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Post Ideas

Thursday

Only two days until the weekend, so start motivating your readers to get their butts moving and arrange their weekend plans.

Community

Choose a customer of the month and thank them publicly for their custom. Remember to tag them so they'll receive a notification, and hopefully they will share it with their friends.

Social Contest

Organise a social contest, and give away prizes (gift vouchers, products, discounts etc) to the winners.

Decisions, Decisions

Ask your followers to help you make a decision. Get people involved within your business decision-making process.

Historic Events

2000

On this day in 2000: The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore

1999

On this day in 1999: President Lieutenant General Umar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir of Sudan dismisses the National Assembly, during an internal power struggle between him and speaker of the Parliament Hasan al-Turabi.

1998

On this day in 1998: Pitcher Kevin Brown becomes baseball's first US$100+ million dollar man as he signs a seven-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for US$105 million.

1997

On this day in 1997: Demonstrations in state capitals of Australia against World Trade Organization and International Monetary Fund.

1997

On this day in 1997: Federal judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort US$40 million from him.

1997

On this day in 1997: SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Florida, freeing two young hostages.

1997

On this day in 1997: Boston Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record six year $69 million contract.

1997

On this day in 1997: Carlos the Jackal, professional revolutionary goes on trial in Paris, France.

1997

On this day in 1997: Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH.

1997

On this day in 1997: Florida Marlins release Alex Arias, the last original Marlins player.

1996

On this day in 1996: Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer, dies at age 91.

1996

On this day in 1996: Florida Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since November 22, Moises Alou.

1996

On this day in 1996: Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher, dies at age 77.

1996

On this day in 1996: Uday Hussein is seriously injured in an assassination attempt.

1996

On this day in 1996: Uday Hussein, son of Iraq's Saddam Hussein, is seriously injured in an assassination attempt.

1996

On this day in 1996: Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner, dies at age 70.

1996

On this day in 1996: Disney announces the resignation of Michael Ovitz as president of the Walt Disney Company. His total compensation package totals US$140 million.

1995

On this day in 1995: Mohyedin Alempour, Tajik artist/journalist, dies at age 50.

1995

On this day in 1995: NBA referees return to work after striking.

1995

On this day in 1995: Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian, dies.

1995

On this day in 1995: James Altgens, photographer (John Kennedy assassination), dies at age 76.

1995

On this day in 1995: David Saul Marshall, diplomat lawyer/politician, dies at age 97.

1995

On this day in 1995: Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the US flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 66 votes).

1995

On this day in 1995: CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31.

1995

On this day in 1995: Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at age 48.

1995

On this day in 1995: Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres address both houses of US congress.

1994

On this day in 1994: Antoine Pinay, French Prime Minister (1952)/foreign minister, dies at age 102.

1994

On this day in 1994: Donna J. Stone, poet, dies of heart failure at age 61.

1994

On this day in 1994: Herman H Felderhof, radio-announcer/head (NRU/NOS Radio), dies at age 83.

1993

On this day in 1993: Jozsef Antall, historian/premier of Hungary (1990-93), dies at age 61.

1993

On this day in 1993: Ultra-Nationalists make strong gains in Russian elections.

1993

On this day in 1993: Gerard GT Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/NVSH-founder, dies at age 90.

1992

On this day in 1992: New York Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals.

1992

On this day in 1992: 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami Florida (quarterback).

1992

On this day in 1992: In Flores Region, Indonesia, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurs. At least 2,200 people killed or missing in the Flores region, more than 500 people injured and 40,000 left homeless. Tsunami wave heights of up to 25 metres.

1992

On this day in 1992: Bernard Lievegoed, Dutch doctor/psychiatrist/author (Free College), dies at age 87.

1992

On this day in 1992: Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada.

1992

On this day in 1992: Jasu Patel, cricket player (29 wickets for India, best 9-69 versus Australia), dies.

1992

On this day in 1992: Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World.

1991

On this day in 1991: Ken Keltner, US baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at age 75.

