On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1902 (Part 2)

  • 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)