Famous People Born On December 31st

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The probability of the personality of December 31st individuals is dependent on Saturn, which is the ruling planet of the zodiacal group of Capricorn, and Uranus, the governor of the actual date in which these individuals are born. Together, the two planets determine the individuality and uniqueness of those born on this date. People sharing their birthday on December 31st are sincere folks with a likeable personality. They have a strong sense of wit and a commonsensical approach to things which makes them a favourite of people. In addition of the humorous temperament, people born on this date have a friendly disposition. However, not all is good with these folks as December 31st individuals are susceptible to stubbornness. They can even be intolerant of certain people or situation, which might cause them to act uncharacteristically.

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 1 
Anthony Hopkins
(Known for His Role as ‘Hannibal Lector’ in Jonathan Demme's ‘The Silence of the Lambs’)
Anthony Hopkins
47
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Margam, Wales, United Kingdom

Highly renowned Welsh actor, Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal of a cannibalistic serial killer in the movie The Silence of the Lambs. The portrayal earned him prestigious awards and also a place in the list of best villains of all time. Other notable films of the celebrated character actor include Remains of the Day, Nixon and Amistad.

 2 
Johnny Sins
(Adult Film Star)
Johnny Sins
40
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, USA
 3 
Gabby Douglas
(Retired Artistic Gymnast and 1st African American to Become the Olympic Individual All-Around Champion)
Gabby Douglas
38
Birth Year: 1995
Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia, United States

Retired artistic gymnast Gabby Douglas became an all-around Olympic champion in 2012, becoming the first African-American to achieve the feat. She is also the first American to win gold in both the individual and team competitions at the same Olympic event. She inspired the biopic The Gabby Douglas Story.

 4 
Alex Ferguson
(One of the Greatest Football Managers of All Time)
Alex Ferguson
47
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Alex Ferguson is known for his 26-year tenure as the manager of the football club Manchester United, from 1986 to 2013. He won 38 trophies with the club, including 13 Premier League titles. The first English Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ferguson has also received the knighthood
 5 
Ben Kingsley
(English Actor Known for His Portrayal of ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ in the Film ‘Gandhi’)
Ben Kingsley
14
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Ben Kingsley is one of the most respected and decorated English actors of his generation. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Kingsley has played iconic characters in popular films, such as Gandhi. In 2002, he was appointed Knight Bachelor for services to the film industry. 

 6 
John Denver
(Best Know for His Songs 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', and 'Annie's Song')
John Denver
28
Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: October 12, 1997

John Denver was one of the highest-selling and most popular singers during the 1970s. He was known for folk, pop and country music. Some of his greatest songs are Take Me Home Country Roads, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on My Shoulders and Annie's Song. He died when a plane he was piloting crashed in California.

 7 
Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Donna Summer
15
Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 17, 2012
 8 
Tim Matheson
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Jonny Quest’)
Tim Matheson
10
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Tim Matheson is best known for his Emmy-nominated role of Vice President John Hoynes in The West Wing. He had significant roles in Hart of Dixie and appeared as Ronald Reagan in the TV movie Killing Reagan. He has also voiced characters in the Batman franchise and other animated series.
 9 
Henri Matisse
(French Visual Artist Known for His Paintings: ‘Woman with a Hat’, 'The Dance', and 'Red Room’)
Henri Matisse
4
Birth Year: 1869
Birthplace: Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Died: November 3, 1954

Henri Matisse was a French artist. Although he was known for his skills as a painter, Matisse was also a renowned sculptor, printmaker, and draughtsman. Along with Picasso, Matisse is regarded as one of the artists who contributed immensely to the revolutionary developments in visual arts. His works also influenced other painters who would adopt a technique called intense colorism.

 10 
Val Kilmer
(Known for Playing Real-Life Figures in Movies)
Val Kilmer
34
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 11 
Lance Reddick
12
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Lance Reddick is an American musician and actor. Over the years, Reddick has contributed immensely to the success of several TV series, such as Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Wire, Fringe, and Bosch. He has also been entertaining children and adults alike by providing his likeness and voice for video games like Quantum Break and Destiny series.

