Famous People Born in 1877

  • Jan 2 Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (d. 1906)
  • Jan 4 Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
  • Jan 7 Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer (1 great dog)
  • Jan 10 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American inventor (electrostatic precipitator), born in Oakland, California (d. 1948)
  • Jan 12 Frank J. Corr, American politician (d. 1934)
  • Jan 15 Lewis M Terman, Ind, psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)
  • Jan 17 Hans Jelmoli, composer
  • Jan 17 May Gibbs, Australian children's author (d. 1969)
  • Jan 18 Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
  • Jan 20 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jan 22 Hjalmar Schacht, president of German Reichsbank/minister of Economics
  • Jan 26 Kees van Dongen, Netherland, French painter
  • Jan 29 Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)
  • Jan 31 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher
  • Feb 1 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
  • Feb 7 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer
  • Feb 7 Godfrey H Hardy, England, number theorist
  • Feb 7 Julius Curtius, German minister of Foreign affairs (1929-..)
  • Feb 13 Jazeps Medins, composer
  • Feb 15 Louis Renault, French automobile executive (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
  • Feb 17 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
  • Feb 17 André Maginot, French politician (d. 1932)
  • Feb 18 Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann, [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water)
  • Feb 19 Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
  • Feb 19 Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
  • Feb 19 Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
  • Feb 21 Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
  • Feb 22 Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
  • Feb 24 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, born in Zurich (d. 1972)
  • Feb 24 Ettie Rout, New Zealand activist (d. 1936)
  • Feb 25 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • Feb 26 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
  • Feb 26 Russell Alexander, composer
  • Feb 27 Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
  • Feb 28 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer
  • Mar 4 Garrett Morgan, American inventor (gas mask and traffic signal), born in Claysville, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Mar 4 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • Mar 4 Daniel G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
  • Mar 4 Fritz Graebner, German ethnologist (d. 1934)
  • Mar 5 Malcolm D Whitman, tennis champ (US Open-1898)
  • Mar 9 Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemist
  • Mar 10 David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
  • Mar 12 Wilhelm Frick, German protector of Bohemia/Moravia
  • Mar 17 Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (People/Nutcracker)
  • Mar 18 Clem Hill, cricketer (all-time great Australian batsman)
  • Mar 18 Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)
  • Mar 25 Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
  • Apr 2 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
  • Apr 10 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, born in Leitmeritz, Bohemia (d. 1959)
  • Apr 14 Daniel Plooy, Dutch new testament scholar
  • Apr 17 Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)
  • Apr 18 Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)
  • Apr 19 Ole Evinrude, inventor (outboard marine engine)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Farwell, composer
  • Apr 24 Charles Cuvillier, composer
  • Apr 30 Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
  • May 3 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (d. 1925)
  • May 4 Arthur Lang, US, boxer/businessman (Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115)
  • May 10 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer
  • May 25 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)
  • May 26 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1927)
  • May 26 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
  • May 26 Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
  • Jun 3 Raoul Dufy, France, Fauvist painter (Palm)
  • Jun 4 Heinrich Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927)
  • Jun 5 Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch socialist minister (1939-45)
  • Jun 7 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
  • Jun 9 Rudolf Borchardt, writer
  • Jun 11 Renee Vivien, English-born poet, wrote in French, born in London (d. 1909)
  • Jun 12 Thomas C Hart, US admiral (Asiatic fleet)
  • Jun 14 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970)
  • Jun 18 James Montgomery Flagg, illustrator ("I want you" Uncle Sam)
  • Jun 19 Charles Coburn, Macon Ga, actor (Acad-1943, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
  • Jun 23 Blair Fairchild, composer
  • Jun 23 Hermann Stephani, composer
  • Jun 24 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)

