Birthdays in History in December 1911

  • Dec 5 Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)
  • Dec 6 Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary
  • Dec 9 Ryūzō Sejima, Japanese educator (d. 2007)
  • Dec 11 Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)
  • Dec 11 Vincent Henry Kemp, poet

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Dec 13 Kenneth Patchen, Niles, Ohio, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • Dec 13 Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and 1989 Nobel laureate for his contributions to econometrics, born in Skedsmo, Norway (d. 1999)
  • Dec 14 Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)
  • Dec 14 Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • Dec 15 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
  • Dec 18 Helen Vlachos, journalist
  • Dec 18 Jules Dassin, Middletown CT, director (Circle of Two, Never on Sunday)
  • Dec 20 Hortense Calisher, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 22 Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
  • Dec 23 Niels Jerne, immunologist
  • Dec 24 Eric Briault, educationalist
  • Dec 24 Malcolm MacEwen, writer
  • Dec 25 Louise Bourgeois, sculptor
  • Dec 26 Steve Kordek, pinball machine designer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Dec 31 Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)