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December 2 is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 29 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

  • 503Emperor Jianwen of Liang, emperor of the Chinese Liang dynasty (d. 551)
  • 1501Queen Munjeong, Korean queen (d. 1565)
  • 1578Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1641)
  • 1599Thomas Bruce, 1st Earl of Elgin, Scottish nobleman (d. 1663)

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1901Raimundo Orsi, Argentinian-Italian footballer (d. 1986)
  • 1906Peter Carl Goldmark, Hungarian-American engineer (d. 1977)
  • 1909Arvo Askola, Finnish runner (d. 1975)
  • 1909 – Walenty Kłyszejko, Estonian–Polish basketball player and coach (d. 1987)
  • 1909 – Joseph P. Lash, American activist and author (d. 1987)
  • 1910Russell Lynes, American photographer, historian, and author (d. 1991)
  • 1910 – Taisto Mäki, Finnish runner (d. 1979)
  • 1912George Emmett, English cricketer and coach (d. 1976)
  • 1913Marc Platt, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2014)
  • 1914Bill Erwin, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1914 – Adolph Green, American playwright and composer (d. 2002)
  • 1915Takahito, Prince Mikasa of Japan (d. 2016)
  • 1916Howard Finster, American minister and painter (d. 2001)
  • 1917Sylvia Syms, American singer (d. 1992)
  • 1921Carlo Furno, Italian cardinal (d. 2015)
  • 1922Iakovos Kambanelis, Greek author, poet, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1923Maria Callas, American-Greek soprano and actress (d. 1977)
  • 1924Jonathan Frid, Canadian actor (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Alexander Haig, American general and politician, 59th United States Secretary of State (d. 2010)
  • 1924 – Else Marie Pade, Danish composer (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1925Julie Harris, American actress (d. 2013)
  • 1928Guy Bourdin, French photographer (d. 1991)
  • 1929Dan Jenkins, American journalist and author (d. 2019)
  • 1929 – Leon Litwack, American historian and author (d. 2021)
  • 1930Gary Becker, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – David Piper, English race car driver
  • 1931Nigel Calder, English journalist, author, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1931 – Masaaki Hatsumi, Japanese martial artist and educator, founded Bujinkan
  • 1931 – Wynton Kelly, American pianist and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1931 – Edwin Meese, American lawyer, 75th United States Attorney General
  • 1931 – Gareth Wigan, British film studio executive (Star Wars, Chariots of Fire) (d. 2010)
  • 1933Peter Robin Harding, English marshal and pilot
  • 1933 – Mike Larrabee, American sprinter and educator (d. 2003)
  • 1934Tarcisio Bertone, Italian cardinal
  • 1934 – Andre Rodgers, Bahamian baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1935David Hackett Fischer, American historian, author, and academic
  • 1937Manohar Joshi, Indian lawyer and politician, 15th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
  • 1939Yael Dayan, Israeli journalist, author, and politician
  • 1939 – Francis Fox, Canadian lawyer and politician, 48th Secretary of State for Canada
  • 1939 – Harry Reid, American lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada (d. 2021) [14]
  • 1940Willie Brown, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 2019)
  • 1941Mike England, Welsh footballer and manager
  • 1941 – Tom McGuinness, English guitarist, songwriter, author, and producer
  • 1942Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Icelandic political scientist and academic
  • 1943Wayne Allard, American veterinarian and politician
  • 1944Ibrahim Rugova, Kosovan journalist and politician, 1st President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
  • 1944 – Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek singer-songwriter
  • 1944 – Botho Strauß, German author and playwright
  • 1945Penelope Spheeris, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Alan Thomson, Australian cricketer
  • 1946John Banks, New Zealand businessman and politician, 38th Mayor of Auckland City
  • 1946 – Pedro Borbón, Dominican-American baseball player (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – David Macaulay, English-American author and illustrator
  • 1946 – Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer, founded Versace (d. 1997)
  • 1947Isaac Bitton, Moroccan-French drummer and songwriter
  • 1947 – Tommy Jenkins, English footballer and manager
  • 1947 – Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist and author
  • 1948Elizabeth Berg, American nurse and author
  • 1948 – T. Coraghessan Boyle, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1948 – Patricia Hewitt, Australian-English educator and politician, English Secretary of State for Health
  • 1948 – Toninho Horta, Brazilian guitarist and composer
  • 1948 – Antonín Panenka, Czech footballer
  • 1950John Wesley Ryles, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian political scientist and academic
  • 1950 – Benjamin Stora, Algerian-French historian and author
  • 1950 – Paul Watson, Canadian activist, founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  • 1952Carol Shea-Porter, American social worker, academic, and politician
