Famous People Born in December 1910

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • Dec 1 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Dec 2 Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1987)
  • Dec 2 Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
  • Dec 3 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon
  • Dec 4 Alex North [Isadore Soifer], American composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • Dec 4 Amar Singh, Indian cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties), born in Rajkot, Gujarat, British India (d. 1940)
  • Dec 4 R. [Ramaswamy] Venkataraman, Indian politician, eighth President of India (1987-92), born in Rajamadam, British India (d. 2009)
  • Dec 5 Abraham Polonsky, American writer and director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Dec 7 Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian-Venezuelan musician and arranger, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2011)
  • Dec 7 Richard Franko Goldman, American educator and composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Dec 7 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 1983)
  • Dec 7 Louis Prima, American musician (That Old Black Magic), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • Dec 9 Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
  • Dec 9 Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)
  • Dec 10 Jill Summers, British actress (Agatha Coronation Street), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1997)

  • Dec 11 Robert Grieve, Scottish civil servant and planner, born in Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • Dec 11 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1937)
  • Dec 13 Lillian Roth [Rutstein], American singer and actress (Animal Crackers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • Dec 13 Van Heflin [Emmett Evan Heflin Jr], American actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary), born in Walters, Oklahoma (d. 1971)
  • Dec 13 Charles Alfred Coulson, British chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England (d. 1974)
  • Dec 15 John H. Hammond, music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Dec 16 Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")
  • Dec 16 Robert Noehren, composer
  • Dec 16 Stanojlo Rajicic, composer
  • Dec 17 Keki Tarapore, Indian cricketer (0-72 in his only Test for India), born in Bombay, India (d. 1986)
  • Dec 17 Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)
  • Dec 18 Abe Burrows, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 18 Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket player (international cricket umpire, rugby referee), born in Nelson, New Zealand (d.2010)
  • Dec 19 Jean Genet, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 19 Jose Lezama Lima, poet/novelist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Dec 21 Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 2018)
  • Dec 22 Richard Ainley, British actor (I Dood It, As You Like It, Above Suspicion), born in Middlesex, England
  • Dec 23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
  • Dec 24 Betty Ann Davies, British actress (Tough Guy), born in London, England (d. 1955)
  • Dec 24 Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr., American sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Dec 24 Mitchell Ayres, American orchestra leader (Hollywood Palace), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dec 24 Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957, born in Z├╝rich, Switzerland (d. 1980)
  • Dec 24 William "Bill" Pickering, NASA scientist (JPL), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Dec 25 Marguerite Churchill, American actress (Dracula's Daughter, Big Trail), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • Dec 25 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)
  • Dec 26 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner
  • Dec 26 Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • Dec 27 Jack Massey, groundsman
  • Dec 27 Neville Crump, racehorse trainer
  • Dec 27 Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)
  • Dec 28 John "Jack" Kerr, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s), born in Dannevirke, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Dec 29 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), born in Willesden, London (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 Herman van der Horst, Dutch cinematographer (Faja Lobbi)
  • Dec 30 Paul Bowles, writer (The Shelting Sky), born in Queens, NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Dec 31 Richard "Dick" Kollmar, American actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), born in Rigewood, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • Dec 31 Roy Rowland, American film director, born in New York City, New York (d. 1995)