1991

On this day in 1991: Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral director (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies.

1991

On this day in 1991: Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community.

1991

On this day in 1991: The Russian SFSR ceases to be a part of the Soviet Union.

1991

On this day in 1991: Actor Richard Gere marries supermodel Cindy Crawford.

1991

On this day in 1991: Orion Pictures files for bankruptcy protection in the USA.

1991

On this day in 1991: Tampa Bay Buccaneers' player Dexter Manley retires after failing drug test.

1991

On this day in 1991: New Jersey Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Denver Nuggets 121-81.

1990

On this day in 1990: US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell, leaves Kuwait.

1990

On this day in 1990: US accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks.

1990

On this day in 1990: Pakistan became the 37th country in the world to send an expedition to Antarctica.

1988

On this day in 1988: New York City Subway system adds new stations (the Z line).

1988

On this day in 1988: Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist.

1988

On this day in 1988: In London, England, three trains collide at the Clapham Junction killing 35 and injuring 132.

1988

On this day in 1988: Clapham Junction rail crash killed 35 and injured 100's after two collisions of three commuter trains. One of the worst train crashes in Britain.

1987

On this day in 1987: Oklahoma sets NCAA record of 33 steals versus Centenary.

1987

On this day in 1987: Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game.

1987

On this day in 1987: Rollermania at Madison Square Garden, Eastern Express beats Midwest Pioneers.

1986

On this day in 1986: Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed.

1986

On this day in 1986: James Bone Crusher Smith TKOs WBA champion Tim Witherspoon at Madison Square Garden.

1986

On this day in 1986: David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 versus England at Adelaide.

1985

On this day in 1985: Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist/road manager (Rolling Stones), dies at age 47 (born 1938).

1985

On this day in 1985: NASA launches space vehicle S-207.

1985

On this day in 1985: Arrow Air Flight 1285, a Douglas DC-8, crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, killing 256, 248 of whom were U.S. servicemen returning to Fort Campbell, Kentucky from overseeing a peacekeeping force in Sinai.

1985

On this day in 1985: Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashes after takeoff in Gander, Newfoundland killing 256, including 248 members of the United States Army's 101st Airborne Division.

1983

On this day in 1983: A truck bomb explodes at the US Embassy in Kuwait.

1982

On this day in 1982: Women's peace protest at Greenham Common: 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5-km (9-mile) perimeter fence.

1982

On this day in 1982: Joanne Carner/John Mahaffey win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.

1982

On this day in 1982: 57th Australian Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 2-6, 6-3).

1982

On this day in 1982: US$9.8 million in cash stolen from money transport car in New York City, New York.

1982

On this day in 1982: Women's peace protest at Greenham Common - 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km (9 mi) perimeter fence.

1981

On this day in 1981: Gambia and Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in February 1982.

1981

On this day in 1981: In Pakistan, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake occurs.

1980

On this day in 1980: USA's copyright law amended to include computer programs.

1980

On this day in 1980: American oil tycoon Armand Hammer pays US$5.12 million at auction for a notebook containing writings by artist Leonardo da Vinci, written around 1508. The price is the highest paid for a manuscript to date.

1980

On this day in 1980: Apple Computer becomes a publicly held company, selling 4.6 million shares at US$22 per share. More than 40 Apple employees and investors become instant millionaires. This is the largest initial public offering in the US since Ford's in 1956.

1979

On this day in 1979: NATO decides on a two option policy in the face of the new middle range rockets installed in East Germany. NATO will begin installation of its own middle range rockets in West Germany, but will agree to remove them if the Soviet Union removes its rockets.

1979

On this day in 1979: Gold hits record US$462.50 an ounce.

1979

On this day in 1979: Rhodesia becomes the independent nation of Zimbabwe.

1979

On this day in 1979: Near the coast of Ecuador, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurs. At least 600 people killed, 20,000 injured. The earthquake was felt strongly in many parts of southern Colombia and northwestern Ecuador. A 3-metre tsunami along the Colombian coast caused deaths and damage on Gorgona Island, and caused extensive damage to most port cities along the coast of Colombia from Buenaventura south.

