On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1894

  • Dec 2 Warren William [Krech], American actor (The Wolf Man, Cleopatra), born in Aitkin, Minnesota (d. 1948)
  • Dec 3 Bert Baston, American College Football Hall of Fame end (University of Minnesota), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • Dec 5 C. R. Swart, South African politician (1st State President of South Africa 1961-67), born in Winburg, Orange Free State (d. 1982)
  • Dec 8 James Thurber, American humorist (Men, Women & Dogs), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1961)
  • Dec 8 E. C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye), born in Chester, Illinois (d. 1938)
  • Dec 10 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert, born in Czarnk√≥w, Poland (d. 1975)
  • Dec 10 Gertrud Kolmar, German lyric poet and writer, born in Berlin (d. 1943)
  • Dec 14 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, Chilean-Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Chile, Chile (d. 1976)
  • Dec 17 Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • Dec 17 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer
  • Dec 17 Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)
  • Dec 17 Willem Schermerhorn, Neth premier (1945-46)
  • Dec 17 David Butler, American director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 19 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner (1951-65)
  • Dec 19 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec 19 Yoshida Isoya, architect (modern sukiya style), born in Tokyo, Japan

Person of interestRobert Menzies

Dec 20 Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (United Australia Party: 1939-41, Liberal: 1949-66) and its longest-serving, born in Jeparit, Victoria (d. 1978)

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • Dec 23 Arthur Gilligan, English cricketer (England captain in 1920's)
  • Dec 24 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • Dec 26 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), born in Quiapo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines (d. 1980)
  • Dec 26 Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 28 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)
  • Dec 28 Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)
  • Dec 31 Ernest John Moeran, English composer, born in London Borough of Hounslow, United Kingdom (d. 1950)