On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1880

  • Dec 3 Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (commander in the German occupation of Austria, invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during WWII), born in Cüstrin, Province of Brandenburg, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • Dec 4 Garfield Wood, American inventor, motorboat builder and racer (world water speed record x 5; first to travel over 100 mph on water), born in Mapleton, Iowa (d. 1971)
  • Dec 5 Alexander Schmuller, Russian-Dutch violinist and conductor, born in Mazyr, Belarus (d. 1933)
  • Dec 10 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), born in Germany (d. 1965)
  • Dec 11 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer, born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1951)
  • Dec 19 Nemesio Otaño, Spanish organist, choral director, educator, and composer (Basque Suite), born in Azcoitia, Spain (d. 1956) [1]
  • Dec 24 Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann, born in Arcola, Illinois (d. 1939)
  • Dec 28 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet
  • Dec 29 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, French composer (Ophellia), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1952)
  • Dec 30 Alfred Einstein, German-American musicologist and nephew of Albert Einstein, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1952)

Person of interestGeorge Marshall

Dec 31 George Marshall, US Secretary of State (1947-49) who authored the Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)

Military Leader George Marshall
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George Marshall
  • Dec 31 Fred Beebe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1957)