Famous Birthdays on this Day, November 12:

1493 - Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)
1528 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)
1547 - Claude of Valois, French princess (d. 1575)
1606 - Jeanne Mance, French Canadian settler (d. 1673)
1615 - Richard Baxter, English clergyman (d. 1691)
1651 - Juana Ines de La Cruz, Mexico, poet/nun/feminist (Primero Sueno)
1676 - Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer
1729 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)
1748 - Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808)
1755 - Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)
1757 - Jacobus Bellamy, [Zelandus], Zealand poet
1790 - Letitia Christian Tyler, 1st wife of President Tyler
1815 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Johnstown NY, suffragist (80 Years & More)
1817 - Carlo Pedrotti, composer
1817 - Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer
1817 - Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
1827 - Gustav Adolf Merkel, composer
1831 - Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist
1833 - Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin, Russia, composer (Robert LeDiable)
1840 - Auguste Rodin, France, sculptor (Kiss, Thinker)
1841 - John W Rayleigh, England, physicist (Nobel 1904)/Cambridge (1908-14)
1844 - Octave Fouque, composer
1848 - Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1919)
1850 - Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)
1853 - Oskar Panizza, writer
1858 - Alexis Contant, composer
1865 - Frans L M "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas)
1866 - Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China (ROC & PRC) (traditional)
1881 - Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (d. 1948)
1881 - Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (d. 1954)
1886 - L G Kortenhorst, politician
1886 - Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP)
1886 - Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
1889 - DeWitt Wallace, St Paul Minn, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921)
1890 - Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)
1896 - Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)
1897 - Karl Marx, Germany, composer/conductor
1898 - Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)
1898 - Leon Stukelj, Slovene gymnast (d. 1999)
1903 - Jack Oakie, Sedalia Mo, actor (Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award)
1905 - Evgeny Grigor'yevich Bruslovsky, composer
1905 - Solon Michaelides, composer
1908 - Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)
1908 - Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)
1908 - Shamus Culhane, animator
1908 - Amon Göth, commandant of Nazi concentration camp (d. 1946)
1910 - A "Dudley" Nourse, cricketer (son of Dave, brilliant S African bat)
1911 - Luc Estang, [Lucien Bastard], French writer (Stigmates)
1911 - William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian
1911 - Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1991)
1912 - Alphonse [Tuffy] Leemans, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
1914 - Edward "Henricus" Schillebeeckx, Dutch theologist
1914 - Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)
1914 - Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)
1915 - Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)
1916 - Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
1916 - Liam Dunn, NJ, actor (Koska & his Family)
1916 - Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
1916 - Rogelio de la Rosa, Filipino actor and politician (d. 1986)
1917 - Joseph Coors, CEO (Adolph Coors Co Brewery)
1918 - Jo Stafford, Coalinga Calif, singer (I'll Never Smile Again)
1920 - Richard Quine, Detroit MI, actor/director (Clay Pigeon)
1921 - Robert Fleming, composer
1922 - Kim Hunter, [Janet Cole], Det MI, actress (Planet of the Apes, Lilith)
1923 - Vicco von Bülow, German film director
1924 - Sam Jones, jazz bassist (d. 1981)
1927 - Sunset Carson, [Michael Harrison] Plainview TX, actor (Cat of Rockies)
1927 - Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)
1928 - Grace Kelly, Phila Pa, actress (Rear Window)/Princess (Monaco)
1928 - Johan B W Polak, Dutch publisher/publicist (Bloom of Decadence)
1929 - Michael Ende, writer
1930 - Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)
1930 - Ann Flood, American actress
1931 - Bob Crewe, rocker
1931 - Norman Y Mineta, (Rep-R-CA, 1975- )
1933 - Peter Post, Dutch bicyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
1934 - Ann Flood, Jamaica NY, actress (Edge of Night)
1934 - Bukka White, rocker
1934 - Charles Manson, [No Name Maddox], Cin Oh, criminal (Tate-Labianco)
1935 - Jerry Douglas, Chelsea Mass, actor (John Abbott-Young & Restless)
1935 - Terry Johnson, US R&B singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
1936 - Mort Shuman, rocker
1936 - Robert White, guitarist
1936 - Ruth Jessen, LPGA golfer
1936 - Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee
1937 - Ina Balin, Brooklyn NY, actress (Danger in Paradise)
1937 - Peter Lloyd, British MP
1937 - Richard H Truly, Fayette Miss, Rear Adm USN/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 8)
1939 - Ruby Nash Curtis, US singer (Romantics-Our Day Will Come)
1939 - Lucia Popp, Slovakian soprano (d. 1993)
1940 - Ria Lubbers, wife of Dutch premier Ruud Lubbers
1940 - Michel Audet, Quebec economist and politician
1940 - Jürgen Todenhöfer, German politician
1941 - Frank Rosenthal, rocker
1941 - Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer
1943 - Brian Hyland, Queens NY, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini)
1943 - Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
1943 - John Maus, NYC, rock vocalist (Walker Brothers)
1943 - Wallace Shawn, NYC, actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride)
1943 - Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver
1944 - Booker T Jones, organist [or Dec 11]
1944 - Johan van Doorn, [Johnny the Selfkicker], Dutch poet (War & Porridge)
1945 - Al Michaels, Bkln, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Baseball/Football)
1945 - Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)
1945 - Neil Young, Toronto, singer/songwriter (Cosby, Sills & Young)