1979

On this day in 1979: Coup d'Ttat of December Twelfth: South Korean military officer Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee.

1979

On this day in 1979: Pakistan President Zia-ul-Haq conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz on Nobel laureate Dr Abdus Salam.

1979

On this day in 1979: Rhodesia changes its name to Zimbabwe.

1978

On this day in 1978: Clifton Chenier, US accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at age 53.

1973

On this day in 1973: Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 and $10 silver coins).

1973

On this day in 1973: San Diego files anti-trust against National League (stopping San Diego Padres move to Washington DC).

1971

On this day in 1971: David Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at age 80.

1971

On this day in 1971: Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated.

1970

On this day in 1970: USSR performs underground nuclear test.

1970

On this day in 1970: Louis Zimmer Flem, clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at age 82.

1970

On this day in 1970: Polish government proclaims price rise.

1970

On this day in 1970: Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays.

1955

On this day in 1955: First prototype of hovercraft patented by British engineer Christoper Cockerell.

1952

On this day in 1952: Dallas Texans (former Boston Yankees) play last game, last original team.

1950

On this day in 1950: 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB).

1950

On this day in 1950: US Major League Baseball owners vote to drop four-year-old bonus and high school rule.

1950

On this day in 1950: Paula Ackerman, the first woman appointed to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, leads the congregation in her first services.

1917

On this day in 1917: Reverend Edward Flanagan founds Boys Town outside Omaha Nebraska.

1917

On this day in 1917: Worst train disaster (derailment near mouth of Mount Cenis tunnel) ever (Modane France-543 French troops killed).

1917

On this day in 1917: In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.

1916

On this day in 1916: The USA purchases the Danish West Indies, for $25 million.

1912

On this day in 1912: Luitpold von Bayern prince-regent of Bayern, dies at age 91.

1912

On this day in 1912: R Friml/O Harbachs musical Firefly premieres in New York City, New York.

1911

On this day in 1911: Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

1906

On this day in 1906: Oscar Straus, first Jewish cabinet member, appointed Secretary of Commerce.

1901

On this day in 1901: Marconi receives first transatlantic radio signal, England to US.

1901

On this day in 1901: Guglielmo Marconi receives the first trans-Atlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland.

1900

On this day in 1900: National Negro Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing is composed.

1899

On this day in 1899: First case of plague on Oahu HI.

1899

On this day in 1899: George F Grant of Boston)first black graduate of Harvard College, and a dentist) patents the wooden golf tee.

1898

On this day in 1898: First first-class game between New South Wales and Tasmania.

1898

On this day in 1898: The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the Spanish-American War and granting the United States former Spanish possessions as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.

1884

On this day in 1884: First Test match played at the Adelaide Oval.

1880

On this day in 1880: Michel Chasles French mathematician (geometry), dies at age 83.

1878

On this day in 1878: Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing St Louis Dispatch.

1877

On this day in 1877: JosT M de Alencar Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at age 48.

1871

On this day in 1871: Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum.

1870

On this day in 1870: Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the first black U.S. congressman.

1862

On this day in 1862: Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, Mississippi (USS Cairo torpedoed).

1862

On this day in 1862: Battle of Dumfries, Virginia.

1862

On this day in 1862: USS Cairo sunk on the Yazoo River, becoming the first armored ship to be sunk by an electrically detonated mine.

1836

On this day in 1836: Giuseppe Farinelli composer, dies at age 67.

1822

On this day in 1822: MTxico officially recognized as an independent nation by US.

1800

On this day in 1800: Washington DC established as capital of US.

1792

On this day in 1792: In Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven (21) receives first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn.

1788

On this day in 1788: Joseph Gibbs composer, dies at age 88.

1787

On this day in 1787: Pennsylvania becomes second state to ratify US constitution.

1787

On this day in 1787: Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd state to ratify the United States Constitution.

