December 2 Birthdays in History - December 2 Deaths - December 2 Events



1988 Edward EMG baron Downpatrick, grandson of English prince Edward
1981 Britney Spears, born in McComb, Mississippi, singer, songwriter, dancer, entertainer, number one Billboard Hot 100 hit 'Baby One More Time'
1978 Nelly Furtado, born in Victoria, Canada, singer, songwriter, Grammy-Award winning song, 'I'm Like a Bird', sold over 20 million albums worldwide
1976 Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, 1996 Canadian Champ
1975 Brett Lindros, London, NHL right wing for the New York Islanders
1975 Mark Kotsay, Whittier California, baseball outfielder, 1996 Olympics bronze
1973 Kevin Feighery, NFL/WLAF punter, New York Giants, Panthers, Galaxy
1973 Monica Seles, Novi Sad Yugoslavia, tennis star, U.S. Open 1992
1972 Alan Henderson, NBA forward for the Atlanta Hawks
1972 Chris Burns, CFL tackle for the Calgary Stampeders
1972 James Willis, linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
1972 Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer, Karnataka and India ODI opening bat 1996
1972 Zack Crockett, NFL running back for the Indianapolis Colts
1971 Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward and center for the Utah Starzz
1971 Rachel McQuillan, born in Merewether, Australia, tennis star, 1989 Futures ITA
1971 Roy van de Hill, soccer player, Roda JC
1970 Rene Pucher, born in Presov, Czechoslovakia, hockey forward, Team Slovakia
1969 Lewis Bush, NFL outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers
1969 O J McDuffie, NFL wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins
1969 Paul Francis Stankowski, Oxnard California, PGA golfer, 1994 Las Vegas-5th
1968 Darryl Kile, Garden Grove California, pitcher for the Houston Astros
1968 Elna Reinach, Pretoria South Africa, tennis star
1968 Jiri Dopita, Sumperk, Czechoslovakia, hockey forward, Team Czech, Gold Medal 1998 Olympics
1968 Mark Harding, Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies
1968 Rena Sofer, actress, Rocky-Loving, Lois Cerullo-General Hospital
1968 Renee Tenison, Caldwell Id, playmate of the year, Nov, 1989
1968 Lucy Liu, born in Queens, New York, actress, known for television show, 'Ally McBeal', and film roles, 'Kill Bill', 'Kung Fu Panda', Charlie's Angels
1967 Naeem Akhtar, Rawalpindi cricket medium-pacer, 10-28 vs Peshawar 1995
1967 Sharry Konopski, Longview Wash, playmate, August, 1987
1966 Anita Jokiel, Poland, gymnast, 1980 Olympics
1966 Clive Eksteen, cricketer, South African slow left-armer 1993
1966 Kelly Buchberger, Langenburg, NHL left wing for the Edmonton Oilers
1966 Rob Sullivan, born in Chicago, Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer, 1991 Tri-City Pro-Am
1966 Zeke Jones, Yipsilanti, Michigan, 114 lbs freestyle wrestler 1996 Olympics
1965 Karrie Mitchell, Arvada Colorado, Miss Colorado-America, 1991-top 10
1964 Brian Habib, NFL guard, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1964 Chip Hale, Santa Clara California, infielder for the Minnesota Twins
1964 Yolanda Henry, Houston Texas, high jumper
1960 Rick Savage, bass player, Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages
1959 Greg Barton, kayak, 2 gold medals 1988 Olympics
1959 Patty Jordan, Buffalo, New York, LPGA golfer, 1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean
1958 Vladimir Parfenovich, U.S.S.R., 500m kayak, 1980 Olympics gold
1958 George Saunders, American Writer
1956 Steven Bauer, born in Havana, Cuba, actor, Scarface, Thief of Hearts
1955 Dennis Christopher, Philadelphia, actor, Breaking Away, California Dreaming
1954 Dan Butler, actor, Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier
1954 Danielle Alexander, Ft. Worth, Texas, country music pianist
1954 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor, Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank
1954 Stone Phillips, news host, NBC Dateline
1953 Jay Dean Haas, born in St. Louis, Missouri, PGA golfer, 1978 Andy Williams-San Diego
1953 Meg Griffin, DJ, WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM, VJ, V-1
1953 Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist, Chung Sisters
1952 Keith Szarabajka, born in Oak Park, Illinois, actor, Nightlife
1952 Michael McDonald, St. Louis, rock keyboardist/vocals, Doobie Brothers
1950 Merrill Ashley, St. Paul, Minnesota, ballerina, New York City Ballet
1949 Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, Mexican Diplomat
1948 Patricia Hewitt, British Politician
1947 Dhiraj Parsana, cricket pace bowler, Indian vs. WI 1978-79
1947 Michael Green, English TV/video producer
1946 Gianni Versace, Italian Designer
1945 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, cricketer, Australian quickie 1970-71
1945 Penelope Spheeris, American Director
1944 Cathy Lee Crosby, Louisiana, actress, Coach, That's Incredible
1944 Ibrahim Rugova, Statesman
1943 David Munden, born in England, played for the Tremeloes, a 50 year old band, Europe's longest playing rock and roll band
1943 Wayne Allard, American Politician
1942 Bob E Smith, Sacramento California, PGA golfer, 1993 Yanase Cup
