Famous People Born in December 1940

  • Dec 1 Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)
  • Dec 1 Mike Denness, cricketer (England batsman & captain mid-70s), (d. 2013)

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Dec 1 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Pecoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • Dec 1 Ron Finn, NHL linesman, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 2 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
  • Dec 2 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
  • Dec 3 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • Dec 4 Freddy Cannon, [Picariello], Lynn Ma, rocker (Palisades Park)
  • Dec 4 Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
  • Dec 5 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
  • Dec 5 Peter Pohl, Swedish writer
  • Dec 5 Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler
  • Dec 6 Steve Alaimo, rocker (Mashed Potatoes), born in Rochester, New York
  • Dec 6 Lawrence Bergman, Quebec politician
  • Dec 7 Kumar Shahani, writer/director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan)
  • Dec 7 Stan Boardman, English comedian
  • Dec 8 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks)
  • Dec 8 Brant Alyea, American baseball player
  • Dec 9 Sammy Strain, US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)
  • Dec 10 William Fred Dempster, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Berkeley, California
  • Dec 11 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Dionne Warwick, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 12 Sharad Pawar, Indian politician
  • Dec 13 Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente)
  • Dec 13 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 14 Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
  • Dec 15 Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)/sportscaster (NBC)
  • Dec 16 Dimitri van Toren, Dutch vocalist/composer
  • Dec 17 Kåre Valebrokk, Norwegian journalist
  • Dec 18 Arnold Long, cricketer (prolific wicketkeeper for Surrey & Sussex)
  • Dec 18 Bramwell Morrison, member of Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • Dec 19 Phil Ochs, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Dec 20 Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • Dec 21 Frank Zappa, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 21 Paul, [Ray Hildebrand], Tx, singer (Hey Paula)
  • Dec 23 Eugene Record, US singer (Chi Lites-Give it Away)
  • Dec 23 Jorma Kaukonen, rock guitarist (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 23 Robert Labine, French-Canadian politician
  • Dec 24 Anthony Fauci, US health official
  • Dec 24 Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- )
  • Dec 24 Sharon Farrell, Sioux City, Iowa, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless)
  • Dec 25 Frans Moor, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Dec 25 Peter Brown, rocker, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Pete Brown, English musician and songwriter (Cream), born in Ashtead, Surrey
  • Dec 26 Harmen Siezen, Dutch TV-journal host
  • Dec 26 Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 26 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Kansas City, KS, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 27 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
  • Dec 28 Alvin Singleton, American composer, born in New York City
  • Dec 28 Lonnie Liston Smith, US jazz performer (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady)
  • Dec 29 Brigitte Kronauer, writer
  • Dec 29 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
  • Dec 30 James Burrows, TV producer and director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)
  • Dec 31 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Dec 31 Mani Neumeier, German musician (Guru Guru)