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Keith B. Alexander

Keith B. Alexander (December 2, 1951-)

Keith Brian Alexander is the current Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command. He is a four-star general in the United States Army. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, U.S. Army from 2003 to 2005. He assumed the positions of Director, National... Wikipedia
Syracuse, New York, United States
Steven Bauer

Steven Bauer (December 2, 1956-)

Steven Bauer is a Cuban-American actor. He is known for his role as Manny Rivera in the 1983 film 'Scarface', his role as Don Eladio in the AMC drama series 'Breaking Bad', and his role on the bilingual PBS show '¿Qué Pasa, USA?'. Wikipedia
Havana, Cuba
Gary Becker

Gary Becker (December 2, 1930-May 3, 2014)

Gary Stanley Becker was an American economist. He was professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago and at the Booth School of Business. He made important contributions to the family economics branch of economics. Neoclassical analysis of family within the family economics is also called new home economics. Wikipedia
Pottsville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
T. Coraghessan Boyle

T. Coraghessan Boyle (December 2, 1948-)

Tom Coraghessan Boyle is an American novelist and short story writer. Since the mid-1970s, he has published fourteen novels and more than 100 short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner award in 1988, for his third novel, 'World's End', which recounts 300 years in upstate New York. Wikipedia
Peekskill, New York, United States

Harry Burleigh (December 2, 1866-September 12, 1949)

Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh, a baritone, was an African-American classical composer, arranger, and professional singer. He was the first black composer to be instrumental in the development of a characteristically American music and he helped to make black music available to classically trained artists both by introducing them to the music and... Wikipedia
Erie, Pennsylvania
New York City

Nigel Calder (December 2, 1931-June 25, 2014)

Nigel David McKail Ritchie-Calder was a British science writer. Wikipedia
London
Crawley, Sussex
Maria Callas

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923-September 16, 1977)

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini and... Wikipedia
New York City, U.S.
Paris, France
Brendan Coyle

Brendan Coyle (December 2, 1963-)

Brendan Coyle is an English actor who played Nicholas Higgins in the miniseries 'North & South', Robert Timmins in the first three series of 'Lark Rise to Candleford', and John Bates, the valet, in 'Downton Abbey'. The last role earned him a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a BAFTA... Wikipedia
Corby, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Jim Cuddy

Jim Cuddy (December 2, 1955-)

James Gordon "Jim" Cuddy is a Canadian singer-songwriter primarily associated with the band Blue Rodeo. Wikipedia
Toronto, Ontario

David Hackett Fischer (December 2, 1935-)

David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. Fischer's major works have tackled everything from large macroeconomic and cultural trends to narrative histories of significant events to explorations of historiography. Wikipedia
Julius Fogle

Julius Fogle (December 2, 1971-)

Julius Fogle is a former professional boxer. He was also a recruiter for the United States Army and served 20 years of active duty. Wikipedia
Tacoma, Washington
Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado (December 2, 1978-)

Nelly Kim Furtado, ComIH is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the world. Furtado first gained fame with her debut album, 'Whoa, Nelly!', which spawned two successful singles, "I'm Like a Bird" and "Turn Off the... Wikipedia
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Peter Carl Goldmark

Peter Carl Goldmark (December 2, 1906-December 7, 1977)

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Budapest
Port Chester, Westchester County, New York
Adolph Green

Adolph Green (December 2, 1914-October 23, 2002)

Adolph Green was an American lyricist and playwright who, with long-time collaborator Betty Comden, penned the screenplays and songs for some of the most beloved movie musicals, particularly as part of Arthur Freed's production unit at MGM, during the genre's heyday. Many people thought the pair were married; they were not, but they shared a unique... Wikipedia
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alexander Haig

Alexander Haig (December 2, 1924-February 20, 2010)

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the second-highest ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander... Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
John Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Julie Harris

Julie Harris (December 2, 1925-August 24, 2013)

Julia Ann "Julie" Harris was an American stage, screen, and television actress. She won five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1994, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. She is a member of the American Theatre Hall of Fame and received the 2002 Special Lifetime Achievement Tony... Wikipedia
Gross Pointe, Michigan, United States
August 24, 2013
Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman (December 2, 1943-June 10, 1987)

Mary Elizabeth Hartman was an American actress, best known for her performance in the 1965 film 'A Patch of Blue', playing a blind girl named Selina D'Arcy, opposite Sidney Poitier, a role for which she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year – Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe Award for... Wikipedia
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Joe Henry

Joe Henry (December 2, 1960-)

