Birthdays of Personalities on December 29

xxxx :Ronnie Younkins, rocker (Kix-Hot Wire)
xxxx :Wendell Niles, Twin Valley Mn, TV announcer (It Could be You)
1586 :Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
1709 :Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great
1721 :Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
1743 :Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
1776 :Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1792 :Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)
1800 :Charles Goodyear, inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)
1808 :Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)
1808 :Gy”rgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
1809 :Albert Pike, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1809 :William Ewart Gladstone, (Lib) British PM (1868-74, '80-86, '92-94)
1831 :Adam Badeau, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1833 :John James Ingalls, (Rep-Ks)
1843 :Elisabeth OL, queen of Romania/poet (Rum„nische Dichtungen)
1856 :Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)
1859 :Venustiano Carranza, pres of M‚xico (1915-20)
1866 :Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament (1905-19)
1878 :Felix M Abel, French bible scholar (J‚rusalem Nouvelle)
1879 :Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen (WW I)
1888 :Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal
1890 :Jozef Cantr‚, Flemish sculptor/wood carver
1896 :David Alfaro Siqueiros, M‚xico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
1900 :Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
1903 :Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
1907 :James Gardner, designer
1908 :Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
1913 :Laurence Gower, academic
1915 :Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)
1915 :John P W Meefout, Dutch sculptor (Laying Woman)
1915 :Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)
1917 :Tom Bradley, (Mayor-D-LA) (1973- )
1919 :Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
1920 :Syd Dernley, hangman
1921 :Dobrica Cosic, writer
1927 :Jim Simpson, Wash DC, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball)
1933 :Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
1934 :Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)
1935 :Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
1938 :Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)
1939 :Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
1940 :Brigitte Kronauer, writer
1940 :Ed Buce, Keiser Ar, country singer (Texas)
1940 :Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
1941 :Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1942 :Jerry Summers, rocker
1943 :JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)
1945 :Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
1946 :Laffit Pincay Jr, jockey (Ky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982-84, Swale)
1946 :Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, vocalist (Money)
1946 :Paul Trible, (Sen-R-Va)
1947 :Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
1951 :Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
1952 :Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)
1954 :Roger Voudouris, Sacramento Ca, rock vocalist
1955 :Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb)
1955 :Neil Giraldo, rocker (Pat Benatar Band)
1956 :Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
1959 :Paula Poundstone, comedienne (Emmy Awards)
1961 :Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer
1962 :Devon White, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1964 :Craig Grebeck, Cerritos CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1967 :Jason Gould, son of Elliot Gould/Barbra Streisand, (Prince of Tides)
1967 :Kevin Toth, Cleveland Ohio, shot putter
1968 :Carlo H L Ponti Jr, son of Carlo Ponti & Sophia Loren
1968 :James Mouton, Denver CO, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1968 :James Mouton, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1970 :Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Kostroma Ukraine, cosmonaut
1971 :Jay Fiedler, WLAF QB (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 :Toby Mills, WLAF corner (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 :Jessica Lee McMinn, Miss North Carolina USA (1996)
1972 :Melissa Hall, Miss USA-Minnesota (1997)
1973 :Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1974 :James Darling, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1974 :Tom Knight, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
1975 :Kalin Olson, Hot Springs Ark, playmate (Aug 1997)
1979 :Laura Larson, Miss Maine Teen USA (1996)
1985 :Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley



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