On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1883

  • Dec 4 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), born in Levuka, Fiji (d. 1969)
  • Dec 9 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal and supreme commander, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1955)
  • Dec 9 Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, born in Irkutsk, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • Dec 10 Andrej J. Vysjinski, Russian lawyer and UN ambassador, born in Odessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • Dec 13 Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1950)
  • Dec 14 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, born in Tanabe, Wakayama, Japan (d. 1883)
  • Dec 19 Louis Davids [Simon David], Dutch cabaret performer/chorus performer
  • Dec 19 [Francis] Barry Byrne, architect, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 22 Arthur James Cook, British trade union leader (coal miners), born in Wookey, Somerset (d. 1931)
  • Dec 23 Hubert Pierlot, Belgian advocate and politician, Prime Minister of Belgium (1939-45), born in Cugnon, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • Dec 25 Maurice Utrillo, French painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre)
  • Dec 26 Frank Debenham, Australian geographer/geologist

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

Dec 27 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • Dec 28 Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer (d. 1945)