This Week's Birthdays - Week of December 2

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December 2, 1923 – Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI was an American born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century.

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Maria Callas

December 3, 1985 – Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress and model.

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Amanda Seyfried

December 4, 1969 – Shawn Corey Carter, better known by his stage name Jay-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and occasional actor.

Jay-Z (StreetView)

December 5, 1839 – George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.

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George Armstrong Custer

December 6, 1924 – Emmanuel Frémiet was a French sculptor. He is famous for his sculpture of Joan of Arc in Paris (and its “sister” statue in Philadelphia) and the monument to Ferdinand de Lesseps in Suez.

'Jeune éléphant pris au piège' by Emmanuel Frémiet (StreetView)
'Jeune éléphant pris au piège' by Emmanuel Frémiet

December 7, 1928 – Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political critic, and activist.

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Noam Chomsky

December 8, 1943 – James Douglas “Jim” Morrison was an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead singer of Los Angeles rock band The Doors.

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Jim Morrison