December 15 Birthdays in History - December 15 Deaths - December 15 Events
1985 Sheeba Reiter, Florida, illegitimate daughter of Jackie Mason
1979 Adam Brody, born in San Diego, California, actor, musician, appeared on television shows, 'The O.C.', 'Gilmore Girls', films include, 'Cop Out', 'Thank You for Smoking'
1978 Henrietta Nagyova, Nove Zamky Slovakia, tennis star, ITF/Cali-COL
1977 Catherine Fox, 400m freestyle relay, 1996 Olympics gold
1977 Larissa Fontaine, born in Chicago, Illinois, gymnast alternate for 1996 Olympics
1974 Jeffrey van der Stone, soccer player, RKC
1973 Geoff Stewart, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1973 Mike Cherry, quarterback for the New York Giants
1973 Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman, Team Germany, Colorado
1973 Tammy Melinda Pearman, Brooklyn Ny, soccer forward/defender 1996 Olympics
1972 Rodney Harrison, NFL safety for the San Diego Chargers
1972 Stanislav Jasecko, Spisska Nova Ves, hockey defenseman, Team Slovakia
1972 Stuart Townsend, Irish Actor
1971 Boudewijk Pahlplatz, soccer player, FC Twente, PSV
1971 Chris Maumalanga, NFL defensive tackle, Chicago Bears, Az Cardinals
1971 Eric Bjornson, NFL tight end for the Dallas Cowboys
1971 Ken Alexander, WLAF linebacker, Barcelona Dragons
1970 Damon Thomas, NFL wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills
1970 Lawrence Funderburke, NBA forward for the Sacramento Kings
1970 Mitchell Butler, NBA guard, Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers
1969 Dan Williams, NFL defensive end, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs
1969 Sean Briscombe, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, diver 1996 Olympics
1969 Wayne Simmons, linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs
1968 Garrett Wang, actor, Star Trek Voyager
1967 Chris Gioskos, CFL tackle for the Toronto Argonauts
1967 Christine Larsen, New Westminster BC, synchro swimmer, Silver Medal 1996 Olympics
1967 Frank Hartley, NFL tight end, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers
1967 Keith Askins, NBA guard and forward for the Miami Heat
1967 Mo Vaughn, Norwalk Conn, infielder, Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995
1966 Carl Hooper, cricketer, WI off-spin all-rounder
1965 Kimberly Donley, Aurora, Illinois, playmate, Mar, 1993
1965 Walter Reeves, NFL tight end for the Cleveland Browns
1964 Carlton Bailey, NFL linebacker, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers
1964 Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings
1963 Asif Karim, cricketer, slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup
1963 David Wingate, NBA guard and forward, Seattle Supersonics
1963 Helen Slater, New York City, actress, Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People
1961 Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess, Roue de la Fortune
1961 Reginald Hudlin, director, House Party
1960 Don Franklin, actor, Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders
1960 Doug Phelps, Leachville Ar, singer, Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett
1959 Greg Matthews, cricketer, NSW and Australia off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah
1959 Heidi Bohay, Somerset, New Jersey, actress, Megan-Hotel
1959 Rashid Khan, cricketer, 4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85
1959 Donna Brazile, American Politician
1955 Melanie Chartoff, West Haven, Connecticut, actress, Fridays, Parker Lewis
1955 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist, Clash-Havana 3 AM
1954 Alex Cox, born in Bebington, Mereyside, England, screenwriter, film director, independent film producer, actor, author, directed film 'Repo Man', wrote book '10,000 Ways to Die'
1954 Justin Ross, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change
1954 Mark Warner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, politician, 69th Governor of Virginia 2002-2006, U.S. Senator from Virginia
1951 Joe Jordan, born in Carluke, Scotland, professional soccer player, the only soccer player to score in three World Cups in 1974, 1978 and 1982
1951 Ken Knox, rock vocalist, Chairmen of the Board
1950 Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Dutch minister of Justice, 198?-94
1949 Don Johnson, born in Flatt Creek, Missouri, actor, Miami Vice, Harrad Experiment
1949 Ton [Teunis] Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion
1948 David Gwillim, Plymouth England, actor, Island at Top of the World
1946 Carmine Appice, musician, Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling
1946 Harry Ray, Hackensack, New Jersey, rock vocalist, Ray, Goodman, Brown
1945 Thaao Penghlis, actor, Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life
1944 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher, New York Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year
1943 Mihaly Hesz, Hungary, 1K kayak, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics
1942 Dave Clark, born in London, England, rock drummer, Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over
1942 Kathleen Blanco, American Politician
1941 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
1941 Geoffrey Davies, English actor, Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go
1940 Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker for the Miami Dolphins/sportscaster, NBC
