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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for December 5

Last Updated 12-07-2020

🏆🎾Brian Tobin -- is 90 in the year 2020 and 91 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1930
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, Australian

Sheldon Lee Glashow -- is 88 in the year 2020 and 89 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1932
Physicist, Educator
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: electromagnetic interaction with Steven Weinberg and Abdus Salam (qq.v.) (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1979)

✍📰Joan Didion -- is 86 in the year 2020 and 87 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1934
Author, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist
Misc: some say Dec 4
Book Titles: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (1968), Play It As It Lays (1970), The Year of Magical Thinking (2005)

✍📰Calvin Trillin -- is 85 in the year 2020 and 86 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1935
Author, Writer, Novelist, Poet, Humorist, Journalist

🎭John Lee Erwin -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1936 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: voiced Morris the Cat in some "9 Lives" cat food commercials
TV Shows: Rawhide (as Teddy), The Archie Show (as Reggie Mantle), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (as He-Man)

🎵Chad Mitchell -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1936
Folk Singer
Group Names: The Chad Mitchell Trio (lead)

🎭Randy Kirby -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1942
Actor
Names/Places: Durwood's son
TV Shows: The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.'s Randy Kovacs
Movie Titles: Pink Cadillac, Fireball Jungle, Heat Wave

🎭Jeroen Krabbé -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1944
Actor, Producer/Director, Dutch (Netherlands)
Movie Titles: The Living Daylights, Transporter 3, Immortal Beloved, The Fugitive

🎵🎸Lucas Sideras -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1944
Rock & Roll Drummer, Greek
Group Names: Aphrodite's Child

🏆🏌Pam Higgins -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1945
Golfer

🎭J. W. "Corkey" Fornof -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1945
Actor, Stuntman
Misc: stunt coordinator of Octopussy Bond flick; engineer and inventor of Acrostar BD-5 minijet in Octopussy
Movie Titles: Mission: Impossible II, Face/Off, Six Days Seven Nights, Octopussy

🎭🎵José Carreras -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1946
Actor, Tenor, Opera Singer, Spanish

🎵Andy Kim -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1946 N.S.
Songwriter, Pop Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Andrew Joachim
Song Titles: Rock Me Gently, Sugar Sugar (co-wrote the song for The Archies and was covered by other bands)

🏆🏈Jim Plunkett -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1947
Hall of Famer, NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Names/Places: b. in San Jose, CA
Misc: Heisman Trophy winner in 1970; led Oakland-LA Raiders to Super Bowl wins in 1981 and '84; Super Bowl XV MVP; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Stanford University, New England Patriots (1971-1975), San Francisco 49ers (1976-1977), Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1978-1986)

🎵🎸Jim Messina -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1947
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist, Rock & Roll Bassist
Names/Places: b. in Maywood, CA
Group Names: Loggins & Messina, Poco, Buffalo Springfield (substituting for some of the shows after Jim Palmer was busted for possession)

🎵🎷Egberto Gismonti -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1947
Composer, Pianist, Jazz Guitarist, Brazilian

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🎵Kim Simmonds -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1947
Songwriter, Blues Guitarist, Welsh (Wales)
Group Names: Savoy Brown (founder)

🎵🎸Rick Wills -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1947
Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: Foreigner, The (Small) Faces, Roxy Music

🎭Lewis Arlt -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1949
Actor, Director

🏆🏌Lanny Wadkins -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1949
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: some say b. 1950

🎭🎵Pamela Blair -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1949
Actress, Dancer, Singer
Movie Titles: Mighty Aphrodite, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, 21 Grams

🏆🏌Tom Purtzer -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1951
Golfer

🎭Morgan Brittany -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1951
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Hollywood, CA; RN:Suzanne Cupito
TV Shows: Dallas (as Katherine Wentworth), Glitter (as Kate), Melrose Place (as MacKenzie Hart)

✍🏆🥊Larry Zbyszko -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1951
Hall of Famer, Author, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN:Lawrence Whistler

🏆🏒Gordie Browne -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1951
NHL Player

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🎭Charles Lane -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1953
Director
Movie Titles: Sidewalk Stories

🎵Jonathan Lewis -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1953
Trombonist, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Atlantic Starr

🏆🏈Pete Arbogast -- is 66 in the year 2020 and 67 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1954
Football Announcer
Sports Teams: USC Trojans (broadcaster)

🏆🏈Art Still -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1955
NFL Defensive End

🎵🎸Rich Gibbs -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1955
Music Producer, Composer, Alternative Rock Musician
Misc: film composer
Group Names: Oingo Boingo

🏆🏀Ann "Muffet" McGraw -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1955 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach

