The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

December 31st famous birthdays

Brooklyn McKnight

Brooklyn McKnight (21)

American YouTuber and actress

Max Mills

Max Mills (18)

British singer and YouTube star

Harvey Mill

Harvey Mill (18)

English singer

Bailey McKnight

Bailey McKnight (21)

American YouTube star

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson (79)

Scottish footballer and manager

Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglas (25)

American gymnast

Ben Kingsley

Ben Kingsley (77)

English actor

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins (83)

Welsh-American actor and composer

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer (61)

American actor

Victoria Bachlet

Victoria Bachlet (21)

American TikTok star

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks (55)

American author

Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr. (43)

American businessman and son of Donald Trump

Emily Paulichi

Emily Paulichi (17)

American YouTube personality

Juztjosh

Juztjosh (19)

American internet star

TanqR

TanqR (21)

English YouTuber

John Denver

John Denver (1943 - 1997)

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Sharky

Sharky (25)

Dutch YouTube star

PSY

PSY (43)

South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer

Drew Taggart

Drew Taggart (31)

American DJ and songwriter

NoahsNoah

NoahsNoah (19)

English YouTube star

Iskall

Iskall (35)

Swedish YouTuber

Bella Anderson

Bella Anderson (16)

American TikTok star

Donna Summer

Donna Summer (1948 - 2012)

American singer-songwriter

Nadia Parkes

Nadia Parkes (25)

English actress

Jacy July

Jacy July (31)

Brazilian YouTube star

Sam Faiers

Sam Faiers (30)

English model and reality star

Cozi Zuehlsdorff

Cozi Zuehlsdorff (22)

American actress

Gong Li

Gong Li (55)

Chinese actress

George Marshall

George Marshall (1880 - 1959)

American general and politician, 50th United States Secretary of State

Matilda Devries

Matilda Devries (17)

British singer and YouTube star

Joey McIntyre

Joey McIntyre (48)

American singer-songwriter and actor

Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth (62)

American actress

Max Bowden

Max Bowden (26)

English actor

Hunter Schafer

Hunter Schafer (21)

American actress and model

Ricky Whittle

Ricky Whittle (39)

English actor

Charles Edward Stuart

Charles Edward Stuart (1720 - 1788)

Italian husband of Princess Louise of Stolberg-Gedern

Taylor Hackford

Taylor Hackford (76)

American director and producer

Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick (58)

American actor

Jenna Compono

Jenna Compono (28)

American reality star

Diane von Fürstenberg

Diane von Fürstenberg (74)

Belgian-American fashion designer

Simon Wiesenthal

Simon Wiesenthal (1908 - 2005)

Austrian Nazi hunter

Scott Ian

Scott Ian (57)

American musician

Richie McCaw

Richie McCaw (40)

New Zealand rugby union footballer

Patrick Chan

Patrick Chan (30)

Canadian figure skater

Melii

Melii (23)

American singer

Craig Gordon

Craig Gordon (38)

Scottish footballer

Brent Barry

Brent Barry (49)

American basketball player

Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce (60)

English footballer

Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond (66)

Scottish politician, 4th First Minister of Scotland

On this day

December 31 in History

  • 1600

    December 31, 1600:

    A royal charter in England incorporates the East India Company, a company formed to exploit trade with India, East Asia and Southeast Asia.

  • 1775

    December 31, 1775:

    The British defeat American troops in the Battle of Quebec.

  • 1857

    December 31, 1857:

    Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom names Ottawa as the capital city of Canada.

  • 1879

    December 31, 1879:

    “Pirates of Penzance”, a comic opera by Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert, is premiered at New York City’s Fifth Avenue Theatre.

  • 1904

    December 31, 1904:

    New Year’s Eve celebration debuts in Time Square, New York City.

  • 1972

    December 31, 1972:

    American baseball player Roberto Clemente dies in a plane crash while on his way to Nicaragua with relief items for earthquake survivors.

  • 1991

    December 31, 1991:

    The Soviet Union goes out of existence following the member unions’ decision to be independent countries earlier in the month.

  • 1999

    December 31, 1999:

    The control of the Panama Canal is officially handed to Panama by the United States.

  • 2004

    December 31, 2004:

    The Taipei 101 opens in Taipei, Taiwan as the world’s tallest building, standing at 508 meters.