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Famous People Born in December 1961

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Barb Mucha, American golfer (5 LPGA titles), born in Parma Heights, Ohio
  • Dec 1 Jeremy Northam, English actor (Emma, The Crown), born in Cambridge, England
  • Dec 1 Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • Dec 3 Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
  • Dec 4 Frank Reich, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions), born in Freeport, New York
  • Dec 6 David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies)
  • Dec 7 Mary Beth Evans, actress (Katherine Ashton-Gen Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 8 Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • Dec 8 Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
  • Dec 9 Christiane Jolissaint, Swiss tennis star
  • Dec 9 Ian Andrew Wright, New Zealand rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Dec 9 Joe Lando, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 David Anthony Higgins, American actor (Malcolm in the Middle), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dec 10 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
  • Dec 10 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 11 Mike Henneman, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri

  • Dec 11 Marco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur (youngest chef ever to have been awarded three Michelin stars), born in Leeds, England
  • Dec 11 Darryl Jones, American musician (Rolling Stones), born Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 12 Daniel O'Donnell, Irish singer and television presenter, born in Donegal, Ireland
  • Dec 13 Gary Zimmerman, American NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Fullerton, California
  • Dec 13 Harry Gregson-Williams, English composer, born in Chichester, England
  • Dec 13 Irene Sáez, Venezuelan beauty queen crowned Miss Universe 1981 and politician, born in Chacao, Miranda, Venezuela
  • Dec 14 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player (Det, Balt), born in Ventura, California, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 15 Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
  • Dec 15 Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)
  • Dec 15 Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
  • Dec 16 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, Valdosta, Georgia, American stand-up comedian and social critic
  • Dec 17 Sara Dallin, British musician (Bananarama), born in Bristol, England
  • Dec 18 Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Dec 18 Ken Foreman, rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
  • Dec 18 Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)
  • Dec 18 Thomas Strittmatter, writer

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Dec 19 Reggie White, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2004)

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
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  • Dec 20 Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers), born in Red Bluff, California
  • Dec 20 Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Dec 20 Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor, born in Ismailia Governorate, Egypt
  • Dec 21 Trevor Bayliss, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman) and coach (England), born in Goulburn, Australia
  • Dec 21 Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor (Internal Affairs), born in British Hong Kong
  • Dec 21 Ryuji Sasai, Japanese video game composer, born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 22 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian cosmonaut (1st person to marry in space), born in Khrushchev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR

  • Dec 22 Andrew Fastow, US convicted criminal and businessman (former CFO of Enron), born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • Dec 23 Carol Smillie, British television personality, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Dec 24 Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic, born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Dec 24 Jay Wright, American basketball coach, born in Churchville, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 24 Mary Barra, American CEO of General Motors (1st woman to head a global automotive company), born in Waterford, Michigan
  • Dec 24 Darren Wharton, British musician (Dare, Thin Lizzy), born in Failsworth, United Kingdom
  • Dec 25 Storm Davis, baseball player
  • Dec 25 Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
  • Dec 26 Storm Davis, American baseball pitcher (KC Royals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Dec 26 Tahnee Welch [La Tahn Renee Welch], American actress (Cocoon), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 26 John Lynch, Irish actor, born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland
  • Dec 28 Heather Hafner, WPVA volleyballer (National-7th-90), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Dec 28 Kent Nielsen, Danish football player & coach, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Dec 29 Robert Tewdwr Moss, British journalist, born in Congleton, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Dec 29 Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat), born in East Kilbride, United Kingdom
  • Dec 30 Ben Johnson, Canadian athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1988-disqualified), born in Falmouth, Jamaica
  • Dec 30 Sue Malaxos, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 30 Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
  • Dec 30 Bill English, New Zealand politician and Prime Minister (National: 2016-17), born in Lumsden, New Zealand
  • Dec 31 Joanna Johnson, American actress (Caroline-Bold & Beautiful), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Dec 31 Rick Aguilera, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in San Gabriel, California

About December 1961

How Old? 57 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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