Birthdays in History in December 1910

  • Dec 1 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • Dec 1 Louis Slotin, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device
  • Dec 2 Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
  • Dec 3 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon
  • Dec 4 Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)
  • Dec 5 Abraham L Polonsky, US writer/director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here)
  • Dec 9 Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
  • Dec 9 Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)
  • Dec 11 Robert Grieve, civil servant
  • Dec 13 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England
  • Dec 19 Jean Genet, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 19 Jose Lezama Lima, poet/novelist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Dec 23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
  • Dec 24 Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr, American sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre)
  • Dec 24 Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957 (d. 1980)
  • Dec 24 William "Bill" Pickering, NASA scientist (JPL), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Dec 26 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner
  • Dec 27 Jack Massey, groundsman
  • Dec 27 Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)
  • Dec 29 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), born in Willesden, London (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer (Faja Lobbi)
  • Dec 30 Paul Bowles, writer (The Shelting Sky), born in Queens, New York City (d. 1999)