On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1907 (Part 2)

  • Oct 16 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • Oct 18 Alexander Hardie Williamson, artist
  • Oct 21 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)
  • Oct 22 Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art
  • Oct 27 Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, 1st Prime Minister of Dutch Antilles (d. 1966)
  • Oct 28 John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1987)
  • Oct 30 Albert Rice Leventhal, American publisher (Little Golden Books), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Oct 30 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (founded the journal Current Anthropology), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Oct 31 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Nov 1 Terence Cuneo, English artist (official artist for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Nov 7 Maurits Mok, Dutch author and poet (Cheese & Bread Game), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Nov 8 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader (Industrial Union of Metalworkers), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Nov 9 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, born in Potsdam, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Nov 10 John Moore, English author (Portrait of Elmbury, Brensham Village and The Blue Field), born in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)

Person of interestJoseph Gilbert Hamilton

Nov 11 Joseph G. Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, born in Waverley, Massachusetts (d. 1957)

  • Nov 13 Josef Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), born in Mörkö, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1948)

  • Nov 13 Lewis Boddington, British aerospace engineer (RAE)
  • Nov 13 Giovanna of Italy, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Rome (d. 2000)
  • Nov 14 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)
  • Nov 14 Howard William Hunter, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1995)
  • Nov 14 Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit
  • Nov 15 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
  • Nov 17 Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley's secretary (d. 1985)
  • Nov 18 Halldis Moren Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (Harp and Dagger), born in Trysil, Norway (d. 1995)
  • Nov 19 Luc Tourneir [Christian J. H. Engles] Netherland-Curaçaon poet, artist, and doctor, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Nov 19 Jack Schaefer, American author (Shane), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1991)
  • Nov 20 Henri-Georges Clouzot, French director (Le salaire de la peur), born in Niort, France (d. 1977)
  • Nov 21 Jim Bishop, American journalist and author (The Day Lincoln was Shot), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • Nov 21 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor (d. 1993)
  • Nov 22 Dora Maar, French painter and photographer, lover of Picasso, born in Tours France (d. 1997)
  • Nov 23 Lars Leksell, Swedish physician (d. 1986)
  • Nov 26 Ruth Patrick, American botanist and limnologist, born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • Nov 27 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Nov 28 Alberto Moravia [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Nov 30 Jacques Barzun, French author (The House of Intellect), born in Créteil, France (d. 2012)
  • Dec 3 Andrew Hutchings, British trade union leader (d. 1996)

  • Dec 4 Jo Boer, Dutch painter and author (Catharina & the Magnolias), born in Surabaya, Indonesia (d. 1993)
  • Dec 5 Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, born in Huanggang, Hubei, Qing Empire (d. 1971)
  • Dec 5 Giuseppe Occhialini, Italian physicist (Contribution to the discovery of the pion or pi-meson decay), born in Fossombrone, Pesaro, Italy (d. 1993)
  • Dec 9 Noel Walton Bott, engineer
  • Dec 10 Rumer Godden, English author (Thursday's Children), born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England (d. 1998)
  • Dec 12 Frederik van Heek, Dutch sociologist, born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1987)
  • Dec 15 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (Brasilia), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2012)
  • Dec 16 Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman
  • Dec 18 Christopher Fry, playwright (Ring Around the Moon), born in Bristol, England
  • Dec 21 Garmt Stuiveling, Dutch poet & literary (Poet in Love), born in Stroobos, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Dec 23 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)
  • Dec 23 Avraham Stern, Polish-born Zionist leader (d. 1942)
  • Dec 24 I. F. Stone, American journalist (IF Stone's Weekly), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Dec 25 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
  • Dec 27 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
  • Dec 27 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • Dec 27 Conrad L. Raiford, Goodwill Ambassador (d. 2002)
  • Dec 29 James Gardner, British museum & exhibition designer, born in Hendon, London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 30 Robert Grant Ferris, British politician (d. 1996)