Famous People Born in December 1917

  • Dec 1 Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
  • Dec 1 William Tracy, Pitts, actor (To the Shores of Tripoli)
  • Dec 2 Ezra Stone, US, actor/producer (Henry Aldrich)
  • Dec 2 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), (d. 1992)
  • Dec 5 Simone Gallimard, publisher
  • Dec 5 Ken Downing, English racing driver (d. 2004)
  • Dec 6 Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977)
  • Dec 6 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • Dec 8 Rufo I Wever, Aruban pianist/composer (Ca'i Organ)
  • Dec 9 James Angleton, head of counterintelligence for the CIA (d. 1987)
  • Dec 9 James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • Dec 10 Sultan Yahya Petra, King of Malaysia (d. 1979)
  • Dec 12 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist
  • Dec 13 Dave Street, actor/singer (Broadway Open House), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 13 John Hart, American actor
  • Dec 14 Elyse Knox, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dec 14 Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg-spinner (West Indian of post-WWII years)
  • Dec 14 June Taylor, American choreographer (d. 2004)
  • Dec 15 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)

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Dec 16 Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Dec 16 Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Sindhi scholar
  • Dec 17 Louis Salvador Palange, composer
  • Dec 18 Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)
  • Dec 19 Graham Sharp, British ice skater (d. 1995)
  • Dec 20 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
  • Dec 21 Alicia Alonso, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Dec 21 Andre Eglevsky, choreographer (Limelight)
  • Dec 21 Sophie Masloff, American politician
  • Dec 22 Andrew Fielding Huxley, physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Gene Rayburn, TV game show host (Match Game), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • Dec 22 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)
  • Dec 24 Kim Jong-suk, Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution" (d. 1949)
  • Dec 26 Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes
  • Dec 27 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
  • Dec 27 Onni Palaste, Finnish writer
  • Dec 28 Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87)

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Dec 29 Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1998)

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • Dec 30 Nancy Coleman, Everett WA, actress (Edge of Darkness)
  • Dec 30 Seymour Melman, American industrial engineer (d. 2004)