Famous People Born in December 1953

  • Dec 2 Jay Haas, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2006, 08; Senior Players C'ship 2009; 9 PGA Tour titles), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 2 Meg Griffin, American DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
  • Dec 3 Franz Klammer, Austrian alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1976; World C'ships gold combined 1974, downhill 1976), born in Mooswald, Carinthia, Austria
  • Dec 3 Robert Guédiguian, French director (The Snows of Kilimanjaro; Marius and Jeannette), born in Marseille, France
  • Dec 4 Jean-Marie Pfaff, Belgian soccer goalkeeper (64 caps; Beveren, Bayern Munich), born in Lebbeke, Belgium
  • Dec 4 Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Canada Cup gold 1984; NHL All-Star Game 1981-82, 84; Boston Bruins), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 5 John Molo, American rock and jazz drummer (Bruce Hornsby and The Range; Moonalice) ,born in Bethesda, Maryland)
  • Dec 5 Larry Zbyszko [Lawrence Whistler], American professional wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF), and ringside commentator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 6 Gary Ward, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 6 Gina Hecht, American actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 6 Kin Shriner, American actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 6 Thomas Hulce, American actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 6 Wil Shriner, American talk show host (Wil Shriner Show), born in NYC, New York

Kim BasingerKim Basinger (69 years old)

Dec 8 American actress (Never Say Never Again; 9½ Weeks, Batman), born in Athens, Georgia

  • Dec 8 Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist
  • Dec 8 Roy Firestone, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments), born in Miami, Florida

Sam KinisonSam Kinison (1953-1992)

Dec 8 American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington

  • Dec 8 Stan Harrison, American rock and jazz saxophonist and woodwind player (Mud Music Ensemble)

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich (69 years old)

Dec 9 American actor (The Killing Fields; Dangerous Liaisons), born in Christopher, Illinois

  • Dec 9 World B. Free [Lloyd Bernard Free], American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers; Cleveland Cavaliers; Golden State Warriors), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 10 Diane Schuur, American jazz pianist and singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra; Heart To Heart), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Dec 11 Bess Armstrong, American actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 11 Peter Isacksen, American actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie), born in Fullerton, California
  • Dec 12 Bruce Kulick, American rock guitarist and singer (KISS, 1984-96; Union, 1997-2002), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 12 Evette Benton, American soul session and touring vocalist (Sweethearts of Sigma; Patti Labelle), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2021)

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke (69 years old)

Dec 13 American economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-14, 2022 Nobel Prize), born in Augusta, Georgia

  • Dec 13 Berton Averre, American guitarist and songwriter (The Knack - "My Sharona"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 13 Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player, born in Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 13 Bob Gainey, Canadian NHL player & hockey bureaucrat, born in Peterborough, Canada
  • Dec 13 Karl Howman, British actor (Brush Strokes; EastEnders - "Buster"), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • Dec 13 Thomas E. Sanders, American aerial cameraman (Living Daylights), born in San Pedro, California (d. 2017)
  • Dec 13 Zoltán Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnast (Olympic gold 1976, 80), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Dec 14 Joe Toplyn, American comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 14 Mikael Odenberg, Swedish politician (Minister for Defence), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 14 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dec 14 Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician, born in Athens, Greece
  • Dec 14 Vijay Amritraj, Indian tennis player and actor (Octopussy), born in Chennai, India
  • Dec 15 J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 16 Filip Bolluyt, Dutch actor (Daybreak)
  • Dec 17 Barry Livingston, American actor (My Three Sons -"Ernie"), born in Los Angeles, California

Bill PullmanBill Pullman (69 years old)

Dec 17 American actor (Sommersby, League of their Own, Independence Day), born in Hornell, New York

  • Dec 17 Ikue Mori, Japanese experimental drummer and composer, born in Tokyo
  • Dec 17 Mark Gane, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 17 Samuel Hadida, film distributor
  • Dec 18 Elliot Easton [Steinberg], American rock lead guitarist (The Cars - "My Best Friend's Girl"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 18 Jim "Kimo" West, Canadian guitarist (More Guitar Stories), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen bard
  • Dec 21 Andras Schiff, Hungarian-British concert pianist and conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Dec 21 Arie Luyendyk, Dutch auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1990, 97; Formula Super Vee 1984), born in Sommelsdijk, Netherlands
  • Dec 21 Betty Wright [Bessie Norris], American R&B singer-songwriter (Clean Up Woman), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2020)
  • Dec 22 Bernnadette Stanis, American actress (Thelma-Good Times), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 22 David Leisner, American classical guitarist and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 23 Belinda Lang [Lange], British stage and screen actress (Second Thoughts -"Liza"; 2point4 Children -"Bill"), born in Marleybone, England
  • Dec 23 Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Dec 23 John Callahan, American actor (Craig-Santa Barbara, Falcon Crest), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 23 Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese wrestler (WWF/NWA), born in Kunisaki, Ōita Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 24 François Loos, French politician, born in Strasbourg, France
  • Dec 26 Henning Schmitz, German recording engineer & keyboardist (Kraftwerk, 1991-present), born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • Dec 26 Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician & President of the Dominican Republic (2004-12), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 26 Matthew Harding, English businessman & soccer administrator (Chelsea Football Club), born in Haywards Heath, England
  • Dec 26 Steve Sisolak, American politician & Governor of Nevada (2019-), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 26 Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • Dec 27 Arthur Kent [The Scud Stud], American newscaster (prominent Gulf War coverage for NBC), born in Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 27 Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)
  • Dec 28 Martha Wash, American disco singer-songwriter (Two Tons O' Fun; The Weather Girls - "It's Raining Men"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 28 Richard Clayderman, French pop instrumental pianist (Amour, Romantic America), born in Paris
  • Dec 28 Robert Pittman, TV executive/developer (MTV)
  • Dec 28 Roberto Cacciapaglia, Italian pianist and composer of electronic and classical music, born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 29 Gali Atari, Israeli pop singer (Milk And Honey) and actress, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • Dec 29 Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower (Olympic bronze 1972, 76; WR 69.32m 1977), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 29 Stanley "Tookie" Williams, American gangster, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Dec 29 Thomas Bach, German lawyer (9th President International Olympic Committee 2013-present), born in Würzburg, West Germany
  • Dec 30 Bill Kazmaier, American powerlifter
  • Dec 30 Daniel T Barry, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Dec 30 Graham Vick, British opera director (Birmingham Opera Company, 1987-2020), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 2021)
  • Dec 30 Harald Schmautz, German-born journalist
  • Dec 30 Meredith Vieira, American television journalist
  • Dec 31 James Remar, American actor (48 Hours, Rent-a-Cop, Cotton Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 31 Jane Badler, American actress (Fine Gold, Easy Kill, V), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 31 Michael Hedges, American new-age guitarist, composer, and singer (Aerial Boundaries), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)
  • Dec 31 Yahya Ould Hademine, Mauritanian politician & 13th Prime Minister of Mauritania (2014-present), born in Timbédra, French West Africa

About December 1953

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

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