Famous People Born On December 16th

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Jane Austen
(Novelist)
Jane Austen
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Birth Year: 1775
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: July 18, 1817

Considered one of the greatest writers in English history, Jane Austen is best known for her six major novels - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Her writing was set among the British landed gentry and dealt with ordinary people in everyday ordinary situation. The author achieved great fame after her death. 

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Theo James
(Actor)
Theo James
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Theo James is best known for his award-winning role of "Four" Tobias Eaton in the Divergent series of films. Audiences also loved him in the series Bedlam and Golden Boy. Theo has also performed for the band Shere Khan and is devoted to the cause of Syrian refugees.
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Krysten Ritter
(Actress Best Known for Her TV Series: 'Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23' and 'Jessica Jones')
Krysten Ritter
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Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Krysten Ritter is an actress and model. She uses her popularity to promote animal rights; she has posed for advertisement campaigns organized by PETA. Also a singer and guitarist, Ritter formed an indie rock duo named Ex Vivian along with her friend William Thomas Burnett. Krysten Ritter is also a writer; her debut novel Bonfire was released in 2017.

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Catherine of Aragon
(Queen Consort of England (1509 - 1533))
Catherine of Aragon
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Birth Year: 1485
Birthplace: Alcala de Henares, Spain
Died: January 7, 1536

Catherine of Aragon was one of the most popular English royal consorts of all time. A patron of Renaissance humanism, she gained widespread admiration for starting a program for the relief of the poor. A woman who was ahead of her time, Catherine commissioned The Education of a Christian Woman, a controversial book promoting women's right to education.

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Zara Larsson
(Swedish Pop Singer Known for Her Singles: ‘Lush Life’, ‘Never Forget You’ and ‘Girls Like’)
Zara Larsson
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden

Zara Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter who achieved national fame at the age of 10 when she won the 2008 season of the popular reality TV series, Talang. She then released her debut studio album and is currently one of the most decorated Swedish singer-songwriters of her generation.

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Benjamin Bratt
(Actor and Producer Known for His Role as Detective ‘Rey Curtis’ on the TV Series ‘Law & Order’)
Benjamin Bratt
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Benjamin Bratt is best known for his Emmy-nominated role of Detective Rey Curtis in Law & Order. He has also played major roles in the series Private Practice and the films Miss Congeniality, Piñero, and Traffic. He also produced the critically acclaimed film Dolores. He supports Native American causes.
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Park Seo-joon
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Popularly known as the master of romantic comedy in South Korea, Park Seo-joon is an award-winning actor. Having played important roles in popular television dramas, such as She Was Pretty and What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, Park is the man of many women's dreams. His popularity increased when he made an appearance in the Academy Award-winning film Parasite.

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Wassily Kandinsky
(Russian Painter, Art Theorist and a Pioneer in Abstract Art)
Wassily Kandinsky
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Birth Year: 1866
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 13, 1944
Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky is considered the pioneer of abstract art. Known for notable works such as On White II and Study for Improvisation, he was a prominent artist of the Blue Rider Period and experimented with expressionism. He also earned a professorship at the University of Dorpat
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Philip K. Dick
(American Science Fiction Writer)
Philip K. Dick
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 2, 1982

Philip K. Dick was an American writer who was known for his work that explores varied social and philosophical themes. Dick's novels have inspired films like Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau. In 2005, his novel Ubik was included in Time magazine's list of 100 greatest novels published in English since 1923.

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Billy Gibbons
(Guitarist, Singer)
Billy Gibbons
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Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Houston
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J. B. Smoove
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Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
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Bill Hicks
(Comedian)
Bill Hicks
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Valdosta, Georgia, United States
Died: February 26, 1994

Stand-up comedian Bill Hicks was known for his controversial themes, which included religion and politics. He was ranked fourth on Channel 4's 2010 list of the "100 Greatest Stand-Up Comics.” He had also experimented with music before his untimely death due to pancreatic cancer at age 32.

