December 12 Birthdays in History - December 12 Deaths - December 12 Events
1978 Derrick Delmore, Camp Springs, Maryland, fig skater, 1996 Grand Prix champ
1977 Bridget Hall, Dallas Texas, model, Ford
1976 Dan Hawkins, English Musician
1975 Mayim Winkelman Bialik, South Dakota, actress, Blossom, Beaches
1973 Michael DiVenuto, cricketer, exciting Tasmanian batsman
1973 Reinard Wilson, linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals
1973 Stanley Pritchett, running back for the Miami Dolphins
1972 Greg Randolph, born in Denver, Colorado, road cyclist, Olympics-74th-96
1972 Jamal Willis, NFL running back for the San Francisco 49ers
1972 John Walsh, NFL quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals
1972 Kara Williams, Miss Texas USA 1996
1972 Missy Francis, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Little House on the Prairie
1972 Oliver Quass, WLAF kicker for the Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Becky Sunshine, Rebekah Jayne Hunter, Arkansas, Miss Nude California 1993
1971 John Sacca, WLAF quarterback for the Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Tito Wooten, NFL safety for the New York Giants
1971 Toni Hodgkinson, Auckland New Zealand, 800m 1996 Olympics
1970 Ivano Newbill, NBA center for the Vancouver Grizzlies
1970 Jennifer Connelly, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, actress, Labyrinth, Rocketeer
1970 Kirk Cameron, actor, Mike-Growing Pains, Teen Wolf II
1970 Madchen Amick, Reno NV, actress, Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks
1970 Orlando Brown, NFL tackle, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens
1969 Carrie Westcott, Mission Hills, Kansas, playmate, Sep, 1993
1969 Courtney Hawkins, NFL wide receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers
1969 Doug Terry, NFL/WLAF safety, Kansas City Chiefs, Scotland Claymores
1969 Jane Robinson, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1969 Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs, 1994 Skate Canada
1969 Sebastian Savage, WLAF cornerback for the Rhein Fire
1968 Chris Walsh, NFL wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings
1968 Kurt Schulz, safety for the Buffalo Bills
1968 Laurie Williams, cricketer, West Indian ODI all-rounder vs. New Zealand 1996
1968 Ray Ethridge, wide reciever for the Baltimore Ravens
1968 Tatianna, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, spanish singer, Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy
1967 David Szott, NFL guard for the Kansas City Chiefs
1967 John Randle, NFL defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings
1967 Masood Anwar, cricketer, one Test Pakistan vs. West Indies 1990
1966 Cheryl Dickey, Houston Texas, 100m hurdler
1966 Jim Sandlak, Kitchener, NHL right wing, Vancouver Canucks
1965 Laurie Grover-Tavares, Newark, New Jersey, biathelete 1994 Olympics
1965 Will Carling, English Athlete
1964 Haywood Jeffires, NFL wide receiver for the Houston Oilers
1964 Rockin' Jeff, rocker, The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train
1963 Teresa Blake, Tuscaloosa Ala, actress, Gloria Marsh-All My Children
1962 Holly Gagnier, Louisiana, actress, One Life to Live
1962 Nadeem Ghauri, cricketer, bowled in Test for Pak vs. Australia 1990
1962 Ray Brown, NFL guard, Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers
1962 Tracy Austin, born in Rolling Hills, California, tennis pro, U.S. Open 1979, 81
1961 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1961 Sarah Sutton, British Actress
1960 Amal Silva, cricketer, Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88
1960 Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist and concert master
1959 Belouis Some, rocker, Neville Keighley-Some People
1959 Krishnammachari Srikkanth, cricketer, big-hitting Indian opener
1959 Scott D Vangen, Granite Falls, Minnesota, astronaut
1958 Leo Kenter, Dutch drummer, Trockener Kecks-More! More! More!
1958 Sheree J Wilson, Rochester, Minnesota, actress, Our Family Honor, Dallas
1957 Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist, Fixx-Sign of Fire
1957 Sheila Escovedo, born in San Francisco, California, disco drummer, Krushgrove, Holly Rock
1956 Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexico City, actress, Melissa-Falcon Crest
1956 Sondra Theodore, San Bernadino Cal, playmate, July, 1977
1955 Lenore Rittenhouse, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, LPGA golfer, 1983 United Virginia Bank
1953 Bruce Kulick, guitarist/singer, KISS
1952 Ajit De Silva, cricketer, Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982
1952 Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos California, gymnast, Olympic-4th-1968
1952 Sarah Douglas, England, actress, Conan, Superman II, Falcon Crest
1952 Cathy Rigby, American Athlete
1951 Caren Kaye, New York City, actress, My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties
1951 Steven Alan Hawley, Ottawa, Kansas, PhD/ast, STS-41-D, 61-C, 31, 82
1950 Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender for the New York Islanders
1949 Ricardo Luis Carreras, New York City, bantamweight boxer 1972 Olympics bronze
1949 Bill Nighy, English Actor
1946 Clive Bunker, rock drummer, Jethro Tull
1946 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer, over 10 wins
1946 George Santo Pietro, husband of Vanna White
1946 Marlous Fluitsma, actress, De Prooi, Apart, Alle Dagen Feest
1945 Karl Edward Wagner, U.S., sci-fi author, Bloodstone, Night Winds
1945 Leslie Holbert, LPGA golfer
1945 Tony Williams, jazz musician
1945 Tracy Kidder, American Author
1943 Dave Munden, rock drummer, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes
1943 Dickey Betts, West Palm Beach, Florida, guitarist, Allman Bros-Ramblin' Man
1943 Grover Washington, Jr., jazz artist, Mr Magic
1942 Mike Pinder, Birmingham England, rocker, Moody Blues