1781

On this day in 1781: American Revolutionary War: Second Battle of Ushant - A Royal Navy squadron, commanded by Rear Admiral Richard Kempenfelt in HMS Victory, defeats a French fleet.

1777

On this day in 1777: Albrecht von Haller Swiss physician/biologist/author, dies at age 69.

International Awareness Days

December 14

Monkey Day

December 15

International Tea Day

International Tea Day aims to draw global attention of governments and citizens to the impact of the global tea trade on workers and growers, and has been linked to requests for price supports and fair trade.

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Births

12 Dec 1976

Dan Hawkins, British guitarist (The Darkness) was born on this day in 1976.

12 Dec 1975

Mayim Bialik, American actress was born on this day in 1975.

12 Dec 1974

Rey Mysterio, Jr, American wrestler was born on this day in 1974.

12 Dec 1974

Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer was born on this day in 1974.

12 Dec 1973

Reinard Wilson; linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals) was born on this day in 1973.

12 Dec 1973

Stanley Pritchett; running back (Miami Dolphins) was born on this day in 1973.

12 Dec 1973

Michael DiVenuto; cricket player (exciting Tasmanian batsman) was born on this day in 1973.

12 Dec 1972

Hank Williams III, American country/punk singer/songwriter, grandson of Hank Williams was born on this day in 1972.

12 Dec 1972

Kara Williams; Miss Texas USA (1996) was born on this day in 1972.

12 Dec 1972

Greg Randolph in Denver, Colorado, USA; road cyclist (Olympics-74th-1996) was born on this day in 1972.

12 Dec 1972

Jamal Willis; NFL running back (San Francisco 49ers) was born on this day in 1972.

12 Dec 1972

John Walsh; NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals) was born on this day in 1972.

12 Dec 1972

Oliver Quass; WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals) was born on this day in 1972.

12 Dec 1971

Toni Hodgkinson in Auckland, New Zealand; 800 metre (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1971.

12 Dec 1971

John Sacca; WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals) was born on this day in 1971.

12 Dec 1971

Tito Wooten; NFL safety (New York Giants) was born on this day in 1971.

12 Dec 1970

Madchen Amick, American actress was born on this day in 1970.

12 Dec 1970

Jennifer Connelly, American actress was born on this day in 1970.

12 Dec 1970

Ivano Newbill; NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies) was born on this day in 1970.

12 Dec 1970

Orlando Brown; NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens) was born on this day in 1970.

12 Dec 1969

Jane Robinson; Australian rower (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1969.

12 Dec 1969

Sebastian Savage; WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire) was born on this day in 1969.

12 Dec 1969

Doug Terry; NFL/WLAF safety (Kansas City Chiefs, Scotland Claymores) was born on this day in 1969.

12 Dec 1969

Frank Dikstaal; soccer player (MVV) was born on this day in 1969.

12 Dec 1969

Courtney Hawkins; NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers) was born on this day in 1969.

12 Dec 1969

Kris Wirtz in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada; ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada) was born on this day in 1969.

12 Dec 1968

Laurie Williams, Indian cricket player was born on this day in 1968.

12 Dec 1968

Chris Walsh; NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings) was born on this day in 1968.

12 Dec 1968

Laurie Williams; cricket player (West Indian ODI all-rounder versus New Zealand 1996) was born on this day in 1968.

12 Dec 1968

Ray Ethridge; wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens) was born on this day in 1968.

12 Dec 1968

Tatianna in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy) was born on this day in 1968.

12 Dec 1968

Kurt Schulz; safety (Buffalo Bills) was born on this day in 1968.

12 Dec 1967

John Randle, American football player was born on this day in 1967.

12 Dec 1967

David Szott; NFL guard (Kansas City Chiefs) was born on this day in 1967.

12 Dec 1967

John Randle; NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings) was born on this day in 1967.

12 Dec 1967

Masood Anwar; cricket player (one Test Pakistan versus West Indies 1990) was born on this day in 1967.

