On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1860

  • Dec 2 Charles Studd, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; Middlesex) and missionary (Cambridge Seven), born in Spratton, England (d. 1931)
  • Dec 7 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia, born in Silverdale, Staffordshire, England (d. 1947)
  • Dec 13 Lucien Guitry, French actor (La Dame aux camélias), born in Paris, France (d. 1925)
  • Dec 15 Niels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician and phototherapist (Nobel 1903), born in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands (d. 1904)
  • Dec 15 Abner Powell, American baseball player, born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • Dec 18 Edward Alexander MacDowell, American composer (Indian Suite), born in New York (d. 1908)
  • Dec 20 Dan Leno [George Wild Galvin], English comedian & stage actor, born in Somers Town, London (d. 1904)
  • Dec 21 Henrietta Szold, U.S. Jewish Zionist leader & founder of Hadassah, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1945)
  • Dec 22 Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator, born in Fort Jackson, New York (d. 1927)
  • Dec 23 Harriet Monroe, poet/editor of Poetry magazine (You & I), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 25 Manuel Dimech, Maltese philosopher and social reformer (d. 1921)
  • Dec 28 Alexander von Fielitz, composer
  • Dec 31 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist, born in Pennsylvania, United States (d. 1937)