Birthdays of Personalities on December 12

xxxx :Bruce Kulick, rocker (Kiss-Beth)
xxxx :Dave Meniketti, rocker (Y&T-Contagious)
xxxx :Rick Ruhl, rock vocalist (Every Mother's Nightmare-Hard to Hold)
1560 :Maximilien de B‚thune, duke of Sully/baron of Rosny/PM of France
1574 :Anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II
1660 :Peter Rabus, poet/translator (Liberated Britanje)
1673 :Ahmed III, 23rd sultan (Turkey, 1703-30)
1712 :Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen
1745 :John Jay, diplomat/governor (NY)
1792 :Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
1805 :Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)
1806 :Stand Watie, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1818 :Paul Octave Hebert, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
1821 :Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
1830 :Joseph Orville Shelby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1832 :Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)
1833 :Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)
1838 :Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars)
1848 :William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
1859 :Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
1859 :Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)
1862 :Daniel Hal‚vy, French historian/writer (La fin des notables)
1863 :Edvard Munch, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream)
1866 :Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
1874 :Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)
1875 :Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
1875 :Karl R G von Rundstedt, German gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)
1879 :Friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland
1882 :Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theory)
1896 :Eslanda Goode, US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson
1902 :Howard Koch, screenwriter
1903 :Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst
1906 :William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)
1907 :F van Heek, Dutch sociologist
1909 :Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
1912 :Yusef Bedri, educationist
1913 :Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)
1915 :Frank Sinatra, Hoboken, vocalist/actor (old blue eyes)
1917 :Edward Firth Henderson, arabist
1917 :Heinrich B”ll, Germ, writer (Group Portrait with Lady, Nobel '72) [OS]
1918 :Joe Williams, Cordele Ga, jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
1918 :Nilda Pinto, [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P], Cura‡ao writer (Nanzi)
1922 :Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)
1923 :Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee (Price is Right)
1924 :Edward I Koch, NYC, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1977-89)/judge (People's Court)
1924 :Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
1925 :Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
1928 :Aitmatow, writer
1928 :Helen Frankenthaler, NY, abstract expressionist artist (Arden)
1928 :Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
1929 :John Osborne, Engld, playwright (Look Back in Anger, Luther-TONY 1964)
1931 :Lionel Blair, Montreal, choreographer (Spotlight)
1938 :Connie Francis, Newark NJ, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are)
1940 :Dionne Warwick, East Orange NJ, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose)
1941 :Robert Covington, drummer/singer
1941 :Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)
1941 :Tim Hauser, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction)
1942 :Mike Heron, rocker
1942 :Mike Pinder, Birmingham England, rocker (Moody Blues)
1943 :Dave Munden, rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1943 :Dickey Betts, West Palm Beach Fl, guitarist (Allman Bros-Ramblin' Man)
1943 :Grover Washington Jr, jazz artist (Mr Magic)
1943 :Mike Smith, rocker
1945 :Alan Ward, rocker
1945 :Karl Edward Wagner, US, sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds)
1945 :Susi Hush, TV producer
1946 :Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
1946 :Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1946 :George Santo Pietro, husband of Vanna White
1947 :Ralph Scala, rocker
1948 :Ray Jackson, rocker
1951 :Steven Alan Hawley, Ottawa Ks, PhD/ast (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82)
1952 :Neil Peart, rocker (Rush)
1953 :Bruce Kulick, guitarist/singer (KISS)
1956 :Sondra Theodore, San Bernadino Cal, playmate (July, 1977)
1957 :Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)
1957 :Sheila E[scovedo], SF CA, disco drummer (Krushgrove, Holly Rock)
1958 :Leo Kenter, Dutch drummer (Tr”ckener Kecks-More! More! More!)
1959 :Belouis Some, rocker (Neville Keighley-Some People)
1959 :Scott D Vangen, Granite Falls MN, astronaut
1960 :Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master
1961 :Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1964 :Rockin' Jeff, rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
1966 :Cheryl Dickey, Houston Texas, 100m hurdler
1968 :Kurt Schulz, safety (Buffalo Bills)
1968 :Ray Ethridge, wide reciever (Baltimore Ravens)
1968 :Tatianna, Phila Pa, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy)
1969 :Carrie Westcott, Mission Hills KS, playmate (Sep, 1993)
1969 :Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)
1969 :Sebastian Savage, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1971 :Becky Sunshine, [Rebekah Jayne Hunter], Ark, Miss Nude Calif (1993)
1971 :John Sacca, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 :Kara Williams, Miss Texas USA (1996)
1972 :Oliver Quass, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 :Reinard Wilson, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 :Stanley Pritchett, running back (Miami Dolphins)
1977 :Bridget Hall, Dallas Texas, model (Ford)
1978 :Derrick Delmore, Camp Springs Md, fig skater (1996 Grand Prix champ)



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