Birthdays in History in December 1944

  • 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 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 7 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker
  • Dec 9 Ki Longfellow, American novelist
  • Dec 9 Bob O'Connor, American politician
  • Dec 12 Jean Doré, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal

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

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
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Chico Mendes
  • Dec 17 Jack L[aurence] Chalker, US, sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)
  • Dec 19 Richard Leakey, anthropologist
  • 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 21 Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat (d. 2007)
  • Dec 23 D J D Dees, pharmacist/Dutch minister of WVC (VVD)
  • Dec 23 Wesley Clark, American military officer
  • Dec 24 Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay
  • Dec 28 Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • Dec 28 Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 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