Famous People Born in December 1943

  • Dec 1 Nicholas Peter Negroponte, American founder/director (Media Lab at MIT), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 1 Orton Enderlein, German [GDR] luger (Olympic gold women's singles 1964; World C'ships gold 1965, 67)), born in Trünzig, Sachsen, Germany
  • Dec 2 Dave Munden, British rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes), born in Dagenham, Essex, England
  • Dec 2 Wayne Allard, American politician (U.S. Senator from Colorado 1997-2009), born in Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Dec 4 Gary Sabourin, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1970-71; St. Louis Blues), born in Parry Sound, Ontario
  • Dec 5 Eva Joly, Norwegian-French magistrate and politician (Europe Écologie–The Greens), born in Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 6 Mike Smith, British rock singer and keyboardist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Dec 7 Bernard C. Parks, American politician and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Dec 7 Göran Lennmarker, Swedish politician, born in Norberg, Västmanland County, Sweden
  • Dec 7 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison (1943-1971)

Dec 8 American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, born in Melbourne, Florida

  • Dec 8 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • Dec 8 Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)
  • Dec 8 Patti Chandler, American actress (Bikini Beach), born in Culver City, California
  • Dec 9 Kenny Vance [Rosenberg], American musician (Jay and the Americans - "Come a Little Bit Closer"; "This Magic Moment"; The Planotones), and producer (Beaver Bown), born in Brooklyn, NYC
  • Dec 10 Lajos Szűcs, Hungarian soccer defender (37 caps; Ferencváros, Honvéd FC; Hungarian Footballer of the Year 1976; Olympic gold 1968), born in Apatin, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • Dec 10 Theodore Wilson, American actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York

John KerryJohn Kerry (79 years old)

Dec 11 US Secretary of State (2013-17) and 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, born in Aurora, Colorado

  • Dec 12 Dickey Betts, American guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band - "Ramblin' Man"; "Jessica"), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Dec 12 Grover Washington Jr., American jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1999)
  • Dec 13 (Margaret) "Marti" Webb, British actress and singer (Evita; Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
  • Dec 13 Arturo Ripstein, Mexican film director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot), born in Mexico City
  • Dec 14 Britt Allcroft, British film and television producer and writer who created the children's TV series "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends", born in Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • Dec 14 Frank Allen, English rock vocalist (Searchers - "Needles & Pins"), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • Dec 15 Kathleen Blanco, American politician, 1st female Governor of Louisiana (2004-08), born in New Iberia, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Dec 15 Lucien den Arend, Dutch geometric abstract sculptor, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Dec 15 Mihály Hesz, Hungarian sprint canoeist (Olympic gold K-1 1000 1968; World C'ship gold K-1 10000 1966; K-1 4x500 1971), born in Nógrád, Hungary
  • Dec 16 Steven Bochco, American TV producer and co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Dec 17 Dave Dee [Harman], British pop singer-songwriter (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - "Bend It!"), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 2009)
  • Dec 17 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and avant-garde, symphonic rock, and film score composer, born in Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Dec 17 William Brooks, composer, educator, and musicologist
  • Dec 18 Alan Rudolph, American actor and director (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 18 Bobby Keys, American session and touring saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)

Keith RichardsKeith Richards (79 years old)

Dec 18 English guitarist and songwriter (The Rolling Stones), born in Dartford, Kent

  • Dec 19 Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 19 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), born in Manchester, England (d. 2014)
  • Dec 19 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, professional baseball player (White Sox), born in Brownwood, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Dec 19 William DeVries, American cardiothoracic surgeon (artificial heart), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 20 Angel Tompkins, American actress (Gloria-Search), born in Albany, California
  • Dec 20 Walter "Wolfman" Washington, American funk, R&B, and blues guitarist (Johnny Adams; The Roadmasters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2022)
  • Dec 21 (Marvin John) "Jack" Nance, American stage & screen actor (Eraserhead; Twin Peaks), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Dec 21 Albert Lee, English guitarist, born in Lingen, Herefordshire
  • Dec 21 André Arthur, Canadian radio host & politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Dec 21 Walter Spanghero, French rugby union #8, lock, flanker (51 caps; RC Narbonne RFC, Stade Toulouse RFC), born in Payra-sur-l'Hers, France
  • Dec 22 Paul Wolfowitz, American political scientist & diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 23 Derek Small, British fictional heavy metal bassist (Spinal Tap), born in Nilford-on-Null, West Midlands, England
  • Dec 23 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue, Beguilled), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • Dec 23 Harry Shearer, American screenwriter, actor (SNL, 1975-85; The Simpsons; This Is Spinal Tap), radio host (Le Show), and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 23 Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician, born in Boksitogorsk, Russia
  • Dec 23 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva), born in Maurik, Netherlands
  • Dec 23 Ross Edwards, Australian composer (Dawn Mantras), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 23 Silvia Sommerlath, German wife of King Carl XVI of Sweden, born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dec 23 Stephen Wallace, Australian director (For Love Affair, Hunger, Mail Order Bride), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Dec 24 Christiane Schmidtmer, German actress (Ship of Fools), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Dec 24 Suzy Menkes, British fashion journalist (International Herald Tribune, Vogue), born in Beaconsfield
  • Dec 24 Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Dec 25 Hanna Schygulla, Katowice Silesia, actress (Love is Colder than Death)
  • Dec 25 Hedley Howarth, New Zealand cricket spin bowler (30 Tests, 86 wickets; Auckland CA), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2008)
  • Dec 25 Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)
  • Dec 25 Trevor Lucas, Australian folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Fairport Convention), born in Bungaree, Victoria (d. 1989)
  • Dec 25 Wilson Fittipaldi Jr, Brazilian auto racer, team owner (Fittipaldi F1 team), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 27 Corrine "Cokie" Roberts, American journalist, pioneering newscaster (ABC; NPR; PBS), and author, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Dec 27 Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish pop, rock and nueva canción singer-songwriter, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Dec 27 Peter Sinfield, British lyricist (King Crimson; Emerson, Lake, & Palmer; Celine Dion), and haiku poet, born in Fulham, London, England
  • Dec 28 Bobby Comstock, rocker
  • Dec 28 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London, England
  • Dec 28 David Peterson, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- ), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 28 Keith Floyd, English celebrity cook and restaurateur (Floyd on Fish), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Dec 28 Oscar D Dhlomo, South African sect-gen of Inkatha (1978-90)
  • Dec 28 Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)
  • Dec 29 JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch politician, born in Drenthe, Netherlands
  • Dec 29 Rick Danko, Canadian rock bassist and singer (The Band - "Stage Fright"), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • Dec 30 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Dec 30 Rolf Gehlhaar, German-American electronic and avant-garde composer, born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland) (d. 2019)

John DenverJohn Denver (1943-1997)

Dec 31 American pop songwriter ("Leaving On A Jet Plane"), country-pop singer ("Sunshine On My Shoulders"; "Calypso"; "Thank God I'm A Country Boy"), and actor (Oh, God!), born in Roswell, New Mexico

Ben KingsleyBen Kingsley (79 years old)

Dec 31 English actor (Gandhi, Betrayal), born in Scarborough, England

  • Dec 31 Pete Quaife, British rock bassist (The Kinks, 1963-69 -"Sunny Afternoon"), and cartoonist, born in Tavistock, Devonshire, England (d. 2010)

About December 1943

How Old? 79 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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