Famous People Born in December 1908

  • Dec 1 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • Dec 2 Robert F Simon, Mansfield Oh, actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance)
  • Dec 2 Rufe Davis, OK, actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora)
  • Dec 3 Halsey Stevens, Scott NY, composer (Triskelion)
  • Dec 3 Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)
  • Dec 3 Edward Underdown, English actor (d. 1989)
  • Dec 4 A D Hershey, American biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
  • Dec 6 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)
  • Dec 7 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
  • Dec 7 John H Doeg, tennis champ (US Open-1930)
  • Dec 8 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
  • Dec 10 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
  • Dec 10 Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
  • Dec 11 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, American composer (Tom & Lily), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Victor Babin, composer
  • Dec 14 Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)
  • Dec 14 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor, born in San Franciso, California (d. 1996) probable date
  • Dec 14 Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • Dec 14 Mária Szepes, Hungarian authoress (d. 2007)
  • Dec 16 Remedios Varo, Anglès Spain, Spain-Mexican Surrealist artist

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Dec 17 Willard Frank Libby, American chemist (carbon-14 "atomic clock" - Nobel 1960), born in Grand Valley, Colorado (d. 1980)

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  • Dec 17 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer
  • Dec 17 Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), born in Grand Valley, Colorado (d. 1980)
  • Dec 18 Celia Johnson, English actress (Happy Breed, Brief Encounter), born in Richmond, Surrey (d. 1982)
  • Dec 20 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer
  • Dec 20 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster
  • Dec 20 Dennis Morgan, American actor (Kitty Foyle), born in Prentice, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • Dec 20 Francis Turner, American civil engineer (oversaw the Interstate Highway System), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Dec 21 Pat Weaver, TV Executive (started Today show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 22 Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
  • Dec 22 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
  • Dec 23 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
  • Dec 25 Frank Ferguson, California, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)
  • Dec 25 Helen Twelvetrees, American actress (State's Attorney, Painted Desert), born in in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1958)
  • Dec 25 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, born in Nymburk, Bohemia (d. 1998)
  • Dec 25 Quentin Crisp, English author (d. 1999)
  • Dec 25 Jo-Jo Moore, baseball player (d. 2001)
  • Dec 25 Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)
  • Dec 26 Ralph Hill, American 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
  • Dec 27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
  • Dec 28 Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)
  • Dec 29 Claire Dodd, American actress (Lady, In the Navy), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1973)
  • Dec 29 Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
  • Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, composer
  • Dec 31 Simon Wiesenthal, Polish/Austrian nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center)