On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1909 (Part 2)

  • Oct 13 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • Oct 18 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher and legal theorist (d. 2004)
  • Oct 19 Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
  • Oct 20 Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)
  • Oct 22 Litz Pisk, movement teacher
  • Oct 23 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, born in Balta, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Oct 25 Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (1961-67)
  • Oct 28 Claude Bourdet, French human rights activist and journalist, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • Oct 28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), born in Dublin (d. 1992)
  • Oct 30 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian nuclear physicist, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1966)
  • Nov 3 James Reston, American journalist (New York Times), born in Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Nov 4 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 H. M. van Randwijk, Dutch author and founder (Vrij Netherland), born in Gorinchem, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Nov 10 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Nov 13 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1982)

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Nov 14 Joseph McCarthy, American Senator (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed communists infiltrated the US government, born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin (d. 1957)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
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Joseph McCarthy

  • Nov 15 Don Large, Canadian choral director (Wayne King)
  • Nov 19 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams, born in Gulfport, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • Nov 19 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, born in Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Nov 20 Alan Bible, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74), born in Lovelock, Nevada (d. 1988)
  • Nov 22 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
  • Nov 22 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • Nov 22 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, born in Seshego, Pietersburg District (d. 1985)
  • Nov 23 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
  • Nov 24 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • Nov 25 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
  • Nov 26 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), born in Slatina, Romania (d. 1994)
  • Nov 27 Donald John Urquhart, English librarian, born in Whitley Bay, England (d. 1994)
  • Nov 27 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1955)
  • Nov 27 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), born in Moscow (d. 1967)
  • Nov 28 Aleksandar Ranković, Yugoslavic partisan and 1st Vice President of Yugoslavia (1963-66), born in Draževac, Serbia (d. 1983)
  • Nov 29 Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
  • Dec 1 Jan Koplowitz, German writer, born in Kudowa (d. 2001)
  • Dec 6 Kenneth Watkins, British woodland conservationist and founder (The Woodland Trust) (d. 1996)
  • Dec 7 Jacob Kainen, American painter and curator, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Dec 7 Arch Oboler, American director, screen and radio writer, and producer (Lights Out, Bwana Devil), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Dec 11 Ronald McKie, Australian author (The Mango Tree), born in Toowoomba, Queensland (d. 1991)
  • Dec 12 Armand Boni, Flemish poet and writer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1991)
  • Dec 14 Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist and biochemist (Nobel Prize 1958), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 1975)
  • Dec 14 Phia Berghout, Dutch harpist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Dec 16 Henricus Verbunt, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Dec 19 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
  • Dec 20 Vakkom Majeed, Indian freedom fighter & politician, born in the Kingdom of Travancore (d. 2000)
  • Dec 21 George Ball, American politician and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN, Under Secretary of State), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Dec 21 Seichō Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist, born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan (d. 1992)
  • Dec 24 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68), born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1970)
  • Dec 25 Louis van Lint, Belgian painter (post-war abstraction), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Dec 28 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet (Subrani Sutsjinenija)