Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 2nd December – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 2nd 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
1368 Charles VI of France (d. 1422)
1447 Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan (d. 1512)
1483 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German theologian and Protestant reformer (d. 1565)
1560 Jan Gruter, Dutch scholar and critic (d. 1627)
1590 Daniel Seghers, Flemish Jesuit brother and painter (d. 1661)
1616 John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer (d. 1703)
1684 Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (d. 1754)
1722 Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1794)
1729 Antonio Soler, Spanish composer and theorist (d. 1783)
1755 Gilbert Stuart, American painter (d. 1828)
1793 Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, English painter and academic (d. 1867)
1800 France Prešeren, Slovenian poet and lawyer (d. 1849)
1826 George B. McClellan, American general and politician, 24th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1885)
1833 Carlos Finlay, Cuban epidemiologist and physician (d. 1915)
1838 Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist and academic (d. 1916)
1838 Octavia Hill, English activist and author (d. 1912)
1838 Princess Louise of Prussia (d. 1923)
1842 Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and activist (d. 1919)
1842 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American businessman, founded the Pillsbury Company (d. 1899)
1842 Ellen Swallow Richards, American chemist, ecologist, and educator (d. 1911)
1857 Joseph Conrad, Polish-born British novelist (d. 1924)
1857 Mathilde Kralik, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1944)
1863 Gussie Davis, African-American songwriter (d. 1899)
1864 Herman Heijermans, Dutch author and playwright (d. 1924)
1867 William John Bowser, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of British Columbia (d. 1933)
1872 Arthur Charles Hardy, Canadian lawyer and politician, Canadian Speaker of the Senate (d. 1962)
1872 William Haselden, English cartoonist (d. 1953)
1875 Max Meldrum, Scottish-Australian painter and educator (d. 1955)
1878 Francis A. Nixon, American businessman (d. 1956)
1879 Albert Asher, New Zealand rugby player (d. 1965)
1879 Charles Hutchison, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1949)
1879 Kafū Nagai, Japanese author and playwright (d. 1959)
1879 Donald Matheson Sutherland, Canadian physician and politician, 5th Canadian Minister of National Defence (d. 1970)
1880 Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)
1883 Anton Webern, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1945)
1884 Rajendra Prasad, Indian lawyer and politician, 1st President of India (d. 1963)
1884 Walther Stampfli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 50th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1965)
1886 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1978)
1887 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese general and politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1990)
1891 Thomas Farrell, American general (d. 1967)
1894 Deiva Zivarattinam, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1975)
1895 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychologist and psychoanalyst (d. 1982)
1897 William Gropper, American cartoonist and painter (d. 1977)
1899 Hayato Ikeda, Japanese politician, 58th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
1899 Howard Kinsey, American tennis player (d. 1966)
1900 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountaineer (d. 2004)
1900 Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1901 Glenn Hartranft, American shot putter and discus thrower (d. 1970)
1901 Mildred Wiley, American high jumper (d. 2000)
1902 Mitsuo Fuchida, Japanese captain and pilot (d. 1976)
1902 Feliks Kibbermann, Estonian chess player and philologist (d. 1993)
1904 Edgar Moon, Australian tennis player (d. 1976)
1905 Les Ames, English cricketer (d. 1990)
1907 Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (d. 1976)
1911 Nino Rota, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and academic (d. 1979)
1914 Irving Fine, American composer and academic (d. 1962)
1918 Abdul Haris Nasution, Indonesian general and politician, 12th Indonesian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)
1919 Charles Lynch, Canadian journalist and author (d. 1994)
1921 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano and academic (d. 2016)
1921 John Doar, American lawyer and activist (d. 2014)
1922 Len Lesser, American actor (d. 2011)
1922 Eli Mandel, Canadian poet, critic, and academic (d. 1992)
1922 Sven Nykvist, Swedish director and cinematographer (d. 2006)
1923 Trevor Bailey, English cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2011)
1923 Stjepan Bobek, Croatian-Serbian footballer and manager (d. 2010)
1923 Moyra Fraser, Australian-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. 2009)
1924 Wiel Coerver, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2011)
1924 F. Sionil José, Filipino journalist, writer and author
1924 Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver and sailor (d. 2012)
1927 Andy Williams, American singer (d. 2012)
1928 Thomas M. Foglietta, American politician and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Italy (d. 2004)
1928 Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (d. 2014)
1929 John S. Dunne, American priest and theologian (d. 2013)
1930 Jean-Luc Godard, French-Swiss director and screenwriter
1930 Raul M. Gonzalez, Filipino lawyer and politician, 42nd Filipino Secretary of Justice (d. 2014)
1930 Yves Trudeau, Canadian sculptor
1931 Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author and poet (d. 2011)
1931 Jaye P. Morgan, American singer and actress
1932 Takao Fujinami, Japanese lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
1933 Paul J. Crutzen, Dutch chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate
1934 Nicolas Coster, British-American actor
