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Born In December? You Might Share a Birthday With This Famous Person

People are born every single day. But we share a special bond with people born in the same month as us- more so if they were born on the same day. Since we often allocate certain traits to people born in a certain month, it’s normal that we feel some kind of similarity between ourselves and our ‘month mates.’ This article is dedicated to stars born in December.

Frank Sinatra: No talent wasted

The famous singer and actor Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915. Scarred on his left jaw by the forceps used to deliver him, Sinatra didn’t always have it easy. However, he couldn’t be stopped from becoming an idol.

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Popularly known as ‘Ol Blue Eyes,’ Frank shot into stardom by singing with famous 1930s bands. Then, in the 1940’s, he began to act. He won an Oscar for “From Here to Eternity” and also started his show in the 1950s.

Sammy Davis Jr.: Lived for the show business 

Born on December 8, 1925, Sammy Davis was a dancer, standup comedian, vaudevillian, Broadway musical performer, and movie actor. Sammy’s stage performance career kickstarted when he was just four years old.

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His 1933 film debut in “Rufus Jones For President,” when he was just seven, proved to many that he was a natural; his parents were vaudevillians– what did they expect? He also did famous impressions of celebrities like Michael Jackson.

Jane Austen: Tried to avoid the spotlight but failed

Jane Austen, the novelist we can’t ever forget, was born on December 16, 1775. Jane had always written novels from a very young age, but she never published any until 1811, when she was 36. 

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At 21, she wrote “Pride and Prejudice” but didn’t publish it until 1813, two years after “Sense and Sensibility.” All her novels were anonymously published; her identity was revealed after her death at age 41. After her death, two of her novels were published.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Not just a replacement for Mozart

Iconic German composer and performer Ludwig van Beethoven was born on the 16th of December. Many people don’t know Ludwig was a rock star in European concert halls and royal courts. Well, he had to stop.

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At age 30, Ludwig’s hearing started failing, making him focus on composing only. His famous work, “Symphony No. 9,” was made in 1824, during a period that could be called his ‘comeback period’. His works are still famous today.

Shirley Jackson: Her aspirations couldn’t be stopped

The literary star Shirley Jackson was born on December 14, 1916. Despite being a housewife and a mother of four, Shirley’s literary prowess shined. In 1948, within just two hours, she wrote a short story based on an idea she had been thinking of. 

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That 2-hour story is “The Lottery,” a horror story about a small town where residents draw slips of paper and an unlucky person is stoned to death. Shirley also wrote other horror and humor stories. To date, “The Lottery” remains a masterpiece. 

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