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Notable Birthdays for December 12

Those born on this date include:

- John Jay, first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, in 1745
- French novelist Gustave Flaubert in 1821
- Norwegian painter Edvard Munch in 1863
- Actor Edward G. Robinson in 1893
- English writer Patrick O'Brian in 1914
- Singer/actor Frank Sinatra in 1915
- TV game show host Bob Barker in 1923 (age 89)
- Former New York Mayor Edward Koch in 1924 (age 88)
- Basketball Hall of Fame member Bob Pettit in 1932 (age 80)
- Singers Connie Francis in 1938 (age 74) and Dionne Warwick in 1940 (age 72)
- Rock musician Dickey Betts in 1943 (age 69)
- Actor Tom Wilkinson in 1948 (age 64) and Bill Nighy in 1949 (age 63)
- Former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby in 1952 (age 60)
- Musician Sheila E in 1957 (age 55), former tennis star Tracy Austin in 1962 (age 50)
- And actor Mayim Bialik in 1975 (age 37).

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