🎭Brian Backer -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1956
Actor
Movie Titles: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Burning, The Money Pit, Loser

🏆Charlene Morett -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1957 N.S.
Olympic Athlete
Misc: field hockey left wing (Oly-bronze-1984); field hockey coach

🏆🏈Art Monk -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1957
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: passed for 11,628 yards avg 13.7, 63 TDs; in college and pro football hall of fames
Sports Teams: Washington Redskins (1980-1993), New York Jets (1994), Philadelphia Eagles (1995)

🏆🎳Nikki Gianulias -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1959
Bowler

🎭Connie Newton-Needham -- is 61 in the year 2020 and 62 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1959
TV Actress
Names/Places: RN: Connie Marie Bowen
Misc: some say b. 1962, but she married in 1978, making her age at least 18 instead of 15 when she married; retired from acting in 1995
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Elizabeth Bradford)

🎵Les Nemes -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1960
Bassist, Hip-Pop Musician
Group Names: Haircut 100

🎵🎸Jack Russell -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1960
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Great White

🏆🏁🎿Eddie (Skier) Edwards -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1963 N.S.
Skier, Olympic Athlete, English

🎵Tyler England -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1963
Country Singer/Guitarist

🏆⚾Sammy Khalifa -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1963
MLB Player

🎵🎸Johnny Douglas -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1963
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Kik Tracee

🏆🏁🏊Pablo Morales -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1964 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Names/Places: RN: Pedro Pablo Morales Jr.

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🏆⚾Gene Harris -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1964
MLB Player

🎵🎸John Rzeznik -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1965
Music Producer, Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Goo Goo Dolls

🎭🎮Joseph Barbara -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1967
Actor, Producer, Video Game Voice Actor
Video Games: Grand Theft Auto IV (series),

🎵Gary Allan McCann -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1967
Country Singer
Song Titles: Man to Man, Get Off on the Pain, Nothing on the Radio

🎭Lisa Marie Sliwa -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1968
Actress
Movie Titles: Mars Attacks

🎨✍🎭🎵Margaret Cho -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1968
Fashion Designer, Author, TV Actress, Comedienne, Songwriter, Singer
TV Shows: All American Girl (as Margaret Kim)

🏆🏈Rhett Hall -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1968
NFL Player, Football Defensive Lineman

🎭Charli -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1969
XXX-rated actress

✍🎭Morgan J. Freeman -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1969
Writer, Director

🎭Alex Kapp Horner -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1969
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Maggie Winters (as Lisa Harte), The New Adventures of Old Christine (as Lindsay)

🎵🎸Glenn Graham -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1969
Rock & Roll Drummer, Canadian
Group Names: Blind Melon

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🏆🏈Thomas Smith -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1970
NFL Player

🎵Michel'le -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1970 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: pron:MI-SHEL-AY; LN:Toussant

🏆🏒Kevin Haller -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1970
NHL Defensive, Canadian

🎭Kali Rocha -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1971 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Liv and Maddie, Man with a Plan, Grey's Anatomy
Movie Titles: Meet the Parents

🏆🏈Bryan Schwartz -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1971
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Marrio Grier -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1971
NFL Player

🏆🏈Roderick Mullen -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1972
NFL Cornerback

🎵🎸Regina Zernay -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1972
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Cowboy Mouth

🎭Michelle Federer -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1973
Actress
Movie Titles: Rachel Getting Married, Kinsey, Flannel Pajamas, Overnight Sensation

🎭🏆Shalom Harlow -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1973
Actress, Model, Canadian
Movie Titles: Vanilla Sky, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, In and Out, Head Over Heels

🏆Crista Bontas -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1973
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete

🎭Andrew Mark Leary -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1973
Actor, Entertainment Art Department
Misc: works mainly in the Art Department
Movie Titles: Casper Meets Wendy, Addams Family Reunion, Attraction, She Cried No

🏆🎱Ronnie O'Sullivan -- is 45 in the year 2020 and 46 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1975 N.S.
Snooker Player, English

🎭Paula Patton -- is 45 in the year 2020 and 46 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1975
Actress, Producer
Movie Titles: Deja Vu, Warcraft: The Beginning, Precious, Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol, Swing Vote, Mirrors

🎭Amy Acker -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1976
Actress
TV Shows: Angel, Alias, Dollhouse, Person of Interest
Movie Titles: The Cabin in the Woods, Much Ado About Nothing

🎭Nick Stahl -- is 41 in the year 2020 and 42 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1979 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Carnivale
Movie Titles: In The Bedroom, Mirrors 2, The Man Without a Face, The Thin Red Line, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, In The Bedroom, Sin City

