On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1935

  • Dec 1 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), born in Warroad, Minnesota (d. 2011)

Person of interestWoody Allen

Dec 1 Woody Allen [Allen Konigsberg], American film director and actor (Zelig, Annie Hall), born in Brooklyn, New York

Actor, Screenwriter and Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter and Director
Woody Allen
  • Dec 2 Jürg Wyttenbach, Swiss composer, born in Bern, Switzerland
  • Dec 2 David Hackett Fischer, American educator and historian (Albion's Seed), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 2 Jeannie Morris, American sports journalist and author (Chicago Daily News, WMAQ; 'Brian Piccolo: A Short Season', 2014 Ring Lardner Award), born in Redondo Beach, California (d. 2020)
  • Dec 4 Fred Rumsey, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 17 wickets; founded Professional Cricketers Association 1967), born in London, England
  • Dec 4 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Dec 5 Calvin Trillin, American author (New Yorker), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Dec 5 Yury Vlasov, Soviet weightlifter and writer, born in Makeyevka, Ukrainian SSR
  • Dec 6 Jean Lapointe, Quebec comedian, singer and senator
  • Dec 6 George Williams, American soul singer (The Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Jean-Claude Casadesus, French conductor, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 8 Dharmendra, Indian actor (Sholay), born in Nasrali, Punjab, British India
  • Dec 8 Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Israeli chess player (Women's Soviet Chess Championship 1960, 62, 63), born in Baku, Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR (d. 2017)
  • Dec 9 Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
  • Dec 9 David Houston, American country music singer (Almost Persuaded), born in Bossier City, Louisiana (d. 1993)
  • Dec 10 Terry Allcock, English footballer (Norwich City), born in Leeds, England
  • Dec 11 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 11 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • Dec 11 Pranab Mukherjee, Indian politician, 13th President of India (2012-17), born in Mirati, British India (d. 2020)
  • Dec 11 Ferdinand A. Porsche, German car designer (Porsche 911), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Tom Wakefield, British writer, born in Staffordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Dec 13 Joe Christopher, American baseball player, born in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Dec 13 Lindy McDaniel, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1960; NL saves leader 1959, 60, 63), born in Hollis, Oklahoma
  • Dec 13 Arthur Summons, Australian rugby union fly-half (10 Tests; Gordon RFC) and rugby league five-eighth (9 Tests; Western Suburbs RLFC), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Dec 14 Barbara Leigh-Hunt, British actress (Search for the Nile), born in Bath, Somerset, England
  • Dec 14 Butch [David William] White, English cricketer (England opening attack Brown & White v Pak 1961), born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
  • Dec 14 Lee Remick, American actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • Dec 14 Lewis Arquette, American actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Dec 15 Joe Walton, American football coach (New York Jets 1983-89; Robert Morris University), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Dec 16 Howard Quilling, American classical composer (From Quiet Beginnings), and educator, born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Dec 17 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • Dec 17 George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 18 Bonno Spieker, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA), born in Delfzijl, Netherlands (d. 2017)
  • Dec 18 Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • Dec 19 Barbara Bostock, American actress
  • Dec 19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Dec 19 Tony Taylor, Cuban baseball second baseman (MLB All Star 1960; Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers), born in Central Álava, Cuba (d. 2020)
  • Dec 20 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, Pakistani cricket batsman (4 Tests; 1 x 100; Warwickshire, Otago) and broadcaster (TVNZ), born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dec 21 Phil Donahue, TV talk show host (The Phil Donahue Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 21 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver, born in Marj, Libya (d. 1967)
  • Dec 21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist, born in Greenville, Texas (d. 2003)
  • Dec 21 Edward Schreyer, Canadian politician (Premier of Manitoba), born in Beausejour, Canada
  • Dec 21 John G. Avildsen, American film director (Rocky, The Karate Kid), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Dec 22 John L. Finley, United States Navy aviator, born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • Dec 22 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Dec 23 Esther Phillips [Jones], American R&B singer ("What A Diff'rence A Day Makes"), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Dec 23 Paul Hornung, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1956, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1959, 60, Green Bay Packers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 25 Al Jackson, American MLB player (New York Mets), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Dec 25 Sadiq al-Mahdi, Sudanese politician and Imam, Prime Minister of Sudan (1966-67, 1986-89), born in Omdurman, Sudan (d. 2020)
  • Dec 26 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, American rock vocalist (Four Tops), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 26 Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
  • Dec 26 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)

Person of interestGnassingbé Eyadéma

Dec 26 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, General and President of Togo (1967-2005), born in Kozah, Togo (d. 2005)

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • Dec 26 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), born in Dublin (d. 2012)
  • Dec 27 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • Dec 28 Fernando Lopes, Portuguese director (Encoberto, Matar Saudades)
  • Dec 30 Omar Bongo, 2nd President of Gabon (1967-2009), born in Lewai, French Equatorial Africa [now Bongoville, Gabon] (d. 2009)
  • Dec 30 Bruno Canino, Italian pianist, harpsichordist, composer, and music director, born in Naples, Italy

Person of interestSandy Koufax

Dec 30 Sandy Koufax, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1955, 59, 63, 65; perfect game 1967; Cy Young Award 1963, 65, 66; Triple Crown 1963, 65, 66; LA Dodgers), born in Brooklyn, New York

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Dec 30 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), born in Cleveland (d. 2016)
  • Dec 31 Peter Allan, Australian cricketer (1 Test Australia v England 1965, 2-58 & 0-25), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Dec 31 Rolf Haufs, German writer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2013)

Person of interestSalman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Dec 31 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (2015-present), born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
King of Saudi Arabia
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

About December 1935

How Old? 85 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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