Is December 3rd your birthday? Was someone special to you born on December 3rd? 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 3rd was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
December 3rd Birthdays: Famous Artists
Irving Fine, American composer (Toccata), was born on December 3, 1914.
Jean-Luc Godard, French-Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard (Alphaville, Breathless, La Chinoise, Every Man for Himself, Forever Mozart, Hail Mary, Histoires du Cinéma, In Praise of Love, King Lear, A Married Woman, Notre Musique and Weekend) was born on December 3, 1930.
Dutch cartoonist Hans G. Kresse (Eric the Viking) was born on December 3, 1921.
Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (Agnes of God, Chaplin, New York Stories, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Sleepless in Seattle and Something to Talk About) and Academy Award winner 1973 and 1983), was born on December 3, 1922.
Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter (Portrait of a Gentleman Skating), 1755. Gilbert Stuart painted portraits of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Washington, and other early American leaders.
December 3rd Birthdays: Famous Athletes
John Akii-bua, Ugandan hurdler and Olympic gold medalist (1972), was born on December 3, 1950.
Danger Alberto Juantorena, Cuban runner and Olympic gold medalist (1976), was born on December 3, 1951.
Franz Klammer, Austrian skier and Olympic gold medalist (1976), was born on December 3, 1953.
American professional skateboarder Charles Michael (Bucky) Lasek was born on December 3, 1972.
Rick Mears, American race car driver and Indianapolis 500 champion, was born on December 3, 1951.
Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player and Olympic gold medalist (1980), born on December 3, 1960.
Katarina Witt, German figure skater, performer (Carmen on Ice) and Olympic gold medalist (1984 and 1988), was born on December 3, 1965.
December 3rd Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz (Joseph Conrad) Korzeniowski, Polish novelist (Chance, Heart of Darkness, The Inheritors, Lord Jim, Nostromo, Romance, The Secret Agent, Typhoon, Under Western Eyes, Victory and Youth), was born on December 3, 1857.
December 3rd Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American miller and food products entrepreneur (Pillsbury Company), was born on December 3, 1842.
December 3rd Birthdays: Famous Performers
American actor Michael Anthony Angarano (24, Almost Famous, Black Irish, Bondage, The Forbidden Kingdom, Gentlemen Broncos, Little Secrets, Lords of Dogtown, Sky Hall, Snow Angels, Speak and Will & Grace) was born on December 3, 1987.
Hart Matthew Bochner, Canadian actor (Apartment Zero, Breaking Away, Die Hard, Islands in the Stream, Supergirl, Terror Train and War and Remembrance) and film director (High School High and PCU), was born on December 3, 1956. Hart Bochner’s father was actor Lloyd Bochner.
Melody Anderson, Canadian-American actress (All My Children, Archie Bunker’s Place, Battlestar Galactica, Dallas, The Fall Guy, Jake and the Faatman and St. Elsewhere), was born on December 3, 1955.
American rock guitarist Don Barnes (38 Special) was born on December 3, 1952.
Daniel Bedingfield, New Zealand-British singer (“Friday,” “Gotta Get Thru This,” “I Can’t Read You,” “If You’re Not The One,” “James Dean – I Wanna Know,” “Never Gonna Leave Your Side,” “Nothing Hurts Like Love,” “The Way” and “Wrap My Words Around You”), was born on December 3, 1979. Daniel Bedingfield is brother to singer Natasha Bedingfield.
American actor Brian Eric Bonsall (Desperate Motives, Family Ties, Father and Scout, Father Hood, Lily in Winter and Star Trek: The Next Generation) was born on December 3, 1981.
Constance Foore (Connee) Boswell, American singer (The Boswell Sisters), was born on December 3, 1907.
Brazilian actor Bruno Campos (Jesse, ER, Leap Year and Nip/Tuck) was born on December 3, 1953.
Anna Chlumsky, American actress (A Child’s Wish, Miracle in the Woods and My Girl), was born on December 3, 1980.
American actress Holly Marie Combs (Chain of Desire, Charmed, Daughters, Ocean’s Eleven, Picket Fences and A Reason to Believe) was born on December 3, 1973.
Nicolas Coster, British-American actor (Another World, As the World Turns, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, The Secret Storm, Somerset and Young Doctor Malone), was born on December 3, 1934.
Steven Bradford Culp, American actor (24, Desperate Housewives, ER, How to Make a Monster, JAG, Jason Goes to Hell, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Star Trek: Enterprise, Thirteen Days and The West Wing), was born on December 3, 1955.
American operatic soprano Phyllis Curtin (Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, La Scala, Teatro Colon and Vienna Staarscoper), was born on December 3, 1927.
Brendan Fraser, American actor (20 Bucks, The Air I Breathe, Blast from the Past, Crash, Encino Man, George of the Jungle, Gods and Monsters, In the Army Now, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, The Quiet American, School Ties and
Son in Law), was born on December 3, 1968.
American country bass guitarist and singer Paul Gregg (Restless Heart) was born on December 3, 1954.
American actress Daryl Hannah (Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Blade Runner, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Diplomatic Siege, The Fury, Grumpier Old Men, Kill Bill, My Favorite Martian, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Roxanne, Splash, Steel Magnolias and Wall Street) was born on December 3, 1960.