🏆⚽Matteo Ferrari -- is 41 in the year 2020 and 42 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1979 N.S.
Soccer Player, Algerian

🎭Jessica Paré -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1980
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Mad Men (as Megan Draper / Megan Calvet), Jack and Bobby (as Courtney Benedict)
Movie Titles: Lost and Delirious, Brooklyn, Wicker Pick

🎭Adan Canto -- is 39 in the year 2020 and 40 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1981 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: The Following, Mixology, Designated Survivor (as Aaron Shore)

🎭Gabriel Luna -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1982 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (as Robbie Reyes / Ghost Rider)
Movie Titles: Bernie, Matador, Freeheld, Transpecos

🏆🏀Eddy Curry -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1982 N.S.
NBA Player

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🎵Keri Hilson -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1982
Rhythm and Blues Singer

🏆🏉Cooper Cronk -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1983 N.S.
Rugby Player, Australian

🎭Lauren London -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1984 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: The Game (as Keira Whitaker)
Movie Titles: I Love You Beth Cooper, This Christmas, ATL

🏆Shikhar Dhawan -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1985 N.S.
Cricket Player, India

🎭Frankie Muniz -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1985
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Fairly OddParents (as Chester McBadbat), Malcolm in the Middle (as Malcolm)
Movie Titles: Big Fat Liar, My Dog Skip, Agent Cody Banks (series), Racing Stripes

🏆🏀Josh (Basketball) Smith -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1985 N.S.
NBA Player

🏆🏈LeGarrette Blount -- is 34 in the year 2020 and 35 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1986 N.S.
NFL Runningback

Dree Louise Crisman -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1987
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Mariel Hemingway & Stephen's daughter

🏆⚾A. J. Pollock -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1987 N.S.
MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: RN:Allen Lorenz Pollock
Misc: All-Star, Gold Glove; active as of 2015

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Rachel Jeanette Guillaume -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1988
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Robert & Donna's girl

🎭Ross Bagley -- is 32 in the year 2020 and 33 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1988
Actor
Misc: b. 1989?
TV Shows: Fresh Prince of Bel Air (as Nicholas "Nicky" Andrew Banks/ Cousin)
Movie Titles: Independence Day, The Little Rascals, Babe

🏆🏈Montee Ball -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1990 N.S.
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Christian Yelich -- is 29 in the year 2020 and 30 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1991 N.S.
MLB Left Fielder
Misc: Gold Glove; NL MVP 2018
Sports Teams: Miami Marlins

🏆⚽Ross Barkley -- is 27 in the year 2020 and 28 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1993 N.S.
Soccer Midfielder, English

🎭Alexandra Beaton -- is 26 in the year 2020 and 27 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1994 N.S.
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: The Next Step
Movie Titles: 300

🎵Emily Marie Estefan -- is 26 in the year 2020 and 27 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1994
Singer
Names/Places: Gloria & Emilio's daughter

🏆⚽Anthony Martial -- is 25 in the year 2020 and 26 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1995 N.S.
Soccer Forward, French

Blake Christopher O'Donnell -- is 21 in the year 2020 and 22 in the year 2021; b.12/5/1999
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Rosie's adopted son

Ryder Lee Leguizamo -- is 20 in the year 2020 and 21 in the year 2021; b.12/5/2000
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Justine Maurier and John's son

🎭Diego (Actor) Velázquez -- is 19 in the year 2020 and 20 in the year 2021; b.12/5/2001 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: The Thundermans, Zoe Valentine

Joshua James Benard -- is 16 in the year 2020 and 17 in the year 2021; b.12/5/2004
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Paula and Maurice's son

Christopher Nicholas Cornell -- is 15 in the year 2020 and 16 in the year 2021; b.12/5/2005
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Vicky and Chris's son

Vivian Lake Brady -- is 8 in the year 2020 and 9 in the year 2021; b.12/5/2012
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Gisele Bundchen and Tom's daughter

Jeanne Dujardin -- is 5 in the year 2020 and 6 in the year 2021; b.12/5/2015 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Nathalie Pechalat and Jean's daughter

Saint West -- is 5 in the year 2020 and 6 in the year 2021; b.12/5/2015 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Kim Kardashian and Kanye's son

Bianka Bella Bryant -- is 4 in the year 2020 and 5 in the year 2021; b.12/5/2016 N.S.
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Vanessa and Kobe's daughter

🎭Arielle Renwart -- b.12/5/????
Actress

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Pope Julius II -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1443 O.S. d.2/21/1513 O.S. (69)
Pope, Roman