1945 - Valerie Leon, London England, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb)
1945 - Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
1947 - Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
1947 - J C Crowley, rocker
1947 - Patrice Leconte, director (Monsieur Hire, Hairdresser's Husband)
1947 - Ron Bryant, American baseball player
1948 - Errol Brown, Kingston Jamaica, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)
1949 - Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, rocker
1949 - Jack Reed, (Rep-D-Rhode Island)
1952 - Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
1953 - Vasilis Karras, Greek singer
1954 - Bharat Reddy, cricket wicket-keeper (India 1979)
1954 - Paul McNamee, Australia, tennis star
1955 - Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
1956 - Rhonda Shear, New Orleans LA, comedian (Up All Night)
1957 - Gail Castro, Glendale Calif, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1991, Oly-96)
1957 - Marta Figueras-Dotti, Madrid Spain, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Open)
1958 - Nick Stellino, Italian-American television chef
1960 - Bertice Berry, talk show host (Bertice)
1960 - Maurane, Belgian singer
1961 - Chela Quintana, Venezuela, LPGA golfer (8 time Venezuelan Amat Champ)
1961 - Greg Gagne, Fall River MA, infielder (LA Dodgers)
1961 - Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnist (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)
1961 - Enzo Francescoli, Uruguayan footballer
1961 - Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
1961 - Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
1962 - Jeff Reed, Joliet IL, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
1962 - Wim Kieft, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Gir de Bordeaux/PSV)
1962 - Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist
1962 - Neal Shusterman, American author
1962 - Mariella Frostrup, Norwegian born journalist and television presenter
1963 - Laurie Brower, Long Beach CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Lady Keystone-9th)
1963 - Susumu Terajima, Japanese actor
1964 - Erik Howard, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets)
1964 - Gerald Perry, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1964 - Jakob Hlasek, Czech, tennis star
1965 - Mike Keim, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1965 - Lex Lang, American voice actor
1966 - David Schwimmer, Queens NY, actor (Ross-Friends)
1967 - Charlie Pennaelino, Queens NY, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way)
1967 - Michael Moorer, boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994)
1968 - Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1968 - Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)
1968 - Randy Knorr, San Gabriel CA, catcher (Houston Astros)
1968 - Sammy Sosa, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
1968 - Glenn Gilberti, American professional wrestler
1968 - Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer
1968 - Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride)
1969 - Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1969 - Trevor Shaw, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
1969 - Ian Bremmer, American political scientist
1969 - Jason Cundy, English footballer and broadcaster
1969 - Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim
1969 - Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter
1970 - Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994)
1970 - Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler
1970 - Harvey Stephens, British child actor
1971 - Heidi Burge, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
1971 - Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistani cricket wicket-keeper (v West Indies 1993)
1972 - Vassilis Tsiartas, Greek footballer
1973 - Colin Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 78 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1973 - Keith Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 95 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1973 - Melanie Gaffin, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Cheryl-Whiz Kids)
1973 - Zahir Shah, cricketer (attention-grabbing Rawalpindi leg-spinner)
1973 - Mayte Garcia, American dancer
1973 - Radha Mitchell, Australian actress
1973 - Tara Strong, Canadian voice actress
1974 - Tamala Jones, American actress
1975 - Angela Watson, actress (Karen Foster-Step by Step)
1975 - Chris Wells, Calgary, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
1975 - Gretchen Durgin, Miss USA-New Hampshire (1997)
1975 - Nina Brosh, Afula Israel, model (Drakkar)
1975 - Tevin Jermod Campbell, Dallas Tx, rapper
1975 - Jason Lezak, American swimmer
1976 - Scott Mark Cameron, Dunedin NZ, 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 - Miroslaw Szymkowiak, Polish footballer
1976 - Judith Holofernes, German singer (Wir sind Helden)
1977 - Jennifer Smith, Miss Maryland Teen USA (1996)
1977 - Dalene Kurtis, American Playboy model
1977 - Benni McCarthy, South African footballer
1978 - Andrew Kinlochan, English singer and musician
1978 - Alexandra Maria Lara, German Romanian actress
1978 - Ashley Williams, American actress
1978 - Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer ,and WWE Diva
1979 - Matt Cappotelli, American professional wrestler
1979 - Corey Maggette, American professional basketball player
1979 - Cote de Pablo, Chilean actress
1980 - Trent Acid, American professional wrestler
1980 - Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor
1981 - DJ Campbell, English football player
1982 - Anne Hathaway, American actress
1982 - Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer
1983 - Carlton Cole, English football player
1984 - Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer
1984 - Omarion, American R&B musician
1984 - Sandara Park, South Korean actor
1984 - Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean rally driver
1986 - Evan Yo, Taiwanese pop singer
1987 - Bryan Little, Canadian ice hockey player
1989 - Paul Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
1989 - Ryan Jessup, actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
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