On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1916 (Part 2)

  • Nov 8 Peter Weiss, German author and playwright (Marat/Sade), born in Nowawes, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Nov 11 Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman
  • Nov 14 Sherwood Schwartz, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Nov 15 Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, 1st female Governor-General of Barbados (1990-95)
  • Nov 16 Daws Butler, American animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1988)
  • Nov 17 Winson Hudson, community activist (rural Mississippi)
  • Nov 20 Ferdinand Alphons Marie van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter, born in Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Nov 20 Robert A. Bruce, American cardiologist and pioneer (exercise cardiology), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • Nov 20 John Elwyn, British painter, born in Adpar, Wales (d. 1997)
  • Nov 24 Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
  • Nov 28 Lilian Baels, Princess of Réthy, English 2nd wife of Belgian king Leopold III, born in London (d. 2002)
  • Dec 1 Wan Li, Chinese reform politician, born in Dongping County, Shandong province (d. 2015)
  • Dec 4 Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Dec 7 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler, born in Lévis, Quebec (d. 1988)
  • Dec 8 Dorothy Mae Ballard, labor union rep
  • Dec 9 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German-Swiss architect and writer (Mozart biog), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1991)

Person of interestShirley Jackson

Dec 14 Shirley Jackson, American writer (Road Through the Wall), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

  • Dec 15 Maurice Wilkins, New Zealand-born English physicist (Nobel 1962-X-ray diffraction studies of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) proved crucial to the determination of DNA’s molecular structure by James D. Watson and Francis Crick), born in Pongaroa, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Dec 16 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer
  • Dec 16 Udom Patpongsiri, property developer
  • Dec 17 Antoine G T "Toon" Hermans, Dutch entertainer/poet (Kolderliedjes)
  • Dec 17 Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (d. 2000)
  • Dec 19 Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)
  • Dec 20 Michel Chartrand, French-Canadian union activist, born in Outremont, Quebec
  • Dec 21 Eve Perrick, British journalist
  • Dec 21 John Boon, British publisher (Mills and Boon), born in King's Lynn, Norfolk (d. 1996)
  • Dec 27 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)