December 21

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Birthdays


Jean Baptiste Racine 1639 - Dramatist


Benjamin Disraeli 1804 - Author, statesman: "No government can be long secure without a formidable opposition."


Henrietta Szold 1860


Joseph Stalin (Dzhugashvili) 1879 - Georgian Marxist revolutionary and later dictator of USSR (1928-53)


Walter Hagen 1892 - Golf champion


Pat Weaver 1908 - President of NBC-TV, father of Sigourney Weaver


Andor Foldes 1913


Heinrich Böll 1917


Kurt Waldheim 1918 - Austrian president and U.N. secretary-general


Alicia Alonso 1921 - Dancer


Paul Winchell 1922 - Ventriloquist


Phyliss Love 1925 - Actress


Ed Nelson 1928 - Actor ("Anatomy of a Seduction," "Deadly Weapon")


Freddie Hart 1933 - Singer


Phil Donahue 1935 - TV host ("The Phil Donahue Show"), known for pioneering the audience-participation style of TV talk shows.


John Avildsen 1935 - Director


Jane Fonda 1937 - Daughter of actor Henry Fonda and sister of actor Peter Fonda


Frank Zappa 1940 - Musician (The Mothers of Invention, Valley Girl (w/daughter Moon))


Ray Hildebrand 1940


Carla Thomas 1942 - Singer


Albert Lee 1943 - Musician


Gwen McCrae 1943


Jared Martin 1943 - Actor ("The New Gladiators," "Karate Warrior")


Michael Tilson Thomas 1944 - Jazz band conductor, led London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic


Gordon Kannegiesser 1945 - Hockey player


Josh Mostel 1946


Carl Wilson (The Beach Boys) 1946 - Musician (The Beach Boys)


Nate Wright 1947 - Football player


Elliott Maddox 1947 - Baseball player


Samuel L. Jackson 1948 - Actor ("Pulp Fiction," "A Time to Kill," "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith")


Claude Chartre 1949 - Hockey player


Nick Gilder 1951 - Musician ("Sweeney Todd")


Betty Wright 1953 - Singer


Chris Evert 1954 - Tennis player, she won her first Wimbledon title in 1974 at age 19


Jane Kaczmarek 1955 - Actress ("Malcolm in the Middle")


Jim Rose 1956 - The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow


Lee Roy Parnell 1956 - Singer


Ray Romano 1957 - Actor,comedian ("Everybody Loves Raymond")


Florence Griffith Joyner 1959 - Olympic medalist in track


Christy Forester 1962 - Singer (The Forester Sisters)


Andy Dick 1965 - Actor, comedian


Gabrielle Glaser 1965 - Musician (Luscious Jackson)


Kiefer Sutherland 1966 - Actor ("The Lost Boys," "Young Guns," "A Time to Kill"), son of actor Donald Sutherland


Khrystyne Haje 1968 - Actress


Brad Warren 1968 - Singer (The Warren Brothers)


Julie Delpy 1969 - Actress


Brett Scallions 1971 - Musician (Fuel)


Steven Yeun 1983 - Actor (TV: "The Walking Dead")


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