Birthdays in History in December 1951

  • Dec 1 Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
  • Dec 5 Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist
  • Dec 8 Bill Bryson, American author
  • Dec 12 Steven Alan Hawley, Ottawa Ks, PhD/ast (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82)
  • Dec 14 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player
  • Dec 18 Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
  • Dec 19 Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
  • Dec 20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter
  • Dec 22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Dec 22 Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th Duke of Westminster and wealthy landowner, born in Omagh, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 26 Richard Skinner, British DJ
  • Dec 27 William Waldorf 4th viscount Astor/English large landowner
  • Dec 27 Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
  • Dec 28 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.