Birthdays in History in December 1937

  • Dec 1 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
  • Dec 2 Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)
  • Dec 3 Stephen Rubin, English attorney/shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas)
  • Dec 3 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • Dec 7 Thad Cochran, (Sen-R-Miss)
  • Dec 8 Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch undersecretary of Defense (CDA)
  • Dec 8 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman (d. 2004)
  • Dec 11 Adrian J Vlok, South African NP-minister of Law & Order (1986- )
  • Dec 11 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Dec 12 Buford Pusser, American sheriff (d. 1974)
  • Dec 15 John [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs)
  • Dec 16 Edward Ruscha, American artist (Pop Art), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dec 17 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)
  • Dec 17 John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)
  • Dec 17 Calvin Waller, US Army general (d. 1996)
  • Dec 21 Harald V, King of Norway (1991-present)
  • Dec 21 Donald F. Munson, American politician
  • Dec 22 Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician
  • Dec 23 Karol Joseph Bobko, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 26 John Horton Conway, British mathematician
  • Dec 26 Jay Heimowitz, American poker player
  • Dec 28 Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
  • Dec 31 Nicolas Born, German writer, born in Duisburg (d. 1979)
  • Dec 31 Avram Hershko, Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry, born in Karcag, Hungary