⚛📰Ubbo Emmius -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1547 d.12/9/1625 (78)
Geographer, Historian, German

🎵Francesco Geminiani -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1687 N.S. d.9/17/1762 N.S. (74)
Composer, Violinist, Italian

⚛⚖Hugh Williamson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1735 d.5/22/1819 (83)
Scientist, Politician
Misc: legislator

Martin van Buren -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1782 d.7/24/1862 (79)
President/Vice President, Senator, Governor
Names/Places: b. in Kinderhook, NY, d. in Kinderhook, NY
Misc: the 8th U.S. Vice President and the 8th U.S. President (1837-41); the first native-born U.S. president; one of the founders of the Democratic Party. He was known as the "Little Magician" because of his reputed cunning and skill as a politician

Elizabeth Agassiz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1822 d.6/27/1907 (84)
Scientist, Educator, Swiss

Christina Rossetti -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1830 N.S. d.12/29/1894 N.S. (64)
Poet, English
Names/Places: b. in London, England
Misc: One of the most important of English women poets both in range and quality. She excelled in works of fantasy, in poems for children, and in religious poetry.

🎖George Armstrong Custer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1839 d.6/25/1876 (36)
General, Army Officer
Misc: U.S. cavalry officer who distinguished himself in the U.S. Civil War (1861-65) but later led his men to death in one of the most controversial battles in U.S. history at Little Big Horn.

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💰Marcus Daly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1841 d.11/12/1900 (58)
Businessperson, Irish
Misc: American mining tycoon. Called the "Copper King," he was the prime mover behind the Anaconda Copper Mining Co., one of the world's largest copper producers.

🎨Edwin Howland Blashfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1848 d.10/12/1936 (87)
Painter
Misc: Portraits & Murals

Clinton Hart Merriam -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1855 d.3/19/1942 (86)
Biologist
Misc: ethnologist; helped found the National Geographic Society (1888) and what is now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Józef Piłsudski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1867 d.5/12/1935 (67)
Statesman, Polish

🏆Bill Pickett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1870 d.4/21/1932 (61)
Rodeo Cowboy
Misc: introduced bulldogging, a modern rodeo event that involves wrestling a running steer to the ground.

🏆Harry Pillsbury -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1872 d.6/17/1906 (33)
Chess Player

Clyde Vernon Cessna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1879 d.11/20/1954 (74)
Aviator
Misc: aircraft manufacturer who invented the cantilever wing and a V-shaped tail configuration and a simple, flexible monoplane design

🏆🏒Riley Hern -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1880 N.S. d.6/24/1929 N.S. (48)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Misc: played 1898-1911
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Keystones (WPHL), Portage Lakes (IPHL), Montreal Wanderers (ECAHA/NHA)

✍⛪Rose Wilder Lane -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1886 d.10/30/1968 (81)
Author, Novelist, Theologian
Names/Places: Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter

🎨✍Constance Spry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1886 d.1/3/1960 (73)
Artist, Author

🎭Fritz Lang -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1890 d.8/2/1976 (85)
Movie Director, Austrian
Misc: his films, dealing with fate and man's inevitable working out of his destiny, are considered masterpieces of visual composition.
Movie Titles: Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis

🎭Cyril Ring -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1892 d.7/17/1967 (74)
Actor

🏆🥊Kidd Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1893 d.10/18/1963 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: RN:John Gutenko

💰🏆⚾Philip "P.K." Wrigley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1894 N.S. d.4/12/1977 N.S. (82)
Businessperson, Sports Figure, MLB Owner
Misc: Wrigley Field, & Wrigley Chewing Gum owner
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (owner 1932-77)

Carl Ferdinand Cori -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1896 d.10/20/1984 (87)
Biochemist, Austrian

✍🎭Nunnally Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1897 d.3/25/1977 (79)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Movie Producer/Director

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🎵Rice Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1899 d.5/25/1965 (65)
Hall of Famer, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer
Names/Places: RN:Aleck Ford
Misc: he was billed as the original Sonny Boy Williamson after the original was murdered; DOB on gravestone sez 3-11-1908 and a passport sez 4-7-1909

✍📰Vincent Sheean -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1899 d.3/16/1975 (75)
Novelist, Journalist

🎨✍🎭Walt Disney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1901 d.12/15/1966 (65)
Hall of Famer, Animator, Writer, TV Host, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Chicago, IL; FN:Walter Elias
Misc: Cartoon Creator, Empire Founder; Created Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, etc.; produced Snow White, the first animated movie; Disneyland TV Show host; created Disneyland in Anaheim, planned Walt Disney World in Florida that opened five years after his death
TV Shows: Disneyland (host)

🎭🎵Ray Whitley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1901 d.2/21/1979 (77)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

✍⚛Werner Karl Heisenberg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1901 d.2/1/1976 (74)
Philosopher, Physicist, German
Misc: discovered a way to formulate quantum mechanics in terms of matrices (1925). For that discovery, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for 1932.

