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Notable Birthdays - 1897

1897Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, (d. 1956)

1897[Paul] Joseph Goebbels, Rheydt, Germany, Nazi Reich Minister of Information and Propaganda

1897William Faulkner, New Albany Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), (d. 1962)

1897Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel 1957)

1897Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Brooklyn New York, American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges)

1897[James Charles] Jimmie Rodgers, Mendoza Miss, country singer/singing brakeman

1897Louis Buchalter, New York City New York, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.)

1897Paavo Johannes Nurmi, Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1920/24/28)

1897 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 1
Walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye) 
Jan 1
Catherine Drinker Bowen, The Music Lovers 
Jan 1
Al Martin, Invisible Ghost 
Jan 1
Einar Reim, Harry og kammertjeneren 
Jan 1
Albert Van Antwerp, The Chechahcos 
Jan 1
Walter Greaza, The Edge of Night 
Jan 1
Bert Young, Dumb -- And How 
Jan 2
Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975) 
Jan 3
Marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13) 
Jan 3
Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary) 
Jan 5
Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction) 
Jan 5
Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami) 
Jan 6
Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family) 
Jan 7
Gréta Harsányi, A látszat csal 
Jan 8
Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977) 
Jan 9
Luis Gianneo, composer 
Jan 9
Karl Löwith, German philosopher (d. 1973) 
Jan 10
Albert Moeschinger, composer 
Jan 11
August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979) 
Jan 12
Hendrik J Valk, painter/cartoonist/graphic artist 
Jan 14
Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (d. 1978) 
Jan 15
Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931) 
Jan 16
Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977) 
Jan 17
Nils Asther, Malmö Sweden, actor (Bluebeard, Night Monster) 
Jan 17
Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946) 
Jan 19
Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer 
Jan 19
René Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad) 
Jan 20
Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist) 
Jan 21
J Carrol Naish, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan) 
Jan 21
René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954) 
Jan 22
Josef Stanislav, composer 
Jan 22
Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino) 
Jan 22
"Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist 
Jan 23
Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian politician 
Jan 23
Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (d. 1989) 
Jan 23
Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (d. 2000) 
Jan 28
Valentin Kataev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled) Died 1986 
Feb 1
Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss) 
Feb 2
Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972) 
Feb 2
Aimé Avignon, France's former oldest living man (d. 2007) 
Feb 4
Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU) 
Feb 5
Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO 
Feb 6
Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director (Nicholas Nickleby) 
Feb 6
Louis Buchalter, New York City New York, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.) 
Feb 7
Quincy Porter, New Haven Ct, composer 
Feb 9
Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator 
Feb 10
John Franklin Enders, Conn, microbiologist (polio-Nobel 1954) 
Feb 11
Yves de La Casiniere, composer 
Feb 12
Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970) 
Feb 14
Jorgen Bentzon, composer 
Feb 15
Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965) 
Feb 17
Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady) 
Feb 18
Charles Kuentz, WW1 veteran, changed nationality 4 times (d.2005) 
Feb 19
Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931) 
Feb 20
Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter (Door, Window) 
Feb 21
Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek) 
Feb 22
Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947) 
Feb 27
Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter) 
Feb 27
G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color) 
Feb 27
Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993) 
Mar 2
Jack White, Back from the Front 
Mar 3
Jose Moreno Gans, composer 
Mar 4
Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball 
Mar 5
Mei-ling Soong, Madame Chiang Kai-shek 
Mar 5
Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (d. 1960) 
Mar 11
Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park California, composer (New Musical Resources) 
Mar 13
Marcel Thiry, Belgian poet (Statue of Fatigue) 
Mar 13
William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920) 
Mar 15
Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986) 
Mar 17
Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970) 
Mar 18
Betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York) 
Mar 19
Betty Compson, Beaver UT, actress (Millionaire Kid, Mad Youth) 
Mar 19
L O'Flaherty, writer 
Mar 24
Charles Eyck, Dutch painter/sculptor 
Mar 24
Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-US psycho analysist (character analysis) 
