Famous Deaths in December 1917

  • Dec 7 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 8 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836)

Person of interestMackenzie Bowell

Dec 10 Mackenzie Bowell, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96), dies of pneumonia at 93

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 17 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1st qualified woman physician in Britain, first woman mayor (Aldeburgh), dies at 81
  • Dec 17 Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • Dec 20 Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (b. 1882)
  • Dec 22 Francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67
  • Dec 26 Louise J Gautier, French poetess/daughter of Theophile G, dies at 71
  • Dec 28 Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (b. 1892)