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Lou Adler

Lou Adler (December 13, 1933-)

Lou Adler is an American record producer, manager, director, and an owner of the famous Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Philip Warren Anderson

Philip Warren Anderson (December 13, 1923-)

Philip Warren Anderson is an American physicist and Nobel laureate. Anderson has made contributions to the theories of localization, antiferromagnetism, symmetry breaking, high-temperature superconductivity and to the philosophy of science through his writings on emergent phenomena. Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Mark Andrus (December 13, 1955-)

Mark Andrus, born December 13, 1955 in Los Angeles, is an American screenwriter. Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California, United States
Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke (December 13, 1953-)

Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During his tenure as chairman, Bernanke oversaw the Federal Reserve's response to the late-2000s financial crisis. Wikipedia
Augusta, United States
Phillips Brooks

Phillips Brooks (December 13, 1835-January 23, 1893)

Phillips Brooks was an American Episcopal clergyman and author, long the Rector of Boston's Trinity Church and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts, and particularly remembered as lyricist of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem". Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Massachusetts USA
Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi (December 13, 1957-)

Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi is an American actor, director and writer. Buscemi has starred and supported in successful Hollywood and indie films, including 'Parting Glances', 'New York Stories', 'Mystery Train', 'Reservoir Dogs', 'Desperado', 'Con Air', 'Armageddon', 'The Grey Zone', 'Ghost World', 'Big Fish', and 'The Sopranos'. He is also... Wikipedia
Ocean County, New Jersey, U.S.
Anthony Callea

Anthony Callea (December 13, 1982-)

Anthony Cosmo Callea is an Australian singer-songwriter and stage actor of Italian and Maltese descent who rose to prominence after being the runner-up in the 2004 season of 'Australian Idol'. He was signed to Sony Music Australia until 2009 and is now an independent artist. Callea's debut single "The Prayer" is the fastest-selling single by an... Wikipedia
Emily Carr

Emily Carr (December 13, 1871-March 2, 1945)

Emily Carr was a Canadian artist and writer heavily inspired by the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. One of the first painters in Canada to adopt a modernist and post-impressionist painting style, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until later in her life. As she matured, the subject matter of her painting... Wikipedia
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
Sergei Fedorov

Sergei Fedorov (December 13, 1969-)

Sergei Viktorovich Fyodorov is a Russian retired ice hockey player, currently the general manager of CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League. Fedorov played as centre in his career, also occasionally playing as a winger or defenceman. Wikipedia
Pskov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Solomon Feferman (December 13, 1928-)

Solomon Feferman is an American philosopher and mathematician with works in mathematical logic. Wikipedia
Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx (December 13, 1967-)

Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. Wikipedia
Terrell, Texas, US
Evan Frankfort

Evan Frankfort (December 13, 1970-)

Evan Frankfort is an Emmy award winning American TV/Film composer, sound designer, engineer, and music producer. He has composed music for several shows and films including 'Rules of Engagement', 'Swingtown', 'In Plain Sight', and 'Beverly Hills, 90210'. He has also contributed to over 100 records, working with artists including Plain White T's,... Wikipedia

Bob Gainey (December 13, 1953-)

Robert Michael "Le Capitaine" Gainey is the former executive vice president and general manager of the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. He is currently a team consultant for the Dallas Stars. He is also a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Canadiens from 1973 until 1989. After retiring from active play, he... Wikipedia
Peterborough, ON, CAN

George Groves (sound engineer) (December 13, 1901-September 4, 1976)

George Robert Groves was a film sound pioneer who played a significant role in developing the technology that brought sound to the silent screen. He is also credited as being Hollywood’s first ‘sound man’; he was the recording engineer on the seminal Al Jolson picture, 'The Jazz Singer', as well as many other early talkies. In a career with Warner... Wikipedia
England
Trygve Haavelmo

Trygve Haavelmo (December 13, 1911-July 26, 1999)

Trygve Magnus Haavelmo, born in Skedsmo, Norway, was an influential economist with main research interests centered on the fields of econometrics. Wikipedia
Skedsmo, Norway
Oslo, Norway
Van Heflin

Van Heflin (December 13, 1910-July 23, 1971)

Van Heflin was an American theater, radio, and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 'Johnny Eager'. Wikipedia
Walters, Oklahoma, U.S.
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Paul Hume

Paul Hume (December 13, 1915-November 27, 2001)

Paul Chandler Hume was the music editor for the 'Washington Post' from 1946 to 1982. Wikipedia
Ferguson Jenkins

Ferguson Jenkins (December 13, 1942-)

Ferguson Arthur "Fergie" Jenkins, Jr., CM is a Canadian former professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Boston Red Sox, from 1965 through 1983. He also played basketball in the off-season for the Harlem Globetrotters from 1967 to 1969, and pitched two... Wikipedia
Chatham, Ontario
Curd Jürgens

