On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1914

  • Dec 1 Alfred Thayer Mahan, American naval officer (Influence of Sea Power), dies at 74
  • Dec 6 Eduard Jacobs, Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 47
  • Dec 8 Maximilian von Spee, German naval officer (b. 1861)
  • Dec 12 Watkins Lewis Africa American lynched in Shrevport, Louisiana
  • Dec 14 Giovanni Sgambati, Italian pianist & composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 16 Ivan Zajc, Croatian composer and conductor, dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Johann Friedrich von Schulte, German Catholic lawyer, dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Arthur Jones, England cricket all-rounder and captain (12 Tests, 3 wickets, 15 catches; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies from tuberculosis at 42

John Muir

Dec 24 John Muir, Scottish naturalist and discoverer (glacier in High Seirras), dies of pneumonia at 76

  • Dec 27 Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and inventor, dies at 51