Happy Birthday to these Capricorn's who were born on December 24th.

  1. 1166 - King John of England (d. 1216)
  2. 1389 - John VI, Duke of Brittany (d. 1442)
  3. 1475 - Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)
  4. 1491 - Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish founder of the Jesuit order (d. 1556)
  5. 1508 - Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)
  6. 1609 - Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683)
  7. 1698 - William Warburton, English Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1779)
  8. 1724 - Johann Conrad Ammann, Swiss physician and naturalist (d. 1811)
  9. 1754 - George Crabbe, English poet and naturalist (d. 1832)
  10. 1761 - Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (d. 1831)
  11. 1798 - Adam Mickiewicz, Polish poet (d. 1855)
  12. 1809 - Kit Carson, American frontiersman (d. 1868)
  13. 1812 - Karl Eduard Zachariae, German jurist (d. 1894)
  14. 1818 - James Prescott Joule, British physicist (d. 1889)
  15. 1822 - Matthew Arnold, English poet (d. 1888)
  16. 1837 - Elisabeth of Bavaria, Empress of Austria (d. 1898)
  17. 1845 - King George I of Greece (d. 1913)
  18. 1867 - Kantaro Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)
  19. 1868 - Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (d. 1941)
  20. 1879 - Émile Nelligan, Quebec poet (d. 1941)
  21. 1880 - Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
  22. 1881 - Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  23. 1886 - Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
  24. 1887 - Louis Jouvet, French actor and producer (d. 1951)
  25. 1893 - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (Chattanooga Choo Choo - I Only Have Eyes for You) (d. 1981)
  26. 1894 - Georges Guynemer, French aviator (d. 1917)
  27. 1895 - E. Roland Harriman, American financier (d. 1978)
  28. 1898 - Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (d. 1967)
  29. 1898 - Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  30. 1900 - Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician, Premier of Newfoundland (d. 1991)
  31. 1905 - Howard Hughes, American film producer and inventor (d. 1976)
  32. 1910 - Fritz Leiber, American writer (d. 1992)
  33. 1914 - Herbert Reinecker, German writer
  34. 1920 - Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  35. 1922 - Ava Gardner, American actress (d. 1990)
  36. 1923 - George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  37. 1923 - Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
  38. 1924 - Lee Dorsey, American singer (d. 1986)
  39. 1925 - Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  40. 1926 - Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  41. 1929 - Mary Higgins Clark, American author
  42. 1931 - Mauricio Kagel, Argentine composer
  43. 1931 - Ray Bryant, American jazz pianist and composer
  44. 1937 - Félix Miéli Venerando, Brazilian football player
  45. 1941 - John Levene, British actor
  46. 1943 - Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
  47. 1944 - Daniel Johnson, Jr., Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec
  48. 1944 - Mike Curb, American musician, record company executive and politician
  49. 1945 - Lemmy Kilmister, British singer, bassist (Motörhead)
  50. 1945 - Nicholas Meyer, American author
  51. 1946 - Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist (d. 2005)
  52. 1949 - Randy Neugebauer, American politician
  53. 1950 - Dana Gioia, American poet
  54. 1951 - John D'Acquisto, baseball player
  55. 1954 - José María Figueres, Costa Rican politician, President 1994-1998
  56. 1955 - Clarence Gilyard, American actor
  57. 1957 - Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan
  58. 1957 - Diane Tell, Quebec singer
  59. 1959 - Keith Deller, darts player
  60. 1960 - Carol Vorderman, British television presenter
  61. 1963 - Mary Ramsey, American singer (10,000 Maniacs)
  62. 1966 - Diedrich Bader, American actor
  63. 1968 - Doyle Bramhall II, American guitarist
  64. 1969 - Mark Millar, Scottish comic book writer
  65. 1970 - Will Oldham, American songwriter
  66. 1971 - Christopher Daniels, American professional wrestler
  67. 1971 - Ricky Martin, Puerto Rican singer
  68. 1972 - Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer
  69. 1973 - Eddie Pope, American soccer player
  70. 1974 - Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
  71. 1974 - Ryan Seacrest, American television host
  72. 1981 - Dima Bilan, Karachay-Russian pop artist
  73. 1982 - Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor