Birthdays in History in 1908 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 251 of 251

  • Oct 10 David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer
  • Oct 10 Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
  • Oct 12 Ann Lane Petry, US journalist/author (Street)
  • Oct 12 Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
  • Oct 13 John Grant, British rear-admiral
  • Oct 13 Werner Reinowski, writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 15 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), born in Iona Station, Ontario (d. 2006)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Oct 16 Enver Hoxha, post-war leader of Albania (1944-85)
  • Oct 22 Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologist/antifascist
  • Oct 23 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Saint Petersburg, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation)
  • Oct 24 John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist
  • Oct 24 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 25 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 27 Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
  • Nov 4 Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer, born in New York City
  • Nov 6 Fanny Leys, Flemish author (Ontwijding)
  • Nov 8 Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
  • Nov 10 Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • Nov 12 Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)
  • Nov 12 Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)
  • Nov 12 Shamus Culhane, animator
  • Nov 12 Amon Göth, commandant of Nazi concentration camp (d. 1946)
  • Nov 13 C. Vann Woodward, American historian (d. 1999)
  • Nov 14 Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)
  • Nov 18 Imogene Coca, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 21 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (d. 1994)
  • Nov 22 Michael Balfour, English historian, born in Oxford (d. 1995)
  • Nov 23 Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)
  • Nov 24 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
  • Nov 26 Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)
  • Nov 28 Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62)
  • Nov 28 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist
  • Nov 29 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY)/minister
  • Dec 3 Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)
  • Dec 4 A D Hershey, US, 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, Grand Valley Colorado, American chemist (carbon-14 "atomic clock" - Nobel 1960)

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby
  • 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)