Famous People Born in December 1947

  • Dec 1 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • Dec 1 Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league footballer
  • Dec 2 Dhiraj Parsana, cricket pace bowler (Indian v WI 1978-79)
  • Dec 2 Michael Green, English TV/video producer
  • Dec 2 Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist
  • Dec 2 Tommy Jenkins, English football player
  • Dec 4 Ursula Krechel, writer
  • Dec 4 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span)
  • Dec 5 Jim Messina, rocker (Loggins & Messina-Your Mamma Don't Dance)
  • Dec 5 Jim Plunkett, American NFL quarterback (New England, Oakland), born in San Jose, California
  • Dec 5 Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39)
  • Dec 5 Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician
  • Dec 5 Tony Gregory, Irish politician
  • Dec 6 Miroslav Vitous, rocker
  • Dec 6 Lawrence Cannon, Canadian politician

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Dec 7 Johnny Bench, MLB catcher (Reds), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
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Johnny Bench
  • Dec 7 Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer
  • Dec 7 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi)
  • Dec 7 Vincent Baggetta, actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Dec 7 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer
  • Dec 8 Belinda Balaski, Inglewood CA, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling)
  • Dec 8 Frans Leijnse, Dutch politician (PvdA 2nd Chamber)
  • Dec 8 Geoff Daking, American rocker (Blue Magoos)
  • Dec 8 Gregg Allman, guitarist/vocalist (Allman Brothers Band), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2017)
  • Dec 8 Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 8 Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sámi writer
  • Dec 9 Tom Daschle, American politician
  • Dec 9 Jaak Jõerüüt, Soviet-born Estonian politician
  • Dec 10 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • Dec 10 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (d. 1980)
  • Dec 10 Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician
  • Dec 11 Tom Fuccello, actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 Ralph Scala, rock musician
  • Dec 13 Les Joslin, cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2)
  • Dec 13 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Dec 14 Christopher Parkening, guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 14 Linda Sutton, English artist
  • Dec 14 Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte
  • Dec 15 Rodney Bingenheimer, Pioneering American radio personality
  • Dec 16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England
  • Dec 16 Vincent Matthews, US, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Dec 17 Marilyn Hassett, LA Ca
  • Dec 17 Simon Bates, English DJ
  • Dec 17 Wes Studi, actor (Last of the Mohicans)
  • Dec 18 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 19 Janie Fricke, South Whitley In, singer (It Ain't Easy Bein' Easy)
  • Dec 20 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer
  • Dec 21 Paco de Lucía, Spanish musician
  • Dec 22 Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
  • Dec 22 Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi)
  • Dec 23 Bill Rodgers, marathon runner (Boston, NY)
  • Dec 24 Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC
  • Dec 25 Connie Petracek, Chambersburg PA, pistol shooter (Olympics 92, 96)
  • Dec 26 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
  • Dec 26 Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
  • Dec 26 James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Dec 27 Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as "Ax" of Demolition
  • Dec 27 Janet Perry, American soprano
  • Dec 27 Willy Polleunis, Belgian athlete
  • Dec 28 Andrew Olle, broadcaster
  • Dec 28 Aurelio Rodriguez, baseball player
  • Dec 28 Dick Diamonde, [Van Der Sluys], Hilversum, rock bassist (Easybeats)
  • Dec 29 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
  • Dec 29 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers, 3 Men & A Baby, CSI), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 29 Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)
  • Dec 30 Jeff Lynne, rocker (ELO-Telephone Line, Travelling Wilburys)
  • Dec 30 Michael Burns, Mineola LI, actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train)
  • Dec 30 Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)
  • Dec 31 Burton Cummings, rock guitarist (Guess Who-These Eyes)
  • Dec 31 Tim Matheson, California, actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek)
  • Dec 31 Rita Lee, Brazilian Rock Star