12 Dec 1966

Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist was born on this day in 1966.

12 Dec 1966

Jim Sandlak in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada; NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks) was born on this day in 1966.

12 Dec 1966

Cheryl Dickey in Houston, Texas, USA; 100 metre hurdler was born on this day in 1966.

12 Dec 1965

Laurie Grover-Tavares in Newark, New Jersey, USA; biathlete (Olympics-1994) was born on this day in 1965.

12 Dec 1964

Terry Brunk, Professional wrestler who uses the stage name Sabu was born on this day in 1964.

12 Dec 1964

Rockin' Jeff; rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train) was born on this day in 1964.

12 Dec 1964

Haywood Jeffires; NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers) was born on this day in 1964.

12 Dec 1962

Tracy Austin, American tennis player was born on this day in 1962.

12 Dec 1962

Tracy Austin in Rolling Hills, California, USA; tennis pro (US Open 1979, 1981) was born on this day in 1962.

12 Dec 1962

Nadeem Ghauri; cricket player (bowled in Test for Pakistan vs Australia 1990) was born on this day in 1962.

12 Dec 1962

Ray Brown; NFL guard (Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers) was born on this day in 1962.

12 Dec 1961

Dale Sanderson; Canadian Football League guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats) was born on this day in 1961.

12 Dec 1960

Amal Silva; cricket player (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88) was born on this day in 1960.

12 Dec 1960

Jaap van Sweden; Dutch violinist/concert master was born on this day in 1960.

12 Dec 1959

Belouis Some; rocker (Neville Keighley - Some People) was born on this day in 1959.

12 Dec 1959

Krishnammachari Srikkanth; cricket player (big-hitting Indian opener) was born on this day in 1959.

12 Dec 1959

Scott D Vangen in Granite Falls, Minnesota, USA; astronaut was born on this day in 1959.

12 Dec 1958

Leo Kenter; Dutch drummer (Tr?ckener Kecks - More! More! More!) was born on this day in 1958.

12 Dec 1957

Sheila E, American musician was born on this day in 1957.

12 Dec 1957

Sheila E[scovedo] in San Franciso, California, USA; disco drummer (Krushgrove, Holly Rock) was born on this day in 1957.

12 Dec 1957

Cy Curnin in London, England; rock vocalist (Fixx - Sign of Fire) was born on this day in 1957.

12 Dec 1956

Johan Van der Velde, Dutch cyclist was born on this day in 1956.

12 Dec 1955

Lenore Rittenhouse in Honolulu, Hawaii; LPGA golfer (1983 United Virginia Bank) was born on this day in 1955.

12 Dec 1953

Bruce Kulick in Brooklyn, New York, USA; rocker (Kiss - Beth, Rock and Roll All Nite) was born on this day in 1953.

12 Dec 1952

Cathy Rigby, American gymnast and actress was born on this day in 1952.

12 Dec 1952

Ajit De Silva; cricket player (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982) was born on this day in 1952.

12 Dec 1952

Neil Peart; rocker (Rush) was born on this day in 1952.

12 Dec 1952

Cathy Rigby McCoy in Los Alamitos, California, USA; gymnast (Olympics-4th-1968, 1972) was born on this day in 1952.

12 Dec 1951

Steven Alan Hawley in Ottawa, Kansas, USA; PhD/astronaut (STS 41-D, STS 61-C, STS 31, STS 82) was born on this day in 1951.

12 Dec 1950

Billy Smith in Ontario, Canada; NHL goaltender (New York Islanders) was born on this day in 1950.

12 Dec 1949

Rajnikanth (Shivaji Rao Gaekwad), Indian actor was born on this day in 1949.

12 Dec 1949

Ricardo Lu?s Carreras in New York City, New York, USA; bantamweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-1972) was born on this day in 1949.

12 Dec 1946

Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazilian racing driver and Formula 1 World Champion was born on this day in 1946.

