On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1902

  • Dec 2 Horace Hildreth, American politician (Gov-Maine, 1945-49) and U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan (1953-57), born in Gardiner, Maine (d. 1988)
  • Dec 5 Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (Sen-D/R-SC), born in Edgefield, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • Dec 8 Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (The Jungle), born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba (d. 1982)
  • Dec 9 Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs
  • Dec 12 Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • Dec 13 Talcott Parsons, American sociologist, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1979)
  • Dec 15 Robert F. Bradford, American politician (57th Governor of Massachusetts), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • Dec 17 Albert Drach, Austrian-Jewish writer, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • Dec 20 Max Lerner, American journalist & educator (NY Post), born in Minsk, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Dec 20 Sidney Hook, American philosopher (Paradoxes of Freedom), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 20 George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent, born in York Cottage, United Kingdom (d. 1942)
  • Dec 22 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, French WW II hero (liberator of Paris), born in Belloy-Saint-Léonard, France (d. 1947)
  • Dec 22 Joe Adonis, Italian American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, born in Montemarano, Italy (d. 1971)
  • Dec 23 Norman Maclean, American author (d. 1990)
  • Dec 23 Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India (1979-80), born in Noorpur District, British India (d. 1987)
  • Dec 26 Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)
  • Dec 28 Mortimer J Adler, American author (Encyclopedia Brittanica), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 28 Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (Long River), born in Zhen'gan, Hunan Province (d. 1988)

About December 1902

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)