Mar 25
John Laurie, Dumfries Scotland, actor (Jericho, Island of Desire) 
Mar 27
Douglas Hartree, English mathematician and physicist 
Mar 27
Carlo Mierendorff, German politician/anti-fascist 
Mar 28
Sepp Herberger, German football coach (d. 1977) 
Apr 1
Willem H van de Pol, Dutch theologist (Christian Dilemma) 
Apr 4
Pierre Fresnay, Paris France, actor (Grand Illusion) 
Apr 7
Harald Sigurd Johan Saeverud, composer [OS] 
Apr 7
Walter Winchell, Harlem NYC, newscaster/columnist (Untouchables) 
Apr 7
Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I (d. 1918) 
Apr 8
Herbert Eimert, German composer/musicologist (Glockenspiel) 
Apr 10
Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927) 
Apr 11
Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist 
Apr 13
Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (d. 1917) 
Apr 14
Barbara baroness Wootton of Abinger, English Lower house leader 
Apr 14
Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972) 
Apr 16
Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer 
Apr 16
Jaap Vranken, Dutch organist/composer (Stabat Mater) 
Apr 16
John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs) 
Apr 17
Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River) 
Apr 17
Harald Saeverud, Bergen Norway, composer (Saline) [NS] 
Apr 17
Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town) 
Apr 18
Pedro Regas, actor (Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour) [or Apr 12] 
Apr 18
Ardito Desio, Italian topographer (d. 2001) 
Apr 19
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptor/art benefactor 
Apr 19
Vivienne Segal, Phila, Broadway actress (Pal Joey) 
Apr 19
Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970) 
Apr 20
Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh) 
Apr 20
Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor/director (Corsican Brothers) 
Apr 23
Harold French, director (Encore)/actor 
Apr 23
John Wengraf, Vienna Austria, actor (12 to Moon, Pride & Passion) 
Apr 23
Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel 1957) 
Apr 23
Lucius du Bignon Clay, US, general (WW II)/gov (West Germany) 
Apr 24
Benjamin Lee Whorf, linguist (or 1797) 
Apr 24
Gyorgy Kosa, composer 
Apr 24
Manuel Ávila Camacho, President of Mexico (d. 1955) 
Apr 25
Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer 
Apr 25
VAA Mary, English princess 
Apr 25
Paula Trueman, All My Children 
Apr 26
Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children) 
Apr 26
Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967) 
Apr 28
Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986) 
Apr 30
Humberto Mauro, Brazillina director and screenwriter (d. 1983) 
May 2
J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985) 
May 3
V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense 
May 6
Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube) 
May 7
Kitty McKane, England, tennis (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1920, 24) 
May 10
Dalton Parry Conyngham, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1923) 
May 10
Ewart Maurice Levy, 2nd Baronet 
May 10
Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987) 
May 11
Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek) 
May 11
Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961) 
May 14
Sidney Bechet, US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader 
May 14
Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948) 
May 16
Walther Geiser, composer 
May 17
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981) 
May 18
Frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace) 
May 18
Jack Raine, London England, actor (Quartet) 
May 19
Frank Luke, American World War I pilot (d. 1918) 
May 19
Robert Burnier, La rafle est pour ce soir 
May 20
Diego Abad de Santillán, Spanish anarchist (d. 1983) 
May 21
Jed Buell, The Terror of Tiny Town 
May 22
Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon) 
May 22
Jeanne De Casalis, Jamaica Inn 
May 22
Robert Neumann, Life of Adolf Hitler 
May 25
Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat) 
May 27
John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951) 
May 28
Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich & Strange) 
May 29
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer (Violanta) 
May 29
Ignace Lilien, composer 
May 31
Margalo Gillmore, London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society) 
Jun 3
Memphis Minnie, rocker 
Jun 7
George Szell, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Metropolitan 1942-45) 
Jun 7
Frank Eldredge, Taste of Danger 
Jun 7
Mann Holiner, Beasts of the Southern Wild 
Jun 7
Christian Eriksen, De pokkers unger 
Jun 7
George Szell, Le mirage 
Jun 8
John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974) 
Jun 11
Bruno Frei, writer 
Jun 11
Grand Duchess Tatiana, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
Jun 11
Alfred Norcom, Regeneration 
Jun 12
Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique) 
Jun 12
Anthony Eden, Earl of Avon (C), British PM (1955-57) 
Jun 13
Paavo Johannes Nurmi, Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1920/24/28) 
Jun 16
Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (d. 1948) 
Jun 16
Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987) 
Jun 19
Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Brooklyn New York, American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges) 
Jun 20
Cyril "Froggy" Francois, cricketer (S Afr all-rounder v Eng 1922-23) 
Jun 20
Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (d. 1973) 
Jun 22
Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization) 
Jun 22
Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973) 
Jun 23
Winifred Wagner-William, German organizer (Wagner Festival) 
Jun 24
Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipping magnate (d. 1992) 
Jun 25
Basil Radford, Chester England, actor (Whiskey Galore, Night Train) 
Jun 25
Hans Barth, composer 
Jun 26
Viola Dana, Brooklyn, actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover) 
Jun 28
Jacobus J E Hondius, graphic artist 
Jun 29
Ottmar Gerster, composer 
Jun 29
Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist (d. 2001) 
Jun 29
Catalina D'Erzell, La razón de la culpa 
Jun 29
Pavel Volkov, Fate of a Man 
Jun 29
Norman K. VanDerzee, Easter Parade of Stars Auto Show 
Jul 3
Khrisanf Khersonsky, Mumu 
Jul 3
Kalu K. Sonkur, Bwana Devil 
Jul 5
Paul Ben-Haim, [Frankenburger], Munich Germany, Israeli composer 
Jul 6
Richard Krautheimer, art Historian 
Jul 7
Anna Luther, NJ, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk) 
Jul 10
Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director 
Jul 10
Karl Plagge, German officer (d. 1957) 
Jul 10
Jack "Legs" Diamond", American bootlegger (d. 1931) 
Jul 11
Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973) 
Jul 17
Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge 
Jul 18
E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935) 
Jul 20
Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950) 
Jul 24
Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian/Dutch designer (Eindhoven Theatre) 
Jul 24
Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer) 
Jul 24
Amelia Earhart, Atchison Kansas, American aviator (1st woman to solo Atlantic) 
Jul 25
Hermann Ambrosius, composer 
Jul 26
Paul Gallico, NY, novelist 
Jul 28
Emmy Arbous, [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal) 
Jul 28
Clive Morgan, Tarzan the Tiger 
Jul 28
Ugo D'Orsi, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
Jul 28
Sacy von Blondel, A fogadalom 
Jul 28
Emmy Arbous, De cabaret-prinses 
Jul 29
Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983) 
Jul 30
Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!) 
Aug 2
Karl Otto Koch, German SS-officer (d. 1945) 
Aug 2
Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974) 
Aug 4
Joseph Calleia, Malta, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil) 
Aug 5
Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (d. 1972) 
Aug 7
Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches) 
Aug 9
Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography 
Aug 10
Edward Orval Gourdin, Jacksonville, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1924) 
Aug 10
Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat) 
Aug 10
John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988) 
Aug 11
Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury) 
Aug 11
Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure) 
Aug 12
Manuel Blancafort, composer 
Aug 12
Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory) 
Aug 12
Ramon Gonzalez Barron, composer 
Aug 15
Marion Eugene Bauer, composer 
Aug 16
Robert Ringling, circus master 
Aug 16
Vicente Ascone, composer 
Aug 20
Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet) 
Aug 22
Bill Woodfull, cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series) 
Aug 24
Fred Rose, American songwriter and publishing executive (d. 1954) 
Aug 25
Jaroslav Ridky, composer 
Aug 26
Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990) 
Aug 27
Ad van Emmenes, Dutch soccer reporter 
Aug 28
Morris Ankrum, IL, actor (Kronos, Half Human, Earth vs Flying Saucers) 
Aug 31
Frederic March [Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel], Racine, Wisconsin, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives) 
Aug 31
Marianne Bruns, writer 
Sep 1
Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963) 
Sep 3
Cecil Parker, Hastings England, actor (Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities) 
Sep 3
Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer 
Sep 3
Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972) 
Sep 5
Doris Kenyon, Syracuse NY, silent screen actress (Alexander Hamilton) 
Sep 5
Luella Gear, NYC, actress (Joe & Mabel) 
Sep 5
Morris Carnovsky, St Louis MO, actor (Dead Reckoning) 
Sep 8
[James Charles] Jimmie Rodgers, Mendoza Miss, country singer/singing brakeman 
Sep 10
Nancy Keene Lancaster, designer/Collector 
Sep 10
Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962) 
Sep 10
Hilde Hildebrand, German actress (d. 1976) 
Sep 12
Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, (d. 1956) 
Sep 13
Gaspar Cassado Moreu, composer 
Sep 18
John Mens, writer (People Without Money) 
Sep 18
Pablo Sorozabal Marialcurrena, composer 
Sep 20
Efim Golishev, composer 
Sep 23
Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist) 
Sep 23
Walter Pidgeon, New Brunswick Can, actor (Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie) 
Sep 25
Teddy Hart, NYC, actor (3 Men on a Horse) 
Sep 25
William Faulkner, New Albany Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), (d. 1962) 
Sep 26
Pope Paul VI, [Giovanni Montini], 262nd Roman Catholic pope (1963-78) 
Sep 26
Victor O Stomps, writer 
Sep 26
Wilhelmina J "Willy" Haak, Dutch actress/act teacher (Goethe/Brecht) 
Sep 26
Arthur Rhys Davids, English pilot (d. 1917) 
Sep 28
Muchtar Auesow, writer 
Sep 29
Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980) 
