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Famous birthdays, deaths and events of December 19


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Birthdays
  • 1554 - Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
  • 1683 - Philip V of Spain, (d. 1746)
  • 1796 - Breton de los Herreros, Spanish playwright (d. 1873)
  • 1861 - Italo Svevo, Italian author (d. 1928)
  • 1865 - Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress (d. 1932)
  • 1885 - Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)
  • 1894 - Ford Frick, American baseball commissioner (d. 1978)
  • 1902 - Sir Ralph Richardson, English actor (d. 1983)
  • 1906 - Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
  • 1907 - Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)
  • 1909 - W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
  • 1910 - Jean Genet, French writer (d. 1986)
  • 1915 - Édith Piaf, French singer and actress (d. 1963)
  • 1918 - Professor Longhair, American blues musician (d. 1980)
  • 1920 - Little Jimmy Dickens, American country singer
  • 1920 - David Susskind, American TV talk show host (d. 1987)
  • 1922 - Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
  • 1923 - Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924 - Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1989)
  • 1924 - Edmund Purdom, English actor
  • 1925 - Robert B. Sherman, American songwriter
  • 1926 - Bobby Layne, American football player (d. 1986)
  • 1926 - Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
  • 1927 - James Booth, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1929 - Bob Brookmeyer, American jazz musician
  • 1929 - Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1932 - Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer
  • 1933 - Kevan Gosper, Australian athlete
  • 1933 - Cicely Tyson, American actress
  • 1934 - Rudi Carrell, Dutch singer
  • 1934 - Al Kaline, American baseball player
  • 1934 - Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
  • 1935 - Barbara Bostock, American actress
  • 1935 - Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
  • 1936 - Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
  • 1940 - Phil Ochs, American folk singer (d. 1976)
  • 1941 - Maurice White, American singer and songwriter (Earth
  • 1942 - Rufus, French actor
  • 1944 - William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
  • 1944 - Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleontologist
  • 1944 - Alvin Lee, English singer/guitarist (Ten Years After)
  • 1944 - Tim Reid, American actor
  • 1944 - Zal Yanovsky, Canadian guitarist (The Lovin' Spoonful) (d. 2002)
  • 1945 - Elaine Joyce, American actress
  • 1946 - Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman
  • 1946 - Robert Urich, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1948 - Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949 - Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • 1949 - Sebastian, Danish musician
  • 1956 - Tom Lawless, American baseball player
  • 1957 - Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
  • 1957 - John Gulager, American film director
  • 1957 - Kevin McHale, American basketball player
  • 1958 - Limahl, English singer (Kajagoogoo)
  • 1960 - Mike Lookinland, American actor
  • 1960 - Michelangelo Signorile, American writer
  • 1961 - Matthew Waterhouse, English actor
  • 1961 - Reggie White, American football player (d. 2004)
  • 1962 - Jill Talley, American actress
  • 1963 - Jennifer Beals, American film actress
  • 1963 - Til Schweiger, German actor
  • 1964 - Arvydas Sabonis, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1965 - Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
  • 1965 - Jessica Steen, American actress
  • 1966 - Chuckii Booker, American singer
  • 1966 - Robert MacNaughton, American stage and screen actor
  • 1966 - Alberto Tomba, Italian alpine skier
  • 1966 - Eric Weinrich, American ice hockey player
  • 1967 - Frankie Lam, Hong Kong actor
  • 1967 - Criss Angel, American illusionist
  • 1969 - Richard Hammond, English television presenter
  • 1969 - Tom Gugliotta, American basketball player
  • 1969 - Kristy Swanson, American actress
  • 1969 - Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
  • 1970 - Tyson Beckford, American model
  • 1971 - Liz Cho, American television reporter
  • 1971 - Amy Locane, American actress
  • 1971 - Tiffany Towers, Canadian adult film actress
  • 1972 - Alyssa Milano, American actress
  • 1972 - Rosa Blasi, American actress
  • 1972 - Warren Sapp, American football player
  • 1973 - Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor
  • 1973 - Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist
  • 1974 - Mikko Paananen, Finnish bassist (HIM)
  • 1974 - Jake Plummer, American football player
  • 1974 - Ricky Ponting, Australian cricketer
  • 1975 - Olivier Tebily, Ivorian footballer
  • 1975 - Jon Smith, British writer
  • 1977 - Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player
  • 1978 - Patrick Casey, American screenwriter and actor
  • 1979 - Kevin Devine, American musician
  • 1979 - Paola Rey, Colombian actress
  • 1980 - Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
  • 1980 - Marla Sokoloff, American actress
  • 1982 - Vincent Accardi, American musician
  • 1982 - Maurice Williams, American basketball player
  • 1982 - Tero Pitkamaki, Finnish javelin thrower
  • 1983 - Matt Stajan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 - Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • 1985 - Gary Cahill, English footballer
  • 1985 - Neil Kilkenny, English-born Australian footballer
  • 1985 - Lady Sovereign, English musician
  • 1987 - Karim Benzema, French footballer
  • 1987 - Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
  • 1988 - Paulina Gretzky, American-born Canadian actress and model
  • 1988 - Peter Winn, English footballer
  • 1991 - Declan Galbraith, English singer


Deaths
  • 1327 - Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy
  • 1749 - Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (b. 1672)
  • 1807 - Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm
  • 1814 - Joseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith
  • 1848 - Emily Brontë, English author (b. 1818)
  • 1878 - Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
  • 1944 - Khedive Abbas II of Egypt, (b. 1874)
  • 1982 - Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
  • 1984 - Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
  • 1986 - V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)
  • 1989 - Stella Gibbons, English author (b. 1902)
  • 1991 - Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • 1993 - Michael Clarke, American drummer (The Byrds) (b. 1946)
  • 1996 - Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (b. 1924)
  • 1997 - Jimmy Rogers, American blues guitarist (b. 1924)
  • 1998 - Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)
  • 1999 - Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914)
  • 2000 - Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • 2000 - Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • 2000 - Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • 2001 - Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
  • 2002 - Arthur Rowley, English footballer. (b. 1926)
  • 2003 - Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2003 - Les Tremayne, English-born American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2004 - Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (b. 1922)
  • 2005 - Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (b. 1927)
  • 2009 - Kim Peek, American savant (born 1951)

Events
  • 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
  • 1154 - Henry II of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey.
  • 1606 - The Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery depart England carrying settlers who, at Jamestown, Virginia, found the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
  • 1776 - Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled The American Crisis.
  • 1777 - American Revolutionary War: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • 1828 - Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun pens the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828.
  • 1835 - The first issue of The Blade newspaper is published in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 1907 - A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania.
  • 1912 - William H. Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, is pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison.
  • 1916 - World War I: Battle of Verdun
  • 1924 - The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • 1932 - BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service
  • 1961 - India annexes Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India.
  • 1967 - Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
  • 1972 - Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
  • 1975 - John Paul Stevens appointed as a justice of The United States Supreme Court.
  • 1981 - Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.
  • 1983 - The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.
  • 1984 - The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that the People's Republic of China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 is signed in Beijing by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.
  • 1986 - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev releases Andrei Sakharov and his wife from internal exile in Gorky.
  • 1994 - Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.
  • 1997 - SilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.
  • 1997 - Titanic is released in theaters. This movie would become the most financially successful movie in U.S. history, grossing approximately $1.8 billion worldwide.
  • 1998 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
  • 2000 - The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
  • 2001 - A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.
  • 2001 - Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots
  • 2007 - The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. They then proceed to establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing process of international recognition as a separate country.


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