Birthday: December 19, 1980
Jacob Benjamin “Jake” Gyllenhaal is an actor best known for his role as Jack Twist in the epic romantic drama ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which earned him an Academy award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The good looking actor, once counted amongst the “50 Most Beautiful People” by the ‘People’ magazine, goes to great lengths to avoid being stereotyped as just another one of those pretty faces in Hollywood
Birthday: December 19, 1969
Kristen Noel “Kristy” Swanson is an American actress who gained fame for playing Buffy Summers in the cult film ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, Rebecca “Becky” Granger in the telefilm ‘Nightingales’ and the short-lived NBC show of the same name, Erica Paget in CBS drama ‘Early Edition’, and Marlowe Viccellio in ‘Psych’.
Birthday: December 19, 1972
Alyssa Jayne Milano is an American actor, known for her work in popular television series like ‘Charmed,’ ‘Romantically Challenged,’ and ‘Who’s the Boss?’ Milano was born and brought up in New York. She spent her childhood with her parents, who are no strangers to the film and television fraternity.
Birthday: December 19, 1934
Pratibha Devisingh Patil is an Indian politician who served as the 12th President of the Republic of India. Having served from 2007 to 2012, she was preceded by Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and succeeded by Pranab Mukherjee. A Political Science and Economics postgraduate, Patil also chose to get a law degree and started practising at Jalgaon District Court in Maharashtra, her home state. Her transition to the world of politics came about in the early 1960s
Birthday: December 19, 1910
Jean Genet was a French playwright, novelist, essayist, poet, and political activist. Born to a prostitute, Genet started his life as a vagabond and a petty thief. However, his writings in prison revealed his true forté. He was patronized by writers such as Jean Cocteau and Jean-Paul Sartre. Some of his most prominent works were the novels ‘Our Lady of the Flowers’ and ‘The Thief’s Journal’ and the plays ‘The Balcony,’ ‘The Screens,’ and ‘The Maids.’ In his later life, Genet turned into a political activist.