Famous People Born in December 1893

  • Dec 1 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • Dec 1 Herman Griffith, West Indian cricket fast bowler (13 Tests; 44 wickets; best 6-103), born in Arima, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1980)
  • Dec 2 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer (Bio in Sonata Form), born in Kremenchuk, Russia (d. 2002) (birth date uncertain)
  • Dec 2 Louis Freeman, Scottish band leader, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Dec 3 Julius Bissier, German painter, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Dec 6 Lou Little [Luigi Piccolo], American college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • Dec 10 Walter Rein, German composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1955)
  • Dec 12 Edward G. Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1973)
  • Dec 16 Vladimir Golschmann, French-American conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1931-57), born in Paris, France (d. 1972)
  • Dec 17 Erwin Piscator, German stage director (Der Stellvertreter), born in Greifenstein-Ulm, German Empire (d. 1966)
  • Dec 23 Ann O'Neal [Patsy Ann Epperson], American actress (Professional Father), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1971)
  • Dec 24 Carl Brisson, Danish actor (Ship Cafe, Ring, Song of Soho, Murder at the Vanities), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1958)
  • Dec 24 Ruth Chatterton, American actress (Madame X, Sarah & Son), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • Dec 25 Bert Bertram, Australian actor (How to Steal a Million, Shamus), born in Peterborough, Australia (d. 1991)
  • Dec 25 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane, Moon Over Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1963)
  • Dec 26 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, Polish/Belorussian composer, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1970)

Mao ZedongMao Zedong (1893-1976)

Dec 26 Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), born in Shaoshan, Hunan

  • Dec 26 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, Russian composer and music theorist, born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • Dec 31 Jimmy Blanckenberg, South African cricket medium pace bowler (18 Tests, 60 wickets; Western Province), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1955)
  • Dec 31 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist & author (Flemish Resurrection), born in Saint-Gilles, Brussels (d. 1975)