Joseph Lee "Joe" Henry is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and Grammy award winning producer. He has released 13 studio albums and produced multiple recordings for other artists. Wikipedia
Charlotte, North Carolina

Steve Huison (December 2, 1962-)

Steve Huison, is a British actor, mostly on TV and occasional films. He trained at the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Kent. He is best known for his role as "Lomper" in the massively successful UK box-office and critical hit 'The Full Monty'. He also appeared in a Ken Loach film 'The Navigators', made in 2001. He has played character roles in such... Wikipedia
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK
Isabella Karle

Isabella Karle (December 2, 1921-)

Isabella Helen Lugoski Karle is an American x-ray crystallographer. In 1969 she established the structure of venom extracted from South American frogs. This was followed in 1975 with the structure of valinomycin. Wikipedia
Detroit, Michigan
Mac King

Mac King (December 2, 1959-)

Mac King is a comedy magician who has performed on television specials, often as a co-host. He has his own family-friendly show, "The Mac King Comedy Magic Show," at the Harrah's Las Vegas in the Clint Holmes Theater. Wikipedia
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Lal (actor)

Lal (actor) (December 2, 1958-)

Paul Michael, better known by his stage name Lal, is an Indian film director, actor, script writer, producer, and film distributor widely known for his work in Malayalam cinema. Wikipedia
Kochi, Kerala, India
Joseph P. Lash

Joseph P. Lash (December 2, 1909-August 22, 1987)

Joseph P. Lash was an American radical political activist, journalist, and author. A close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, Lash won both the Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the National Book Award in Biography for 'Eleanor and Franklin', the first of two volumes he wrote about the former First Lady. Wikipedia
New York City
Boston, Massachusetts

Leon Litwack (December 2, 1929-)

Leon F. Litwack is an American historian whose scholarship focuses on slavery, the Reconstruction Era of the United States, and its aftermath into the 20th century. He won a National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize for History, and the Francis Parkman Prize for his 1979 book 'Been In the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery'. He also received a... Wikipedia
Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu (December 2, 1968-)

Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. Wikipedia
Queens, New York, U.S.
David Macaulay

David Macaulay (December 2, 1946-)

David Macaulay is a British-born American illustrator and writer. Now a resident of Norwich, Vermont, he is an alumnus and faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design. Wikipedia
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Unni Menon (December 2, 1957-)

Unni Menon is an Indian film playback singer. He has sung over 3000 songs in South Indian languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. In the early part of his career, he spent many years as a low-profile playback singer. The turning point in his career came when he sang the song "Pudhu Vellai Mazhai" from Mani Ratnam's award winning 1992... Wikipedia
Guruvayoor, Kerala, India
Norma Miller

Norma Miller (December 2, 1919-)

Norma Miller is a Lindy Hop swing dancer known as the “Queen of Swing”. Wikipedia
Harlem, New York, United States
George Minot

George Minot (December 2, 1885-February 25, 1950)

George Richards Minot was an American medical researcher who shared the 1934 Nobel Prize with George Hoyt Whipple and William P. Murphy for their pioneering work on pernicious anemia. Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts
Monica Seles

Monica Seles (December 2, 1973-)

Monica Seles is a former Yugoslav world no. 1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was born and raised in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. She is an ethnic Hungarian. She became a naturalized United States citizen in 1994 and also received Hungarian citizenship in June 2007. She won nine Grand... Wikipedia
Novi Sad, Serbia (former Yugoslavia)

Nancy Snyder (December 2, 1949-)

Nancy Snyder is an American actress who won the Clarence Derwent Award in 1976 and the Outer Critics Circle Best Actress award in the 1977 - 78 season. Wikipedia
Kankakee, Illinois, United States
Rena Sofer

Rena Sofer (December 2, 1968-)

Rena Sherel Sofer is an American actress, primarily known for her appearances in daytime television, episodic guest appearances, and made-for-television movies. In 1995, Sofer received a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Lois Cerullo in the soap opera 'General Hospital'. Wikipedia
Arcadia, California
Britney Spears

Britney Spears (December 2, 1981-)

Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, '...Baby One More Time' and 'Oops!... I Did It Again', became... Wikipedia
McComb, Mississippi, United States
Ray Walston

Ray Walston (December 2, 1914-January 1, 2001)

Herman Raymond "Ray" Walston was an American actor and comedian, best known as the title character on 'My Favorite Martian'. He had such iconic film, television and stage roles as Luther Billis, Mr. Applegate, J.J. Singleton, Mr. Hand, Candy, and Judge Henry Bone. Wikipedia
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Beverly Hills, California, United States