On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1950

  • Dec 1 Richard Keith, Lafayette La, actor (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy)
  • Dec 1 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • Dec 1 Wayne Bennett AM, Australian rugby league coach (Australia 1998, 2004-05; England & Great Britain 2019; Brisbane Broncos, St. George, South Sydney), born in Allora, Australia
  • Dec 2 Merrill Ashley, American ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 2 Amin Saikal, Afghan-Australian academic (politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia), born in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Dec 3 Muntu Myeza, South African anti-apartheid activist and General Secretary of SASO, born in Natal, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • Dec 3 Alberto Juantorena, Cuban athlete (Olympic gold 400m/800m [WR 1:43.50] 1976; only athlete to win that double), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • Dec 3 Asa Hutchinson, American politician, Governor of Arkansas (2015-), born in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Dec 4 Jan Rietman, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • Dec 4 Karel van de Graaf, Dutch TV host, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 5 Camarón de la Isla [José Monge Cruz], Spanish flamenco singer, born in San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain (d. 1992)
  • Dec 5 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine composer, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • Dec 6 Daniël Sahuleka, Moluks-Dutch singer and guitarist (Viva la Libertad), born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
  • Dec 6 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer and music director, born in Nakano, Nagano, Japan
  • Dec 8 Jimmy Farrar, American rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Dec 8 Rick Baker, American special effects makeup artist (Exorcist), born in Binghamton, New York

  • Dec 8 Tim Foli, American baseball player
  • Dec 8 Dan Hartman, American musician (Edgar Winter Group), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 9 Joan Armatrading, British singer (Back to the Night), born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts
  • Dec 10 Simon Owen, New Zealand golfer (British Open runner-up 1978), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Dec 11 Christine Onassis [Andreadis], American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 William "Billy" Smith, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (New York Islanders), born in Perth, Ontario

Person of interestRajinikanth

Dec 12 Rajinikanth [Shivaji Rao Gaekwa], Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India

Actor and Politician Rajinikanth
Actor and Politician
Rajinikanth
  • Dec 13 Heather North, American actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 13 Wendie Malick, American actress (Just Shoot Me), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 14 Vicki Michelle, English actress (Virgin Witch, Allo Allo), born in Chigwell, England
  • Dec 16 Caroline Munro, Windsor, actress (Golden Voyage of Sinbad) [or 1/16]
  • Dec 16 Ieremia Tabai, President of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands) (1979-91)
  • Dec 16 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (d. 2007)
  • Dec 16 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • Dec 17 Carlton Barrett, Jamaicans reggae drummer (Bob Marley & Wailers)
  • Dec 17 Laurence F. Johnson, American educator
  • Dec 18 Gillian Armstrong, Australian director (My brilliant Career, Little Women), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Dec 18 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 18 Martha Johnson, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)

  • Dec 21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 23 Michael C. Burgess, American politician, born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Dec 23 Ilchi Lee, South Korean educator and author, born in Cheonan, South Korea
  • Dec 24 Libbi Larsen, American composer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Dec 24 Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Dana Gioia, American poet, born in Hawthorne, California
  • Dec 25 Barry Pearson, American NFL player, born in Geneseo, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Manny Trillo, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Caripito, Venezuela
  • Dec 25 Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor
  • Dec 26 Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Dec 26 Victoria Racimo, American actress (Corene-Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 27 Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host
  • Dec 27 Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons, Frank Zappa), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 27 Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • Dec 28 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Dec 28 Øivind Blunck, Norwegian comedian and actor
  • Dec 29 Jon Polito, American actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Dec 30 Yunus I Mahomed, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
  • Dec 30 Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author
  • Dec 30 Dave Stewart, English keyboardist (Hatfield and the North, National Health), born in London, England
  • Dec 31 Inge Helten, German sprinter (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Sinzig, Germany
  • Dec 31 Bob Gilder, American golfer (6 PGA tour titles), born in Corvallis, Oregon

About December 1950

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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