On This Day

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, English 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 3 Valerie Perrine, actress (Slaughterhouse 5), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 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, English musician (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • Dec 7 Göran Lennmarker, Swedish politician, born in Norberg, Västmanland County, Sweden
  • Dec 7 Bernard C. Parks, American politician and Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Dec 7 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Dec 8 Patti Chandler, American actress (Bikini Beach), born in Culver City, California
  • Dec 8 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • Dec 8 Michael Unger, English editor-in-chief (Evening News, Manchester)

Person of interestJim Morrison

Dec 8 Jim Morrison, American singer-songwriter (The Doors) and poet, born in Melbourne, Florida (d. 1971)

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Dec 9 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Dec 10 Jessica Cleaves, American singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • Dec 10 Theodore Wilson, American actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York
  • 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)

Person of interestJohn Kerry

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Dec 12 Dickey Betts, American guitarist (The Allman Brothers band - Ramblin' Man), 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 Arturo Ripstein, Mexican film director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot), born in Mexico City
  • Dec 13 Ferguson Jenkins, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and coach (NL Cy Young Award 1971; MLB All-Star 1967, 71-72; Chicago Cubs; 3,000+ career strikeouts), born in Chatham, Ontario
  • Dec 13 Margaret "Marti" Webb, British actress and singer (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
  • Dec 14 Frank Allen, English rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • Dec 15 Mihály Hesz, Hungarian 1K kayaker (Olympic gold 1968)
  • 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 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, British musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 2009)
  • Dec 17 William Brooks, composer
  • Dec 17 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and composer
  • Dec 18 Alan Rudolph, actor (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven)
  • Dec 18 Bobby Keys, American saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)

Person of interestKeith Richards

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

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

  • Dec 19 William DeVries, American cardiothoracic surgeon (artificial heart), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 19 Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 19 Walt "No-Neck" Williams, professional baseball player (White Sox), born in Brownwood, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Dec 19 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), born in Manchester, England (d. 2014)
  • Dec 20 Angel Tompkins, American actress (Gloria-Search), born in Albany, California
  • Dec 21 Albert Lee, English guitarist, born in Lingen, Herefordshire
  • Dec 21 Jack Nance, American stage & screen actor (Rubbed Out), born in Massachusetts (d. 1943)
  • Dec 21 Walter Spanghero, French rugby player, born in Payra-sur-l'Hers, France
  • Dec 21 André Arthur, Canadian radio host & politician, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Dec 22 Paul Wolfowitz, American political scientist & diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Dec 23 Derek Small, British heavy metal bassist (Spinal Tap), born in Nilford-on-Null, West Midlands
  • Dec 23 Harry Shearer, American actor (SNL, Simpsons, This Is Spinal Tap), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 23 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva), born in Maurik, Netherlands
  • Dec 23 Ross Edwards, Australian composer, 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 23 Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician, born in Boksitogorsk, Russia
  • Dec 23 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (A Patch of Blue, Beguilled), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • Dec 24 Christiane Schmidtmer, German actress (Ship of Fools), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 2003)
  • Dec 24 Tarja Halonen, President of Finland, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Dec 24 Suzy Menkes, British fashion journalist (International Herald Tribune, Vogue), born in Beaconsfield
  • 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), born in Auckland, NZ (d. 2008)
  • Dec 25 Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)
  • Dec 25 Trevor Lucas, rocker (Fairport Convention)
  • Dec 25 Wilson Fittipaldi Jr, Brazilian auto racer, team owner (Fittipaldi F1 team), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 27 Cokie Roberts, American pioneering newscaster (ABC, NPR), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2019)
  • Dec 27 Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish musician
  • Dec 28 Keith Floyd, English celebrity cook and restaurateur (Floyd on Fish), born in Reading, Berkshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Dec 28 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London, England
  • Dec 28 Bobby Comstock, rocker
  • Dec 28 David Peterson, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- ), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 28 Oscar D Dhlomo, South African sect-gen of Inkatha (1978-90)
  • Dec 28 Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)
  • Dec 29 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • Dec 29 JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch politician, born in Drenthe, Netherlands
  • Dec 30 Rolf Gehlhaar, composer
  • Dec 30 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2002)
  • Dec 31 Pete Quaife, English rock bassist (The Kinks), born in Tavistock, England (d. 2010)

Person of interestBen Kingsley

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

Person of interestJohn Denver

Dec 31 John Denver, American country singer (Rocky Mt High, "thank god he's a country boy"), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

About December 1943

How Old? 76 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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