Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 28th December – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 28th December – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

Welcome, dear readers! It brings me great joy to present a heartfelt tribute to the remarkable individuals born on this significant date. Today, we commemorate the birth anniversary of a diverse array of extraordinary personalities who have left an indelible mark on the world.

Year Person
765 Ali al-Ridha, Arabian 8th of the Twelve Imams (d. 818)
1019 King Munjong of Goryeo (d. 1083)
1536 Henry VI, Burgrave of Plauen (d. 1572)
1550 García de Silva Figueroa, Spanish diplomat and traveller (d. 1624)
1633 Johannes Zollikofer, Swiss vicar (d. 1692)
1709 Elizabeth of Russia (d. 1762)
1746 Saverio Cassar, Gozitan priest and rebel leader (d. 1805)
1766 Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and the inventor of waterproof fabric (d. 1843)
1796 Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (d. 1877)
1800 Charles Goodyear, American chemist and engineer (d. 1860)
1808 Andrew Johnson, American general and politician, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
1809 William Ewart Gladstone, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1898)
1816 Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (d. 1895)
1844 Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, Indian barrister and was the first president of Indian National Congress. (d. 1906)
1855 August Kitzberg, Estonian author and poet (d. 1927)
1856 Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Dutch-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)
1859 Venustiano Carranza, Mexican soldier and politician, 37th President of Mexico (d. 1920)
1874 François Brandt, Dutch rower and bishop (d. 1949)
1876 Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (d. 1973)
1879 Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (d. 1936)
1881 Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
1885 Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Austrian-Russian general (d. 1921)
1886 Norman Hallows, English runner and captain (d. 1968)
1895 Oswald Freisler, German lawyer and author (d. 1939)
1896 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (d. 1974)
1899 Nie Rongzhen, Chinese general and politician, Mayor of Beijing (d. 1992)
1902 Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1957)
1903 Candido Portinari, Brazilian painter (d. 1962)
1904 Kuvempu, Indian author and poet (d. 1994)
1908 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologian and author (d. 1993)
1908 Magnus Pyke, English scientist and author (d. 1992)
1910 Ronald Coase, English-American economist, author, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
1911 Klaus Fuchs, German physicist and spy (d. 1988)
1914 Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 1976)
1914 Billy Tipton, American pianist and saxophonist (d. 1989)
1914 Albert Tucker, Australian painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
1915 Bill Osmanski, American football player and coach (d. 1996)
1915 Robert Ruark, American hunter and author (d. 1965)
1915 Jo Van Fleet, American actress (d. 1996)
1917 Tom Bradley, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)
1917 Ramanand Sagar, Indian director and producer (d. 2005)
1919 Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist and author (d. 2014)
1919 Roman Vlad, Italian pianist and composer (d. 2013)
1920 Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-American actress, singer and poet (d. 1995)
1921 Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
1922 Little Joe Cook, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
1922 William Gaddis, American author and academic (d. 1998)
1923 Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist (d. 1986)
1923 Morton Estrin, American pianist and educator
1923 Dina Merrill, American actress, game show panelist, socialite, heiress, and businesswoman (d. 2017)
1923 Shlomo Venezia, Greek-Italian author and Holocaust survivor (d. 2012)
1923 Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, French mathematician and physicist
1924 Joe Allbritton, American businessman and publisher, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (d. 2012)
1925 Pete Dye, American golfer and architect
1927 Andy Stanfield, American sprinter (d. 1985)
1929 Matt Murphy, American guitarist
1931 Stasys Stonkus, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
1932 Inga Swenson, American actress and singer
1933 Samuel Brittan, English journalist and author
1934 Ed Flanders, American actor (d. 1995)
1936 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and producer (d. 2017)
1936 Ray Nitschke, American football player (d. 1998)
1937 Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, founded AutoNation
1938 Harvey Smith, English horse rider and sportscaster
1938 Jon Voight, American actor and producer
1939 Ed Bruce, American country music singer-songwriter
1941 Ray Thomas, English singer-songwriter and flute player
1942 Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Honduran cardinal
1943 Bill Aucoin, American talent manager (d. 2010)
1943 Molly Bang, American author and illustrator
1943 Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1999)
1944 Rodney Redmond, New Zealand cricketer
1945 Birendra of Nepal, King of Nepal from 1972 to 2001 (d. 2001)
1946 Marianne Faithfull, English singer-songwriter and actress
1946 Laffit Pincay, Jr., Panamanian jockey
1947 Richard Crandall, American physicist and computer scientist (d. 2012)
1947 Ted Danson, American actor and producer
1947 Leonhard Lapin, Estonian architect and poet
