Birthdays in History in December 1898

  • Dec 2 Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (d. 1918)
  • Dec 5 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (d. 1982)
  • Dec 6 Alfred Eisenstaedt, photo journalist
  • Dec 6 Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish sociologist/economist (Nobel 1974)
  • Dec 9 Emmett Kelly, Sedan KS, circus clown (Weary Willie)
  • Dec 10 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter
  • Dec 10 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
  • Dec 11 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)
  • Dec 18 Jacob Kruijt, Dutch sociologist
  • Dec 21 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)
  • Dec 22 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, born in Middlesex, England (d. 1984)
  • Dec 22 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
  • Dec 25 Theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter
  • Dec 28 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (d. 1957)
  • Dec 28 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)