Famous People Born in December 1886

  • Dec 1 Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)
  • Dec 1 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
  • Dec 1 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • Dec 1 Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • Dec 1 Zhu De, Chinese general and politician (commander-in-chief of Eighth Route Army), born in Yilong Country, Qing Dynasty (d. 1976)
  • Dec 3 Manne Siegbahn, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • Dec 5 Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)

Person of interestJoyce Kilmer

Dec 6 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1918)

Person of interestDiego Rivera

Dec 8 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and wife of Frida Kahlo, born in Guanajuato, México (d. 1957)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

Person of interestClarence Birdseye

Dec 9 Clarence Birdseye, American inventor and founder of the modern frozen food industry (Birdseye), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1956)

Person of interestVictor McLaglen

Dec 10 Victor McLaglen, English actor (Informer - Academy Award 1935), born in Tunbridge Wells, England (d. 1959)

  • Dec 10 William Booth, England Test cricket batsman (WWI 2 Tests), born in Pudsey, England (d. 1916)
  • Dec 12 Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), born in County Meath, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • Dec 13 Lambertus J van Apeldoorn, lawyer (martial law)

Person of interestTy Cobb

Dec 18 Ty Cobb, American baseball great (Detroit Tigers) who set 90 MLB records during his career, born in Narrows, Georgia (d. 1961)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Dec 20 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer
  • Dec 20 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, American tennis player (US Open 1909-11), born in Healdsburg, California (d. 1974)
  • Dec 21 George Norman Peterkin, composer
  • Dec 21 Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
  • Dec 23 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
  • Dec 24 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
  • Dec 25 Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)