Birthdays in History in December 1924

  • Dec 2 Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd Pa, US Secretary of State (1981-82)/General
  • Dec 3 John Backus, inventor (FORTRAN computer language)
  • Dec 3 Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • Dec 4 John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
  • Dec 6 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998), born in Moscow, Russia

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Dec 7 Mário Soares, 17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2017)

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Dec 12 Ed Koch, lawyer and politician (NY Mayor (D) 1977-89), Judge (People's Court), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Dec 19 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Dec 19 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)
  • Dec 19 Gary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
  • Dec 19 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Dec 21 Johan W "Jo" van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)
  • Dec 24 Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)
  • Dec 25 Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Dec 25 Henry Sy Sr. Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King' in Amoy China
  • Dec 27 James A McClure, (Sen-R-Idaho)
  • Dec 27 Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania (1961-78)
  • Dec 27 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
  • Dec 28 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)