On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1890

  • Dec 5 David Bomberg, English painter, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1957)

Person of interestDion Fortune

Dec 6 Dion Fortune, British occultist, born in Llandudno, Wales (d. 1946)

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Dec 6 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (known as the founding father of modern physics research in Japan), born in Satoshō, Okayama (d. 1951)
  • Dec 6 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, born in Calw, Germany (d. 1955)

Person of interestMarc Connelly

Dec 13 Marc Connelly, American playwright (One Minute Please), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)

Playwright Marc Connelly
Playwright
Marc Connelly
  • Dec 18 Edwin Howard Armstrong, American radio pioneer inventor (FM), born in NYC, New York (d. 1954)
  • Dec 19 Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
  • Dec 19 Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
  • Dec 21 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Mark Tobey, American abstract painter (Broadway Norm), born in Centerville, Wisconsin (d. 1976)
  • Dec 22 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain, born in Droylsden, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • Dec 25 Robert Ripley, collector of odd facts (Believe it or Not), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 1949)
  • Dec 26 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
  • Dec 30 Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico (d. 1973)