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Jyoti Amge
(Actress, Shortest Living Woman)
Jyoti Amge
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Jyoti Amge, with a height of a little over 2 feet, holds the Guinness record for being the world’s shortest woman alive. Her condition is due to achondroplasia. She has been featured on shows such as Bigg Boss and also appeared as Ma Petite in American Horror Story: Freak Show.
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Miranda Otto
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Brisbane
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke
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Birth Year: 1917
Birthplace: Minehead, Somerset, England
Died: March 19, 2008
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is best known for his short story The Sentinel, which became the basis of the screenplay of Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke spent the final years of his life in Sri Lanka and hosted shows such as Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World.
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Mats Hummels
(Association football player)
Mats Hummels
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach
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Veronica Porché Ali
(Muhammad Ali’s Ex-Wife, Psychologist)
Veronica Porché Ali
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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Margaret Mead
(Cultural Anthropologist)
Margaret Mead
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Birth Year: 1901
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Died: November 15, 1978

One of the most celebrated anthropologists to have ever existed, Margaret Mead is remembered for his research on a broad range of topics, such as sexual conventions in Western society. Of her 23 books, the most talked-about was the bestseller Coming of Age in Samoa.

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Liv Ullmann
(Norwegian Actress, Director Best Known for Her Films: 'The Emigrants', 'Faithless' and 'Face to Face')
Liv Ullmann
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Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Tokyo,Japan
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Joyce Bulifant
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Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States
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William Perry
(American football player)
William Perry
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Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Aiken
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Donovan Bailey
(Former Sprinter)
Donovan Bailey
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Manchester, Jamaica

Donovan Bailey is a retired Jamaican-Canadian sprinter. He once held the world record for the 100 meters and is considered the greatest Canadian sprinter of all time. Noted for his top speed, he became the first Canadian to legally break the 10-second barrier in the 100 meters. In 2004,  he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

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Leopold I of Belgium
(First King of the Belgians (1831-1865))
Leopold I of Belgium
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Birth Year: 1790
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: December 10, 1865
Leopold I, the youngest son of Duke Francis of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, was the first king of Belgium and reigned from 1831 to 1865. He fought against Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars. He rejected the throne of Greece. His reign is known for establishing Belgium's first railway and for its modernization.
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Anna Popplewell
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: London
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George Santayana
(Regarded as One of the Most Important Thinkers of the First Half of the 20th Century)
George Santayana
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Birth Year: 1863
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 26, 1952

One of George Santayana’s initial works, The Sense of Beauty, spoke about aesthetics, an oft-repeated topic in his later works. The Spanish-born American philosopher and Harvard professor is remembered for his quote “Only the dead have seen the end of war,” which has often been misattributed to Plato.

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Scott Storch
(Record producer whose most successful solo production hit was)
Scott Storch
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
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David Johnson
(American football player)
David Johnson
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Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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Ritika Singh
(Actress)
Ritika Singh
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Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Santo Versace
(Businessman)
Santo Versace
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Reggio Calabria

Santo Versace is an Italian businessman and politician. He is the president and co-CEO of Gianni Versace SpA, a luxury fashion company. He is also a shareholder of Viola Reggio Calabria Basketball. As a politician, he is a member of the Alliance for Italy political party. Previously, he was a member of The People of Freedom group. 

Alexander I of Yugoslavia
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Birth Year: 1888
Birthplace: Cetinje, Montenegro
Died: October 9, 1934

Alexander I of Yugoslavia reigned as the king of Yugoslavia from 1921 until his death in 1934. During a state visit to France, Alexander was murdered by Bulgarian Vlado Chernozemski. The assassination inspired the opening of Christopher Hyde's book, The Second Assassin. Alexander's life and career inspired a TV series titled Alexander of Yugoslavia.

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Christopher Biggins
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Oldham
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Howard Graham Buffett
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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Wilfred Ndidi
(Footballer)
Wilfred Ndidi
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Lagos
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Steven Bochco
(Producer)
Steven Bochco
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Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: April 1, 2018
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Lieke Martens
(Association football player)
Lieke Martens
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Bergen, Netherlands
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Jonathan Scarfe
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Mame Biram Diouf
(Senegalese footballer)
Mame Biram Diouf
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Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Dakar
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Antrel Rolle
(American football player)
Antrel Rolle
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Homestead, Florida, United States
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Zoltan Kodaly
(Creator of the ‘Kodaly Method’ of Music Education.)
Zoltan Kodaly
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Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Kecskemét, Hungary
Died: March 6, 1967

Hungarian composer and folk music legend Zoltan Kodaly pioneered what is known as the Kodály method of music education. His style reflected a fusion of Hungarian, Italian, and French tunes. His music originated from years of research on folk music in Hungarian villages, leading to his thesis on the same.

