On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1874

  • Dec 1 Dominicus Johner, composer
  • 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)

Person of interestMackenzie King

Dec 17 Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, and 1935-48), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1950)

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Dec 21 Juan Bautista Sacasa, President of Nicaragua (1932-36), born in León, Nicaragua
  • 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)