On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1907

  • Dec 1 Joel Fluellen, American actor (Porgy and Bess, Burning Cross, Learning Tree), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1990)
  • Dec 1 Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (Olympic silver 800m, 2 x bronze 400m, 4x400m relay 1932), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1994)
  • Dec 3 Andrew Hutchings, British trade union leader (d. 1996)
  • Dec 3 Connee Boswell, American jazz singer (The Boswell Sisters; Pete Kelly's Blues), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • Dec 4 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), born in Surabaya, Indonesia (d. 1993)
  • Dec 5 Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, born in Huanggang, Hubei, Qing Empire (d. 1971)
  • Dec 5 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (Contribution to the discovery of the pion or pi-meson decay), born in Fossombrone, Pesaro, Italy (d. 1993)
  • Dec 6 Giovanni Ferrari, Italian soccer midfielder and manager (44 caps; Juventus, Internazionale; mgr Italy), born in Alessandria, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Dec 8 Tony Aubin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • Dec 9 Noel Walton Bott, engineer
  • Dec 9 Fried Walter [Schmidt], German light music and operetta composer, born in Ottendorf-Okrilla, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Dec 10 Amedeo Nazzari, Italian actor (The Nights of Cabiria, Chains, Lure of Sila), born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Dec 10 Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Dec 10 Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England (d. 1998)
  • Dec 10 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (scored the first ever FIFA World Cup goal), born in Saint-Maur-des-Foss├ęs, France (d. 2005)
  • Dec 11 Norbert Rosseau, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1975)

  • Dec 12 Frederik van Heek, Dutch sociologist, born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • Dec 12 Fred Elizalde, Spanish Filipino composer, born in Manila (d. 1979)
  • Dec 12 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die), born in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent (d. 2015)
  • Dec 15 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (Brasilia), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2012)
  • Dec 16 Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman
  • Dec 16 Syd Curnow, cricketer (South African batsman in 7 Tests 1930-32)
  • Dec 16 Barbara Kent, Canadian actress (Lonesome, Flesh and the Devil), born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada (d. 2011)
  • Dec 18 Christopher Fry, playwright (Ring Around the Moon), born in Bristol, England
  • Dec 18 Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
  • Dec 19 Jimmy McLarnin, former Welterweight Champion (d. 2004)
  • Dec 20 Paul Francis Webster, American lyricist ("Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"; "The Shadow Of Your Smile"; "I Got It Bad, And That Ain't Good"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Dec 21 Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch poet & literary (Poet in Love), born in Stroobos, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Dec 22 Peggy Ashcroft [Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft], British actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • Dec 22 Yoshio Hasegawa, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1981)
  • Dec 23 Don McNeill, American Radio and TV host (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Galena, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Dec 23 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)
  • Dec 23 Avraham Stern, Polish-born Zionist leader (d. 1942)
  • Dec 24 I. F. Stone, American journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Dec 25 Cab[ell] Calloway, American bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball), born in Rochester, New York
  • Dec 25 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
  • Dec 25 Mike Mazurki, Austrian-American actor and professional wrestler (Some Like It Hot, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World), born in Tarnopol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1990)
  • Dec 27 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
  • Dec 27 Nils-Eric Ringbom, Finnish composer, born in Turku (d. 1978)
  • Dec 27 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (Melbourne 1967-71), born in Winterswijk, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Dec 27 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • Dec 27 Conrad L. Raiford, Goodwill Ambassador (d. 2002)
  • Dec 28 Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel
  • Dec 29 James Gardner, British museum & exhibition designer, born in Hendon, London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 30 Christine Auwen, Dutch model, singer and actress (Haghezangers), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Dec 30 Robert Grant Ferris, British politician (d. 1996)

About December 1907

How Old? 113 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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