Curd Jürgens (December 13, 1915-June 18, 1982)

Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens was a German-Austrian stage and film actor. He was usually billed in English-speaking films as Curt Jurgens. Wikipedia
Solln, Bavaria, Germany
Vienna, Austria

Lakshmi (actress) (December 13, 1952-)

Lakshmi Narayan is an Indian film actress known for her works in Indian film industry. Starting to act at the age of 15, she made her silver screen debut as an actress with the Tamil film 'Jeevanamsam' in 1968, in the same year she was starred in the Kannada film 'Goadalli CID 999' starring Rajkumar.In 1974, she starred in her First Malayalam movie... Wikipedia
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Kavitha Lankesh (December 13, 1974-)

Kavitha Lankesh is an Indian director, screen writer and a lyricist who predominantly works in the Kannada cinema industry. She began as a documentary film-maker before directing her first feature film, 'Deveeri' which went on to win international, national and state awards. She is thus considered to be one of the renowned film-makers of Kannada... Wikipedia
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Amy Lee

Amy Lee (December 13, 1981-)

Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. She cites influences ranging from composers such as Mozart and Danny Elfman, to contemporary artists Björk, Tori Amos, Plumb and Shirley Manson. Along with her... Wikipedia
Riverside, California, U.S.
Robert Lindsay (actor)

Robert Lindsay (actor) (December 13, 1949-)

Robert Lindsay Stevenson, better known as Robert Lindsay, is an English actor known for his stage and television work, including appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in musical theatre, and his roles as Wolfie Smith in 'Citizen Smith', Captain Pellew in 'Hornblower' and Ben Harper in 'My Family'. He has won a BAFTA, a Tony Award and... Wikipedia
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, UK
Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald (December 13, 1915-July 11, 1983)

Ross Macdonald is the main pseudonym that was used by the American-Canadian writer of crime fiction Kenneth Millar. He is best known for his series of hardboiled novels set in southern California and featuring private detective Lew Archer. Brought up in Ontario, he eventually settled in California, where he died in 1983. Wikipedia
Los Gatos, California, United States
Santa Barbara, California, United States

Frank Neese (December 13, 1967-)

Frank Neese is a German theoretical chemist at the University of Bonn. His research interest includes computation of electronic structures of molecules and he is lead author of the ORCA quantum chemistry computer program. Neese was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2010. He is a member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular... Wikipedia
Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer (December 13, 1929-)

Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer is a Canadian theatre, film and television actor. After making his film debut in 1958's 'Stage Struck', Plummer went on to successful film career that has spanned over five decades. Some of his most notable film performances include roles in films such as 'Waterloo', 'The Return of the Pink Panther', 'Murder by... Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Robert Prosky (December 13, 1930-December 8, 2008)

Robert Prosky was an American actor and comedian. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Washington, D.C., U.S.

A.B. Quintanilla (December 13, 1963-)

Abraham Isaac Quintanilla III, better known as A.B. Quintanilla III or A.B. Quintanilla, is an American record producer, songwriter, and musician. He is the older brother of "The Queen of Tejano music" Selena. Along with Selena, his other sister Suzette, and his father Abraham, he became a member of Los Dinos in 1980 which would later include... Wikipedia
Toppenish, Washington
Arthur Stanley (priest)

Arthur Stanley (priest) (December 13, 1815-July 18, 1881)

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley was an English churchman, Dean of Westminster, known as Dean Stanley. His position was that of a Broad Churchman and he was the author of works on Church History. Wikipedia
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
London
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift (December 13, 1989-)

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. The release of... Wikipedia
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Antoni Tàpies

Antoni Tàpies (December 13, 1923-February 6, 2012)

Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation. Wikipedia
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke (December 13, 1925-)

Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke is an American actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning almost seven decades. He is the older brother of Jerry Van Dyke and father of Barry Van Dyke. Wikipedia
West Plains, Missouri, United States
Daggubati Venkatesh

Daggubati Venkatesh (December 13, 1960-)

Daggubati Venkatesh is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema. In a career spanning twenty seven years, he starred in sixty nine feature films. He has played a variety of roles in Telugu cinema and a few Bollywood films. He has received seven state Nandi Awards, and five Filmfare Awards for best acting. Wikipedia
Karamchedu, Andhra Pradesh, India
Bill Vukovich

Bill Vukovich (December 13, 1918-May 30, 1955)

William John "Bill" Vukovich, Sr. was a Serbian American automobile racing driver. He won the 1953 and 1954 Indianapolis 500 plus two more American Automobile Association National Championship races. Several drivers of his generation have referred to Vukovich as the greatest ever encountered in American motorsport. Wikipedia
James Wright (poet)

James Wright (poet) (December 13, 1927-March 25, 1980)

James Arlington Wright was an American poet. Wikipedia
USA
New York, NY