1941 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress/vocalist, Theodorakis
1941 Robert Covington, drummer/singer
1941 Terry Kirkman, Salina, Kansas, rock vocalist/keyboardist, Association
1941 Tim Hauser, jazz singer, Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction
1940 Dionne Warwick, born in East Orange, New Jersey, singer, Solid Gold, Way to San Jose
1940 Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer
1938 Connie Francis, born in Newark, New Jersey, singer and actress, Where the Boys Are
1937 Michael Jeffery, Australian Politician
1936 Bengt Emil Johnson, composer
1936 Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper 1960 Olympics gold
1934 Habib Hassan Touma, composer
1932 Robert Pettit, NBA star, St. Louis Bombers/1959 MVP
1932 Bob Pettit, American Athlete
1931 Lionel Blair, Montreal, choreographer, Spotlight
1929 Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper, successful NSW of 50's
1929 John Osborne, England, playwright, Look Back in Anger, Luther-TONY 1964
1928 Helen Frankenthaler, New York, abstract expressionist artist, Arden
1928 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
1925 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
1925 D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer, pace bowling all-rounder for India
1925 Ghulam Guard, cricketer, lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959
1924 Edward I Koch, New York City, Mayor-D-NYC, 1977 - 1989, judge, People's Court
1924 Francis Miroglio, composer
1924 Nevit Kodali, composer
1924 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
1924 Edward Koch, Politician
1924 Ed Koch, American Politician
1923 Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee "Price is Right"
1923 Og Mandino, born in Italy, author, professional salesman, inspirational, best-selling author, wrote, 'The Greatest Salesman in the World', books have sold over 50 million copies in 25 different languages, president of Success Unlimited magazine
1922 Arthur R Hawkins, U.S. pilot/captain, WW II, downed 14 Japanese planes
1918 Joe Williams, Cordele, Georgia, jazz singer, Everyday I have the Blues
1918 Nilda Pinto, NM Geerdink-Jesurun P, Curacao writer, Nanzi
1917 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist
1917 Heinrich Boll, Germ, writer, Group Portrait with Lady, Nobel '72,
1915 Frank Sinatra, born in Hoboken, vocalist/actor, old blue eyes
1914 Denis Begbie, cricketer, South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50
1913 Eve Lister, actress and singer, No Limit, Hyde Park
1913 Hal Dickinson, singer, Modernaires
1913 Stanley Bate, composer
1912 Yusef Bedri, educationist
1909 Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
1909 Karen Morley, American Actress
1907 F van Heek, Dutch sociologist
1907 Fred Elizalde, composer
1907 Roy Douglas, born in Tunbridge Wells, England, Richard Roy Douglas, composer, pianist, member London Symphony Orchestra, pianist, organist, celesta player, fourth percussionist, created orchestration for 'Les Sylphides'
1906 William C Pahlmann, interior decorator, 4 Season restaurant, New York City
1904 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter, Transvaal, Queensland and South Africa
1903 Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst
1902 Howard Koch, screenwriter
1896 Eslanda Goode, U.S. anthropology/author under Paul Robeson
1893 Edward G Robinson, Goldenberg, Romania, actor, 10 Commandments
1889 Vaclav Stepan, composer
1887 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer
1886 Owen Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor, She Done Him Wrong
1882 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player, openings theory
1879 Friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland
1879 Laura Hope Crews, U.S., actress, Camille, 'Gone with the Wind'
1879 Percy Fletcher, composer
1875 Desiderius A. Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
1875 Karl R G von Rundstedt, German General-Field Marshal, Normandy
1875 Gerd von Rundstedt, German Soldier
1874 Volter A. Kilpi, Finnish writer, Alastalon salissa
1866 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist, Nobel 1913
1864 Paul Elmer More, American Critic
1863 Edvard Munch, Norway, painter/print maker, The Scream
1862 Daniel Halevy, French historian and writer, La fin des notables
1859 Edward Bradley, horse owner, 1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners
1859 Maurice Donnay, French playwright, Lovers
1848 William Vanderbilt, yachtsman, donated Vanderbilt Cup
1838 Sherburne W. Burnham, U.S., astronomer, binary stars
1835 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer
1833 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer, harmonica
1832 Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP, liberal
1830 Joseph Orville Shelby, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1821 Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist, Madame Bovary
1818 Paul Octave Hebert, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1806 Stand Watie, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1805 Henry Wells, founder, American Express Co and Wells Fargo and Co
1805 William Lloyd Garrison, American Journalist
1803 Gerald Griffin, American Author
1792 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
1791 Marie Louise, French Royalty
1745 John Jay, diplomat/governor, NY
1715 Gennaro Manna, composer
1712 Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen
1685 Lodovico Giustini, composer
1673 Ahmed III, 23rd sultan, Turkey, 1703-30
1666 Mary Astell, born in Newcastle, England, English writer and feminist, wrote 'Some Reflections upon Marriage'
1660 Peter Rabus, poet/translator, Liberated Britanje
1630 Olof Rudbeck, composer
1579 Heinrich Steuccius, composer
1574 Anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II
1560 Maximilien de Bethune, duke of Sully/baron of Rosny/Prime Minister of France