On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1912

  • Dec 1 Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, NY)
  • Dec 4 Ian Wallace [John Wallace Pritchard], American sci-fi author (Megalomania), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Dec 4 Pappy Boyington, American combat pilot (United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II), born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (d. 1988)
  • Dec 5 Maisie Fitter, editor and conservationist (d. 1996)
  • Dec 8 Jura Soyfer, Austrian political journalist and cabaret writer, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1939)
  • Dec 9 Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Dec 10 Philip Hart, American lawyer and politician (U.S. Senator from Michigan), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Dec 18 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)
  • Dec 22 Claudia A. "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, American first lady (1963-1969), born in Karnack, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Dec 22 Doris Duke, American heiress (American Tobacco Co.), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 25 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist
  • Dec 25 Willian Noel Moffet, architect
  • Dec 31 John Frost, British airborne officer, born in Pune, India (d. 1993)

About December 1912

How Old? 108 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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