Famous People Born in December 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • Dec 1 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1977)
  • Dec 2 Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer (Americans in China)
  • Dec 2 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Marshall of the Soviet Union (d. 1982)
  • Dec 3 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak)
  • Dec 4 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker) (d. 1979)
  • Dec 5 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer, born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1977)
  • Dec 6 John Axel Fernstrom, Swedish composer, born in Yichang, China (d. 1961)
  • Dec 6 Oscar Walter Cisek, Romanian writer and diplomat, born in Bucharest (d. 1966)
  • Dec 8 Leslie Heward, composer
  • Dec 9 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, British actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • Dec 10 Karl H. Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Dec 13 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Dec 14 Margaret Chase Smith, American politician (U.S. Senator from Maine), born in Skowhegan, Maine (d. 1995)
  • Dec 14 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (Dictator of the Austrian Federal State), born in Riva del Garda, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Dec 16 Jacobus Petrus Duminy, cricketer (three Tests for South Africa 1927-29)
  • Dec 16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Dec 18 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
  • Dec 18 Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952)
  • Dec 19 Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, French anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
  • Dec 23 Julien Carette, French actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • Dec 26 Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
  • Dec 27 Iwan S Konew, Russ marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
  • Dec 29 Hermann Heiss, German composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1966)
  • Dec 30 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)
  • Dec 31 Rhys Williams, Welsh actor (How Green Was My Valley, Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart), born in Clydach, Swansea, Wales (d. 1969)