On This Day

Historical Figures Born in December 1897

  • Dec 1 Manuel A. Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)
  • Dec 2 Rewi Alley, New Zealand writer (Americans in China), born in Springfield, Canterbury, New Zealand (d. 1987)
  • Dec 2 Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union of Armenian origin, born in Yelizavetpol, Elisabethpol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • Dec 3 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak), born in Limerick City, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • Dec 4 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Dec 6 Oscar Walter Cisek, Romanian writer and diplomat, born in Bucharest (d. 1966)
  • Dec 10 Karl H. Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Dec 14 Margaret Chase Smith, American politician (U.S. Senator from Maine), born in Skowhegan, Maine (d. 1995)
  • Dec 14 Kurt Schuschnigg, Austrian politician (Dictator of the Austrian Federal State), born in Riva del Garda, Tyrol, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Dec 16 Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright and poet (Le Canari et le Cerise), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Dec 18 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker
  • Dec 19 Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, French anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
  • Dec 26 Willie Corsari [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
  • Dec 27 Iwan S Konew, Russian marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
  • Dec 30 Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)