 12 
Bebe Neuwirth
(Actress)
Bebe Neuwirth
9
Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey
Bebe Neuwirth is best known as Lilith Sternin from Cheers and its spin-off, Frasier, a role that won her two Emmys. She is also a talented stage actor, who has delivered Tony Award–winning performances in Sweet Charity and Chicago. A cat lover, she has donated to various animal charities.
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PSY
(Singer-songwriter)
PSY
17
Birth Year: 1977
Birthplace: Gangnam District, South Korea

South Korean singer, rapper, and songwriter, Psy, is known internationally for his hit single Gangnam Style. The music video for the song became the first video to exceed one billion views on YouTube and continues to be one of the most viewed videos on the platform. Psy is credited to have popularized K-Pop in the Western music industry.

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Nicholas Sparks
(Novelist Known for His Best-Selling Tales of Romance and Heartbreak Like 'The Notebook' & 'Dear John')
Nicholas Sparks
9
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Novelist Nicholas Sparks is known for his bestselling books which have been translated into over 50 languages. Eleven of his books, such as Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook, have been adapted into films. He also owns the educational non-profit The Nicholas Sparks Foundation.
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Gong Li
(Chinese Actress)
Gong Li
14
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Shenyang, China
Gong Li is best known for her roles in Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, The Story of Qiu Ju, and the live-action version of Mulan. She was the first Asian to head the jury at both the Berlin and Venice film festivals and served as a FAO goodwill ambassador.
 16 
James Remar
(American Film and Television Actor)
James Remar
6
Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

James Remar is an American actor best known for playing Harry Morgan in the popular crime drama mystery TV series Dexter, for which he received nominations at the Saturn Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2012, his contribution to the American entertainment industry was honored with the Saturn Award for Lifetime Achievement.

 17 
Simon Wiesenthal
(Nazi Hunter)
Simon Wiesenthal
6
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Buczacz
Died: September 20, 2005
Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal survived four Nazi concentration camps, including the notorious Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp. He later devoted his life to finding out information about Nazi war criminals to bring them to trial. He wrote several books on his experiences, such as The Sunflower and I Chased Eichmann.
 18 
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
(King and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia)
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
11
Birth Year: 1935
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been reigning as the King of Saudi Arabia since 23 January 2015. An important political figure, Salman also served as the Minister of Defense from 5 November 2011 to 23 January 2015. Salman also served as the Governor of Riyadh Province on two occasions; from 1956 to 1960 and again from 1963 to 2011.

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Ricky Whittle
1
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Richard Whittle began his career as a model for Reebok. He is best known for his roles of Calvin Valentine in the soap Hollyoaks and Lincoln in The 100. He was also part of the reality show Strictly Come Dancing and the Netflix comedy film Nappily Ever After
 20 
Charles Edward Stuart
(Military Leader)
Charles Edward Stuart
6
Birth Year: 1720
Birthplace: Palazzo Muti, Rome
Died: January 31, 1788
Charles Edward Stuart, also known as "The Young Pretender” and “Bonnie Prince Charlie,” was the son of Prince James, and the grandson of James II. He is best remembered for his role in the 1745 Jacobite Uprising, and his subsequent failure, which became the subject of many folk songs.
 21 
Joey McIntyre
(Singer, Actor)
Joey McIntyre
1
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Needham, Massachusetts, United States
 22 
Jacques Cartier
(Explorer)
Jacques Cartier
133
Birth Year: 1491
Birthplace: Saint-Malo
Died: September 1, 1557
Born in the French fishing town of Saint-Malo, Jacques Cartier was exposed to the world of seafaring quite early in life. His exploration of St. Lawrence River and the Canadian coast led the French to colonize the area later. He is also said to have coined the name "Canada." 
 23 
Richie McCaw
(New Zealand Professional Rugby Union Player)
Richie McCaw
4
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Oamaru, New Zealand

Richie McCaw is a New Zealand retired rugby union player who captained the national team in 110 test matches. One of the most successful captains of the All Blacks team, McCaw helped New Zealand win two Rugby World Cups in 2011 and 2015. In 2019, Richie McCaw was made an inductee of the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

 24 
Jaime Escalante
(Bolivian-American Math Instructor)
Jaime Escalante
18
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: La Paz, Bolivia
Died: March 20, 2010

Jaime Escalante  was a Bolivian-American educator. He is best remembered for teaching calculus to students at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles from 1974 to 1991. He had an illustrious career and was a much-respected figure in teaching.  The film Stand and Deliver is based on his life. He received Presidential Medal for Excellence in Education in 1988. 

