Famous People Born in December 1924

  • Dec 2 Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd Pa, US Secretary of State (1981-82)/General
  • Dec 2 Jonathan Frid, actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows)
  • Dec 3 John Backus, inventor (FORTRAN computer language)
  • Dec 3 Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • Dec 3 Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • Dec 4 John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
  • Dec 5 George Savalas, actor (Kojak), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • Dec 6 Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 6 Sergey Yablonsky, Moscow, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998)
  • Dec 7 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver (d. 2005)

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Dec 7 Mário Soares, 17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2017)

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Dec 12 Ed Koch, lawyer and politician (NY Mayor (D) 1977-89), Judge (People's Court), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Dec 12 Francis Miroglio, composer
  • Dec 12 Nevit Kodali, composer
  • Dec 12 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
  • Dec 13 Larry Doby, 1st African American in baseball's AL (Cleve Indians)
  • Dec 14 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
  • Dec 14 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Dec 14 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor (d. 1988)
  • Dec 15 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
  • Dec 19 Edmund Purdom, England, actor (Asissi Underground, Pieces)
  • Dec 19 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Dec 19 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)

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Dec 19 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Dec 19 Gary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
  • Dec 19 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Dec 20 Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)
  • Dec 20 Ingeborg E A "Inge" Beekman, actress (Horizon)
  • Dec 20 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
  • Dec 21 Johan W "Jo" van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)
  • Dec 21 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Frank Corsaro, NY harbor, opera director
  • Dec 22 Geraldine Page, actress (Interiors, Beguiled), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Dec 23 Floyd Kalber, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dec 24 Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28)
  • Dec 24 Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)
  • Dec 24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, Pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mines), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 1986)
  • Dec 24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • Dec 25 Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Dec 25 Henry Sy Sr. Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King' in Amoy China
  • Dec 26 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • Dec 27 James A McClure, (Sen-R-Idaho)
  • Dec 27 Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania (1961-78)
  • Dec 27 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
  • Dec 28 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)
  • Dec 31 Victoria Draves, US, platform/springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Dec 31 Taylor Mead, American actor