Famous People Born in 1874

  • Jan 1 Frank Knox, American politician (Republican VP candidate 1936), newspaper editor and Secretary of the Navy during World War II, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1944)
  • Jan 1 Gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)
  • Jan 1 Hugo Leichtentritt, German Jewish composer and musicologist, born in Pleschen, Poland (d. 1951)
  • Jan 4 Josef Suk, Czech violinist (Bohemian String Quartet, 1891-1933), composer (Asrael Symphony; Ripening; Serenade for Strings), and educator, born in Křečovice, Bohema (d. 1935)
  • Jan 4 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, born on Good Katrinedal (d. 1966)

Joseph ErlangerJoseph Erlanger (1874-1965)

Jan 5 American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California

  • Jan 6 Fred Niblo, American film actor, director, and producer (Ben-Hur, The Mark of Zorro), born in York, Nebraska (d. 1948)
  • Jan 13 Jozef-Ernest van Roey, Belgian cardinal (opposed Nazism as archbishop of Mechlin), born in Vorselaar (d. 1961)
  • Jan 14 Thornton W. Burgess, American conservationist & author (The Bedtime Story-Books; Now I Remember: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist), born in Sandwich, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • Jan 16 Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1958)
  • Jan 22 Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)
  • Jan 22 Wincenty Witoz, Polish politician (Prime Minister of Poland 1920-21, 1923, 1926), born in Wierczhoslawice, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Jan 24 Arthur Schomburg (Arturo Alfonso), Puerto Rican archivist of African American history and culture, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico (d. 1938)
  • Jan 25 Hewlett Johnson [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop, born in Salford, Greater Manchester (d. 1966)
  • Jan 25 W. Somerset Maugham, British novelist & poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • Jan 28 Alex Smith, Scottish-American golfer (US Open 1906, 10), born in Carnoustie, Scotland (d. 1930)
  • Jan 28 Ernst Rabel, Austrian-American lawyer, human rights activist, and author (The Conflict of Laws: A Comparative Study), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1955)
  • Jan 29 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1958)
  • Feb 1 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian poet, dramatist and essayist (founded Salzburg festival), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1929)
  • Feb 3 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • Feb 6 Milton Bennett Medary, American architect (Washington Chapel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1929)
  • Feb 9 Amy Lowell, American poet and critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1925)
  • Feb 9 Vsevolod Meyerhold [Karl Kasimir Theodor], Russian theatrical director and actor (Houligan), born in Penza Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • Feb 11 Elsa Beskow [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • Feb 11 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
  • Feb 13 Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch journalist and politician (social-democratic)
  • Feb 15 Emilis Melngailis, Latvian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Vidriži, Russian Empire (d. 1954)

Ernest ShackletonErnest Shackleton (1874-1922)

Feb 15 British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland

  • Feb 16 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German operatic soprano (Vienna State Opera, 1920-26), and pedagogue, born in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1935)

Thomas J. WatsonThomas J. Watson (1874-1956)

Feb 17 Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), born in Campbell, New York

  • Feb 20 Mary Garden, Scottish-American operatic soprano, 1900-34, and M-G-M talent scout, born in Aberdeen Scotland (d. 1967)
  • Feb 22 Bill Klem, American Baseball HOF umpire (record 18 x World Series), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1951)
  • Feb 23 Konstantin Päts, Estonian Prime Minister (1921-23, 1932-33) and dictator (1933-40), born in Tahkuranna Parish, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire (d. 1956)

Honus WagnerHonus Wagner (1874-1955)

Feb 24 American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (8 x NL batting champion; 5 × NL RBI / stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chartiers Borough, Pennsylvania

