Birthdays in History in December 1908

  • Dec 3 Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)
  • Dec 4 A D Hershey, American biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
  • Dec 6 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)
  • Dec 7 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
  • Dec 8 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
  • Dec 10 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
  • Dec 14 Mária Szepes, Hungarian authoress (d. 2007)
  • Dec 16 Remedios Varo, Anglès Spain, Spain-Mexican Surrealist artist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 17 Willard Frank Libby, American chemist (carbon-14 "atomic clock" - Nobel 1960), born in Grand Valley, Colorado (d. 1980)

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby
  • Dec 20 Francis Turner, American civil engineer (oversaw the Interstate Highway System), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Dec 21 Pat Weaver, TV Executive (started Today show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 22 Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
  • Dec 22 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
  • Dec 23 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
  • Dec 25 Quentin Crisp, English author (d. 1999)
  • Dec 25 Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)
  • Dec 27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
  • Dec 29 Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker)
  • Dec 31 Simon Wiesenthal, Polish/Austrian nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center)