Birthdays of Personalities on December 3

1368 :Charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422)
1483 :Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist
1684 :Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)
1753 :Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine)
1755 :Gilbert Stuart, US, portrait painter (painted Washington)
1795 :Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840)
1797 :Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore
1800 :France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)
1806 :Henry Alexander Wise, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
1809 :Thomas Alfred Davies, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1822 :Charles Adam Heckman, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1826 :Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist
1826 :George Brinton McClellan, Major General (Union Army), died in 1885
1829 :Green Berry Raum, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1909
1838 :Cleveland Abbe, US, meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau)
1838 :Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement
1842 :Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres)
1857 :Joseph Conrad, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness)
1857 :Joseph Conrad, writer
1862 :Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)
1864 :Herman Heijermans Jr, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City)
1875 :Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist
1885 :Marchien Zwitsers, farmer in Lutten (died at 109 years old)
1886 :Karl MG Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (r”ntgen spectroscope, Nobel 1924)
1895 :Anna Freud, Austrian/English psychoanalytist/daughter of Sigmund F
1896 :John Urzidil, Austria/US writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen)
1897 :Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak)
1900 :Lester Matthews, Nottingham England, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu)
1900 :Richard Kuhn, Austria, biochemist, worked with vitamins (Nobel 1938)
1904 :Juan E Yrausquin, founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister
1907 :Andrew Hutchings, teachers' leader
1907 :Connee Boswell, New Orleans La, singer (Pete Kelly's Blue)
1908 :Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)
1910 :Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon
1911 :Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
1913 :Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish industrial/resistance fighter
1919 :Charles Craig, opera singer
1921 :Hans G Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking)
1923 :Maria Callas, opera singer
1924 :John Backus, inventor (FORTRAN computer language)
1927 :Ferlin Husky, country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
1929 :Clarence Ford, sax player
1929 :Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (H„ndel-Renaissance)
1930 :Andy Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show)
1930 :Jean-Luc Godard, French director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless)
1930 :Phyllis Curtin, Clarksburg WV, soprano (NYC Opera)
1931 :Ellen Blazer, Dutch TV director (Sonja)
1931 :Jaye P Morgan, Mancos Colo, singer/actress (Gong Show, Night Patrol)
1932 :Corry Brokken, Dutch singer
1934 :Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36)
1937 :Bobby Allison, auto racer (3 time winner of Daytona 500)
1937 :Stephen Rubin, English attorney/shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas)
1938 :Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner
1941 :Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
1948 :Diane Kurys, [Emir Kusturica], Sarajevo, bass guitarist
1948 :Ozzy Osbourne, England, rock vocalist (Black Sabbath-Bark at the Moon)
1949 :Christopher John Seward, aid worker
1949 :Mickey Thomas, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane, Starship)
1950 :Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist
1951 :James Turner Brewer, Maywood Ill, basketball player (Oly-silver-1972)
1951 :Mike Stock, rocker (Stock, Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
1951 :Rick Mears, Indy-car racer (over 25 wins)
1951 :Riki Chosyu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan)
1952 :Don Barnes, rock guitarist (38 Special)
1952 :Duane Roland, rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet)
1952 :Mel Smith, author (Morons From Outer Space)
1954 :Paul Gregg, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
1964 :Darryl Hamilton, Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1964 :Toi Cook, cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
1967 :Katie Henderson, Santa Monica CA, WPVA volleyball (US Open-25th-1993)
1970 :Charles Hope, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 :Paul Byrd, Louisville KY, pitcher (NY Mets)
1974 :Ralph Staten, safety (Baltimore Ravens)



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