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Famous People Born in December 1948

  • Dec 1 Sarfraz Nawaz, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (55 Tests, 177 wickets; 45 ODIs), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dec 1 George Foster, American baseball left fielder (MLB All Star 1976-79, 81; NL MVP 1977; Cincinnati Reds), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Dec 1 Tom Wright, English bishop and theologian
  • Dec 1 Neil Warnock, English soccer winger and manager (Crystal Palace, Leeds, QPR, Cardiff City), born in Sheffield, England
  • Dec 2 T. C. Boyle, American novelist (World's End), born in Peekskill, New York
  • Dec 2 Antonín Panenka, Czech soccer midfielder (59 caps; Bohemians Praha, Rapid Vienna), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dec 3 Diane Kurys, French filmmaker and actress (Entre Nous), born in Lyon, Rhône, France

Person of interestOzzy Osbourne

Dec 3 (John) "Ozzy" Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • Dec 4 Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist (Michael and I are just slipping down to the pub for a minute), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • Dec 4 Southside Johnny [Lyons], American rocker (Asbury Jukes - I Don't Want Go Home), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • Dec 6 Don Nickles, American politician (Sen-R-Okla, 1981-2005), born in Ponca City, Oklahoma
  • Dec 6 JoBeth Williams, American actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 6 Marius Müller-Westernhagen, German rocker (Stinker), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Dec 6 Keke Rosberg, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1982), born in Solna, Sweden
  • Dec 6 Eigil Nielsen, Danish soccer midfielder (10 caps; Basel), born in Tårs, Denmark (d. 2019)

Person of interestYoshihide Suga

Dec 6 Yoshihide Suga, Japanese politician, Prime Minister of Japan (2020-), born in Yuzawa, Japan

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga
Prime Minister of Japan
Yoshihide Suga

  • Dec 7 Gary Morris, American country singer and actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 7 Yoko Morishita, Japanese prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Dec 7 Mads Vinding, Danish jazz double-bassist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Person of interestJimmy Lai

Dec 8 Jimmy Lai [Lai Chee-Ying], Chinese businessman (founder of Giordano), born in Guangzhou, China

Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist Jimmy Lai
Entrepreneur and Pro-Democracy Activist
Jimmy Lai
  • Dec 8 Roscoe Nance, American sportswriter (USA Today; Mississippi’s first African American sportswriter at mainstream newspaper), born in Enterprise, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • Dec 9 Marleen Gorris, Dutch writer and director (Antonia's Line), born in Roermond, Netherlands
  • Dec 9 Ron Vawter, American actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister), born in Latham, New York (d. 1994)
  • Dec 10 Abu Abbas [Muhammad Zaidan], Palestinian founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (PLO), born in Yarmouk Camp (d. 2004)
  • Dec 10 Jessica Cleaves, American soul singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"; Earth, Wind & Fire; Parliament Funkadelic), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • Dec 11 Elizabeth Baur, American actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • Dec 11 Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 11 Chester Thompson, American session and touring drummer and percussionist (Frank Zappa; Genesis; Chester Thompson Trio), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 12 Ray Jackson, English rock musician, born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Dec 13 Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, American rock guitarist (Steely Dan; The Doobie Brothers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 13 Lillian Board, British 400m athlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • Dec 13 Ted Nugent, American rock guitarist (Cat Scratch Fever; Damn Yankees) and right-wing gun advocate, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 13 Davy O'List, English rocker (Roxy Music), born in Chiswick, London
  • Dec 13 Brian Wilson, British Labour politician, born in Dunoon, Scotland
  • Dec 14 Boudewijn Büch, Dutch writer and TV host, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Dec 14 Dee Wallace Stone [Deanna Bowers], American actress (Critters, 10, ET), born in Kansas City, Kanasas

  • Dec 14 Kim Beazley, Australian politician (33rd Governor of Western Australia), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Dec 15 David Gwillim, English actor (Island at Top of the World), born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • Dec 15 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Dec 15 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (For Your Eyes Only), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1991)
  • Dec 16 Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • Dec 17 Jim Alexander, American musician (The Bar-Kays)
  • Dec 17 Jim Bonfanti, American drummer (Raspberries - "Go All the Way"), born in Windber, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 18 Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)
  • Dec 18 Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
  • Dec 18 Edmund "Ed" Kemper, American serial killer, born in Burbank, California
  • Dec 18 Adam Musiał, Polish soccer defender (34 caps; Wisła Kraków) and manager (Wisła Kraków, Lechia Gdańsk, Stal Stalowa Wola), born in Wieliczka, Poland (d. 2020)
  • Dec 19 Ken Brown, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 20 Stevie Wright, Australian singer with the Easybeats (Friday on my Mind), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 2015)
  • Dec 20 Alan Parsons, British music producer (The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot) and recording engineer (The Dark Side of the Moon; Let it Be), born in London, England
  • Dec 21 Barry Gordon, American actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Dec 21 Dave Kingman, American baseball player (Mets, NY Yankees, Giants), born in Pendleton, Oregon

Person of interestSamuel L. Jackson

Dec 21 Samuel L. Jackson, American actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Dec 21 Willem AFG Vermeend, Dutch economist & politician, born in Zuilen, Netherlands
  • Dec 21 Willi Resetarits, Austrian musician, born in Stinatz, Austria
  • Dec 22 Chris Old, English cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's), born in Middlesborough, United Kingdom
  • Dec 22 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders), born in Ilford, United Kingdom

Person of interestSteve Garvey

Dec 22 Steve Garvey, American baseball player (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • Dec 22 Lynne Thigpen, American actress, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Dec 23 Jack Ham, American football player (Steelers), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 23 Leslie Moonves, American television executive (CEO and Chairman of CBS), born in New York City

Person of interestBarbara Mandrell

Dec 25 Barbara Mandrell, American country singer and TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell
  • Dec 25 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer (Ray Charles; Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter") and actress, born in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 25 Alia al Hussein, of Jordan (d. 1977)
  • Dec 26 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
  • Dec 27 Larry Byrom, American rock guitarist (Steppenwolf, 1969-71), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Dec 27 Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • Dec 27 Martin Birch, British sound engineer and record producer (Whitesnake; Iron Maiden), born in Woking, Surrey, England (d. 2020)
  • Dec 30 Surinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala 124 on debut v NZ 1976)

Person of interestDonna Summer

Dec 31 Donna Summer, American pop singer ("Love to Love You, Baby"; "On the Radio"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • Dec 31 Joe Dallesandro, American actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Dec 31 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
  • Dec 31 René Robert, Canadian NHL player, born in Trois-Rivières, Canada
  • Dec 31 Stephen Cleobury, British organist and music director (King's College - Cambridge, 1982-2019), born in Bromley, England (d. 2019)

About December 1948

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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