Famous People Born in December 1928

  • Dec 4 Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20)
  • Dec 4 Dena Dietrich, American actress
  • Dec 6 Bert Geoffrey Achong, inventor (electron microscopist)
  • Dec 6 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)

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Dec 7 Noam Chomsky, American linguist (founded transformational grammar), philospher and political activist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • Dec 7 Raymond Henry Charles Warren, composer
  • Dec 8 Ulric Neisser, Kiel, Germany, America psychologist (Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Bell Curve task force head), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 9 Dick Van Patten, actor (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), born in Queens, NY (d. 2015)
  • Dec 9 André Milhoux, Belgian racing driver
  • Dec 10 John Colicos, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 10 Dan Blocker, De Kalb Texas, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
  • Dec 11 Tomas Gutierrez Alea, filmmaker
  • Dec 12 Helen Frankenthaler, NY, abstract expressionist artist (Arden)
  • Dec 12 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
  • Dec 12 Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (Jamila)
  • Dec 13 W Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Dec 13 Jack Tramiel, Lodz Poland, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 15 Jimmy Nelson, ventriloguist (Nestles, Farfel), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 15 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (d. 2000)
  • Dec 15 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • Dec 16 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian
  • Dec 16 Philip K[indred] Dick, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 17 Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist
  • Dec 17 Eli Beeding, Sherman, TX, Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 18 Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal
  • Dec 19 Galt MacDermot, composer (Letting Down My Hair), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 19 Michael Hurd, composer
  • Dec 19 Nathan Oliveira, American artist
  • Dec 20 Charles Donald Adams, singer
  • Dec 20 Jack Christiansen, Kansas, NFL hall of famer defensive back (Lions)
  • Dec 21 Ed Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 21 Thomas Rajna, composer
  • Dec 22 Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
  • Dec 23 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer
  • Dec 23 Buddy Harman, Country music drummer (Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • Dec 25 Earl Brown, Salt Lake City Ut, actor (Stovall-Operation Petticoat)
  • Dec 28 Kamillo Lendvay, composer
  • Dec 28 Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (d. 2001)
  • Dec 29 Bernard Cribbins, Oldham England, actor (Val Doonican Show)
  • Dec 30 Bo Diddley, [Ellas Bates], Miss, rock `n' roll pioneer (Bo Diddley)
  • Dec 31 Hugh McElhenny, NFL halfback (SF, Minnesota, Giants, Detroit)
  • Dec 31 Ross Barbour, singer (4 Freshmen), born in Columbus, Indiana
  • Dec 31 Veijo Meri, Finnish writer, born in Viipuri (d. 2015)
  • Dec 31 Siné, French cartoonist
  • Dec 31 Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)