On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1900

  • Dec 3 Richard Kuhn, Austrian-German biochemist (Nobel 1938-work on carotenoids and vitamins), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • Dec 3 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide, born in Zermatt, Valais (d. 2004)

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Dec 6 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), born in Clinton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

  • Dec 8 Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (best known for his leadership in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War), born in Jinnu, Lujiang, Chaohu, Anhui, Qing dynasty (d. 1990)
  • Dec 9 Albert Weisbord, American labor organizer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Dec 12 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1988)
  • Dec 13 Jonel Perlea, Romanian opera conductor, born in Ograda, Romania (d. 1970)
  • Dec 13 Norman Foster, American actor (Skyscraper Souls), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • Dec 14 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, Bulgarian composer, born in Nikopol, Bulgaria (d. 1973)
  • Dec 15 Francesco Messina, Italian sculptor, born in Linguaglossa, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Dec 16 Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)
  • Dec 17 Lucijan Marija Škerjajanc, Slovene pianist/composer/conductor/teacher, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Dec 17 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician, born in Aynho, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • Dec 17 Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (La femme nue), born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 1973)
  • Dec 20 Gabby Harnett, American baseball player and manager (NL MVP 1935), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)
  • Dec 20 Gabby Hartnett, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (MLB All Star 1933–38; NL MVP 1935; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)
  • Dec 21 Oda Schaefer, German writer & journalist (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only), born in Wilmersdorf, Berlin
  • Dec 21 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1951)
  • Dec 22 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 23 Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)
  • Dec 24 Joey Smallwood, Canadian politician (Premier of Newfoundland), born in (d. 1991)
  • Dec 25 Gladys Swarthout, Deepwater Missouri, mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda)
  • Dec 25 W L "Tich" Cornford, cricketer (Sussex keeper played for England 1930)
  • Dec 27 Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)
  • Dec 29 Willie Humphrey, American jazz clarinetist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)

About December 1900

How Old? 119 years old
Generation: Lost Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)