On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1924

  • Dec 2 Kazimieras Būga, Lithuanian philologist (b. 1879)
  • Dec 6 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)
  • Dec 8 (Franz) Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist, educator, and composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
  • Dec 9 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel, To My Fatherland), dies at 70

Samuel Gompers

Dec 13 Samuel Gompers, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74

  • Dec 15 T. Frank Appleby, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives - (R) New Jersey, 1921-23), dies at 60
  • Dec 27 William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Léon Bakst, Russian painter and scene and costume designer, dis at 58
  • Dec 29 Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)