Birthdays in History in December 1928

  • Dec 4 Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20)
  • Dec 6 Bert Geoffrey Achong, inventor (electron microscopist)

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Dec 7 Noam Chomsky, American linguist (founded transformational grammar), philospher and political activist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Linguist & Author Noam Chomsky
Linguist & Author
Noam Chomsky
  • Dec 8 Ulric Neisser, America psychologist (Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Bell Curve task force head), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Dec 12 Helen Frankenthaler, NY, abstract expressionist artist (Arden)
  • Dec 12 Lionel Blair [Ogus], Canadian choreographer (Give Us a Clue), born in Montréal, Québec
  • Dec 12 Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (Jamila)
  • Dec 13 W Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Dec 13 Jack Tramiel, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2012)
  • Dec 15 Jimmy Nelson, ventriloguist (Nestles, Farfel), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 15 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (d. 2000)
  • Dec 16 Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian
  • Dec 16 Philip K[indred] Dick, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 17 Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist
  • Dec 17 Eli Beeding, Sherman, TX, Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 18 Józef Glemp, Polish cardinal
  • Dec 19 Nathan Oliveira, American artist
  • Dec 22 Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
  • Dec 31 Veijo Meri, Finnish writer, born in Viipuri (d. 2015)
  • Dec 31 Siné, French cartoonist