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Andreas Vesalius
(Founding Father of the Modern Human Anatomy)
Andreas Vesalius
4
Birth Year: 1514
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 15, 1564

Renaissance physician Andreas Vesalius is credited with illustrating the first anatomy textbook. Born into a family of physicians, he studied at the University of Paris medical school and often dissected corpses retrieved from cemeteries. He was the first to reject Galenic anatomy and to introduce human dissection in anatomy.

 26 
Melanie Scrofano
1
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 27 
Saint Lawrence
(Religious Leader)
Saint Lawrence
1
Birth Year: 0225
Birthplace: Hispania
Died: August 10, 0258

Saint Lawrence was one of the seven deacons of the Roman church serving Pope Sixtus II, who were executed by the Roman emperor Valerian during the persecution of the Christians. As a deacon, he was responsible for the distribution of alms to the poor. He was captured and martyred in 258 AD. His feast day is on 10 August. 

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Tim Considine
(Actor Known for His Acting Roles in the Late 1950s and Early 1960s)
Tim Considine
2
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: March 3, 2022

Tim Considine is an American actor, photographer, automotive historian, and writer. He is best known for his performance in films like The Shaggy Dog and Sunrise at Campobello. He is credited with writing many books, namely The Photographic Dictionary of Soccer, The Language of Sport, and American Grand Prix Racing: A Century of Drivers and Cars.

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Lisa Joyner
(TV Host, Entertainer)
Lisa Joyner
4
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
 30 
Elizabeth Arden
(Cosmetologist)
Elizabeth Arden
1
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 18, 1966
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Heather McCartney
(Artist, Potter)
Heather McCartney
5
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
 32 
Umm Kulthum
(The Voice of Egypt)
Umm Kulthum
4
Birth Year: 1898
Birthplace: El-Senbellawein, Egypt
Died: February 3, 1975
 33 
George Meade
(American Army Officer Who Decisively Defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War)
George Meade
1
Birth Year: 1815
Birthplace: Cádiz, Spain
Died: November 6, 1872

George Meade was a civil engineer and United States Army officer best remembered for decisively defeating Robert E. Lee in the American Civil War. After the war, he played an important role during the Reconstruction era. As a civil engineer, George Meade was involved in the construction of many lighthouses. 

 34 
Taylor Hackford
(Director)
Taylor Hackford
0
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, USA
 35 
Burton Cummings
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Actor, Pianist)
Burton Cummings
1
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Winnipeg

Burton Cummings is a Canadian musician and singer-songwriter. He was the frontman of the rock band The Guess Who from 1966 to 1975. He also enjoyed a highly successful solo career and has been cited as one of the most influential performers in Canadian rock music. He was named an officer of the Order of Canada, in 2009. 

 36 
Scott Ian
(Musician)
Scott Ian
1
Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
 37 
Brent Barry
(Basketball player)
Brent Barry
1
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Hempstead, New York, USA
 38 
Hong Chau
(Actress)
Hong Chau
1
Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Thailand
 39 
George Marshall
(3rd United States Secretary of Defense)
George Marshall
1
Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 16, 1959

George Marshall was an American statesman and soldier who played a key role in the Allied victory during the Second World War. Marshall served as the third US Secretary of Defense from 1950 to 1951. As Secretary of State, George Marshall advocated economic recovery programs to aid post-war European countries, for which he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.

