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Famous Australian December Birthdays

DECEMBER 1 to 15     DECEMBER 16 to 31

Were you or someone you know born in December? You'll find below some notable Australian politicians, footballers, actors, musicians, athletes and even several ARIA Award winners that have December birthdays.

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JAN   1-15   16-31 APR   1-15   16-30 JULY   1-15   16-31 OCT   1-15   16-31
FEB   1-15   16-29 MAY   1-15   16-31 AUG   1-15   16-31 NOV   1-15   16-30
MAR   1-15   16-31 JUNE   1-15   16-31 SEPT   1-15   16-30 DEC   1-15   16-31
Birth Death Born in December A little bit about them . . .
01 Dec 1897 -1977 Cyril Ritchard Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker, Blackmail, Half a Sixpence), Tony Award (1959)
01 Dec 1928   Keith Michell Australian actor (Prince and the Pauper, Wuthering Heights, Man of La Mancha, Captain James Cook, Six Wives of Henry VIII, Dangerous Exile)
01 Dec 1959   Wally "The King" Lewis Australian rugby league footballer, coach, sports presenter, Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame 2002, named to Australia's 100 Greatest Players (1908-2007), his son Lincoln Lewis won 2008 Logie for his part on Home and Away
02 Dec 1916 -2001 Nancye Wynne Bolton Australian tennis player, Australian Championships Singles Champion (1937, '40, '46-'48, '51), Doubles Champion (1936-'40, '47-'49, '51, '52), Mixed Doubles Champion (1940, '46-'48), International Tennis Hall of Fame 2006, career high world rank of 4th
03 Dec 1875 -1955 Duncan Max Meldrum Scottish-Australian painter, Archibald Prize (1939, 1940), much quoted statement about first woman  (Nora Heysen) winning Archibald following year, 'If I were a woman, I would certainly prefer raising a healthy family to a career in art. Women are more closely attached to the physical things of life. They are not to blame. They cannot help it, and to expect them to do some things equally as well as men is sheer lunacy. .. ADU editor I would say a few choice words here, but I leave it to your imagination.
03 Dec 1884 -1971 Lillian May Armfield Australian policewoman, one of first female plain-clothes detective sergeants, Lillian was portrayed in 2011 TV series Underbelly: Razor by Lucy Wigmore, during her career was only NSW policewoman approved to carry a service revolver, no real recognition for her valour and dedication until after she retired when she received 1946 King's Police and Fire Service Medal, 1949 Imperial Service Medal
04 Dec 1883 -1969 Katharine S. Prichard Australian author (Pioneers, Black Opal, Working Bullocks, Coonardoo, Intimate Strangers, Goldfields Trilogy), co-founding member of the Communist Party of Australia (1921), movie Shine (1996) shows close correspondence between Prichard (played by Googie Withers) and Australian pianist David Helfgott
04 Dec 1934   Bill Collins
William Roderick Collins
Australian film critic, TV presenter, school teacher, known for his passion for films since childhood, cameo roles in film and TV (Prisoner and Howling III), 2009 Logies Hall of Fame, 1987 Order of Australia
04 Dec 1938   Yvonne Minton Australian opera singer, appeared with most of major English orchestras and opera houses throughout Europe and USA
04 Dec 1960   Glynis Nunn Australian athlete, first Olympic champion in heptathlete, gold medal 1984 Olympics, Commonwealth Games gold (1982) and bronze medal (1986)
04 Dec 1983   Jimmy Bartel Australian rules footballer, Brownlow Medal 2007, All-Australian 2007, 2008, Norm Smith Medal 2011
05 Dec 1948   Denise Drysdale Australian actress (Last of the Knucklemen, Snap Shot), TV personality & comedian (Norman Gunston Show, Young Talent Time, Countdown, Bellbird, Beauty and the Beast, Hey Hey It's Saturday, The Circle), nick-named Ding-Dong (Ernie Sigley Show), entertained troops in Vietnam (1967), Gold Logie 1975 and 1976
06 Dec 1961   Ally Fowler
Alexandra Fowler
Australian actress (Sons and Daughters, All Saints, Neighbours, Big Sky), singer (Australian band Chantoozies)
07 Dec 1860 -1947 Joseph Cook 6th Prime Minister of Australia (1913-14), founding member of Australian Labor Party, honoured with his portrait on a 1972 postage stamp
07 Dec 1955   John Watkins Australian politician, Deputy Premier of NSW (2005-2008), school teacher at St Joseph's College, 2008 Chief Executive Officer Alzheimer's Australia NSW
07 Dec 1988   Emily Jane Browning Australian actress (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Uninvited, Sucker Punch, Blue Heelers, Something in the Air, Man Who Sued God, Ghost Ship, Ned Kelly), AFI Young Actor's Award 2002, AFI International Award 2005, started acting at age 8 in Hallmark movie Echo of Thunder
08 Dec 1948   John Russell Waters English-Australian actor (Play School, Division 4, Breaker Morant, All Saints, Which Way Home, Fireflies, Offspring), 1975 Logie, AFI Award 1988
08 Dec 1961   Mikey Robins
Mikel Mason Robins
Australian comedian (Good New Week), radio presenter (Triple J, Triple M, Vega 95.3)
08 Dec 1964   James Blundell Australian country singer (Hand it Down, This Road, Earth & Sea, Ring Around the Moon), Golden Guitar Award 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994,
09 Dec 1929   Robert J L Hawke 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (1983-91) Australian Labor Party and Labor Party's longest-serving Prime Minister, after leaving office Hawke helped establish Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding at the University of SA, 3rd person ever awarded life membership in Australian Labor Party (2009)
11 Dec 1909 -1991 Ronald McKie Australian novelist (Mango Tree, The Crushing, Bitter Bread, Echoes from Forgotten Wars, We Have No Dreaming), war correspondent for Australian and UK newspapers, Miles Franklin Award 1974
12 Dec 1922   Raigh Edith Roe National President of Country Women's Assoc. (CWA), President Associated Country Women of the World representing 9 million rural women in 74 countries, 1977 Australian of the Year
12 Dec 1923   Ken Kavanagh Australian racer, first Aussie to win motorcycle Grand Prix race (350cc Ulster Grand Prix 1952)
14 Dec 1948   Kim Christian Beazley Australian politician, Australian Ambassador to the United States (2010), Leader of Australian Labor Party (1996-2001 and 2005-6)
14 Dec 1964   Rebecca Gibney Australian actress (Packed to the Rafters, Stingers, Halifax f.p., Zoo Family, Flying Doctors, Come in Spinner, All Together Now, Small Claims, Salem's Lot), AFI Award 1990, Logie 1991, 2009, 2010
14 Dec 1969   Dave Wayne Nilsson Australian baseball player, catcher for Milwaukee Brewers (USA 1992-99), in 1999 became only Aussie player to appear in an All-Star game, quit American baseball turning down big money to represent Australia in 2000 Olympics, 2004 Olympics (silver team medal), Sports Australia Hall of Fame 2008
14 Dec 1970   Nadine Garner Australian actress (Henderson Kids, Blue Water High, Prisoner, City Homicide, Still Point, Bushfire Moon, Mull), AFI Award 1989, 1986 Logie
15 Dec 1948 -1991 Cassandra Harris
Sandra Colleen Waites
Australian actress ( Greek Tycoon, Rough Cut, For Your Eyes Only), married to Pierce Brosnan (Remington Steele, James Bond), she died of ovarian cancer after a 4 year battle against the illness
15 Dec 1951   George Donikian Australian TV news presenter (SBS World News, Ten Evening News), radio announcer (4AM, 2WL, 2WS)

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