On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1905

  • Dec 1 Charles Finney, American author (Circus of Dr Lao)
  • Dec 4 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, 28th President of Brazil (1969-74), born in Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • Dec 7 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-American astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune), born in Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands (d. 1973)
  • Dec 8 Julius Silverman, British Labour Party politician, born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
  • Dec 11 Eugen Fink, German philosopher, born in Konstanz, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • Dec 11 Robert Henriques, English writer (100 Hours to Suez) (d. 1967)
  • Dec 12 Manès Sperber, Austrian-French writer (Like a Tear in the Ocean: A Trilogy), born in Zabolotiv, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • Dec 16 Piet Hein, poet/inventor
  • Dec 17 Simo Häyhä, Finnish sniper (d. 2002)
  • Dec 17 Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)
  • Dec 19 (Charles) Robert Medley, English abstract and figurative style painter, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring), born in Westminster, United Kingdom (d. 2000)
  • Dec 22 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet & translator & critical essayist (Birds in the Bush), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • Dec 24 Anna "Ans" van Dike ("the Young"), Jewish nazi collaborator, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Dec 30 Emmanuel Levinas, philosopher
  • Dec 30 Daniil Kharms [Yuvatchov], Russian surrealist and absurdist writer, poet, and playwright, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1942)
  • Dec 31 Guy Mollet, Prime Minister of France (1956-57), born in Flers, France (d. 1975)
  • Dec 31 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), born in Sekežintsõ, Ostrog (d. 1970)

About December 1905

How Old? 115 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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