On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1919

  • Dec 1 Anne Cox Chambers, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 1 Ike Isaacs, Burmese-born jazz guitarist, born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • Dec 2 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
  • Dec 3 Charles Craig, English opera singer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Dec 4 I. K. [Inder Kumar] Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997-98), born in Jhelum, British India (d. 2012)
  • Dec 5 Victor Collin Matthews, British businessman, born in Islington, London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 6 Paul de Man, Belgian literary critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • Dec 6 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • Dec 7 Ellen Stewart, American actress, director and founder of La Mama Theatre Group, born in the US (d. 2011)
  • Dec 8 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Dec 8 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 8 Peter Tali Coleman, Governor of American Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), born in Pago Pago, American Samoa (d. 1997)
  • Dec 9 William Lipscomb, American chemist working in nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, boron chemistry, and biochemistry (Nobel 1976), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Dec 10 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, Swedish composer, born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 1997)
  • Dec 10 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 11 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), born in Marysvale, Utah (d. 2000)

  • Dec 12 Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (revival of traditional forms of astrology in the late 20th century), born in Essex, England (d. 2001)
  • Dec 12 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (Archie Comics), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dec 13 Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • Dec 14 Felix the Cat, anthropomorphic cartoon character created in the silent film era by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer
  • Dec 16 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
  • Dec 19 Benedict Freedman, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 21 Gert Fredriksson, Swedish canoeist (6 Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56, 60), born in Nyköping, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • Dec 25 Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
  • Dec 25 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads), born in East Ham, London (d. 1985)
  • Dec 28 Inocente Carreño, Venezuelan composer, born in Porlamar, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist & writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Dec 29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)
  • Dec 30 Dick Spooner, English cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests; 12 dismissals), born in Thornaby-on-Tees, England (d. 1997)
  • Dec 31 Tommy Byrne, American baseball player, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • Dec 31 Artur Fischer, German inventor with more patents than Edison, born in Tumlingen, Baden-Württemberg (d. 2016)
  • Dec 31 Recy Taylor, American sexual assault victim, born in Abbeville, Alabama (d. 2017)

About December 1919

How Old? 100 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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