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Notable Birthdays for December 22

Those born on this date include:

- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Frank Kellogg in 1856
- Opera composer Giacomo Puccini in 1858
- Former Philadelphia Athletics' Manager Connie Mack, the Dean of Baseball, in 1862
- British film executive J. Arthur Rank in 1888
- Former first lady Claudia Lady Bird Johnson, wife of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, in 1912
- TV game show host Gene Rayburn in 1917
- Actors Barbara Billingsley in 1915 and Hector Elizondo in 1936 (age 76)
- Baseball Hall of Fame member Steve Carlton in 1944 (age 68)
- TV news anchor Diane Sawyer in 1945 (age 67)
- Robin Gibb and twin brother Maurice Gibb in 1949, members of the Bee Gees pop group (Saturday Night Fever)
- Actor Ralph Fiennes in 1962 (age 50)
- And singer Jordin Sparks in 1989 (age 23).

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