Famous People Born in December 1926

  • Dec 1 Allyn Ann McLerie, Quebec, actress (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds)
  • Dec 1 Keith Michell, actor and theatre director (6 Wives of Henry VIII), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2015)
  • Dec 1 Robert Symonds, Bristow Oklahoma, actor (Robert E. Lee-Blue & Gray)
  • Dec 3 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • Dec 6 Martti Katajisto, Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)
  • Dec 7 Victor Kermit Kiam II, CEO (Remington shavers)/NFL owner (Patriots)
  • Dec 7 Wolfgang Ludewig, composer
  • Dec 9 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • Dec 9 Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)
  • Dec 10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
  • Dec 10 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • Dec 10 Harry Fowler, Lambeth, London, actor (Great: Isambard Kingdom Brunel), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 11 Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)
  • Dec 13 Carl Erskine, baseball player (Bkln Dodgers)
  • Dec 13 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
  • Dec 14 Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 14 Tests in 50's, 29 wkts)
  • Dec 16 Alfred Koerppen, composer
  • Dec 16 James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)
  • Dec 17 Jeremy Brooks, English writer (Jampot Smith), born in Southampton (d. 1994)
  • Dec 17 Patrice Wymore, Miltonville KS, actress (The Big Tree), (d. 2014)
  • Dec 17 Ray Jablonski, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Dec 18 Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
  • Dec 19 Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)
  • Dec 19 Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN
  • Dec 19 Herb Stempel, American game show contestant
  • Dec 20 David Levine, US painter
  • Dec 20 Otto Graf Lambsdorff, German politician
  • Dec 21 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage (d. 1985)
  • Dec 21 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, actor (Rio Bravo), born in Aguilares Texas
  • Dec 21 Joe Paterno, American college hall of football coach (Penn State) and Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of 1986, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Peggy Castle, Appalachia Va, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman)
  • Dec 23 Dusan Kostic, composer
  • Dec 23 James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker
  • Dec 23 Robert Bly, US, poet/editor/translator (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds)
  • Dec 24 Ronald Draper, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1949-50)
  • Dec 24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  • Dec 25 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban composer and musician (d. 1987)
  • Dec 26 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • Dec 26 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
  • Dec 26 Zlatko Pibernik, composer
  • Dec 26 Geoffrey Howe, British politician (Chancellor and Foreign Secretary under Thatcher), born in Aberavon, Glamorganshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 27 Jerome Courtland, actor (Tonka, Tharus), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Dec 28 Donald Carr, English cricketer and MCC official, Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Dec 30 Stanley Tracey, Denmark Hill, London, jazz composer, (d. 2013)