Famous People Born in December 1891

  • Dec 1 Foppe G. Scheltema, Dutch lawyer (wreck laws) (d. 1939)
  • Dec 2 Charles H. Wesley, American author and historian (The History of Alpha Phi Alpha), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1987)
  • Dec 5 Al Boasberg, American vaudeville, radio and film comedy writer (Jack Benny; Bob Hope; The Marx Brothers), born In Buffalo, New York (d. 1937)
  • Dec 5 Alexander Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer, born in St Petersburg (d. 1956)
  • Dec 7 Fay Bainter, American actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • Dec 9 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet, born in Minsk, Minsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1917)

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs (1891-1970)

Dec 10 German-Swedish poet and playwright (O the Chimneys - Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), born in Berlin, Germany

  • Dec 12 Buck Jones [Charles F Gebhart], American Western actor (Just Pals, Forbidden Trails, War Horse), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • Dec 15 A. P. Carter, American country-folk and gospel singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Carter Family), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 1960)
  • Dec 17 Robertson Hare, English actor (All Gas and Gaiters. Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge), born in London (d. 1979)
  • Dec 19 Edward Bernard Raczynski, Polish President-in-exile (1979-86), born in Austro-Hungary (d. 1993)
  • Dec 21 John W. McCormack, American politician (D) Speaker of House (1962-70), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)

Cy DennenyCy Denneny (1891-1970)

Dec 23 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (NHL leading scorer 1923-24), born in Farran's Point, Ontario

  • Dec 25 Clarrie Grimmett, Australian cricket spin bowler (37 Tests; 216 wickets @ 24.21; ICC Cricket Hall of Fame), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1980)
  • Dec 25 Earle Foxe, American actor (Dance Fools Dance), born in Oxford, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • Dec 25 Kenneth Anderson, British general (Operation Torch - North Africa), born in Madras, British India (d. 1959)

Henry MillerHenry Miller (1891-1980)

Dec 26 American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York

  • Dec 30 Antoine Pinay, French politician (Prime Minister of France 1952, Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise, France (d. 1994)