Is December 1st your birthday? Was someone special to you born on December 1st? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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December 1st was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
December 1st Birthdays: Famous Artists
Gordon Crosse, British operatic composer (The Demon of Adachigahara, The Grace of Todd, Meet My Folks – Theme and Relations, Purgatory,The Story of Vasco and World Within) was born on December 1, 1937.
French Rococo sculptor Etienne-Maurice Falconet (Amour Menacant, L’Amour and Nymphe Descendant au Bain) was born on December 1, 1716.
Geraldine McCulloug, American painter and sculptor (Phoenix), was born on December 1, 1922.
Minoru Yamasaki, American designer and architect (New York’s World Trade Center), was born on December 1, 1912
December 1st Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Uwe Benter, German oarsman and Olympic gold medalist (1972), was born on December 1, 1955.
Roger Christian, American ice hockey player and Olympic gold medalist (1960), was born on December 1, 1935.
Orton Enderlein, German luger and Olympic gold medalist (1964), was born on December 1, 1943.
Anders Holmertz, Swedish swimmer, world record holder and Olympic silver medalist (1988, 1992 and 1996), was born on December 1, 1968.
Ho-Jun Li, Korean marksman and Olympic gold medalist (1972), was born on December 1, 1946.
American professional golfer Lee Buck Trevino was born on December 1, 1939.
December 1st Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Albert Barnes, American Presbyterian clergyman, biblical scholar and author (Notes on the New Testament and Notes on the Old Testament), was born on December 1, 1798.
Rex Todhunter Stout, American crime mystery writer (Nero Wolf), was born on December 1, 1886.
December 1st Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
W. Anthony (Tony) Boyle, American labor organizer and United Mine Workers president, was born on December 1, 1904.
Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker, was born on December 1, 1671. Francesco Stradivari was son to master violin crafter Antonius Stradivari.
Marie Grosholtz Tussaud, French wax museum owner (Madame Tussaud’s), was born on December 1, 1761.
December 1st Birthdays: Famous Performers
Stan Albers, American actor (Loving), was born on December 1, 1962.
American model and actress Carol (Alt) Altman (Amazon, Beyond Justice, Grownups, Private Parts and Thunder in Paradise) was born on December 1, 1960.
Eric Bloom, American rock guitarist and singer (The Blue Oyster Cult), was born on December 1, 1951.
Golden Ameda Brooks, American actress (Girlfirends), was born on December 1, 1970.
American actor Nestor Carbonell (Lost and Suddenly Susan) was born on December 1, 1967.
Ashley Monique Clark, American actress (The Bernie Mac Show, The Hughleys, Moesha, Still Standing, Sunset Beach and Zoey 101), was born on December 1, 1988.
American actress Julie Michelle Condra (Eerie Indiana, Married with Children, A Tale of Two Bunnies, Walker Texas Ranger, The Wonder Years and Wrong Is Right) was born on December 1, 1970.
American musician Brad Delson (Linkin Park) was born on December 1, 1977.
John Paul Densmore, American drummer (The Doors), was born on December 1, 1945.
American actor David Doyle (Bridget Loves Bernie, Charlie’s Angels, The Comeback, Ghost Writer, Love or Money, Paper Lion, Rugrats and Sweet Surrender) was born on December 1, 1925.
Joel Fluellen, American actor (Burning Cross and Learning Tree), was born on December 1, 1910.
Bob Goen, television personality (Entertainment Tonight and Wheel of Fortune), was born on December 1, 1954.
American singer and songwriter “Breathe in – Breathe Out,” “Nothing Left to Lose” and “Undeniable”) Mathew (Mat) Kearney was born on December 1, 1978. Mat Kearney has written songs for several television series, including Bones, The Closer, Dirty Sexy Money, Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy, The Hills, Jericho, Kyle XY, Laguna Beach, NCIS, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, South Beach, The Unit, Wildfire and Without a Trace.
Richard Keith, American actor (I Love Lucy), was born on December 1, 1950.
Allen (Woody Allen) Konigsberg, American actor (Casino Royale and Scenes from a Mall), film director (Alice, Annie Hall, Bananas, Hannah and Her Sisters, Husbands and Wives, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Mighty Aphrodite, New York Stories, Play It Again Sam, Radio Days, Sleeper and What’s New Pussycat) and Academy Award winner (1977 and 1986), was born on December 1, 1935.
Matthew Laborteaux, American actor (A Circle of Children, Deadly Friend, King of the Gypsies, Little House on the Prairie, Shattered Spirits, Tarantulas: Deadly Cargo, Whiz Kids and A Woman Under the Influence), was born on December 1, 1966.
American singer Dianne Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) was born on December 1, 1939.
Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone and Newhart), was born on December 1, 1921.
Alicia Lilliam (Dame Markova) Marks, British prima ballerina, was born on December 1, 1914.
American singer (“Almost Like Being in Love,” “I’ll Walk Alone,” “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”) actress (Birth of the Blues, I Do I Do, Night and Day, Peter Pan, Rhythm on the River, The Sound of Music, South Pacific and Star Spangled Rhythm) Mary Martin was born on December 1, 1913. Mary Martin was mother to actor Larry Hagman.
American singer and songwriter Sarah Masen (“All Fall Down”) was born on December 1, 1975.
Emily McLaughlin, American actress (General Hospital), was born on December 1, 1929.
Allyn Ann McLerie, Canadian actress (The Thorn Birds and The Tony Randall Show), was born on December 1, 1926.
American actor Ronald (Ron) Melendez (Children of the Corn, Fight or Flight, General Hospital and Legacy) was born on December 1, 1972.
Keith Michell, Australian actor (The Six Wives of Henry VIII), was born on December 1, 1926.
Bette Midler, American singer (“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “From a Distance,” “The Rose” and “You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings”) and actress (Beaches, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Drowning Mona, The Edge of Night, Fiddler on the Roof, For the Boys, Hawaii, Hocus Pocus,Ruthless People and Tommy), was born on December 1, 1945.
Bart Millard, American contemporary Christian and worship singer (MercyMe), was born on December 1, 19–.
American pop singer Sandy Nelson (The Teddy Bears) was born on December 1, 1938.
British actor Jeremy Philip Northam (Amistad, Enigma, The Golden Bowl, The Net and The Winslow Boy) was born on December 1, 1961.
Raymond Edward (Gilbert) O’Sullivan, Irish singer (“Alone Again Naturally,” “Clare,” “Get Down,” and “What’s in a Kiss”), was born on December 1, 1946.
American actor Paul Picerni (The Untouchables) was born on December 1, 1922.
Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Another You, Blue Collar, Brewster’s Millions, California Suite, Car Wash, Harlem Nights, Lady Sings the Blues, The Richard Pryor Show, See No Evil Hear No Evil, Silver Streak, Some Kind of Hero, Stir Crazy, Superman 3, The Toy and The Wiz), was born on December 1, 1940.
Lou Rawls, American rock singer Louis Allen (Lou) Rawls (“A Natural Man,” “Dead End Street,” “Love is a Hurtin’ Thing,” “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Your Good Thing is About to End”) was born on December 1, 1935.
American pop and country music singer Kim Richey (“Come Around,” “From Where I Stand,” “I Know,” “Jack and Jill,” “Just My Luck,” “The Way It Never Was” and “Those Words We Said”) was born on December 1, 1956.
Cyril Ritchard, Australian-British actor (Blackmail, Goodyear TV Playhouse, Half a Sixpence, Hans Brinker, Kraft Television Theatre and Peter Pan), was born on December 1, 1898.
American comedian and actor Richard (Dick Shawn) Schulefand (Angel, Bewitched, The Check is in the Mail, It’s a Mad – Mad – Mad – Mad World, Love at First Bite, Maid to Order, The Producers, Rented Lips and The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud) was born on December 1, 1929.
Sarah Kate Silverman, American comedienne, actress (Bulworth, Evolution, Heartbreakers, Rent, School of Rock, School for Scoundrels, There’s Something About Mary and The Way of the Gun) and television personality (The Larry Sanders Show and Saturday Night Live), was born on December 1, 1970.
Robert Symonds, American actor (Blue and Gray), was born on December 1, 1926.
American actress Charlene Tilton (Center of the Web and Dallas) was born on December 1, 1958.
William Tracy, American actor (To the Shores of Tripoli) was born on December 1, 1917.
Paul (Billy Paul) Williams, American singer (“Me and Mrs. Jones”), was born on December 1, 1934.
American actor Richard Treat Williams (1941, Brothers and Sisters, Dead Heat, Deep Rising, The Eagle Has Landed, Eddie Dodd, Everwood, Final Verdict, Flashpoint, Good Advice, Hair, Heartland,J. Edgar Hoover, The Late Shift, The Little Mermaid, The Men’s Club, Mulholland Falls, The Phantom, Prince of the City and The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper) was born on December 1, 1951.
December 1st Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Martin Heinrich Klaproth, German chemist, was born on December 1, 1743. Martin Klaproth has been credited with the discovery of uranium.
John Neill, Scottish natural philosopher and mathematician, was born on December 1, 1671.
December 1st Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Alexandra, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, was born on December 1, 1844.
Charles Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Netherlands Premier, was born on December 1, 1873.
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