Famous People Born in December 1929

About December 1929

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1997)
  • Dec 1 Alan Mouncer, film director and producer
  • Dec 1 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • Dec 1 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1991)
  • Dec 1 Leon Biriotti, composer
  • Dec 2 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra)
  • Dec 2 Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)
  • Dec 2 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Dec 3 Clarence Ford, sax player
  • Dec 3 Paul Harris Turok, composer
  • Dec 3 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • Dec 6 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dec 6 Mark Kopytman, composer
  • Dec 6 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Dec 6 Frank Springer, American comics artist
  • Dec 6 Alain Tanner, Swiss filmmaker

  • Dec 8 Goffredo Parise, writer

Person of interestBob Hawke

Dec 9 Bob Hawke, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (Labor: 1983-91), born in Bordertown, South Australia

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke
  • Dec 9 John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Dec 9 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • Dec 11 Subhash "Fergie" Gupte, Indian cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2002)
  • Dec 12 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese jazz pianist and composer, born in Liaoyang, Manchuria, Republic of China

Person of interestChristopher Plummer

Dec 13 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Dec 14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Dec 15 Keith Andrew, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63)
  • Dec 16 Doug Ford, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's), born in Maryville, New South Wales
  • Dec 16 Ian Board, British barkeeper (the Colony Room), born in Devon (d.1994)
  • Dec 16 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (Doctor Who, Incendiary), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2011)

Person of interestWilliam Safire

Dec 17 William Safire, American political columnist (NY Times) and speech writer (Nixon), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • Dec 18 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
  • Dec 19 Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
  • Dec 19 Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • Dec 20 Milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia
  • Dec 21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Dec 22 Jan Wiegel, director and producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
  • Dec 22 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)
  • Dec 23 Dick Weber, pro bowler (16, 300 games)
  • Dec 23 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • Dec 23 Charles R Bentley, American pioneer or polar science, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 24 Noel Da Costa, composer
  • Dec 25 Bill Horton, doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Chris Kenner, R&B singer (I Like it Like That), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Dec 25 Nellie "Irish" McCalla, American actress and artist (Sheena Queen of Jungle), born in Pawnee City, Nebraska (d. 2002)
  • Dec 25 Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
  • Dec 25 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, born in Shanghai (d. 2016)
  • Dec 26 RĂ©gine, French singer and nightclub owner
  • Dec 28 Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
  • Dec 28 Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president

Person of interestTerry Sawchuk

Dec 28 Terry Sawchuk, Canadian NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 1970)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • Dec 30 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • Dec 30 Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)
  • Dec 31 Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)
  • Dec 31 Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)
  • Dec 31 Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian