Date History - On this day in history

Famous birthdays for this day in history

Born on this day - December 13th

1983 - Otylia Jedrzejczak, Polish swimmer, FINA World Champion and Olympic gold medalist

1981 - Amy Lee, American singer (Evanescence)

1976 - Josh Fogg, American baseball player

1975 - Tom Delonge, American guitarist (Blink-182)

1974 - Sara Cox, TV and Radio presenter

1974 - Nicholas McCarthy, British-born guitarist (Franz Ferdinand)

1973 - Christie Clark, American actress

1969 - Sergei Fedorov, Russian hockey player

1967 - Jamie Foxx, American actor

1965 - Marko Mäetamm, Estonian artist

1964 - hide, Japanese musician (X Japan) (d. 1998)

1963 - Jake White, South African rugby union coach

1961 - Harry Gregson-Williams, British composer

1959 - Nadia Russ, Soviet-born artist

1958 - Lynn-Holly Johnson, American figure skater and actress

1957 - Steve Buscemi, American actor

1957 - Morris Day, American singer (The Time)

1957 - Jean-Marie Messier, French businessman

1954 - John Anderson, American country musician

1953 - Bob Gainey, Canadian hockey player

1953 - Ben Bernanke, American economist

1950 - Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa

1948 - Ted Nugent, American guitarist

1948 - Jeff Baxter, American guitarist (Steely Dan,The Doobie Brothers)

1948 - Brian Wilson, British politician

1943 - Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian baseball player

1942 - Anna Eshoo, American politican

1939 - Eric Flynn, British actor and singer (d. 2002)

1936 - His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan (Prince Karim El Husseni)

1934 - Richard D. Zanuck, American film producer

1927 - Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor

1926 - George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete and Olympic gold medalist

1925 - Dick Van Dyke, American actor and comedian

1923 - Philip Warren Anderson, American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate

1923 - Larry Doby, American baseball player (d. 2003)

1915 - Ross Macdonald, American-born author (d. 1983)

1915 - Curd Jürgens, German actor (d. 1982)

1913 - Arnold Brown, the 11th General of The Salvation Army (d. 2002)

1913 - Archie Moore, American boxer and World Light-Heavyweight Champion (d. 1998)

1911 - Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1999)

1911 - Kenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (d. 1972)

1910 - Van Heflin, American actor (d. 1971)

1906 - Sir Laurens van der Post, Afrikaner-born South African author (d. 1996)

1906 - Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (d. 1968)

1903 - Carlos Montoya, Spanish guitarist (d. 1993)

1897 - Drew Pearson, American journalist (d. 1969)

1887 - George Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1985)

1887 - Alvin York, American soldier (d. 1964)

1883 - Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist (d. 1950)

1874 - Josef Lhevinne, Russian-born pianist (d. 1944)

1867 - Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and scientist (d. 1917)

1864 - Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)

1856 - Svetozar Boroevic, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1920)

1854 - Thomas Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (d. 1934)

1836 - Franz von Lenbach, German painter (d. 1904)

1818 - Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (d. 1882)

1816 - Ernst Werner von Siemens, German engineer, inventor, and industrialist (d. 1892)

1813 - David Spangler Kaufman, American politician (d. 1851)

1804 - Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (d. 1873)

1797 - Heinrich Heine, German poet (d. 1856)

1784 - Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864)

1724 - Franz Aepinus, German scientist (d. 1802)

1678 - Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)

1662 - Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)

1640 - Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)

1585 - William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)

1553 - King Henry IV of France (d. 1610)

1533 - King Eric XIV of Sweden (d. 1577)

1521 - Pope Sixtus V (d. 1590)



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