Famous People Born in December 1942

About December 1942

How Old? 75 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 John Crowley, American sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • Dec 1 Peter Kalikow, Queens real estate developer/publisher (NY Post), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 2 Bob E Smith, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 2 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
  • Dec 3 Alice Schwarzer, German journalist
  • Dec 4 Bob Mosley, American rock bassist (Moby Grape), born in Paradise Valley, California
  • Dec 4 Gemma Jones, English actress (Bridget Jones's Diary), born in Marylebone, London
  • Dec 5 Randy Kirby, American actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 6 Peter Handke, Austrian writer
  • Dec 7 Harry Chapin, American rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 7 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Alex [Alexander] Johnson, American professional baseball player, born in Helena, Arkansas (d. 2015)
  • Dec 8 Bobby Elliott, rock drummer (The Hollies), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Dec 8 Hemant Kanitkar, cricketer (batted in two Tests India v WI 1974)
  • Dec 8 Mario Savio, American political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Dick Butkus, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Dec 9 Joe McGinniss, author (Selling of President 1968), born in Rye, New York
  • Dec 9 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • Dec 10 Beer Bossu [Berend Frederik Gertenbach], Dutch actor and vocalist (Pub Chantant), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 10 Ralph Tavares, American musician (Tavares), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Dec 10 Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely), born Delhi, India (d. 2017)
  • Dec 11 Karen Susman, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 11 Derek Parfit, British philosopher who specialized in problems of personal identity, rationality and ethics, born in Chengdu, China (d. 2017)
  • Dec 13 Anna Eshoo, American politician
  • Dec 14 David Band, British banker (BZW) (d. 1996)
  • Dec 14 Rex Thompson, American actor (Young Bess, King & I, Her 12 Men), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 14 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress
  • Dec 14 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Dave Clark, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • Dec 16 Donald Carcieri, American politician, governor of Rhode Island
  • Dec 17 Bernard Hill, Manchester, actor (Bellman & True, New World, Bounty)
  • Dec 17 Paul Butterfield, blues musician (Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMuhammadu Buhari

Dec 17 Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian military leader and politician (President of Nigeria 2015-), born in Daura, Katsina State

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • Dec 18 William HAF, English prince/grandson of George V
  • Dec 18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor
  • Dec 19 Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), born in Marseille, France (d. 1995)
  • Dec 19 Rufus [Jacques Narcy], French actor (Amélie), born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme
  • Dec 20 Robert L Hayes, 100m/4x100m runner (Olympic 2 gold-1964), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 21 Carla Thomas, US singer (Let Me Be Good to You)

Person of interestHu Jintao

Dec 21 Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (2002-12) and President of the People's Republic of China (2003-13), born in Taizhou, Jiangsu

Paramount Leader of China Hu Jintao
Paramount Leader of China
Hu Jintao
  • Dec 21 Reinhard Mey, German singer

  • Dec 22 Dick Parry, English saxophonist (Pink Floyd, 'Money'), born in Kentford, Suffolk
  • Dec 23 Friedrich Schenker, composer
  • Dec 23 Jerry Koosman, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Appleton, Minnesota
  • Dec 25 Francoise Durr, French tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)
  • Dec 25 Mani Kaul, director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha)
  • Dec 25 Barry Goldberg, American blues musician (The Rides), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 26 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
  • Dec 26 Earl Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • Dec 26 Ernie Cate, Ark, American country singer and twin (Cate Bros - Fire on the Tracks)
  • Dec 26 Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
  • Dec 26 Vinicio Cerezo, President of Guatemala (1986-91), born in Guatemala City
  • Dec 26 Gray Davis, former Governor of California
  • Dec 27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dec 27 Byron Browne, baseball player
  • Dec 27 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Dec 28 Paul Horowitz, American physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 29 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema," born in Amritsar, Punjab Province (d. 2012)
  • Dec 30 Fred Ward, actor (Chain Reaction, Thunderheart, Equinox), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 30 Michael Nesmith, rocker (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 30 Robert Quine, American guitarist, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Dec 30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • Dec 30 Guy Edwards, English racing driver
  • Dec 30 Janko Prunk, Slovenian historian
  • Dec 31 Andy Summers, English rock guitarist (Police-Roxanne), born in Blackpool, Lancashire