On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1887

  • Dec 3 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese imperial prince and 30th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1990)
  • Dec 13 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), born in Pall Mall, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • Dec 13 George Pólya, Hungarian mathematician, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1985)
  • Dec 15 Pieter Geyl, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch Tribe), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Dec 17 Josef Lada, Czech painter (d. 1957)
  • Dec 17 Hermine Reuss, Empress of Germany and Duchess of Bohemia (d. 1947)
  • Dec 22 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (number theory), born in Erode, British India (d. 1920)
  • Dec 25 Conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels)
  • Dec 26 Arthur Ernest Percival, British Army officer (d. 1966)