Famous People Born in December 1912

  • Dec 1 Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, NY)
  • Dec 1 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher
  • Dec 4 Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
  • Dec 4 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
  • Dec 4 John W Pritchard, [Ian Wallace], American sci-fi author (Megalomania)
  • Dec 4 Pappy Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)
  • Dec 5 Maisie Fitter, editor/conservationist
  • Dec 7 Daniel Jones, composer
  • Dec 8 Jura Soyfer, political and cabaret writer, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1939)
  • Dec 9 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director [or Dec 12]
  • Dec 9 Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Dec 10 Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf)
  • Dec 10 Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senator (d. 1976)
  • Dec 11 Carlo Ponti, Magenta, Lombardy, Italian producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago)
  • Dec 12 Yusef Bedri, educationist
  • Dec 13 Max Croiset, Dutch actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark) [or Aug 13]
  • Dec 15 Ray Eames, American designer (d. 1988)
  • Dec 18 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)
  • Dec 22 Claudia A "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, 1st lady (1963-1969)
  • Dec 22 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 22 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
  • Dec 25 Donald McRae, cricketer (Test for NZ, the 1946 debacle vs Australia)
  • Dec 25 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist
  • Dec 25 Leighton Noble, singer/bandleader
  • Dec 25 Werner Fussan, composer
  • Dec 25 Willian Noel Moffet, architect
  • Dec 29 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Dec 31 Maj-Gen John Frost, British para commander (d. 1993)