Birthdays of Personalities on December 18

1610 :Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist
1633 :Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised
1633 :Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised
1635 :Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
1707 :Charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)
1709 :Elizabeth, empress of Russia (to Peter the Great & Catherine I)
1760 :Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)
1779 :Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history")
1803 :William Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh)
1811 :Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1816 :Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1819 :Jakov P Polonski, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)
1825 :Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1826 :Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)
1826 :Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), died in 1906
1835 :George Dashiell Bayard, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1837 :A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)
1844 :Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist
1856 :Joseph John Thomson, Eng, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)
1863 :French Ferdinand, archduke of Austria (Sarajevo/WW I)
1867 :Antoon van Welie, Dutch painter
1870 :D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
1870 :Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
1879 :Paul Klee, Switzerland, abstract painter (Twittering Machine) [NS]
1884 :Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister
1886 :Ty Cobb, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers)
1888 :Robert Moses, power broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)
1890 :Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)
1897 :Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
1898 :Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
1904 :George Stevens, US director (Alice Adams, Penny Serenade)
1904 :Wilf Carter, country singer
1906 :Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher
1907 :Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)
1911 :Helen Vlachos, journalist
1911 :Jules Dassin, Middletown CT, director (Circle of Two, Never on Sunday)
1913 :Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)
1913 :Willy Brandt, [Herbert Frahm], German chancellor (1969-74, Nobel 1971)
1914 :Jerry Zipkin, socialite
1916 :Betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee)
1919 :Anita O'Day, Chicago, big band jazz singer (Gene Krupa, Stan Kanton)
1920 :Rita Streich, German singer
1920 :Willis Conover, broadcaster
1923 :Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
1927 :Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)
1927 :Sterling Lanier, US, writer (Hiero's Journey)
1934 :Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)
1938 :[Bryan] Chas Chandler, rocker (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1939 :Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, S Afr minister of Education
1939 :Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
1939 :Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
1941 :Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)
1942 :William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
1943 :Bobby Keyes, rocker
1943 :Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
1945 :Birenda Bir Bikram, King of Nepal (1972- )
1946 :Stephen (Steve) Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist
1947 :Eddie Antar, founder/CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store)
1947 :Steven Spielberg, Cincinnati, director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws)
1948 :Bryan "Chas" Changler, Newcastle, rock bassist (Animals)
1950 :Gillian Armstrong, Melbourne Aust, director (High Tide, Mrs Soffel)
1950 :Leonard Maltin, NYC, movie critic (Entertainment Tonight)
1950 :Martha Johnson, Toronto Canada, rocker (M+M)
1951 :Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
1953 :Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], Brooklyn NY, rock guitarist (Cars)
1956 :Reinhold Ewald, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
1957 :John Webster, rocker (Red Ryder-Light in the Tunnel)
1961 :Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
1961 :Thomas Strittmatter, writer
1965 :Fawna Maclaren, Santa Monica Ca, playmate (Jan, 1989)
1965 :Willie Blair, Paintsville KY, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1966 :Patricia Neder, Wauykesha WI, team handball right wing (Olymp-92, 96)
1966 :Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
1966 :Tracy Byrd, country singer
1969 :Chris Dausin, WLAF corner/guard (Scottish Claymores)
1969 :Joe Randa, Milwaukee WI, infielder (KC Royals)
1969 :T C Wright, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 :Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety (BC Lions)
1971 :Markus Finke, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
1974 :Peter Boulware, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1978 :Naomi Lang, Arcata Calif, dance skater (& Peter Tchernyshev)



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