December 20 Birthdays
Jenny Agutter (December 20, 1952-)Jennifer Ann "Jenny" Agutter is an English film and television actress. She began her career as a child actress in the mid-1960s, starring in the BBC television series 'The Railway Children' and the film adaptation of the same book, before taking adult roles and moving to Hollywood. Wikipedia
Taunton, Somerset, England, UK
Alexandra Ansanelli (December 20, 1980-)Alexandra Noel Ansanelli is an American ballet dancer. Wikipedia
Laurel Hollow, New York
Guy Babylon (December 20, 1956-September 2, 2009)Guy Babylon was a keyboardist/composer, most noted for his work with Elton John. Wikipedia
New Windsor, Maryland
Yitzhak Baer (December 20, 1888-December 22, 1980)Yitzhak Baer was German-Israeli historian and an expert in medieval Spanish Jewish history. Wikipedia
Ferdinand Buisson (December 20, 1841-February 16, 1932)Ferdinand Édouard Buisson was a French academic, educational bureaucrat, pacifist and Radical-Socialist politician. He presided over the League of Education from 1902 to 1906 and the Human Rights League from 1914 to 1926. Wikipedia
Gigliola Cinquetti (December 20, 1947-)Gigliola Cinquetti is an Italian singer, TV presenter. Wikipedia
David Cook (singer) (December 20, 1982-)David Roland Cook is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show 'American Idol'. Prior to 'Idol' he released an independent album entitled 'Analog Heart'. This was followed by his post-'Idol' major-label debut 'David Cook' which was released on November 18, 2008 and has since... Wikipedia
Cecil Cooper (December 20, 1949-)Cecil Celester Cooper, nicknamed "Coop," is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the Houston Astros. From through, Cooper played for the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers. He batted and threw left-handed, and attended Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas. Wikipedia
Hilario Davide, Jr. (December 20, 1935-):'Hilario Davide redirects here. Not to be confused with Hilario P. Davide, Sr. Hilario Gelbolingo Davide, Jr, GCSS is a former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations in New York City. Wikipedia
Ken Duncan (December 20, 1954-)Kenneth McLeod Duncan OAM is a photographer from Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia. He is regarded as one of Australia's most acclaimed landscape photographers, and gained prominence for his pioneering work with panoramic landscapes and limited edition photographic prints. Wikipedia
Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Viktor Eisymont (December 20, 1904-January 31, 1964)Viktor Vladislavovich Eisymont was a Soviet film director. He was a three-time recipient of the Stalin Prize, in 1942, 1947, and 1951. Wikipedia
Hrodna, Russian Empire (now Belarus)
Moscow, Soviet Union (now Russia)
Harvey Samuel Firestone (December 20, 1868-February 7, 1938)Harvey Samuel Firestone was an American businessman, and the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, one of the first global makers of automobile tires. Wikipedia
Columbiana, Ohio, U.S.
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Terry George (December 20, 1952-)Terence "Terry" George is an Irish screenwriter and director. Much of his film work involves "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland. Wikipedia
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Gomi Kosuke (December 20, 1921-April 1, 1980)Gomi Kōsuke was the pen-name of Gomi Yasusuke, a Japanese novelist active during the Showa period of Japan. He is primarily known for his popular fiction on historical themes. Wikipedia
Tom Hambridge (December 20, 1960-)Thomas Jay Hambridge is an American rock, country, and blues, producer, songwriter, musician and vocalist. Hambridge has received a Grammy Award, an ASCAP award, four Grammy nominations, seven Boston Music Awards, and has been inducted into the Buffalo Hall of Fame. Hambridge's songs have been recorded by several notable artists and have been... Wikipedia
Jaroslav Heyrovský (December 20, 1890-March 27, 1967)Jaroslav Heyrovský was a Czech chemist and inventor. Heyrovský was the inventor of the polarographic method, father of the electroanalytical method, and recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1959. His main field of work was polarography. Wikipedia
George Roy Hill (December 20, 1921-December 27, 2002)George Roy Hill was an American film director. He is most noted for directing such films as 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and 'The Sting', which both starred the acting duo Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Other notable films are 'Slaughterhouse-Five', 'The World According to Garp', 'The World of Henry Orient', 'Hawaii', 'Thoroughly Modern... Wikipedia
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
New York City, New York, U.S.