12 Dec 1946

Emerson Fittipaldi in Brazil; Indy-car racer (over ten wins) was born on this day in 1946.

12 Dec 1946

Clive Bunker; rock drummer (Jethro Tull) was born on this day in 1946.

12 Dec 1943

Grover Washington, Jr, American saxophonist (d 1999) was born on this day in 1943.

12 Dec 1943

Dickey Betts, American guitarist and singer (The Allman Brothers) was born on this day in 1943.

12 Dec 1943

Dave Munden; rock drummer (Brian Poole and The Tremeloes) was born on this day in 1943.

12 Dec 1943

Dickey Betts in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA; guitarist (Allman Brothers - Ramblin' Man) was born on this day in 1943.

12 Dec 1943

Grover Washington Jr; jazz artist (Mr Magic) was born on this day in 1943.

12 Dec 1942

Mike Pinder in Birmingham, England; rocker (The Moody Blues) was born on this day in 1942.

12 Dec 1941

Tim Hauser; jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer - Tuxedo Junction) was born on this day in 1941.

12 Dec 1941

Liesbeth List; Dutch actress/vocalist (Theodorakis) was born on this day in 1941.

12 Dec 1941

Terry Kirkman in Salina, Kansas, USA; rock vocalist/keyboardist (The Association) was born on this day in 1941.

12 Dec 1940

Dionne Warwick, American singer was born on this day in 1940.

12 Dec 1940

Sharad Pawar, Indian politician was born on this day in 1940.

12 Dec 1938

Connie Francis, American singer was born on this day in 1938.

12 Dec 1936

Iolanda Balas in Romanial high jumper (Olympics-gold-1960) was born on this day in 1936.

12 Dec 1934

Miguel de la Madrid, President of Mexico was born on this day in 1934.

12 Dec 1932

Bob Pettit, American basketball player was born on this day in 1932.

12 Dec 1932

Robert Pettit; NBA star (Saint Louis Bombers/1959 Most Valuable Player) was born on this day in 1932.

12 Dec 1931

Lionel Blair, British actor, choreographer, tap dancer and television presenter was born on this day in 1931.

12 Dec 1930

Bill Beutel, American Journalist (d 2006) was born on this day in 1930.

12 Dec 1929

John Osborne, British dramatist (d 1994) was born on this day in 1929.

12 Dec 1929

Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician was born on this day in 1929.

12 Dec 1929

Doug Ford; cricket wicket-keeper (successful New South Wales of 1950s) was born on this day in 1929.

12 Dec 1928

Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer was born on this day in 1928.

12 Dec 1928

Helen Frankenthaler in New York City, New York, USA; abstract expressionist artist (Arden) was born on this day in 1928.

12 Dec 1927

Honor Blackman, British actress was born on this day in 1927.

12 Dec 1927

Robert Noyce, American inventor (d 1990) was born on this day in 1927.

12 Dec 1925

Ghulam Guard; cricket player (lefty pace bowler in two Tests for India 1959) was born on this day in 1925.

12 Dec 1925

D G Dattu Phadkar; cricket player (pace bowling all-rounder for India) was born on this day in 1925.

12 Dec 1924

Ed Koch, Mayor of New York City was born on this day in 1924.

12 Dec 1923

Bob Barker, American television game show host was born on this day in 1923.

12 Dec 1922

Arthur R Hawkins US pilot/captain (WWII, downed 14 jap planes) was born on this day in 1922.

12 Dec 1919

Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (d 2001) was born on this day in 1919.

12 Dec 1918

Joe Williams, American singer (d 1999) was born on this day in 1918.

12 Dec 1918

Nilda Pinto [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P] Cura?ao writer (Nanzi) was born on this day in 1918.

12 Dec 1918

Joe Williams Cordele Georgia, jazz singer (Everyday I Have the Blues) was born on this day in 1918.

12 Dec 1917

Edward Firth Henderson arabist was born on this day in 1917.

