Famous People Born in December 1916

  • Dec 1 Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, born in Dongping County, Shandong province (d. 2015)
  • Dec 2 John Bentley, Warwickshire England, actor (Chair)
  • Dec 4 Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer (d. 1994)
  • Dec 6 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (d. 1986)
  • Dec 7 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (d. 1988)
  • Dec 8 Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep
  • Dec 8 Richard Fleischer, American film director (d. 2006)
  • Dec 9 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)

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Dec 9 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York

  • Dec 11 Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban-born bandleader (d. 1989)

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Dec 14 Shirley Jackson, writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

  • Dec 15 Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)
  • Dec 16 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer
  • Dec 16 Udom Patpongsiri, property developer
  • Dec 17 Antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes)
  • Dec 17 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (d. 2000)
  • Dec 18 Betty Grable, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 19 Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)
  • Dec 19 Hal Hastings, American orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 19 Mervyn Wallace, cricketer (13 Tests for NZ, latterly as capt)
  • Dec 20 Michel Chartrand, Quebec union leader
  • Dec 21 Eve Perrick, journalist
  • Dec 21 John Boon, publisher (Mills and Boon), born in King's Lynn, Norfolk (d. 1996)
  • Dec 23 Dino Risi, Italian film director and screenwriter
  • Dec 25 Daniel Devoto, composer
  • Dec 26 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 2005)
  • Dec 27 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
  • Dec 28 Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
  • Dec 31 Suzy Delair, actress (Utopia, White Paws), born in Paris, France