Is December 2nd your birthday? Was someone special to you born on December 2nd? 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 2nd was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
December 2nd Birthdays: Famous Artists
Julius Bissier, German painter (Ascona, Familienbild der Karamasow, Komposition and Wiederbeginn), was born on December 2, 1893.
Georges-Pierre Seurat, French Neo-Impressionist painter (Le Chahut, The Circus and Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte) was born on December 2, 1859. (CTRL-click here to view several samples of this artist’s work online in a new window.)
American film director Penelope Spheeris (The Beverly Hillbillies, Black Sheep, The Boys Next Door, Closers, The Decline of Western Civilization, Dudes, Hollyweird, Hollywood Vice Squad, I Don’t Know, The Kid & I, The Little Rascals, Posers, Senseless, Suburbia, The Thing in Bob’s Garage, Thunder and Mud, Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales, Wayne’s World, We Sold Our Souls for Rock ‘n Roll) was born on December 2, 1945.
American photographer (Weimeraner Dogs, videographer (Nickelodeon, Saturday Night Live and Sesame Street) and filmmaker (Alphabet Soup, Cinderella, The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold, Little Red Riding Hood and Mother Goose) William Wegman was born on December 2, 1943.
December 2nd Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Greg Barton, American kayaker and Olympic gold medalist (1988), was born on December 2, 1959.
Jiri Dopita, Czechoslovakian hockey player and Olympic gold medalist (1998), was born on December 2, 1968.
American figure skater Randy Gardner (with Tai Babilonia) was born on December 2, 1958.
American tennis star Tracy Ann Austin Holt was born on December 2, 1962.
Lowell North, American yachtsman, and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on December 2, 1929.
Vladimir Parfenovich, Russian kayaker and Olympic gold medalist (1980), was born on December 2, 1958.
Monica Seles, Yugoslavian tennis star, was born on December 2, 1973.
December 2nd Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Jonas Cohn, German-British philosopher (Theory of the Dialects), was born on December 2, 1869.
Ruth Draper, American playwright (A Church in Italy, Doctors and Diets, The Italian Lesson, and Three Women and Mr. Clifford), was born on December 2, 1884.
Hy Gardner, American radio and television journalist (Hy Gardner Calling), was born on December 2, 1908.
American playwright (Applause, Auntie Mame, The Barkleys of Broadway, Bells are Ringing, Hallelujah, On the Town and On the Twentieth Century) and lyricist (“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” and “Singin’ in the Rain”) Adolph Green was born on December 2, 1915.
Nikos Kazantazakis, Greek screenwriter (The Last Temptation of Christ and Zorba), 1885.
American television newscaster Stone Stockton Phillips (Dateline NBC, Meet the Press, NBC Nightly News and Today) was born on December 2, 1954.
December 2nd Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), was born on December 2, 1915.
American entertainer and circus entrepreneur Charles Ringling (Ringling Brothers Circus) was born on December 2, 1863.
Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace was born on December 2, 1946.
December 2nd Birthdays: Famous Performers
Merrill Ashley, American ballerina (New York City Ballet), was born on December 2, 1950.
British cellist and orchestral conductor Sir John Barbirolli was born on December 2, 1899.
Cuban actor Steven Bauer (Body Count, Primal Fear, Scarface, Thief of Hearts, Wildfire and Wiseguy) was born on December 2, 1956.
John Bentley, British actor (Chair and Hammer the Tuff), was born on December 2, 1906.
Ted Bluechel, Jr., American pop drummer and singer (The Association), was born on December 2, 1942.
Daniel Eugene (Dan) Butler, actor (Caroline in the City,Frasier, From the Earth to the Moon and Roseanne), was born on December 2, 1954.
Maria Meneghini (Maria Callas) Calogeropoulous, Greek-American operatic soprano (Carmen), was born on December 2, 1923.
Dennis Christopher, American actor (Alien Predators, Boys Life, Breaking Away, California Dreaming, Chariots of Fire, Elvis: The Movie, It’s My Party, Jake Speed, The Last Word, The Silencers, Stephen King’s It, Sweet Dreams and The Young Graduates), was born on December 2, 1955.
Myung-Whan Chung, Korean pianist (The Chung Sisters), was born on December 2, 1953.
American actress June Clyde (Back Street, Behind the Mask, Hollywood Party, The Love Lottery and A Study in Scarlet Branded Men) was born on December 2, 1909.
Anthony (Treach) Criss, American hip hop and rap artist (Naughty by Nature), was born on December 2, 1970.
American actress (Coach, Roughnecks, The Dark, Wonder Woman and World War III) and television personality (That’s Incredible) Cathy Lee Crosby was born on December 2, 1944.
James Robert (Jimi Haha) Davies, Jr., American alternative rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jarflys and Jimmie’s Chicken Shack), was born on December 2, 1968.
Rufe Davis, American actor (Cocoanut Grove, Gangs of Sonora and Trail Blazers), was born on December 2, 1908.
