December 18 Birthdays in History - December 18 Deaths - December 18 Events
1980 Christina Aguilera, American Musician
1978 Naomi Lang, born in Arcata, California, dance skater, & Peter Tchernyshev
1978 Katie Holmes, born in Toledo, Ohio, actress, breakout role, Joey Potter on television show, 'Dawson's Creek', appeared in film, 'Batman Begins', married to Tom Cruise
1975 Michael Barry, Toronto, Ontario, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1975 Trish Stratus, American Entertainer
1974 Peter Boulware, linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens
1973 Jason Williams, Gonzales, Louisiana, baseball infielder 1996 Olympics bronze
1973 Keith Washington, NFL defensive end, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens
1972 Eric Unverzagt, NFL/WLAF linebacker, Sea Seahawks, Scotland Claymores
1972 Jeff Nelson, Prince Albert, NHL center for the Washington Capitals
1972 Marcos Ondruska, South Africa, tennis star
1971 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Barcelona, tennis star, Silver and Bronze Medals 1992 Olympics
1971 Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety for the BC Lions
1971 Joe Dziedzic, Minneapolis, NHL left wing for the Pittsburgh Penguins
1971 Markus Finke, WLAF running back for the Rhein Fire
1971 Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie for the Philadelphia Flyers
1970 Lucious Harris, NBA guard, New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks
1970 Victoria Pratt, Canadian Actress
1969 Andrew Murphy, Australian long jumper/triple jumper 1996 Olympics
1969 Chris Dausin, WLAF corner/guard for the Scottish Claymores
1969 Joanne Mills, born in Sydney, Australia, golfer, T25 Holden 1994 Women's Australia Open
1969 Joe Randa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, infielder for the Kansas City Royals
1969 Keith Piper, cricketer, Warwickshire and England A wicketkeeper
1969 Marco Coleman, NFL defensive end, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers
1969 T C Wright, WLAF running back for the Amsterdam Admirals
1968 Aaron Craver, NFL running back, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers
1968 Casper Van Dien, actor, Starship Troopers
1967 Bob Corkum, Salisbury, NHL center for the Philadelphia Flyers
1967 Charles Christopher Rymer, Cleveland, Tennessee, PGA golfer, 1995 Shell-3rd
1967 Dan McGwire, NFL quarterback for the Miami Dolphins
1967 Tracy Hayworth, NFL linebacker, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons
1966 Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end for the New England Patriots
1966 Gianluca Pagliuca, Italian actress, Ugly Dirty and Bad
1966 Patricia Neder, Wauykesha WI, team handball right wing, Olympic-92, 96
1966 Steve Dullaghan, rocker, Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal
1966 Terry Phelps, Larchmont, New York, tennis star
1965 Angeliki Kaneltopoutous, Greece, tennis star
1965 Brian Walton, Ottawa Ontario, points race cyclist, 1996 Olympics silver
1965 Fawna Maclaren, born in Santa Monica, California, playmate, Jan, 1989
1965 Willie Blair, Paintsville, Kentucky, pitcher for the San Diego Padres
1964 Don Beebe, NFL wide reciever, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1963 Charles Oakley, NBA forward for the New York Knicks
1963 Lori McNeil, born in San Diego, California, tennis star, 1995 Oakland doubles
1963 Brad Pitt, born in actor, born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, actor, film producer, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe nominee, one-time Golden Globe winner
1961 Brian Orser, Canada, figure skater, Olympics-Silver-88
1961 Ken Foreman, rocker, Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm
1961 Lalchand Rajput, cricketer, Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86
1959 Barrie Chase, actress, Mardi Gras, Cape Fear
1957 John Webster, rocker, Red Ryder-Light in the Tunnel
1956 Reinhold Ewald, Germany, cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-25
1954 Ray Liotta, born in Newark, New Jersey, actor, Sacha-Casablanca, Goodfellas
1953 Elliot Easton, Elliot Shapiro, born in Brooklyn, New York, rock guitarist, Cars
1951 Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut, STS-77, STS-89/91
1951 Candice Rialson, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Chatterbox
1950 Gillian Armstrong, born in Melbourne, Australia, director, High Tide, Mrs. Soffel
1950 Leonard Maltin, born in New York City, movie critic, Entertainment Tonight
1950 Martha Johnson, born in Toronto, Canada, rocker, M+M
1950 Randy Castillo, American Musician
1949 Joni Flynn, Assam India, actress, Octopussy
1948 Bryan "Chas" Changler, Newcastle, rock bassist, Animals
1947 Eddie Antar, founder/CEO, Crazy Eddie Electronics Store
1947 Steven Spielberg, born in Cincinnati, director, ET, Close Encounters, Jaws
1946 Hubie Green, Birmingham, Alabama, PGA golfer, U.S. Open 1977
1946 Stephen, Steve, Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist
1945 Birenda Bir Bikram, King of Nepal, 1972-
1945 Carolyn Wood, U.S., 4 x 100m freestyle swimmer 1960 Olympics gold
1943 Alan Rudolph, actor, Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven
1943 Bobby Keyes, born in Slaton, Texas, musician, saxophone player, played with Bobby Vee, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, celebrated recording "Return to Sender", "Brown Sugar"
1943 Keith Richards, born in England, rock guitarist, Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar
1942 William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
