Birthdays in History in December 1882

  • Dec 10 Otto Neurath, Aust/British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences)
  • Dec 11 Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R- 1933-45), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 11 Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Dec 11 Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)
  • Dec 12 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theory)
  • Dec 16 Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)
  • Dec 22 Charles Vildrac, poet/playwright, born in Paris, France
  • Dec 28 Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist, cosmologist and mathematician (stars), born in Kendal, Westmorland, England (d. 1944)
  • Dec 31 David Cohen, Dutch historian and chairman of the Jewish Council
  • Dec 31 Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (d. 1935)