Who Was Born Today – December 8 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 8 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 8
65 BC Quintus “Horance” Horatius Flaccus, Roman poet and satirist best known for his three books Odes.
1542 Mary, Queen of Scotland (1542-67).
1626 Christina, Queen of Sweden (1644-54).
1765 Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.
1894 James Thurber, American writer, cartoonist and editor (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).
1906 Richard Llewellyn, author (How Green Was My Valley).
1913 Delmore Schwartz, poet and writer.
1916 Richard Fleischer, film director, (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Soylent Green).
1922 Jean Ritchie, singer, songwriter of folk music (“Blue Diamond Mines”).
1925 Sammy Davis Jr., singer (“The Candy Man”), dancer, actor (Ocean’s 11); member of the “Rat Pack”.
1930 Maximilian Schell, actor, writer, director, producer; won Academy Award for Best Actor for Judgement at Nuremberg (1961).
1933 Flip Wilson (Clerow Wilson Jr.), comedian and actor; won a Golden Globe and two Emmy Awards for his 1970s TV variety series, The Flip Wilson Show.
1939 Sir James Galway, virtuoso flute player known as “The Man With the Golden Flute.”
1941 Bobby Elliott, drummer, member of the band The Hollies.
1943 Jim Morrison, singer, songwriter, poet; lead singer for The Doors and Rick & the Ravens.
1943 Larry Martin, paleontologist; leading opponent of the “birds are living dinosaurs” theory.
1947 Gregg Allman, singer, songwriter, musician; founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.
1953 Kim Basinger, actress, singer, producer; won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for L.A. Confidential (1997).
1964 Teri Hatcher, actress; Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series; won Golden Globe for Best Actress as Susan Mayer on Desperate Housewives TV series.
1966 Sinead O’Connor, Irish singer, songwriter; has frequently generated controversy with her views on social issues such as organized religion and women’s rights.

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