On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1897

  • Dec 16 Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57
  • Dec 18 Carlo A. Alfieri, Italian Member of parliament, dies at 70
  • Dec 24 Marshall Newell, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Harvard; All-American 1890-93) and coach (Cornell, Tufts), dies in a railroad accident at 26
  • Dec 28 William Corby, American Catholic priest and President of the University of Notre Dame, dies at 64
  • Dec 29 William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)