  • 1954Dan Butler, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1956Steven Bauer, Cuban-American actor and producer
  • 1957Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian political scientist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Health
  • 1958Andrew George, English politician
  • 1958 – Vladimir Parfenovich, Belarusian canoe racer and politician
  • 1958 – George Saunders, American short story writer and essayist
  • 1959Kelefa Diallo, Guinean general (d. 2013)
  • 1960Peter Blakeley, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960 – Razzle, English rock drummer (d. 1984)
  • 1960 – Rick Savage, English singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1960 – Silk Smitha, Indian film actress[15]
  • 1962John Dyegh, Nigerian businessman and politician
  • 1963Brendan Coyle, English actor
  • 1963 – Ann Patchett, American author
  • 1963 – Rich Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and scout
  • 1963 – Ron Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1965Shane Flanagan, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1966Philippe Etchebest, French chef and television host
  • 1966 – Jinsei Shinzaki, Japanese wrestler and promoter, co-founded Sendai Girls' Pro Wrestling
  • 1967Mary Creagh, English scholar and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
  • 1968David Batty, English footballer
  • 1968 – Darryl Kile, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1968 – Lucy Liu, American actress and producer
  • 1968 – Nate Mendel, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1968 – Rena Sofer, American actress
  • 1969Ulrika Bergquist, Swedish journalist
  • 1969 – Chris Kiwomya, English footballer
  • 1969 – Pavel Loskutov, Estonian runner
  • 1969 – Tanya Plibersek, Australian journalist and politician, 45th Australian Minister of Health
  • 1970Maksim Tarasov, Russian pole vaulter
  • 1970 – Treach, American rapper and actor
  • 1971Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor and singer
  • 1971 – Rachel McQuillan, Australian tennis player
  • 1971 – Jüri Reinvere, Estonian-German composer and poet
  • 1971 – Francesco Toldo, Italian footballer
  • 1971 – Mine Yoshizaki, Japanese illustrator
  • 1972Sergejs Žoltoks, Latvian ice hockey player (d. 2004)
  • 1973Graham Kavanagh, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Monica Seles, Serbian-American tennis player
  • 1973 – Lee Steele, English footballer
  • 1973 – Jan Ullrich, German cyclist
  • 1975Mark Kotsay, American baseball player
  • 1976Eddy Garabito, Dominican baseball player
  • 1976 – Masafumi Gotoh, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1977Siyabonga Nomvethe, South African footballer
  • 1978Jarron Collins, American basketball player and coach
  • 1978 – Jason Collins, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1978 – Luigi Malafronte, Italian footballer
  • 1978 – Peter Moylan, Australian baseball player
  • 1978 – Maëlle Ricker, Canadian snowboarder
  • 1978 – David Rivas, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 – Andrew Ryan, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1978 – Christopher Wolstenholme, English singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1979Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1979 – Michael McIndoe, Scottish footballer
  • 1979 – Abdul Razzaq, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1980Adam Kreek, Canadian rower
  • 1980 – Darryn Randall, South African cricketer (d. 2013)
  • 1981Maria Ferekidi, Greek canoe racer
  • 1981 – Eric Jungmann, American actor
  • 1981 – Danijel Pranjić, Croatian footballer
  • 1981 – Britney Spears, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1982Christos Karipidis, Greek footballer
  • 1982 – Matt Ware, American football player
  • 1983Chris Burke, Scottish footballer
  • 1983 – Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
  • 1983 – Jaime Durán, Mexican footballer
  • 1983 – Jana Kramer, American actress and singer
  • 1983 – Aaron Rodgers, American football player
  • 1983 – Daniela Ruah, Portuguese-American actress
  • 1984Péter Máté, Hungarian footballer
  • 1985Amaury Leveaux, French swimmer
  • 1985 – Dorell Wright, American basketball player
  • 1986Song Ha-yoon, South Korean actress
  • 1986 – Claudiu Keșerü, Romanian footballer
  • 1986 – Tal Wilkenfeld, Australian bass player and composer
  • 1988Alfred Enoch, English actor
  • 1988 – Stephen McGinn, Scottish footballer
  • 1989Etta Bond, English singer-songwriter
  • 1989 – Matteo Darmian, Italian footballer
  • 1989 – Cassie Steele, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1990Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1990 – Gastón Ramírez, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1991Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, Canadian skier
  • 1991 – Charlie Puth, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1993Haruka Ishida, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1993 – Kostas Stafylidis, Greek footballer
  • 1994Fumika Shimizu, Japanese actress and model
  • 1994 – Tomokaze Yūta, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1995Uladzislau Hancharou, Belarusian trampolinist
  • 1995 – Inori Minase, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
  • 1998JuiceWRLD, American rapper, singer and songwriter (d. 2019)[16]

