Who Was Born Today – December 2 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 2 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 2
1837 Dr. Joseph Bell, British physician believed to be the prototype of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective Sherlock Holmes.
1859 Georges Seurat, French painter, founder and leader of the Pointilism style.
1863 Charles Ringling, one of the seven Ringling brothers of circus fame.
1884 Ruth Draper, actress and writer.
1885 Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer and lawyer (Zorba the Greek).
1896 Georgi Zhukov, Soviet general who captured Berlin during World War II.
1906 Peter Carl Goldmark, engineer, developed the first commercial color television and the long-playing phonograph record.
1912 Henry Armstrong, the only boxer to hold three titles simultaneously.
1925 Alexander Haig, American army general and Secretary of State for President Ronald Reagan.
1948 T. Corgaghessan Boyle, novelist and short story writer (Water Music).
1939 Harry Reid, politician; the Nevada Democrat served as Senate Majority Leader (2007– ).
1944 Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (1992–2000) and was re-elected by parliament (2002–2006).
1954 Stone Phillips, Emmy-winning journalist; co-anchor of Dateline NBC.
1963 Ann Patchett, author; her novel Bel Canto received the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award (2002).
1981 Brittany Spears, singer, songwriter, actress; her … Baby One More Time (1999) became the best-selling album to date (2013) by a teenage solo artist.

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