Famous People Born in December 1896

  • Dec 1 Petko Staynov, composer

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Dec 1 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, born in Strelkovka, Kaluga (d. 1974)

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Dec 3 Boleslaw Szabelski, composer
  • Dec 3 John Urzidil, Austria/US writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen)
  • Dec 4 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]
  • Dec 5 (Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot, author
  • Dec 5 Willem F M Lampe, Dutch ambassador of the Dutch Antilles
  • Dec 6 Arnold Foster, composer
  • Dec 6 George Trafton, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
  • Dec 6 Ira Gershwin, lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm)
  • Dec 7 Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer
  • Dec 12 Eslanda Goode, American anthropology, civil rights activist and actor under Paul Robeson, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1965)

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Dec 14 James Doolittle, USAF General who conducted the raid on Tokyo in 1942, born in Alameda, California (d. 1993)

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Dec 15 Carl Ferdinand Cori, US bio-chemist
  • Dec 15 George B Cressey, US geographer (Asia's Lands & Peoples)
  • Dec 15 Margaret Bannerman, Canadian actress (Elopement), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1976)
  • Dec 15 Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor
  • Dec 15 Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)
  • Dec 19 John Seldon Whale, theologian
  • Dec 21 Carl Romme, Dutch catholic foreman/KVP-min Socialist Business
  • Dec 21 Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland
  • Dec 21 Leroy Robertson, composer
  • Dec 22 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, poet, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Dec 23 Alberto Hemsi, composer
  • Dec 23 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)
  • Dec 27 Arch Ward, sportswriter (proposed baseball's all-star game)
  • Dec 27 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
  • Dec 27 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security Board)
  • Dec 27 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
  • Dec 28 Roger Huntington Sessions, composer (Black Masks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 29 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)
  • Dec 30 Tom Keene, actor (Our Daily Bread), born in Rochester, New York
  • Dec 31 Ronald Adam, British actor (Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, Phantom Shot), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1958)