1939 Cindy Birdsong, Camden, New Jersey, rock vocalist, Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes
1939 Nicolaus A. Huber, composer
1938 Dennis RB Madide, South African Internal minister of Transkei
1937 John [Thomas] Sladek, U.S., sci-fi author, Tik-Tok, Bugs
1937 Karen Morrow, Chic, actress, Aunt Minerva-Tabitha, Jim Nabors Hour
1933 Jesse Belvin, Texarkana Arkansas, rock vocalist, Mr Easy
1933 Tim Conway, born in Willoughby, Ohio, comic, McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show
1932 Edna O'Brien, born in Ireland, writer, Fanatic of Heart, Casualties of Peace
1932 Igor Stuhec, born in Slovenia, composer, studied under Hanns Jelinek at Vienna Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, wrote orchestral works applying textural techniques, and two operas
1931 Evald Schorm, Prague Czechoslovakia, director, Courage for Every Day
1930 Alim-ud-Din, cricketer, Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62
1929 Keith Andrew, cricketer, England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63
1928 Jimmy Nelson, born in Chicago, Illinois, ventriloguist, Nestles, Farfel
1928 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian Architect
1924 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist and author, Woman with Violin
1923 Freeman Dyson, American Physicist
1922 Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"
1921 Bobby Todd, U.S. comic/actor, Original Sin
1919 Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater, Gold Medal 1948 Olympics
1918 Jeff Chandler, Ira Grossel, Brooklyn, actor, Broken Arrow
1916 Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA, Nobel 1962
1915 Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral
1914 Ernie Toshack, cricket pace bowler, Aussie left-arm post-WWII
1913 Muriel Rukeyser, U.S., poet, 1977 Shelley Memorial Award
1913 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager
1907 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilians architect, Brasilia
1906 Betty Smith, novelist, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
1905 Ferenc Farkas, composer
1904 Kermit Bloomgarden, producer, Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man
1904 William Hitzig, Austria, Maxwell physician
1900 Francesco Messina, sculptor
1899 Frank Vosper, born in London, England, actor, Man Who Knew Too Much
1898 Fernando Remacha, composer
1896 Carl Ferdinand Cori, U.S. bio-chemist
1896 George B Cressey, U.S. geographer, Asia's Lands and Peoples
1896 Margaret Bannerman, born in Toronto, Ontario, actress, Elopement
1896 Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor
1892 David Guion, composer
1892 J Paul Getty, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, oil magnate, Getty Oil
1892 Jose Maria Castro, composer
1892 J. Paul Getty, American Businessman
1888 Artturi A. Leinonen, Finnish journalist and writer, Kati, politician
1888 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist, Bric Brac
1888 Maxwell Anderson, U.S., dramatist, Winter Set, High Tor
1887 Pieter C A Geyl, historian, History of the Dutch Tribe
1882 Helena Rubinstein, U.S. cosmetic manufacturer
1881 James Schneider, New York, actor, Keystone Kops
1879 Hugo W. C. Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer
1879 Rudolf von Laban, Czechoslovakian/German choreographer, modern dance
1878 Hans Carossa, writer
1876 Ferdinand Hardekopf, writer
1875 Friedrich Niggli, composer
1873 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer
1870 Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect
1863 Arthur D Little, U.S., chemist, patented rayon
1863 Paul [Prudent] Painleve, French mathematician/minister/premier
1861 Charles Edgar Duryea, inventor, 1st auto built and operated in U.S.
1860 Niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist, Nobel 1903
1859 Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist, Esperanto
1857 Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer
1853 Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies
1852 Antoine Henri Becquerel, discovered radioactivity, Nobel 1903
1852 Tewfik Pasja, khedive, viceroy, of Egypt
1848 Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress
1842 Henry Gadsby, composer
1836 Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer, La forge Roussel
1832 Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, French engineer, Eiffel tower
1830 Francesco D'Arcais, composer
1823 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
1822 Edward Stephen, composer
1821 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer
1812 Isidor Dannstrom, composer
1803 August Freyer, composer
1802 Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician, non-Euclidean geometry
1793 Henry Charles Carey, Philadelphia, economist, Principles of Poli Economy
1787 Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
1778 Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch Governor-General, Dutch-Indies
1765 Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer
1735 Cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer
1667 Ludwig Ernst, composer
1657 Michel-Richard Delalande, composer
1648 Gregory King, English statistician, Natural and Political Observations
1610 David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter, Theatrum Pictorium
1574 Samuel Besler, composer
1567 Christoph Demantius, composer
1534 Lucas Osiander, composer
37 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome, 54-68