Famous People Born in December 1945

Bette MidlerBette Midler (77 years old)

Dec 1 American singer ("The Rose"; "Wind Beneath My Wings"), and actress (Ruthless People; Beaches), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

  • Dec 1 John Densmore, American drummer (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "L.A. Woman"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 1 Ross Edwards, Australian cricket batsman (20 Tests @ 40.37, top score 170no; 9 ODIs; West Australia CA), born in Perth Western Australia
  • Dec 2 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 12 wickets; Victoria CA), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2022)
  • Dec 2 Penelope Spheeris, American film director (The Decline of Western Civilization), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 3 Laura Dean, American choreographer known for her collaborations with composer Steve Reich (Drumming), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Dec 4 Michael Gerzon, British mathematician and audio pioneer (Ambisonics), born in Birmingham (d. 1996)
  • Dec 4 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Canadian neurologist and astronaut (STS 42), born in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
  • Dec 5 Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello), born in Crouch End, North London, England (d. 2018)
  • Dec 5 J W "Corkey" Fornof, American stunt coordinator (Octopussy), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 6 Dan Harrington, American professional poker player, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Dec 6 James Naughton, American actor (Stranger is Watching, Trauma center), born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • Dec 6 Larry Bowa, American 2nd baseman (Phillies), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 6 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker (Bandit Queen), born in Laghore, British India
  • Dec 7 Graciela Agudelo, Mexican pianist and avant garde composer (Celebration of Wine), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2018)
  • Dec 7 Marion Rung, Finnish pop singer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Dec 8 Donna Michelle, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Dec 8 John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • Dec 9 Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor, born in Turku, Finland
  • Dec 9 Michael Nouri, American stage and screen actor (Bay City Blues, Love & War), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 10 Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist and producer
  • Dec 12 Alan Ward, English rock musician (Elton Motello), and audio engineer, born in Nottingham, England
  • Dec 12 Karl Edward Wagner, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • Dec 12 Susi Hush, English television producer, born in Thurgoland, Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Dec 12 Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Dec 13 Ann Syrdal, American psychologist and computer science researcher (developed female synthetic voices at AT&T), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • Dec 13 Kathy Garver, American actress (Cissy in Family Affair), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 13 Robert Martinez, Mexican-American drummer (? and the Mysterians - "96 Tears"), born in Texas

Michael KingMichael King (1945-2004)

Dec 15 New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), born in Wellington, New Zealand

  • Dec 15 Thaao Penghlis, Australian actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 16 Bobby George, English darts player (BDO World C'ship 1980, 84 runner-up), born in Manor Park, Essex, England
  • Dec 16 Patti Deutsch, American actress and Match Game panelist
  • Dec 16 Tony Hicks, British rock guitarist (The Hollies), born in Nelson, England
  • Dec 16 Yukio Hattori, Japanese Iron Chef commentator
  • Dec 17 Chris Matthews, American journalist
  • Dec 17 Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)
  • Dec 17 Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)
  • Dec 17 Jacqueline Wilson, English author
  • Dec 18 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal (1972-2001), born in Kathmandu, Nepal (d. 2001)
  • Dec 18 Carolyn Wood, American 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Dec 19 Elaine Joyce, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 19 John McEuen, American bluegrass, folk-rock fiddler, guitarist, banjo, and mandolin player (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Steve Martin), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 20 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss - "Beth"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 21 Doug Walters, Australian cricket all-rounder (74 Tests, 15 x 100, HS 250, 49 wickets, BB 5/66; NSWCA), born in Dungog, Australia
  • Dec 21 Millie Hughes-Fulford, American scientist & astronaut (STS 40), born in Mineral Wells, Texas
  • Dec 22 Diane Sawyer, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Dec 22 Joris J. C. Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • Dec 22 Marianne van Wijnkoop [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 23 Donald A. Ritchie, American Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 23 Georges Aperghis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 23 Richard Wohlhuter, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in St. Charles, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Ron Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly - “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2021)
  • Dec 24 John Till, Canadian musician, born in Stratford, Canada
  • Dec 24 Lemmy [Ian Fraser Kilmister], British heavy metal musician (Motörhead), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 24 Nicholas Meyer, American writer & director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan), born in New York City
  • Dec 25 (David) Noel Redding, British rock bassist (The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Purple Haze"), born in Folkstone, England (d. 2003)
  • Dec 25 Gary Sandy, American stage and screen actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Andy"), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 25 Ken Stabler, American Pro Football HOF quarterback (4 x Pro Bowl; NFL MVP, First-team All-Pro 1974; Super Bowl 1976; Oakland Raiders), born in Foley, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Dec 25 Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
  • Dec 25 Rick Berman [Richard], American television producer (Star Trek Generations), born in New York
  • Dec 25 Steve Mancha [Clyde Wilson], American soul singer (100 Proof - "Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)"), born in Walhall, South Carolina
  • Dec 26 John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • Dec 28 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal (1972- )
  • Dec 28 Dwight Bement, American rock saxophonist (Gary Puckett & Union Gap - "Lady Willpower"; Flash Cadillac), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 28 Max Hastings, British editor-in-chief (Daily Telegraph)
  • Dec 28 Mike Gibbons, American rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods-Billy Don't be a Hero), (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Adje Roland, Dutch radio disc jockey, born in Rhenen, Netherlands
  • Dec 30 Concetta Tomei, American actress

Davy JonesDavy Jones (1945-2012)

Dec 30 British singer and actor (The Monkees - "Daydream Believer"), born in Manchester, England

  • Dec 30 John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot
  • Dec 30 Preston Andrew Trombly, American classical and jazz clarinetist, and radio broadcaster, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dec 30 Vernon Wells, Australian actor
  • Dec 31 Barbara Carrera, Nicaraguan actress (Angelica-Dallas), born in Bluefields, Nicaragua
  • Dec 31 Claude Marks, FALN member (FBI most wanted), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

About December 1945

How Old? 77 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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