Famous People Born in 1874

  • Jan 1st Hugo Leichtentritt, composer
  • Jan 1st Gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)
  • Jan 1st Frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)
  • Jan 4th Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)
  • Jan 4th Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, born on Good Katrinedal (d. 1966)

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Jan 5th Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger
  • Jan 6th Fred Niblo, U.S. film actor, director, producer (d. 1948)
  • Jan 13th Jozef E van Roey, Flemish cardinal/archbishop of Mechlin
  • Jan 14th Thornton Waldo Burgess, author (Peter Rabbit)
  • Jan 16th Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
  • Jan 22nd Wincenty Witoz, Galicia, PM of Poland (1920-21, 1923, 1926)
  • Jan 22nd Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)
  • Jan 24th Arthur Schomburg (Arturo Alfonso), Puerto Rico, archivist of African American history and culture
  • Jan 25th Hewlett Johnson, [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop
  • Jan 25th [William] Somerset Maugham, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France

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Jan 29th John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Jan 29th Robert Lach, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1958)
  • Feb 1st Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
  • Feb 3rd Franklyn Dyall, actor (Easy Virtue), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 3rd Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • Feb 6th Milton Bennett Medary, US, architect (Washington Chapel)
  • Feb 9th Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)
  • Feb 9th Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatrical director/actor (Houligan)
  • Feb 11th Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • Feb 11th Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
  • Feb 13th Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch politician (social-democratic)
  • Feb 15th Emilis Melngailis, composer
  • Feb 15th Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland (d. 1922)
  • Feb 16th Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
  • Feb 17th Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM)
  • Feb 20th Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
  • Feb 22nd Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
  • Feb 23rd Konstantin Päts, Estonian PM (1921-23, 1932-33), dictator (1933-40)

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Feb 24th Honus Wagner, Chartiers Pennsylvana, HOF shortstop (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900-17)

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Feb 26th Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1958)
  • Feb 28th Soledad Jiminez, Santander Spain, actor (Phantom ofthe Range)
  • Mar 1st Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Neth
  • Mar 5th Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • Mar 5th Henry Travers, England, actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra)
  • Mar 9th Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer
  • Mar 12th Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer
  • Mar 14th Anton F Philips, president-director of Philips
  • Mar 14th Mary Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 15th Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
  • Mar 15th Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • Mar 17th Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • Mar 17th Stephen Samuel Wise, US, President of Zionist Org of America
  • Mar 18th Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher (d. 1948)
  • Mar 19th Arthur Hoyt, Georgetown CO, actor (Gold Dust Gertie, Goldie Get Along)
  • Mar 20th Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • Mar 22nd Ellen Glasgow, novelist

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Mar 24th Harry Houdini [Erich Weiss], Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Mar 24th Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
  • Mar 26th Gerald du Maurier, actor (Power, Escape, Masks & Faces), born in London, England
  • Mar 26th Oskar Nedbal, composer

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Mar 26th Robert Frost, American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)

  • Apr 3rd Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer
  • Apr 8th Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
  • Apr 9th Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Little Violet)
  • Apr 14th Count Alexander, of Athlone, gov-gen (South-Africa/Canada)
  • Apr 15th Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
  • Apr 15th George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
  • Apr 18th Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)
  • Apr 19th Firmin Baes, Flemish painter
  • Apr 19th Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)
  • Apr 24th John Russell Pope, US, architect (Jefferson Memorial)
  • Apr 24th Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist

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Apr 25th Guglielmo Marconi, Italian radio inventor (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1937)

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Apr 26th J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902)
  • Apr 28th Karl Kraus, satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • Apr 28th Sidney Toler, Warrensburg MO, actor (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight)
  • Apr 30th Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer
  • May 1st Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter , born in Rome, Italy
  • May 3rd Francois Coty, Corsica, Corsican senator/perfume maker
  • May 3rd V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (d. 1954)
  • May 10th Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • May 12th Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Reaction of Pirquet)
  • May 13th Henry Clough-Leiter, composer
  • May 19th Gilbert Laird Jessop, cricketer (The Croucher)
  • May 20th Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
  • May 22nd Daniel François Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, born in Riebeek-Wes, Cape Colony (d. 1959)
  • May 22nd Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer
  • May 26th Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)
  • May 27th Dustin Farnum, US, actor (Squaw Man, Virginian) [or 1870]
  • May 27th Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
  • May 29th G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • Jun 5th Jack Chesbro, baseball pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 in 1904)
  • Jun 7th Theodor Streicher, composer
  • Jun 11th Richard Stohr, composer
  • Jun 12th Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer
  • Jun 13th Leopoldo Lugones, Argentina, writer
  • Jun 14th Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)