Oct 3
Josephine "Mama Jo" Riley Matthews, midwife (SC) 
Oct 3
Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982) 
Oct 6
Jerome Cowan, NYC, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show) 
Oct 8
Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (Mark of Zorro, Applause) 
Oct 10
Lamar Stringfield, composer 
Oct 10
Pricilla L Williams, social activist/humanitarian 
Oct 11
Arvo Hannikainen, composer 
Oct 11
George Preston Marshall, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins) 
Oct 11
Nathan F Twining, USAF general (Neither Liberty nor Safety) 
Oct 11
Russell Collins, New Orleans LA 
Oct 16
Harrison Kerr, composer 
Oct 16
Louis de Cazenave, France's oldest living man 
Oct 18
Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980) 
Oct 19
Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994) 
Oct 20
Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) 
Oct 20
Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970) 
Oct 24
Lazar Weiner, composer 
Oct 28
Hans Speidel, nazi chief-staff/NATO-supreme commander 
Oct 29
Hope Emerson, Hawarden Iowa, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn) 
Oct 29
[Paul] Joseph Goebbels, Rheydt, Germany, Nazi Reich Minister of Information and Propaganda 
Oct 30
Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928) 
Oct 31
Wilbur (Pete) Henry, NFL tackle (Canton, NY Giants, Pottsville) 
Nov 1
Naomi Mitchison, author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill) 
Nov 2
Dennis King, Coventry England, comedian (Devil's Brother) 
Nov 2
Jacob A B "Jack" Bjerknes, Norwegian/US meteorologist (USAF in London) 
Nov 3
Karel Salmon, composer 
Nov 3
Frederick Russell, Bridport Dorset, English Marine Biologist who studied plankton life history and linked their depth in the seas to light availability helping explain long-term changes in the ecosystem 
Nov 4
Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara) 
Nov 7
Ruth Pitter, British poet and 1st woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1955 
Nov 8
Dorothy Day, New York, American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert 
Nov 9
Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel 1967) 
Nov 11
Gordon W Allport, US, psychologist (personalities) 
Nov 12
Karl Marx, Germany, composer/conductor 
Nov 13
Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975) 
Nov 14
John Steuart Curry, US painter/lithographer (Baptism in Kansas) 
Nov 15
Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace) 
Nov 15
Aneurin Bevan, British politician (d. 1960) 
Nov 16
Halliwell Hobbes, Stratford-on-Avon England, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) 
Nov 16
Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (d. 1951) 
Nov 17
Ed Baker, Davis WV, actor (Keystone Kops) 
Nov 17
Frank Fay, San Francisco, California, American actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest) 
Nov 17
Sara Haden, Galveston Tx, actress (A Family Affair) 
Nov 18
Jules Buffano, St Louis Mo, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show) 
Nov 18
Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948) 
Nov 19
Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918) 
Nov 20
Lores Bonney, aviator 
Nov 20
Margaret Sutherland, composer 
Nov 21
Mollie Steimer anarchist agitator (d. 1980) 
Nov 22
Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989) 
Nov 23
Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999) 
Nov 23
Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (d. 1948) 
Nov 27
Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969) 
Nov 28
Uno Choyo, writer 
Nov 29
Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Little Emperor) 
Nov 30
Andreas Nezertis, composer 
Nov 30
Quinto Maganini, composer 
Dec 1
Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon) 
Dec 2
Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China) 
Dec 2
Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982) 
Dec 3
Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak) 
Dec 4
Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker) 
Dec 5
Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1977) 
Dec 6
John Axel Fernstrom, composer 
Dec 6
O W Cisek, writer 
Dec 8
Leslie Heward, composer 
Dec 9
Hermione Gingold, London England, actress (Gigi, Music Man) 
Dec 10
Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love) 
Dec 11
Ethel B. Borden, I Live My Life 
Dec 13
Drew Pearson, Evanston Ill, newscaster (Drew Pearson) 
Dec 14
Margaret Chase Smith, (Rep/Sen-R-Maine) 
Dec 14
Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (d. 1977) 
Dec 16
Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29) 
Dec 16
Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise) 
Dec 18
Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker 
Dec 18
Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952) 
Dec 19
Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, France, anti-Semite/nazi collaborator 
Dec 23
Julien Carette, Paris France, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom) 
Dec 25
Dorothy Peterson, Saboteur 
Dec 25
Ralph Dixon, Shadows Over Chinatown 
Dec 26
Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer 
Dec 27
Iwan S Konew, Russ marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw 
Dec 29
Hermann Heiss, composer 
Dec 30
Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976) 
Dec 31
Rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart) 
23
Walter Pidgeon, Forbidden Planet 
23
Stubby Kruger, Mister Roberts 
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