12 Dec 1917

Heinrich B?ll Germany, writer (Group Portrait with Lady, Nobel '72) was born on this day in 1917.

12 Dec 1915

Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (d 1998) was born on this day in 1915.

12 Dec 1915

Frank Sinatra Hoboken New Jersey, singer/actor (old blue eyes/chairman of board) was born on this day in 1915.

12 Dec 1914

Patrick O'Brian (Richard Patrick Russ), British author (d 2000) was born on this day in 1914.

12 Dec 1914

Denis Begbie cricket player (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50) was born on this day in 1914.

12 Dec 1913

Stanley Bate composer was born on this day in 1913.

12 Dec 1913

Eve Lister actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park) was born on this day in 1913.

12 Dec 1913

Hal Dickinson singer (Modernaires) was born on this day in 1913.

12 Dec 1912

Yusef Bedri educationist was born on this day in 1912.

12 Dec 1911

Anna Russell composer was born on this day in 1911.

12 Dec 1909

Armand H F Boni the Good One, Flemish poet/writer was born on this day in 1909.

12 Dec 1907

F van Heek Dutch sociologist was born on this day in 1907.

12 Dec 1907

Fred Elizalde composer was born on this day in 1907.

12 Dec 1907

Roy Douglas composer was born on this day in 1907.

12 Dec 1906

William C Pahlmann interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, New York City, New York) was born on this day in 1906.

12 Dec 1905

Manes Sperber, Austro-Hungarian-born writer (d 1984) was born on this day in 1905.

12 Dec 1904

Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, magazine editor and socialite (d 1981) was born on this day in 1904.

12 Dec 1904

Jim Christy righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland and South Africa) was born on this day in 1904.

12 Dec 1903

Dagmar Nordstrom, American composer and pianist (d 1976) was born on this day in 1903.

12 Dec 1903

Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (d 1963) was born on this day in 1903.

12 Dec 1903

Enid Balint-Edmonds psychoanalyst was born on this day in 1903.

12 Dec 1902

Howard Koch screenwriter was born on this day in 1902.

12 Dec 1900

Sammy Davis, Sr, American dancer (d 1988) was born on this day in 1900.

12 Dec 1896

Eslanda Goode US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson was born on this day in 1896.

12 Dec 1893

Edward G Robinson, American actor (d 1973) was born on this day in 1893.

12 Dec 1893

Edward G Robinson [Goldenberg] Romania; actor (10 Commandments) was born on this day in 1893.

12 Dec 1892

Herman Poto?nik Noordung, Austro-Hungarian-born rocket engineer (d 1929) was born on this day in 1892.

12 Dec 1889

Vaclav Stepan composer was born on this day in 1889.

12 Dec 1887

Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (d 1974) was born on this day in 1887.

12 Dec 1887

Kurt Magnus Atterberg composer was born on this day in 1887.

12 Dec 1886

Owen Moore County Meath Ireland; actor (She Done Him Wrong) was born on this day in 1886.

12 Dec 1882

Akiba Rubinstein Polish chess player (openings theory) was born on this day in 1882.

12 Dec 1879

Percy Fletcher composer was born on this day in 1879.

12 Dec 1879

Friedrich Christiansen nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherlands was born on this day in 1879.

12 Dec 1876

Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete and Olympic gold medalist (d 1928) was born on this day in 1876.

12 Dec 1875

Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (d 1953) was born on this day in 1875.

12 Dec 1875

Desiderius A Stracke Flemish jesuit/literature historian was born on this day in 1875.

12 Dec 1875

Karl R G von Rundstedt German general-fieldmarshal (Normandy) was born on this day in 1875.

12 Dec 1874

Volter A Kilpi Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa) was born on this day in 1874.

12 Dec 1870

Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d 1912) was born on this day in 1870.

12 Dec 1866

Alfred Werner, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate (d 1919) was born on this day in 1866.

12 Dec 1866

Alfred Werner Swiss chemist (Nobel Prize 1913) was born on this day in 1866.

12 Dec 1864

Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (d 1937) was born on this day in 1864.

