Famous People Born in December 1942

  • Dec 1 John Crowley, US, sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • Dec 1 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 2 Bob E Smith, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 2 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
  • Dec 3 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • Dec 4 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
  • Dec 4 Gemma Jones, English actress
  • Dec 5 Randy Kirby, actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 6 Peter Handke, Austrian writer
  • Dec 7 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 7 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Alex [Alexander] Johnson, American professional baseball player, born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 8 Bobby Elliott, rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Dec 8 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • Dec 8 Mario Savio, American political activist, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Dick Butkus, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 9 Joe McGinniss, author (Selling of President 1968), born in Rye, New York
  • Dec 9 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • Dec 10 Bear Bossu, [Berend F Gertenbach], actor/vocalist (Pub Chantant)
  • Dec 10 Ralph Tavares, American musician (Tavares), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dec 10 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • Dec 11 Karen Susman, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962)
  • Dec 11 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)
  • Dec 13 Anna Eshoo, American politician
  • Dec 14 David Band, British banker (BZW) (d. 1996)
  • Dec 14 Rex Thompson, American actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 14 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress
  • Dec 14 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Dave Clark, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • Dec 16 Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island
  • Dec 17 Bernard Hill, Manchester, actor (Bellman & True, New World, Bounty)
  • Dec 17 Paul Butterfield, blues musician (Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Dec 17 Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian military leader and politician (President of Nigeria 2015-), born in Daura, Katsina State

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Dec 18 William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
  • Dec 18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • Dec 19 Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer
  • Dec 19 Rufus [Jacques Narcy], French actor (Amélie), born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme)
  • Dec 20 Robert L Hayes, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 21 Carla Thomas, US singer (Let Me Be Good to You)

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Dec 21 Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (2002-12) and President of the People's Republic of China (2003-13), born in Taizhou, Jiangsu

Paramount Leader of China Hu Jintao
Paramount Leader of China
Hu Jintao
  • Dec 21 Reinhard Mey, German singer
  • Dec 22 Dick Parry, English saxophonist (Pink Floyd, 'Money'), born in Kentford, Suffolk
  • Dec 23 Friedrich Schenker, composer
  • Dec 23 Jerry Koosman, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • Dec 25 Francoise Durr, France, tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)
  • Dec 25 Mani Kaul, director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha)
  • Dec 26 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • Dec 26 Earl Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • Dec 26 Ernie Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • Dec 26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
  • Dec 26 Marco Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo, Guatemalan president
  • Dec 26 Gray Davis, former Governor of California
  • Dec 27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dec 27 Byron Browne, baseball player
  • Dec 27 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Dec 28 Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 29 Rick Danko, Blayney Ontario, Canadain musician (The Band)
  • Dec 29 Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor, (d. 2012)
  • Dec 30 Fred Ward, SD California, actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox)
  • Dec 30 Michael Nesmith, rocker (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 30 Robert Quine, American guitarist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Dec 30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • Dec 30 Guy Edwards, English racing driver
  • Dec 30 Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • Dec 31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire