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Eye of the Optimist-born on Dec. 25

Interesting people who've likely made positive contributions to humankind and who were born on Dec. 25. (Jesus Christ was not born on this day.)
(Mostly sports, artistic and political figures.)

1194 - Frederick II, Iesi Italy, Holy Roman Emperor, King of the Romans (Germany), Sicily and Jerusalem
1532 - Guilielmus Xylander, German classical scholar (d. 1576)
1536 - Yi I, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1584)
1542 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, unifier of Japan and first Tokugawa Shogun (d. 1616)
1618 - Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess
1633 - Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised
1646 - Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)
1660 - Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised
1666 - Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet(d. 1708)
1687 - Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer
1716 - Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
1716 - Jean François de Saint-Lambert, French poet (d. 1803)
1723 - Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)
1731 - Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
1737 - Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (d. 1815)
1738 - Thomas Nelson, merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence
1751 - Clement Hofbauer, Austrian missionary and saint (d. 1820)
1762 - Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer
1770 - Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)
1771 - Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)
1771 - Julie Clary, queen consort of Naples (d. 1845)
1778 - Juan Lovera, Venezuela, artist
1780 - Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)
1782 - Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)
Inventor Charles Babbage(1791)1791 - Charles Babbage, British inventor (calculating machine), born in London, England (d. 1871)
1793 - Franz Hunten, composer
1797 - Hans Skramstad, composer
1805 - Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer
1808 - Albert Grisar, composer
1809 - William Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
1812 - Wilhelm Volkmar, composer
1815 - Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
1819 - E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)
1820 - Gustavus Adolphus Smith, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1885)
1822 - Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)
1824 - Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)
1826 - Franz Coenen, composer
1826 - Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book/publisher (Van Dale)
1837 - Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)
1845 - Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer
1849 - Samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe)
1853 - René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)
1855 - Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer
1859 - Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist
1859 - William Stephens, U.S. political figure (d. 1944)
1861 - Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)
1862 - Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]
1869 - Harry Redman, composer
1872 - Norman Angell, British politician/cowboy/journalist, Nobel laureate (1933), (d. 1967)
1873 - Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
1873 - Karel Moor, composer
1873 - Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
1878 - Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)
1879 - Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
1879 - Julius Weismann, composer
1883 - Carl Oscar Ahues, Germany, International Chess Master (1950)
1883 - Frank Debenham, Australian geographer/geologist
1887 - Arthur Ernest Percival, British Army officer (d. 1966)
1890 - Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
Author Henry Miller (1891)1891 - Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)
1893 - Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer
1893 - Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, composer
1893 - Mao Zedong, Shaoshan, Hunan, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), (d. 1976)
1894 - Antonio Molina, composer
1894 - Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
1897 - Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
1901 - Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS]
1901 - Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer
1902 - Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)
1903 - Elisha Cook Jr, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI), born in San Francisco, California
1893 -Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong  
1904 - Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
1906 - Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer (d. 2003)
1908 - Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
1910 - Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner
1911 - Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
1911 - Steve Kordek, pinball machine designer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
1913 - Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (d. 1958)
1914 - Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)
1914 - Annemarie Wendl, German actress (d. 2006)
1915 - Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
1915 - Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
1916 - Helmut Eder, composer
1917 - Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes
1918 - George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
1920 - Gote Carlid, composer
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen(1921)1921 - Steve Allen, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York
1921 - John Severin, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (d. 2012)
1922 - Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
1924 - Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
1925 - Baron Baker, activist
1926 - Earle Brown, composer
1926 - Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
1926 - Zlatko Pibernik, composer
1926 - Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)
1927 - Alan King, American comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
1927 - Denis Quilley, actor (Masada), born in London, England
1927 - Stu Miller, American baseball player
1929 - Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
1930 - Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run)
1930 - Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
1931 - Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
1931 - Thomas K "Tom" van Brook, actor/interpreter (Soldier of Orange)
1932 - Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter
1933 - Ugly Dave Gray, Australian television personality
1933 - Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer
1935 - Abdul "Duke" Fakir, rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
1935 - Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
1935 - Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)
General and President of TogoGnassingbé Eyadéma(1935)1935 - Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Pya Togo, General and President of Togo (1967 - 2005)
1936 - Kitty Dukakis, substance abuser/wife of Michael (Gov-Mass)
1937 - John Horton Conway, British mathematician
1937 - Jay Heimowitz, American poker player
1938 - Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
1938 - Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (d. 1989)
1939 - Lynn Martin, US secretary of Labor (1991-93)
1939 - [Harvey] Phil Spector, record producer (Wall of Sound)
1940 - Harmen Siezen, Dutch TV-journal host
1940 - Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
1940 - Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
1941 - Daniel Schmid, actor/director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
1942 - Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
1942 - Earl Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)
1942 - Ernie Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)
1942 - Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
1942 - Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo, Guatemalan president
1942 - Gray Davis, former Governor of California
1944 - Jane Lapotaire, actress (Spirit of the Dead)
1945 - John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)
1946 - Gordon Edwards, rocker
1946 - Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
1947 - Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
1947 - Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
1947 - James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
1948 - Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
1949 - Ira Newborn, orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York
1949 - José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
1950 - Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
1950 - Victoria Racimo, actress (Corene-Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
1951 - Richard Skinner, British DJ
1952 - Andre-Michel Schub, Paris France, pianist (Van Cliburn-1981)
1953 - Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
1953 - Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut
1953 - Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic
1953 - Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk)
1954 - Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1954 - Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)
1954 - Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
1954 - Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954 - Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
1955 - Evan Bayh, American politician
1956 - Gail Tatterson, WBL center (NY Stars)
1956 - Karen Smith, WBL forward (NY Stars)
1956 - David Sedaris, American essayist
1957 - Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
1958 - Adrian Newey, British engineer
1959 - Lesley Tomlinson, Derbyshire England, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1959 - Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
1960 - Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
1960 - Jim Toomey, American syndicated cartoonist
1961 - Storm Davis, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Dallas, Texas
1961 - Tahnee Welch, [La Tahn Renee Welch], actress (Cocoon), born in San Diego, California
1961 - John Lynch, Irish actor
1963 - Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
1964 - Colleen Dion, Newburgh NY, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
1964 - Jeff King, Marion IN, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1964 - Elizabeth Kostova, American author
1965 - Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1966 - Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets)
1967 - Tony Covington, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
1968 - Darren Barber, Victoria BC, rower (Olympics-96)
1968 - Dennis Knight, American professional wrestler
1970 - Lisa Gathright, Moline Ill, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1993)
1970 - Radka Zrubakova, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1994 Futures-GER)
1970 - Willie Williams, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Seahawks)
1970 - James Mercer, American musician (The Shins)
1970 - Krissada Terrence, Thai singer and actor
1971 - Mark Lathwell, cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993)
1971 - Jared Leto, Bossier City, Louisiana, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream)
1971 - Jonathan M. Parisen, American film director
1972 - Burnell Roques, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 - Derrick Cullors, running back (New England Patriots)
1972 - Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer
1972 - Robert Muchamore, English children's author
1973 - Ryan Berube, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
1974 - Tiffany Brissette, actress (Vicki-Small Wonder)
1974 - Tony Brackens, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1975 - Marcelo Rios, Santiago Chile, tennis star (1995 Amsterdam)
1976 - Lea De Mae, Czech actress (d. 2004)
1977 - Brandee Layne Loving, Miss Mississippi Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player
1979 - Fabián Carini, Uruguayan footballer
1979 - Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper
1979 - Chris Daughtry, American singer
1979 - Mzbel, Ghanaian singer
1980 - Serena Phillips, Corvallis Ore, figure skater (1997 Pruetten champ)
1980 - Todd Dunivant, American soccer player
1982 - Kenneth Darby, American National Football League player
1982 - Oguri Shun, Japanese Actor/Model
1983 - Alexander Wang, American fashion designer (Balenciaga), born in San Francisco, California
1984 - Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker
1985 - Steven Hartman, Westlake CA, actor (Rick Forrester-Bold & Beautiful)
1985 - Yuu Shirota, Japanese Idol
1987 - Adam Walker, British flautist
1990 - Aaron Ramsey, Welsh footballer
1995 - Zach Mills, American actor