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Robert Lee Jun-fai
(Founder of a Hong Kong beat band called The Thunderbirds)
Robert Lee Jun-fai
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Hong Kong
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Sir Noël Peirce Coward
(English Playwright, Composer and Actor Best Known for His Wit and Flamboyance)
Sir Noël Peirce Coward
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Birth Year: 1899
Birthplace: Teddington, England
Died: March 26, 1973

Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English composer, playwright, singer, director, and actor. Renowned for his flamboyance and wit, Coward's style and work continue to influence popular culture. A recipient of several prestigious awards, including an Academy Honorary Award, Coward did not acknowledge his homosexuality publicly, although it was later discussed by biographers like Graham Payn.

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Danielle Lloyd
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Birth Year: 1983
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK
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Dhinchak Pooja
(YouTuber)
Dhinchak Pooja
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Mayur Vihar, New Delhi
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Sam Robards
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Todd Glass
(Comedian)
Todd Glass
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Clifford Robinson
(Basketball Player)
Clifford Robinson
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: August 29, 2020
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James Mangold
(Director)
James Mangold
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Alcides Escobar
(Baseball player)
Alcides Escobar
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: La Sabana, Venezuela
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Dan Le Batard
(Sportswriter)
Dan Le Batard
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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Sid Eudy
(Wrestlers)
Sid Eudy
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: West Memphis, Arkansas, USA

The uniqueness and individuality of December 16 individuals is dependent on the astrological influence of the two planets, Jupiter and Neptune. While the former is the ruling planet of the zodiacal group of Sagittarius, the latter rules the actual date in which these individuals are born. Thus, the two planets together cast their astral influence and modify some of the arch characteristic traits of those born on this date from fellow Sagittarians. People sharing their birthdate on December 16 are disciplined folks with a deep sense of honesty and trustworthiness. They are honest and tactful in their endeavor with an added friendliness, charm and refinement. They have a spirited attitude and lots of energetic disposition. The only thing that these individuals need to work on is their tendency to get restless and moody. Also, December 16 folks can be a tad stubborn and opinionated causing isolated and argumentative behaviour in negative situations and circumstances.

Personality traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on December 16

Personality
Sagittarians born on December 16 have unique personality traits and characteristic features. Endowed with a discipline nature and modest approach, these people are knowledgeable and experienced folks. They have much wisdom and their understanding and astuteness is praiseworthy. Blessed with an artistic temperament, December 16 individuals are balanced in their methodology. They very well understand that success equals creative accomplishment, not money and thus can live on little as well as long as they can get an opportunity to express their inner desires and aspirations. A traveller by heart, unlike other Sagittarians, December 16 individuals love constant changes and do not like to stick to routine. They believe that routine life can bring in monotony and boredom.

Health
Health issues foray into the lives of December 16 individuals due to the attitude that these people carry towards healthy living. People born on this date hate to be told how to take care of their health. When things become worse, instead of referring to a doctor and adhering to the advice given by him/her, these people tend to get more stubborn and obstinate. December 16 individuals need to understand the value of including nutritious food in the daily diet. They should also learn that only by attaining good health can they maintain sound body condition and overall vitality. Also, including daily exercise and maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for those born on this date. They need to learn that an active lifestyle do not just promotes emotional health and well-being but also physical uprightness as well.  

Finance
The financial condition of individuals born on December 16 is usually sound. These people have a good sense about monetary matters and understand very well that money does not equal success. Like all Sagittarians, December 16 born natives also have a good luck with money. They earn well and do not face any financial crisis situation for most part. However, it is their inherently present over-generous streak that these people need to watch out for, while splurging their money.  

Career
December 16 individuals mostly take long to settle down to an ideal career option. These people are seen working at their talent for many years, while taking up a job that secures them a fat paycheck. Only when they have polished their skills and are perfect at it do they aim to make a career out of their own choice. December 16 men and women are drawn towards creative enterprises. Vocational choices that allow them to be creative and artistic are perfect options to explore. Whatever job they take up, they perform with complete dedication and loyalty and thus, reach the success ladder quite fast.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Relationships are not easy to form for individuals born on December 16. These people have the habit of pushing people away from them at times when they need them the most. However, this should not be mistaken as cold attitude as these people have an intense love nature and are very warm and cordial. Nevertheless, the same can be experienced by only but a few who successfully get through their mind and heart. When in love, these people are intensely loving and caring. They shower utmost respect and admiration to their love mates. They attend to the needs and desires of their love interest and are considerate towards them. As far as parenting is concerned, December 16 individuals are strict disciplinarians. They are rule-conscious and prefer their children to abide by the instructions set.

Lucky Color: Dark Green Shades
Lucky Number: 7, 16, 25, 34, 43, 52
Lucky Days (of the week): Monday, Thursday
Lucky Days (of the month): 7, 16, 25