Famous People Born in December 1936

  • Dec 2 Peter Michael Braun, German composer, born in Wuppertal, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Dec 3 Mary Alice [Smith], American stage and screen actress (Fences - Tony Award, 1987; I'll Fly Away - Emmy Award, 1993; A Different World "Lettie"), born in Indianola, Mississippi (d. 2022) [some sources give birth year as 1941]
  • Dec 4 Larry Davis, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • Dec 5 James Lee Burke, American writer (Dave Robicheaux series), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 5 Robert Freeman, English photo-journalist and graphic designer (early Beatles album art and film posters), born in London (d. 2019) [1]
  • Dec 6 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 6 Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist (Kenneth Copeland Ministries), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Dec 7 Annette Strøyberg, Danish actress (Les Liaisons dangereuses (1959)), born in Rynkeby, Denmark (d. 2005) [some sources give birthday of 12/12]
  • Dec 7 Arthur Jenkins, Jr., American jazz and pop session and touring keyboardist, composer, and arranger (Johnny Nash; Harry Belafonte; John Lennon; Roberta Flack), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 2009)
  • Dec 7 Bo Belinsky, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; LA Angels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dec 7 Martha Layne Collins, American businesswoman and politician (56th Governor of Kentucky), born in Bagdad, Kentucky
  • Dec 8 Brad Jurjens, Estonian director (The Bank Job), born in Viljandi, Estonia
  • Dec 8 Buster Farrer, South African cricketer (South African Test batsman 1962-64), born in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Dec 8 David Carradine, American actor (Kung Fu, Mean Streets, Kill Bill V.1 & 2), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2009)
  • Dec 8 Malcolm Forsyth, South African-Canadian trombonist and composer (Atayoskewin), born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, (d. 2011)
  • Dec 8 Peter Parfitt, English cricketer (fine England batsman of the 1960's), born in Billingford, Breckland, Norfolk, England
  • Dec 10 Lu Liang-Huan, Taiwanese golfer (British Open 1971 runner-up), born in Taipei, Taiwan (d. 2022)
  • Dec 11 Hans van den Broek, Dutch politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Paris
  • Dec 11 Taku Yamasaki, Japanese politician (Minister of Construction), born in Dalian, Kwantung Leased Territory, China
  • Dec 12 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, born in Saxdalen, Sweden (d. 2010)
  • Dec 12 Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper (Olympic gold 1960), born in Timișoara, Romania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 12 Reggie Young, American session guitarist (The Memphis Boys), born in Caruthersville, Missouri (d. 2019) [1]
  • Dec 12 Samuel Weems, American lawyer (disbarred), Armenian genocide denier, and writer, born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 2003)
  • Dec 13 J. C. Martin, American baseball player, born in Axton, Virginia
  • Dec 13 Karim Aga Khan, Imam of Nizari-Ismaili Shia Islam, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dec 14 Carl Scheer, American basketball executive (general manager Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers, Charlotte Hornets; inventor NBA Slam Dunk Contest), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Dec 14 Robert Alan Ridley Parker, American PhD/astronaut (STS-9, STS-35), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 15 Eddie Palmieri, American Latin jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer (La Perfecta), born in New York City
  • Dec 15 Krzysztof Sadowski, Polish jazz pianist, Hammond organ player, and composer, born in Warsaw
  • Dec 16 Maurice Setters, English soccer wing half (West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United, Stoke City) and manager (Doncaster Rovers), born in Honiton, England (d. 2020)
  • Dec 16 Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Dec 17 Frank Martinus Arion [F Efraim M], Antilles, writer (Double Play)

Pope FrancisPope Francis (86 years old)

Dec 17 Catholic Pope (2013-) 1st Jesuit pope, 1st from the Americas and 1st non-European pope since Syrian Gregory III in 741, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Dec 17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • Dec 18 Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • Dec 19 Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
  • Dec 20 Judy Henske, American folk singer (High Flying Bird), born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2022)
  • Dec 21 Éric Gaudibert, Swiss composer, pianist, and teacher, born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Hector Elizondo, American actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 22 James Burke, British science historian and broadcaster (Connections), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 22 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish actor, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1969)
  • Dec 23 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 23 Claude Albert Coppens, Belgian pianist, born in Schaerbeek, Belgium
  • Dec 23 Frederic Forrest, American actor (The Rose, Lonesone Dove), born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • Dec 23 James Stacy [Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Willie Wood, American Pro Football Hall of Fame safety (Pro Bowl 1962, 64–70; Super Bowl 1967, 68; Green Bay Packers), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)
  • Dec 25 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant Ivory - Remains of the Day), born in Mumbai, India
  • Dec 25 Princess Alexandra [Christabel], The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, British royal family member (cousin of Queen Elizabeth II), born in Belgravia, London, England
  • Dec 26 Kitty Dukakis, substance abuser/wife of Michael (Gov-Mass)
  • Dec 27 José Pérez Francés, Spanish road racing cyclist (Tour de France 1963 overall 3rd), born in Peñacastillo, Spain (d. 2021)
  • Dec 27 Lee Grosscup, American football quarterback (NY Jets, NY Titans) and sportscaster (college football analyst ABC; Cal Berkeley), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2020)
  • Dec 27 Phil Sharpe, English cricket batsman (12 Tests, 1 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 111; Yorkshire CCC, Derbyshire CCC), born in Shipley, England (d. 2014)
  • Dec 28 Jack Ingram, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series champion 1982, 85), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Dec 28 Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (d. 1979)
  • Dec 28 Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
  • Dec 29 Eduard Martsevich, Soviet-Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR, born in Tbilisi, USSR (d. 2013)

Mary Tyler MooreMary Tyler Moore (1936-2017)

Dec 29 American Emmy Award-winning actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Laura"; The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Ray NitschkeRay Nitschke (1936-1998)

Dec 29 American Pro Football HOF linebacker (5 × NFL C'ship; Super Bowl 1967, 68; First-team All-Pro 1964, 66; Green Bay Packers), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois

  • Dec 29 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, Soviet composer
  • Dec 31 Jerry Sturm, American football tackle (AFL All-Star 1964, 66; Denver Broncos, NO Saints), born in English, Indiana (d. 2020)

About December 1936

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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