🎭🎵Grace Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1901 d.1/26/1947 (45)
Movie/Stage Actress, Opera Soprano

Steve James "Strom" Thurmond -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1902 d.6/26/2003 (100)
Senator
Misc: a prominent states' rights and segregation advocate who ran for the presidency in 1948 on the Dixiecrat ticket and afterward became a longtime member of the U.S. Senate.

Cecil Powell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1903 d.8/9/1969 (65)
Physicist, Educator, English
Misc: winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1950 for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion (pi-meson), a heavy subatomic particle.

📰Arnold Gingrich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1903 d.7/9/1976 (72)
Publisher
Misc: of Esquire

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🏆🏀Bruce Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1905 N.S. d.12/4/1983 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Oklahoma (player 1926-1929, coach 1938-1955), Air Force (1956-?)

⚖🎭Otto Preminger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1906 d.4/23/1986 (79)
Attorney/Lawyer, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director, Austrian
Misc: some say b. 1905
TV Shows: Batman (as Mr. Freeze)

🏆🏒Winthrop Hale "Ding" Palmer Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1906 N.S. d.2/4/1970 N.S. (63)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

Lin Piau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1907 d.9/13/1971 (63)
Politician, Chinese

🎭Harold Huber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1909 d.9/29/1959 (49)
Actor

🎨Alfred Manessier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1911 d.8/1/1993 (81)
Painter, French

🎵Ezra Rochlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1915 d.1/21/1995 (79)
Music Director, Conductor

🎭Margaret Hayes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1916 d.1/26/1977 (60)
Actress
Misc: the U.S. census for 1920 lists her as age 6, making her birthdate possibly b. 1914

🎭Joyce Mathews -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1919 d.1/17/1999 (79)
Actress
Names/Places: 2x Milton Berle's wife

✍📰John Brooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1920 d.7/27/1993 (72)
Author, Novelist, Editor
Misc: of New Yorker, Time magazine

🎵🎷Kay Davis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1920 d.1/27/2012 (91)
Jazz Singer

🎭Alvy Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1921 d.5/4/1997 (75)
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Green Acres (as Hank Kimball)

🎭Peter Hansen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1921 d.4/9/2017 N.S. (95)
Actor
TV Shows: Science Fiction Theatre, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., General Hospital, Mr. Novak (as Mr. Parkson)
Movie Titles: When Worlds Collide, Dragonfly

🏆🏀🏒William Morse "Bill" Davidson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1922 N.S. d.3/13/2009 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, NBA Owner, NHL Owner
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons (principal owner), Detroit Shock (principal owner, WNBA), Tampa Bay Lighting (owner)

🎵Don Robertson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1922 d.3/16/2015 (92)
Composer/Songwriter, Songwriter, Pianist, Country Singer, Chinese
Names/Places: RFN:Donald Irwin
Misc: wrote several Elvis Presley hits

🎭Dave Broadfoot -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1925 N.S. d.11/1/2016 N.S. (90)
Comedian, Canadian
Misc: member of The Royal Canadian Air Farce

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✍📰John A. Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1925 d.7/3/2015 (89)
Author, Novelist, Journalist

🎭George Savalas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1926 d.10/2/1985 (58)
TV Actor
Names/Places: Telly's brother
TV Shows: Kojak (as Det. Stavros)

🏆🏁Jim Pashal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1926 d.7/5/2004 (77)
Auto Racer

🏆🥊Chris Tolos -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1929 d.8/13/2005 (75)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian, Greek

⚖🏆🥊Tom Drake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1930 d.2/2/2017 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, Politician, Attorney, Wrestler
Misc: Alabama House of Representatives 1960-1992, Speaker 1983-1987

🎭🎵Larry Kert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1930 d.6/5/1991 (60)
Stage Actor, Singer
Names/Places: RFN:Frederick Lawrence

🎭Connie Hines -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1931 d.12/18/2009 (78)
Actress
TV Shows: Mr. Ed (as Carol Post)

⛪🎵James Cleveland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1931 d.2/9/1991 (59)
Clergyman, Reverend, Baptist, Pastor, Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, Gospel Singer
Names/Places: NN: The King of Gospel
Misc: Choir director; wrote 400+ songs, 100+ albums (16 gold), 4 Grammys; some say b. Dec 23 1932

