On This Day

Famous People Born in 1883 (Part 2)

  • Nov 11 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Nov 14 Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek premier (1945, 50, 51-52)
  • Nov 16 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli) (d. 1958)
  • Nov 17 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • Nov 18 Carl Vinson, American politician (38th Dean of the United States House of Representatives, 1961-65), born in Baldwin County, Georgia (d. 1981)
  • Nov 19 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), born in Guelph, Ontario (d. 1957)
  • Nov 23 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
  • Nov 23 Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (Epic of Culture in New World)
  • Nov 25 Percy Marmont, British actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon, Captain Apache), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • Nov 25 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian author and mystic, born in Frenchtown, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • Nov 28 Paul Hastings Allen, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1952)
  • Dec 1 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer
  • Dec 3 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 49 wickets) and solder (killed in world's last successful cavalry charge, 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1917)
  • Dec 3 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Dec 4 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), born in Levuka, Fiji (d. 1969)
  • Dec 9 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal and supreme commander, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1955)

  • Dec 9 Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, born in Irkutsk, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • Dec 10 Andrej J. Vysjinski, Russian lawyer and UN ambassador, born in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • Dec 10 Jesse Harper, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Notre Dame 57–17–7), born in Paw Paw, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Dec 13 Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1950)
  • Dec 14 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, born in Smyrna, Greece (d. 1962)
  • Dec 14 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, born in Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan (d. 1883)
  • Dec 16 Max Linder, French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck, Max Prend un Bain), born in Saint-Loubès, Gironde, France (d. 1925)
  • Dec 17 Raimu [Jules Auguste Cesar Muraire], French actor (The Baker's Wife, Marius, Fanny), born in Toulon, Var, France (d. 1946)
  • Dec 19 Louis Davids, [Simon David], Dutch cabaret performer/chorus performer
  • Dec 19 [Francis] Barry Byrne, architect, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 22 Arthur James Cook, British trade union leader (coal miners), born in Wookey, Somerset (d. 1931)
  • Dec 22 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • Dec 23 Hubert M E Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45)
  • Dec 25 Fran Lhotka, Czech composer, born in Mladá Vožice (d. 1962)
  • Dec 25 Maurice Utrillo, French painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre)
  • Dec 26 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950)
  • Dec 26 Frank Debenham, Australian geographer/geologist

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

Dec 27 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • Dec 28 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer (d. 1945)
  • Dec 30 Lester Patrick, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (6 x Stanley Cups as player, coach and manager), born in Drummondville, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • Dec 30 Mary Forbes, British actress (Terror by Night), born in Hornsey England (d. 1974)