12 Dec 1863

Edvard Munch, Norwegian expressionist painter (d 1944) was born on this day in 1863.

12 Dec 1863

Edvard Munch Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream) was born on this day in 1863.

12 Dec 1862

Daniel HalTvy French historian/writer (La fin des notables) was born on this day in 1862.

12 Dec 1859

Edward Bradley horse owner (first to own four Kentucky Derby winners) was born on this day in 1859.

12 Dec 1859

Maurice Donnay French playwright (Lovers) was born on this day in 1859.

12 Dec 1848

William Vanderbilt yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup) was born on this day in 1848.

12 Dec 1838

Sherburne W Burnham US, astronomer (binary stars) was born on this day in 1838.

12 Dec 1835

Georges Jean Pfeiffer composer was born on this day in 1835.

12 Dec 1833

Matthias Hohner German manufacturer (harmonica) was born on this day in 1833.

12 Dec 1832

Abraham C Wertheim Dutch banker/Member of Parliament (liberal) was born on this day in 1832.

12 Dec 1830

Joseph Orville Shelby Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1897 was born on this day in 1830.

12 Dec 1821

Gustave Flaubert, French writer (d 1880) was born on this day in 1821.

12 Dec 1821

Gustave Flaubert Rouen Normandy France, novelist (Madame Bovary) was born on this day in 1821.

12 Dec 1818

Paul Octave Hebert Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1880 was born on this day in 1818.

12 Dec 1806

Stand Watie, American Confederate general and Cherokee leader (d 1871) was born on this day in 1806.

12 Dec 1806

Stand Watie Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1871 was born on this day in 1806.

12 Dec 1805

William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist (d 1879) was born on this day in 1805.

12 Dec 1805

William Lloyd Garrison abolitionist publisher (The Liberator) was born on this day in 1805.

12 Dec 1805

Henry Wells founder (American Express Company and Wells Fargo and Company) was born on this day in 1805.

12 Dec 1799

Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d 1852) was born on this day in 1799.

12 Dec 1792

Alexandros Ypsilanti Greek resistance fighter was born on this day in 1792.

12 Dec 1786

William L Marcy, American statesman (d 1857) was born on this day in 1786.

12 Dec 1783

Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (d 1865) was born on this day in 1783.

12 Dec 1779

Madeline Sophie Barat, French saint (d 1865) was born on this day in 1779.

12 Dec 1745

John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of the United States (d 1829) was born on this day in 1745.

12 Dec 1745

John Jay diplomat (New York-Governor) was born on this day in 1745.

12 Dec 1724

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral (d 1816) was born on this day in 1724.

12 Dec 1715

Gennaro Manna composer was born on this day in 1715.

12 Dec 1712

Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Austrian military leader (d 1780) was born on this day in 1712.

12 Dec 1712

Charles Alexander Duke of Lotharingen was born on this day in 1712.

12 Dec 1685

Lodovico Giustini composer was born on this day in 1685.

12 Dec 1673

Ahmed III 23rd sultan (Turkey, 1703-30) was born on this day in 1673.

12 Dec 1660

Peter Rabus poet/translator (Liberated Britanje) was born on this day in 1660.

12 Dec 1630

Olof Rudbeck composer was born on this day in 1630.

12 Dec 1610

Saint Vasilije (d 1671) was born on this day in 1610.

12 Dec 1579

Heinrich Steuccius composer was born on this day in 1579.

12 Dec 1574

Anne of Denmark, wife of James I of England (d 1619) was born on this day in 1574.

12 Dec 1574

Anne van Denemarken daughter of Danish King Frederik II was born on this day in 1574.

12 Dec 1560

Maximilien de BTthune duke of Sully/baron of Rosny/Prime Minister of France was born on this day in 1560.

12 Dec 1418

Archduke Albert VI of Austria (d 1463) was born on this day in 1418.

12 Dec 1298

Archduke Albert II of Austria (d 1358) was born on this day in 1298.

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