Famous People Born in December 1953

  • Dec 2 Jay Dean Haas, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 2 Meg Griffin, DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
  • Dec 2 Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Trio)
  • Dec 3 Franz Klammer, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 4 Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 5 Jonathan Lewis, trombonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • Dec 5 Larry Zbyszko, [Living Legend, Whistler], wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF)
  • Dec 6 Gina Hecht, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 6 Kin Shriner, Indiana, actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals)
  • Dec 6 Thomas Hulce, American actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park), born in Detroit, Michigan,
  • Dec 6 Wil Shriner, NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)
  • Dec 6 Gary Ward, American baseball player
  • Dec 7 Bertin Osborne, Italian entertainer

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Dec 8 Sam Kinison, American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 1992)

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • Dec 8 Roy Firestone, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 8 Kim Basinger, American actress
  • Dec 8 Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
  • Dec 9 John Malkovich, actor/director (Killing Fields), born in Christopher, Illinois
  • Dec 9 World B Free, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors)
  • Dec 10 Jack Scalia, actor/director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)
  • Dec 10 Diane Schuur, American jazz singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Dec 11 Bess Armstrong, Balt Md, actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws)
  • Dec 11 Peter Isacksen, Dover NH, actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie)
  • Dec 12 Bruce Kulick, rock guitarist/singer (KISS)
  • Dec 13 Ray Stewart, Matsqui BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Dunhill Cup)
  • Dec 13 Tom Sanders, Jackson Wyoming, aerial cameraman (Living Daylights)
  • Dec 13 Zoltan Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)

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Dec 13 Ben Bernanke, American economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-14), born in Augusta, Georgia

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • Dec 13 Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • Dec 14 Joe Toplyn, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 14 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
  • Dec 14 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer
  • Dec 14 Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Dec 14 Mikael Odenberg, Swedish politician
  • Dec 15 J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer
  • Dec 16 Filip Bolluyt, Dutch actor (Daybreak)
  • Dec 17 Barry Livingston, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17 Ikue Mori, Japanese experimental drummer and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Dec 17 Mark Gane, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 17 Bill Pullman, Hornell NY, actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day)
  • Dec 17 Samuel Hadida, film distributor
  • Dec 18 Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], rock guitarist (Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 18 Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen bard
  • Dec 19 Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)
  • Dec 21 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter (Clean Up Woman), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 21 Andras Schiff, pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Dec 21 Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)
  • Dec 21 Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
  • Dec 22 Bernnadette Stanis, American actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 22 David Leisner, composer
  • Dec 23 John Callahan, actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 23 Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
  • Dec 23 Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia
  • Dec 24 François Loos, French politician
  • Dec 25 Arnella Flynn, Errol Flynn's daughter, born in Rome, Italy
  • Dec 25 Dave Wasick, American NFL player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 26 Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
  • Dec 26 Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Dec 26 Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic
  • Dec 26 Henning Schmitz, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Dec 27 Arthur Kent [The Scud Stud], American newscaster (prominent Gulf War coverage for NBC), born in Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 27 Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)
  • Dec 28 Richard Clayderman, pianist (Amour, Romantic America)
  • Dec 28 Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)
  • Dec 29 Kate Schmidt, US javelin thrower (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Dec 29 Stanley Tookie Williams, American author/murderer (executed 2005)
  • Dec 29 Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
  • Dec 30 Daniel T Barry, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Dec 30 Bill Kazmaier, American powerlifter
  • Dec 30 Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
  • Dec 30 Meredith Vieira, American television journalist
  • Dec 31 James Remar, actor (48 Hours, Rent-a-Cop, Cotton Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 31 Jane Badler, actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 31 Yahya Ould Hademine, Mauritanian 13th Prime Minister of Mauritania (2014-present), born in Timbédra, French West Africa