On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1951

  • Dec 1 Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5)
  • Dec 1 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Dec 1 Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)
  • Dec 3 Mike Stock, rocker (Stock, Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • Dec 3 Rick Mears, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1979, 84, 88, 91; Indycar series/World Series champion 1979, 81-82), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Dec 3 Riki Choshu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], Japanese pro wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan), born in Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Dec 3 John and Greg Rice, American twin actors
  • Dec 3 Nicky Stevens, British singer (Brotherhood of Man)
  • Dec 4 Gary Rossington, American rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Dec 4 Patricia Wettig, American actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 5 Morgan Brittany [Suzanne Cupito], American actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 5 Tom Purtzer, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 5 Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Belgian artist, born in Antwerp
  • Dec 6 Gerry Francis, English footballer and manager, born in Chiswick, London
  • Dec 7 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist and keyboardist (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Dec 8 Bill Bryson, American British author (Notes From a Small Island), born in Des Moines, Iowa

  • Dec 8 Jan Eggum, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • Dec 10 Johnny Rodriguez, American actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party), born in Sabinal, Texas
  • Dec 10 Ellen Nikolaysen, Norwegian singer (You Made Me Feel I Could Fly), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Dec 11 Robert Cochran, American skier (Olympics 1972), born in Claremont, New Hampshire
  • Dec 12 Caren Kaye, American actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Steven Alan Hawley, American NASA astronaut (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82), born in Ottawa, Kansas
  • Dec 14 Jan Timman, Dutch chess player, born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 15 Joe Jordan, Scottish football player (Manchester United), born in Cleland, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Dec 15 Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)
  • Dec 16 Robben Ford, American guitarist
  • Dec 17 Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 17 Wanda Hutchison, rocker
  • Dec 18 Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)
  • Dec 18 Candice Rialson, actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 18 Pape Diouf, Senegalese journalist and football agent (president Olympique de Marseille 2005-09; first black president in Europe's top 6 leagues), born in Abéché, Chad (d. 2020)
  • Dec 19 Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
  • Dec 20 Gilbert Montagné, French musician, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Dec 22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Dec 22 Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, British peer and its 3rd richest person, born in Omagh, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)

  • Dec 22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (3-time LPGA major winner; US Open 1983), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 23 Johnny Contardo, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 23 Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London
  • Dec 24 Johnny Contardo, American singer (Sha Na Na-Shannon), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 24 John D'Acquisto, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 25 Ria Thielsch, Dutch singer (Luv)
  • Dec 26 Richard Skinner, British DJ
  • Dec 27 Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
  • Dec 28 Ken Pope, American NFL player, born Galverton, Texas
  • Dec 28 Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.
  • Dec 29 Laurel Massé, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator), born in Holland, Michigan
  • Dec 29 Yvonne Elliman, American actress & singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Dec 29 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer, born in Bedford, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Dec 30 Nancy LaMott, American singer, born in Midland, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Dec 30 Doug Allder, English footballer
  • Dec 31 Fermin Goytisolo, American musician (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • Dec 31 Michael Allen Bantom, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 31 Tom Hamilton, American rock bassist (Aerosmith-Dream On), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado

About December 1951

How Old? 68 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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