Birthdays in History in December 1954

  • Dec 3 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • Dec 7 Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Italian entertainer
  • Dec 7 Mark Hofmann, American forger, bomber and convicted murderer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dec 8 Harold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
  • Dec 9 Herman Finkers, Dutch cabaret performer
  • Dec 9 Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg politician, President of the European Commission (2014-), born in Redange, Luxembourg
  • Dec 11 Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic engineer
  • Dec 11 Santiago Creel, Mexican politician
  • Dec 12 Liz Claman, American television anchor
  • Dec 13 Tamora Pierce, American author
  • Dec 14 Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55)
  • Dec 14 Steven Glenwood MacLean, astronaut (STS 52), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dec 15 Alex Cox, director (Repo Man)
  • Dec 15 Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY & NEWDAY)/ratledgm@spawar.navy.mil
  • Dec 20 Sandra Cisneros, American writer
  • Dec 22 Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader

Person of interestJoaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

Dec 25 Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Mexican drug lord and escape artist, born in La Tuna, Sinaloa, Mexico (or April 4th, 1957)

  • Dec 26 Peter Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, philanthropist and son of Sir Edmund Hillary, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 29 Prince Takamado of Japan (d. 2002)
  • Dec 31 Alex Salmond, Scottish politician
  • Dec 31 Hermann Tilke, German racing circuit architect