Birthdays in History in December 1899

  • Dec 1 Robert Welch, founded John Birch Society
  • Dec 3 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)
  • Dec 4 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
  • Dec 6 Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith
  • Dec 8 Sarah Williamson, US missionary in Liberia
  • Dec 9 Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • Dec 9 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)
  • Dec 11 Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst
  • Dec 13 Harold Guinzburg, publisher (founder of Literary Guild)
  • Dec 16 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist
  • Dec 16 Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)
  • Dec 22 Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
  • Dec 25 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born american artist (Depression Scenes in NYC), born in Borisoglebsk, Tambov (d. 1987)
  • Dec 29 Nie Rongzhen, People's Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (d. 1992)
  • Dec 30 Helge Ingstad, Norwegian explorer (d. 2001)
  • Dec 31 Gaston Glass, film executive, born in Paris, France