On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1949

Person of interestPablo Escobar

Dec 1 Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, born in Rionegro, Colombia (d. 1993)

Colombian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar
Colombian Drug Lord
Pablo Escobar
  • Dec 1 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
  • Dec 2 Ron Raines, American actor (Alan Spaulding-Guiding Light), born in Texas City, Texas
  • Dec 3 Christopher John Seward, aid worker
  • Dec 3 Mickey Thomas, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Starship - "Jane"; Starship -"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"), born in Cairo, Georgia
  • Dec 3 John Akii-bua, Ugandan athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1972), born in Abako, Uganda (d. 1997)
  • Dec 3 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2017)

Person of interestJeff Bridges

Dec 4 Jeff Bridges, American actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Dec 4 Pamela Stephenson, New Zealand-born Australian actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live), born in Takapuna, Auckland
  • Dec 5 Bruce E Melnick, American Cmdr USCG/astronaut (STS 41, STS 49), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 Lanny Wadkins, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1977), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Dec 5 Lewis Arlt, American actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World), born in Kingston, New York
  • Dec 5 Ray Comfort, New Zealand evangelist, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dec 6 Peter Willey, English cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's), born in Sedgefield, County Durham, England
  • Dec 6 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Dec 6 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2007)

  • Dec 7 Tom Waits, American singer-songwriter and piano player (Small Change; Blue Valentine; "Jersey Girl"), and actor (Ironweed; Down By Law) born in Pomona, California
  • Dec 8 Mary Gordon, American author
  • Dec 8 Ray Shulman, British musician, born in Portsmouth
  • Dec 8 Robert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
  • Dec 9 Tom Kite, American golfer (US Open 1992; 19 PGA Tour titles, The Tradition 2000), born in McKinney, Texas
  • Dec 9 Nando Parrado, Uruguayan survivor of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 (crashed in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dec 10 Ismail "Pops" Mohamed, South African jazz multi-instrumentalist and producer, born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Dec 12 Ricardo Luis Carreras, American bantamweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Bill Nighy, English actor (The Men's Room, Gideon's Daughter), born in Caterham, Surrey, England
  • Dec 13 Nana Alexandria, Georgian International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976), born in Poti, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
  • Dec 13 R. A. MacAvoy, American sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 13 Randy Owen, American country music star (Alabama-Mt Music), born in Fort Payne, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Tom Verlaine, American rock vocalist (Television), born in Denville, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Paula Wilcox, English actress (Man About the House), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 13 Robert Lindsey, English actor (My Family, Citizen Smith), born in Ilkeston, England
  • Dec 13 Mark Elf, American Jazz guitarist (Trickynometry), and educator, born in Queens, New York City
  • Dec 14 Bill Buckner, American MLB 1st baseman (1986 World Series infamous fielding error; NL batting champ 1980), born in Vallejo, California (d. 2019)
  • Dec 14 Cliff Williams, English rock bassist (AC/DC), born in Romford, Essex, England
  • Dec 15 Don Johnson, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges), born in Flatt Creek, Missouri
  • Dec 15 Ton Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion, born in Amsterdam

  • Dec 16 Billy Gibbons, American jazz-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 16 Sugar Blue [Jimmie Whiting], American touring and session blues harmonica player (Louisiana Red; Rolling Stones), born in Harlem, New York City
  • Dec 17 Paul Rodgers, English-Canadian rock singer and musician (Bad Company - "Feel Like Makin' Love", "Rock and Roll Fantasy"; The Firm; + Queen), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Dec 17 Sotiris Kaiafas, Cypriot footballer
  • Dec 18 Joni Flynn, Indian actress (Octopussy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), born in Assam, India
  • Dec 19 Claudia A Kolb, American 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic silver 1964)
  • Dec 19 Lenny White, American jazz-fusion drummer (Return to Forever), born in Queens, New York City
  • Dec 19 Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • Dec 19 Sebastian [Knud Torben Christensen], Danish musician and composer, born in Sønderborg, Denmark
  • Dec 20 Claudia Jennings [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1969, Playmate of the year 1970), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • Dec 20 Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician, born in Timbuktu, Mali
  • Dec 20 Cecil Cooper, American baseball player, born in Brenham, Texas
  • Dec 21 Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek politician, born in Rethymno, Greece
  • Dec 21 Thomas Sankara, Burkinabé revolutionary and politician, President of Burkina Faso (1983-87), born in Yako, Upper Volta (d. 1987)

Person of interestMaurice Gibb

Dec 22 Maurice Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and bassist (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2003)

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb
  • Dec 22 Michael Osborne, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Axe), born in Florida (d. 1984)

Person of interestRobin Gibb

Dec 22 Robin Gibb, English rock-pop-disco singer-songwriter and producer (Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2012)

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • Dec 23 Luther Grosvenor, English rock musician (Spooky Tooth), born in Evesham, United Kingdom
  • Dec 23 Wally Edwards, Australian cricketer (three Tests Australia v England 1974), born in Subiaco, Australia
  • Dec 23 [Steven] Adrian Belew, American new wave and progressive rock singer and guitarist (Frank Zappa; David Bowie; King Crimson, 1981-2009; The Bears), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • Dec 24 Randy Neugebauer, American politician, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 24 Warwick Brown, Australian racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 24 Ray Colcord III, American film & television composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Raiders) [or May 26]

Person of interestSissy Spacek

Dec 25 Sissy Spacek, American Actress (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Quitman, Texas

Actress Sissy Spacek
Actress
Sissy Spacek
  • Dec 25 Simone [Bittencourt de Oliveira], Brazilian pop-samba singer born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  • Dec 25 Joe Louis Walker, American as an electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestNawaz Sharif

Dec 25 Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister (1990-93, 1997-99, 2013-17), born in Lahore, Pakistan

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of Pakistan
Nawaz Sharif
  • Dec 26 Ira Newborn, American orchestra leader (Manhattan Transfer), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 26 José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 26 George Winston, American pop-instrumental pianist and composer (Autumn; December; Winter Into Spring), born in Hart, Michigan
  • Dec 29 Syed Kirmani, Indian cricketer (Indian keeper after Engineer), born in Chennai, India
  • Dec 30 Bruce Davidson, equestrian 3-day (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Dec 30 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • Dec 30 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian musician and record producer (Loverboy; Bon Jovi; Aerosmith), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1999)
  • Dec 31 Ellen Datlow, American editor, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 31 Susan Shwartz, American author, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Dec 31 Sara K. [Sara Katherine Wooldridge], American musician (Gypsy Alley), born in Dallas, Texas

About December 1949

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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