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Born This Day: Dec. 15

37 AD Nero, Roman emperor (Antium—now Anzio, Italy; died 68 AD )
1832 Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, engineer and designer of the Eiffel Tower (Dijon, France; died 1923)
1888 Maxwell Anderson, dramatist (Atlantic, PA; died 1959)
1892 J. Paul Getty, billionaire oilman (Minneapolis, MN; died 1976)
1916 Maurice H. Wilkins, biophysicist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA (Pongaroa, New Zealand; died 2004)
1918 Jeff Chandler, actor (Brooklyn, NY; died 1961)
1922 Philip Rieff, sociologist who examined the impact of Sigmund Freud's ideas on Western culture (Chicago, IL; died 2006)
1928 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, eccentric painter and architect (Vienna, Austria; died 2000)
1931 Edna O'Brien, author (Tuamgraney, Ireland)
1933 Tim Conway, actor/comedian (Willoughby, OH)
1942 Dave Clark, musician, member of the Dave Clark Five (London, England)
1949 Don Johnson, actor (Flat Creek, MO)
1968 Garrett Wang, actor (Riverside, CA)


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