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🎵Little Richard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1932 N.S. d.5/9/2020 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Macon, GA; NN:The Architect of Rock & Roll; RN:Richard Wayne Penniman
Misc: many say b. Dec 25
Song Titles: Tutti-Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Rip It Up, Lucille, Jenny Jenny, Keep-a-Knockin, Good Golly Miss Molly, Great Gosh A'Mighty (It's a Matter of Time)
Album Titles: Here's Little Richard

🏆🏁Jim Hurtubise -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1932 d.1/6/1989 (56)
Auto Racer

🎭Adolph Caesar -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1933 d.3/6/1986 (52)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: The Color Purple

🎭Ismail Merchant -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1936 N.S. d.5/25/2005 N.S. (68)
Movie Producer/Director, India

🎵J. J. Cale -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1938 d.7/26/2013 (74)
Songwriter, Blues Guitarist, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:John Jacque
Misc: not to be confused with John Cale

🏆🏁J. D. McDuffie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1938 d.8/11/1991 (52)
Auto Racer

🏆⚾Chico Ruíz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1938 N.S. d.2/9/1972 N.S. (33)
MLB Player, Cuban

🎵Steve Rappaport -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1942 d.7/4/2007 (64)
Novelty Singer
Group Names: The Ran-Dells
Song Titles: Martian Hop

🏆🏒Bryan Murray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1942 N.S. d.8/12/2017 N.S. (74)
NHL Executive, NHL Coach, Canadian

✍📰Jim Marrs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1943 N.S. d.8/2/2017 N.S. (73)
Author, Journalist
Book Titles: Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

🎵Eduardo Delgardo "Eddie" Serrato -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1945 d.2/24/2011 (65)
Guitarist
Group Names: ? & the Mysterians

🏆🏈Steve Furness -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1950 d.2/9/2000 N.S. (49)
NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle
Misc: Super Bowl: IX, X, XIII, XIV
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

Billy Mantle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1957 d.3/12/1994 (36)
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Mickey's son

🎭🎵🎸Carrie Hamilton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1963 d.1/20/2002 (38)
TV/Movie Actress, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; Carol Burnett & Joe's daughter
TV Shows: Fame's Reggie Higgins

🎭Lisa Sheridan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/5/1974 N.S. d.2/25/2019 N.S. (44)
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: FreakyLinks, Invasion, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mentalist
Movie Titles: Beat, Home Invasion

🎖⚛Sieur de La Vérendrye -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/17/1685 N.S. d.12/5/1749 N.S. (64)
Military Leader, Explorer, Canadian, French

Phillis Wheatley -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1753 d.12/5/1784 (31)
Poet
Misc: the first black woman to publish a book

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🎵Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1756 N.S. d.12/5/1791 N.S. (35)
Composer, Violinist, Austrian
Names/Places: b. in Salzburg; RN:Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart; d. in Vienna
Misc: a great musical genius; Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli named their son after Wolfgang in 1991

Alexandre Dumas -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1802 d.12/5/1870 (68)
Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, French
Names/Places: aka Dumas pere
Book Titles: The Three Musketeers, Man in the Iron Mask, Count of Monte Cristo

🎵Hans Richter -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1843 d.12/5/1916 (73)
Conductor/Composer, German

Benjamin Holt -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1849 d.12/5/1920 (71)
Inventor
Misc: The Tractor

Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1867 d.12/5/1925 (58)
Novelist, Polish

🎨Claude Monet -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/14/1840 d.12/5/1926 (86)
Painter, French
Misc: impressionist in art

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/10/1879 d.12/5/1931 (52)
Poet
Book Titles: Johnny Appleseed

🏆⚾"Shoeless" Joe Jackson -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1889 d.12/5/1931 (42)
MLB Player
Names/Places: RFN:Joseph Jefferson
Misc: 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" outfielder
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Naps/Indians, Chicago White Sox

🎵Jan Kubelik -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1880 d.12/5/1940 (60)
Composer, Violinist, Czech

🎭Richard I Tucker -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/4/1884 d.12/5/1942 (58)
Actor
Names/Places: RN:Reuben Ticker

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William Isaac Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/13/1863 d.12/5/1947 (84)
Psychologist, Sociologist
Misc: methodology contributor

🎵Kerry Mills -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/1/1869 d.12/5/1948 (79)
Songwriter

🎭Paul Harvey -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1882 d.12/5/1955 (73)
Actor
Misc: not to be confused with radio commentator Paul Harvey
TV Shows: Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree

🎭🎵Susie Hawthorn -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1896 d.12/5/1963
Comedienne, Singer
Group Names: Butterbeans and Susie
Song Titles: I Want a Hot Dog for My Roll

