Who Was Born Today – December 5 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 5 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 5
1782 Martin Van Buren, 8th president in the United States–and the first born in the United States.
1839 George Armstrong Custer, Union cavalry leader who met his fate at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
1890 Fritz Lang, film director (Metropolis, M).
1901 Walt Disney, animator and creator of an entertainment empire.
1931 James Cleveland, considered the “King of Gospel.”
1932 Richard Wayne Penniman [Little Richard], singer, musician; important influence on rock ‘n’ roll.
1934 Joan Didion, essayist and novelist (Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play it as it Lays).
1935 Calvin Trillin, journalist and writer.
1947 Jim Plunkett, pro football quarterback.
1963 Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, first to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping.
1969 Morgan J. Freeman, film director; his Hurricane Streets (1997) was the first narrative film to win three awards at the Sundance Film Festival; produced MTV reality shows (16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom).

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