Birthdays in History in December 1956

  • Dec 10 Michael VerMeulen, journalist
  • Dec 11 Lani Brockman, playwright
  • Dec 18 Reinhold Ewald, German cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)
  • Dec 20 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Mauritanian 8th President of Mauritania (2009-present), born in Akjoujt, French West Africa
  • Dec 26 Gail Tatterson, WBL center (NY Stars)
  • Dec 26 Karen Smith, WBL forward (NY Stars)
  • Dec 26 David Sedaris, American essayist
  • Dec 30 "Cherie" Samba (Mbimba N'zinga), Zaire painter (Pitie la prostituee)
  • Dec 31 Martin Joseph Fettman, American PhD/astronaut (STS 58), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 31 Steve Rude, American comics artist