Famous People Born in December 1905

  • Dec 1 Alexander Wilson, Canadian and Notre Dame athlete (d. 1994)
  • Dec 1 Charles G. Finney, American fantasy author (Circus of Dr Lao), born in Sedalia, Missouri (d. 1984)
  • Dec 1 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • Dec 2 Moses Asch, Polish-American recording engineer (founder of Folkways Records), born in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1986) [1]
  • Dec 2 Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine musician and composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Dec 3 Les Ames, English cricket wicket-keeper/batsman (47 Tests, 97 dismissals, 2,434 runs @ 40.56), born in Elham, Kent, England (d. 1990)
  • Dec 4 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, 28th President of Brazil (1969-74), born in Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • Dec 5 Bruce Drake, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (University of Oklahoma 1938-55, 200-181), born in The Gentry, Texas (d. 1983)
  • Dec 5 Gus Mancuso, American baseball catcher (World Series 1931, 33; MLB All Star 1935, 37; NY Giants, St. Louis Cardinals) and broadcaster (Cardinals' radio network), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Dec 5 Otto Preminger, Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director, producer (Laura,; Advise & Consent; Anatomy of A Murder), and actor (Stalag 17), born in Wiznitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Dec 6 James J. Braddock, American boxer (World Heavyweight champion 1935-37), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • Dec 7 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune), born in Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • Dec 8 Charles Cushing, American composer, born in Oakland, California (d. 1982)
  • Dec 8 Ernst Hermann Meyer, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1988)
  • Dec 8 Frank Faylen, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life, Funny Girl), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • Dec 8 Julius Silverman, British Labour Party politician, born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Dec 9 Dalton Trumbo, American writer and film director (Johnny Got His Gun), born in Montrose, Colorado (d. 1976)
  • Dec 11 Eugen Fink, German philosopher, born in Konstanz, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • Dec 11 Gilbert Roland [Luis Alonso], Mexican actor (Juarez, Barbarosa), born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 1994)
  • Dec 11 Koos van de Griend, Dutch composer, born in Kampen, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • Dec 11 Robert Henriques, English writer (100 Hours to Suez) (d. 1967)
  • Dec 12 Manès Sperber, Austrian-French writer (Like a Tear in the Ocean: A Trilogy), born in Zabolotiv, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • Dec 12 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), born in Marseille (d. 1991)
  • Dec 14 Sydney Lipton, British dance band leader, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 15 Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, born in Nagykanizsa, Hungary (d. 2000)
  • Dec 16 Piet Hein, Dutch poet and inventor (d. 1996)
  • Dec 17 Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)
  • Dec 17 Iosif Kheifits [Joseph Heifitz], Belarusian-Soviet film director (Member of the Government ), born in Minsk, (d. 1995)
  • Dec 17 Simo Häyhä, Finnish sniper (d. 2002)
  • Dec 18 Richard Sturzenegger, Swiss composer and cello player, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1976)
  • Dec 19 (Charles) Robert Medley, English abstract and figurative style painter, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 20 Albert Dekker, American stage and screen character actor ((Dr. Cyclops; Beau Geste; The Wild Bunch), and politician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1968)
  • Dec 20 Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner), born in White Cliffs, Australia (d. 1992)
  • Dec 21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring), born in Westminster, United Kingdom (d. 2000)
  • Dec 22 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet & translator & critical essayist (Birds in the Bush), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • Dec 22 Pierre Brasseur [Espinasse], French actor (Eyes Without a Face, Children of Paradise), born in Paris, France (d. 1972)
  • Dec 23 Árni Björnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Lóni, Iceland (d. 1995)
  • Dec 24 Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)

Howard HughesHoward Hughes (1905-1976)

Dec 24 American reclusive billionaire, filmmaker and aviator (Hughes Aircraft), born in Humble, Texas

  • Dec 27 Esma Cannon, Australian-born actress (Sailor Beware!), born in Randwick, Australia (d. 1972)
  • Dec 28 Cliff Arquette, comedian (Charlie Weaver), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • Dec 28 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), born in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India (d. 1965)
  • Dec 29 Lawrence "Snub" Mosley, American jazz trombonist (Alphonso Trent Orchestra; Louis Armstrong), bandleader, and promoter of the slide saxophone ("The Man With The Funny Little Horn"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1981) [1]
  • Dec 30 Daniil Kharms [Yuvatchov], Russian surrealist and absurdist writer, poet, and playwright, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1942)
  • Dec 30 Emmanuel Levinas, Lithuanian-French Jewish philosopher, born in Kovno, Russian Empire (d. 1995)

Guy MolletGuy Mollet (1905-1975)

Dec 31 Prime Minister of France (1956-57), born in Flers, France

  • Dec 31 Jule Styne [Julius Stein], British-American Academy and Tony Award-winning songwriter ("Three Coins In The Fountain"; "Time After Time"), and Broadway composer (Funny Girl; Hallelujah, Baby!; Gypsy), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Dec 31 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), born in Sekežintsõ, Ostrog (d. 1970)

About December 1905

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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