Birthdays in History in December 1959

  • Dec 1 Rick Leventhal, American broadcast journalist
  • Dec 4 Susan W Krebs, American politician
  • Dec 5 Nikki Gianulias, Vallejo California, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1979)
  • Dec 6 Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo (Nintendo DS and Wii), born in Sapporo, Hokkaido (d. 2015)
  • Dec 8 Jim Yong Kim, South Korean-American physician, anthropologist and President of the World Bank, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Dec 11 Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star
  • Dec 12 Scott D Vangen, Granite Falls MN, astronaut
  • Dec 20 Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland
  • Dec 23 Geoff Willis, British engineer
  • Dec 24 Keith Deller, British darts player
  • Dec 25 Michael P Anderson, Plattsburgh NY, major USAF/astronaut (STS 89)
  • Dec 27 Gerina Dunwich, American author
  • Dec 29 Paula Poundstone, comedienne (Emmy Awards)
  • Dec 30 Josée Verner, French Canadian politician
  • Dec 31 Phill Kline, American politician