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Cleveland Abbe

Cleveland Abbe (December 3, 1838-October 28, 1916)

Cleveland Abbe was an American meteorologist and advocate of time zones. Wikipedia
New York City
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Bobby Allison

Bobby Allison (December 3, 1937-)

Robert Arthur "Bobby" Allison is a former NASCAR Winston Cup driver and was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. His two sons, Clifford and Davey Allison, followed him into racing, and both died within a year of each other. Wikipedia
Miami, Florida, U.S.

John Backus (December 3, 1924-March 17, 2007)

John Warner Backus was an American computer scientist. He directed the team that invented the first widely used high-level programming language and was the inventor of the Backus-Naur form, a widely used notation to define formal language syntax. Wikipedia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ashland, Oregon
Daniel Bedingfield

Daniel Bedingfield (December 3, 1979-)

Daniel John Bedingfield is an English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and record producer. He is the brother of fellow singers Natasha Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. He was a judge on 'The X Factor New Zealand' in 2013. Wikipedia
New Zealand
Corry Brokken

Corry Brokken (December 3, 1932-)

Corry Brokken is a Dutch former singer. In 1957, she was the first Dutch winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, one of the high points in a long career as a singer and entertainer in the 1950s and 1960s, during which she scored a number of hits and sang in the popular Sleeswijk Revue with Snip en Snap, and had her own television show. She ended her... Wikipedia
Breda, Netherlands
Patrick Chamoiseau

Patrick Chamoiseau (December 3, 1953-)

Patrick Chamoiseau is a French author from Martinique known for his work in the créolité movement. Wikipedia
Fort-de-France (Martinique)

Chan Ka Nin (December 3, 1949-)

Chan Ka Nin is a Canadian composer and music educator of Chinese descent. He became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1971. He has been commissioned to write works for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Esprit Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, New Music Concerts, the Quebec... Wikipedia
Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (December 3, 1857-August 3, 1924)

Joseph Conrad was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, and though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought... Wikipedia
Berdichev, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Bishopsbourne, England
Les Crane

Les Crane (December 3, 1933-July 13, 2008)

Les Crane, born Lesley Stein, was a radio announcer and television talk show host, a pioneer in interactive broadcasting who also scored a spoken word hit with his 1971 recording of the poem 'Desiderata', winning a "Best Spoken Word" Grammy. Wikipedia
Long Beach, New York, USA
Greenbrae, California, USA
Paul J. Crutzen

Paul J. Crutzen (December 3, 1933-)

Paul Jozef Crutzen is a Dutch, Nobel Prize-winning, atmospheric chemist. Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Carl R. de Boor

Carl R. de Boor (December 3, 1937-)

Carl-Wilhelm Reinhold de Boor is a German-American mathematician and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Wikipedia
Stolp, Germany Słupsk, present-day Poland
Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser (December 3, 1968-)

Brendan James Fraser is an American-Canadian actor. He portrayed Rick O'Connell in 'The Mummy' trilogy and is known for his comedic and fantasy film leading roles in major Hollywood films, such as 'Encino Man', 'The Scout', 'George of the Jungle', 'Looney Tunes: Back in Action', 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' and 'Inkheart'. He also starred... Wikipedia
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (December 3, 1930-)

Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement 'La Nouvelle Vague', or "New Wave". Wikipedia
Paris, France

Abby Hancock (December 3, 1986-)

Abigail C. "Abby" Hancock held the title of Miss Alaska in 2010 and competed in the Miss America 2011 Pageant on January 15, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a weekend producer at KTUU-TV and competed at Miss Alaska as Miss Anchorage. She also received the Lifestyle & Fitness Award at the Miss Alaska pageant. Wikipedia
Kitsap County, Washington, U.S.
Wolfgang Harich

Wolfgang Harich (December 3, 1923-March 21, 1995)

Wolfgang Harich was a philosopher and journalist in East Germany. Wikipedia
Königsberg
Berlin
Phoebe Hearst

Phoebe Hearst (December 3, 1842-April 13, 1919)

Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson Hearst was an American philanthropist, feminist and suffragist. She was the mother of William Randolph Hearst. Wikipedia
Franklin County, Missouri, USA
Pleasanton, California, USA

Monic Hendrickx (December 3, 1966-)

Monic Hendrickx is a Dutch actress. She has won several awards during her career including four Golden Calf awards for Best Actress at the Nederlands Film Festival, the Jury Award at the 2001 Newport Beach Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the 1999 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. Wikipedia
Stevensbeek, Netherlands

Lawrence Kasha (December 3, 1933-September 29, 1990)

Lawrence Kasha was a Tony Award-winning American theatre producer and director, playwright, and stage manager. Wikipedia
Kim Dae-jung

Kim Dae-jung (December 3, 1925-August 18, 2009)

Kim Dae-jung was the 8th President of South Korea from 1998 to 2003, and the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He came to be called the "Nelson Mandela of Asia" for his long-standing opposition to authoritarian rule and for his Sunshine Policy towards North Korea. Wikipedia
Haui-do, South Jeolla, Japanese Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Mikhail Koshkin

Mikhail Koshkin (December 3, 1898-September 26, 1940)

Mikhail Ilyich Koshkin was a Soviet tank designer, chief designer of the famous T-34 medium tank. The T-34 was the most produced tank of World War II. He started out in life as a candy maker, but then studied engineering. Wikipedia
Richard Kuhn

Richard Kuhn (December 3, 1900-August 1, 1967)

Richard Kuhn was an Austrian-German biochemist and Nobel laureate. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria
Heidelberg, Germany
Igor Larionov

