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Birthdays in History in December 1949

Pablo Escobar

Dec 1 Pablo Escobar, Colombian drug lord, born in Rionegro, Colombia (d. 1993)

  • Dec 1 Sebastián Piñera, Chilean businessman and politician, President of Chile (2010-14, 2018-), born in Santiago, Chile
  • Dec 3 Christopher John Seward, aid worker
  • Dec 5 Bruce E Melnick, American Cmdr USCG/astronaut (STS 41, STS 49), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 Ray Comfort, New Zealand evangelist, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dec 6 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Dec 8 Mary Gordon, American author
  • Dec 8 Robert Sternberg, Proposed the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence
  • Dec 9 Nando Parrado, Uruguayan survivor of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 (crashed in the Andes mountains on 13 October 1972), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Dec 13 R. A. MacAvoy, American sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 15 Ton Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion, born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 20 Soumaïla Cissé, Malian politician, born in Timbuktu, Mali
  • Dec 21 Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek politician, born in Rethymno, Greece
  • Dec 21 Thomas Sankara, Burkinabé revolutionary and politician, President of Burkina Faso (1983-87), born in Yako, Upper Volta (d. 1987)
  • Dec 24 Randy Neugebauer, American politician, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Nawaz Sharif

Dec 25 Nawaz Sharif, Pakistani politician, Prime Minister (1990-93, 1997-99, 2013-17), born in Lahore, Pakistan

  • Dec 26 José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 30 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • Dec 31 Ellen Datlow, American editor, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 31 Susan Shwartz, American author, born in Youngstown, Ohio

About December 1949

How Old? 71 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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