Famous People Born in December 1924

About December 1924

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 2 Alexander Haig Jr, American General and 59th Secretary of State (1981-82), born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Dec 2 John Herbert "Jonathan" Frid, Canadian actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 2012)
  • Dec 3 John Backus, inventor (FORTRAN computer language)
  • Dec 3 Roberto Mières, Argentine racing driver
  • Dec 3 Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • Dec 4 John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
  • Dec 5 George Savalas, Greek-American actor (Kojak, Kelly's Heroes), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1985)
  • Dec 5 Beverly Hanson, American golfer (3 LPGA major titles), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2014)
  • Dec 6 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • Dec 6 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Dec 7 John Love, Zimbabwean Formula One driver (d. 2005)

Person of interestMário Soares

Dec 7 Mário Soares, 17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2017)

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Dec 12 Ed Koch, lawyer and politician (NY Mayor (D) 1977-89), Judge (People's Court), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Dec 12 Francis Miroglio, composer
  • Dec 12 Nevit Kodali, composer
  • Dec 12 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer

  • Dec 13 Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1st African-American in AL, Cleveland Indians), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Dec 14 Marion Morgan, singer (Stop the Music)
  • Dec 14 Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Dec 14 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), born in Peshawar, British India (d. 1988)
  • Dec 15 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
  • Dec 19 Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), born in Hertfordshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Dec 19 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Dec 19 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)

Person of interestDoug Harvey

Dec 19 Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1989)

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Dec 19 Gary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
  • Dec 19 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Dec 20 Errol John, Trinidadian actor and playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1988)
  • Dec 20 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
  • Dec 21 Johan W "Jo" van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)
  • Dec 21 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 23 Floyd Kalber, newscaster (NBC Weekend News Anchor-1973), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dec 24 Roy Miller, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28)
  • Dec 24 Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)
  • Dec 24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • Dec 24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • Dec 25 Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian politician, 10th Prime Minister of India (1996, 1998-2004), born in Gwalior, India
  • Dec 25 Rod Serling, writer and host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1975)
  • Dec 25 Henry Sy Sr., Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King', born in Amoy, China
  • Dec 26 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • Dec 27 James A McClure, (Sen-R-Idaho)
  • Dec 27 Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania (1961-78)
  • Dec 27 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
  • Dec 28 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)
  • Dec 28 Christine Norden, British actress (Little Shop of Horrors, Night Beat), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1988)
  • Dec 29 Dub Jones, American NFL halfback, coach (Cleveland Browns, 2 x Pro Bowl), born in Arcadia, Louisiana
  • Dec 31 Victoria Draves, American platform/springboard diver (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Dec 31 Taylor Mead, American writer, actor and performer (Factory, Taylor Mead's Ass), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (d. 2013)