Igor Larionov (December 3, 1960-)

Igor Nikolayevich Larionov is a Russian retired professional ice hockey player, known as 'The Professor'. Along with Viacheslav Fetisov, he was instrumental in breaking the barrier that kept Soviet players from joining the National Hockey League. He primarily played the centre position, and is considered one of the best passers of all time.... Wikipedia
Voskresensk, Soviet Union
Angela Luce

Angela Luce (December 3, 1938-)

Angela Luce is an Italian film actress and singer of Neapolitan song. She has appeared in 80 films since 1958. She was born in Naples, Italy. Wikipedia
Naples, Italy

Bob MacMillan (December 3, 1952-)

Robert Lea MacMillan is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 11 seasons from 1974–75 until 1984–85. Wikipedia

Roberto Marinho (December 3, 1904-August 6, 2003)

Roberto Pisani Marinho was a publisher and businessman who expanded into radio and television, creating a large, successful media conglomerate known as Organizações Globo. He founded and was the president of the Brazilian TV channel, Globo, a television network that now has 113 stations and associates. Wikipedia
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Rick Mears

Rick Mears (December 3, 1951-)

Rick Ravon Mears is a retired American race car driver. He is one of three men to be four-time winners of the Indianapolis 500, and the current record-holder for pole positions in the race with six. Mears is also a three-time Indycar series/World Series champion. Wikipedia
Wichita, Kansas, United States
Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore (December 3, 1960-)

Julianne Moore is an American actress and children's author. Prolific in cinema since the early 1990s, Moore is active in both art house and Hollywood films. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women, and has received many accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress. Wikipedia
Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Earl Nightingale

Earl Nightingale (December 3, 1921-March 28, 1989)

Earl Nightingale was an American motivational speaker and author, known as the "Dean of Personal Development." He was the voice in the early 1950s of 'Sky King', the hero of a radio adventure series, and was a WGN radio show host from 1950 to 1956. Nightingale was the author of the 'Strangest Secret', which economist Terry Savage has called “…One... Wikipedia
Sven Nykvist

Sven Nykvist (December 3, 1922-September 20, 2006)

Sven Vilhem Nykvist was a Swedish cinematographer. He worked on over 120 films, but is known especially for his work with director Ingmar Bergman. He won Academy Awards for his work on two Bergman films, 'Cries and Whispers' in 1973 and 'Fanny and Alexander' in 1983, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for 'The Unbearable... Wikipedia
Moheda, Kronobergs län, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

Kate O'Brien (December 3, 1897-August 13, 1974)

Kate O'Brien was an Irish novelist and playwright. Wikipedia
Limerick City, Ireland
Canterbury, England, UK
Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne (December 3, 1948-)

John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English singer, songwriter and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the rock band Black Sabbath, whose sound was influential to the development of heavy metal. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career, releasing 11... Wikipedia
Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Ángel Ramos (industrialist)

Ángel Ramos (industrialist) (December 3, 1902-September 1, 1960New York City, New York)

Ángel Ramos was the founder of Telemundo, the second largest Spanish-language television network in the United States. Wikipedia
Manatí, Puerto Rico
Nino Rota

Nino Rota (December 3, 1911-April 10, 1979)

Giovanni "Nino" Rota was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's 'Godfather' trilogy, receiving the... Wikipedia
Milan, Italy
Rome, Italy
Henry A. Schade

Henry A. Schade (December 3, 1900-August 12, 1992)

Henry Adrian "Packy" Schade was a United States Navy officer, naval architect, and professor. Wikipedia
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Konkona Sen Sharma

Konkona Sen Sharma (December 3, 1979-)

Konkona Sen Sharma is an Indian actress. She is the daughter of filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen. Sharma appears primarily in Indian arthouse and independent films, and her achievements in the genre have established her as one of the leading actresses of contemporary parallel cinema. Wikipedia
New Delhi, India

David K. Shipler (December 3, 1942-)

David K. Shipler is an American author who won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction in 1987 for 'Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land'. He also wrote the book 'The Working Poor: Invisible in America'. He is a former foreign correspondent of 'The New York Times'. Wikipedia
Chatham, New Jersey
Manne Siegbahn

Manne Siegbahn (December 3, 1886-September 26, 1978)

Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn was a Swedish physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1924 "for his discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy". Wikipedia
Örebro, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Nicky Stevens

Nicky Stevens (December 3, 1949-)

Nicky Stevens is a singer, famous as a member of pop group Brotherhood of Man. She is the only Welsh person to have won the Eurovision Song Contest. Wikipedia
Carmarthen, Wales

Mike Stock (musician) (December 3, 1951-)

Michael Stock is an English songwriter, record producer and musician best known for being a member of the songwriting and production team Stock Aitken and Waterman that achieved success in the 1980s and 1990s. He has written and/or produced numerous worldwide hits including 18 No. 1 records in America and the UK, and over a hundred Top 40 hits. Wikipedia
Margate, Kent, England
Alfred Uhry

Alfred Uhry (December 3, 1936-)

Alfred Fox Uhry is an American playwright, screenwriter, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He is one of very few writers to receive an Academy Award, Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for dramatic writing. Wikipedia
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Arthur Wimperis

Arthur Wimperis (December 3, 1874-October 14, 1953)

Arthur Harold Wimperis was an English illustrator, playwright, lyricist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Wikipedia
Matthew Wren

Matthew Wren (December 3, 1585-April 24, 1667)

Matthew Wren was an influential English clergyman and scholar. Wikipedia