Famous People Born in December 1890

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 2 William Gaxton, American actor (Destry, Convoy), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)
  • Dec 5 David Bomberg, English painter, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1957)
  • Dec 5 Fritz Lang, Austrian-German-American filmmaker and screenwriter (Metropolis), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1976)

Person of interestDion Fortune

Dec 6 Dion Fortune, British occultist, born in Llandudno, Wales (d. 1946)

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Dec 6 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (known as the founding father of modern physics research in Japan), born in Satoshō, Okayama (d. 1951)
  • Dec 6 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, born in Calw, Germany (d. 1955)
  • Dec 8 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Policka Czechoslovakia, composer (Hry o Marti)
  • Dec 10 George Merritt, English actor (I Monster, Q Planes), born in London, England (d. 1977)

Person of interestCarlos Gardel

Dec 11 Carlos Gardel, Argentine singer and the most prominent figure in the history of tango, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1935)

  • Dec 13 Marc Connelly, American playwright (One Minute Please), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • Dec 18 Edwin Howard Armstrong, American radio pioneer inventor (FM), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 19 Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
  • Dec 19 Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
  • Dec 20 Yvonne Arnaud, French-born pianist, singer and actress (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), born in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France (d. 1958)
  • Dec 21 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate, born in New York City, New York (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Mark Tobey, American abstract painter (Broadway Norm), born in Centerville, Wisconsin (d. 1976)
  • Dec 22 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain, born in Droylsden, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • Dec 25 Robert Ripley, collector of odd facts (Believe it or Not), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 1949)
  • Dec 26 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
  • Dec 27 Maurice Schoemaker, composer
  • Dec 28 Frank Butler, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China), born in Oxford, England
  • Dec 30 Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico (d. 1973)