1934 Viktor Gorbatko, Russian general, pilot, and astronaut
1934 Abimael Guzmán, Peruvian philosopher and academic
1935 Eddie Bernice Johnson, American nurse and politician
1937 Bobby Allison, American race car driver and businessman
1937 Morgan Llywelyn, American-Irish model and author
1937 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician and author (d. 2003)
1938 Jean-Claude Malépart, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
1938 Sally Shlaer, American mathematician and engineer (d. 1998)
1939 John Paul, Sr., Dutch-American race car driver
1939 David Phillips, English chemist and academic
1940 Jeffrey R. Holland, American academic and religious leader
1942 Mike Gibson, Northern Irish-Irish rugby player
1942 Pedro Rocha, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2013)
1942 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist and publisher, founded EMMA Magazine
1942 David K. Shipler, American journalist and author
1943 J. Philippe Rushton, English-Canadian psychologist and academic (d. 2012)
1943 Joseph Franklin Ada, Guamanian lawyer and politician, 5th Governor of Guam
1944 Ralph McTell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1944 Craig Raine, English poet, author, and playwright
1948 Jan Hrubý, Czech violinist and songwriter
1948 Maxwell Hutchinson, English architect and television host
1948 Ozzy Osbourne, English singer-songwriter
1949 Heather Menzies, Canadian-American actress
1949 Mickey Thomas, American singer-songwriter
1950 Alberto Juantorena, Cuban runner
1951 Mike Bantom, American basketball player and manager
1951 Ray Candy, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1994)
1951 Rick Mears, American race car driver
1951 Mike Stock, English songwriter, record producer, and musician
1952 Don Barnes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1953 Franz Klammer, Austrian skier and race car driver
1953 Rob Waring, American-Norwegian vibraphonist and contemporary composer
1954 Grace Andreacchi, American-English author, poet, and playwright
1956 Ewa Kopacz, Polish physician and politician, 15th Prime Minister of Poland
1957 Maxim Korobov, Russian businessman and politician
1959 Eamonn Holmes, Irish journalist and game show host
1960 Daryl Hannah, American actress and producer
1960 Igor Larionov, Russian ice hockey player
1960 Julianne Moore, American actress and author
1960 Mike Ramsey, American ice hockey player and coach
1962 Richard Bacon, English banker, journalist, and politician
1962 Nataliya Grygoryeva, Ukrainian hurdler
1963 Joe Lally, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1963 Terri Schiavo, American medical patient (d. 2005)
1964 Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
1965 Andrew Stanton, American voice actor, director, producer, screenwriter
1965 Katarina Witt, German figure skater and actress
1966 Flemming Povlsen, Danish footballer and manager
1966 Irina Zhuk, Russian figure skater and coach
1967 Marie Françoise Ouedraogo, Burkinabé mathematician
1968 Brendan Fraser, American actor and producer
1968 Montell Jordan, American singer-songwriter and producer
1969 Bill Steer, English guitarist and songwriter
1969 Hal Steinbrenner, American businessman, co-owner of the New York Yankees
1970 Paul Byrd, American baseball player
1970 Lindsey Hunter, American basketball player and coach
1970 Christian Karembeu, French footballer
1970 Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1971 Frank Sinclair, English-Jamaican footballer and manager
1971 Henk Timmer, Dutch footballer and manager
1971 Vernon White, American mixed martial artist and wrestler
1972 Danilo Goffi, Italian runner
1973 Holly Marie Combs, American actress and producer
1974 Lucette Rådström, Swedish journalist
1976 Mark Boucher, South African cricketer
1976 Gary Glover, American baseball player
1976 Cornelius Griffin, American football player
1976 Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby player
1976 Tomotaka Okamoto, Japanese soprano
1977 Chad Durbin, American baseball player
1977 Troy Evans, American football player
1977 Adam Małysz, Polish ski jumper and race car driver
1977 Yelena Zadorozhnaya, Russian runner
1978 Trina, American rapper and producer
1978 Daniel Alexandersson, Swedish footballer
1978 Jiří Bicek, Slovak ice hockey player
1978 Bram Tankink, Dutch cyclist
1979 Daniel Bedingfield, New Zealand-English singer-songwriter
1979 Rock Cartwright, American football player
1980 Anna Chlumsky, American actress
1980 Jenna Dewan, American actress and dancer
1981 Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer
1981 Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
1981 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (d. 2010)
1981 David Villa, Spanish footballer
1982 Manny Corpas, Panamanian baseball player
1982 Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
1982 Dascha Polanco Dominican-American actress
1982 Franco Sbaraglini, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1983 Stephen Donald, New Zealand rugby player
1983 Sherri DuPree, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1983 James Ihedigbo, American football player
1983 Aleksey Drozdov, Russian decathlete
1984 Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
1985 László Cseh, Hungarian swimmer
1985 Mike Randolph, American soccer player
1985 Amanda Seyfried, American actress
1985 Robert Swift, American basketball player
1985 Marcus Williams, American basketball player
1987 Michael Angarano, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1987 Erik Grönwall, Swedish singer-songwriter
1987 Brian Robiskie, American football player
1987 Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast
1988 Melissa Aldana, Chilean saxophonist
1989 Alex McCarthy, English footballer
1989 Selçuk Alibaz, Turkish footballer
1989 Tomasz Narkun, Polish mixed martial artist
1990 Christian Benteke, Belgian footballer
1990 Sharon Fichman, Canadian-Israeli tennis player
1991 Ekaterine Gorgodze, Georgian tennis player
1992 Cristian Ceballos, Spanish footballer

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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