http://on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/birthdays/dec25.htm
(Seems mostly to be according to US pop culture.)

Sir Isaac Newton 1642 (O.S.) - Physicist, mathematician 


Clara Barton 1821 


Mohammed Ali Jinnah 1876 


Maurice Utrillo 1883 


Conrad Hilton 1887 


Dame Rebecca West 1892 


Robert Ripley 1893 


Cal Farley 1895 


Humphrey Bogart 1899 


Cab (Cabell) Calloway III 1907 


Tony Martin 1914 - Singer 


Pete Rugolo 1915 


Anwar Sadat (Egypt) 1918 


Robert N. Hall 1919 


Rod Serling 1924 


Dick Miller 1928 - Actor 


Chris Kenner 1929 


OŽ¨∑elly Isley 1937 - Musician (The Isley Brothers) 


Hanna Schygulla 1943 - Actress 


Henry Vestine 1944 - Musician (Canned Heat) 


John Edwards 1944 - Musician (The Spinners) 


Ken Stabler 1945 - Football player 


Gary Sandy 1945 - Actor ("WKRP In Cincinnati") 


Noel Redding 1945 - Musician (The Jimi Hendrix Experience


Larry Csonka 1946 - Football player 


Jimmy Buffett 1946 - Singer 


Barbara Mandrell 1948 


Sissy Spacek 1949 - Actress 


Desireless 1952 


Steve Wariner 1954 - Country Singer 


Robin Campbell (UB40) 1954 


Annie Lennox 1954 - Singer (Eurythmics) 


Shane McGowan (Pogues) 1957 


Klea Scott 1968 


Noel Hogan 1971 - Musician (Cranberries


Alecia Elliot 1982 - Country singer 

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Eye of the optimist born on dec 25,interesting people who have likely made positive to humankind born. Thanks to this edwise2008 blog for publisher and composer the communicate political figures.
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