On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1927

  • Dec 1 Grant Beglarian, composer
  • Dec 2 Ralph Beard, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1948; NBA All Star 1951; life ban point shaving scandal 1951), born in Hardinsburg, Kentucky (d. 2007)
  • Dec 2 Jim David, American NFL defensive back (Pro Bowl 1954-59; NFL Champion 1952-53, 57; Detroit Lions), born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Dec 3 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1997)

Person of interestAndy Williams

Dec 3 Andy Williams, American pop singer ("Moon River"; "Days of Wine and Roses"), born in Wall Lake, Iowa (d. 2012)

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams

Person of interestBhumibol Adulyadej

Dec 5 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Dec 6 Jacques Bondon, French composer, born in Boulbon, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 2008)
  • Dec 6 Akira Miyazawa, Japanese jazz saxophonist, born in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan (d. 2000)
  • Dec 7 Vlastimir Peričić, Serbian composer, born in Vršac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2000)
  • Dec 7 Helen Watts, British contralto, born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 2009)
  • Dec 8 Vladimir Shatalov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 4, 8, 10), born in Petropavlovsk, Kazakh SSR
  • Dec 8 Ferdie Pacheco, American boxer and physician (the "Fight Doctor"), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2017)
  • Dec 9 Pierre Henry, French composer (considered pioneer of musique concrète), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Dec 9 Helmut Maucher, German businessman, CEO of Nestlé (1990-97), born in Eisenharz, Germany (d. 2018)
  • Dec 10 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director and writer (One Life to Live, All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Dec 11 Stein Eriksen, Norwegian alpine skier (first Olympic giant slalom gold 1952), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)

  • Dec 11 John Buscema, American comics artist (Conan the Barbarian), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Dec 12 Robert Noyce, American inventor (co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1990)
  • Dec 13 Geneviève Page [Bonjean], French actress (Madame Anais-Belle de Jour, Day & the Hour), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 14 Koss Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86), born in Boskoop, Netherlands (d. 1986)
  • Dec 14 Richard Cassilly, American tenor, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1998)
  • Dec 16 G Randall P D Garrett, American sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)
  • Dec 16 Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)
  • Dec 17 Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Dec 18 Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)
  • Dec 18 Sterling Lanier, American writer (Hiero's Journey)
  • Dec 18 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada
  • Dec 19 James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 2005)
  • Dec 20 Jim Simpson, American sportscaster, (NBC, ESPN), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • Dec 20 Kim Young-sam, South Korean politician and democratic activist (President of South Korea 1993-98), born in Geojedo, Geoje, South Korea (d. 2015)
  • Dec 21 Michael Carreras, British film producer & director, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Dec 22 Peggy Castle, American actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), born in Appalachia, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • Dec 23 Joseph Castaldo, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Dec 23 Pinocchio James, American jazz singer (Lionel Hampton Revue), born in Macon, Georgia
  • Dec 23 Charlie Williams MBE, English soccer defender (Doncaster Rovers 151 games) and comedian, born in Royston, England (d. 2006)
  • Dec 24 Mary Higgins Clark, American suspense novelist (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch), born in The Bronx, New York

  • Dec 24 Teresa Stich-Randall, American soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in New Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2007)
  • Dec 25 Nellie Fox, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (15 x MLB All Star; AL MVP 1959; Chicago White Sox), born in St. Thomas Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • Dec 26 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Dec 26 Denis Quilley, British actor (Anything Goes, The Lady's Not For Burning, Masada), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • Dec 26 Stu Miller, American baseball player
  • Dec 26 Bill Yeoman, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (University of Houston 1962-86; record 160–108–8), born in Elnora, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Dec 27 Antony Gardner, British politician
  • Dec 28 Anne Armstrong, US ambassador and first female counsel to the President, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2008)
  • Dec 28 Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)
  • Dec 28 Oleg Karavaichuk, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kiev (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Andy Stanfield, American sprinter & Olympic medalist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • Dec 30 Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Dec 30 M Lawrence Antouin, college president (Emeritis)
  • Dec 31 Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), born in Riesa, Saxony (d. 2008)

About December 1927

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)