December 15

Today's:

Birthdays


Nero (Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus) 37 AD - Fifth and last Roman emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty


George Romney 1734 - English portrait painter


Gustave Eiffel 1832 - Engineer: designed Paris’ Eiffel Tower and helped design Statue of Liberty


Ludwig (Lazarus) Zamenhof 1859 - Linguist, developed international language: Esperanto


Jack "Nonpareil" Dempsey (John Edward Kelly) 1862 - Boxer


J. Paul Getty 1892 - Oil magnate: Getty Oil


Buddy (Edwin) Cole 1916 - Pianist (The Buddy Cole Trio)


Jeff Chandler (Ira Grossel) 1918 - Actor ("Merrill’s Marauders," "Return to Peyton Place," "Broken Arrow")


Eddie (William Edward) Robinson - 1920 - Baseball player


Alan Freed 1922 - Disc jockey in Cleveland


Jerry Wallace 1928 - Singer, actor (Hec Ramsey)


Jimmy Nelson 1928 - Ventriloquist


Ernest Ashworth 1928 - Country singer


Friedrich Hundertwasser 1928 - Artist, printer, painter, ecologist


Edna O'Brien 1931 - Author (Time and Tide, Country Girls Trilogy)


Jessie Belvin 1967 - Singer


Clyde McPhatter 1932 - Musician (Dominoes, Drifters)


Tim Conway 1933 - Actor, comedian ("McHale’s Navy," "The Tim Conway Show," "The Carol Burnett Show")


Cindy Birdsong 1939 - Singer ( Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles, Diana Ross and The Supremes)


Nick Buoniconti 1940 - Football Hall of Famer, football analyst ("HBO: Inside the NFL")


Dave Clark 1942 - Singer (The Dave Clark Five), TV producer, actor


Pete Duranko 1943 - Football player


Stan (Stanley Raymond) Bahnsen 1944 - Baseball player


Carmine Appice 1946 - Musician (Vanilla Fudge)


Doug (Douglas James) Rau 1948 - Baseball player


Charlie Scott 1948 - Basketball player


Don Johnson (Donnie Wayne Johnson) 1949 - Actor ("Nash Bridges," "Miami Vice")


Alex Cox 1954 - Movie director ("Repo Man," 'Sid and Nancy')


Justin Ross 1954 - Actor


Paul Simonon 1955 - Musician (Clash)


Doug Phelps 1960 - Singer (Kentucky Headhunters)


Reginald Hudlin 1961 - Director ("The Great White Hype")


Daryl Turner 1961 - Football player


Helen Slater 1963 - Actress ("City Slickers," "Ruthless People")


Molly Price 1965 - Actress


Michael Shanks 1970 - Actor ("Stargate SG-1," "The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon")


Stuart Townsend 1972 - Actor ("Venice Project," "24 Hours")


Kito Trawick 1977 - "Crowd-hyper" (Ghostown DJs)


Adam Brody 1979 - Actor ("The O.C.")


George O. Gore II 1981 - Actor ("My Wife and Kids")


Michelle Dockery 1981 - Actress ("Downton Abbey")


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