Jonah Hill (December 20, 1983-)Jonah Hill Feldstein, known professionally as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, comedian and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in 'Superbad', 'Knocked Up', 'Funny People', 'Get Him to the Greek', 'Moneyball', '21 Jump Street', and 'This Is the End', as well as for his voice role in 'How to Train Your Dragon'. He... Wikipedia
Los Angeles, California
John Hillerman (December 20, 1932-)John Benedict Hillerman is an American actor, known for his starring role as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on the television show 'Magnum, P.I.' Wikipedia
Denison, Texas, U.S.
Nalo Hopkinson (December 20, 1960-)Nalo Hopkinson is a Jamaican science fiction and fantasy writer and editor. She currently lives and teaches in Riverside, California. Her novels and short stories such as those in her collection 'Skin Folk' often draw on Caribbean history and language, and its traditions of oral and written storytelling. Wikipedia
Kathryn Joosten (December 20, 1939-June 2, 2012)Kathryn Joosten was an American television actress best known for her regular role as Karen McCluskey in 'Desperate Housewives', for which she won two Emmy Awards, and for her recurring role in 'The West Wing' as Dolores Landingham. Wikipedia
Eustis, Florida, U.S.
Westlake Village, California, U.S.
Kim Ki-duk (December 20, 1960-)Kim Ki-duk is a South Korean filmmaker noted for his idiosyncratic "art-house" cinematic works. His films have received many distinctions in the festival circuit. He is not related to the Kim Ki-duk who directed 'Yonggary' in the 1960s. He has given scripts to several of his former assistant directors including Juhn Jai-hong and Jang Hoon. Wikipedia
Ed Kuepper (December 20, 1955-)Edmund "Ed" Kuepper is an Australian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He co-founded the punk band The Saints, the experimental post-punk group Laughing Clowns and the grunge-like The Aints. He has also recorded over a dozen albums as a solo artist using a variety of backing bands. His highest charting solo album, 'Honey Steel's Gold', appeared... Wikipedia
Väinö Linna (December 20, 1920-April 21, 1992)Väinö Linna was a Finnish author. He gained literary fame with his third novel, 'Tuntematon sotilas', and consolidated his position with the trilogy 'Täällä Pohjantähden alla'. Wikipedia
Ray Martin (television presenter) (December 20, 1944-)Raymond George "Ray" Martin AM is a five-time Gold Logie winning Australian television journalist and entertainment personality. He is best known for his various on-air roles on Channel Nine from 1978. In 2011 he returned to Current Affairs '60 Minutes' in a part-time capacity. He was born Raymond George Grace into an Irish-Australian Catholic... Wikipedia
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia
Friederike Mayröcker (December 20, 1924-)Friederike Mayröcker is an Austrian poet. Wikipedia
Tom McGurk (December 20, 1946-)Tom McGurk is an Irish poet, journalist, radio presenter and sportscaster from Brockagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Wikipedia
Eduardo Sánchez (director) (December 20, 1968-)Eduardo Miguel Sánchez-Quiros is a Cuban-born American director, most famous for co-directing and writing the 1999 psychological horror 'The Blair Witch Project' with Daniel Myrick. Wikipedia
Morrie Schwartz (December 20, 1916-November 4, 1995)Morris "Morrie" S. Schwartz was a sociology professor at Brandeis University and an author. He was the subject of the best-selling book 'Tuesdays With Morrie', which was published in 1997 and later made into a film. Wikipedia
New York, New York
Rachel Trickett (December 20, 1923-June 24, 1999)Rachel Trickett was an English novelist, non‑fiction writer, literary scholar, and a prominent British academic; she served as Principal of St Hugh’s College, Oxford for nearly twenty years, between 1973 and 1991. Wikipedia
Mitsuko Uchida (December 20, 1948-)Dame Mitsuko Uchida, born 20 December 1948, is a Japanese naturalised-British classical pianist. She has appeared with most of the world's foremost orchestras, recorded a wide repertory with major labels, won numerous awards and honours, and serves as co-director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival. In recent years, she has also conducted... Wikipedia
Paul Francis Webster (December 20, 1907-March 18, 1984)Paul Francis Webster was an American lyricist who won three Academy Awards for Best Song and was nominated sixteen times for the award. Wikipedia
Beverly Hills, California, United States
Dick Wolf (December 20, 1946-)Richard Anthony "Dick" Wolf is an American television producer, specializing in crime dramas such as 'Miami Vice' and the 'Law & Order' franchise. He has won several awards including an Emmy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Natan Yonatan (December 20, 1923-March 12, 2004)Natan Yonatan was an Israeli poet. Wikipedia