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Jul 2 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • Jul 6 David Stanley Smith, composer
  • Jul 6 Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier/president of Spain (1931-36)
  • Jul 13 Karl Erb, German tenor
  • Jul 16 Béla Schick, Hungarian/US children artist (Serum Krankheit)
  • Jul 19 Arthur Fielder, English cricketer (d. 1949)
  • Jul 24 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
  • Jul 27 Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1960)
  • Aug 1 Charlotte Hughes, 1990 (oldest person in Great Britain)
  • Aug 1 Jan van den Tempel, Dutch MP (SDAP)
  • Aug 4 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England (d. 1970)
  • Aug 5 Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (d. 1917)
  • Aug 6 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (d. 1952)
  • Aug 7 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (d. 1949)
  • Aug 10 Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/SPD-minister of Finance
  • Aug 10 Frank Marshall, American chess player (d. 1944)
  • Aug 11 Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (d. 1954)
  • Aug 16 Karl L Hoschna, composer
  • Aug 25 Joshua L. Cowen, American inventor (electric train), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Aug 27 Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)
  • Aug 27 Lloyd Cassel Douglas, novelist
  • Aug 27 Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1963)
  • Aug 29 Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1943)
  • Sep 1 Francis William Aston, Nobel laureate (d. 1945)

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Sep 2 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel laureate, (d. 1956), born in Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1956)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • Sep 5 Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter and etcher, born in Schaarbeek, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1920)
  • Sep 6 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1957)
  • Sep 6 Buddy Bolden, African-American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1931)
  • Sep 7 Mike O'Neill, Irish baseball player (d. 1959)
  • Sep 9 Frank Chance, baseball player/manager, Tinkers to Evers to Chance
  • Sep 10 Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)
  • Sep 11 Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Ivyanets, Lithuania, Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB)
  • Sep 11 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), born in Southport, Lancashire (d. 1946)
  • Sep 12 Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Jane Eyre)
  • Sep 13 Wilhelm Filchner, German explorer (d. 1957)
  • Sep 13 Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (d. 1962)
  • Sep 15 Jakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (d. 1938)
  • Sep 16 Willem H Rassers, Dutch cultural anthropologist (Panji)
  • Sep 17 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)
  • Sep 18 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest/songwriter (Under the Snow)
  • Sep 20 Armand Louis Joseph Marsick, composer
  • Sep 25 Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
  • Sep 26 Alfred Cortot, French pianist
  • Sep 26 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)
  • Sep 28 Stanner E V Taylor, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 4 Razor Smith, English cricketer (d. 1946)
  • Oct 8 Hans Heysen, German-born landscape artist (d. 1968)
  • Oct 11 John Parsons Beach, composer
  • Oct 13 Bernard Bosanquet, cricketer (pioneer of googly)
  • Oct 18 Florence Dahl Walrath, humanitarian, founded Cradle society
  • Oct 20 Josephine McGill, composer
  • Oct 24 Pavel Grigor'yevich, composer
  • Oct 24 Rika H E Hopper, Dutch actress (Anastasia)
  • Oct 25 Henry Norris Russell, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  • Oct 27 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • Oct 28 Joe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1952)
  • Oct 29 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (Yorks & Eng SLA, played Tests 1899-1930)
  • Oct 29 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (d. 1966)
  • Nov 1 Roger Quilter, British composer
  • Nov 2 Claire McDowell, American actress (Big Parade), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • Nov 2 Victor Trumper, cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912)

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Nov 2 Aga Khan III, Shia Imam who was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League and later President of the League of Nations (1937-38), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1957)

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Nov 2 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d. 1933)
  • Nov 3 Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chilean president. (d. 1960)
  • Nov 7 Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer
  • Nov 9 Allama Iqbal, Pakistani poet/philosopher
  • Nov 9 Jesus Castillo, composer
  • Nov 9 Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • Nov 9 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician (d. 1959)
  • Nov 14 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)
  • Nov 17 Frank Calder, the first NHL President (d. 1943)
  • Nov 18 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)
  • Nov 21 Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer
  • Nov 21 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer (d. 1933)
  • Nov 22 Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
  • Nov 24 Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
  • Nov 24 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Harley Granville-Barker, dramatist/producer/critic, born in London, England
  • Dec 8 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer
  • Dec 13 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer
  • Dec 14 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)
  • Dec 18 Max Pallenberg, Austria, actor (Brave Suender)/husb of Fritzi Massary
  • Dec 22 Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
  • Dec 31 Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)