Famous People Born in December 1923

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Stansfield Turner, American admiral and CIA director (1977-81), born in Highland Park, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • Dec 1 Morris, Belgian cartoonist (Lucky Luke) (d. 2001)
  • Dec 2 Maria M Callas, American soprano (Carmen), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 2 Meshulam Riklis, husband of Pia Zadora
  • Dec 3 Tom Fears, NFL end (LA Rams)
  • Dec 3 Trevor Bailey, England, cricket all-rounder (batted & ran)
  • Dec 4 Charles Keating, American district attorney (Los Angeles California), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Dec 4 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Dec 5 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), born in Makarovskaya, Vologda Oblast (d. 1984)
  • Dec 5 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Dec 7 Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort), born in Terryville, Connecticut (d. 1986)
  • Dec 8 Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
  • Dec 10 Abelardo Quinteros, Chilean composer, born in Valparaiso, Chile
  • Dec 10 Harold Gould, American character actor (The Sting, The Golden Girls, Rhoda, Big Bus), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2010)
  • Dec 10 Jorge Semprún, Spanish-French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2011)
  • Dec 11 Betsy Blair [Elizabeth Boger], American actress (Marty, A Double Life), born in Cliffside Park, New Jersey (d. 2009)

  • Dec 12 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • Dec 12 Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Dec 13 Fred van der Spek, Dutch 2nd chamber member (PSP), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Dec 13 Antoni Tapies, Spanish painter, sculptor and theorist (Dau al Set), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Frankie Fraser, English gangster who spent 42 years in jail, born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Dec 14 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys), born in Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • Dec 14 Irving "Sully" Boyar, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Car Wash), born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (d. 2001)
  • Dec 15 Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist
  • Dec 15 Uziel Gal, Israeli firearm designer (d. 2002)
  • Dec 15 Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman
  • Dec 16 Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)
  • Dec 16 Werner Haentjes, composer
  • Dec 17 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • Dec 18 Lotti [Charlotte] van der Gaag, Dutch sculptor/painter
  • Dec 19 Luigi Innocenti, designer
  • Dec 19 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals, The Great Escape), born in Glasgow, Scotland(d. 1990)
  • Dec 21 Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist, born in Dibai, Bulandshahr (d. 2016) (approx. date)
  • Dec 22 Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Dec 23 James Stockdale, admiral (Vietnam)/Ross Perot's 1992 running mate
  • Dec 23 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster
  • Dec 23 Leonard Stern, American producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 23 Lucas M Mangope, 1st president of Bophuthatswana (1977-94)
  • Dec 23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Dec 23 Günther Schifter, Austrian music journalist
  • Dec 23 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor
  • Dec 23 Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (d. 1954)
  • Dec 24 Wilton S Mkwayi, South African ANC leader
  • Dec 24 George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  • Dec 24 Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
  • Dec 25 Louis Lane, Eagle Pass Texas, conductor (Oere Orch 1968-73)
  • Dec 28 Andrew Duggan, American character actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War), born in Franklin, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • Dec 30 Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)