Famous People Born in 1874

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

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

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

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Jan 29 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 29 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1958)
  • Feb 1 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
  • Feb 3 Franklyn Dyall, actor (Easy Virtue), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 3 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • Feb 6 Milton Bennett Medary, US, architect (Washington Chapel)
  • Feb 9 Amy Lowell, US poet/critic (Patterns, Sword Blades & Poppy Seed)
  • Feb 9 Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatrical director/actor (Houligan)
  • Feb 11 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
  • Feb 11 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
  • Feb 13 Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch politician (social-democratic)
  • Feb 15 Emilis Melngailis, composer

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Feb 15 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland (d. 1922)

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • Feb 16 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
  • Feb 17 Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM)
  • Feb 20 Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
  • Feb 22 Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)
  • Feb 23 Konstantin Päts, Estonian PM (1921-23, 1932-33), dictator (1933-40)

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

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

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

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

  • Apr 3 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, composer
  • Apr 8 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
  • Apr 9 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Little Violet)
  • Apr 14 Count Alexander, of Athlone, gov-gen (South-Africa/Canada)
  • Apr 15 Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)
  • Apr 15 George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)
  • Apr 18 Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)
  • Apr 19 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter
  • Apr 19 Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)
  • Apr 24 John Russell Pope, American architect (Jefferson Memorial, National Archives and Records Administration), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)
  • Apr 24 Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist

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Apr 25 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 26 J H "Biddy" Anderson, cricketer (one Test South Africa v Australia 1902)
  • Apr 28 Karl Kraus, satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • Apr 28 Sidney Toler, Warrensburg MO, actor (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight)
  • Apr 30 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer
  • May 1 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter , born in Rome, Italy
  • May 3 Francois Coty, Corsica, Corsican senator/perfume maker
  • May 3 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (d. 1954)
  • May 10 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • May 12 Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Reaction of Pirquet)
  • May 13 Henry Clough-Leiter, composer
  • May 19 Gilbert Laird Jessop, cricketer (The Croucher)
  • May 20 Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry
  • May 22 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 22 Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer
  • May 26 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)
  • May 27 Dustin Farnum, US, actor (Squaw Man, Virginian) [or 1870]
  • May 27 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
  • May 29 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer (Man Who Made Gold), born in London, England
  • Jun 5 Jack Chesbro, baseball pitcher (NY Highlanders - won 41 in 1904)
  • Jun 7 Theodor Streicher, composer
  • Jun 11 Richard Stohr, composer
  • Jun 12 Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer
  • Jun 13 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentina, writer
  • Jun 14 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)

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Jun 16 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 17 Grant Mitchell, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Jun 19 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer (d. 1941)
  • Jun 26 Albert Relf, cricketer (England all-rounder in 13 Tests 1903-14)
  • Jun 26 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer
  • Jun 28 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • Jun 29 Georg Gohler, composer
  • Jul 1 Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim)
  • Jul 3 Apirana Turupa Ngata, Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader
  • Jul 3 Āpirana Ngata, Te Araroa on the East Coast of New Zealand, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer
  • Jul 5 Gerhard von Keussler, composer

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Jul 5 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 7 Erwin Bumke, German jurist (d. 1945)
  • Jul 10 Austin Diamond, cricket non-Test capt (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust)
  • Jul 10 Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (d. 1971)
  • Jul 14 'Abbas Hilmi II, last khedive (Ottoman viceroy) of Egypt (1892-1914)
  • Jul 14 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (Actinium)
  • Jul 24 Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
  • Jul 25 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Lublin Poland, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber
  • Jul 26 Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)
  • Jul 28 Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)
  • Jul 29 August Stramm, German poet and playwright, born in Cathedrals (d. 1915)
  • Jul 29 James Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (d. 1942)
  • Aug 3 Eugene Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)
  • Aug 6 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)

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

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

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

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Nov 15 August Krogh [Schack], Danish zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel 1920), born in Grenaa, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1949)

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

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Nov 30 Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II and winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature, born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1965)

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

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Nov 30 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island (d. 1942)

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

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Dec 17 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 21 Juan Bautista Sacasa, President of Nicaragua (1932-36)
  • Dec 22 Franz Schmidt, composer
  • Dec 22 Herman Harrell Horne, Clayton NC, philosopher (idealism)
  • Dec 25 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • Dec 27 Max Ettinger, composer
  • Dec 31 Ernest Austin, composer