  • Feb 26 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1951)
  • Feb 28 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), born in Santander, Spain (d. 1966)
  • Mar 1 Jean de Merode [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • Mar 4 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1960)
  • Mar 5 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • Mar 5 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British stage and screen character actor (It's A Wonderful Life; Mrs. Miniver; Bells of St Mary), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • Mar 9 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • Mar 12 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, mostly of operettas (Bruder Straubinger; The Golden Mistress), born in Hernals, Austria (d. 1949)
  • Mar 14 Anton Philips, Co-Founder of Royal Philips Electronics N.V., born in Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • Mar 14 Mary Carr, American actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Mar 15 Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • Mar 15 Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
  • Mar 17 Kincsem, Hungarian horse that never lost a race, born in Kisbér, Hungary (d. 1877)
  • Mar 17 Stephen Samuel Wise, American Rabbi and President of Zionist Org of America, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1949)
  • Mar 18 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago White Sox; first AL no-hitter 1902), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
  • Mar 18 Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • Mar 20 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • Mar 22 Ellen Glasgow, American novelist (Nobel Prize for Literature 1942), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1945)

Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini (1874-1926)

Mar 24 Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary

  • Mar 24 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
  • Mar 26 Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer, born in Tábor, Czech Republic (d. 1930)

Robert FrostRobert Frost (1874-1963)

Mar 26 American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California

  • Mar 29 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)
  • Mar 29 Lou Henry Hoover, US First Lady (1929-33) and wife of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover, born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 1944)
  • Apr 3 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Cuban composer, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1944)
  • Apr 8 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising, born in Mieszków, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland (d. 1960)
  • Apr 9 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Little Violet), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
  • Apr 14 Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and Canada, born in Kensington Palace, London (d. 1957)
  • Apr 15 George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist, born in Clark County, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • Apr 15 Johannes Stark, German physicist (Stark Effect; Nobel Prize in Physics -1919), and Nazi sympathizer, born in Schickenhof, German Empire (d. 1957)
  • Apr 18 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (In the Light of Truth: The Grail Message), born in Bischofswerda, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire (d. 1941)
  • Apr 19 Ernst Rüdin, Swiss-German psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1952)
  • Apr 19 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium (d. 1943)
  • Apr 19 Jane Poupelet, French sculptor and graphic artist (la bande à Schnegg), born in Saint-Paul-Lizonne, France (d. 1932)
  • Apr 24 John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)
  • Apr 24 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter and cartoonist (d. 1940)

Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi (1874-1937)

Apr 25 Italian inventor and electrical engineer who pioneered work on long distance radio transmission (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy

  • Apr 26 Biddy Anderson, South African cricket batsman (1 Test as captain; Western Province) and rugby union centre (3 Tests), born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1926)
  • Apr 28 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • Apr 28 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), born in Warrensburg, Missouri (d. 1947)
  • Apr 30 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest and writer (Maria Magdalena - 1928), born in Ardooie, West Flanders, Belgium (d. 1949)
  • May 1 Romaine Brooks [Beatrice Romaine Goddard], American painter, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1970)
  • May 3 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, France (d. 1934)
  • May 3 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • May 10 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • May 12 Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Reaction of Pirquet)
  • May 13 Henry Clough-Leiter, American composer, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1956)
  • May 19 Gilbert Jessop, English cricket batsman (18 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1898), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1955)
  • May 20 Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
  • May 22 Daniel François Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, born in Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony (d. 1959)
  • May 22 Francesco Paolo Neglia, Italian composer, born in Enna, Italy (d. 1932)

Henri FarmanHenri Farman (1874-1958)

May 26 British-French aviator who broke several aviation records, born in Paris

  • May 27 Dustin Farnum, American actor (Squaw Man, Virginian, The Flaming Frontier), born in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (d. 1929)
  • May 27 Richard von Schaukal, Moravian-Austria poet and writer (Eros Thanatos), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1942)
  • May 29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • Jun 5 Jack Chesbro, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB wins leader 1902, 04 [41 wins], NY Highlanders), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 1931)
  • Jun 7 Theodor Streicher, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1940)
  • Jun 11 Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • Jun 12 Willem Landré, Dutch composer and music educator, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Jun 13 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), born in Villa Maria del Rio Seco, Argentina (d. 1938)
  • Jun 14 Edward Bowes, American radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1946)

