On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1912

  • Dec 1 Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (World Trade Center, NY), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1986)
  • Dec 1 Terence Beckles, English pianist and teacher, born in Bushey, England (d. 1995)
  • Dec 1 Ken Willingham, English soccer right half (12 caps; Huddersfield Town), born in Ecclesfield, Sheffield, England (d. 1975)
  • Dec 1 Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), born in Oakland, California (d. 1990)
  • Dec 4 Ian Wallace [John Wallace Pritchard], American sci-fi author (Megalomania), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Dec 4 Pappy Boyington, American combat pilot (United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II), born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (d. 1988)
  • Dec 5 Maisie Fitter, editor and conservationist (d. 1996)
  • Dec 7 Daniel Jones, Welsh composer, born in Pembroke, Wales (d. 1993)
  • Dec 8 Jura Soyfer, Austrian political journalist and cabaret writer, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1939)
  • Dec 9 Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Dec 9 Jim Turnesa, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1952; Ryder Cup 1953), born in NYC, NY (d. 1971)
  • Dec 10 Philip Hart, American lawyer and politician (U.S. Senator from Michigan), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Dec 11 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), born in Magenta, Lombardy (d. 2007)
  • Dec 15 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1988)
  • Dec 18 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American Air Force General during WWII, born in Washington D.C. (d. 2002)
  • Dec 22 Claudia A. "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, American first lady (1963-1969), born in Karnack, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Dec 22 Henry Armstrong, American boxer (world featherweight, lightweight, welterweight [19 x title defences] champion), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1988)
  • Dec 25 Don McRae, New Zealand cricket medium pace bowler (1 Test; Canterbury CA) and soccer goalkeeper (1 cap; Nomads United FC), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1986)
  • Dec 25 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist
  • Dec 25 Leighton Noble [Faye Leighton Jepson], American big band singer, bandleader, and TV host (d. 1994)
  • Dec 25 Werner Fussan, German composer (Heiteres Aquarium) and educator, born Plauen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Dec 25 Willian Noel Moffet, architect
  • Dec 26 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino journalist and politician (Mayor of Manila, 1952-62), born in Talisay, Philippines (d. 1962)
  • Dec 29 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1990)
  • Dec 31 John Frost, British airborne officer, born in Pune, India (d. 1993)

About December 1912

How Old? 109 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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