1942 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro California, rock vocalist and drummer, Association
1941 Paul C. W. Chu, China, physicist, superconductivity
1941 Tom McGuiness, rocker, McGuiness-Flint
1940 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie, Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games
1940 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders
1939 Harry Reid, American Politician
1937 Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author, Compleat Crow, Psychomech
1936 Peter Michael Braun, composer
1935 Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
1931 Edwin Meese III, prude, U.S. attorney General, 1985-88
1930 Gary Becker, American Economist
1929 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist, New York City Ballet Orchestra
1929 Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs, ARP
1929 Lowell North, born in Springfield, Massachusetts, yachtsman, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics, Bronze Medal 1964 Olympics
1925 Julie Harris, Grosse Pt, Michigan, actress, Bell Jar, East of Eden
1924 Alexander Haig, Jr., Bala-Cynwyd,
1924 Jonathan Frid, actor, Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows
1924 Alexander Haig, Pennsylvania, U.S. Secretary of State, 1981 - 1982, General
1923 Meshulam Riklis, husband of Pia Zadora
1923 Maria Callas, opera singer, Carmen
1922 Leo V Gordon, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actor, Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War
1922 Henry Anatole Grunwald, Austrian Editor
1920 Robert Moevs, composer
1919 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
1918 Milton Delugg, born in Los Angeles, California, orchestra leader, Tonight Show
1917 Ezra Stone, U.S., actor/producer, Henry Aldrich
1916 Howard Finster, American Artist
1915 Adolph Green, songwriter, married to Phyllis Newman
1915 Nico Richter, composer
1915 Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher
1914 Eddie Sauter, Brooklyn, musician, Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue
1914 Ray Walston, Laurel MS, actor, My Favorite Martian
1910 Robert Paige, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, actor, Colgate Comedy Hour
1908 Robert F Simon, Mansfield, Ohio, actor, Man who shot Liberty Valance
1908 Rufe Davis, Oklahoma, actor, Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora
1906 Eric Dalton, cricketer, 2 centuries in 15 Tests for South Africa 1929-39
1906 Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV and LP records
1906 Willy Ley, German Writer
1905 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer
1904 Donald Woods, Brandon Manitoba, actor, Tammy
1902 Horace A. Hildreth, Gov-Maine, 1945-49
1902 Miroslav Ponc, composer
1901 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, Belgian composer
1901 Staff Nees, Flemish organist/composer, Simon Peter
1899 John Barbirolli, English conductor, New York Philharmonic Orchestra
1897 Rewi Alley, New Zealand, writer, Americans in China
1896 Georgi K Zjukov, marshal of Moskow/Stalingrad
1895 Klaas Voskuil, journalist
1894 Warren William, Krech, Aitkin, Minnesota, actor, Caesar in Cleopatra
1893 Julius Bissier, German painter
1893 Louis Freeman, band leader
1893 William Gaxton, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Destry, Convoy
1892 Leo Ornstein, composer
1891 Otto Dix, German Artist
1885 George Minot, U.S., physician, worked on anemia, Nobel 1934
1885 Nikos Kazantazakis, Greece, writer, Zorba, Last Temptation of Christ
1885 George Richards Minot, American Scientist
1884 Ruth Draper, American Actress
1875 Frank Reicher, Munich Germany, actor, King Kong, Son of Kong
1870 Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist, composer and conductor
1869 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher, Theory of the Dialects
1868 Francis Jammes, French poet and writer, Jammisme
1866 Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie, Pennsylvania, black composer, Springarn Medal
1863 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer
1860 C T Studd, cricketer, brother of G B, five Tests for England
1859 Georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist, Grande Jatte
1856 Robert Kajanus, composer
1846 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Minister of Foreign affairs/premier
1837 Charles Garrison Harker, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1825 JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil, 1831-89
1821 Rufus Barringer, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1813 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer
1802 Melancthon Smith Wade, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1777 Henry Doeff, colonialist, wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary
1760 Joseph Graetz, composer
1728 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1678 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer, drained Haarlemmermeer
1578 Agostino Agazzari, composer











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