Birthdays of Personalities on December 28

xxxx :Bob Perlow, Pawtucket RI, TV host (People Do the Craziest Things)
xxxx :Mal O'Ree, XXX editor (Hustler)
1484 :Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen
1631 :Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist
1763 :John Molson, founded Montr‚al brewery (Molsons)
1787 :Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Cura‡ao
1801 :James Barnes, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1822 :William Booth Taliaferro, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1823 :Thomas Alexander Scott, Asst Secy War (Union), died in 1881
1826 :Conrad Busken Huet, Dutch vicar/literary (Country of Rubens)
1827 :Robert Latimer McCook, volunteers Brig General (Union), died in 1862
1828 :Karl L Kahlbaum, German psychiatrist (katatonie)
1833 :Charles Miller Shelley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1907
1835 :Archibald Geikie, British geologist
1849 :Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto of Bismarck
1855 :Juan Zorrilla de San Martin, Uruguay's diplomat/poet (Tabar‚)
1856 :[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, Staunton Va, (28 pres-D-1912-21, Nobel 1919)
1859 :John W Fortescue, military historian
1865 :F‚lix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)
1868 :Marie van Regteren Altena, Dutch painter (Amsterdam's Joffers)
1872 :Pio Baroja Y Nessa, San Sebastion Spain, writer (Caminode Parfecci¢n)
1880 :Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
1882 :Arthur Eddington, England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician
1883 :A Wolfenstein, writer
1884 :Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter
1887 :Charles Dingle
1889 :Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
1894 :Andr‚ de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
1895 :Auguste Lumiere, twin brothers who opened 1st commercial cinema
1895 :Louis Lumiere, twin brothers who opened 1st commercial cinema
1902 :Mortimer J Adler, NYC, author (Encyclopedia Brittanica)
1902 :Shen Congwen, writer
1903 :John von Neumann, mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)
1904 :Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
1904 :Sergei Yutkevich, St Petersburg Russia, director (Otello, Banya)
1905 :Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)
1905 :Earl "Fatha" Hines, Duquesne Pa, jazz pianist (Deep Forest)
1905 :Gajapatairaj Vijaya Ananda the Rajkumar of Vizianagram (Ind)
1909 :Billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1909 :Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)
1911 :Phani Majumdar, film maker
1911 :Sam Levenson, NYC, humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party)
1913 :Lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba)
1915 :Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)
1917 :Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87)
1921 :Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
1921 :Johnny Otis, R&B singer
1922 :Stan Lee, comics artist/creator (Spiderman, Incredible Hulk)
1924 :Rod Serling, Syracuse NY, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery)
1925 :Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
1927 :Anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK)
1927 :Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
1929 :Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
1929 :Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president
1931 :Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance
1931 :Guy Debord, situationist
1932 :Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
1932 :Dorsey Burnette, Memphis, rocker (Tall Oak Tree, Hey Little One)
1932 :Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer (Blood of Requited Love)
1932 :Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
1933 :Jack Perkins, Cleve Ohio, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday, NBC Magazine)
1934 :John Akers, business executive
1935 :Fernando Lopes, Portugal, director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
1938 :Charles Neville, US rock vocalist/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)
1938 :Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator
1940 :Lonnie Liston Smith, US jazz performer (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady)
1941 :Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)
1942 :Paul Horowitz, NYC, physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3)
1943 :Bobby Comstock, rocker
1943 :David Peterson, Toronto, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- )
1943 :Oscar D Dhlomo, South African sect-gen of Inkatha (1978-90)
1945 :Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal (1972- )
1945 :Dwight Bement, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
1945 :Max Hastings, British editor-in-chief (Daily Telegraph)
1946 :Edgar Winter, Beaumont Tx, rocker (They Only Come Out at Night)
1946 :Jorge Velasquez, sportsman
1947 :Andrew Olle, broadcaster
1947 :Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
1947 :Robert Gilliot, father of Gerda Havertongs daughter ZulŠma
1948 :Jorge Velasquez, jockey (Kentucky Derby-1981, Preakness-1981)
1950 :Alex Chilton, Memphis Tenn, rock guitarist/vocalist (Box Tops)
1952 :Ray Knight, 3rd baseman (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)
1953 :Richard Clayderman, pianist (Amour, Romantic America)
1953 :Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)
1954 :Rosie Vela, British singer (Zazu, Fools Paradise)
1954 :Tony Rosato, Naples Italy, comedian (SCTV, SNL, Amanda's)
1956 :Kenneth Grant, bass/vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking, Operator)
1956 :Michael Gibbons, rocker (Bo Donaldson & Heywoods-Billy Dont be a Hero)
1956 :Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
1958 :Carl Marsden, bodyguard
1958 :Carlos Carson, football player
1958 :Joe Diffie, Tulsa Ok, country singer/guitarist (Home)
1958 :Mike McGuire, Haleyville Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1960 :Marty Roe, Lebanon Ohio, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1960 :Zane Smith, Madison WI, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1961 :Heather Hafner, Santa Barbara Ca, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90)
1962 :Keith Lee, basketball player (Memphis State)
1963 :Mel Stottlemyre Jr, pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays)
1963 :Willow Bay, TV host (Good Morning America)
1964 :Charles Sinek, dance skater (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
1965 :Martine Robine, newspaper writer/Miss Junior Miss-France (1984)
1965 :Mary Waddell Gainey, Hartsville SC, Miss SC-America (1991-2nd)
1968 :Jennifer Palmquest, Wilmot SD, Miss SD-America (1991)
1970 :Elizabeth McIntyre, Dunbar WV, Miss America-WV (1996)
1971 :Melvin Nieves, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1972 :Adam Vinatieri, WLAF punter/kicker (Amsterdam Admirals, NE Patriots)
1972 :Jim Kitts, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, Miami Dolphins)
1975 :Kesley Perrin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1981 :Elizabeth Jordan Carr, 1st American test tube baby



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