On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1920

  • Dec 6 Karel Kovařovic, Czech composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 10 Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturing pioneer (co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company), dies at 52
  • Dec 12 Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75
  • Dec 12 Paul Lacôme, French composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 14 George "The Gipper" Gipp, American football player (Notre Dame), dies of a streptococcal throat infection and pneumonia at 25
  • Dec 16 Ma Yuanzhang, Chinese Muslim rebel and Sufi master, crushed to death during the 1920 Haiyuan earthquake at an unknown age
  • Dec 21 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
  • Dec 31 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43