On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1910 (Part 2)

  • Nov 13 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher, born in Hartselle, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • Nov 14 Eric Lawson Malpass, writer
  • Nov 14 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Friedrich Weinreb, Polish economist and narrative author, born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • Nov 19 Adrian Conan Doyle, youngest son of Arthur Conan Doyle, born in Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex (d. 1970)
  • Nov 20 Pauli Murray, African American poet and civil rights activist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1985)
  • Nov 20 Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist and mathematician, born in Hattem, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Nov 25 Leon Poliakov, historian
  • Dec 1 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist (Manhattan Project, Los Alamos) who assembled the plutonium core for 'Trinity', the first detonated atomic device, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Dec 2 Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
  • Dec 3 Robert Arthur Hughes, British missionary and surgeon who worked in India, born in Oswestry, England (d. 1996)
  • Dec 4 R. [Ramaswamy] Venkataraman, Indian politician, eighth President of India (1987-92), born in Rajamadam, British India (d. 2009)
  • Dec 9 Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
  • Dec 9 Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)
  • Dec 11 Robert Grieve, Scottish civil servant and planner, born in Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • Dec 13 Charles Alfred Coulson, British chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England (d. 1974)
  • Dec 19 Jean Genet, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 19 Jose Lezama Lima, poet/novelist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Dec 21 Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, born in Ixelles, Belgium (d. 2018)
  • Dec 23 Kurt Meyer, German SS officer (d. 1961)
  • Dec 24 Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr., American sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Dec 24 Max Miedinger, typeface designer, famous for creating Helvetica in 1957, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1980)
  • Dec 24 William "Bill" Pickering, NASA scientist (JPL), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Dec 26 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner
  • Dec 27 Jack Massey, groundsman
  • Dec 27 Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)
  • Dec 29 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), born in Willesden, London (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 Paul Bowles, writer (The Shelting Sky), born in Queens, NYC, New York (d. 1999)