Birthdays in History in December 1903

  • Dec 4 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian
  • Dec 4 Cornell Woolrich, American writer (El Angel Negro)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 5 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), born in Tonbridge, Kent, England (d. 1969)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • Dec 7 Danilo BlanuĊĦa, Croatian mathematician (d. 1987)
  • Dec 8 Adele Simpson, American fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 8 Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge, author
  • Dec 10 William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
  • Dec 12 Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst
  • Dec 13 Jewgeni Petrow, writer
  • Dec 13 John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter
  • Dec 16 Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (El hombre deshabitado)
  • Dec 17 Erskine P Caldwell, author (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre)
  • Dec 19 Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist and geneticist who discovered the mechanics of chromosomal crossover and its role in inheritance and evolution, born in Chorley, England (d. 1981)
  • Dec 19 George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • Dec 19 Theo Harych, German writer, born in Doruchow, Posen (d. 1958)
  • Dec 22 Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across US in 86 days in 1960
  • Dec 22 H Keffer Hartline, US, biophysicist (Nobel 1967)
  • Dec 23 Michael Kalatozov, Russian producer (When the Cranes Fly)
  • Dec 28 John von Neumann, mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)