On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1934

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 1 Hilly Axwijk, Suriname social worker
  • Dec 1 LeMar Clark, American heavyweight boxer, born in Cedar City, Utah (d. 2006)
  • Dec 2 Andre Rodgers, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Dec 3 Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36)
  • Dec 4 Victor French, American actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1989)
  • Dec 4 Wink Martindale, American TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • Dec 5 Joan Didion, American author and journalist (The year of Magical Thinking), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 5 Art Davis, American bassist (A Time Remembered), born in Hamburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Dec 6 Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)
  • Dec 9 Alan Ridout, English composer, born in West Wickham, (d. 1996)

Person of interestJudi Dench

Dec 9 Judi Dench, British actress (Henry V, Wetherby, Skyfall), born in York, England

Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench
  • Dec 9 [Amos] Junior Wells, blues singer (In My Younger Days), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Dec 10 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist (Nobel 1975), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Dec 11 Salim Durani, Indian cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's), born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Dec 12 Habib Hassan Touma, Palestinian composer, born in Nazareth, Israel (d. 1998)

  • Dec 12 Miguel de la Madrid, President of Mexico (1982-1988), born in Colima, Mexico (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award winning film producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 17 Ray Wilson, English footballer
  • Dec 18 John Bingham, Lord Lucan, British peer suspected of murdering his nanny who disappeared, born in London (presumed dead)
  • Dec 18 Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)
  • Dec 19 Al Kaline, baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 19 Rudi Carrell, [Rudolf W Kesselman], Dutch showmaster
  • Dec 19 Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American politician
  • Dec 19 Pratibha Patil, 1st female President of India (2007-12) and Governor of Rajasthan (2004-07), born in Nadgaon, India
  • Dec 21 Hanif Mohammad, Pakistani cricketer (1952-69), longest test innings - 16 hours, born in Junagadh, India (d. 2016)
  • Dec 22 David Pearson, American stock car racer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2018)
  • Dec 24 Stjepan Mesić, president of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement and president of Croatia.
  • Dec 25 Bob Martinez, (Gov-Fl)
  • Dec 25 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist
  • Dec 25 John Ashley, actor (Clipper-Straightaway), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dec 25 McKinley Mitchell, US gospel/singer (The Town I Live In)
  • Dec 27 Larisa Latynina, Ukrainian Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), born in Kherson, Soviet Union
  • Dec 28 David Warrilow, English actor (Radio Days, Dakota Road, Barton Fink), born in Stone, England (d. 1995)
  • Dec 28 John Akers, American business executive (IBM)

Person of interestMaggie Smith

Dec 28 Maggie Smith, English actress (Harry Potter, Death on the Nile, Clash of Titans), born in Ilford, England

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • Dec 28 Peggy Wilson, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1969), born in Lauderdale, Mississippi
  • Dec 28 Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (Crazed Fruit), born in Kobe, Japan (d. 1987)
  • Dec 29 Ed Flanders, American actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 29 Tom Jarriel, American television news reporter (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Dec 29 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1967)
  • Dec 30 Barry Briggs, New Zealand speedway rider (World Champion 1957-58, 64, 66; British Championship 1961, 64-67, 69), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Dec 30 Nicolas Coster, British actor (Our Private World, Ryan's Four), born in London
  • Dec 30 Russ Tamblyn, actor (Win Place or Steal, Twin Peaks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 30 Joseph Bologna, American actor (Citizen Cohn, My Favorite Year), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 30 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1990)
  • Dec 30 John Norris Bahcall, American physicist (d. 2005)
  • Dec 30 Joseph P. Hoar, former US Central Command commander
  • Dec 31 Akram Awan, Islamic scholar & spiritual leader, born in Chakwal, Pakistan (d. 2017)

About December 1934

How Old? 84 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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