Milton Delugg, American bandleader (The Chuck Barris Rah Rah Show, Dagmar’s Canteen, Doodles Weaver, The Gong Show, Judge for Yourself, Milton DeLugg and His Orchestra: Abe Burrows’ Almanac, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Your Hit Parade), was born on December 2, 1918.
Ezra Chaim (Ezra Stone) Feinstone, American actor (The Aldrich Family) and television director (Bachelor Father, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, I Married Joan, Julia, Lassie, Lost in Space, Love American Style and The Munsters), was born on December 2, 1917.
German-American funk singer Sydney (Youngblood) Ford (“Ain’t No Sunshine,” “I’d Rather Go Blind,” “If Only I Could” and “Sit and Wait”) was born on December 2, 1960.
Jonathan Herbert Frid, Canadian actor (As the World Turns, Dark Shadows and The Devil’s Daughter), was born on December 2, 1924.
Nelly Kim Furtado, Canadian pop singer (“All Good Things Come to an End,” “Give It to Me,” “I’m like a Bird,” “Maneater,” “Promiscuous,” “Say It Right” and “Turn off the Light”), was born on December 2, 1978.
Arturo Antonio (William Gaxton) Gaxiola, American vaudevillian and actor (Best Foot Forward, Convoy, Diamond Horseshoe, Fifty Million Frenchmen and The Heat’s On), was born on December 2, 1893.
American actor Leo V. Gordon (Alienator, Circus Boy, Devil’s Angels, Enos, Hondo, Soldier of Fortune, Ten Wanted Men and The Winds of War) was born on December 2, 1922.
American actress Julie Harris (Backstairs at the White House, The Bell Jar, Carried Away, The Dark Half, A Doll’s House, East of Eden, The Family Hovak, Gorillas in the Mist, Harper, I Am a Camera, Knots Landing, Little Moon of Alban,Member of the Wedding, Scarlett, Victoria Regina.Voyage of the Damned and), was born on December 2, 1925.
Lucy Alexis Liu, American actress (Ally McBeal, Bang, Charlie’s Angels, Chicago, Dirty Sexy Money, Jerry Maguire and Kill Bill), was born on December 2, 1968.
American rock keyboardist and singer Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) was born on December 2, 1952.
British rock bass guitarist Tom McGuinness (Manfred Mann and McGuinness Flint) was born on December 2, 1941.
Nathan Gregor (Nate) Mendel, American rock bassist (Foo Fighters), was born on December 2, 1968.
John Robert Paige, American actor (Bye Bye Birdie, The Green Promise, Hellzapoppin, The Monster and the Girl and Son of Dracula) and television personality (The Big Payoff and The Colgate Comedy Hour), was born on December 2, 1910.
American actor Ron Raines (The Guiding Light) was born on December 2, 1949.
Frank Reicher, German actor (King Kong and Son of Kong), was born on December 2, 1875.
American country music guitarist and singer (“Kay” and “Once in a Lifetime Thing”) John Wesley Ryles was born on December 2, 1950.
American swing trumpeter and drummer Eddie Sauter (Artie Shaw Orchestra, Benny Goodman Orchestra and Sauter-Finegan Orchestra), was born on December 2, 1914.
Rick (Sav) Savage, British hard rock bass player (Def Leppard), was born on December 2, 1960.
Robert F. Simon, American actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), was born on December 2, 1908.
Dutch actor Huub Stapel (Amsterdamned and Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank) was born on December 2, 1954.
Rena Sofer, American actress (General Hospital, Heroes and Loving), was born on December 2, 1968.
American pop singer (“Baby One More Time” and “Oops I Did It Again”), television personality (Britney in Hawaii, The Mickey Mouse Club and Time Out with Britney Spears) and actress (Crossroads) Britney Spears was born on December 2, 1981.
Keith Szarabajka, American actor (Nightlife), was born on December 2, 1952.
American jazz and swing saxophonist Charlie Ventura was born on December 2, 1916. Charlie Ventura played with Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Charlie Parker and other artists.
American actor Ray Walston (The Apartment, Damn Yankees, Fast Times, My Favorite Martian, Of Mice and Men, Picket Fences, Popeye, Silver Spoons, Silver Streak, South Pacific and The Sting) was born on December 2, 1914.
December 2nd Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Paul C. W. Chu, Chinese physicist and superconductivity researcher, was born on December 2, 1941.
Carl Peter Goldmark, Hungarian-American electrical engineer and inventor of the long-playing (LP) vinyl record, was born on December 2, 1906.
George Minot, American physician and Nobel Prize winner (1934), was born on December 2, 1885.
December 2nd Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr., American public servant and 59th U.S. Secretary of State (under 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan), was born on December 2, 1924.
Edwin Meese, III, 75thAmerican Attorney General (under 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan), was born on December 2, 1931.
French Premier Rene Waldeck-Rousseau was born on December 2, 1846.
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