1906 in History (Part 3)

Events in History


Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 254 of 254

  • Oct 15 Hiram Fong, Honolulu U.S. (Sen-R-Hawaii)
  • Oct 16 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), born in San Pellegrino, Belluno, (d. 1972)
  • Oct 18 James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)
  • Oct 21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • Oct 22 Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)
  • Oct 24 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter
  • Oct 24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles
  • Oct 27 Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
  • Oct 29 Fredric [William] Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)
  • Oct 30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • Oct 31 Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)
  • Nov 2 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • Nov 2 Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)
  • Nov 2 Bengt EdlĂ©n, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum
  • Nov 4 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, lawyer/diplomat
  • Nov 5 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary
  • Nov 5 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
  • Nov 7 Eugene Carson Blake, US sec-gen of World council of Churches (1966-72)
  • Nov 7 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author/chief inspector LO (Primary Education)
  • Nov 7 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar)
  • Nov 9 Arthur Rudolph, rocket engineer
  • Nov 10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Nov 13 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 14 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • Nov 15 Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
  • Nov 17 Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)

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Nov 18 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (eye, Nobel 1967), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald
  • Nov 18 Klaus Mann, German/US author (Mephisto)/son of Thomas Mann
  • Nov 18 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)
  • Nov 24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • Nov 30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George
  • Dec 2 Peter Carl Goldmark, German-Hungarian engineer (developed the LP record format), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Dec 6 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician
  • Dec 8 Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)

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Dec 9 Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Dec 10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Dec 11 Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)
  • Dec 12 William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)
  • Dec 13 Laurens Jan van der Post, South African-born writer, soldier, explorer and conservationist, born in Philippolis (d. 1996)
  • Dec 15 Betty Smith, novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
  • Dec 16 John Morrison, politician/landowner
  • Dec 16 Lord Margadale, English Conserv parliament leader/large landowner

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Dec 19 Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Soviet Union (1964-82), born in Kamenskoye, Ukraine (d. 1982)

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • Dec 20 Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)
  • Dec 20 Irving Krick, meteorologist
  • Dec 24 John Walker, museum director
  • Dec 25 Clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69)
  • Dec 25 Herman J Scheltema, [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet
  • Dec 25 William McChesney Martin, Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank (1951-70)
  • Dec 25 Ernst Ruska, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
  • Dec 27 Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer
  • Dec 30 Carol Reed, motion picture director (3rd Man, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Dec 30 Johan A earl von Kielmansegg, German general/commandant NATO-Europe

Weddings in History


Deaths in History