Historical Figures Born in 1917 (Part 2)

  • Dec 14 June Taylor, American choreographer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Dec 15 Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Pakistani Urdu linguist and writer, born in Delhi, British India (d. 2005)

Arthur C. ClarkeArthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

Dec 16 English sci-fi author (2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End), born in Minehead, England

  • Dec 16 Nabi Bux Khan Baloch, Pakistani Sindhi scholar (compiled first Sindhi-English dictionary), born in Jaffer Khan Laghari, Sinjhoro, British India (d. 2011) [1]
  • Dec 20 David Bohm, American physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Dec 21 Diana Athill, English writer and editor (Stet), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Dec 21 Sophie Masloff, American politician, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Dec 22 Andrew Fielding Huxley, English physiologist (Nobel 1963), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Dec 22 Piet De Somer, Belgian physician & biologist (U of Leuven), born in Belgium (d. 1985)
  • Dec 24 Kim Jong-suk, Wife of Kim Il-sung, mother of Kim Jung-Il, "The Heroine of the Anti-Japanese Revolution", born in Osan-dong, Japanese Korea (d. 1949)
  • Dec 26 Rose Mary Woods, American secretary to Richard Nixon (claimed to have erased part of Watergate tapes by accident), born in Sebring, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Dec 27 Onni Palaste, Finnish writer, born in Kiuruvesi, Finland (d. 2009)
  • Dec 28 Ellis Clarke, First President of Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 2010)

Tom BradleyTom Bradley (1917-1998)

Dec 29 American politician and Mayor of Los Angeles (Democrat: 1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas

  • Dec 30 Seymour Melman, American industrial engineer (d. 2004)