Birthdays in History in December 1913

  • Dec 3 Omer Vanaudenhoven, Flemish industrial/resistance fighter
  • Dec 4 Robert Adler, Austrian-American inventor (remote control for television), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)
  • Dec 8 Delmore Schwartz, American poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)
  • Dec 8 Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Sun Song)
  • Dec 13 John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian
  • Dec 15 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (1977 Shelley Memorial Award)
  • Dec 15 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager
  • Dec 18 Alfred Bester, American sci-fi author (Decievers, Starlight)

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Dec 18 Willy Brandt, Chancellor of West Germany (1969-74, Nobel 1971) born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1992)

Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • Dec 19 William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)
  • Dec 22 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller
  • Dec 25 Henri Nannen, journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 27 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • Dec 29 Laurence Gower, academic
  • Dec 30 Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)