Herbert H. Lehman -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1878 d.12/5/1963 (85)
Senator, Statesman
Misc: 45th Governor of New York from 1933-1942

Joseph Erlanger -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1874 d.12/5/1965 (91)
Scientist, Physiologist
Misc: shock therapist

🎭Fred Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1914 d.12/5/1968 (54)
Actor
TV Shows: Burns & Allen Show (as Harry Morton)

🎨💰Claude Dornier -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1884 d.12/5/1969 (85)
Designer, Manufacturer, German
Misc: aircraft builder

🎵🎷Kenny Dorham -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/30/1924 d.12/5/1972 (48)
Composer, Pianist, Tenor-sax, Jazz Trumpeter

📰🏆🥊Jimmy Cannon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1909 d.12/5/1973 (64)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Sports Writer, Boxing Figure
Misc: in the International Boxing (for coverage of that sport) and National Sportscasters Halls of Fame

🎭Henry Wadsworth -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/18/1897 N.S. d.12/5/1974 N.S. (77)
Actor

🎭Pietro Germi -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1904 d.12/5/1974 (70)
Actor, Movie Director, Italian

🏆🎾Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1886 N.S. d.12/5/1974 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: She won her first national title in 1909 and her last in 1955 at the age of 68! In her career she won 50 national titles in singles and doubles indoors and out.

💰Richard Whitney -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1888 d.12/5/1974 (86)
Businessperson, Executive
Misc: NYSE prez 1930s

✍📰Constance Green -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/21/1897 d.12/5/1975 (78)
Author, Historian

🎵🎷Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1936 d.12/5/1977 (41)
Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, Flutist, Reeds, Tenor-sax, Jazz Performer

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🏆🏈🏀Edgar S. "Eddie" Hickey -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1902 N.S. d.12/5/1980 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Creighton University (football 1934, basketball 1934-1943, 1946-1947), St. Louis University (basketball 1947-1958), Marquette University (basketball 1958-1964)

✍⚛Michael Halberstam -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1932 d.12/5/1980 (48)
Writer, Cardiologist

✍🎭Robert Aldrich -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/9/1918 d.12/5/1983 (65)
Writer, Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Cranston, RI
Movie Titles: Vera Cruz, Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Knife, What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard

🎵Harold "Pappy" Daily -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1902 d.12/5/1987 (85)
Music Figure
Misc: an American country music record producer and entrepreneur

🎵Molly O'Day -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1923 d.12/5/1987 (64)
Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:LaVerne Williamson
Misc: NOT to be confused with the former Our Gang actress

🎵"Fat" Larry James -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1949 d.12/5/1987 (38)
Drummer
Group Names: Fat Larry's Band

🏆🏒Peter Angelo "Pete" Bessone -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/13/1913 N.S. d.12/5/1989 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Misc: played 1931-1950
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Hornets, Cleveland Barons, Providence Reds

✍📰Nathan I. Huggins -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1927 d.12/5/1989 (62)
Author, Historian, Scholar, Educator

🎵Sir John Pritchard -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1921 d.12/5/1989 (68)
Conductor, English

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🎭Steve Shaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1965 d.12/5/1990 (25)
Actor
TV Shows: Knots Landing (as Eric Fairgate)

Richard Speck -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1941 d.12/5/1991 (49)
Murderer
Misc: mass murderer (killed 8 student nurses in 1966)

✍🎵Hector Orezzoli -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1953 d.12/5/1991 (38)
Dramatist/Playwright, Composer

🎵🎸Douglas Hopkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1961 d.12/5/1993 (32)
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Gin Blossoms (former lead)

🎵Dick Webster -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1908 d.12/5/1993 (85)
Singer, Violinist

🎭Gunter Meisner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1926 d.12/5/1994 (68)
Actor, German

🎭Harry Horner -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1910 d.12/5/1994 (84)
Director, Set Designer, Czech
Misc: stage: Our Town

Tom Washington -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/15/1937 d.12/5/1995 (58)
Misc: Head of NRA

🏆⚾Billy Bruton -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/22/1925 d.12/5/1995 (69)
MLB Player

🎵Wilf Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/18/1904 d.12/5/1996 (91)
Songwriter, Country Singer, Canadian

⚛💰Hazel Bishop -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1906 d.12/5/1998 (92)
Inventor, Cosmetic Executive
Misc: non smear lipstick

Albert Gore Sr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1907 d.12/5/1998 (90)
Congressperson, Senator

🎭Edward Bryce -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1921 d.12/5/1999 (78)
Actor
TV Shows: Tom Corbett-Space Cadet (as Captain Steve Strong), Guiding Light (as Bill Bauer)

