On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1910 (Part 2)

  • 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)

Person of interestJean Genet

Dec 19 Jean Genet, French novelist (The Thief's Journal, Our Lady of the Flowers) and playwright (The Balcony, The Maids), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Playwright Jean Genet
Novelist and Playwright
Jean Genet
  • 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)