Ferlin Husky, American country singer (“Born to Lose,” “Gone,” “A Fallen Star,” “The Waltz You Saved for Me” and “Wings of a Dove”), was born on December 3, 1927. Ferlin Husky is also known as Simon Crum and Terry Preston.
American R&B singer Montell Jordan (“Daddy’s Home,” “Falling,” “Fighting Temptations,” “I Can Do That,” “Let’s Ride,” “Me and U,” “Not No More,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Payback,” “Supa Star,” “This Is How We Do It,” “Unstoppable” and “You Must Have Been”) was born on December 3, 1968.
Emir (Diane Kurys) Kusturica, Yugoslavian bass guitarist, was born on December 3, 1948.
Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-British singer and actress (EastEnders, The Fosters, Mama Lou and You and Me), was born on December 3, 1927.
Heather Menzies, Canadian actress (Logan’s Run), was born on December 3, 1949.
American actress Julianne Moore (Assassins, The Big Lebowski, Body of Evidence, Boogie Nights, Cookie’s Fortune, The End of the Affair, Far From Heaven, The Fugitive, Hannibal, The Hours, The Ladies Man, Lost World: Jurassic Park, Magnolia, Nine Months, Short Cuts and Surviving Picasso) was born on December 3, 1961.
Mary Margaret (Jaye P.) Morgan, American singer (“The Longest Walk” and “That’s All I Want from You”) and actress, (The Chuck Barris Rah Rah Show, The Gong Show, The Jaye P.
John (Ozzy) Osbourne, British rock singer (Black Sabbath and Rare Breed) and television personality (The Osbornes), was born on December 3, 1948. Ozzy Osborne is husband to television personality and music producer Sharon Osborne and father to television personalities Jack Osborne and Kelly Osborne.
American actress Valerie Ritchie Perrine (The Border, Can’t Stop the Music, The Electric Horseman, Lenny, Slaughterhouse-Five, Superman, W.C. Fields and Me and What Women Want) was born on December 3, 1943.
American rock guitarist Duane Roland (Molly Hatchet) was born on December 3, 1952.
Lauren E. Roman, American actress (All My Children), was born on December 3, 1975.
Jennifer Rothschild Rubin, American actress (1969 and The Judas Project), was born on December 3, 1970.
American actress Amanda Michelle Seyfried (Big Love, Mamma Mia and Mean Girls) was born on December 3, 1985.
American actress Mary Alice Smith (A Different World, All My Children, Awakenings, Beat Street, Bed of Roses, The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Color of Friendship, Concealed Enemies, Down in the Delta, Enter the Matrix, I’ll Fly Away, The Inkwell, Malcolm X, The Matrix Revolutions, Sparkle, Sunshine State, Teachers and The Women of Brewster Place) was born on December 3, 1941.
Sylvia Blagman Syms, British jazz singer, was born on December 3, 1919.
Kevin Telles, American actor (Life Goes On and Party Camp), was born on December 3, 1968.
John Michael (Mickey) Thomas, American rock singer (Jefferson Starship and Starship), was born on December 3, 1949.
American comedian, television personality (Built to Last) and actor (Brother, Dancing in September, Deliver Us From Eva, My Dinner with Jimi, Speed II and Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story) Royale Watkins was born on December 3, 1969.
Howard Andrew (Andy) Williams, American singer (“Are You Sincere,” “Born Free,” “Butterfly,” “Can’t Get Used to Losing You,” “Canadian Sunset,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “I Like Your Kind of Love,” “In the Village of St. Bernadette,” “Lonely Street, ,” “Love Story” and “Moon River”) and television personality (The Andy Williams Christmas Special and The Andy Williams Show), was born on December 3, 1930.
December 3rd Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and U.S. Weather Bureau pioneer, was born on December 3, 1838.
American computer scientist John Warner Backus was born on December 3, 1924. John Backus developed the FORTRAN computer programming language.
Samuel Crompton, British inventor and spinning machine creator, was born on December 3, 1753.
Anna Freud, Austrian-British psychoanalyst and author (Normality and Pathology in Childhood and The Writings of Anna Freud), was born on December 3, 1895. Anna Freud was daughter to psychoanalysis pioneer Sigmund Freud.
British postal system reformer Sir Rowland Hill was born on December 3, 1795. Rowland Hill created the penny postage stamp, the first adhesive mailing stamps.
Robert Arthur Hughes, British medical missionary (to India) and surgeon, was born on December 3, 1910.
Czechoslovakian ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Karl Koller was born on December 3, 1857. Karl Koller was a pioneer in using cocaine as a local anesthetic.
Richard Kuhn, Austrian biochemist, vitamin researcher and Nobel Prize winner (1938), 1900.
Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards, American chemist, founder of the American Home Economics Association and author (Conservation by Sanitation and Euthenics), was born on December 3, 1842.
Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, x-ray spectrographic pioneer and Nobel Prize winner (1924), was born on December 3, 1886.
Hungarian-American mathematician John von Neumann was born on December 3, 1903.
December 3rd Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Charles VI, King of France, was born on December 3, 1368.
Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda was born on December 3, 1899.
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