 40 
Ryan Blaney
(Car Racing Driver)
Ryan Blaney
3
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Hartford Township, Ohio, United States
 41 
Junot Díaz
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao')
Junot Díaz
1
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Junot Díaz is a Dominican-American writer who works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a creative writing professor. He is also known for his association with the quarterly political and literary magazine Boston Review, where he works as a fiction editor. In 2017, he was made an inductee of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

 42 
Lynn Compton
(Lead Prosecutor in Sirhan Sirhan’s Trial for the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy)
Lynn Compton
2
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 25, 2012
 43 
Javaris Crittenton
(Basketball player)
Javaris Crittenton
1
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 44 
Michael McDonald
(Stand-up comedian best known for starring in the sketch comedy show MADtv)
Michael McDonald
2
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States
 45 
Andy Summers
(Guitarist)
Andy Summers
1
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England, UK
 46 
Max Mills
(British Singer, YouTuber, TikToker and Part of the Musical Duo Max and Harvey)
Max Mills
3
Birth Year: 2002
Birthplace: Berkshire, England
 47 
Rosalind Cash
(Actress)
Rosalind Cash
2
Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: October 31, 1995
 48 
Jeff Flake
(Political Leaders)
Jeff Flake
4
Birth Year: 1962
Birthplace: Snowflake, Arizona, USA
 49 
Rebecca Rigg
(Actor, Television actor)
Rebecca Rigg
2
Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Sydney
 50 
Barbara Carrera
(She played the James Bond girl Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again)
Barbara Carrera
0
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Bluefields, Nicaragua

Personality Traits & Characteristic of Famous People Born on December 31

Personality
Capricorns born on December 31st are blessed with distinct traits and characteristic. These people are strong and protective yet kind and caring towards others. They possess a serious nature but at the same time have a great sense of humor as well. The ruling planet for the day, Uranus gives these people an added impetus to be goal-oriented and pursuer. Individuals born on this date crave for success and loathe leaving anything unfinished. They achieve great power with the help of tact and diplomacy, thus elevating their standard and position in the world. Unlike other Capricorns, December 31st individuals feel the need to be loved which makes them less guarded and distant. They are dependable and fun loving and have a compassionate side that makes others feel easy in their company.

Health
Good luck brings about good health for individuals born on December 31st. Though these people do not take much effort to maintain a sound and healthy lifestyle, they nevertheless possess a natural vitality that helps them enjoy and reap the benefits of healthy living. Thus, even by neglecting exercise and nutritional requirements, December 31st individuals do not face much issues regarding physical healthiness. The only matter of concern for these people is periodic problem with sleep which is mostly drawn upon due to tension, stress and worry. December 31st individuals need to control their proneness to anxiety to experience sound sleep and thus good emotional, psychological and physical health.

Finance
Earning money seems to come naturally for individuals born on December 31st. These people have a fortunate luck regarding money and are great at finding different ways to earn money. However, it is the spending part that these people need to be careful about. December 31st individuals need to be cautious while spending money and take care not to indulge in unnecessary gambling, even if they are tempted to do so. Only when the same is secured can these people enjoy unruffled financial position all through life.

Career
December 31st individuals take a long time to settle down to a particular career. For most of the times, these people stay undecided on what career route to take up until they gain experience in several different types of work. Despite being ambitious, versatile and dependable, these people have a hard time settling on what they want. However, once the choice is made, December 31st people find no problem in reaching the topmost position in work. They are hardworking and diligent and tend to well in career that allow them to use their creativity and social skills.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Relationships are important for individuals born on December 31. These people share a cordial relationship with parents, siblings, friends and relatives. In matters of love, they are mostly reserved at the initial stages. Since these people do not wish to need a soul mate, they often hold back on their emotions for quite a while. However, once they find their true soul mate, they start building in trust in him/her and slowly let their guard down. Towards the partner, these people are supportive and practical. They are incredibly warm and devoted and expect the same in return. A perfect partner is one who shares their belief in being totally faithful and trustworthy. As far as parenting is concerned, December 31st men and women make excellent parents. They are extremely loving and considerate towards their children. It is through parenthood that these people develop the ease of the expression and evoke their fun-loving characteristics.

Lucky Color: Electric Blue, Electric White, Multi Color
Lucky Number: 4, 13, 22, 31, 40, 49, 58
Lucky Days (of the week): Sunday, Tuesday
Lucky Days (of the month): 4, 22, 31