Famous People Born in December 1920

  • Dec 2 Robert Moevs, composer
  • Dec 4 Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)
  • Dec 4 Jeanne Manford, Flushing, Queens, gay rights activist, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 4 Nadir Afonso, Chaves, Portugal, geometric abstractionist painter, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 6 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 6 George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • Dec 7 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian cyclist, (d. 2012)
  • Dec 7 Tatamkulu Afrika, South African poet and writer (d. 2002)
  • Dec 8 Emmanuel McDonald Bailey, Trinidad, 100m runner (Olympic-bronze-1952)
  • Dec 8 Ron Gulliford, educationalist
  • Dec 9 Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), born in Livorno (d. 2016)
  • Dec 10 Ragnhild Hveger, Denmark, 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
  • Dec 10 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)
  • Dec 10 Stanko Todorov, Bulgarian communist politician, Prime Minister of Bulgaria (1971-81), born in Klenovik (d. 1996)
  • Dec 11 Eddy Firestone, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 12 Fred Kida, American comics artist, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 13 Don Taylor, actor (Father's Little Dividend), born in Freeport, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 13 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified)
  • Dec 13 George P. Schultz, economist and US Secretary of State (1982-89), born in New York City
  • Dec 13 Kaysone Phomvihane, President of Laos (Pathet Lao) (1991-92), born in Na Seng village, Khanthabouli district (d. 1992)
  • Dec 14 Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • Dec 14 Quinton Hazell, businessman
  • Dec 14 Clark Terry, American trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 15 Kurt Schaffenberger, American comics artist (d. 2002)
  • Dec 17 Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)
  • Dec 17 Kenneth E. Iverson, Canadian computer scientist (d. 2004)
  • Dec 18 Rita Streich, German singer
  • Dec 18 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • Dec 19 David Susskind, American TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 19 Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]
  • Dec 19 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Bolt, West Virginia
  • Dec 21 Bob Bindig, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 21 Jean Gascon, Canadian actor (d. 1988)
  • Dec 24 Dave Bartholomew, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill), born in Edgard, Louisiana
  • Dec 24 Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  • Dec 25 Artur Agostinho, Lisbon Port, actor (Capas Negras, Leao da Estrela)
  • Dec 25 Henry Charnock, oceanographer
  • Dec 26 Gote Carlid, Swedish composer, born in Hogbo near Sandviken (d. 1953)
  • Dec 27 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (d. 2005)
  • Dec 28 Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 28 Bruce McCarty, South Bend, Indiana, architect (1982 World Fair), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 29 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire (d. 1994)
  • Dec 29 Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress (Way We Were, Welcome to LA)
  • Dec 30 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist
  • Dec 30 Michael Allinson, London England (George Washington)
  • Dec 30 Jack Lord, American actor (Steve McGarrett in Hawaii FIVE-O, God's Little Acre), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Dec 31 Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)