1941 Sam Andrew, rocker, Big Brother and Holding Company-Cheap Thrills
1940 Arnold Long, cricketer, prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey and Sussex
1939 Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, South Africa minister of Education
1939 Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
1939 Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author, Alien Heat, Bull and Spear
1939 Sandro Lopopolia, Italy, lightweight boxer, Silver Medal 1960 Olympics
1938 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, rocker, The Animals-House of the Rising Sun
1934 Boris Valentinovich Volynov, U.S.S.R., cosmonaut, Soyuz 5, 21
1932 Roger Smith, South Gate California, actor, 77 Sunset Strip
1931 Gunnel Lindblom, Goeteborg Sweden, actor, Hunger, Virgin Spring
1931 Noel McGregor, cricketer, batted in 25 Tests for New Zealand 1955-65
1931 Allen Klein, American Businessman
1927 Ramsey Clark, U.S. attorney General, 1967-69
1927 Sterling Lanier, U.S., writer, Hiero's Journey
1927 Romeo LeBlanc, Canadian Politician
1926 Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress, Curse of the Demon
1923 Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
1922 Larry D Mann, born in Toronto, Canada, actor, Marty-Accidental Family
1920 Rita Streich, German singer
1920 Willis Conover, broadcaster
1919 Anita O'Day, Chicago, big band jazz singer, Gene Krupa, Stan Kanton
1917 Ossie Davis, born in Cogdell, Georgia, actor and playwright, Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam
1916 Betty Grable, St. Louis, great legs/actress, Gay Divorcee
1915 Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver, Olympic-1948, 52
1914 Jerry Zipkin, socialite
1913 Alfred Bester, U.S., science fiction author, Decievers, Starlight
1913 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
1913 Lynn Bari, Roanoke, Virginia, actress, Connie-Detective Wife, Earthbound
1913 Saburo Takata, composer
1913 Willy Brandt, Herbert Frahm, German chancellor, 1969 - 1974, Nobel 1971
1911 Helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 Jules Dassin, Middletown CT, director, Circle of Two, Never on Sunday
1910 Abe Burrows, born in Brooklyn, New York, Broadway composer, Guys and Dolls 1951 TONY
1910 Eric Tindall, cricketer, All Black rep who kept wicket in 5 Tests
1909 Mona Barrie, Smith, born in London, England, actress, Dawn on Great Divide
1908 Celia Johnson, England, actress, Happy Breed, Brief encounter
1907 Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright, Ring Around the Moon
1906 Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1906 Kam Tong, actor, Across the Pacific, Flower Drum Song
1905 Richard Sturzenegger, composer
1904 George Stevens, U.S. director, Alice Adams, Penny Serenade
1904 Wilf Carter, country singer
1898 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1897 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1890 Edwin Armstrong, born in New York City, radio pioneer inventor, FM
1888 Gladys Cooper, Lewisham England, actress, My Fair Lady
1888 Robert Moses, power broker, built Long Island and New York City parks and roads
1886 Ty Cobb, batted .367, stole 892 bases, Detroit Tigers
1884 Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister
1879 Paul Klee, born in Switzerland, abstract painter, Twittering Machine,
1877 Max Pallenberg, Austria, actor, Brave Suender, husband of Fritzi Massary
1873 Adolf Vogl, composer
1870 Andres Randolf, Denmark, actor, The Kiss
1870 D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
1870 Saki, Hector Hugo Munro, Burma, author, Reginald, When William Came
1870 Hector Hugh Munro, British Novelist
1867 Antoon van Welie, Dutch painter
1863 French Ferdinand, archduke of Austria, Sarajevo/WW I
1861 Lionel Monckton, composer
1860 Edward Alexander MacDowell, U.S., composer, Indian Suite
1859 Francis Thompson, English Poet
1856 Joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron, Nobel 1906
1852 Gaetano Coronaro, composer
1852 George H. White, American Politician
1848 Karl Schroder, composer
1844 Lujo Brentano, German economist
1837 A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder, CVP
1835 George Dashiell Bayard, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1835 Lyman Abbott, American Author
1826 Charles-A Chatrian, Erckmann-C, French writer, L'ami Fritz
1826 Mercer Brooke John, Confederate Navy
1825 Charles Griffin, Major General Union volunteers
1819 Jakov P Polonski, Russian poet, Stichotvorenija
1816 Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General Confederate Army
1812 Wiktor Kazynski, composer
1811 Alexander Sandor Asboth, Major General Union volunteers
1803 William Allen, born in Edenton, North Carolina, Ohio Governor 1974 - 1876
1788 Camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer
1786 Carl Maria von Weber, Germany, romantic composer, Der Freischutz
1779 Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist, "greatest clown in history"
1760 Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary, Om sku skuespillerkunsten
1734 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer
1709 Elizabeth, empress of Russia, to Peter the Great and Catherine I
1707 Charles Wesley, co-founder, Methodist movement
1667 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer
1635 Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
1633 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised
1633 Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised
1610 Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist
1569 Jakob Hassler, composer
1562 Philipp Dulichius, composer