Birthdays in History 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 3 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • Dec 6 Peter Handke, Austrian writer
  • Dec 8 Mario Savio, American political activist, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Joe McGinniss, Rye NY, author (Selling of President 1968)
  • 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 16 Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island

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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 19 Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 25 Mani Kaul, director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha)
  • Dec 26 Marco Vinicio Cerezo ArĂ©valo, Guatemalan president
  • Dec 26 Gray Davis, former Governor of California
  • Dec 28 Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • Dec 30 Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian