer (Nobel 1947)
1869 :Edwin Arlington Robinson, US, poet (Richard Corey)
1873 :L[eopold] S[tennett] Amery, British politician
1873 :Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
1874 :Herman Harrell Horne, Clayton NC, philosopher (idealism)
1876 :Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Ital writer (Futurism e Futurista)
1877 :Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
1879 :Ralph Hawtrey, Buckinghamshire England, economist (multiplier)
1879 :Stanislas Bizot, French world checker champion (1925)
1881 :Enver Pasa, Istanbul Turkey, Turkish politician
1882 :Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright
1883 :Arthur James Cook, England, union leader (coal miners)
1887 :Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indies mathematician (ã/Notebooks)
1888 :Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
1889 :Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright
1890 :Charles de Gaulle, Lille France, premier of France
1890 :Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)
1891 :Edward L Bernays, Vienna Austria, 1st public relations agent
1896 :Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St Petersburg Russia, poet
1898 :Lionel Charles Robbins, Middlesex England, economist
1899 :Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
1901 :Andr‚ Kostelanetz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Lincoln Portrari)
1902 :Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
1902 :Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
1903 :Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across US in 86 days in 1960
1903 :H Keffer Hartline, US, biophysicist (Nobel 1967)
1904 :Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
1905 :Kenneth Rexroth, US, poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)
1908 :Giacomo Manz£, Italy, sculptor (St Peter, Laurenskerk, Lenin Prize)
1908 :Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
1908 :Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
1911 :Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
1912 :Claudia A "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, 1st lady (1963-1969)
1912 :Doris Duke, NYC, heiress (American Tobacco Co)
1912 :Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
1913 :Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller
1917 :Andrew Fielding Huxley, London England, physiologist (Nobel 1963)
1917 :Gene Rayburn, Christopher Ill, TV game show host (Match Game)
1917 :Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)
1921 :Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington WV, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1922 :Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter
1922 :James C Wright Jr, (Rep-D-Texas), Speaker of House (1987-89)
1924 :Frank Corsaro, NY harbor, opera director
1928 :Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
1929 :Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
1930 :Peter Hall, Suffolk England, director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
1932 :Joe Clark, LA Ca, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
1935 :John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
1935 :Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
1937 :Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician
1944 :Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1944 :Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
1945 :Diane Sawyer, Glasgow Ky, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time)
1945 :Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD)
1946 :Rick Nielsen, Rockford Il, rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick)
1947 :Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
1948 :Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
1948 :Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
1949 :Manfred Burgsmller, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
1949 :Maurice Gibb, Manchester Eng, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)
1949 :Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe)
1949 :Robin Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)
1951 :Charles de Lint, Neth, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)
1951 :Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th duke of Westminster/billionaire
1954 :Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader
1956 :?, Columbus Ohio, 1st gorilla born in captivity
1956 :Marcy Hanson, Galveston TX, playmate (Oct, 1978)
1957 :Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue-Raintown)
1957 :Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)
1960 :Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter (Gray, SAMO)
1961 :Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian lt-col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-19)
1964 :Mike Jackson, Houston TX, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1967 :Sean Foster, WLAF wide reciever (Rhein Fire)
1969 :Marcie Aguilar, Tucson AZ, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
1970 :Brooks Findlay, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1972 :Andrew Moore, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 :Vanessa Paradis, France, model (Channel)/actress (White Wedding)
1973 :Jamel Williams, safety (Washington Redskins)



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