Birthdays in History in December 1961

  • Dec 1 Armin Meiwes, German cannibal
  • Dec 8 Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • Dec 10 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
  • Dec 11 Marco Pierre White, English chef and restaurateur
  • Dec 15 Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)
  • Dec 15 Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
  • Dec 18 Thomas Strittmatter, writer
  • 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 24 Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan Republic
  • Dec 24 Mary Barra, American CEO of General Motors (1st woman to head a global automotive company), born in Waterford, Michigan
  • Dec 25 Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian senator
  • Dec 29 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer
  • Dec 30 Douglas Coupland, Canadian author
  • Dec 30 Bill English, New Zealand politician, Prime Minister (2016-), born in Lumsden