🎭John Archer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1915 d.12/5/1999 (84)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: Anne's dad
Misc: Radio announcer who introduced "The Shadow"

🎵Bobby Marchan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1930 d.12/5/1999 (69)
Bandleader, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🏆Dharam Singh -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1919 d.12/5/2001 (82)
Olympic Athlete, India
Misc: field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)

🎭Roone Arledge -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1931 d.12/5/2002 (71)
Hall of Famer, TV Executive, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Forest Hills, N.Y.
Misc: introduced instant replay, stop-action, split screens, & slow motion
TV Shows: ABC's Wide World of Sports (producer), ABC Sports (executiuve), ABC News (executive)

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🏆⚽Geoff Coombes -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1919 d.12/5/2002 (83)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English

🎵🎷Arvell Shaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/15/1923 d.12/5/2002 (79)
Jazz Bassist

🎵Karlheinz Stockhausen -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1928 d.12/5/2007 (79)
Composer, German

🎭Nina Foch -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/20/1924 d.12/5/2008 (84)
TV/Movie Actress, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN:Nina Consuelo Maud Fock; PRON:FOSH
Misc: Blond movie starlet of 1940s-50s
Movie Titles: Spartacus, An American In Paris

🎭Beverly Garland -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 d.12/5/2008 (82)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Santa Cruz, CA; RMLN:Lucy Fessenden
Misc: some say b. 1929 or 1930
TV Shows: The Bing Crosby Show (as Ellie), My Three Sons (as Barbara Harper Douglas), Scarecrow & Mrs. King (as Dotty West)
Movie Titles: DOA

🎭Garfield Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/19/1931 d.12/5/2009 (78)
Actor, British
Movie Titles: The Odessa File, To Catch a Spy

🏆Markovits Kálmán -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/26/1931 N.S. d.12/5/2009 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Hungarian

William Lederer -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1912 d.12/5/2009 (97)
Writer

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🎭John Leslie -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/25/1945 d.12/5/2010 N.S. (65)
XXX-rated actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: aka John Leslie Nuzzo or John Nuzzo

🎭🏆🏈Don Meredith -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1938 d.12/5/2010 (72)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Commercial Actor, Sports Commentator, NFL Quarterback
Names/Places: b. in Mt. Vernon, TX; NN:Dandy
Misc: Lipton Ice Tea
Sports Teams: Southern Methodist University, Dallas Cowboys (1960-1968)
TV Shows: Monday Night Football

🏆🏁Peter Gethin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/21/1940 d.12/5/2011 (71)
Auto Racer, English

🎨Oscar Niemeyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1907 N.S. d.12/5/2012 N.S. (104)
Architect, Brazilian

🎵🎷Dave Brubeck -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/6/1920 d.12/5/2012 (91)
Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: RN:David Warren; b. in Concord, CA
Group Names: Dave Brubeck Quartet (leader)

Nelson Mandela -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1918 d.12/5/2013 (95)
Civil Rights Leader, South African
Names/Places: MN:Rolihlala; Winnie's hubby
Misc: leader of African National Congress; South African Dissident; some say b. June 18 but is incorrect

🏆🏈Larry Roberts -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/2/1963 N.S. d.12/5/2016 N.S. (53)
NFL Defensive End
Misc: 2x Super Bowl champ
Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers

🏆🏈Rashaan Salaam -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1974 d.12/5/2016 N.S. (42)
NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1994)
Sports Teams: University of Colorado, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Memphis Maniax

🏆🏈Ron Meyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1941 N.S. d.12/5/2017 N.S. (76)
NFL Coach, College Football Coach

🎭🎵🎸Johnny Halliday -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/15/1943 N.S. d.12/5/2017 N.S. (74)
Actor, Rock & Roll Singer, French
Names/Places: RN:Jean-Philippe Smet
Misc: superstar has over 728 hits in France

🏆🏌Jim Jamieson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/21/1943 N.S. d.12/5/2018 N.S. (75)
Golfer

🎭Robert Walker Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/15/1940 N.S. d.12/5/2019 N.S. (79)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: Jennifer Jones & Robert Sr.'s son
Movie Titles: Easy Rider, The War Wagon, Beware! The Blob, Ensign Pulver

🎵Jerry Naylor -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1939 N.S. d.12/5/2019 N.S. (80)
Radio Disc Jock, Singer, Country Performer
Names/Places: RN: Jerry Naylor Jackson
Group Names: Buddy Holly & the Cricketts

🏆🏌Peter Alliss -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/28/1931 N.S. d.12/5/2020 N.S. (89)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English
Misc: BBC television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer.

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