Arthur MeighenArthur Meighen (1874-1960)

Jun 16 9th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1920-21, 1926), born in Anderson, Ontario

  • Jun 16 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1936)
  • Jun 17 Grant Mitchell, American actor (The Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1957)
  • Jun 19 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist, born in Sig, Varde, Denmark (d. 1941)
  • Jun 26 Albert Relf, English cricket all-rounder (13 Tests, 1 x 50, 25 wickets, BB 5/85; Sussex CCC, Auckland CA), born in Burwash, East Sussex, England (d. 1937)
  • Jun 28 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • Jun 29 Georg Göhler, German composer (Rückert), born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1954)
  • Jul 3 Āpirana Ngata, Māori New Zealand politician and lawyer known for promoting and protecting Māori culture and language, born in Te Araroa, New Zealand (d. 1950)

Eugen FischerEugen Fischer (1874-1967)

Jul 5 Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany

  • Jul 5 Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, born in Gulbene, Latvia (d. 1949)
  • Jul 7 Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)
  • Jul 10 Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor, born in Verkhniye Karakovichi, Russia (d. 1971)
  • Jul 14 Abbas Hilmi II, last khedive (Ottoman viceroy) of Egypt (1892-1914), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1944)
  • Jul 14 Andre Debierne, French chemist and physicist (Actinium)
  • Jul 24 Oswald Chambers, Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement minister and writer (My Utmost for His Highest), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1917)
  • Jul 25 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1934)
  • Jul 26 Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American conductor (Boston Symphony, 1924-49), born in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia (d. 1951)
  • Jul 28 Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher and educator (Essay on Man), born in Silesia, Prussia (d. 1945)
  • Jul 29 August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)
  • Jul 29 James Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (d. 1942)
  • Jul 31 Clarence Kolb, American actor and performer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • Aug 3 Eugène Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • Aug 5 Horace Rawlins, English golfer (US Open 1895), born in Shanklin, Isle of Wight (d. 1935)
  • Aug 6 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (specialized in anomalous phenomena), born in Albany, New York (d. 1932)
  • Aug 9 Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1947)
  • Aug 10 Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)

Herbert HooverHerbert Hoover (1874-1964)

Aug 10 American politician and 31st President of the United States (Republican: 1929-33), born in West Branch, Iowa

  • Aug 10 James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
  • Aug 14 Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Egyptian lawyer, journalist and nationalist activist, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1908)
  • Aug 15 Joseph Klausner, Polish-Israeli new testament expert, born in Valkininkai, Lithuania (d. 1958)
  • Aug 21 Herman Adriaan van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • Aug 22 Edward Bairstow, English composer, born in Trinity Street, Huddersfield, England (d. 1946)
  • Aug 22 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1928)
  • Aug 26 Zona Gale, American novelist and playwright, 1st woman to win Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1921), born in Portage, Wisconsin (d. 1938)
  • Aug 27 Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931), born in Cologne, German Empire (d. 1940)
  • Aug 28 Helen Haye [Hay], British stage and silent and sound screen actress (Honour in Pawn; Girl in the Taxi; Spy in Black), born in Assam, British India (d. 1957)
  • Aug 31 Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), born in Williamsburg, Massachusetts (d. 1949)
  • Sep 1 Heinrich Otto Ludwig, composer
  • Sep 1 Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi (Encyclopedia Judaica)
  • Sep 4 Johanna M. "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, born (d. 1964)
  • Sep 5 Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie, American Baseball HOF second baseman (Triple Crown 1901; AL batting champion 1901–04, 10; Philadelphia A's, Cleveland Naps), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1959)
  • Sep 11 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, German composer, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1953)

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Sep 13 Austrian-American composer (Verklärte Nacht - Transfigured Night; 2nd Quartet), and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria

  • Sep 13 Henry F. Ashurst, American Democratic politician (U.S. Senator from Arizona), born in Winnemucca, Nevada (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17 Ben Turpin, American comic (Uncle Tom Without the Cabin), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1940)
  • Sep 18 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten), born in Langeland, Denmark (d. 1957)
  • Sep 21 Gustav Holst, English composer (Planets), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1934)