Deaths

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1918Edmond Rostand, French poet and playwright (b. 1868)
  • 1924Kazimieras Būga, Lithuanian linguist and philologist (b. 1879)
  • 1927Paul Heinrich von Groth, German scientist who systematically classified minerals and founded the journal Zeitschrift für Krystallographie und Mineralogie (b. 1843)
  • 1931Vincent d'Indy, French composer and educator (b. 1851)[19]
  • 1936John Ringling, American businessman, co-founded Ringling Brothers Circus (b. 1866)
  • 1943Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian journalist and author (b. 1902)
  • 1944Josef Lhévinne, Russian pianist and educator (b. 1874)
  • 1944 – Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Egyptian-Italian poet and composer (b. 1876)
  • 1944 – Eiji Sawamura, Japanese baseball player and soldier (b. 1917)
  • 1950Dinu Lipatti, Romanian pianist and composer (b. 1917)
  • 1953Reginald Baker, Australian rugby player (b. 1884)
  • 1953 – Trần Trọng Kim, Vietnamese historian, scholar, and politician, Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1883)
  • 1957Harrison Ford, American actor (b. 1884)
  • 1957 – Manfred Sakel, Ukrainian-American neurophysiologist and psychiatrist (b. 1902)
  • 1966L. E. J. Brouwer, Dutch mathematician and philosopher (b. 1881)
  • 1966 – Giles Cooper, Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1918)
  • 1967Francis Spellman, American cardinal (b. 1889).[20]
  • 1969José María Arguedas, Peruvian anthropologist, author, and poet (b. 1911)
  • 1969 – Kliment Voroshilov, Ukrainian-Russian marshal and politician, 3rd Head of State of The Soviet Union (b. 1881)
  • 1974Sylvi Kekkonen, Finnish writer and wife of President of Finland Urho Kekkonen (b. 1900)[21]
  • 1974 – Max Weber, Swiss lawyer and politician (b. 1897)
  • 1976Danny Murtaugh, American baseball player and manager (b. 1917)
  • 1980Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, Indian-Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1905)
  • 1980 – Romain Gary, Lithuanian-French author, director, and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1981Wallace Harrison, American architect, co-founded Harrison & Abramovitz (b. 1895)
  • 1982Marty Feldman, English actor and comedian (b. 1933)
  • 1982 – Giovanni Ferrari, Italian footballer and manager (b. 1907)
  • 1983Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1904)
  • 1985Philip Larkin, English poet, author, and librarian (b. 1922)
  • 1986Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, businessman, and television producer (b. 1917)
  • 1986 – John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist and academic (b. 1912)
  • 1987Luis Federico Leloir, French-Argentinian physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 1987 – Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Belarusian physicist, astronomer, and cosmologist (b. 1914)
  • 1988Karl-Heinz Bürger, German colonel (b. 1904)
  • 1988 – Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1990Aaron Copland, American composer and conductor (b. 1900)
  • 1990 – Robert Cummings, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1908)
  • 1993Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord (b. 1949)
  • 1995Robertson Davies, Canadian author, playwright, and critic (b. 1913)
  • 1995 – Roxie Roker, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 1995 – Mária Telkes, Hungarian–American biophysicist and chemist (b. 1900)
  • 1997Shirley Crabtree, English wrestler (b. 1930)
  • 1997 – Michael Hedges, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)
  • 1999Charlie Byrd, American guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2000Gail Fisher, American actress (b. 1935)
  • 2002Ivan Illich, Austrian priest and philosopher (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Arno Peters, German cartographer and historian (b. 1916)
  • 2003Alan Davidson, British soldier, historian, and author (b. 1924)
  • 2004Alicia Markova, English ballerina and choreographer (b. 1910)
  • 2004 – Mona Van Duyn, American poet and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2005William P. Lawrence, American admiral and pilot (b. 1930)
  • 2005 – Van Tuong Nguyen, Australian convicted drug trafficker (b. 1980)
  • 2006Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)
  • 2007Jennifer Alexander, Canadian-American ballerina and actress (b. 1972)
  • 2007 – Elizabeth Hardwick, American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1916)
  • 2008Odetta, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (b. 1930)
  • 2008 – Henry Molaison, American memory disorder patient (b. 1926)
  • 2008 – Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian lawyer and businessman (b. 1933)
  • 2008 – Renato de Grandis, Italian composer, musicologist, and writer (b. 1927)
  • 2009Foge Fazio, American football player and coach (b. 1938)
  • 2009 – Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1945)
  • 2012Tom Hendry, Canadian playwright, co-founded the Manitoba Theatre Centre (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Ehsan Naraghi, Iranian sociologist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2013William Allain, American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-French engineer and businessman, founded Orangina (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Marcelo Déda, Brazilian lawyer and politician (b. 1960)
  • 2013 – Junior Murvin, Jamaican singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 2014A. R. Antulay, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Jean Béliveau, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Josie Cichockyj, English basketball player and coach (b. 1964)
  • 2014 – Bobby Keys, American saxophonist (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Don Laws, American figure skater and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2015Sandy Berger, American lawyer and politician, 19th United States National Security Advisor (b. 1945)
  • 2015 – Will McMillan, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – George T. Sakato, American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1921)
  • 2020Pat Patterson, American wrestler (b. 1941) [22][23]

Holidays and observances

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