On This Day

Famous People Born in 1944 (Part 5)

Birthdays 801 - 855 of 855

  • Dec 8 George Baker [Johannes Bouwens], Dutch singer and songwriter (Paloma Blanca, Little Green Bag), born in Hoorn, Netherlands
  • Dec 9 Ki Longfellow, American novelist (The Secret Magdalene), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Dec 9 Bob O'Connor, American politician (58th Mayor of Pittsburgh), born in Greenfield Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Dec 9 Guy Darrell [John Swail], British singer (I've Been Hurt), born in Kent, England
  • Dec 10 Tisha Sterling, American actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 11 Brenda Lee, American singer (I'm Sorry), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 11 David Ashley White, American composer and educator, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Dec 11 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Dec 11 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • Dec 11 Jon Garrison, American tenor, born in Higginsville, Missouri
  • Dec 12 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor (Hellbound: Hellraiser II), born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • Dec 12 Jean Doré, Canadian politician (39th Mayor of Montreal), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2015)
  • Dec 12 Rob Tyner [Robert Derminer], American hard rock singer (MC5 - Kick Out The Jams), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • Dec 13 Dick Dees, Dutch politician, born in Oostburg, Netherlands
  • Dec 15 Stan Bahnsen, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Dec 15 Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, born in Xapuri, Brazil (d. 1988)

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
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Chico Mendes

  • Dec 16 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 16 Yosemite Sam, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Stage Door Cartoon"
  • Dec 17 Bernard Hill, English actor (Yosser Hughes-Boys from the Blackstuff, King Théoden-The Lord of the Rings), born in Manchester, England
  • Dec 17 Ference Bene, Hungarian record 12 soccer goals (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Dec 17 Jack L[aurence] Chalker, American sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)
  • Dec 18 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), born in Llanelli (d. 2017)
  • Dec 19 Richard Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologist, conservationist and politician, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dec 19 Alvin Lee, Nottingham England, rock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • Dec 19 Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin' Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)
  • Dec 19 William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
  • Dec 19 Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • Dec 20 Gernot Wolfgruber, Austrian writer, born in Gmünd, Lower Austria
  • Dec 20 Robert Colomby, American rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 20 Jean Fergusson, English actress, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom
  • Dec 21 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Michael Tilson Thomas, American conductor (NY Phil Young People), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor, born in Aomori, Japan
  • Dec 21 Zheng Xiaoyu, Chinese bureaucrat, born in Fuzhou, China (d. 2007)
  • Dec 22 Barry Jenkins, English musician (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), born in Leicester, United Kingdom

  • Dec 22 Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 23 Wesley Clark, American military officer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 24 Erhard Keller, German speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72 500m), born in Günzburg, Germany
  • Dec 24 Mike Curb, American singer (Mike Curb Congregation), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Dec 24 Oswald Gracias, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bombay, born in Bombay Presidency
  • Dec 24 Barry Chuckle [Barry Patton Elliott], British entertainer, writer and actor (ChuckleVision, The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Rotherham, England
  • Dec 25 Henry Vestine, American guitarist (Canned Heat), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 1997)
  • Dec 25 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show), born in Seaforth, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Dec 25 Emory Gordy Jr., American musician & music producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 25 Sam Strahan, New Zealand rugby union lock (17 caps; Manawatū), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2019)
  • Dec 26 Jane Lapotaire, British actress (Spirit of the Dead), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England
  • Dec 27 Mick Jones, English rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Dec 27 Tracy Nelson, American singer, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dec 28 Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • Dec 28 Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 29 Rodney Redmond, NZ cricketer (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973), born in Whangarei, New Zealand
  • Dec 30 William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy Admiral, former U.S. Central Command commander
  • Dec 31 Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California