Famous People Born in December 1925

  • Dec 1 Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
  • Dec 1 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 1 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Dec 2 Julie Harris, American actress (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Dec 3 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
  • Dec 3 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • Dec 3 Kim Dae Jung, South Korean President, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 4 Maurice Binder, American photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1980)
  • Dec 6 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • Dec 7 Hernando da Silva Ramos, Brazilian racing driver
  • Dec 8 James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
  • Dec 8 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr., American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Dec 8 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 10 Jean Byron [Imogene Audette Burkhart], American actress (The Patty Duke Show), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2006)
  • Dec 11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 12 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • Dec 12 D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
  • Dec 12 Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
  • Dec 12 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Dec 12 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)
  • Dec 13 Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • Dec 13 Henry Charles Gordon, engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Dec 14 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Dec 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • Dec 15 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), born in Morehouse, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Dec 17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Dec 18 Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 2017)
  • Dec 19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • Dec 19 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 20 Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)

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Dec 20 Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003, 2018-), born in Alor Setar, Unfederated Malay States

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
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  • Dec 20 Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect
  • Dec 20 Vlastimir Nikolovski, composer
  • Dec 20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 22 Thomas Christian David, composer
  • Dec 22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 24 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • Dec 24 Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)
  • Dec 25 Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
  • Dec 25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Dec 25 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American author and mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within), born in Cajamarca (d. 1998)
  • Dec 26 Baron Baker, Jamaician-born British activist, born in Port Antonia
  • Dec 27 Allan Blank, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Dec 27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 28 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
  • Dec 28 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), born in Ulm, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Dec 29 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 29 Pete Dye, American golf course architect