On This Day

Historical Figures Born in December 1889

  • Dec 8 Hervey Allen, American writer and poet (Anthony Adverse), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • Dec 11 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)

Walter Knott

Dec 11 Walter Knott, American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California and introduced the boysenberry to America, born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)

  • Dec 21 Sewall Wright, American geneticist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • Dec 22 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, born in Baskinta, Lebanon (d. 1988)
  • Dec 28 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
  • Dec 30 Georg von der Vring, German painter and writer (Soldier Suhren), born in Brake, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1968)