1947 Cozy Powell, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1998)
1947 David Tanner, English rower and coach
1947 Vincent Winter, Scottish actor, director, and production manager (d. 1998)
1948 Peter Robinson, Northern Irish politician, 3rd First Minister of Northern Ireland
1949 David Topliss, English rugby league player and coach (d. 2008)
1952 Gelsey Kirkland, American ballerina and choreographer
1953 Thomas Bach, German lawyer and fencer, 9th President of the International Olympic Committee
1953 Alan Rusbridger, Zambia-born English journalist and academic
1953 Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower and coach
1953 Stanley Williams, American gang leader, co-founded the Crips (d. 2005)
1953 Charlayne Woodard, American actress and playwright
1954 Albrecht Böttcher, German mathematician and author
1956 Katy Munger, American writer
1957 Brad Grey, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2017)
1957 Oliver Hirschbiegel, German actor, director, and producer
1957 Iain Paxton, Scottish rugby player and coach
1957 Paul Rudnick, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
1958 Nancy J. Currie, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut
1959 Keith Crossan, Irish rugby player
1959 Patricia Clarkson, American actress
1959 Ann Demeulemeester, Belgian fashion designer
1959 Milton Ottey, Jamaican-Canadian high jumper and coach
1959 Paula Poundstone, American comedian and author
1960 David Boon, Australian cricketer
1960 David Gilbert, Australian cricketer
1960 Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Congolese militia leader, founded the Union of Congolese Patriots
1961 Kevin Granata, American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
1961 Jim Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
1961 Richard Horton, English physician and journalist
1962 Wynton Rufer, New Zealand footballer
1962 Devon White, Jamaican-American baseball player
1962 Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician and former president
1963 Des Foy, English rugby player
1963 Dave McKean, English illustrator, photographer, director, and pianist
1963 Sean Payton, American football player and coach
1963 Liisa Savijarvi, Canadian skier
1964 Michael Cudlitz, American actor
1965 Laurent Boudouani, French boxer
1965 Dexter Holland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1965 Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist and composer
1966 Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer and coach
1966 Martin Offiah, English rugby league player and sportscaster
1967 Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian-American journalist
1967 Evan Seinfeld, American bass player, actor, and director
1968 Ri Pun-hui, North Korean table tennis player
1969 Jennifer Ehle, American actress
1969 Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver and journalist
1970 Aled Jones, Welsh singer and television host
1971 Besnik Hasi, Kosovo Albanian football manager and former player
1972 Jude Law, English actor
1973 Theo Epstein, American businessman
1974 Mekhi Phifer, American actor and producer
1974 Richie Sexson, American baseball player and coach
1974 Ryan Shore, Canadian composer and producer
1975 Shawn Hatosy, American actor
1975 Jaret Wright, American baseball player
1976 Filip Kuba, Czech ice hockey player
1976 Danny McBride, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1977 Jimmy Journell, American baseball player
1978 Jake Berry, English lawyer and politician
1978 Matthew Carr, Australian footballer
1978 Pierre Dagenais, Canadian ice hockey player
1978 Kieron Dyer, English footballer and coach
1978 Danny Higginbotham, English footballer and journalist
1978 Steve Kemp, English drummer
1979 Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed martial artist
1979 Diego Luna, Mexican actor, director, and producer
1979 Moe Oshikiri, Japanese model and actress
1981 Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater and sportscaster
1981 Shaun Suisham, American football player
1981 Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko, Estonian footballer
1982 Alison Brie, American actress and singer
1982 Brian Hill, Canadian swimmer
1982 Dale Morris, Australian footballer
1982 Norbert Siedler, Austrian race car driver
1983 Jessica Andrews, American singer-songwriter
1983 James Kelly, Australian footballer
1984 Brenton Lawrence, Australian rugby league player
1984 Reimo Tamm, Estonian basketball player
1986 Joe Anyon, English footballer
1986 Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and singer
1987 Yuhi Sekiguchi, Japanese race car driver
1988 Eric Berry, American football player
1988 Christen Press, American footballer
1988 Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
1989 Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player

As we come to the end of this tribute to today’s famous birthdays, let us carry forward the inspiration and lessons gleaned from these exceptional individuals. Their journeys remind us that with determination, passion, and resilience, we can leave our own unique imprint on the world. May their stories serve as a guiding light, igniting the spark within each of us to pursue greatness and make a positive impact.

Stay tuned for more insightful posts dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions of notable personalities. Their stories continue to resonate and inspire, shaping the course of history and leaving an unforgettable legacy for generations to come. Until next time, may the spirit of these extraordinary individuals continue to guide and inspire you on your own remarkable journey.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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