Birthdays in History in December 1908

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 3 Nigel Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure), born in Potterne, England (d. 1970)
  • Dec 4 A. D. Hershey, American biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • Dec 6 Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)
  • Dec 7 Jacques Gans, Dutch author and journalist, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • Dec 8 John Volpe, (Gov-Mass)/US Secretary of Treasury (1969-73)
  • Dec 10 Arnold van Ruler, Dutch theologist, born in Apeldoorn, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • Dec 14 Mária Szepes, Hungarian author (The Red Lion), born in Budapest (d. 2007)
  • Dec 16 Remedios Varo, Anglès Spain, Spain-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • Dec 17 Willard Libby, American chemist who developed radiocarbon dating (Nobel 1960), born in Grand Valley, Colorado (d. 1980)
  • Dec 20 Francis Turner, American civil engineer (oversaw the Interstate Highway System), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Dec 21 Pat Weaver, American radio advertising executive (started Today show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2002)
  • Dec 22 Marius F. Duintjer, Dutch architect, born in Veendam, Netherlands
  • Dec 22 Max Bill, Swiss architect & artist (Ruban Sans Fin), born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • Dec 23 Yousuf Karsh, portrait photographer (Life Magazine)
  • Dec 25 Quentin Crisp, English author (d. 1999)
  • Dec 25 Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)
  • Dec 27 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
  • Dec 29 Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot (Fokker), born in Drachten, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • Dec 31 Simon Wiesenthal, Jewish-Austrian holocaust survivor & Nazi hunter (Wiesenthal Center), born in Buchach, Ukraine (d. 2005)

About December 1908

How Old? 110 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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