On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1847

  • Dec 1 Agathe Grondahl, composer
  • Dec 2 Deacon White, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL batting champion, RBI leader 1877); Boston Red Stockings), born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
  • Dec 7 Solomon Schechter, Moldavian-American Talmudic scholar and rabbi, born in Focşani, Moldavia (d. 1915)
  • Dec 9 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • Dec 16 Augusta Holmes, Irish-French pianist and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1903)
  • Dec 17 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)
  • Dec 30 John Peter Altgeld, German/US (Gov-Ill)/pardoned Haymarket-anarchists