Birthdays in History in December 1922

  • Dec 1 Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
  • Dec 3 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • Dec 6 John Henry Cound Brunt, English soldier, Victoria Cross holder (d. 1944)
  • Dec 8 John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15)
  • Dec 8 Lucian Freud, German-British artist (Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, Boy With a Rat), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Dec 11 Grace Paley, American poet, political activist and teacher (1970 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Dec 11 Peter Birch, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 12 Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)
  • Dec 15 Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"
  • Dec 17 Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (d. 2005)
  • Dec 20 George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)
  • Dec 22 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • Dec 22 Jim [James] Wright, (D-Texas), politician (Speaker of House 1987-89), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • Dec 22 Jack Brooks, American politician. (d. 2012)
  • Dec 23 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant
  • Dec 27 Larry Osborne, navigator air traffic controller/supply specialist
  • Dec 28 Stan Lee, comics artist/creator (Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk)
  • Dec 29 William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)