On This Day

Famous People Born in 1885 (Part 2)

  • Nov 17 Henry de Man, Belgian sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • Nov 19 Erskine Sanford, American actor (Citizen Kane, Angel on My Shoulder), born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 1969)
  • Nov 26 Heinrich Brüning, German politician and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), born in Münster, Province of Westphalia, German Empire (d. 1970)
  • Nov 27 Rudolph Reti, Serbian composer, born in Užice, Kingdom of Serbia (D. 1957)

Person of interestAlbert Kesselring

Nov 30 Albert Kesselring, German general during World War II (Commander-in-Chief South and West), born in Marktsteft, German Empire (d. 1960)

German General Albert Kesselring
German General
Albert Kesselring
  • Dec 1 Guy de Lioncourt, composer
  • Dec 2 George Minot, American physician (Nobel 1934 - introduction of a raw-liver diet in the treatment of pernicious anemia), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Dec 6 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General), born in Elbląg, Poland (d. 1950)
  • Dec 10 János Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, born in Prague (d. 1954)
  • Dec 10 Mario Varvoglis, Greek composer, born in Brussels (d. 1967)
  • Dec 19 F S Flint, translator/poet (imagist movement), born in London, England
  • Dec 21 Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1960)
  • Dec 22 Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson) and promoter of classical music, born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Dec 23 Pierre Brissaud, French artist (d. 1964)
  • Dec 24 Arthur Dolphin, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England keeper, later Test ump), born in Wilsden, United Kingdom (d. 1942)
  • Dec 31 Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, born in Province of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1970)