Famous People Born in December 1955

  • Dec 1 Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor, born in Florence, Alabama
  • Dec 1 Pat Spillane, Irish Gaelic football left half forward and broadcaster (8 x All Ireland titles; Kerry), born in Templenoe, County Kerry, Ireland
  • Dec 1 Uwe Benter, German rowing coxswain (Olympic gold coxed four 1972), born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Dec 1 Verónica Forqué, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Dec 2 Dennis Christopher, American actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 2 Paul Holmgren, American NHL right wing, 1975-85 (Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars), coach, 1988-96 (Philadelphia, Hartford Whalers), and executive (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 3 Alberto Tarantini, Argentine soccer defender (61 caps; FIFA World Cup 1978; Boca Juniors, River Plate, Toulouse), born in Ezeiza, Argentina
  • Dec 3 Melody Anderson, Canadian actress (Flash Gordon), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Dec 3 Warren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
  • Dec 4 Brian Prout, American singer (Diamond Rio - "Meet In The Middle"), born in Troy, New York
  • Dec 4 Cassandra Wilson [née Fowlkes], American jazz singer-songwriter, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Dec 4 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey right wing and executive (NHL All-Star 1981-82, 86, 94; LA Kings; St. Louis Blues), born in Levack, Ontario
  • Dec 6 Bill Lloyd, American singer (Foster & Lloyd - "Crazy Over You"), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Dec 6 Bright Sheng, Chinese-American concert pianist, composer (Never Far Away; Hot Pepper), conductor, and music teacher born in Shanghai, China.
  • Dec 6 Malcolm Jarvis, Zimbabwean cricket fast bowler (5 Tests including Zimbabwe's 1st Test side, 11 wickets), born in Fort Victoria, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
  • Dec 6 Rick Buckler, British rock drummer (The Jam), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • Dec 6 Steven Wright, American stand-up comedian (Steven Wright Live), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Dec 6 Tish Hinojosa, American country singer ("Something in the Rain"), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Dec 7 John Watkins, Australian politician (Deputy Premier of New South Wales), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Dec 7 Priscilla Barnes, American actress (License to Kill, 3s Company), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Dec 8 Ian Greig, cricketer (brother of Tony Two Tests for England 1982)
  • Dec 8 Kasim Sulton, American session and touring bass guitarist (Utopia; Todd Rundgren; Meatloaf), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Dec 8 Nathan East, American jazz, R&B, and rock session and touring bass player (Fourplay; Phil Collins), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 9 Chamras Saewataporn, Thai composer and musician, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dec 9 Janusz Kupcewicz, Polish soccer midfielder (20 caps; KS Arka Gdynia, ASSE Saint-Étienne), born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 2022)
  • Dec 10 Garth Smith [Davies], British punk rock bassist (Buzzcocks), born in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 10 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and novelist (The Deep End of the Ocean), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 11 Stu Jackson, American NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Eddy Schepers, Belgian professional cyclist, born in Tienen, Belgium
  • Dec 12 Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman and president of the bidding and organizing committee for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • Dec 13 Glenn Roeder, English soccer defender (QPR, Newcastle United), and manager (Watford, West Ham, Newcastle, Norwich), born in Woodford, England (d. 2021)
  • Dec 14 Jane Crafter, Australian-American golfer (1987 JC Penney Mixed Teams), born in Perth, Australia
  • Dec 15 Paul Simonon, British rock bassist (The Clash; Havana 3 AM), and visual artist, born in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England
  • Dec 16 Carol M Browner, US Administrator (EPA)
  • Dec 16 Graham Stevenson, English cricket medium pace bowler (2 Tests, 5 wickets; 4 ODIs; Yorkshire CCC, Northamptonshire CCC), born in Ackworth, England
  • Dec 16 Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este
  • Dec 16 Xander Berkeley, American actor
  • Dec 19 Rob Portman, American politician (Senator-R-Ohio 2011-), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 19 Susil Fernando, cricketer (5 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
  • Dec 20 Ed Kuepper, Australian guitarist and singer-songwriter (The Saints), born in Bremen, Germany
  • Dec 20 Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 20 Sammy Mitchell, US programmer (Qedit/TSE/Semware)
  • Dec 21 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 21 Kazuyuki Sekiguchi, Japanese musician, born in Agano, Niigata Prefecture
  • Dec 22 Lonnie Smith, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1978-94; (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, and 3 other teams), WS wins with 3 different teams, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet (British Poet Laureate 2009-19), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dec 24 Anwar Khan, Pakistani cricketer (bowled four overs for Pakistan 1979), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dec 24 Clarence Gilyard Jr, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger - "Trivette"; Matlock, 1989-93 - "Conrad"; Die Hard), and educator, born in Moses Lake, Washington (d. 2022)
  • Dec 24 Grand L. Bush, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 25 Claus Strigel, German filmmaker and director (Obituary for the Automobile, Act of God), born in Munich, West Germany
  • Dec 25 William Andrews, actor (Sealed Cargo)
  • Dec 26 Evan Bayh, American politician, born in Shirkieville, Indiana
  • Dec 27 Barbara Olson (née Bracher), American political commentator, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Dec 27 Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver

Liu XiaoboLiu Xiaobo (1955-2017)

Dec 28 Chinese writer and human rights activist, born in Changchun, China

  • Dec 29 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar - "Bomb"), born in Vught, Netherlands
  • Dec 29 Neil "Spyder" Giraldo, American rock guitarist, arranger, and producer (Pat Benatar Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 30 Dindo Yogo [Mabeli], Congolese singer and musician, known as La Voix Cassée, born in Lokutu, Belgian Congo (d. 2000)
  • Dec 31 Dawood Ibrahim, Indian crime boss (D-Company), born in Khed, Ratnagiri, India
  • Dec 31 Michigan J. Frog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "One Froggy Evening"

About December 1955

How Old? 67 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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