On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1937

  • Dec 1 Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia
  • Dec 2 Brian Lumley, English sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech), born in County Durham, England
  • Dec 3 Stephen Rubin, English attorney, shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas)
  • Dec 3 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
  • Dec 7 Thad Cochran, American politician (U.S. Senator from Mississippi), born in Pontotoc, Mississippi (d. 2019)
  • Dec 8 Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch politician (Undersecretary of Defense (CDA), born in Leerdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Dec 8 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber and businessman, born in Germany (d. 2004)
  • Dec 11 Adriaan Vlok, South African politician (Minister of Law & Order (1986-91), born in Sutherland, South Africa
  • Dec 11 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • Dec 12 Buford Pusser, American sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, born in Finger, Tennessee (d. 1974)
  • Dec 15 John Sladek, American sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs), born in Waverly, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • Dec 16 Edward Ruscha, American artist (Pop Art), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dec 17 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)
  • Dec 17 John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)
  • Dec 17 Calvin Waller, US Army general (d. 1996)
  • Dec 21 Donald F. Munson, American politician (former Maryland Senator), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Dec 23 Karol Joseph Bobko, American Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6, STS 51D, STS 51J), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 26 John Horton Conway, British mathematician (cellular automaton Game of Life), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2020)
  • Dec 26 Jay Heimowitz, American poker player
  • Dec 28 Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
  • Dec 31 Nicolas Born, German writer, born in Duisburg (d. 1979)
  • Dec 31 Avram Hershko, Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry, born in Karcag, Hungary

About December 1937

How Old? 82 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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