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Jun 16th Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1920-21, 1926), born in Anderson, Ontario (d. 1960)

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • Jun 17th Grant Mitchell, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jun 19th Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer (d. 1941)
  • Jun 26th Albert Relf, cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14)
  • Jun 26th Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer
  • Jun 28th Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • Jun 29th Georg Gohler, composer
  • Jul 1st Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim)
  • Jul 3rd Apirana Turupa Ngata, Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader
  • Jul 3rd Āpirana Ngata, Te Araroa on the East Coast of New Zealand, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer
  • Jul 5th Gerhard von Keussler, composer

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Jul 5th Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 1967)

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • Jul 7th Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)
  • Jul 10th Austin Diamond, cricket non-Test capt (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust)
  • Jul 10th Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (d. 1971)
  • Jul 14th 'Abbas Hilmi II, last khedive (Ottoman viceroy) of Egypt (1892-1914)
  • Jul 14th Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)
  • Jul 24th Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
  • Jul 25th Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Lublin Poland, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber
  • Jul 26th Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)
  • Jul 28th Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)
  • Jul 29th August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)
  • Jul 29th James Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (d. 1942)
  • Aug 3rd Eugene Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)
  • Aug 6th Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)

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Aug 10th Herbert Hoover, 31st US President (R: 1929-1933), born in West Branch, Iowa (d. 1964)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Aug 10th James (Tod) Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
  • Aug 10th Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 14th Mustafa Kamil Pasha, Cairo Egypt, Egyptian lawyer, journalist, and nationalist activist
  • Aug 15th Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert
  • Aug 21st Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)
  • Aug 22nd Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
  • Aug 22nd Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
  • Aug 26th Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • Aug 27th Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)
  • Aug 31st Edward Thorndike, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology)
  • Sep 1st Heinrich Otto Ludwig, composer
  • Sep 1st Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi (Encyclopedia Judaica)
  • Sep 4th Johanna M "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach
  • Sep 5th Nap Lajoie, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Sep 11th Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer

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Sep 13th Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (2nd Quartet) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Sep 13th Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (d. 1962)
  • Sep 17th Ben[jamin] Turpin, US, comic (Uncle Tom Without the Cabin)
  • Sep 18th Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten)
  • Sep 21st Gustav Theodore Holst, Cheltenham, England, composer (Planets)

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Sep 26th Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), born in London, England (d. 1963)

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • Oct 6th Frank G. Allen, 51st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1950)
  • Oct 8th Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 9th Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter (d. 1947)
  • Oct 12th Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (d. 1942)
  • Oct 14th Margarete Susman, writer
  • Oct 15th Otallo Morales, composer
  • Oct 15th Prince Alfred of Edinburgh (d. 1899)
  • Oct 20th Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
  • Oct 20th Viscount Palmerston, (Whig) British PM (1855-65)
  • Oct 21st Albert Aftalion, Bulgaria/French economist
  • Oct 26th Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)
  • Nov 4th Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (d. 1920)
  • Nov 7th Joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)
  • Nov 9th Albert Francis Blakeslee, Geneseo New York, American Botanist
  • Nov 12th Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 1922)

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Nov 15th August Krogh [Schack], Denmark, zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel-1920), (d. 1949)

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • Nov 15th Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)
  • Nov 16th Johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons
  • Nov 18th Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116)
  • Nov 18th Clarence Shepard Day, author (Life with Father), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 18th Riccardo Martin, composer
  • Nov 19th Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer
  • Nov 20th James Michael Curley, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • Nov 24th Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • Nov 25th Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
  • Nov 26th Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)
  • Nov 27th Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President)
  • Nov 27th Charles A Beard, American historian (American Continentalism)
  • Nov 29th Antonio Egas Moniz, Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
  • Nov 29th Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)

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Nov 30th Winston Churchill, (C) British Prime Minister (1940-45, 1951-55, Nobel 1953)

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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Nov 30th Lucy Maud Montgomery, Clifton Prince Edward Island, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables)

  • Dec 1st Dominicus Johner, composer
  • Dec 4th Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
  • Dec 8th Ernst Moro, Austrian physician (d. 1951)
  • Dec 11th Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)
  • Dec 12th Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)
  • Dec 13th Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)

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Dec 17th Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, 1935-48), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1950)

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Dec 21st Juan Bautista Sacasa, President of Nicaragua (1932-36)
  • Dec 22nd Franz Schmidt, composer
  • Dec 22nd Herman Harrell Horne, Clayton NC, philosopher (idealism)
  • Dec 25th Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • Dec 27th Max Ettinger, composer
  • Dec 31st Ernest Austin, composer