Famous People Born in December 1909

  • Dec 1 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • Dec 4 Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
  • Dec 6 Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
  • Dec 6 Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist
  • Dec 7 Jacob Kainen, artist/curator
  • Dec 8 Cleo Brown, jazz pianist, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Dec 9 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, American actor (Ghost Story), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 11 Ronald McKie, Australian author (The Mango Tree), born in Toowoomba, Queensland (d. 1991)
  • Dec 11 John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager (d. 1989)
  • Dec 12 Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
  • Dec 12 Karen Morley, American actress (Scarface), born in Ottumwa, Iowa (d. 2003)
  • Dec 14 Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958)
  • Dec 14 Phia [Sophia R] Berghout, harpist/founder Eduard of Beinumstichting
  • Dec 16 Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Dec 16 Lall Singh, cricketer (scored 15 & 29 in India's 1st Test match)
  • Dec 18 Mona Barrie [Smith], British-American actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • Dec 19 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
  • Dec 20 Vagn Holmboe, composer
  • Dec 20 Vakkom Majeed, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • Dec 21 George Ball, Iowa, lawyer/undersecretary of state
  • Dec 21 Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist (d. 1992)
  • Dec 22 Alan Carney, [David Boughal], actor (Zombies on Broadway), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 22 Patricia Hayes, British actress (A Fish Called Wanda), born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1998)
  • Dec 23 Barney Ross, American Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 23 Don Cleverley, cricketer (two Tests for NZ 1932 & 1946, took 0-130)
  • Dec 23 Maurice Denham, actor (Mr Love, Damn the Defiant), born in Beckenham England (d. 2002)
  • Dec 24 Adam Popovich, composer
  • Dec 24 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68)
  • Dec 25 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter
  • Dec 25 Mike Mazurki, Tarnopal Austria, actor/wrestler (Centerfold Girls)
  • Dec 27 Johan[nes B] Schmitz, Dutch actor/reciter (Lucifer, MacBeth)
  • Dec 28 Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), born in Waco, Texas
  • Dec 28 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)