8 December


65BC

 Horace
Roman poet (d. 8 BC).

1542

 Mary Queen of Scots
(d. 1587).

1765

 Eli Whitney
American inventor (d. 1825).

1861

 Georges Méliès
French filmmaker and innovator (d. 1938).

1862

 Georges Feydeau
French playwright (d. 1921).

1864

 Camille Claudel
French graphic artist and sculptor (d. 1943).

1865

 Jean Sibelius
Finnish composer (d. 1957).

1894

 E.C. Segar
American cartoonist (Popeye) (d. 1938).
 James Thurber
American humorist and cartoonist (d. 1961).

1911

 Lee J. Cobb
American actor (d. 1976).

1915

 Ernest Lehman
American screenwriter (d. 2005).

1916

 Richard Fleischer
American film director (d. 2006).

1922

 Lucian Freud
English painter (d. 2011).

1925

 Sammy Davis Jr.
American actor and singer (d. 1990).

1930

 Julian Critchley
British politician (d. 2000).
 Maximilian Schell
Austrian-born Swiss actor and film director.

1933

 Flip Wilson
American comedian (d. 1998).

1936

 David Carradine
American actor (d. 2009).

1937

 James MacArthur
American actor (d. 2010).

1939

 Sir James Galway
Northern Irish flautist.

1941

 Sir Geoff Hurst
English footballer.

1943

 Jim Morrison
American singer (The Doors) (d. 1971).

1947

 Gregg Allman
American musician (The Allman Brothers Band).

1951

 Bill Bryson
American author.
 Richard Desmond
English publisher and businessman, founded Northern & Shell.

1953

 Kim Basinger
American actress.

1964

 Teri Hatcher
American actress.

1965

 David Harewood
British actor.

1966

 Sinéad O’Connor
Irish musician.

1976

 Dominic Monaghan
English actor.

1982

 Nicki Minaj
rapper and singer-songwriter.

1986

 Amir Khan
English boxer.

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