Famous People Born in December 1878

  • Dec 1 Arthur B Spingarn, US NAACP-chairman (1940-65)
  • Dec 5 Arrigo Pedrollo, composer
  • Dec 7 Akiko Yosano, Japan, poet (Tangled Hair)
  • Dec 10 Rajaji, India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India (d. 1972)
  • Dec 15 Hans Carossa, German writer, born in Tölz, Bavaria (d. 1956)

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Dec 18 Joseph Stalin, Dictator and General Secretary of the Soviet Union (1941-53), born in Gori, Tiflis Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1953)

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Dec 19 Anton Lajovic, composer
  • Dec 21 Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
  • Dec 23 Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (d. 1972)
  • Dec 25 W Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)
  • Dec 25 Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
  • Dec 26 Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)
  • Dec 30 William Aberhart, Canadian politician (d. 1943)
  • Dec 31 Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)
  • Dec 31 Elizabeth Arden, Canadian businesswoman (d. 1966)