Famous People Born in December 1944

  • Dec 1 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • Dec 1 Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • Dec 1 Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • Dec 1 Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • Dec 1 Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Dec 2 Cathy Lee Crosby, LA, actress (Coach, That's Incredible)
  • Dec 2 Roger Omond, journalist
  • Dec 2 Ibrahim Rugova, first President of Kosovo (d. 2006)
  • Dec 2 Botho Strauß, German author
  • Dec 2 Inger Davidson, Swedish politician
  • Dec 4 Chris Hillman, San Diego Caliafornia, singer (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
  • Dec 4 Dennis Wilson, Hawthorne CA, drummer/vocalist (Beach Boys)
  • Dec 4 François Migault, French racing driver
  • Dec 4 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 5 Jeroen Krabbé, Dutch actor
  • Dec 6 Jonathan King, English singer-songwriter (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) and record producer, born in London
  • Dec 7 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker
  • Dec 7 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist
  • Dec 9 George Baker, [Hans Bouwens], Dutch vocalist (G B Selection)
  • Dec 9 Ki Longfellow, American novelist
  • Dec 9 Bob O'Connor, American politician
  • Dec 10 Tisha Sterling, actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 11 Booker T Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs-Green Onions) [or Nov 12]
  • Dec 11 Brenda Lee, [Brenda Mae Tarpley], Lithonia Ga, singer (I'm Sorry)
  • Dec 11 David Ashley White, composer
  • Dec 11 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Dec 11 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • Dec 11 Jon Garrison, American tenor
  • Dec 12 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
  • Dec 12 Jean Doré, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal
  • Dec 12 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock musician (MC5) (d. 1991)
  • Dec 13 Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor
  • Dec 15 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)

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Dec 15 Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, born in Xapuri, Brazil (d. 1988)

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  • Dec 16 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York
  • Dec 17 Ference Bene, Hungary, record 12 soccer goals (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Dec 17 Jack L[aurence] Chalker, US, sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)
  • Dec 17 Bernard Hill, English actor
  • Dec 18 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), born in Llanelli (d. 2017)
  • Dec 19 Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 19 Richard Leakey, anthropologist
  • Dec 19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • Dec 19 Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
  • Dec 19 William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
  • Dec 19 Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • Dec 20 Gernot Wolfgruber, Austrian writer, born in Gmünd
  • Dec 20 Robert Colomby, American rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 20 Jean Fergusson, English actress
  • Dec 21 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (NY Phil Young People), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (d. 2007)
  • Dec 21 Bill Atkinson, English footballer
  • Dec 22 Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • Dec 22 Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
  • Dec 23 D J D Dees, pharmacist/Dutch minister of WVC (VVD)
  • Dec 23 U C Joshi, cricketer (Sussex off-spinner 1970-74 from India)
  • Dec 23 Wesley Clark, American military officer
  • Dec 24 Erhard Keller, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • Dec 24 Mike Curb, singer (Mike Curb Congregation), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Dec 24 Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay
  • Dec 25 Henry Vestine, rock guitarist (Canned Heat-On the Road Again)
  • Dec 25 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], Seaforth Lancashire, British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)
  • Dec 25 Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Dec 26 Jane Lapotaire, actress (Spirit of the Dead)
  • Dec 27 Mick Jones, rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is)
  • Dec 27 Tracy Nelson, American singer, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dec 28 Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • Dec 28 Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 29 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973)
  • Dec 30 William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy Admiral, former U.S. Central Command commander
  • Dec 31 Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California