On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1930

  • Dec 1 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (d. 2002)
  • Dec 2 Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Dec 8 John Morressy, American sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 8 Julian Critchley, British journalist and politician, born in Islington, London (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Clayton K Yeutter, American trade negotiator and Republican National chairman, born in Eustis, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • Dec 15 Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace), born in Tuamgraney, County Clare, Ireland
  • Dec 16 Bill Young, American politician (Congress, 1993-2013), born in Harmarville, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

Person of interestBob Guccione

Dec 17 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse, Omni), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • Dec 21 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, secretary of Council of Churches
  • Dec 22 Larry Stevenson [Richard], American skateboard innovator (kicktail), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 25 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1986)
  • Dec 27 Meg Greenfield, US politician(?)
  • Dec 27 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
  • Dec 30 Patrick Bowles, American writer and translator, born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 1999)
  • Dec 30 Jerome Theisen, American Abbot Primate of the Benedictine order of monks, born in Loyal, Wisconsin (d. 1995)

About December 1930

How Old? 89 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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