21 December


1118

 Thomas Becket
Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1170).

1682

 Calico Jack Rackham
English pirate (d. 1720).

1804

 Benjamin Disraeli
1st Earl of Beaconsfield, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1881).

1892

 Rebecca West
English author and journalist.

1905

 Anthony Powell
British author (d. 2000).

1915

 Werner von Trapp
member of the Trapp Family Singers (d. 2007).

1918

 Kurt Waldheim
Austrian politician and diplomat (d. 2007).
 Frank Hampson
British illustrator, best known as the creator and artist of Dan Dare..

1922

 Paul Winchell
American ventriloquist (d. 2005).

1928

 Ed Nelson
American actor.

1935

 Phil Donahue
American talk show host.

1937

 Jane Fonda
American actress.

1940

 Ray Hildebrand
American singer (Paul & Paula).
 Frank Zappa
American musician (d. 1993).

1944

 Michael Tilson Thomas
American conductor.

1946

 Carl Wilson
American musician (The Beach Boys) (d. 1998).

1948

 Samuel L. Jackson
American actor.

1954

 Chris Evert
American tennis player.

1955

 Jane Kaczmarek
American actress who starred in Malcolm in the Middle.

1957

 Ray Romano
Italian-American comedian.

1959

 Florence Griffith Joyner
American sprinter (d. 1998).

1966

 Kiefer Sutherland
British-born Canadian actor.

1982

 Tom Payne
British actor.

1985

 Tom Sturridge
British actor.

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