Birthdays of Personalities on December 31

xxxx :G A BĀrger, writer
xxxx :Miles, [Richard Miles Wheeler], Sacramento, rapper (Perfect Gentlemen)
1378 :Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)
1514 :Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)
1540 :Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)
1550 :Henri Guise [le Balafrā], French duke/leader (Catholic League)
1668 :Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist
1720 :[Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne
1738 :Charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley"
1805 :Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)
1815 :George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872
1825 :Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1830 :Ismail Pasha, kedive of Egypt (1863-79)
1838 :Emile Loubet, premier/president of France (1892, 1899-1906)
1846 :Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)
1855 :Giovanni Pascoli, Italian classicist/poet
1856 :Charles A van Ophuysen, oriČntalist (Maleisisch Volksrecht)
1863 :Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)
1864 :Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)
1869 :Henri Matisse, France, impressionist painter (Odalisque)
1878 :Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)
1880 :George C Marshall, Uniontown Pa, authored Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953)
1881 :Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro chemistry)
1881 :Jacob IsraČl de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)
1881 :Max Pechstein, German "entartet" painter/graphic artist (The Bridge)
1882 :Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)
1882 :David Cohen, Dutch historian/chairman (Jewish Council)
1893 :Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist/author (Flemish Resurrection)
1899 :Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive
1904 :Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Phila Orch 1942)
1905 :Guy Mollet, French socialist premier (1956-57)
1905 :Tadeusz Breza, writer
1908 :Simon Wiesenthal, Polish/Austrian nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center)
1910 :Roy Rowland, film director
1921 :Rocky Graziano, NYC, boxer (MW champ)/actor (Miami Undercover)[or 6/7]
1922 :Rex Allen, Wilcox Az, cowboy singer (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor)
1927 :Dieter Noll, writer
1928 :Ross Barbour, Columbus Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
1928 :Veijo Meri, writer
1929 :Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)
1929 :Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian
1930 :Ala Odetta, [Odetta Holmes], Birmingham, folk singer/actress
1930 :Odetta, [Holmes], Birmingham Ala, folk singer (Sanctuary)
1931 :Bob Shaw, UK, sci-fi author (Orbitsville, Ragged Astronauts, Vertigo)
1932 :George Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in)
1935 :Rolf Haufs, writer
1937 :Nicolas Born, writer
1938 :Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Holland, speed skater (world champ)
1938 :Henricus G Wijmans, Dutch graphic artist
1940 :Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut
1942 :Andy Summers, Blackpool England, rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne)
1943 :John Denver, NM, singer (Rocky Mt High), thank God he's a country boy
1943 :Pete Qualfe, rocker
1944 :Taylor Hackford, director (Devil's Advocate)
1945 :Claude D Marks, Buenos Aires Argent, FALN member (FBI most wanted)
1945 :Taylor Hackford, director (Idolmaker, Officer & a Gentleman)
1946 :Diane von FĀrstenberg, Brussels Belgiums, fashion designer
1946 :Patti Smith, Chicago Il, rock vocalist (Radio Ethiopia)
1947 :Burton Cummings, rock guitarist (Guess Who-These Eyes)
1948 :Donna Summer, Boston, singer (Love to Love You Baby, On the Radio)
1948 :Tony Hamilton, rocker (Aerosmith)
1948 :Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
1951 :Fermin Goytisolo, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
1951 :Tom Hamilton, Colorado Springs Co, rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On)
1956 :Martin Joseph Fettman, Bkln NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 58)
1959 :Paul Westerberg, singer (The Replacements)
1961 :Rick Aguilera, San Gabriel CA, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1963 :Scott Ian, US heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-I'm the Man)
1964 :Liz Masakayan, Quezon City Phil, WPVA volley (Best of Beach-3rd-1994)
1966 :Paula Barbieri, model/girlfriend of OJ Simpson/actress (Dangerous)
1970 :Michel Brunet, Gatineau Quebec, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
1972 :Chris Parker, running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 :Joseph Mulrey McIntyre, rocker (New Kids-Lovin' You Forever)
1972 :Kelvin Kinney, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
1973 :Curtis Myden, Calgary Alberta, 200m/400m swimmer (Oly-2 bronze-96)
1973 :George Jones, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1975 :Cole Ford, kicker (Oakland Raiders)
1977 :Ildiko Kecan, Miss Hungary Universe (1997)



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