Charles Vyner BrookeCharles Vyner Brooke (1874-1963)

Sep 26 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England

  • Oct 6 Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Oct 8 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California (d. 1965)
  • Oct 9 Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1947)
  • Oct 12 Jimmy Burke, American MLB third baseman (Pittsburgh Pirates), coach (World Series 1932, NY Yankees) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • Oct 14 Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1966)
  • Oct 15 Otallo Morales, Spanish composer, born in Almería, Spain (d. 1957)
  • Oct 15 Prince Alfred of Edinburgh, grandson of Queen Victoria, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1899)
  • Oct 20 Charles Ives, American composer (Holiday Quick Step), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1954)
  • Oct 21 Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
  • Oct 26 Martin Lowry, English chemist (Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory), born in Low Moor, Bradford (d. 1936)

Owen D. YoungOwen D. Young (1874-1962)

Oct 27 American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York

  • Nov 4 Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1920)
  • Nov 7 Joseph Willoughby, South African cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 1952)
  • Nov 9 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1954)
  • Nov 12 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 1922)
  • Nov 13 Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • Nov 13 Marguerite Long, French concert pianist (Ravel) and teacher (Paris Conservatoire, 1906-40), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1966)

August KroghAugust Krogh (1874-1949)

Nov 15 Danish zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel 1920), born in Grenaa, Jutland, Denmark

  • Nov 15 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)
  • Nov 16 Johanna Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August) and wife of Henri Dons, born (d. 1946)
  • Nov 18 Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116), born in Havana, Florida (d. 1991)
  • Nov 18 Clarence Day, American author (Life with Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 1935)
  • Nov 18 Riccardo Martin, American tenor and composer, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (d. 1952)
  • Nov 19 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, born in Hycklinge, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • Nov 20 James Michael Curley, American politician (53rd Governor of Massachusetts, 1935-37), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • Nov 22 Herman Harrell Horne, American philosopher (idealism), born in Clayton, North Carolina (d. 1946)
  • Nov 24 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • Nov 25 Joe Gans, American boxer (world lightweight champion), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1910)
  • Nov 26 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss-French author (Ecoute Israel), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1963)

Chaim WeizmannChaim Weizmann (1874-1952)

Nov 27 Israeli statesman and Zionist leader (1st President of Israel 1949-52), born in Motal, Russian Empire

  • Nov 27 Charles A. Beard, American historian (American Continentalism), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • Nov 29 Antonio Egas Moniz, Portuguese neurosurgeon (Nobel Prize 1949 for developing lobotomy procedure), born in Avanca, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • Nov 29 Francis Dodd, British artist, born in Holyhead, Wales (d. 1949)

Lucy Maud MontgomeryLucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

Nov 30 Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island

Winston ChurchillWinston Churchill (1874-1965)

Nov 30 British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II, and writer (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1953), born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England

  • Dec 1 Dominicus Johner, German composer and scholar, born in Waldsee (d. 1955)
  • Dec 8 Ernst Moro, Austrian physician and pediatrician (Moro reflex), born in Laibach, Duchy of Carniola, Austria-Hungary (d. 1951)
  • Dec 11 Paul Wegener, German actor and director (The Golem, The Student of Prague), born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, Germany (d. 1948)
  • Dec 12 Volter Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa), born in Kustavi, Finland (d. 1939)
  • Dec 13 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1954)

Mackenzie KingMackenzie King (1874-1950)

Dec 17 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, and 1935-48), born in Berlin, Ontario

  • Dec 21 Juan Bautista Sacasa, President of Nicaragua (1932-36), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1946)
  • Dec 22 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer & musician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1939)
  • Dec 25 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • Dec 27 Max Ettinger, Jewish-German composer (Jiddische Requiem), born in Lwow, Poland (d. 1951)
  • Dec 31 Ernest Austin, English composer, born in Poplar, London (d. 1947)